[Source: McBee, May Wilson, Natchez Court Records, 1767-1805, pp. 8, , 76, 83, 91, 92, 120, 128, 154, 237, 248, 365, 367, 378, 279, 398, 510, 523, 539, 566]
pg. 53.16 Nov 1781.Petition of Mary Carradine that she was a widow with three children when she married Parker Carradine and had possession of 4 negroes and much other property belonging to her children and is big with another and in much distress, not having wherewith to subsist herself and her children. She asks for help. Signed Mary Carradine.//To Francois Farrell, Attorney for the District of Natchez. Your petitioner, Mary Carradine, according to your orders presents the several persons who have knowledge that she was married to Parker Carradine. David Odum declares he was present at the time when Mary Carradine was married to Parker Carradine and he was the person sent for the minister who married them.Nov 16, 1781.//Wm. Brocus declared that he was present when Mary Carradine married Parker Carradine and that sd Mary had 4 slaves of her own, as likewise hogs, horned cattle, horses, etc. (p 54) Signed with a mark.//16 Nov. 1781. Wm. Brocus and David Odum declared on oath that Mary Carradine, otherwise Mary Abraham Odum, is verily the wife of Parker Carradine, the Rebel arrested and sent to N. O. and his property confiscated to the use of the King, they having been at the marriage by James Smert (Smart or Smith) in South Carolina where they at that time resided; and which sd Mary Abraham Odum has also declared on oath that she was married to sd Carradine, being then the widow of John Collins (or Collier) by whom she had issue: three children living, namely John, aged 15, Joshua, aged 13, and William, aged 12 years six months. When she was married the second time her property was: 4 slaves, "Peter" aged 30, nat. of Guinea, "Raphael" aged 16, nat. of S. C., "Anny" aged 30, nat. of Va., the fourth a negro boy who was exchanged for cattle during her community with sd Parker Carradine. She lost vouchers in her emigration from South Carolina to the Dist. of Natchez. Wit: Estevan Minor, Francis Farrell, William Vousdan.//p. 55.16 Nov 1781 In consequence of the foregoing declarations of William Brocus and David Odum which appears to verify the property of Mary Carradine and upon the representation by her made, have left in her possession 3 slaves (named as above) and other property until the determination of the Superior Government may be known, William Brocus and John Lusk being securitety for the safe keeping of sd slaves and cattle.
p. 450.5 June 1790.David Odam is indebted to Aid-Major Don Estevan Minor, in sum of $250, mortages to sd Minor negro named "Stephen", aged 12, to be paid on demand.Signed.//p. 451.Natchez, 1 Sept. 1792.Received $8.00 on account and ack the foregoing mortage cancelled by purchase of the negro boy therein mentioned.Signed.Minor.
p. 508.Inventory of Estate of Jere. Routh, decd............//Cole's Creek, 3 June 1791...............list of debts supposed to be due from certain persons.................David Odam..............
p. 21.6 Mch. 1792.Jacob Stampley to Filmer Wells Green, Abraham Green, Everard Green, 350 arpents, b. by David Odam, Thomas Marston Green and Cato West, on Cole's Creek, for $575 paid.Signed by Jacob Stampley and Thomas Green in behalf of his children.
p. 28.9 July 1792.David Odam to Roger Dixon 225 aepents at forks of Cole's Creek, b. by John Holt and vacant lands, for $782, on terms.Signed by both.//p. 29.28 Jany. 1797.Roger Dixon being unable to pay the sum in the foregoing obligation, the tract of land shall revert to said David Odam, including all buildings and other improvements made by sd Dixon, agreed to by both parties.Wit:Juan de Mier y Feran, Pedro Walker.Signed by both.
p. 357.27 Nov 1795.Inventory and appraisement of effects belonging to estate of Doctor Charles West, decd.Total $1604.Done at Cole's Creek, and signed by James Truly, David Odam and Cato West.Wit:John Ferguson.
p. 456.8 Feb. 1797.Before John Smith, Syndic for the District of Villa Gayoso, David and Susanny Odam, who habe been duly sworn, declare that a negro woman named "Rachell", the mother of ten children, now in the possesion of Mary Carradine and is her property, given to the said Mary Carradine by her father Abraham Odam, Senior, decd.Susany (X) Odam, David Odam.Wit: John Smith, John Brooks.//17 Feb. 1797.Before Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos appeared Parker Carradine, as an inhabitant of this Government, and declared that the within declaration is true and acknowledged to have in his possession the said slaves lawfully belonging to his said wife, Mary Carradine. Signed. Wit: R. King, Peter Walker. Gayoso.
p. 145. 6 Jany. 1794.David Holt and David Odam, in the District of Natchez, to Parker Carradine, of same, power to settle all matters we have pending against Alexander Moore in New Olreans.Both sign.
p. 31.William Pounteney versus Bradley and Harrison........10 Dec. 1781.Sale of property of Bradley and Harrison continued. Joseph Duncan and David Odam appraisers, valuing the cattle at $35.All adjudged to Richard Harrison for $40............
p. 109.....................At Fort Panmur at Natchez, 17 August 1786...........confession of James Armstrong who is badly wounded.........John and James Lovel and his father, himself and his father's negro............. went to the house of David Odam whom they robbed of a rifle..........He never concerted any project, but under his father's command was bound to obey his orders........and he is eighteen years old.
p. 357. Claim No. 146.(Reg. 19 Jany. 1804.)Sp. grant to David Odam, 375 arpens in the Natchez District, on waters of Cole's Cr., 18 miles NE from Fort Panmure, b. by Jacob Stampley and John Migat.N.O. 24 Dec. 1790.//p. 359.22 July 1800.Bargain and sale.David Odam of Pickering Co., Miss. Ter., and wife, Fanny, to Abner Pipes, for $100 paid, 375 acres ... along the line of Roswell Mygatt.(signed)David Odam, Fanny (X) Odam.Wit: Silas Payne, Wm. L. Bevels, Polly (X) Odam.//p. 361.Oct. 1, 1801.Fanny Odam, wid. and exor. of David Odam, Sr., of Pickering Co., decd. and Abner Pipes, exor. of said deceased, to Thomas Marston Green, of sd co., fot $1000, paid, the above 375 acres.Wit:A. L Duncan, David (D) Odam.//p. 363.25 Jany. 1802.Abner Pipes, of Pickering Co., Miss. Ter., and Elizabeth, his wife, sell to Thomas Marston Green, of same, for $300, paid, all their claim, etc. in 100 acres on Cole's Creek, being part of 375 acres granted to David Odam, deceased by Sp. Govt.Signed by both.Wit:A. L. Duncan, David (X) Odam.[No file.]
p. 100.Deed.(Filed 20 Feb. 1804.12 Aug. 1802.Francis Odum and Abner Pipes, exors of last will of David Odum, decd., to Drury Breazeale, of Jefferson Co., Miss. Ter. for $30 paid, 3 acres in Jefferson Cp. on Platner's fork.Frances (X) Odum, Abner Pipes.Wit: Asahel O'Neal, Leonard Collard.Prov. by O'Neal 12 Nov. 1802.Edwd. Turner, C.J.C.C. [Apparently a misplaced record.]
p. 108.Claim No. 297.4 July 1804.David Odem to Baley E. Chaney, of Jefferson Co., Miss. Ter., for $255, improvement and tract on waters of Cole's Cr., adj. gr. to John Cole, and land of Richard Ellis, which land I settled prior to OCt. 1795.David (X) Odem.Wit:p. Alston, Hoskenson.//For $255, paid, I assign right, etc. to within bill of sale to Prosper King.Signed. 8 July 1803.Wit:Wm. Cole, Alexander Montgomery.[No file.]Reg. 21 Feb. 1804.
p. 258.Claim No. 393.British gr. to David Odam, 200 acres on Holt's Fork of Boyd's Cr., 30 mi. from Natchez, b. by vacant lands and creek.Prov. of West Fla.Pensacola, 23 Oct. 1777 by Peter Chester, Gov. etc.//p. 263.2 Jany. 1778.David Odam to Parker Carradine, the above land as a grant, for $500.Signed.Wit: David Holt, Con McPherson.//File.Claimant, Parker Carradine, Sr., 29 Feb. 1804.Wit:David Holt, 4 June 1804.Confirmed, 27 Feb. 1805.Certificate A-5.
p. 518.Claim No. 509.Spanish gr. to Moses Bonner, 400 acres 9 mi. NE of Fort, b. by lands of Moses Bonner, Jr., James Bonner and Josh Bonner.N.O. 26 Mch. 1789 by Miro.//p. 519.17 Dec. 1788.Moses Bonner to Melling Wooley, for $1000, on terms, the above tract.Moses (X) Bonner, (signed) Melling Wooley.//p. 521.9 Nov. 1789.Melling Wooley to Wm. Collins and Windsor Pipes, 400 acres on the High Bluff of the Miss. River, 3 leagues from the Fort, as above, for 14,700 lbs. of tobacco.Signed by all three.//p. 522.Natchez, 2 Oct. 1791.William Collins to John Stowers, 200 arpents on the Miss. River, other half belongs to Windsor Pipes, for 4000 pounds of tobacco.Both Sign.Wit:Fransco. Goday, Joseph Vidal, before Gayoso.//p. 525.8 Dec. 1802.Frances Odem and Abner Pipes, exors of est. of David Odem, to Windsor Pipes, all of Jefferson Co., for $50, a lot in plan of town laid out by Exors. of sd Odem, No. 20, 80 sq-ft.Wit: Walter Mackay, Asaph ONeal.(signed)Abner Pipes, Frances (X) Odem.//File.Claimants, John Stowers and Windsor Pipes, 8 Mch. 1804.Wit:David Barry, 8 Jany. 1805.Certif. A-149, to claimants.John Stowers and Windsor Pipes claim 400 acres of land on waters of Fairchild's Cr., each 200 acres, as above.
p. 232.Claim No. 1100.Deed.David Odam and Frances, his wife, of Pickering Co., to John Hinds, merchant, of same, for $400, paid, 111 acres in sd county whereon sd Hinds is now erecting a cotton gin, on the waters of Platner's Fork of Cole's Cr., beg. at John Terry's corner.(signed) David Odam, Frances (X) Odam.Wit: William Thomas, James Truly, Edward Gallagher.10 Oct. 1799.Ack. by Odam and wife, Frances, 20 Sept. 1800 before William Thomas, J.P. of sd county.//p. 235.John Hinds to Abijah Hunt, 23 June 1800,for $1000, 111 Franch acres, as described in the preceeding deed. (signed) John Hinds.Wit: John Holland and C. B. Howell.Ack. by John Hinds before George Cochran, J.P. 25 June 1801, in Adams Co. and in Jefferson Co. before David Phelps, of Jefferson Co., 2 Jany.1804.//16 June 1803,Frances Odam and Abner Pipes, extrx and exor of the will of David Odam, decd. the residue of the entire tract of 620 acres to Abijah Hunt.//For file see Unrecorded Claims.
"Unrecorded Land Claims"
No. 769.Claimant, Edward Turner, 20 Mch. 1804.Wit: W. E. Brazea; 29 Apr. 1805.Certif. D-3 issued 22 Dec 1806.(Conflicting with No. 763.)Edward Turner claims preemption right to 320 acres on the middle fork of Cole's Cr. in Jefferson County, the same included in a donation claim of John Burch for 640 acres.G. Poindexter for claimant.Description: 160 acres, an oblong square, with the improvements in the center, b. on south by D. Odum's patent.(signed) E. Turner.[Register. Later a Commissioner.]
"Unrecorded Land Claims"
No. 1100.Claimant:Abijah Hunt, 24 Mar. 1804.Wit:Robert Throckmorton, April 29 1805.See No. 207.Certificate A-581, issued to claimant Sept. 11, 1805.Abijah Hunt hereby gives notice that he claims 195 acres of land in Jefferson County, by virture of a grant, including the land, from the Spanish Government to David Odum, now deceased, fully executed previous to the 27th October 1795, and conveyance of 100 acres of said grant from sd Odum to John Hinds, dated the 20 Oct. 1799; and conveyance thereof from sd Hinds to this claimant, dated June 3, 1801; and conveyance of 84 acres, the residue,ofsaid 195 acres from Frances Odum and Abner Pipes, executors of the will of said deceased, dated 16 April 1803, to this claimant; also three square lots in the town of Huntston, in the county of aforesaid, Nos. 15, 16, and 17, by virture of the aforesaid grant to said Odum and conveyed from said Odum to the said Hinds, and said conveyance from said Hinds to this claimant.Elijah Smith for Abijah Hunt.
"Unredorded Land Claims"
No. 1640.Claimant:Edward Turner, 30 Mar. 1804.Residence proved in Journal.Certificate A-583 issued 11 Sept. 1805.Edward Turner hereby gives notice that he claims 15 acres by virture of a Spanish patent to David Odum in 1790, who afterwards died, leaving a will with Abner Pipes and Fanny Odum his exors. and by sd will authorized sd exrs. to sell sd tract to pay his just debts, who conveyed the sd land by two deeds, 13 Jan. and 23 Feb. 1803 to said Edward Turner, being that tract of land in Jefferson County on the Middle Fork of Cole's Creek adjoining the town of Greenville, on the west side thereof, beginning at Dr. Shaw's corner, the dividing line between the land of the legal representatives of sd Odum decd. and Mordecai Throckmorton.
Following may be the widow (Susannah) and children of his son, David Odam, Jr.:
Jefferson Co., MS 1820 Census, 57:
[These three households are found on the page, one right after the other, in this order.]
2 white males0-101 white female26-45
1 white female45 upwards
Engaged in Agriculture: 1
2 white males0-101 white female16-26
1 white male16-26
Engaged in agriculture: 1
2 white males0-101 white female10-16
1 white male16-261 white female16-26
1 white male26-45
Engaged in agriculture: 2
3 male slaves0-142 female slaves0-14
3 male slaves14-262 female slaves14-26
1 male slave26-451 female slave26-45
1 male slave45 upwards1 female slave45 upwards