Edwin O'Dell

1802–1886 (Age 84)
Cocke, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Edwin

When Edwin O'Dell was born on 5 February 1802, in Cocke, Tennessee, United States, his father, Caleb O'Dell, was 21 and his mother, Rachel Clevenger, was 23. He married Letice Clevenger on 23 January 1823, in Ray, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Fishing River Township, Ray, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 21 July 1886, in Ray, Missouri, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in New Garden, Ray, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin O'Dell
Letice Clevenger
Marriage: 23 January 1823
Sarah O'Dell
Elizabeth O'Dell
Nancy O'Dell
Esther O'Dell
Pitman O'Dell
Ruth O’Dell
Aaron O'Dell
Jesse O'Dell
Mahala E. O’Dell
Moses O'Dell
David R O’Dell

Spouse & Children

23 January 1823
Ray, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 19

Missouri is the 24th state
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 23

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.

Story Highlight

Battle of Crooked River 1838

Was Shot in arm by Latter Day Saint Mormons. The Battle of Crooked River was a skirmish between Latter Day Saints and Missouri State Militia, under command of Samuel Bogart in Ray County, MO.

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Sources (3)

  • Edwin Odell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edwin Odell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Edwin Odell, "United States Census, 1870"

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