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JONES, ODOM, & ELLIS - Southern Connections

Updated May 31, 2009

Sandra Drouillard

Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Researching the John ELLIS b 26 Aug 1875 in Coffee County Georgia, married to Sarah Ann Ellis. Children were Rebecca, Anne, Ammanda,Victoria, William Wootson, Jacquiline Anne, John jr. and Alexander Stuart. This family later emigrated to DeFuniak Springs, FL. I have information on this line extending back to the marriage of John Ellis and Bathsheba Hatton (Hatten)

Thomas R Adams- born in Georgia Jan 03,1826. He died Aug 18, 1906 in Alabama. Thomas married Margaret McIntosh in 1851, Barbour County, Alabama. Thomas came from a family of 11 children but I have not been able to find out the names of his parents or brothers and sisters. His father was a sailor and Thomas was farmed out to other families to help support his mother and siblings. Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated.

Mary Jane ODOM b 1876, Alabama. Married to Thomas Merrit Jones
Parents: Susan WARE b 12 Apr 1856 d 9 May 1913 and James R. ODOM b 15 Dec 1853 d 26 May 1926.

Brothers of Mary Jane ODOM: James ODOM b1874,Jim ODOM b1878, Nancy ODOM abt 1880, Frank ODOM, Luther ODOM, Labe ODOM, Wes ODOM, Amos ODOM, Terry ODOM, George ODOM, Gaston ODOM b 1 Sept 1898, Maston ODOM b 1 Sept 1898

I believe that Gaston (Mary Jane's brother) is buried in KERVIN CEMETERY, COVINGTON COUNTY, ALABAMA. These are the graves around his:
Douglas M. ODOM 01 NOV 1925-09 MAR 1994
Jake ODOM 05 DEC 1918-06 JAN 1968
Susie ODOM 12 MAR 1921 (only date)
Athen Leon ODOM 25 FEB 1954-11 MAR 1955
Danial G. KERVIN 15 APR 1915-06 JAN 1976
Viola O. KERVIN 18 FEB 1919 (only date)
Corles ODOM 20 MAR 1915-25 DEC 1990
Bessie Corine ODOM 29 DEC 1920-01 JUL 1989
Cora Lee ODOM 13 SEP 1903 (only date)
GASTON ODOM 01 SEP 1898-18 JUL 1978

Maston Odom I believe is also buried there: these are the graves near his:
MASTON ODOM 01 SEP 1898-_______
Lula M. ODOM 17 MAR 1901-05 DEC 1957
Lawrence ODOM 1917-1918
Infant of Gaston & Cora ODOM (dates illegible)
S.S. ODOM 1885-02 AUG 1942
Infant of Mr. & Mrs. J.R. ODOM (no dates)
Willie ODOM 1871-1883
Susan ODOM 12 APR 1856-09 MAY 1913
J. R. ODOM 15 DEC 1853-26 MAY 1926

Thomas Merritt JONES abt 1876 and Mary Jane ODOM (JONES)b1876 are listed on the 1920 Census of Geneva Alabama, Volume 31, ED116,sheet 4. Thomas JONES, age 44, born Texas (parents unknown) Mary Jane (ODOM), age 44, born Alabama 1876 (parents Susan WARE, James R. ODOM. Their children were: Denny (Dennis),age 21,born Alabama,1899 Barney,age 13,born Alabama,1907 Merrit,age 8, born Alabama,1912 (later married Katty RIALS) Atrice, born Alabama, 1915 They also had the following children, Letty (age unknown),Clarence (apparently died at the age of 18) DOB unknown,and Clara. Clara is believed to have married Mathew RIALS.

Barney Lee Jones b 1907 m Fallie Mae Ellis
Their children were Winfred Jones, Willene Jones and Joel W. Jones

Both the JONES and ODOM family have been traced in Covington Alabama, Geneva Alabama, and Defuniak Springs Florida.

If you have any information related to the families mentioned above, please drop me an email message. Who knows, maybe I will have the odd piece of information that you have been seeking!

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