Ennis Dodd

4 July 1810–20 April 1853 (Age 42)
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Ennis

When Ennis Dodd was born on 4 July 1810, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, his father, John Poteet Dodd, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Dickerson, was 23. He married Mary C. "Polly" Guinn on 2 June 1832, in Hendricks, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Marion Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 20 April 1853, in Hendricks, Indiana, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Dickerson Cemetery, North Salem, Eel River Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ennis Dodd
1810–1853
Mary C. "Polly" Guinn
1810–1844
Marriage: 2 June 1832
Milton O. Dodd
1833–1856
John Poteet Dodd
1834–1906
Samuel Canada Dodd
1835–1921
Ennis Dodd
1837–1919
Lewis Clark Dodd
1840–1929

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1832Hendricks, Indiana, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 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 · Monumental Church Built
    Age 2
    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 15
    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

    English: from the Middle English personal name Dodd(e), Dudd(e), Old English Dodd(a), Dudd(a), a name of uncertain origin which remained in fairly widespread and frequent use from Lincolnshire to Devon and from Essex to Lancashire in England until the 14th century.English: nickname from Middle English dod, a word of uncertain meaning, possibly a ‘lumpish, thickset person’ (compare modern English dialect dod ‘bunch or heap’), or by extension a ‘foolish person’ (compare Middle English dode-mused ‘stupid’), or perhaps a derivative of dodden ‘to shave (the head), to trim (hair)’, hence ‘the hairless or close-cropped one’.English: possibly a modern variant of Daud or Dowd, the former arising from the Middle English personal name Daud(e), an extended form of Daw , and the latter from the Middle English personal name Doude, perhaps a side-form of either Dodde or of Daude, a pet form of Ralph .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Dutton
    Dudley
    Dowding
    Dowd
    Dada
    Dodds
    Daw
    Doddridge
    Dodson
    Dudding

    Sources (9)

    • Dodd in entry for Son Stevenson, "Indiana Births and Christenings, 1773-1933"
    • Ennis Dodd, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Ennis Dodd, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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