Three sons of Franklin Edward (Frank) O’Dell (1853- ), who was born in McCracken, Tenn., and later moved to Hickman Co., Ky., and Matilda Freeze O’Dell (1855- ) were in Clay County, Ark. by 1920. Frank was the son of Terry O’Dell Sr., and Sarah Davis O’Dell. Frank’s known children were Albert Jordon O’Dell, Katie Ann O’Dell married John W. Long in 1898 in Fulton, Ky., George Ronald O’Dell, and Robert Thomas O’Dell. Frank’s date of death and place is not known.
Albert Jordon O’Dell (1874-1952), son of Frank and Matilda, was born in Hickman Co., Ky. and is buried in the Mitchell Cemetery at Greenway. HE was married to Mattie Mae (Maggie) Hamilton, the daughter of John R. Hamilton and Rebecca (Becky) Sherfield Hamilton, who later married Benjamin F. Moss and had Moss children. Albert and Mattie had Lela M. (1902-1918) who married Jarrell James; Virgil married Helen Lawrence in 1938 and had Mary Fovall, and Virgil died in Los Angeles, age 78; Ivan Frank O’Dell; Essie B. Stokes; and Lindell (1918-1988) married Courn Dock Evans, and had one child. Lindell divorced Courn in Knox Co., Ohio after 27 years of marriage.
George Ronald O’Dell (1879-1962), son of Frank and Matilda, was born in Hickman Co., Ky., and is buried in the Piggott Cemetery. He married Florida Estell Hamilton, daughter of John R., and Rebecca Sherfield Hamilton, on Dec. 1, 1901 in Columbus, Ky. They had nine children: (1) Alma Beatrice O’Dell (1902-1967) married Charles P. Hargraves in Aug., 1918 and had Alene, Geneva Louise, Charles Joseph, Sula Jean, and Charles Joseph Hargraves. Charles had a barber shop in Rector, and they are buried in the Rector Cemetery. (2) Thelma B. Odell (1905- ) married T. D. Thomas and Laws Cargill and operated a Beauty Salon in Piggott for years. (3) Robert G. O’Dell (1907- ). (4) Louis H. O’Dell (1910- ). (4) Ruth Estill O’Dell (1913-1969) married Doilius McLeskey (1910-1991). He moved to Columbia, Mo. in 1971 and married again. (6) Inis B. O’Dell (1913-1969) married Laws Cargill, (a twin to Terry) and had five children: Dr. Michael Cargill who died in a traffic accident in 1977, Kay Cargill (1942-1992), Calvin L. Cargill Jr., Rebecca Ferguson, and Carole Sutfin. (7) Mary Alyene O’Dell married Claud M. Rogers who had two daughters by a first marriage. (8) Paul Melvin O’Dell (1921-2012) married Ellen Stephens and had Gary, Paula, and Kathy. (9) Kathleen O’Dell married a Randall and lived in Pocahontas.
Robert Thomas O’Dell (1883-1955), 71, son of Frank and Matilda, was born in Hickman Co., Ky. and died in the County Home in Piggott where he had stayed two months. HE married Laura Ellis, daughter of Green Francis and Levina Caldonia Burchett Ellis of Piggott, and had Ann Chroder, Omega O’Dell, Robeert and Hubert O’Dell of Ripley, Tenn. He is buried in Mitchell Cemetery.