I am a descendant of Agnes Ann Odell who married John China (Rev. War Soldier) in Sumter, South Carolina. She had a brother John Odell who was a Rev. War Soldier; when he was applying for a military pension, he stated he would write to his brother-in-law John China to substantiate his claim of having served in the war.Thus, I have been searching for the parents of Agness Ann Odell and her brother John Odell both of whom were born in Cumberland County, North Carolina.
Records in Cumberland County, N.C., indicate that a Thomas Odell received a land patent on 1 July 1758 (the year that John Odell was born)in Cumberland County.In March 1770, THOMAS ODELL and MOLLIE ODELL sold that land.Because they are the only Odell's listed in Cumberland County during that time period, I now presume that Thomas Odell and his wife Mollie were the parents of Agnes Ann Odell and her brother John Odell.
THIS IS NEW INFORMATION! [For years I have seen on the internet the parents of Agnes Ann Odell listed as Thomas Odell and Keziah Offut, but birthdates and locations of death of that Thomas and Keziah don't fit with the birthdate of Agnes Ann Odell and her brother John Odell.}
I believe this family migrated to South Carolina, perhaps to Sumter District where Agnes Ann Odell married John China.
The problem is now to link this Thomas Odell with the proper Odell family and to, also,determine the maiden name of Mollie Odell.
Does anyone on the forum have information about this Thomas and Mollie Odell?I would appreicate any help. I am willing to share whatever information I have.