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Descendants of George Jerome Odell

Generation No. 1

1. GEORGE JEROME9 ODELL (THOMAS8, ABRAHAM7, ABRAHAM6, ?WILLIAM5, ISAAC4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, ?WILLIAM1 WODELL) (Source: Ledger of George E. Odell and Letters Within.) was born October 30, 1836 in New York (Source: 1900 Census.), and died December 13, 1902 in Tuscarora, NY. He married OLIVE ELMIRA RAYMOND (Source: Ledger of George E. Odell and Letters Within.) January 15, 1860 in Newtown, Hamilton Co., Ohio (Source: Ledger of George E. Odell and Letters Within. Verified by affadavit of Henry L. Raymond), daughter of JOHN RAYMOND and MARY BENNETT. She was born April 18, 1843 in Milo, Yates County, New York (Source: 1900 Census.), and died October 08, 1905 in Watertown, NY.

Notes for G
George E. kept a daily ledger of every day that he worked, where he worked, and how much he was paid. Mingled throughout this information are notations of births, deaths, and important dates, such as when George purchased his home. It is this ledger that has provided most of the information on the Odell family back to Thomas Odell and Hannah Clark. Found inside the ledger are letters, a handwritten family record of birthdates, marriage dates, and dates of death, and several family photographs. Photographs include:
George J Odell and his wife Olive standing in the doorway of their home (a young man is in the background).
There is a beautiful photograph of Olive with her daughter Nora.
A professional portrait of George E. Odell
A photograph of Curtis and Elmer Odell standing on the sidewalk of their home. Elmer is approx 1 year old, Curtis about 7 or 8.
A photograph of George E with his brother Adelbert. Both men are graying. Both men are distinctively tall. I recall my grandfather, Lewis, saying his father was the shortest of all the brothers. They all easily stood more than 6 feet tall.
A portrait of three women, maybe sisters, one being Catherine Miller Odell.

This information came via email from Janice McAlpine:
1. George Jerome Odell b. Oct 30 1836 <Yates Co., NY> d: December 13, 1902, reportedly in Rochester, New York (note from Kelly-it was discovered in 2005 that he died in Tuscarora, NY), but buried in Nelson, PA in the Nelson Cemetery.Married 1860 Olive Elmira Raymond (d: October 08, 1905) He was a Civil War veteran and was incarcerated in Andersonville prison for nearly 2 years. [Note I cannot find him listed at the Andersonville site, but I don't think everyone shows up.] Civil War Pension records reveal that Private George J Odell was discharged from the Union Army in Elmira, Chemung, NY in 12 July 1865. He applied for a Pension in October 1882 (age 56) from Lawrenceville, Tioga County, PA. He was living in Ny in 1866 and in PA in 1867. [Based on children's places of birth 1880 census.] One internet source says that he followed this migration pattern: Born Yates County, NY, to Ontario County, NY, in 1858 to Yates County, NY, in 1858 to Hamilton County, OH, in 1859 to Yates County, NY, in 1860 to Ontario County, NY, in 1865 to Tioga County, PA, in 1868 [This "migration" hardly seems likely. A Thomas Odle was in Yates Co. in 1840. If he was George's father, George was likely born there. There were no Odells/Odles on the 1850 census in Yates Co.]

(From Kelly- I found info on and the Civil War records that George entered the Civil War as a private and left the war as a Sergeant. He was in Company G, 95th NY Infantry. His brother Theodore also enlisted in the same unit.)

Index to 1865 New York State Census - Hopewell Twp, Ontario County

230 George O'Dell Hopewell 1865 29

230 Olive O'Dell Hopewell 1865 29

230 Alice O'Dell Hopewell 1865 29

230 Elizabeth O'Dell Hopewell 1865 29

230 Emery O'Dell Hopewell 1865 29

230 Theodore O'Dell Hopewell 1865 29

Nelson Cemetery, Nelson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania

Odell George J. Oct 30 1836 1903 Co. G. 95th NY Inf.

Odell Olive E. Apr 18 1843 1905 wife of Geo. L.

[Tioga Co., PA] Capt. Phil Holland Post, No. 357, G. A. R., was organized July 16, 1863, the first officers being as follows: James A. Rodgers, C.; James Loughridge, S. V. C.; E. C. Rockwell, J. V. C.; J. C. Beeman, Q. M.; GEORGE ODELL, S.; H. A. Stratton, C.; S. M. Morgan, O. D.; H. B.Colgrove, O. G.; H. T. Caton, A.; L. G. Brant, S. M., and L. M. Smith, Q. M. S.

Household Record 1880 United States Census

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Geo. ODELL Self M Male W 42 NY Mason NY NY

Olive ODELL Wife M Female W 36 NY NY NY

Willie ODELL Son Male W 14 NY NY NY

Delbert ODELL Son S Male W 13 PA NY NY

Geo. ODELL Son S Male W 9 PA NY NY

Chas. ODELL Son S Male W 6 PA NY NY

Franklin ODELL Son S Male W 3 PA NY NY


Source Information:

Census Place Lawrence, Tioga, Pennsylvania

Family History Library Film 1255198

NA Film Number T9-1198

Page Number 275B

More About G
Burial: Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Tioga County, PA
Medical Information: Suffered from rheumatism, piles, scurvy after being a prisoner of war in the Civil War, held at Andersonville Prison.
Occupation: 1880, Mason
Residence: 1900, Tuscarora, Steuben, NY

Notes for O
There is a letter from Olive written on her son Franklin Belmont Odell's letterhead from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Watertown, NY, transcribed as written, mistakes and all. She died within weeks of writing this letter.

tuesday 19
Dear George
and Kate and Curtis I was pleased to hear from you and so glad you have bought the lot and when you want money let me know I will get my pension about the 12 or 13 of October and can let you have it then or if you want it sooner I can take it out of the bank I drew out $5 last friday to use and I have 100 35 left I would like to keep 100 in the bank for in my state of health I cant tell when it may be needed if I should have to have a long run of sickness I would go to the hospital and that would be quite an expense, I went by Belmont to get me a hot watter bottel it cost 1.10 I thought I would be ready for any severe pain that might come they are so nice to use in sickness I am glad Kate is feeling better but donte let her stop at one bottel Mrs Huerbig took 8 bottels and she says she feeles like a new Woman the Dr thought (page 2) she would have to be aperated on but now she is so much better today she is working the first she has done in a year tell Mrs Curtis I was pleased to hear she is better my sickness has cost Belmont a lot of hireing help and buying all the baking I had three feeks of crabappels and yesturday I tolde her they must be seen to and when done up I had 3 qts and a pail of plums roted and had to be throwin out I tried all last weeke to get her to can the crabappels and she would say she dident know how, I am feeling so much better my fever test me yesturday it would come up at noon and last till midnight and I am so glad to get rid of it I am Dr myself now with taking a tabel spoon full of Olive Oil after breakfast and suffer and taking salts between I think I had a regular Bilous fever it is the same as I have had so many times before and I took a litel colde and it set me in to the aufel pain and my kidnes was very bad but they are bettr now so I think when I get a litel more strength I can do my cooking but will keep the girl into this weeke if she is not called she has promised to take cair of a woman in confinement before coming here she is a splendid hand at keeping things all right in (page 3--different paper) in the house, Nora offered to come and take cair of me if i was as sick as I was last week but I am so much better I thought it was not necisary to go to that exspense
George will you write me how much pickels are a hundread there are 35 cts a hundred here and hard to get at that I would want a bushel about the size the ones kate had I donte like them to small let me know and we may send there for them if the grocery man will deliver them at the Depot and send to us
(break in page and a distinct change in size of handwriting)
after resting I will tell you what the Dr tolde Belmont he said he thought it was gall stones and that is why I take the Olive Oil it is claimed that will desolve them and cirtanly my kidnes are better I was first taken with awfel cramps in my feet and went to my hips and in my arms and hands and an (unlegible) of the kidnes which began when I was at your house and I was afraid I was going to have a shock on account of the cramps I have taken medicin every two hours since the 5 of the month till a few days ago and some of the time every half hour

More About O
Burial: Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Tioga County, PA
Children of G
  i.   EMORY E.10 ODELL, b. June 28, 1861, Ohio or New York; d. Bef. 1930, Illinois; m. MARY, January 28, 1890; b. Abt. 1860, New York.
  Notes for EMORY E. ODELL:
Never had children.
Worked as a painter in Chicago.

  More About EMORY E. ODELL:
Residence: 1920, 61st Place, Chicago, Illinois

  Notes for MARY:
Never had children.
Worked as a launderer in Chicago

  More About MARY:
Census: 1930, Shows Mary as widowed
Naturalization: 1930, Census - "Care of Children"

2. ii.   WILLIAM C. ODELL, b. May 18, 1866, Hopewell, New York.
3. iii.   ADELBERT E. ODELL, b. March 20, 1868, Tompkins, Pennsylvania; d. January 13, 1936, Genesee, Pennsylvania.
4. iv.   GEORGE ELMER ODELL, b. August 19, 1871, Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania; d. March 20, 1942, Brockport, New York.
5. v.   CHARLES RAYMOND ODELL, b. April 06, 1874, New York.
6. vi.   FRANKLIN BELMONT ODELL, b. September 10, 1876, Pennsylvania; d. March 10, 1926, Syracuse, New York.
7. vii.   NORA B. ODELL, b. October 15, 1880, Pennsylvania.
8. viii.   FREDERICK MYRON ODELL, b. November 08, 1882, Pennsylvania; d. 1954, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, FL.

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