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.
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.