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Descendants of Aaron Odom

Descendants of Aaron Odom

Nathan W. Murphy (View posts)
Posted: 988200000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Odom, Sketoe, Stringer
Hi, I'm working on three lines from Edgecombe Co., NC- the descendants of Aaron Odom (d 1791 Edgecombe Co., NC), the descendants of Edward Sketoe (lived in Edgecombe Co., NC in mid to late 1700's), and the descendants of John Stringer Sr., who lived in Chowan and later Edgecombe Co., NC where he died in the 1780's.

Aaron Odom was associated with several of the old Odom family from Chowan Co., NC. A Richard Odom left a will dated 12 August 1727 in Chowan Co., NC, and probated 24 January 1728. It is believed that he was the grandfather of Aaron Odom of Edgecombe Co., NC. Richard Odom came down to Colonial North Carolina at the turn of the 18th Century from Nansemond Co., Virginia.

The Children of Aaron Odom (his wife's name may have been Frances) were:

Absalom Odom
Dempsey Odom
John Odom
Elisha Odom
Aaron Odom Jr.
Richard Odom
Ann (Odom) Pittman
Keziah (Odom) Sketoe
Jane (Odom) Sketoe
Abraham Odom

They were named in Aaron Odom's estate settlements (dated 1791/1792) in Edgecombe Co., NC. I descend from Jane (Odom) Sketoe, wife of Revolutionary War Veteran, William Sketoe, who died in Muhlenberg Co., KY in 1826. Any help on these families will be much appreciated.

Aaron Odom Jr. was the Revolutionary War Pensioner who lived in Williamsburgh District, South Carolina in the early 1800's, where he applied for pension in 1818, and in 1823 he was age 67, born NC.

Dempsey Odom also remained in Edgecombe Co., NC, where he was named in his brother, Abraham's will (1826).

Richard Odom died in Edgecombe Co., NC ca 1816 (according to the Estate Records).

Absalom Odom may also have moved to the Williamsburgh District of South Carolina, where one Absalom Odom may be found on the 1810 Census.

Elisha & John Odom's whereabouts in their adult lives after leaving Edgecombe Co., NC are presently unknown.

Keziah (Odom) Sketoe may have married Joseph Sketoe (brother of William Sketoe) who also moved to Muhlenberg Co., KY where he died. Joseph Sketoe was also a Revolutionary War Veteran from the State of North Carolina.

Ann (Odom) Pittman's family is presently unidentified.

Jacob Odom (s/o Aaron Sr.) seems to be the Revolutionary War Pensioner (B 1762 in Edgecombe Co., NC, who moved to Georgia in 1802 for 7 years, then to Hickman Co., TN for 14 yrs., then to Lincoln Co., TN for 12 yrs., then to Dickson Co., TN for 1 yr. then to Pickens Co., AL where he applied for his pension in 1832.

The son Abraham Odom remained in the Edgecombe Co., NC where he left a will dated 24 Dec 1826.

These families seem to have been somehow related to the family of Aaron Ma(y)ner of Edgecombe Co., NC. Any suggestions welcomed in furthering the research of this large Edgecombe Co. family.


Nathan W. Murphy
3020 Stagecoach Rd.
Hanson, KY 42413

Odom & Sketoe

Posted: 988286400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1017630911000
Surnames: Davis
I was intrigued by your message. I have two daughters of an ancestor from Edgecombe Co., one of whom married an Odom, and the other who married a Sketoe. They were the daughters of John and Pheraby Davis and were listed in his will with those last names. Milbry Davis married an Odom and Nancy Davis marrid a Sketoe. They were most likely born in the 1790s, but I have no further information other than the names of their siblings. Have you seen these names in your search for your Odoms and Sketoes? Thanks.

Re: Descendants of Aaron Odom

Posted: 995665971000
Surnames: Odom
The Tax List of Bladen County lists only two Odoms,Aaron and James Odom.The 1790 Census recorded the following head of families by the name Odom of Robeson County,Fayetteville District.They were William,James,Jacob,and John Odom.It appears that that we are descendants of Abraham Odom of Edgecombe County,N.C. I appears that my familyare descendants of James Odom,Sr. through James Odom,Jr.

Re: Descendants of Aaron Odom

Posted: 995666798000
Surnames: Odom
As you know,William,James,John and Jacob were Brothers.William married Elizabeth Robeson,granddaughter of Col Thomas Robeson of Bladen County for whom Robeson County was named He moved to Mississippi and died there.She moved back to Bladen County and is buried near Tar Heel,N.C.

i got this info through my family and I'm trying to search for all in the Family Tree. Any background info would be appreciated. thx

Re: Descendants of Aaron Odom

Posted: 1169747538000
Classification: Query
I am a decendent of Dennley Riley Odom,his father is Dempsey Dervy Odom, and his father is Elisha. I too am searching information.

Re: Descendants of Aaron Odom

Posted: 1366217001000
Classification: Query
In my book Abstracts of Wills Edgecombe Co. NC 1733-1856
there is one entry for an ODOM family.

Dec 24, 1826 Feb.ourt 1827 Book F pg. 66
Cahterine OUom, mare. Sealy Stallins, Polly Odum. Rebecca Odum, Priscilla Odum. Aaron Odum, brother in South Carolina. Brother- Dempsey Odum.
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