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Dodge, David Low (14 June 1774–23 April 1852), merchant and peace reformer, was born in Brooklyn, Connecticut, the son of David Dodge and Mary Stuart (widow of the late William Earl), farmers. Dodge was raised in a strict Calvinist family and remained involved in religious matters all his life. He spent much of his formative years working on the farm. He received a limited common school education. Although he was largely self-taught, Dodge became a schoolteacher at age nineteen. He taught school for several years, first at community schools and then in private ventures....