Catherine Roddy

Female3 August 1806–28 September 1845

Brief Life History of Catherine

When Catherine Roddy was born on 3 August 1806, in Jefferson City, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Jesse Roddye, was 31 and her mother, Jane 'Jenny' Mahaffe, was 29. She married Robert Cravens on 7 October 1830, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 28 September 1845, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

Robert Cravens
Catherine Roddy
Marriage: 7 October 1830
Nancy Cravens
Ann Elizabeth Cravens
Dr James R Cravens
Jane Cravens
Hannah Emaline Cravens
Mary Lydia Cravens
Jesse Roddy Cravens

Sources (4)

  • Catherine Roddye, "Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950"
  • Catherine Roddy Cravens, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Catherine Roddye, "Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 October 1830Rhea, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 2

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 6

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 13

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning


    of Galway origin, a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rodaigh ‘descendant of Rodach’, a personal name based on rod ‘spirited, lively, strong’. Forms with vowel e derive from a variant, Ó Roidigh. Compare Redding .

    shortened Anglicized form of Irish Ó Rodacháin ‘descendant of Rodachán’, a personal name which is a diminutive of rodach. This was an ecclesiastical family in Leitrim. A variant Ó Roideacháin gives Redican , for which Reddington was sometimes adopted as an Anglicized equivalent.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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