John Odell

1798–1866 (Age 68)
Cocke, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John

When John Odell was born on 25 June 1798, in Cocke, Tennessee, United States, his father, Isaac Odell, was 48 and his mother, Abigail Mansfield, was 49. He married Dorothy Dolly Petree on 27 November 1817, in Brookville, Franklin, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Ray, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Fishing River Township, Ray, Missouri, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 9 August 1866, in Excelsior Springs, Ray, Missouri, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Wood Heights, Ray, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Odell
Dorothy Dolly Petree
Marriage: 27 November 1817
Mary Polly Odell
Isaac Odell
Esther Odell
Esther O'Dell
Sarah Ann O'Dell
Simon Odell
George O'Dell
William “Stickney” Odell
Emily O'Dell
George W. O'Dell
Henry Odle
Mary Odell
John Odle

Spouse & Children

27 November 1817
Brookville, Franklin, Indiana, United States


  • Female1817–1900Female

  • Female1818–Female

  • Esther O'Dell


  • Sarah Ann O'Dell


  • Male1822–1864Male

+8 More Children

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+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

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. 

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)

  • Jno Odell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Odell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Odle, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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