Jacob Odom, Jr. (1733 - 1831)

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Birthplace: Nansemond County, Virginia
Death: Died in Darlington, South Carolina, United States
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About Jacob Odom, Jr.

Jacob Odom was born 1733 in Nansemond County Virginia and died in 1831 in Darlington, South Carolina.

Parents: Abraham Odom Sr (1705-1771) and Jeni Dunn (1710-1805)


  1. 1st married unknown
  2. 2nd in ca 1785 to Martha Watson (1753-1817), widow of Captain Michael Watson (b. 1726), and daughter of John Elijah Watson (1718-1791) and Ann Blair Murphy (1722-1795)

Children of Jacob Odom and Martha Watson:

  1. Charity "Cherry" (b. 1790 d. 1821)
  2. Martha (d. 1805)
  3. Nancy m. Craven


  • 1787: Bought 2 parcels of land, in , a grant # 255, 100 acres on east side of Black Swamp. Nest to it, grant # 1066, 100 acres. State of NC, grant to Jacob Odom, 100 acres.


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Nansemond County, Virginia
May 21, 1791
Age 58
near Monetta, South Carolina, in Saluda County.

This site, approximately halfway between Augusta and Columbia, was the location of Jacob Odom's house, where George Washington spent the night of May 21, 1791, on his trip northward through South Carolina. His escort at this time consisted of Colonels Wade Hampton and Thomas Taylor, and Mr. Robert Lythgoe. This stop is noted in Washington's diary.

Age 98
Darlington, South Carolina, United States