Hannah O'Dell

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah O'Dell was born in 1837, in Tennessee, United States, her father, William H Odell, was 42 and her mother, Margaret Ann Sailor, was 35. She married Jacob Elias McNabb about 1860, in Cocke, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Cocke, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. She died before 1900, in Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Elias McNabb
Hannah O'Dell
1837–before 1900
Marriage: about 1860
Mary McNabb
Patricia Parthenia McNabb
Margaret McNabb

Sources (5)

  • Hannah McNabb, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Hannah O'Dell - Published information: birth-name: Hannah O'Dell
  • Hannah Mcnabb in household of Jacob Mcnabb, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)


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


Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Odell, a place in Bedfordshire, which derives from Old English wād ‘woad’ (a plant collected for the blue dye that could be obtained from it) + hyll ‘hill’. The spelling O'Dell is not Irish, but a creation by folk etymology, found first among English migrants to Limerick. Compare Waddell . — Note: The population figure published by the US Census Bureau does not distinguish between the surnames O'Dell and Odell .

Altered form of Swedish Odell , as if of Irish origin.

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

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