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No. 43. Fourth Sargent Thosas Dodson, enrolled March 31st 1886. Born
December 5th 1828, in Wane County, K. Y. Moved when a child, 1830, to
Randolph count; Mo., P. O. Huntsville, and to Cook county, Tex., 1855,
P. O. Gainesville. Enlisted in the Confederate service at Gainesville,
March 1862, Co. A. 16th Texas Cavalry, Capt. F. M. Daugherty, Col. Wm.
Fitzhugh was discharged the following August on account of disability;
returned to Cook county, and after regaining his health enlisted in the
Texas Frontier service and served on the frontier until the close of
the war; came to Runnels county Sept. 1879, with J. E. Gilliam's cattle
and located on Turkey Creek, near where Runnels was afterward built;
voted in the election to organize the county; by occupation, hunter,
never married, has always made his home with J. E. Gilliam, Primitive
Baptist; has recently been granted a pe(n)sion by the State; P. O. Runnels
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