It's a known fact that we genealogy researchers are "trying to get back to the ship" meaning, of course, The Mayflower. And although all of our immigrant ancestors didn't arrive on The Mayflower, they did all arrive in ships. So we search for days, months, or years, in an effort to determine who came over, from where, and when. I have an ancestor William DODD whose parents are presenting a very challenging puzzle! So, after careful consideration and years of searching, I have decided the ship he arrived in was a SPACEship!! Now I need to determine which galaxy he came from, so I have solicited the help of these nice Elmonians to help me in my search. I checked with the National Archives, and they do not YET have these records available. And it looks like my friends are having a difficult time finding him also!!

UPDATE: William's parents were probably Edward DODD and Mary LITTLER of VA. Edward's parents were William DODD ("the Quaker") and Catherine NEEDERHAM or NEEDERMAN. [For the LITTLER lineage, click HERE.]














William Jr. DODD (the Quaker)
B: Abt 1707 Fairfax Co.?, Va.
D: 1769 Loudon, Virginia

M: Abt 1726 Pennsylvania
B: Abt 1707 Pennsylvania
D: 1764 Loudon, Virginia

Among their children was:

Edward DODD

M: 7 May 1761
Hopewell Mm, Frederick Co, Virginia


Among their "POSSIBLE" children were:

1) Edward DODD Born: Abt 1764 Frederick Co, Virginia Died: Aft 1790
2) John DODD Born: 1769 Place: Virginia Died: 2 Aug 1847 Greene Co, Tennessee
3) William DODD b. ca 1772/3 will written 1856 d. 1861

William DODD b. ca 1772/3 Frederick, VA will written & witnessed in April 1856, proved in 1861, Greene County, TN. For William's will, click HERE

m probably the daughter of Mary BUSHELSON and Rudolphus BOO.

They had the following children

1) Mary b. 1800
2) John 1801-1866 m. Catherine Girdner
3) Massey b. 1802 m. Joseph Hendry
4) Edward 1804/6-1869 m. Temperance Tatum
5) Elizabeth 1811-1885
6) Adam b. 1814 m. Margaret LOW
7) Sarah b. 1816 m. James Campbell
8) Serena b. 1818 m. Samuel Oliphant
9) Margaret "Peggy" Ann b. 1819 m. James Oliphant
10) Lucinda b. 1825 m. <1st> Jacob Bell <2nd>Thomas Thomason
11) Rudolphus b. 1803/04 Greene County TN d. 1856 Holmes County MS

m Celia SHARP b 1810 (daughter of Adam SHARP and Mary WHITSIDE/WHITSETT).

[For the WHITSIDE/WHITSETT line, click here.]

They married 24 Apr 1834 Rockingham Co, NC, and had the following children:

1. William Sharp DODD, b ca 1835
2. (infant son died)
3. Mary Leach DODD, b ca 1838; m
? KNIGHT and had son Luther.
4. Nancy E. DODD, b ca 1839; m ? ROBISON and
had Perry and George.
5. Harriet F. (Mariah), b ca 1842
6. John B. DODD, b ca 1844 Holmes Co, MS;
had son Everett.
7. Celia Ann DODD, b ca 1846.
8. Marguerite A. b ca 1848
9. Margaret Cornelia DODD, b 25 Nov 1850
m ca 1865 to Samuel James SIDDON.
10. Rudolphus Edward DODD, b 17 Apr 1852 Holmes Co, MS. Rudolphus Edward is pictured below.

Rudolphus Edward married in 1873 to Frances Louisiana
"Louise" BAILEY (dau of Albert BAILEY and
Eliza Jane SIDDON). Rude E. died 16 Sep 1943
and is buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Durant (Holmes Co) MS.
He and Louise had the following

a. Caius Vernon b 1874
b. Leila b 1877
c. John Edgar b 1878
d. Rudolphus Edward Jr b 1881
f. Flossie Mae b 1885
g. James Norman b 1887
h. William Jefferson b 1889
i. Joanna b 1892
j. Geneva b 1894
k. Maggie b 1896
l. Elizabeth b 1898
m. Jessie Lou b 1903
e. Vienna b 3 Apr 1883 d 7 Jul 1980
m 26 Mar 1906 to James Nicholas HALL.
They had the following children:

(1) Eleanora b 1907
(2) James Cecil b 1908
(3) Xylda Marie "Rita" b 13 Mar 1910 d 7 Oct
1983 m 15 Jun 1940 to my father

Louis Newbern ROCKETT

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