George Dodd

about 1818–1874 (Age 56)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of George

When George Dodd was born about 1818, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Joel Jackson Dodd, was 24 and his mother, Derrias Croford, was 26. He married Edith Short about 1836, in Lawrence, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1874, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

George Dodd
Edith Short
Marriage: about 1836
Franklin Dodd
Joel L Dodd
William Short "Billy" Samuel Dodd
Rebecca Dodd
Dorcas Dodd
Franklin Dod
Thomas Jefferson Dodd

Spouse and Children


    Edith Short


about 1836
Lawrence, Tennessee, United States


    Franklin Dodd


    Joel L Dodd


    William Short "Billy" Samuel Dodd


    Rebecca Dodd


    Dorcas Dodd


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 2

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 17

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name Dodde, Dudde, Old English Dodda, Dudda, which remained in fairly widespread and frequent use in England until the 14th century. It seems to have been originally a byname, but the meaning is not clear; it may come from a Germanic root used to describe something round and lumpish—hence a short, plump man.2 Irish: of English origin, taken to Sligo in the 16th century by a Shropshire family; also sometimes adopted by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Dubhda ( see Dowd ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • George Dod, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Dodd, "United States Census, 1850"

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