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William O'Dell, II

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Newport Pagnells, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: circa 1699 (64-72)
Rye, Westchester, NY
Place of Burial: Fairfield, , CT
Immediate Family:

Son of William S. O'Dell, Sr. and Rebecca O'Dell
Husband of Sarah Odell
Father of John Odell; Sarah O'Dell; Samuel O'Dell; Hackaliah O Dell; Jonathan Odell and 4 others
Brother of James O'Dell; Rebecca Odell and John Odell, I
Half brother of thomas odell

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About William O'Dell, Jr.

Children of William ODELL and Rebecca BROWN:

William Odell, born about 1634; died in Rye, Westchester, New York, 1697. Manning has him born 1634, of Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, England. Married Sara Vowles.

James Odell, born in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, 2 January 1640; buried in Concord, 4 April 1641. (Birth and death record NEHGR, 4:272)

Rebecca Odell, born in Concord, 17 Jul 1642. Married Samuel Morehouse. Birth record, NEHGR, 4:272.

John Odell, married Mary (Joanna) Walker.

Children of William Odell and Agnes Franklyn are:

	384	i.	 	William Odell, Jr., born November 14, 1630 in Cranfield, England; died 1697 in Rye, New York; married Sara Vowles 1664 in Weathersfield, CT.
		ii.	 	Thomas Odell764, born February 17, 1632/33 in Cranfield, England; died Unknown.
	Notes for Thomas Odell:

Thomas isn't mentioned in Poole's Odell Genealogy.

3. WILLIAM WOODHULL3 ODELL (WILLIAM2, RICHARD1) was born November 14, 1634 in Parish of Odell, Bedfordshire, England, and died 1700 in Fairfield, CT. He married SARA VOWLES 1664 in Rye, NY. She was born 1649 in Rye, Westchester Co., NY, and died 1697 in Fairfield, CT.


In 1681 William owned 400 acres of land in Fairfield and was one of the Proprietors of Rye, NY. A proprietor was one of a company organized to purchase land from the Indians, to live on the lands and to dispose of them as a group. In a petition dated October 2, 1662, he signed his name, William Woodhull. William in 1684 gave a deed of land in Rye, NY to son Samuel, and a deed of land to son John in 1693, also in Rye, NY.

William, at his death, gave half his property to oldest son John, and the other half to be divided by his other sons.


Children of WILLIAM ODELL and SARA VOWLES are:

6. i. JOHN4 ODELL, b. 1665, Rye, Westchester Co., NY; d. 1735, Fordham Manor, Westchester Co., NY.

	ii.	 	SARAH ODELL, b. 1668, Fairfield, CT; d. Westbury, Long Island, NY; m. JOHN CROCKER; b. Abt. 1668.
	Notes for SARAH ODELL:

Did this Sarah marrying a 2nd time?


First Families of America pg 233


7. John, 2d Lord of Manor of Fordham; vestryman, precinct of Yonkers, 1703; m. 1686, Sarah Odell and had issue.


Odell, Sarah

Spouse: John Archer

Marriage Date: 1686

State: New York

Marriage ID: 2220286428

Publication: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (quarterly), 1932,

     selected extracts Page: 24 

Publisher: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Published: New York, NY

7. iii. SAMUEL ODELL, b. 1670, Rye, Westchester Co., NY; d. 1720, NY.

	iv.	 	HACKALIAH ODELL, b. 1672, Rye, Westchester Co., NY; d. Aft. 1685, NY.

8. v. ISAAC ODELL, b. 1675, Fairfield, CT; d. 1710.

	vi.	 	JONATHAN ODELL, b. 1676, Rye, Westchester Co., NY; d. 1754, Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY; m. MARY TOMPKINS; b. 1676, Eastchester Co., NY; d. Bef. 1718.

Isaac and Jonathan married sisters: Anne and Mary Tompkins.

Also, the following articles. Since Isaac aligned with the English and relocated to Canada, it would be likely that the Odell/Tomkins referred would be the line of Jonathan and Mary Tompkins Odell:

Article 1:

The Odell Rochambeau House - 425 Ridge Road - Hartsdale, 10530 - Westchester County - Dating back to 1732, George Washington and the Count de Rochambeau met here during the summer of 1781 to plan the battle of Yorktown. The house is now a museum by appointment only, containing colonial era artifacts, farm implements, tools and household items. (Source: HV/Net - Hudson Valley Network.) This house was built by John Tompkins and is also referred to as the Tompkins-Odell House and is still standing. The Sons of the American Revolution currently own the home.

Article 2:

"The Odell House, which served as Rochambeau's headquarters during a six-week period in 1781, is currently being restored by the New York Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution. Sections of the historic building were opened to the public this summer, according to Robert J. Stackpole, chairman of the SAR's Odell House-Rochambeau Committee, and the work should be completed by 1976.

Located in New York's Westchester County, the Odell House was the site where the final alliance of American and French forces was forged. It was here that Rochambeau magnanimously offered one-half of his military fund to Washington when the Continental Army was on the verge of bankruptcy -- an offer that was gratefully accepted.

From July 6, 1781 until August 18 the house was occupied by Lt. Gen. Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeau, Count de Rochambeau, a French military hero who had been sent to the United States in 1780 to command a French expeditionary force of 5,000.

After a year of inactivity in Newport, Rhode Island, Rochambeau's forces joined Washington's Continental Army in Westchester. Washington favored a seige of New York. Rochambeau, upon finding the reduced number of troops at Washington's disposal, did not share his optimism for a successful battle for New York. The two armies waited for nearly six weeks until word came that Admiral de Grasse and the French Navy were off the coast of Virginia and would support any action in that region. Washington and Rochambeau conferred and agreed upon action against Cornwallis in Virginia.


The final stumbling block to Washington was that he had no hard currency to pay his troops and feared that most of them would refuse to make the long march south. Rochambeau then gave Washington half of his own military fund. The combined armies marched from Westchester on August 8 and arrived at Yorktown September 28.

The Odell family owned the property until 1965. Miss Elizabeth W. Odell (1882 - 1973) deeded the homestead, approximately one acre of land, and a collection of colonial furnishings and family mementoes to the New York Chapter. Sons of the American Revolution, on July 29, 1965 with the sole provision that the chapter seek to achieve its preservation and restoration for the historical education of future generations of Americans.

Reprinted from USA 200, the official publication of the Bicentennial Council of the Thirteen Original States, P.O. Box 200, Glen Ridge, New Jersey 07028.

(Editor's Note: The Masonic membership of Count de Rochambeau has not been verified, but it has been mentioned that he attended meetings with LaFayette at Loge la Candeur."


Abstracts of Wills Vol II 1708-1728

Page 143.--WILLIAM KERKE. In the name of God, Amen, April 14, 1713. I, William Kerke, of the manor of Pelham, in the County of Westchester, yeoman, being sick. I leave to my wife Billaise one cow, three sheep and two lambs. To my daughter Judith, two heifers, three sheep and one lamb. To my son William, my cane and rapier and four pairs of silver shirt buttons and one pair of silver buckles. To my son Thomas, one heifer, two cows, two lambs and one gun. I appoint Isaac Contire, of Pelham, and JONATHAN ODELL, of Eastchester, executors, to take care of all my lands, messuages and tenements until my children are of age, and then to dispose of it to them. Signed, William Kerke.

Witnesses, William Ward, William Fowler, John Cuer. Proved before Caleb Heathcote, June 6, 1719.


Brothers; Jonathan & Isaac Odell married daughters of Edward Tompkins:

Isaac married Mary (mentioned in her father's will)

Jonathan married Ann (since Jonathan is mentioned in the will, Anne Patience must have died prior to it being written).

	vii.	 	STEPHEN ODELL, b. 1677, Rye, Westchester Co., NY; d. Dutchess Co., NY.

The southern O'Dells are related to Samuel, Isaac (except son Joshua who immigrated to Canada), and Stephen O'Dell.

	viii.	 	MICHAEL ODELL, b. 1679, Rye, Westchester Co., NY; d. Aft. 1711; m. SARAH BUSSING; b. Abt. 1679.
	ix.	 	MARY ODELL, b. 1681, Rye, Westchester Co., NY; m. MATTHEW VALENTINE; b. Abt. 1681.

Possibly the ancestor to the Valentine's of Cocke County, TN Valentines. (Not researched)


Immigration 1639 to Concord, Middlesex County, MA.

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William O'Dell, Jr.'s Timeline

November 14, 1630
Newport Pagnells, Buckinghamshire, England
November 14, 1630
Bedfordshire, , England
Age 34
Rye, Westchester, New York
Age 37
Rye, Westchester, NY
Age 39
Rye,Westchester,New York,USA
Age 41
Rye, Westchester Co., N. Y.
Age 44
Rye, Westchester Co., N. Y.
Age 44
White Plains, Westchester County, Province of New York
Age 46
Rye, Westchester, New York, USA