Thomas J. Rodman

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Thomas Jackson Rodman (1816-1871) - Born 31 Jul 1816 in Salem, Indiana. A career U.S. Army officer, engineer and inventor for whom the Rodman gun was named. He was responsible for significant advances in cannon manufacture, gun powder improvements and projectile development. Died 7 Jun 1871, at Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois.

He entered the United States Military Academy 1 Jul 1837 and graduated 1 Jul 1841 in the Class of 1841 ranking 7th out of 52.


Father: James Rodman (1785-1854)

Mother: Elizabeth Burton (1787-1852)

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  • Martha Ann Black (1823-1908) married 19 Dec 1843, born 24 Jan 1823, died 24 Mar 1908

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  • John Black Rodman (1844-1909) born 14 Oct 1844, died 29 Aug 1909
  • Edmund Burton Rodman (1847-1850) born 1847, died 1850
  • Florence Ella Rodman (1851-1934) born 1851, died 1934
  • Thomas Rodman (1853-1919) born 19 Jan 1853, died 18 Jun 1919
  • Robert Simpson Rodman (1855-1928) born 1 Feb 1855, died 23 Feb 1928
  • Ella E. Rodman (1856-????) born 13 Nov 1856, died ????
  • Addison Burton Rodman (1858-1930) born 6 Oct 1858, died May 1930

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