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RODDY, EPHRAIM

RODDY, EPHRAIM (ca. 1793–?). Ephraim Roddy, often referred to as Major Ephraim, was born about 1793 in Pennsylvania. He moved to Texas from Tennessee in 1831, bringing with him his wife, Harriet Johnson (Earle), and five children. They settled near the town of Washington. At the Convention of 1833 Roddy represented the district of Washington-on-the-Brazos. In 1844 he was appointed to a committee to lay out the county seat of Washington County, sell lots, and handle all business pertaining to the establishment of a seat of justice. Roddy was one of the first commissioners of Brenham. On February 3, 1845, he was elected justice of the peace, and on October 17, 1846, he was offered the position of notary public in Washington County, a post he declined to accept. Roddy owned a farm in Burleson County in September 1850.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

History of Texas (2 vols., Chicago: Lewis, 1896; rpt., St. Louis: Ingmire, 1983). Helen and Timothy Marsh, Tennesseans in Texas (Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1986). Worth Stickley Ray, Austin Colony Pioneers (Austin: Jenkins, 1949; 2d ed., Austin: Pemberton, 1970). Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941). Villamae Williams, Stephen F. Austin's Register of Families (Nacogdoches, Texas: Ericson, 1984).

Marie Giles

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Marie Giles, "RODDY, EPHRAIM," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fro44), accessed February 09, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.