Nancy Sookey Odell

1817–1898 (Age 81)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Nancy Sookey

When Nancy Sookey Odell was born on 16 April 1817, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Caleb O'Dell, was 36 and her mother, Rachel Clevenger, was 38. She had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with William Jasper Hatley Sr. She lived in Cocke, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. She died on 4 June 1898, at the age of 81.

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Nancy Sookey Odell
William Jasper Hatley Sr
Orpha Hatley
Elizabeth Hatley
Rachel Hatley
Susan Sarah Hatley
Elijah Hatley
Zelphia Hatley
Allen N. Hatley
William Jasper Hatley

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 18

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 29

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

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)

  • Nancy Hatley in household of William Hatley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy Hatly in household of William Hatly, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Hatley in household of William Hatley, "United States Census, 1880"

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