The surname of DODD comes from ancient English families in
Shropshire, England. It is a corruption of "Dowd". The Dodds are
mentioned as a "common name" in 1740 in Albemarle County, Virginia.
(Albemarle County was divided in 1758 creating Buckingham and
Appomattox Counties) A Richard Dodd is mentioned in 1750, 1754, and
1760 as being of Albemarle/Buckingham. Some of the Dodds moved to Wake
County, North Carolina, and again we find a Richard Dodd and two
brothers in the Militia of North Carolina in 1771. William, Thomas,
David and JESSE DODD are all in the early records of Wake County, North
Carolina. (Colonial Records of N.C.)
We favor one of the "Williams" as being the father of Jesse and David.
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