Jesse Roddy Jr.

Maleabout 1812–about 1852

Brief Life History of Jesse

When Jesse Roddy Jr. was born about 1812, in Bradley, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jesse Roddye, was 38 and his mother, Jane 'Jenny' Mahaffe, was 36. He married Susan Lea in 1834, in Bradley, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He registered for military service in 1812. He died about 1852, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Spring City, Rhea, Tennessee, United States.

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Jesse Roddy Jr.
Susan Lea
Marriage: 1834
Claude Roddy
James Lee Roddy
Lydia Ann Roddy
Thomas A Roddy
John Roddy
Jane Elizabeth Roddy
Margaret Roddy

Sources (12)

  • Jesse Reddy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jesse Roddye, "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950"
  • Jesse Roddy, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    1834Bradley, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 0

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

    1812 · War of 1812

    Age 0

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 13

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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