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.
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.