During April 2018 I will be blogging about my memories as MOM OF 6 from A to Z . These challenge posts will also be found at Creation and Compassion http://marcyhowes.blogspot.com/

Friday, April 17, 2015

O is for Odell

  The Odell Family is from New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York.

(Westchester County New York incorporated and unincorporated areas.  New Rochelle highlighted.)

 Mary Ann Odell is the first of the line in my family tree, was born in New Rochelle in 1785, and died in the same town in 1865.  Mary Ann's great, great, great grandfather, William O'Dell was the first of the line to emigrate to this country, having been born in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England in the year 1630.  The records on familysearch.org show three generations of William O'Dells living out their lives in Cranfield.  In the fourth generation back, about 1540, the name O'Dell appears to have morphed from Wodell, and then from Wardell.  This gives me eight generations of Odell or O'Dell on my family tree, four in Westchester County, New York, and four in Bedfordshire, England.

(Bedfordshire is also the area where ancestor Isaac Wagstaff lived, in the town of Northill.)

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