ROBERT ODOM 1822 TN - 1881 AR.
Searching for any information about his parents or siblings.
I, along with others working on this line, have been unable to locate any additional link to prove he was born there or the names of his parents/siblings.
Other family surnames include: ACORD, BASKIN, BOWEN, CASEY, CLOUGH, DAVIS, DUKE, HARDGRAVE, HILL, PRYOR, SPARKS, STEWART, SWIFT.
We know that some of these families traveled together by wagon train in early 1800's. Many of his descendants settled in the AR, OK areas.
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Descendants of Robert ODOM1822 TN to 1881 AR and
ZERELDA ANGELINE SWIFT 1824 TN to 1908 AR
Military records from the Nat'l Archives show he was born 8-2-1822 in Waynesboro, Wayne Co., TN.
Robert enlisted in the US Army on June 10, 1846 in Clarksville, AR. Served under Cpt. PB Collins, as a Pvt. in Co. A, AR. Volunteers, Capt. Wm. Gray.
Served in Mexican War in 1846 as a Pvt. in Co. A AR. Volunteers; and Civil War 1864-65 as a Pvt. Co. G in the 2nd AR. Infantry for the Union.
He died 3-11-1881 in Harmony, Johnson Co., AR, and is buried there in the Harmony Cemetery. He was probably a farmer.
He married ZERELDA ANGELINE SWIFT 8-22-1844 in Harmony, Johnson Co, AR,
daughter of JOHN SWIFT and HARDENIA CLOUGH both b Hanover Co, VA.
Zerelda Angeline was born 2-18-1828 in Eastern Dist. of TN, and died 7-9-1908 in Harmony, Johnson Co., AR, and is also buried in the Harmony Cemetery.
Children of ROBERT ODOM and ZERELDA SWIFT are:
CHARITY H. ODOM,
b. 12-1846,Harmony, Johnson Co., AR; d. Unknown.
JACOB K. (JAKE) ODOM,
b. 6-5-1848,Harmony, Johnson Co,AR; d. 2-17-1923, Harmony,JohnsonCo., AR.mar'd Wallace Harris
JOHN DEAN ODOM,
b. 3-22-1850,Harmony, Johnson Co., AR; d. 10-18-1926, JohnsonCo.,AR.mar'd Lutricia Pryor
JESSE E. ODOM,
b. 9-15-1851,Harmony, Johnson Co., AR; d. 6-15-1894,Johnson Co., AR. mar'd Susan Isabell Swift
RICHARD BROWN ODOM,
b. 9-1854,Harmony, Johnson Co., AR; d. Bef. 1900. mar'd Rebecca Jane Warren
GEORGE WASHINGTON ODOM,
b. 1-27-1860,Harmony, Johnson Co., AR; d. 6-18-1952,Russellville, Pope Co., ARmar'd Kiamisha Scott
EDWARD LEE ODOM,
b. 4-1863,Harmony, Johnson Co., AR; d. 1946,Wagoner, Wagoner Co., OK. mar'd Mary E Edwards
WILLIAM (DOC) LENTHECUM ODOM,
b. 2-8-1866,Harmony, Johnson Co., AR; d. 10-11-1946,Pierce, McIntosh Co., OK. mar'd Mary 'Mollie' Lening; Annie McGuire; Ida Ruth Cleveland
There were also 5 infants who died, dates unknown.
Johnson Co, AR
1840: AR, Johnson Co, Spadra Twn:
Robert OdomHH age 15-20, also listed are females 110-15, 115-20, 150-60 probably his mother, a widow.
They are living next to Jacob Hamm, Gilbert Robbins, near James P King, Joseph Stewart.
Robert and Zerelda Angeline:
1850: AR, Johnson Co, Spadra, Twn Dw # 126:
Robert Odom age 28 TN,Angeline 22 b Unkn, Charity H 4 AR, Jacob 2 AR, John 2 mo AR
1860: AR, Johnson Co, Mulberry Twn:
Robert with Angeline, Charity, Jacob, John, Jesse and Richard
1870: AR, Johnson Co, Horsehead Twn; Dw 70:
Robert 51 TN, Angeline 43 TN, Jacob 22, Charity H 23, John 20, Jesse 18, Richard 16, George W 9, Edward 7, William 4
1880: AR, Johnson Co, Horsehead Twn, Enum Dist 94, Dw 50:
Robert Odom 57 TN, Angeline 52 TN, children CH 32, Jesse 27, B L 14 all b AR (Robert states both his parents b in NC)
1900: AR, Johnson Co, Horsehead Twn, ED# 37, Dw 52;
age 72, living with her son Jake and his wife Lou (Lutricia), near other family members