Nehemiah Odell

1798–1872 (Age 74)
Cocke, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Nehemiah

When Nehemiah Odell was born on 15 June 1798, in Cocke, Tennessee, United States, his father, Caleb O'Dell, was 17 and his mother, Rachel Clevenger, was 19. He married Nancy Ann McGuire on 8 October 1818, in Arrow Rock, Saline, Missouri, United States. He lived in Fishing River Township, Clay, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 August 1872, in Excelsior Springs, Clay, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74.

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Nehemiah Odell
Nancy Ann McGuire
Marriage: 8 October 1818

Spouse & Children

  • Male1798–1872Male

  • Nancy Ann McGuire


8 October 1818
Arrow Rock, Saline, Missouri, United States

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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.

Story Highlight

Battle of Crooked River 1838

Nehemiah Odell was one of Four Captains for Missouri Militia, leading a company during Battle of Crooked River against Mormon Latter Day Saints in Ray County, MO

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Sources (3)

  • Nehemiah Adell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nehemiah Odell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nehemiah Odel, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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