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William O'Dell (b. February 24, 1601/02, d. June 06, 1676)William O'Dell was born February 24, 1601/02 in Bedfordshire, England, and died June 06, 1676 in Fairfield, Connecticut.He married Rebecca Brown on Abt. 1633 in ?.
Notes for William O'Dell:
O'Dell Diggins-no date:Mr. William O'Dell, founder of the family in America, was of English ancestry; he came to New England in the early part of the 17th century, probably at the time of the emigration of the Rev. Peter Bulkeley, who was rector of O'Dell in Bedfordshire, England, coming to America in 1635.Mr. O'Dell is first traced at Concord, MA where his name appears on the town records as early as 1639; he removed to Fairfield, CT. about 1644 and became the owner of a large estate.He died at Fairfield in 1676.
Birth date is bapt. date; his will was proved June 6, 1676.
Some say he married Rebecca Brown 4 May, 1624 Bromham Parish, Bedfordshire, England and married 2nd Agnes Franklyn 4 May 1629 Bromham Parish.If that is the case, Rebecca Brown may not be the mother of his children.Other sources say that Rebecca died in 1674.
More About William O'Dell and Rebecca Brown:
Marriage: Abt. 1633, ?.
Children of William O'Dell and Rebecca Brown are:
- +William O'Dell, b. November 14, 1634, Cranfield, Bedford, England, d. 1697, Rye, Westchester County, New York.