When William Christopher Odom was born in 1832, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Odom, was 23 and his mother, Mary Higgins, was 18. He married Charlotte Blane Magness on 3 October 1854, in DeKalb, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Cannon, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He died on 2 November 1896, in DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Dowelltown, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States.
from Middle English othom, odam (Old English āthum, ādam) ‘son-in-law’ or ‘brother-in-law’.
habitational name from Odam in Highampton or from Odam Barton in Romansleigh (both Devon). The placenames probably derive from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + hām ‘village, homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.