COMMENT BY ELIZABETH SHOWN MILLS
Lillie is a *presumed* daughter of either John A. Odom (probable) or his brother James T. Odom (possible).
That presumption is based on the following:
---In 1900, Lillie J. Odom, born August 1895, appears as the last child in the household of John Odom (father of John A.) where she is identified as the granddaughter of John.
---John, born 1840, had only three sons of age to father Lillie: (1) His son William Franklin, born ca. October 1866; (2) John A., born 1872-73; and (3) James T., born 1876-77.
---In 1900, Frank is enumerated several households from the parental home; he had a 5-year-old of his own, in his household.
---In 1900, neither John A. nor James T. are found; both were oossibly dead. Their mother, that year, stated that she had born 10 children of whom only 8 were alive.
---Assuming that Lillie was not the illegitimate child of one of John's daughters, then John A. and James T. both remain candiates for the parent of Lillie.
---John A., being several years older than James T., would be more likely the father; James T., at her birth, would have been only 18 or so.
See 1900 U.S. Census, Oktibbeha County, MS, population schedule, Beat 4, Enumeration District 93, sheet 13-A, dwell./fam. 230, Frank Odom household; and Sheet 13-B, dwelling and family 245, John Odom household.