Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     BYRUM S. DODD lives at St. Andrews, in Douglas county, where he has a fine estate of four hundred and eighty acres, which is in a high state of cultivation and cropped mostly to small grains.  He was born in Knox county, Ohio, on August, 12, 1851.  His parents, Josephus and Sarah (Rines) Dodd, were natives of Ohio and pioneers to Illinois.  In Whiteside county of the latter state our subject received his education and there remained for thirty-four years, engaged in farming.  It was in 1890, that he came to Douglas county and settled on a pre-emption, taking also later a timber culture and homestead, which now make the estate mentioned above.  The soil is very fertile and is handled skilfully for the production of grain.  Mr. Dodd has a good orchard of well selected fruit besides various other improvements on the farm.  He raises cattle besides some other stock.
     Mr. Dodd has one brother and three sisters, Stephen, Mrs. Mary M. Austin, Mrs. Phoebe E. Seavey and Mrs. Vianne Bills, deceased.  At Morrison, Illinois, on December 15, 1874, Mr. Dodd married Miss Charlotte A., daughter of Thomas and Eliza (Courtney) Elliott, natives of New York city.  Mrs. Dodd was born in New York city, on January 1, 1856, and has two brothers, John and Thomas.  To Mr. and Mrs. Dodd two children have been born; Sarah E., in Illinois, on March 11, 1876 and is at present postmistress at St. Andrews; Alfred J., in Illinois, on August 12, 1880.  Mr. Dodd is a member of the I. O. O. F. and the M. W. A.