Odom Family History & Genealogy

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Odom Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Sep 06, 2019

History

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Name Origin

Odom Name MeaningEnglish: nickname for someone who had done well for himself by marrying the daughter of a prominent figure in the local community, from Middle English odam ‘son-in-law’ (Old English aðum)

Spellings & Pronunciations

oldham, odum, odem

Nationality & Ethnicity

Genetic ethnicity reveals where your ancestors lived hundreds—perhaps even thousands—of years ago.




British Isles  53%


Central European  36%


Southern European  11%



Genetic ethnicity reveals where your ancestors lived hundreds—perhaps even thousands—of years ago.




British Isles  53%


Central European  36%


Southern European  11%

Famous People named Odom

Vernon Odom (b. 1948), American journalist
General William Odom (1932-2008), former director of U.S. National Security Agency
Bob Odom (b. 1935), former Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry

Early Odoms

These are the earliest records we have of the Odom family.

1725 - 1812
1765 - 1815
c. 1839 - May 11, 1917
1841 - 1916
c. 1852 - Unknown
c. 1855 - Unknown
c. 1855 - Unknown
c. 1855 - Unknown
1804 - Unknown

Odom Family Members

Odom Family Tree

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Sample of 20 Odom Biographies

1891 - Unknown
Jul 2, 1948 - Jul 27, 2009
Jan 18, 1925 - December 1980
Apr 3, 1918 - October 1982
Apr 17, 1907 - July 1981
Jul 4, 1904 - December 1971
Sep 5, 1905 - Mar 1, 1990
Nov 7, 1950 - May 8, 2002
Jul 28, 1933 - Jul 16, 2007
May 8, 1927 - Apr 15, 1978
Nov 1, 1951 - May 1995
Oct 17, 1924 - Dec 11, 2007
Dec 1, 1896 - August 1970
Jul 17, 1969 - January 1998
c. 1962 - Unknown
c. 1952 - Unknown
c. 1954 - Unknown
c. 1968 - Unknown
c. 1926 - Unknown

Odom Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Odom family member is 69.4 years old according to our database of 12,330 people with the last name Odom that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

69.4 years

Oldest Odoms

These are the longest-lived members of the Odom family on AncientFaces.

Mar 9, 1895 - Mar 17, 2005
110 years
Dec 15, 1873 - October 1978
104 years
May 10, 1897 - Jun 24, 2001
104 years
May 27, 1892 - Dec 13, 1995
103 years
Mar 8, 1905 - Nov 17, 2007
102 years
Dec 5, 1903 - Jan 31, 2006
102 years
Jul 12, 1891 - Nov 15, 1993
102 years
Aug 30, 1897 - Nov 19, 1998
101 years
Dec 15, 1887 - February 1989
101 years
Aug 9, 1888 - Feb 25, 1990
101 years

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Ann Green
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My name is Nathaniel Odom and I was born in 1842 in the great state of Alabama. When I was still in my teens I moved with my sister Harriett Odom Culver and her family to Claiborn Parish La. I joined the 12th La. Inf. in the spring of 1861.
The camp was called Camp Moore and was located near Tangipahoa, La. We had only been in camp for a short time when it was struck by an epidemic of measles and it was later said that about 600 or so died without ever getting a chance to fight for the South. After training we crossed the Mississippi River to participate in the Battle of Belmont. We spent the winter at Grenada, Holly Springs and Canton. In early Feb 1863 we were at Port Hudson and was witness to the Union Naval attack in March. In Early Apr 1863 we left to join the Army of Tennessee but were turned around at Atlanta, Ga to return to Miss. to intercept Col. Benjamin Grierson's UInion Cavalry. Wile we served in other engagements we were one of the regiments cut off from the main part of the Vicksburg Garrison at the Battle of Champion Hill were I was wounded and left on the battlefield. I wound up at Vicksburg and was given my parole on 6 July 1863. After exchange I later joined the 1st Ark. Inf. and again entered the war with the Trans Mississippi attachment. I mustered out in Aug. 1864. I signed my Oath back to the USA in La., parish of claiborne on Oct 15, 1868. I moved my family to Texas in 1876 and am buried in Rock Hill Cemetery in Redwater. I now have a marker stating I served in the Civil War at my grave. My wife, Mary Ann Elizabeth (Shaw)Odom is buried next to me along with one son and several of my grandchildren. Redwater,Bowie County,Texas became my home after serving in the Civil War.
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