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Rachel J. O'Dell Allbee-Mays
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1863
Laurel County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 1898
Mercer County
Illinois, USA

Daughter of Rev. Elisha Jordan O'Dell (1827-1915) & Hannah Williams O'Dell (1830-1911). Married David Henry Allbee (1854-1896) on 11-19-1887 in Mercer Co., Ill.
Her children are Lela Arta Allbee McNeal, born 1-12-1891, died 3-15-1970 and Jessie Pearl Allbee Damp, born 10-19-1893, died 12-2-1972. After David's death in 1896, Rachel married William Adelbert Mays (1866-1933) on 8-25-1897 in Mercer Co., Ill.
Her siblings are Nathaniel Calvin O'Dell (1849-1909), Elizabeth Ann O'Dell Gaines Dunbar (1850-1929), Martha O'Dell, Mary O'Dell (1853-18XX), William O'Dell, James Montgomery O'Dell (1858-1949), Darlin Jessie O'Dell (1860-1946), Sarah Margaret O'Dell Strickland (1866-1919), Joseph Hiram O'Dell (1868-1949) and Susan Ellen O'Dell Sheese (1870-1945).
After Rachel's death at age 35, her daughters Lela and Jessie were raised by their Grandparents Rev. Elisha and Hannah O'Dell. 
Family links: 
  Elisha Jordan O'Dell (1827 - 1915)
  Hannah Williams O'Dell (1830 - 1911)
  William Adelbert Mays (1866 - 1933)
  David Henry Allbee (1856 - 1896)*
  Lela Arta Allbee McNeal (1891 - 1970)*
  Jessie Pearl Allbee Damp (1893 - 1972)*
  Nathaniel Calvin O'Dell (1849 - 1909)*
  Elizabeth Ann O'Dell Gaines Dunbar (1850 - 1929)*
  James Montgomery O'Dell (1858 - 1949)*
  Darlin Jesse O'Dell (1860 - 1946)*
  Rachel J. O'Dell Allbee-Mays (1863 - 1898)
  Sarah Margaret O'Dell Strickland (1866 - 1919)*
  Joseph Hiram O'Dell (1868 - 1949)*
  Susan Ellen O'Dell Sheese (1870 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Duncan Cemetery
Mercer County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Larry McNeal
Record added: Jun 08, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5524787
Rachel J. <i>O'Dell</i> Allbee-Mays
Added by: Valarie McNeal-Smith
Rachel J. <i>O'Dell</i> Allbee-Mays
Added by: Larry McNeal
Rachel J. <i>O'Dell</i> Allbee-Mays
Added by: Larry McNeal
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What a beautiful young woman that the world lost too soon. Proud to be your gr grand niece.
- Judith Ann Allbee Stenerson
 Added: May. 9, 2008
Never got the chance to know you but want you to know that your daughters grew up to be wonderful women, that raised up good families themselves. Also hope to meet you one day, because we believe in the power of miracles. All our Love to you Great Grandma...(Read more)
- B.J. & family
 Added: Jul. 29, 2003
Rest well Grandma till we meet some day.
- Larry McNeal
 Added: Nov. 4, 2001

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