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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Ennis Dodd
Mary C. "Polly" Guinn
Marriage: 2 June 1832
Milton O. Dodd
John Poteet Dodd
Samuel Canada Dodd
Ennis Dodd
Lewis Clark Dodd

Spouse and Children

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


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    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.

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    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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