Mary Dodgen Few's book "The Dodgen Story" covers your Eli Dodgen. The book is available at manylibraries in their genealogy section. According to the book Eli Washingon Dodgen's first wife was MARY SELETA FARMER. (Married January 4, 1850) Eli died in TX in 1899 , leaving 5 children by Mary Seleta. Eli Washington was the youngest son of Eli Dodgen. Briefly, it goes like this; William Dodgin 1720>> William Dodgen 1739>> Eli Dodgen 1790-1860 >> Eli W. Dodgen 1831 Childrenof Eli W. Dodgen: Elizabeth Victoria ( Curtis) 1854 Christaina Narcissus (Bird) 1856 Joseph Caswell Dodgen1858 George F. Dodgen1860 Mary D. (Holland)1866 Martha H. (Price)1868 Van D. Dodgen1869 Charles A. Dodgen1875 Thomas Dodgen1878 Eli Dodgen 1790-1860 was married to Jane Edwards 1792-1861,daughter of Joshua Edwards.