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Roddy, S. C. (Samuel Cowan), 1832-1918


Biographical Note

Samuel Cowan Roddy (1832-1918) was born in East Tennessee on December 26, 1832, before moving to Georgia, where he grew up. In the 1850 U.S. Census, he is listed living with a William and Mary Roddy, presumably his parents. He married Sarah A. Jobe (1836-1897) in 1852, and they had several children.

On August 14, 1862, Roddy enlisted during the American Civil War in Company F of the 39th Georgia Infantry of the Confederate Army. Roddy joined the Confederate Army as a Private and left as a Second Lieutenant when his regiment surrendered in May 1865.

After the war, Roddy returned to Georgia, living in Ringgold with his wife and children and working as a farmer during the 1870 U.S. Census. His family moved to Johnson County, Texas, in the 1870s. He died on June 11, 1918, and is buried in the Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery in Burleson, Johnson County, Texas.


Found in 1 Collection or Record:

S. C. Roddy Civil War Memoir

Identifier: Ms-2022-022

This collection contains a photocopy of a memoir written in 1909 by S. C. Roddy (1832-1918), who fought for the Confederacy during the American Civil War in Company F of the 39th Georgia Infantry. Roddy's memoir primarily details his experiences during the war from 1862 to 1865.

Dates: 1909