David Mahaffey Roddy

12 April 1810–5 March 1885 (Age 74)
Rhea, Tennessee, United States

The Life of David Mahaffey

When David Mahaffey Roddy was born on 12 April 1810, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jesse Roddye, was 35 and his mother, Jane ( Jenny) Mahaffe, was 32. He married Elizabeth Brabson Smith on 2 November 1842, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 5 March 1885, in Roddy, Rhea, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

David Mahaffey Roddy
1810–1885
Elizabeth Brabson Smith
1822–1902
Marriage: 2 November 1842
Wright Smith Roddy
1845–1930
Mary Jane Roddy
1847–1909
David M. Roddy
1849–
James Alexander Roddy
1853–1856
Catharine Roddy
1853–1926
Bryant W. Roddy
1855–1927
Mark Roddy
1858–
Anne Preston Roddy
1859–1935
Belle Roddy
1862–1880

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 November 1842
Rhea, Tennessee, United States
children

(9)

    Wright Smith Roddy

    Male1845–1930Male

    Mary Jane Roddy

    Female1847–1909Female

    David M. Roddy

    Male1849–Male

    James Alexander Roddy

    Male1853–1856Male

    Catharine Roddy

    Female1853–1926Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jesse Roddye

    Male1775–1861Male

    Jane ( Jenny) Mahaffe

    Female1778–1830Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 2

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

Age 2

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 20

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rodaigh ‘descendant of Rodach’, a personal name probably derived from rod ‘spirited’, ‘furious’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • David Roddy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • David M Roddy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David M Roddy, "United States Census, 1860"

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