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linda whitney (#48044339)
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Durl Odom
RE: Odom Family
I will send your info on to Mr. JR (as he is known to the group), and see what he is able to tell us.

As to whether we a related or not I do not have sufficient information to respond. Are you on Ancestry? If so, I have a post there that has several hundred Odom's on it.

If you will tell me a bit more about your family, I will happily tell you what I can.

My ggrandfather, William Malcolm, was born in GA. Grandfather, John Edward in Alabama. My father, Ithamer Edward "Buster" was also Alabama, but lived most of his life in Florida. I live in NW Fl.

If you would like to switch to email, my address is
Added by Durl Odom on Dec 21, 2015 2:57 PM
Durl Odom
RE: Odom Family
In this case, just the email. However, if you wish, I can send him the info as I sent it to the other person....just let me know. (He's a kindly old man who has lots of information...his only "sin" is that he lives in Texas. ha ha)
Added by Durl Odom on Dec 21, 2015 2:17 PM
Durl Odom
RE: Odom Family
Linda, I'm sorry of don't find anything; and a friend doesn't have anything either. Let me, however, give you an email address. Contact a Jimmy Ray Odom, Texas, who is the "Godfather" of the Odoms with whom I am acquainted. He should have some info. Durl
Added by Durl Odom on Dec 21, 2015 1:37 PM
Durl Odom
RE: Odom Family
Will see what I am able to dig up, and let you know....Durl
Added by Durl Odom on Dec 21, 2015 8:58 AM
Blanche Keating Collie
RE: Whitaker Family
Think you provided bits of missing information in my database. The pattern of births for Hudson's children is every two years except for a gap between Richard and William. I thought there were 2 infant deaths or two females we didn't have names for. I have added them on his memorial bio. A wise older family researcher gave me some words of wisdom when I started. "Pay attention to the dates - most important! You can't have a child older than than his/her mother!!"
The name, Susannah YOUNG Whitaker, is interesting. My ancestor, Samuel Hardy Whitaker married Margaret YOUNG. My husband's aunt once told me, "Honey, you marry what's available." We are now in Lubbock, Texas and also have a home in Las Vegas, New Mexico and cabin in mountains.
I am 85 years old and we celebrated our 65th wedding anniversary last month. like one of my favorite poets, Maya A. wrote, "I wouldn't take nothing for this journey now!"
Thanks for sharing.
Added by Blanche Keating Collie on Aug 14, 2013 11:18 AM
Blanche Keating Collie
RE: Whitaker Family
Linda, I think all of us have gone through this confusion. A lot of information you find may not fit or make sense at the time. I just kept a record of every thing I found. I have used a computer program PAF (Morman program, really the only one available when I started forty years ago - sure there are others now). I've spent hours recording records, information and tidbits I found. Copied by hand what I couldn't get zerox copies of. Spent hours in libraries (lived in Fort Worth area until recently which has one of the US archives branches and two of the best family history libraries). Much of this information is available on the Internet now (have belonged to for years). On site research was the next step. Before going to research at an actual location, I always had a plan. (My family say I am an organization freak - but you can't keep it all in your head.) On location, searched in courthouses, libraries etc. for records: (probate, marriage, deeds, civil cases, my husband always worked land and tax records to locate where ancestor(s) lived if possible - then we took a day to find the places). Visit cemeteries (Find A Grave is a treasure!!) We always made the local coffee shops - engaged the early morning coffee drinkers about the surnames researching - you'd be surprised what you sometimes learn. Then back home to organize the data. Record handwritten notes in my databases in computer program and file zerox copies by surnames and/or individuals. I surprise myself sometimes with all the neat information I have.
Our trips are limited now, age creeps up, but I research on the Internet and write from my family databases on my computer and paper files. Keeps me busy. lt's so nice to know there are younger descendants like you coming along who will carry on. Remember, data you uncover may not fit in a clear picture right off. DO file it away - someday it may be that missing piece of the puzzle. And sometimes you need a rest from one family line to get the fuzzies (confusion) out of your brain. So move over to another line - just go with what you find, record/file and have FUN.
Cousin Blanche
Added by Blanche Keating Collie on Aug 13, 2013 8:09 PM
Blanche Keating Collie
RE: Whitaker Family
You have it - seven generations. That makes us cousins - back almost to the " twig level" but definitely cousins. A goodly heritage!
Cousin Blanche
Added by Blanche Keating Collie on Aug 13, 2013 1:42 PM
Blanche Keating Collie
RE: Whitaker Family
Linda, So nice to hear from a descendant of James Dennard Whitaker. Our common ancestor, Hudson Whitaker, settled in the Wilkes County- Washington County area of Georgia after the Rev War. His ancestors were true pioneers and spread out over the country as land open up for settlement.
My Samuel Hardy Whitaker eased south through Georgia into Florida but left a married daughter, Susan, in Coweta County, Georgia. Her grandson, John Travis Snider, (my grandfather) Homesteaded in New Mexico Territory many years later.
I tracked our Whitaker brothers into Florida and your James Dennard Whitaker on to Alabama. This is History in Action. Let me know if I can be of any help with your search. I too, think Find A Grave is great. It is a "connector to our past" and helps honor our ancestors.
Added by Blanche Keating Collie on Aug 12, 2013 3:24 PM

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