re: Early Settlers of Maryland - Skordas : Dennis Odeere Liber-11 Folio 499 Immigrated 1666. Of Accomack, Va. Mary Odeere Liber-15 Folio 319 Service 675 Wife of Dennis. ------- Stephen O'Dear, bc.1670, mc.1693 Elizabeth Furniss, b. Apr 1672 Somerset Co. MD, children, 1. Esther Dear, b. 9 Mar 1694 Manokin, Somerset Co. MD 2. Furniss Dear, bc.1696
Stephen & Elizabeth had at least another son, John Odear, b 25 Sep 1700.
Other births in Somerset County, MD parish records : Mary Odear, dau of John and Sarah, b. 30 April 1700. Sarah Odear, dau of John and Sarah, b. 27 Feb 1702. -------- First Parish Church built on Almodington estate, Manokin Section, Somerset County, Maryland.
A researcher noted that some families may have gone from Accomack and Northampton Counties to Somerset County to marry, then returned.
Still plugging away at it Jean. Wonder if there was a James Odear / Adair from any of those counties ?Best regards, Shirley.
Another researcher noted that this family was from Edinburgh, Scotland.