Thank you for checking into the probate records of Jeremiah Dodge.I helps to know what does and does not exist.
I didn't know about the Mary Sutton (daughterof Mary Sands) being the wife of Tristram Dodge (which Tristram?); more connections between the families.Where were the Suttons living?Joseph was of Rye according to Wilson (page 5).I know their son Richardson was born in Greenwich, Connecticut (I read that somewhere and made a note of it).I was aware of the Sarah Dodge who married Comfort Sands; she's the first Dodge in Wilson's book.
As I have thought about my Stephen Sands' birthplace being "Connecticut near New York" I have started to think it must be the area that the state of Connecticut got from New York when New York got The Oblong; that would the Stamford/Greenwich area.I'd really like to know more about any Sands families who lived around there.Caleb Sands living in Bedford in 1762 comes to mind.
The possibility that Stephen Sands' father was a son of Othniel and Susannah Laing Sands really keeps hounding me.I've looked at Wilson's information so many times - and I just don't see any possiblity.But, my Stephen was a tailor, as was Othniel Jr.My Stephen named his three sons* Stephen, William and Samuel.Othniel and Susannah had sons named William and Samuel.(*There were 3 Sands in the New Brunswick 104th Regiment of Foot - Stephen, William and Samuel.Stephen is documented as a Queen's Ranger, so we know he is Stephen the Loyalist.A book about the 104th [found by Troy Sands] states that the 104th was made up mostly of the sons of Loyalists, so we are ASSUMING that William and Samuel were the sons of Stephen.William was killed in action in 1813).Here's a theory, maybe Caleb or Othniel were first married to a daughter of Jeremiah Dodge, and she died and then they married the wife listed in Wilson's book!!!
There is one Dodge clue that I could really use help with.In "Carleton's Loyalist Index" (Sir Guy Carleton was the last British Commander-in-Chief and he supervised the evacuation of Loyalists from New York City) is a Jeremiah Dodge:
D, page 1585 of 2921 Surname:Dodge Given name: Jeremiah Document:List of Original Wills Date:1783/11/21 Subject:List of original wills in custody of secy of New York Sex:M Page:9671 (7) ID Code:D706 Reel:M-366
Troy Sands told me about Jeremiah Dodge being listed.I have no idea why a Will would indicate Jeremiah Dodge was a Loyalist.I want to read that will and I want to know exactly who this Jeremiah Dodge is.In the book "Calendar of Wills" by Berthold Fernow there is a Jeremiah Dodge will but I didn't pay much attention to it.I need to go back and look at the date.
Jeremiah and Elizabeth Sutton had a son named Jeremiah, so of course I want to know if that son was a Loyalist in some way...their son Robert, of North Castle, was a Quaker according to the Quaker marriages online...
Thank you for the Underhill pedigree chart.I have only just started to research the Underhills beyond what I've read online.