Harriet O'Dell Roberts

Brief Life History of Harriet O'Dell

When Harriet O'Dell Roberts was born on 21 June 1825, in Cocke, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Holcomb Roberts, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth O'Dell, was 18. She married Lewis Marion Bryan Sr on 15 September 1842, in Marshall, Madison, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Township 1 Marshall, Madison, North Carolina, United States in 1870. She died on 7 May 1898, in Marshall, Madison, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Lewis H Bryan Cemetery, Marshall, Madison, North Carolina, United States.

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Lewis Marion Bryan Sr
Harriet O'Dell Roberts
Marriage: 15 September 1842
John Roberts Bryan
William Larkin Bryan
James Edwin Bryan
Lewis Marion Bryan
Elizabeth Jane Bryan
Surfina Martha Bryan
Adolphus Ervin Bryan
George Washington Bryan
Levi Jackson Bryan

Sources (20)

  • Hariot Bryan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Harriet O'dell Roberts Bryan, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Harriet Bryan in entry for James E Bryan and Lillie White, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · Trail of Tears

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Robert , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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