Joyce, Are you related to the Gallants from Winnicut Road, Stratham who lived in the old Hoag place?
Mary (Rundlet) Odell died 8 Nov 1781 in Stratham. I have Thomas being born ca 1701. As for the origins of father Thomas, the counterfitter, I do not know although he fled to NY when he got into trouble and there were lots of Odells there. He married Hannah Veasey in Exeter, so I imagine Thomas Jr was born either in Exeter or Stratham.
I have two lines of descent from Thomas Odell and Mary Rundlett thru son James and Hannah Veasey. They are as follows:
First Line... James Odell and Hannah Veasey> Polly/Mary Odell and Zebulon Wiggin> Selina Wiggin and Jonathan Burbank Severance> Fred Wiggin Severance and Annie Odell Smart> Fred Burbank Wiggin and Eva May Swett> Ivene Severance and Garland William Patch> me, Deborah Patch.
Second Line...James Odell and Hannah Veasey> James Odell and Charlotte Hilton> Sarah Wiggin Odell and John Smart> Joseph Taylor Smart and Sarah Prior> Annie Odell Smart and Fred Wiggin Severance> Fred Burbank Severance and Eva May Swett> Ivene Severance and Garland William Patch> me again.
So Annie Odell Smart and Fred Wiggin Severance were second cousins, both descended from Thomas and Hannah. I also have ten direct lines of descent from Capt Thomas Wiggin. This is why we are all CRAZY! What is your husband's descent from James Odell?