I am thinking that we probably have the same William R. Dodsley.If I am understanding you correctly, you believe your Wm R. Dodsley was born in Michigan? Mine was married 5 Nov 1867, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.From what I was able to find online, the marriage record indicated "mine" was born in England.
I will contact you privately, as I might have an email address of another Dodsley researcher who might be able to help us determine if we have the same person or not.
If you don't receive my email, please feel free to contact me privately.
Thank you for responding.I hope we find that we do connect.