John Odell

1803–1877 (Age 74)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of John

When John Odell was born in 1803, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Caleb O'Dell, was 22 and his mother, Rachel Clevenger, was 25. He married Sarah Elliot about 1825, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Red Bank, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He died in 1877, in Scott, Virginia, United States, at the age of 74.

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John Odell
Sarah Elliot
Marriage: about 1825
George Odle
Benjamin Franklin O'Dell
Catey Odle
Charles Sandy Odell
Charles Odell
Isaac W O'Dell
Sarah Elizabeth Odell
Sophia Emaline Odle

Spouse & Children

  • Male1803–1877Male

  • Sarah Elliot


about 1825
Tennessee, United States


  • George Odle


  • Male1829–1888Male

  • Catey Odle


  • Charles Sandy Odell


  • Male1833–1873Male

+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+19 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1804 · Walton War

Age 1

The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from a place in Bedfordshire, also called Woodhill, from Old English wād ‘woad’ (a plant collected for the blue dye that could be obtained from it) + hyll ‘hill’. Compare Waddell . 2. ( O’Dell ) of the same origin as 1, but altered by folk etymology as if of Irish origin.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Odell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Odell in entry for Sophia Emeline Robertson, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • John R. Odell in entry for Jas A. Odell and Sarah A. Dishman, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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