Biography of John S. O'Dell
Wayne County, NY Biographies





O'Dell, John S., a native of Washington county, born May 31, 1845, is the second of two sons and one daughter of James and Hannah (Williams) O'Dell, natives of Washington county. They came to Marion in 1866, and settled on the farm now owned by our subject. James O'Dell was a shoemaker by trade, at which he worked in Washingtnn county, but he had a farm. The grandparents were James and Sallie O'Dell, of Washington county. He was a carpenter and millwright by trade. He went from Washington county to Onondaga and thence to Alleghany county, where he died. The paternal great grandfather was Solomon Dutcher of Washington county. The father of our subject remains on the farm till the death of his wife, September 27, 1887. Soon after he sold the farm to his son John J., and returned to his native county, where he still resides aged seventy eight years. Our subject tarried in 1878 Emma E., daughter of Edwin Curtis of Marion, and they have one daughter, Hattie, born July 6, 1883. Mr. O'Dell's farm consists of one hundred acres, and he follows general farming and fruit growing.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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