Both of these men are listed in 1880 census for Roane County. William Dodd married Sarah and has John A. Ruth, and James. He was born in 1822 in Va. His parents are John Dodd 1786 and Sarah Stone 1798. Now Wm C Dodd, is also William Dodd he is married to Malinda Skaggs and has Lucy, William R, Catherine and Peter. He was born in 1817. Many people on this site are linking them together and making them the same man. They are not. Wm C Dodd was born in Va and moved to Roan county in the census he is 63 yrs old and lives with Malinda 66 ( 1880 Roane county ) and William Dodd was born in Va also but in the census he is 58 and married to Sarah. Exact same time 2 different men. It is very important because I am related to Peter Dodd the son of Wm C Dodd and I married the great great great great grandson of William Dodd. I really need to figure out who my William Dodd born 1817 is? who are his parents? I can not find a death certificate or birth. I need help , I have spent days and days. If anyone has anything please help!!!!