Aaron Dodd

about 1755–1808 (Age 53)
Wayne, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Aaron

When Aaron Dodd was born about 1755, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States, his father, Richard Dodd, was 46 and his mother, Ann Hannah Cunningham, was 39. He married Rebecca Arnold on 22 October 1780, in Contentnea MM, Wayne, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He died in 1808, in Belmont, Ohio, United States, at the age of 53.

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Aaron Dodd
Rebecca Arnold
Marriage: 22 October 1780
Jacob Dodd
Mary Dodd
Joseph Dodd
Daniel Dodd
William Dodd
Sarah May Dodd
Nathan Dodd
Elizabeth Dodd
Rebecca Dodd
Ruth Dodd
Zilpha Dodd
Peninnah Dodd
Piety Dodd

Spouse and Children

22 October 1780
Contentnea MM, Wayne, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 21

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 31

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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 (3)

  • Census
  • Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol IV (Ohio Monthly Meetings), Page 456, Stillwater Monthly Meeting
  • Aaron Dod in the U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935

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