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Family Sheet

Name: William Lacey O''dell Note Born: Abt 1836 at Claiborne County ? , , , Tennessee Married: 15 Aug 1854 at Claiborne County, , , Tennessee Died: 18 Mar 1862 at Knox County, , , Kentucky Father: Bartlett H. O''dell Mother: Elizabeth Quillen
Name: Sarah Ann (sally) Overby Note Born: Abt 1830 at 1830 1831 In Halifax? Mecklenburg? County, , , Virginia Died: Mar 1905 [7] Other Spouses: William A. Phelps Father: Henry Overbey Mother: Sylvania Overbey
Name: Elizabeth Mahala (lizzie) O''dell Born: 9 Oct 1855 at Claiborne County, , , Tennessee Died: 10 Feb 1929 at Laurel County, , , Kentucky Husband: Samuel I. Parman
Name: John Henry (bud) O''dell Born: 11 Sep 1857 at Laurel County, , , Kentucky Died: 26 Apr 1937 at Mishawaka, , St. Joseph County, Indiana Wife: Mary Johnson
Name: William Franklin (frank) O''dell Born: 12 Aug 1859 at Tazewell, , Claiborne County, Tennessee Died: 20 Feb 1948 at Plymouth, , Marshall County, Indiana Wife: Rachel Isabell (bell) Phelps
Name: Isaac Lacy (ike) O''dell Born: 18 Jan 1862 at Claiborne County, , , Tennessee Died: Nov 1940 at Los Angeles, , Los Angeles County, California Wife: Alcie Elizabeth Phelps
7). Elizabeth Ann Gilchrist Jun 1998 O Dell.GED
1). Civil War soldier, 2nd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment bobspu.ged BIO William Lacy O DELL was evidently the last of 8 known children born to Bartlett H. and Elizabeth QUILLEN O DELL. Names and ages of William s siblings were originally provided by William J. HEINLE, a descendent of William O DELL s sister, Mary Pauline LAY. Birthdates have been calculated as closely as possible from census records from 1850 except where more recent data is available. Comments of witnesses in William s Civil War Pension File indicate that William and his future wife, Sarah OVERBEY had been acquainted, and were possibly neighbors as children. Ages, calculated from census records, indicate that the couple was married very early. William would have been only 18 Sarah was somewhat older than her husband. The couple evidently left Claiborne Co., and spent a brief time in Laurel Co., KY, where their 2nd child, John Henry, was born in 1857. Data found in Laurel Co. shows that William s older brother, Jordan, and his wife, Hannah, had moved to Laurel Co. by 1856. It is likely that William and Sarah were visiting with or had gone there with Jordan and Hannah O DELL. By 1859, William and Sarah were again residing in Claiborne Co. and seemingly remained there until William entered the Union Army. There is some question as to the precise date of William s mustering in, but one document states that he enrolled NOV 18 61 at Camp Calvert, KY to serve 3 years... William was assigned to Company E, of the 2nd Regiment of the Tennessee Volunteer Infantry. Private William L. ODLE died near CampCumberland Ford in Knox Co., KY on 18 MAR 1862. He was one of the many young soldiers who died of Typhoid Fever within just a few months of beginning military service. It is of some interest to note that William s brother, Marshall L. O DELL, enlisted in the U.S. Army at Camp Cumberlandford only twelve days before William died. This may indicate that Marshall had gone there, knowing that his younger brother was gravely ill, and that he was present or in the general vicinity at the time of William s death. It is not known, as of JAN 1995, if William s remains were re turned to the family in Claiborne Co., or if he was buried near the military camp in Knox Co. No record has been found, as of Feb. 1997, for his burial. Although his youngest son was only 14 months of age when William died, his name was carried on through the next two generations. William s youngest son, Isaac Lacey, named his first son William Lacey . William s second son, William Franklin, born in 1859 also honored his father s memory by naming his first son Lacy Abner O DELL . Compiler has documents which show three different dates for the marriage of Lacy and Sarah Ann OVERBEY. An affidavit signed by the minister who married the couple, William WILLIAMS, as well as a statementsigned by the Clerk of the Claiborne Co. Courts states that the record had been lost, that there was an error in recording Sarah s middle name and that the marriage was solemnized on 15 August 1854. One marriage index at the Claiborne Co. Library shows22 August 1854 another shows 28 August of that year. March, 1996 Hubert D. O DELL, grandson of William Lacy, loaned compiler the Family Record Sheets from his mother s Bible. On these sheets, Virginia Margaret PHELPS , the wife of Frank O DELL, had spelled her son s name as Lacy. This child was apparently named for his grandfather, so this may be an indication of the family s traditional spelling of the name. Records concerning William L. O DELL vary some spell his name Lacey and others Lacy. 23 Sept. 1997, compiler s husband found the following information on a computer internet genealogy site 2nd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment ODELL, William L. Private E Unk 21 18 Nov 1861 18Mar 1862. Non combat death. Died 18 Mar 1862 at Cumberland Ford KY. Cause of death disease. REF 1. The William F. & Virginia PHELPS O DELL Family Tree , unpublished genealogy by O.L. and Beverly WARREN Tulsa, OK 74132 2. U.S. Census, 1850 TN Claiborne Co. 7th Subd. E. Dist. p. 675 1348 1348 M.F. 432 874. 3. U.S. Census, 1860 TNClaiborne Co. 2nd Subd. Tazewell P.O. p.26 167 167 M.F. 653 1244. 4. Civil War Pension File WC 66 610 William L. O DELL. copy owned by compiler . 5. William J. HEINLE, 219 E. Date Avenue, Casa Grande, AZ 85222. 6. Claiborne County TN Marriage Records Book 3 p 47. Claiborne Co. Pub. Lib. Tazewell, TN. 7. CLAIBORNE COUNTY MARRIAGES 1838 1891 , Section I 1838 1868. Claiborne Co. Pub. Lib. Tazewell, TN. 8. Affidavit and Transcript of Marriage Register , both contained in C.W. Pension File WC 66 610. Sworn statement of the minister who performed the marriage of this couple and that of the clerk of the Court in Claiborne Co., TN re date of this marriage. 9. Family Record Sheets from the Bible of Virginia Margaret PHELPS O DELL owned by Hubert D. O DELL, P.O. Box 213, Mentone, IN 46539 Hubert is the grandson of William Lacy. 10. Claiborne County TN Home Page, Gen Web, 2nd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment, found by compiler s husband, E.H. GRUBB, 23 Sept. 1997. Source Elizabeth Ann Gilchrist Jun 1998 O Dell.GED
2).  bobspu.ged  m1. William Lacey O  Dell m2. William A. Phelps  Source  Notes re  William A. Phelps BIO  All reference sources agree that Sarah OVERBEY was born in Virginia. Her son  s marriage record in Book H, Laurel Co., KY, specifies Halifax Co., VA. Data sent to compiler by Connie HERRING, citing the book writtenby Paul OVERBEY, reports that she was born in 1831 in Mecklenburg, rather than Halifax County, VA.  Sally  was enumerated in the home of Henry and Sylvaney OVERBEY, Claiborne Co., TN Census, 1850. Henry OVERBEY  s name appears in the Civil War Pension Fileas a witness for the widowed Sarah, but his relationship is not stated.  Sarah  s mother  s name appears as  Sylvania,   Sylvia  and  Sylvaney , depending upon the document reviewed.  Sarah  s C.W. file states that  Sylvana  testifies that she was present at the births of each of Sarah  s children, but it does not state that she is the mother of Sarah  OVERBEY  O  DELL. Finally in September, 1997, compiler received evidence via Ms. HERRING, that confirms Sarah as the child of Henry and Sylvania OVERBEY. Trusting the 1850 1880 census data as to names, ages and birth  places is questionable. Apparently, neither of Sarah  s parents could read or write.  It would appear, however, that the family moved from VA to NC about 1835, although they may have returned to VAbefore moving to Claiborne Co., TN prior to Sarah  s marriage to William Lacey O  DELL in 1854.  The data from Paul L. OVERBAY  s book supports compiler  s assumptions.  The following is an excerpt from an e mail letter to compiler from Ms. HERRING, 30 Aug.1997  According to the book, Henry & Sylvania lived for a time in North Carolina, probably in Granville Co., which is just south of Halifax Co and where some of the OVERBY land was located ... They were back in Virginia, Mecklenburg or Halifax, when Smithwas born in 1834.  Tax lists indicate they lived in Stokes County, NC, from 1836 to 1840 and were listed there in the 1840 Census.  Three children were born there   Herod, John Calvin, and Christina.  The next two ...were born in Virginia...possibly Smyth Co.  A Henry OVERBEY bought land there in 1846 and deeded it back to the seller in 1856, after moving to Tennessee.  The census of 1850 found the family in Claiborne Co., TN ... Around 1865 they moved to Laurel Co., KY, living there until their deaths in the 1880s...  Sarah gives her age as of 22 AUG 1863, when she filed for widow  s  minor child  s pension as  34 . Calculation indicates a birthdate in 1829  this is one of four possibilities. There is also some conflict on the exact date of Sarah  s marriage to  Lacy  O  DELL. Documents in the C.W. Pension File give the date as 15 August 1854  one marriage index in the library at Tazewell, TN gives the date as 22 August 1854, the other says 28 August of that year. Apparently William and Sarah left Claiborne Co., TN for a brief period near the time of the birth of their second child, John Henry, who was born in Laurel Co., KY in 1857. They returned to Claiborne County, TN where the last two children, William and Isaac Lacey, were born in 1859 and 1861, respectively.  Isaac,the youngest,  was thought to be about 14 months old when his father died in a Union military camp in March, 1862.  Two statements in Sarah  s Widow  s Pension File say that Isaac was two months old when his father died.  About 1865, Sarah returned with her 4 children to Laurel Co., KY. She resided near Laurel Bridge, KY until her marriage to William A. PHELPS in 1874. After the marriage, the family lived in the Bush area  Bush  s Store P.O.  near London, KY. In 1875, William PHELPS made application and wasgiven guardianship of Sarah  s two children who were still under 16. This helped Sarah in her attempts to obtain the minor children  s Civil War pension. After PHELP  S death Sarah applied again and was granted her widow  s pension from William O  DELL  s military service.  In 1888, she and Nancy O  DELL, Lacey  s sister, testified on behalf of Sylvania OVERBEY as she applied for widow  s Pension after Henry  s OVERBEY  s death. At that time, Sarah gave her age as  53 . The statement is made that both Nancy and Sarah have known the OVERBY  s  since 1850 . This would seem to negate Sarah  s relationship to Sylvania but compiler suspects the statement was made from Nancy  s viewpoint and did not consider Sarah  s relationship to the couple. The  Pensioner Dropped  document found in O  DELL  s Civil War File gives Sarah OVERBY O  DELL  s date of death as  MAR   1905.  The place of death was not given in that document. A great grandson wrote in his unpublished family history, that Sarah died in southern INDIANA.  The correct place of death and the place of burial are not known by compiler as of Jan. 1995.  Her last recorded address with the Federal Pension Bureau was Laurel Bridge, Laurel County, KY. Sarah was found as a  boarder  in the home of Will Henry and Hannah JOHNSON on the 1900 census.  Will Henry was a brother to to Sarah  s daughter  in law, Mary  JOHNSON  O  DELL, wife of John Henry  Bud.   By 1910, at least three of Sarah  s children had moved to IN, first to Montgomery County, near Crawfordsville. It is possible that Sarah was with one of the families at the time of her death, however, compiler has been unsuccessful in finding any record of her death in Montgomery, Vigo, or Fulton Counties in IN or in Laurel County, KY.  No burial site has been found for her.  REF  1.   The Wm. F. & Va. PHELPS O  DELL Family Tree,  unpublished  O.L. & Beverly WARREN  Tulsa, OK  74132. 2.  U.S.Census, 1850  TN  Claiborne Co.  7th Subd.  E Dist.  Dw.  1088 Fam. 1088. Microfilm  432 874. 3.  U.S.Census, 1860  TN  Claiborne Co.  Tazewell P.O.  p.26   167  167. Microfilm   653 1244. 4.  U.S.Census, 1870  KY  Laurel Co.  Lynn Camp P.O.  p.22   153  153. Microfilm   593 480. 5.  U.S.Census, 1880  KY  Laurel Co.  E.D. 57  p.16   118  122. Microfilm   T9 427. 6.  U.S.Census, 1900  KY  Laurel Co.  E.D. 150  Sheet  9   154  156. Microfilm  623 537. 7.  Civil War Pension file  WC 66 610   William L. O  DELL  Copy owned by compiler.  8.   Laurel County KY Marriage Records , Book BB  p. 203  Office of the County Clerk  London, KY.   Copy ownedby compiler.  9.   Laurel County KY Marriage Records , Book H  p.97. Office of the County Clerk  London, KY.   Copy owned by compiler.  10. Claiborne County TN Marriage Records   Book 3  p 47  Claiborne Co. Public Library  Tazewell, TN. 11.  CLAIBORNE COUNTY MARRIAGES 1838 1891 , Section I   1838 1868. Claiborne Co. Pub. Lib.  Tazewell, TN. 12. C.W. Pension File   SC 110437  Henry OVERBEY.  Copy owned by compiler.  Birth year of Sarah OVERBEY calculated from stated age on document. 13. Connie HERRING , desc. of J. Smith OVERBEY  citing  HENRY AND SYLVANIA OVERBEY OF MECKLENBURG CO. VIRGINIA AND THEIR DESCENDANTS 1804 1974,  by Paul L. OVERBAY, 1117 Catawba St., Kingsport, TN., pub. 1974. Source  Elizabeth  Ann  Gilchrist Jun 1998 O  Dell.GED


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