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Odam / Odom Family

of Greenville County, South Carolina

Dolphus Columbus Odam and Margaret Elliott Pearson
in the Highland section of Greenville County.

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The ODAM / ODOM family first appears in the upper part of Greenville County, S.C. in the early 1800's. John ODAM and three generations of descendants are listed here. Most any ODOM family found in Greenville County today are descended from John ODAM and Mary Polly DILL.

Don't be confused, ODAM, ODOM, ODUM, OLDHAM and other spellings were often used by this family through the generations. The ODAM spelling was the most common for the all the families up until the early 1900's when all of the Greenville families began to spell the name ODOM. The families that moved to Texas and other points west continue to spell the name ODAM to present generations.
The spellings listed here are how they were found before 1900. Those persons listed below who lived into the 1900's most always used the ODOM name.


Descendants of

John Odam and Mary Polly Dill

Generation One

1. John1 Odam; born circa 1785, married Mary Polly Dill in Greenville, S.C. They lived on Packs Creek at the foot of Packs Mountain in the Highland Section of Greenville County.

Mary Polly Dill was born in 1785 in Caswell County, North Carolina, a daughter of Runnels Dill and Betsy unknown. She died after 1850 in Greenville, South Carolina.

Runnels Dill came to Greenville in the late 1780's. He settled on Packs Creek, was a Revolutionary War veteran and early member of Tyger Baptist Church.

Children of John1 Odam and Mary Polly Dill all born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

Generation Two

2. James2 Odam (John1); born 13 Apr 1810 in Greenville, South Carolina, son of John Odam and Mary Polly Dill; married Mary (Polly) A. Pennington circa 1831; James died 27 Oct 1888 in Greenville, South Carolina, at age 78; buried in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Greer, Greenville, South Carolina.

Mary (Polly) A. Pennington was born on 22 Jul 1809 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of John Pennington and Ellen Douglas McDade. Mary died 19 Aug 1898 in Greenville, South Carolina, at age 89. She was buried in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Greer, Greenville, South Carolina.

Children of James2 Odam and Mary (Polly) A. Pennington were as follows:

3. Madison2 Odam (John1); born 1813 in Greenville, South Carolina, son of John Odam and Mary Polly Dill; married 1st Clarinda (Marinda) Dill circa 1837; married 2d Susan (unknown) sometime in the 1870's after his first wife died; Madison died after 1880 in Greenville, South Carolina.

Clarinda (Marinda) Dill was born circa 1818. Clarinda died after 1870 in Greenville, South Carolina.

Children of Madison2 Odam and Clarinda (Marinda) Dill all born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

There were no children of Madison2 Odam and Susan (--?--).

4. John2 Odam (John1); born 1815 in Greenville, South Carolina, son of John Odam and Mary Polly Dill; married 1st Mary Atkins 22 Oct 1836 in Greenville, South Carolina; married 2d Mary Ann Fletcher 4 May 1876 in Henderson, North Carolina;

Mary Atkins was born in 1815 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Mary died before May 1876 in Henderson, North Carolina.

Children of John2 Odam and Mary Atkins were as follows:

Mary Ann Fletcher was born in 1842 in Henderson, North Carolina, daughter of Lemuel Hardy Fletcher.

There were no children of John2 Odam and Mary Ann Fletcher.

5. William2 Odam (John1); born 12 Apr 1818 in Greenville, South Carolina, son of John Odam and Mary Polly Dill; married Rebecca Brown circa 1847; died 26 Dec 1893 in Greenville, South Carolina, at age 75.

Rebecca Brown was born on 20 Jun 1827, daughter of James Brown and Caroline H. (--?--). Rebecca died 29 Aug 1897 in Tigerville, Greenville, South Carolina, at age 70. William and Rebecca were buried in Tyger Baptist Church, Tigerville, Greenville, South Carolina.

Children of William2 Odam and Rebecca Brown all born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

6. Keziah2 Odam (John1); born circa 1825 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of John Odam and Mary Polly Dill; married Henry Wright circa 1846 in Greenville, South Carolina.

Henry Wright was born in 1824.

The known children of Keziah2 Odam and Henry Wright all born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

Generation Three

7. John P.3 Odam (James2, John1); born 23 Feb 1840 in Greenville, South Carolina, son of James Odam and Mary (Polly) A. Pennington; married Judah Angeline Dill; John died 24 Feb 1895 in Greenville, South Carolina, at age 55; buried 26 Feb 1895 in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Greer, Greenville, South Carolina.

Judah Angeline Dill was born circa 1832 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of Stephen Dill Jr. and Mary Barrett. Judah died after 1895 in Greenville, South Carolina.

Children of John P.3 Odam and Judah Angeline Dill all born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

8. Catherine Elizabeth3 Odam (James2, John1); born 8 Jun 1842 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of James Odam and Mary (Polly) A. Pennington; married Jasper Newton Sudduth 1857 in Greenville, South Carolina; Catherine died 21 Jul 1923 in Greenville, South Carolina, at age 81; buried in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Greer, Greenville, South Carolina.

Jasper Newton Sudduth was born on 5 Mar 1837 in Greenville, South Carolina, son of John Fielding Sudduth and Rachel McMakin. Jasper died 5 Apr 1924 in Greenville, South Carolina, at age 87. He was buried in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Greer, Greenville, South Carolina.

Children of Catherine Elizabeth3 Odam and Jasper Newton Sudduth all born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

9. Mary Ellen3 Odam (James2, John1); born 26 Jul 1844, daughter of James Odam and Mary (Polly) A. Pennington; married Lewis Cleveland Sudduth; Mary died 28 Jul 1924 in Greenville, South Carolina, at age 80; buried in Gowensville Baptist Church, Gowensville, Greenville, South Carolina.

Lewis Cleveland Sudduth was born on 30 Apr 1851 in Greenville, South Carolina, son of Andrew Sudduth and Mary Ellen Turner. In Greenville, South Carolina. He was buried in Gowensville Baptist Church, Gowensville, Greenville, South Carolina.

Children of Mary Ellen3 Odam and Lewis Cleveland Sudduth all born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

10. James Knox Polk3 Odam (James2, John1); born 18 Dec 1846 in Greenville, South Carolina, son of James Odam and Mary (Polly) A. Pennington; married Martha Ann Campbell circa 1870 in Greenville, South Carolina; James died 27 Mar 1926 in Greenville, South Carolina, at age 79; buried 29 Mar 1926 in Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, Greenville, South Carolina.

Before his marriage to Martha Campbell, James K.P. Odam had two children by Annette Sudduth.

Children of James Knox Polk3 Odam and Annette Sudduth both born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

Martha Ann Campbell was born on 3 Apr 1850, daughter of John Landrum Pap Campbell and Nancy Jane Williams. Martha died 17 Mar 1927 in Greenville, South Carolina, at age 76. She was buried on 19 Mar 1927 in Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, Greenville, South Carolina.

Children of James Knox Polk3 Odam and Martha Ann Campbell all born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

11. Sarah (Sally) Jane3 Odam (James2, John1); born 14 Sep 1848 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of James Odam and Mary (Polly) A. Pennington; married Tandy Walker Moon 24 Oct 1867 in Greenville, South Carolina; Sarah died 6 Oct 1926 in Greer, Greenville, South Carolina, at age 78; buried 7 Oct 1926 in Highland Baptist Church, Greenville, South Carolina.

Tandy Walker Moon was born on 15 Nov 1844, son of Gideon Moon and Lucinda Greer. Tandy died 24 Aug 1911 in Greenville, South Carolina, at age 66. He was buried in Highland Baptist Church, Greenville, South Carolina.

Children of Sarah (Sally) Jane3 Odam and Tandy Walker Moon all born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

12. Thomas Jefferson3 Odam (James2, John1); born 5 Apr 1855 in Greenville, South Carolina, son of James Odam and Mary (Polly) A. Pennington; married Ella Wilson 1881; Thomas died 3 Sep 1913 in Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, at age 58; buried in Antioch Baptist Church, Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Ella Wilson was born on 5 Feb 1863 in Greenville, South Carolina. Ella died 15 May 1944 in Greensboro, North Carolina, at age 81. She was buried in Antioch Baptist Church, Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Children of Thomas Jefferson3 Odam and Ella Wilson were as follows:

13. John James3 Odam (Court House John) (Madison2, John1); born 21 Feb 1839 in Greenville, South Carolina, son of Madison Odam and Clarinda (Marinda) Dill; 1st married Sophoria Stroud circa 1861 in Greenville, South Carolina; married 2d Martha E. Grice 31 Oct 1871 in Greenville, South Carolina; John died 6 Mar 1921 in City View, Greenville, South Carolina, at age 82; buried 8 Mar 1921 in Graceland Cemetery, Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina.

Sophoria Stroud was born in 1848 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of John Stroud and Mary A. Neves. Sophoria died 1870 in Greenville, South Carolina.

Children of John James3 Odam and Sophoria Stroud both born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

Martha E. Grice was born on 2 Aug 1851 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, daughter of John Grice and Emaline Jones. Martha died 22 Apr 1935 in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, at age 83. She was buried on 23 Apr 1935 in Graceland Cemetery, Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina.

Children of John James3 Odam and Martha E. Grice all born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

14. Sarah E.3 Odam (Madison2, John1); born 13 Jan 1842 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of Madison Odam and Clarinda (Marinda) Dill; married Robert J. Wade; Sarah died 10 Aug 1915 in Greenville, South Carolina, at age 73; buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Piedmont, Greenville, South Carolina.

Robert J. Wade was born on 2 Nov 1836 in Greenville, South Carolina. Robert died 28 Oct 1922 in Greenville, South Carolina, at age 85. He was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Piedmont, Greenville, South Carolina.

Children of Sarah E.3 Odam and Robert J. Wade all born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

15. Minerva Evaline3 Odam (Madison2, John1); born 15 Aug 1850 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of Madison Odam and Clarinda (Marinda) Dill; married Rev. James A. Christopher in Greenville , South Carolina (his second marriage); Minerva died 21 Mar 1927 in Piedmont, Greenville, South Carolina, at age 76; buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Piedmont, Greenville, South Carolina.

Rev. James A. Christopher was born on 30 Jun 1850. James died 28 Dec 1895 in Greenville, South Carolina, at age 45. Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Piedmont, Greenville, South Carolina.

Children of Minerva Evaline3 Odam and Rev. James A. Christopher all born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

16. Mahala Jane3 Odam (Madison2, John1); born 15 Apr 1856 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of Madison Odam and Clarinda (Marinda) Dill; Mahala died 12 Mar 1932 in Piedmont, Greenville, South Carolina, at age 75; buried 13 Mar 1932 in Rose Hill Cemetery, Piedmont, Greenville, South Carolina.

Children of Mahala Jane3 Odam, both born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

17. Martha Jane3 Odam (John2, John1); born 1841 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of John Odam and Mary Atkins; probably died in Henderson, North Carolina; probably buried in Mill Pond Cemetery, Henderson, North Carolina.

Children of Martha Jane3 Odam all born in Henderson, North Carolina, were as follows:

18. James Monroe3 Odam (John2, John1); born 1847 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, son of John Odam and Mary Atkins; married Martha Louise Lou Dunlap 14 Apr 1870 in Henderson, North Carolina; James died 1899 in Henderson, North Carolina; probably buried in Mill Pond Cemetery, Henderson, North Carolina.

Martha Louise Lou Dunlap was born on 10 Dec 1845 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of Henry Dunlap and Letty Ravan. Martha died 1 Feb 1924 in Henderson, North Carolina, at age 78. She was buried on 2 Feb 1924 in St. Mathews Methodist Church Cemetery, Hillgirt, Henderson, North Carolina.

Children of James Monroe3 Odam and Martha Louise Lou Dunlap were as follows:

19. William S.3 Odam (John2, John1); born 3 Jul 1850 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, son of John Odam and Mary Atkins; married Sarah Ann Tinsley 4 May 1876 in Henderson, North Carolina; William died 22 Jul 1924 in Judson Mill Village, Greenville, South Carolina, at age 74; buried 23 Jul 1924 in Mountain View Methodist Church, Greenville, South Carolina.

Sarah Ann Tinsley was born on 3 Oct 1850, daughter of Rev. William Tinsley and Mary Ray. Sarah died 5 Aug 1917 in Greenville, South Carolina, at age 66. She was buried in Mountain View Methodist Church, Greenville, South Carolina.

Children of William S.3 Odam and Sarah Ann Tinsley all born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

20. Mary Elizabeth3 Odam (John2, John1); born 28 Aug 1859 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, daughter of John Odam and Mary Atkins; married George Washington Corn 16 Apr 1876 in Edneyville, Henderson, North Carolina; Mary died 23 Nov 1922 in Henderson, North Carolina, at age 63; buried in Mill Pond Cemetery, Henderson, North Carolina.

George Washington Corn was born on 5 Dec 1852 in Henderson, North Carolina, son of Drury S Corn and Sarah Ann Phillips. George died 12 Sep 1933 in Henderson, North Carolina, at age 80. He was buried in Mill Pond Cemetery, Henderson, North Carolina.

Children of Mary Elizabeth3 Odam and George Washington Corn both born in Henderson, North Carolina, were as follows:

21. Sarah A.3 Odam (John2, John1); born Oct 1860 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, daughter of John Odam and Mary Atkins; married Pinkney Fowler 9 Mar 1876 in Henderson, North Carolina; Sarah died 2 Feb 1929 in Henderson, North Carolina, at age 68.

Pinkney Fowler was born in Jun 1851 in Henderson, North Carolina.

Children of Sarah A.3 Odam and Pinkney Fowler were as follows:

22. Dolphus Columbus3 Odam (William2, John1); born 21 May 1850 in Greenville, South Carolina, son of William Odam and Rebecca Brown; married Margaret Elliott Pearson 27 Dec 1874. D. C. died 6 Apr 1912 in Greenville, South Carolina, at age 61; buried in Fews Chapel Methodist Church, Greer, Greenville, South Carolina.

Margaret Elliott Pearson was born on 20 Nov 1850 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of James B. Pearson and Rebecca Ross Glenn. Margaret died 2 Feb 1912 in Greenville, South Carolina, at age 61. She was buried in Fews Chapel Methodist Church, Greer, Greenville, South Carolina.

Children of Dolphus Columbus3 Odam and Margaret Elliott Pearson all born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

23. William D.3 Odam (William2, John1); born 19 Aug 1852 in Greenville, South Carolina, son of William Odam and Rebecca Brown; married Lucinda Edwards; William died 22 Feb 1905 in Greenville, South Carolina, at age 52.

Lucinda Edwards was born in Jun 1860 in Greenville, South Carolina.

Children of William D.3 Odam and Lucinda Edwards all born in Greenville, South Carolina, were as follows:

24. Rebecca3 Odam (William2, John1); born 27 Jun 1854 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of William Odam and Rebecca Brown; married Jim Matt Dill Odam, son of Martha Jane Odam; died 30 Jul 1929 at age 75; buried 31 Jul 1929 at Tyger Baptist Church.

Jim Matt Dill Odam was a son of Martha Jane Odam and grandson of John Odam and Mary Atkins as mentioned above.

Children of Rebecca3 Odam and Jim Matt Dill Odam were as follows:

25. George D.3 Odam (William2, John1); born 13 Jul 1859 in Greenville, South Carolina, son of William Odam and Rebecca Brown; married Hattie Southerlin 1893 in Greenville, South Carolina; George died 21 Jan 1922 in Highland Township, Greenville, South Carolina, at age 62; buried 22 Jan 1922 in Tyger Baptist Church, Tigerville, Greenville, South Carolina.

Hattie Southerlin was born on 15 May 1874 in Greenville, South Carolina, daughter of Phillip Perry Southerlin and Taletha Permelia Hightower. Hattie died 29 Jul 1955 at age 81. She was buried in Tyger Baptist Church, Tigerville, Greenville, South Carolina.

Children of George D.3 Odam and Hattie Southerlin were:


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