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 may have been dead. Their mother reported that year that she had borne 10 children, of whom only 8 were living.
---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. James T., being several years younger than John A., would be less likely the father.
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.