Matilda Dodson, born September 1847 in Grainger County Tennessee and died 30 November 1918 in Dallas, Dallas County Texas. She was the daughter of John Dodson born 1820 in Grainger County Tennessee and died after 1880 in Polk County Missouri and Martha Patsy Grady, born about 1822 in Tennessee and died about 1872 in Cedar County, Missouri. Matilda married John M. Needham born 1841 in Grainger County Tennessee and died 14 February 1882 in Polk County Missouri. They were the parents of eleven children including Laura Alcie Needham born 25 November 1863 in Polk County Missouri and died 19 March 1950 in Childress, Childress County Texas. Matilda was this submitters Great Great Grandmother.