Benjamin Francis Odell

1805–1881 (Age 76)
Cocke, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Benjamin Francis

When Benjamin Francis Odell was born in 1805, in Cocke, Tennessee, United States, his father, Caleb O'Dell, was 24 and his mother, Rachel Clevenger, was 27. He married Rachael Cleavenger on 29 February 1828. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died in 1881, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Francis Odell
1805–1881
Rachael Cleavenger
1806–1880
Marriage: 29 February 1828
Odell
1828–
Odell
1831–
Odell
1835–
Rhuhama O'Dell
1848–1884

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
29 February 1828
children

(4)

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(24)

+19 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 7

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 20

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • Francis Adell, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Francis Odell, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Francis Odell, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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