William Dodd

1758–July 1807 (Age 49)
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of William

William Dodd was born in 1758. He married Rebecca Griffith in 1775, in Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He registered for military service in 1777. He died in July 1807, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Franklin, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Dodd
1758–1807
Rebecca Griffith
1760–1844
Marriage: 1775
Joabner Dodd
1778–1850
Elizabeth Dodd
1780–1864
Benjamin Dodd
1780–1856
Abraham Dodd
1784–1819
Charlotte Dodd
1796–1867
John Dodd
1786–1868
Nancy Susannah Dodd
1787–1874
Isaac Dodd
1789–1873
George Dodd
1792–
William H Dodd
1792–1875
Catherine Dodd
1796–1878
William Dodd
1798–1845

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1775
Virginia, British Colonial America
children

(12)

    Joabner Dodd

    Male1778–1850Male

    Elizabeth Dodd

    Female1780–1864Female

    Benjamin Dodd

    Male1780–1856Male

    Abraham Dodd

    Male1784–1819Male

    Male1786–1868Male

+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 0

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 22

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm Dodd, "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783"
  • Dodd in entry for William Dodd, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"
  • William Dodd, Web: Franklin County [Virginia] Will Book [Excerpt]

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