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Susan Odell Terwilliger
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Birth: Jun. 7, 1810
Death: unknown

Birth: 7 Jun 1810
Death: ABT 1883 in Birdsall, , Allegany Co., NY
Burial: Until Day Dawns, Angelica, Allegany Co., NY

The wife of Levi Terwilliger was Susan Odell, d/o Austin, Sr. and Polly (Aiken) Odell who was born either 6/7/1810 or 6/7/1811. The 1850 census for town of Guilford, Chenango Co., NY lists Polly Aiken Odell residing with her son, Austin, Jr.; she being 69 years old.

Austin Odell, 33; $400; b NY; occcupation farmer
Lucretia Odell, 23
Mineza, male no age given
Frances, female, 3/12
Polly Odell, 69

The father of Susan Odell, Austin, Sr. was born 6/8/1774 and died 11/6/1827.
This information from Family Bible purchased by Josiah Terwilliger and
handed down to Levi and his wife Susan.

Family tradition in Odell family says that Austin Odell was French blooded. His death, according to tradition, was in the Unadilla River, having been found there with no water in his lungs and the family suspected he had been killed.

The above tradition passed on to my mother, co-researcher in early 1970's by a descendant of Austin Odell whom we found to be living at that time not far from the Terwilliger homestead in Guilford, Chenango Co., NY where Levi grew up.

The real story is NOT TRADITION, but TRUTH -- The day we visited the Odell family in Guilford, Mom had "guts enough to get out of the car" and ask the lady of the house even though a great big dog tried to prevent her from intruding...

Tradition says that Susan's mother, Polly, was of English descent and came from Chatham, ENGLAND. Polly was gifted with blue eyes and red hair. She was born 8/21/1781; died 1/23/1859. Source: Mrs. C. O'Dell (lady with big dog.)

From Tree Talks, Chenango Co., at Jervis Library, Rome, NY: In cemetery
between East Guilford and Rockdale on Unadilla River are buried:
Austin C. Odell 8/23/1815 - 6/9/1889 [brother to Susan Odell Terwilliger]
Lucretia, wife of Austin (no dates recorded in book)
Samuel Odell died 2/2/1892 at age 37 years.
Freddy R. Odell 3/8/1852 - 3/9/1869

Father: Austin C. ODELL b: 8 Jun 1774 in Queensbury, Warren Co, NY
Mother: Polly AKIN Aiken b: 21 Aug 1781 in COLUMBIA CO.,NY

Married: Levi TERWILLIGER b: 22 Jan 1805 in Guilford, , Chenango Co., NY
Married: 21 Oct 1830 in , , Chenango Co., NY

1. Benniah TERWILLIGER b: 28 Mar 1832 in Birdsall, , Allegany Co, NY
2. David Ariel TERWILLIGER b: 25 Sep 1833 in Birdsall, , Allegany Co, NY
3. Esther Ann TERWILLIGER DAVIS b: 8 Oct 1835 in Birdsall, , Allegany Co, NY
4. Helen TERWILLIGER b: 4 Jul 1838 in Birdsall, , Allegany Co, NY
5. Mariah TERWILLIGER b: 19 Jun 1839 in Birdsall, , Allegany Co, NY
6. Garret Odell TERWILLIGER b: 7 Apr 1848 in Birdsall, , Allegany Co., NY
7. Vaness TERWILLIGER b: 29 Jun 1849 in Birdsall, , Allegany Co, NY

* Notes by Ruth Jordan Thoden

Family links: 
  Levi Terwilliger (1805 - 1872)
  David R Terwilliger (1833 - 1864)*
  Benniah Terwilliger (1834 - 1865)*
  Esther Ann Terwilliger Scholes (1835 - 1916)*
  Maria Terwilliger Weir (1839 - 1912)*
  Garrett Odell Terwilliger (1848 - 1889)*
*Calculated relationship
Until the Day Dawn Cemetery
Allegany County
New York, USA
Created by: Zoe Tom
Record added: Jun 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70833479
Susan <i>Odell</i> Terwilliger
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