Sarah Odom 1707
In his will in what became Edgefield District Abraham / Abram J. Odom Sr. mentions his plantation on Pipe Creek in Granville Co, and the tract of land on the Savannah River, formerly owned by Dennis McClendon and McClendon bought from Mr. DeLoatch. Abran Odom, Sr, was granted land 23 Mar 1755
Marriage: abt 1724Children:
1779 Old 96th
His wife Martha had married Michael Watson b: 10 APR 1726 son of WILLIAM WATSON and PENELOPE NEVILLE, then Jacob Odom married widow Martha Watson dau of John Elijah Watson and Ann Blair Murphy (Will recorded in Probate Judge's Office at Edgefield, SC in Book A, Page 29 and was made the 4th of April, 1788.) m. July 10, 1740 Isle of Wright County, VA. Both Mary and Martha had married Odums before this date. Wife: Ann Sons: Arthur Watson, Willis Murphy Watson, Jacob Watson, William Watson, John Watson Daus: Charity Anderson, Ceale Watson, Mary Odom, Martha Odom, Lucretia Jones
..... 2 Sealy ODUM d: Bef. 1817
............ 3 Priscilla HOLLAND
..... 2 Milly ODUM d: 1816
......... +1st husband Capt Benjamin RYAN b: Jul 21, 1745 d: Nov 11, 1813 Father: Benjamin RYAN Sr Mother: MARY
..... *2nd Husband of Milly ODUM:
......... +Samuel MARSH m: 1815 who then married widow Martha Blocker
*... 2 Willis ODUM
..... 2 Jane ODUM
..... 2 Abraham ODUM d: Bef. 1817
............ 3 Abraham ODUM
............ 3 Nancy ODUM
............ 3 Vicey ODUM
............ 3 Milly ODUM
............ 3 Lewis ODUM
............ 3 Jancy ODUM
............ 3 Sally ODUM
............ 3 Benjamin ODUM
..... 2 Jacob ODUM d: Bef. 1817
............ 3 Nancy ODUM
..... 2 Lewis ODUM d: Bef. 1817
............ 3 Sealy ODUM
..... 2 Mary ODUM d: Bef. 1817
......... +Sampson WILLIAMS
............ 3 Theophilus WILLIAMS
............ 3 Jane WILLIAMS
............ 3 Patty WILLIAMS
..... 2 Michael ODUM d: Bef. 1813
"I have a Willis Anderson Owdum who connects to my Dean ancestor - not the
direct line, but thru a different son":
Descendants of Willis Anderson Owdom
1 Willis Anderson OWDOM b: Nov 1826 in Edgefield Co, SC d: May 01, 1903
Burial: Dean Family Cemetery, Edgefield Co, SC
.. +Nancy Caroline DEAN b: Jan 01, 1828 in Edgefield Co, SC m: Aug 16, 1849
in Edgefield Co., SC d: Mar 12, 1902 Burial: Dean Family Cemetery, Edgefield
Co, SC Father: Bryant 'Bryan' DEAN Mother: Teresa "Trecy" HILL [Bryant
Dean's father is my 4-g-grand]
..... 2 William Watson OWDOM b: Abt. 1851
......... +EMMA b: Abt. 1861
............ 3 Lizzie OWDOM b: Abt. 1879
..... 2 James Benson ODUM b: Abt. 1853 in SC
......... +Sallie G. b: in SC
............ 3 Earnest OWDUM b: Apr 16, 1884 d: Jul 19, 1885 Burial: Dean
Family Cemetery, Edgefield Co, SC
..... 2 Theophilius A. 'Orphie' OWDON/ODOM b: Abt. 1858 in SC
......... +Carrie E. b: Abt. 1862 in SC
............ 3 Clifford W. ODOM b: Sep 1879
..... 2 Eller J. OWDOM b: Aug 12, 1860 d: Aug 29, 1864 Burial: Dean Family
Cemetery, Edgefield Co, SC
5) Lewis Odom
6) Jane "Jancy" Odom b ca 1778 Died:16 Dec 1816 Pinson, Jefferson, Alabama She is believed to be buried near the Peter Ingle Spring, where Peter Ingle built a home and lived before he departed for Blackwater Creek, now Winston Co, AL, near where the Ingle-Wakefield Cem, in 1826. FHL Marriage 1 Peter INGLE b: ABT. 1761 in Germany
- Married: ABT. 1804 in Franklin County, Georgia
- William Henry INGLE b: 1805 in Franklin County, Georgia
- George Washington INGLE b: 1807
- Sarah C. INGLE b: 1809
- Elizabeth INGLE b: 1812
- Peter Jack INGLE b: 24 Oct 1813
- Jacob Odom INGLE b: 21 Feb 1816
- Andrew Jackson INGLE b: 1820
Benjamin's brother Lt. Lacon Ryan b. 6 JAN 1747/48 had died. Benjamin's brother Capt. John Ryan and wife Martha moved to Walton Co GA. John's brother Lacon Ryan's orphans were Benjamin Ryan Jr of Morgan Co GA and daughter Sarah Ryan Moore Gallmann/Coleman who both became the heirs of Capt Ben Ryan..
6. Martha Odom 1761 m. Williams child Martha Williams
- Sampson WILLIAMS b: 21 JAN 1801 in South Carolina
- Mary WILLIAMS b: 28 NOV 1802 in South Carolina
- John WILLIAMS b: 12 SEP 1804 in South Carolina
- Jincy WILLIAMS b: 3 FEB 1806 in South Carolina
- Julius WILLIAMS b: 11 FEB 1810 in South Carolina
- Roland WILLIAMS b: 27 JAN 1812 in South Carolina
- Isaiah WILLIAMS b: 25 JAN 1813 in South Carolina
- Theophilis WILLIAMS b: 15 DEC 1813 in South Carolina
- Hiram WILLIAMS b: 17 OCT 1815 in Aiken County, SC
- Nancy WILLIAMS b: 4 JUN 1818
- Elender WILLIAMS b: 8 SEP 1820
- Emeory WILLIAMS b: 24 APR 1824
Unproven Odoms from Edgefield SC
Elkanah Odom1765–Died: 1840 Coweta, Georgia
Bethany Odom1765–William Hawthorne drew land in GA and married Bethany Odom
Dilditha Odom1810 Edgefield, SC
1820 Early GA Dildatha Odan
1830 Early GA Dldatha Odom
Elias Odom Edgefield, SC 1810
William Odom Edgefield, SC 1810
Willy Odom Edgefield, SC 1810
Wm Odom Edgefield, SC 1810
Milly Odom (Amelia or Emelia), daughter of Sibby Barnes and Abraham Odom Jr of Barnwell who fought at the battle of Cowpens, was said to be a woman of high spirit. She was ordered to pay damages for assulting a man- her husband Capt. Banjamin Ryan had to pay it. I imagine she got used to fending for her self during the War years. When she married Samuel Marsh she made a prenuptial agreement which prevented him from her assets thru her deceased husband Ryan since the estate was to go to the Ryan neices and nephews. She kept a large amount of English pounds locked up in a special chest which was locked up in a special room. She refused her new husband any of the money to give to his children. She was then murdered within a year of marrying Sam Marsh. It may have been an intruder who knew about her money but considering mr Marsh's divious behavior while she lay on the floor, it is supected that he did it out of greed. No one could prove it. Sam Marsh got hold of the keys in her pocket after the doctor finished examining her and took the pre marital agreement and money. He then tried to use the Benjamin Ryan estate for himself without relinquishing it to the nephew and niece of Benjamin Ryan (children of his brother Lacon) to whom the estate was supposed to go after her death. John Ryan, administrator, had to take Samuel Marsh to court.Samuel then married another widow Martha Blocker who was of good family and got out of town with her and her goods, so he must have been a real charmer.
The Ryan family
1) Capt. John Ryan b. Oct 30, 1743, died Oct 1, 1827; wife Martha. Will extract.
John Ryan of Edgefield Dist and state aforesaid, being of sound mind...
To my nephew Benjamin Ryan, a slave.
To John Ryan Reid son of ___ (Doc't) R. Reid a sum of $2000.
Lacon Ryan, son of my nephew Benj.
John S. Jeter the sum of $500
John E. Ryan, son of my nephew Benj. The plantation THEREON I now live plus more to equal 800 acres. He also gave him a large number of slaves
Elizabeth Berryman Ryan, wife of Lacon Ryan
Sally Gallman, my neice, the wife of Benjamin Gallman - 1000 acres granted to him by his Exceleency Thos Pinkney, March 1788, plus a list of negroes
He gives bequeaths to several free persons of color.
To my grand-nephews: John E. Ryan, Pickens E. Ryan, Benjamin Jabiz Ryan, Stanmore B Ryan, William G. Gallman
To grand-neice - Peggy C. Smith, wife of __ Smith, Mary E. Tilliman (sic), Wife of Benjamin Tilliman (sic), Elizabeth S. Mosley, wife of Mr. Mosley, Susan H. W. F.R.A.F.V. Gallman, Lucretia Burr Gallman, Edney F. Gallman, Rachael H. Gallman, Priscilla H. Gallman, and American Gallman (the land given to the women was given free of any claim by a present or future husband.)
Executors are to provide for Gilderoy for his fidelity and attachment to me.
John Ryan is security to a bond given on the 4th of June, 1817 by Benj. Gallamn
to the Commisioner in Equity the guardian for Mary E. Moore, Rachel Gallman,
William G. Galman, Elizabeth S. Gallman, Priscilla H. G, Susannah H. G. and
:Lucretia B. Gallman, he makes provisions for their security.
/w/March 13, 1827
filed 17th day of Oct, 1837
2) Capt. Benjamin Ryan b. July 21, 1743, died Nov. 11, 1813 (no children) wife Emelia "Milly" Odom;
3) Lt. Lake "Lacon" Ryan b. June 6, 1748 died Nov. 4, 1785. wife Margaret 14 Aug 1784. Will of Lacon Ryan, Abbeville Will Box 79 Pack 1942. Exrs: brothers John and Benjamin Ryan, Arthur Simkins. Witn: Saml Walker, Conrad Gallman, Robt Bartlett. Wife Margaret Ryan [later married Wm. Harden]. Children: Benjamin, Sarah [Sarah/Sally Jane married George B. Moore; he died in 1806, then she married Benjamin Gallman, son of Gasper and Jemima Gallman, Ben Gallman buried in garden of home 7 miles S. of Edgefield, SC ]. Father Benjamin Ryan, Sr. Bequests to Peter Hilliard, 2 children Nancy and William Hilliard. Inventory 8 Feb 1786 by Isaac Foreman, Samuel Walker, Conrad Gallman. Abstracts of 96 District and Abbeville Wills and Bonds. Lake Ryan fathered 1. Benjamin Ryan Jr named after his uncle and grandfather and 2. Sarah Ryan who married 1st George Moore and 2nd Benjamin Gallman. These two children were to inherit the Capt Benjamin Ryan Sr estate from his widow Emelia "Milly" Odom after her death.
Ryan House in Barnwell
1) Lacon Ryan named after Benjamin's father, b: January 20, 1794 d: March 16, 1840 Burial: Ryan Family Cem., Edgefield Co, SC, married Elizabeth "Betty" Berryman, b: Abt. 1803 d: April 19, 1846 Burial: Ryan Family Cem., Edgefield Co, SC Eliza Lacon Ryan 10-year-old daughter of Lacon and Elizabeth Ryan died of scarlet fever on April 27, 1846 at her mother's home in Edgefield District. Edgefield Advertiser 6/24/1846
McClendon, Carlee T. (1977) EDGEFIELD DEATH NOTICES AND CEMETERY RECORDS. SCL 929.3 R13e Have the Obit of Lacon Ryan d. Mar 15, 1840
Edgefield Deed Book 7 pp 144-148. Lewis Clark to Samuel Walker. Land on Rogers Creek of Horn's Creek by Lacon Ryan, Samuel Walker, Daniel Marshall. Originally granted to Daniel Marshal
3) Benjamin Jabez Ryan b 1798-1806 named after his uncle, hotel keeper owned the Edgefield Hotel,married 2nd Frances A. Doby b: abt 1825 in SC Married: 24 FEB 1841 in Edgefield, SC Children Susan Cornelia Ryan b: abt 1842 in SC married William Blackwell, Adella Ryan b: abt 1843 in SC William P. Ryan b: abt 1845 in SC Elbert Lacon Ryan b: 4 JUL 1847 in SC married Catherine Cornelia Swearingen, Emily B. J. Ryan b: abt 1850 in SC Alma V. Ryan b: abt 1858 in SC
4) Margaret "Peggy"C. Ryan married a Smith
5) Sampson Ryan 1813
|Wm. C. Jordan||22|
Benjamin G. Ryan (____ - 1862)*
Jabez B. Ryan (1841 - 1862)*
8) William C. Ryan
Son of Pickens Butler Ryan and wife Rebecca is is Jabez B. Ryan b. 1841 d. Jan. 30, 1862 at Willow Brook Cemetery and Benjamin G. Ryan who died also 1862 in the Civil War
There were other Stanmore B. Ryans in the family.
two more- not sure whose children these are yet-
John Ryan - born 11 Feb 1828,
Stanmore B Ryan b ca 1831 he attended school in Litchfield Conn., later returned to SC and was a bachelor in the 1850 census worth $6000 and lived in Wise, Edgefield Co SC, married 26 Feb 1856 to Unity G. Swearingen born Oct 1834, Captured while serving with 5th SC Cavalry Regiment CSA; 19 Feb 1865 Columbia, South Carolina Children were Pierce F Ryan b: January 1858 in South Carolina (m. Nancy Garlington Phinney who had at least 8 children) and Walter Hill Ryan b: 30 Nov 1872 in South Carolina (m. Annie Rich) Burial info- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=RY&GSfn=s&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=43&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=38843763&df=all&
RYAN, Stanmore Butler: 17/A, 5/D–PVT, Edgefield Dist. b. Jun 1833. 5' 11" tall, dark complexion, dark hair, blue eyes, occupation: planter. Enlisted at Charleston, SC, 26 Feb 1862, age 30. WIA (head, slightly) at Trevilian Station, VA, 12 Jun 1864. Capt. at Killian's Mill near Columbia, SC, 19 Feb 1865. Sent to Hart Island, NY, and released, 16 Jun 1865. Post-war, farmer in Edgefield Co., SC. Living in 1900. m. Unity G. SWEARINGEN, 26 Feb 1856.
Ryan, B. E. was an Edgefield District SC Vols., ‘‘Old ‘96 Boy’’ of the Mexican War, Edgefield Advertiser
(Data extracted by Charles Dyson Rodenbough, from the personal ledger of John Ryan 1802-1827.
- Awivia GALLMAN
- William Goforth Moore (GALLMAN) b: 10 JUL 1805 in Edgefield Co., SC died 19 Oct 1888 Louisiana adopted by Gallman, married Francesca A. Johnson and Jane Heard. He had 3 known sons- Benj. G. Gallman, Thomas B. Gallman and Francis B. Gallman
- Elizabeth S. GALLMAN b: 25 OCT 1807 in Edgefield Co., SC first child of union, died 1892 in Alabama m Middleton Moseley
- Rachel Harding GALLMAN b: 25 DEC 1809 in Edgefield Co., SC died 23 May 1829, 10 months after she married John E. Ryan and died having a son Benjamin Ryan
- Priscilla F. GALLMAN b: 16 JAN 1812 in Edgefield Co., SC died 22 September 1829 age 17
- Susan H.W.F.R.A.V. GALLMAN b: 12 MAY 1814 in Edgefield Co, SC Buried at Horns Creek Baptist Church m Stanmore B. Ryan
- Lucretia Burr GALLMAN b: 12 NOV 1816 in Edgefield Co., SC die 31 Dec 1896 Liberty Hill, Edgefield SC m Abner Bushnell
- Edney A. GALLMAN b: 1 FEB 1821 in Edgefield Co, SC Buried at Horns Creek Baptist Church m Monroe Augustine Ransom
- America Herbert Elder GALLMAN b: 6 AUG 1825 in Edgefield Co., SC m Sidney Smith Boyce
John Ryan to Joseph Griffin, Esq., land in Edgefield, on Horse Creek, laid out to Moses Kirkland, bounded by Samuel Robinson, Harmon Gallman, grant was originally made to John White, 7th May, 1774, from White since conveyed to Solomon Lucas, 17th of Oct. 1778, he to Wm. Naples, he to John Lyon [sic], in 1788 to Joseph Griffin.
Source: Motes & Motes, p. 244.
History of the Baptists p 161: "Horns Creek Church located about five miles south of the town of Edgefield and constituted about 1768, was probably a branch of Stephens Creek Church, though the history of its early years is lost. Rev. Messrs. Daniel Marshall, Saunders Walker, and Benjamin Harry covered this region with their missionary labors. Horns Creek Church appears as a member of the Georgia Association in 1788 with Hezekiah Walker as minister. In 1790 criticism of Mr. Walker came before the Bethel Association, which was about to proceed against him when a report was made in 1791 that Horns Creek Church had already acted in such a way as to produce "satisfaction respecting the charges "Hezekiah Walker, John Frasier, and Samuel Walker with several others members . . . did by their petition" ask and obtain incorporation by act of January 20, 1790, naming "The Baptist Church on Horns Creek in Edgefield County, in the State of South Carolina." John Bolger, a candidate for the ministry in 1792, soon left them."
History of the Baptists: "Between the years of 1772 and 1783,'there was almost complete suspension of religious work due mainly to the American Revolution. It appeared that Mr. Daniel Marshall, who organized Georgia's first Baptist Church (Kiokee) in 1772, was the only pastor of any denomination who shepherded a flock all the way through the conflict. He was the son of Presbyterian parents in Connecticut and was baptized at the age of 48 during the period in American Religion known as the "Great Awakening". Marshall began his journey to the South and on the way spent a number of years preaching to the Mohawk Indians in the wilderness. His early work brought immediate conflict with English rule as he was arrested for preaching. This incident occurred on one of his visits from South Carolina into Georgia in approximately the year 1770, a few miles north of Augusta near the Savannah River. The arresting officer was Mr. Samuel Cartledge who was only 19 or 20 years old at the time. Records are not clear as to who ordered the arrest, but it appears that Mr. Cartledge, as a constable, was performing his duty in accord with action taken by the state legislature. It seems Mr. Marshall was in prayer and conducting public worship when he felt heavy hands on his shoulders with the exclamation from Mr. Cartledge, "You are my prisoner!" At his trial it is said Mr. Marshall quoted much scripture and was ordered to stop preaching, but following the example of Paul he said: "Whether it be right to obey God rather than man, judge, ye". Mr. Cartledge was much impressed and deeply moved by this man and was later converted and became a member of Kiokee congregation, a Deacon and a Baptist preacher."
I wanted to take a moment and thank you for posting what is a most useful and informative blog recently. I was searching google for the keywords Odom and Edgefield County, and came across your blog, "Looking for Odom and Williams of Edgefield and Aiken SC". I believe I am descended from the Abraham and Sibby Odom family, but am currently trying to prove the connection.
I know there are a lot of people out there who erroneously try to claim descendancy from this Abraham, but I believe that I have pretty good circumstantial evidence that I am either descended from them, or have an ancestor who was a sibling or other close relation. My ancestor, Elkanah Odom, owned a piece of land in Sampson/Duplin County, North Carolina that was owned by an Abraham Odom originally. The other neighboring land purchases at the time were made by relatives of Abraham who married Sibby, and there are also witness names to deeds that consistently seem to be around this Odom family, including being associated with that parcel and neighboring parcels. These names all go back to Bertie County, North Carolina originally. I'm writing from memory here, as my information is on my other computer, but I've spent a lot of time on trying to trace my connection to Abraham and Sibby. I get stuck at Elkanah, whose parents I cannot conclusively identify, but I suspect he is a granson of Abraham and Sibby, or perhaps a nephew.
Elkanah had two land dealings (that I know of) in Duplin County, NC before moving to Edgefield County, SC somewhere around 1800. He never shows up in a census for any of these counties. From Edgefield, he moved right across the border to Columbia County, GA (in 1820 Columbia County census), and then moved on to Walton and Coweta Counties. I have a couple references to him in Edgefield, and his sibling, Dildatha Odom is in the 1800 and 1810 Edgefield censuses. I have managed to document him extremely well from 1820 to 1850, but have only hints of his activites before Georgia. He was born between 1768 and 1775, depending on which census age is correct.
So, after that longwinded explanation, I was wondering if you have ever come across Elkanah or any of his known siblings in your research of Edgefield County? (Siblings are Dildatha, Hallatia, and Bethany Harris, who married Revolutionary soldier Benjamin Harris) I wouldn't normally assume somebody might know something, but your blog is SO detailed, that it is obvious you have spent a lot of time in Edgefield research, so I thought it might be possible that you've come across these guys.
Thanks again for your wonderful blog! I really enjoyed reading it. I've come across a legal transcription of the Milly Odom ordeal before, but didn't really understand who any of the players were, or why there seemed to be a conflict among the heirs and her husband (if I'm remembering the document correctly). I spent a lot of time trying to figure out who all those people were because of the Edgefield connection, but I live in Arizona, and the internet is my only real tool for research. I was thrilled to read a full explanation and also some greater detail on the Odoms I am interested in.
If you are able to provide any clues to my Edgefield connection, I thank you in advance. If not, please continue to post your amazing blogs!
From Floyd H. Lawson, November 1998:
In 1798 BARNWELL DISTRICT was established.
Known children of Major Benjamin ODOM Sr. and Julia (Walker) ODOM include the following:
1. Martha Ann ODOM b. 1 Nov. 1779; d. 10 Sept 1843; m. Rev. Darling PEEPLES.
*2. Benjamin ODOM, Jr. born 6 AUG 1781 in Barnwell, South Carolina; d. 1847 Randolph Co., GA; m. Jane McCREARY. Son was James Samuel Odom b: 4 FEB 1814
**3. Michael W(ellington) ODOM b. ca 1794 in Barnwell Co SC; d. ca 1842, Madison Co MS; m. Dorcus WALKER.
4. Sarah ODOM married John MATHENEY.
5. Levica ODOM.
6. Julia ODOM.
7. Ann ODOM married Muke A. YOUN(G).
8. Emelia ODOM married John REED.
Michel in Barnwell 1860.
Name: Michal W Odom [Michael W Odom] Age in 1860: 60 Birth Year: abt 1800 Birthplace: South Carolina Home in 1860: Barnwell, South Carolina Gender: Male Post Office: Williston Value of real estate: Household Members:
Name Age 63 25 24 60 47 19 16
Michael's children were
- Emanuel ODOM b: 1811 in Barnwell County,South Carolina
- John ODOM b: 24 AUG 1812 in South Carolina
- Jesse B ODOM b: 4 APR 1818 in South Carolina
- Michael ODOM b: 1820
- Pinckney ODOM b: 7 APR 1820 in South Carolina
- Ann ODOM b: 1821 in Barnwell County,South Carolina
- Elias ODOM b: 1824 in South Carolina
- Benjamin Wellington ODOM b: 14 MAR 1828 in Barnwell County,South Carolina
- Mary Albany ODOM b: 29 DEC 1832 in Barnwell County,South Carolina
- Germina ODOM b: 1833 in South Carolina
- Serena ODOM
- Jamison ODOM
Major Benjamin ODOM born 16 DEC 1758 in South Carolina Death: 11 DEC 1822 in Barnwell, South Carolina (also noted as Captain Benjamin ODOM elsewhere), but it was several years before the estate was settled. Petition for Partition was entered 23 March 1824 in Court of Equity, Barnwell District, SC, and set up to be heard at the January Term 1825. The heirs petitioned the court to dispose of the property “that they had heretofore enjoyed the said property in common but it being inconvenient and also contrary to their intent to continue to do so” they wanted the estate divided. The estate, consisting of several hundred acres of land, was sold at auction and John REED, widower of the deceased Benjamin ODOM’s deceased daughter Emelia (ODOM) REED, bought the property.
During the 1830’s Michael W. ODOM left Barnwell, SC with his family and settled in Madison Co., Mississippi. One son Pinckney ODOM married and lived in Alabama for a few years. Probably soon after Michael’s death in 1842, Pinckney and three of his brothers John, Jesse, and Benjamin W. moved their families farther west to Union Parish, LA
Benjamin Odom Sr m. Julia Walker
son of Abraham Odom Jr ca 1725 of Barnwell SC and his wife Sibby Barnes
Birth: 6 DEC 1758
Death: 11 DEC 1822 in Barnwell, South Carolina
Memorandum of the sale of the Estate of Benjamin O'Dom Senr decd, made by Benjn O'Dom Jr William Walker administrators the 24th day of March 1823 Benjamin O'Dom1 Bay Mare$80 Julia O'Dom1 Roan Horse112 John Mitchell1 Bay Horse60 John H. Hare?1 Cow & Yearling10.621/2 Owen O'Dom1 Cow & yearling13.061/4 Levica O'Dom1 Cow & Yearling13.50289.183/4 Benjamin O'Dom1 Cow & Yearling15 Mose Hatley1 Cow & Calf14 ""12.75 ""11.75 Jonathan Jowery1 Cow & Calf12 Darling Peeples1 lot 4 Head ?? Cattle1888.50 William Carroll1 Cow & Yearling12 William Matheny1 Three year Bulls8 Julia O'Dom1 Negro Man (Jacob)630 Levica O'Dom1 Yellow Boy (Jack)512 Sarah O'Dom1 Small Blk Boy (Randy)239 "1 Negro wench (Dorcy)3001701 Mr. D.? Peeples1 Bed & Stead & Furniture31.50 "2 Bed Gum 1 @ $1 1 @ 1.121/22.121/2 William Blum1 Bed Gum1.25 Mr. D. Peeples"1.121/2 M. W. O'Dom"1.25 ""2.0039.25 Benjn O'Dom1 Black Sheep2.00 M. W. O'Dom1 lot plow Gear1.75 William Carrol1 drawing knife & lathe .75 William Matheny1 lot plows1.50 Hugh Roney1 axe & plow1.121/2 Isaac Watson1 lot Hoes .931/4 Benjn O'Dom5 Cow Hides5.0013.063/4 amount carried over2126 Amount Brot Forward2126 William Walker1 lot Blk Smith tools18 Ezekiel Perry1 old Waggon19.25 Benjn O'Dom1 loom $3.25 & 1 Table $25.25 Levica O'Dom2 Spinning Wheels2.00 Sarah O'Dom1 Iron Pot1.121/2 Abraham O'Dom10 Head Geese6.2553.25 Julia O'Dom1 lot Windsor chair4.0018.821/2 M. W. O'Dom1 " old chairs1.502198.121/2 Sabert O'Dom1 Table .561/4 Mr. Israel Walker1 trunk .683/4 Sarah O'Dom1 lot Hogs11.00 "1 lot Bacon lb @ 63/4------ M. W. O'Dom1 old Gun1.121/2 Henry Peeples54 2/3 Bushels Corn @ $154.00 "1000 lbs Fodder @ $1.0110.00 SignedBenjn ODom Admins. Wm Walker Benjamin O'Dom, [Jr.], Julia O'dom, Levica O'Dom, Sarah O'Dom, M. W. O'Dom, are known children of Benjamin O'dom, senr., deceased. His oldest daughter, Martha, was married to Mr. D. Peeples and another daughter Emelia was married to John Reed. Neither Emelia nor John Reed are listed in this document. Transcription of suit to partition property of Benjamin Odom made by James L. Holman in 1981: "South Carolina} Barnwell District} In Equity: "To the honorable the Judges of the Court of Equity of the said state Humbly complaining shew unto your Honor your Orator and Oratrixes, Benjamin Odom, Darling Peeples and Martha his wife, Sarah Odom, Muke A. Youn (g) and Ann his wife, Michael W. Odom, Levice Odom and Julia Odom of the District and State aforesaid that Benjamin Odom the elder the father of your Orators and Oratrixes late of the District and state aforesaid, that being seized in fee of and in all that plantation or tract of land containing about eight hundred and eight acres commonly called Kelley's Cowpens situate in the District aforesaid adjoining lands of Darling Peeples, Cornelius Tobin, and being so seized on or about the _____ day of _____ in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty ____ departed this life intestate whereupon the same descend to and become distributable among your Orators and Oratrixes and Benjamin Reed the only child of Emelia Reed deceased a daughter of the said intestate in equal eight parts, that is to say to your Orators and Oratrixes, Benjamin Odom, Michael W. Odom, Sarah Odom, Levice Odom and Julia Odom one eighth part, and to Darling Peeples and Martha his wife in the right of the said Martha one eighth part, to Muke a. Youn(g) and Ann his wife in right of the said Ann one eighth part, and to the said Benjamin Reed one other eighth part in undivided shares as tenants in common and your Orators and Oratrixes further shew unto your Honor that they have hereunto enjoyed the said premises in common, but it being inconvenient and also contrary to their intent to continue so to do, your Orators and Oratrixes are desirous that partition of the said premises should be made between them. But now so it is may it please your Honor that the said Benjamin Reed is an infant, and incapable of assenting to a partition of the said premises. In tender consideration whereof and for as much as your Orators and Oratrixes cannot have adequate relief unto the premises except in this Honorable Court where matters of partition are properly cognizable, and where the rights of infants can be properly protected. To the end therefore that the said Benjamin Reed may true and perfect answer make to all and singular the premises; and that a writ of partition may issue out of this Honorable Court to be directed to proper commissioners for the purpose of making a just and equal partition between your Orators and Oratrixes and the said Benjamin Reed so that each respectively may have and enjoy his, her and their own part or share in severalty; and that your Orators and Oratrixes may have such further and other relief in the premises as the nature of their case may require. May it please your Honor to grant to your Orator and Oratrixes a writ of subpoena to be directed to the said Benjamin Reed commanding him on a certain day and under a certain plan therein to be limited personally to be and appear before your Honor in this Honorable Court, and then and there true and perfect answer make to all and singular the premises and facts to stand by and perform such order and decree that as to your Honor shall seem agreeable to equity and good conscience. And your Orators and Oratrixes will ever pray and so forth. "Angus Patterson Counselor" Transcription of the purchase of Benjamin Odom's property at auction by John Reed, the widower of Emelia Odom and the father of Benjamin Reed: "The State of South Carolina Barnwell District In the Court of Equity "Whereas Benjamin Odom, Darling Peeples and Martha his wife, Sarah Odom, Muke A. Youn and Ann his wife, Michael W. Odom, Lovice Odom and Julia Odom filed their Bill of complaint in the honorable the Court of Equity for Barnwell District against Benjamin Reed on the twenty third day of March in the year of our Lord one-thousand eight-hundred and twenty four praying that a writ of partition might be issued to certain commissioners, to administer, lay off and divide a certain tract or parcel of land herein after mentioned and described belonging to the Estate of Benjamin Odom now deceased. And the cause being at issue before this Honorable Court came on to be heard at January Term when the said Court after full hearing thereof and mature deliberation in these premises did order, and adjudge and decree that the said tract or parcel of land containing eight hundred and eight acres should be sold by the commissioner of the said court at public auction on the terms and for the purposes mentioned in their Decretal order. In pursuance of the Decretal order of the Court, I Jennings O'Bannion Commissioner of the said Court, after legally advertising the same, did on the seventh day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty five issue to public sale the tract of land hereinafter intended more fully to be described; whereat John Reed became the purchaser of the said tract of land for the sum of two thousand and one dollars, having at that price the highest and last bid. . . ." 4/11/2005 Benjamin may be the Benjamin who served in Col. William Harden's regiment which was a part of Gen. Francis Marion's brigade. No proof yet if he is that Benjamin who is listed as the commanding officer of a Tory detachment that lost sixteen men at the Battle of Windy Hill in Dec. 1781. Here is a blurb about Col. Harden: "Now city engineer of Dawson, Terrell county, Mr. Harden represents the Harden family in a younger generation and his forefathers were among the most prominent citizens of south Georgia from the time of the Revolution down. Thomas Hutson Harden was born in Terrell county, was a son of Daniel McWhir Harden, a native of Bryan county, and a grandson of Thomas Hutson Harden, and a great-grandson of William Harden, the founder of this branch of the family in Georgia. William Harden was born in South Carolina. He served as captain of the Beauford Artillery from 1743 to 1785. In March, 1786, he was commander at Port Lyttleton. He was promoted colonel of militia under Gen. Stephen Bull, and in 1779 attacked the British at Wiggins Hill. He served as colonel under Gen. Francis Marion during the campaign of 1780 and 1781, and was in a number of skirmishes with the British and captured Fort Balfour with one hundred prisoners." (Source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~galiber3/harden1.html which lists its source as: A History of Savannah and South Georgia, Volume II Illustrated, William Harden; The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York, 1913, pp. 988-990
The Barnwell Odoms are listed here by:
Bettie Kroll ODOM (Mrs. J.Y.) 3 January 1993 INSCRIPTIONS ON MONUMENT TO REVEREND DARLING PEEPLES, HUSBAND OF MARTHA ANN ODOM - near Barnwell, South Carolina Sacred to the memory of The Reverend Darling Peeples Son of Henry and Sarah Peeples, who was born in Barnwell District, S.C. on the 24th Nov 1774 and died on the 3rd Jan 1850, aged 76 years, 1 month, 9 days He was a liberal contributor to Enterprise beneficial to the State; was the first to advocate the Temperance Reformation in Barnwell District, etc. "The path of the just is as the Shining Light That shineth more and more into the Perfect Day." Proverbs 4:18 Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Martha (ODOM) Peeples, who was born in Barnwell District, S.C. n the lst day of Nov. 1779 and died on the 10th Sept. 1848; aged 68 years 10 months, 10 days "Possessed of an Excellent mind, Great Fortitude, and kindness of Heart." "Thou art gone to the grave, But we will not deplore thee Though sorrows and darkness encompass thy tomb, The Savior hath past through its portals And the lamp of his love is the guide through its gloom." The children of Darling and Martha ODOM Peeples on East side of monument: Ann L. Duncan (Wm. H.) Mary P. Tarrant (Jas. W.) born 12th Nov 1817 born 22 Oct 1799 died Oct 1836 died 27 May 1820 Elizabeth A. Peeples Aged 20 yrs- 7 mos. 5 days born 21 Dec 1804 Henry M. Peeples died 28 June 1812 born 3 April 1797 Aged 7 years, 6 mos. 7 days died Jan 1824 Aged 26 years, 9 months John J. Peeples born 10 Jan 1814 Dr. Pinckney Peeples died 16 Jan 1814 born 27 Jan 1802 Aged 6 days died 13 April 1829 Aged 26 years. 2 mos. 17 days Benjamin F. Peeples born 18 April 1809 died 14 Oct 1819 Aged 10 years, 5 mos. 26 days
Ryan information from http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SCEDGEFI/2003-12/1070816474
From the NGS Book 51 No 2 pgs 114-118
John Ryan's Book by Charles Dyson Rodenbough
John Ryan's Book contains the combined accounts of the operation of his
plantations; his personal and family dealings; and the record of marriages,
births and deaths of his family, friends, neighbors and his slaves. It covers an
active period from 1802 until John Ryan's death in 1827, although their are
dates recorded from recollections prior to 1802. Since John Ryan was a man of
considerable note in the Ninety-six District of South Carolina his record covering
the period mentions many of the families in this area of South Carolina.
John Ryan was the son of Benjamin and Mary Ryan. His parents came to South
Carolina from Virginia (probably Augusta County). John Ryan is believed to
have been born near Edgefield, SC. He fought in the Indian Wars against the
Cherokees and in the Revolution as a Captain of the First South Carolina Militia,
Col LeRoy Hammond's Regiment. He is treated at length in Johnson's "Traditions
and Reminisences of the Revolution," but he is erroneously referred to there
as James Ryan. John Ryan had two brothers-Benjamin and Lacon. Altough all three
brothers married, only Lacon Ryan left issues-a son Benjaman and a daughter
The John Ryan Book is now the property of Mrs Juliette Loving Green, a
ggggranddaugher of Lacon Ryan. It was given to Mrs Green by Rev Herbert Boyce
Satcher, who himself is a gggrandson of Lacon Ryan. lacon Ryan's 2 children Benjamin and Sarah were the heirs of their childless uncle Cap Benjamin Ryan and his wife Milly Odom who was murdered, probably by her husband to illegally obtain his estate and rob the orphans. Over a period of years the
book has sustained a great deal of physical damage. Some pages have been lost,
others have been partially torn off. There has been damage from bugs, which have
eaten away portions of pages, and from water. Finally, during a period
corresponding roughly with the Civil War the book was used by the family for a
scrapebook, for pasting numerous newspaper clippings to the pages. This treatment
necessitated a great deal of tedious work for many hours in order to make out a
transcript of the contents. Dr. Satcher did most of this tedious work and the
complier has finished the work he started.
The following is a list of all references to births, deaths and marriages
(except slaves) as they are found in John Ryan's Book. All entries that might
indicate any useful information were included even ifthey are unclear or
incomplete due to damage to the book. Those words or letters that are not definitely
clear are italicized, as are portions of words which had to be assumend.
Words or dates that cannot be assumed with reasonable certainty are omitted as
indicated by dashes. Spelling has been correscted on all words except names.
1775 November Milly Odom came to this place. August 1776 Benjamin Ryan
married said Milly Odom.
--25 at night Capt. Gilbord Longstreet was married to -----Miss Elizabeth
Lee. Married by Bartee Esquire
18-- Nov'r 15 Benn Tillman and Mary Moor married
181- August 28 Mary Tillman's son was born
6 of Sep'r 1821 Mary Tillman's 2 son was born
1821 October 25 William Dobey's child was vorn a daughter. 2 sons and 1
1821 October 24 Polly Rambo's child was born her 4 child and no fathers all
November 5, 1821 Peggey Ryan and Pickens Ryan left this house and moved to
Benjamin Gallman to live.
James Cabbe was born in 1785 May 12.
--13 August 1804 Julie Ann Nobles was born.
Benjamin Ryan father of John Ryan, Benjamin Ryan and Lake Ryan was born in
the year of 1718. December 16, 1793 died in Edgefield.
Mary Ryan wife of Benjamin Ryan was born march 25, 1708 and died October 27,
1799. Aged 91.
John Ryan son of Benj'n Ryan was born October 30, 1743. (Added in another
handwriting) aged 84 years October 1827. Died on the 1st day of.
Benjamin Ryan son of Benjamin was born July 21, 1745.
Lacon Ryan son of Benjamin Ryan and mary Ryan his mother was born June 6,
1748 and died November 4, 1785. Aged 37 years.
1813 November 11 Benjamin Ryan Junior died son of Benjamin Ryan.
1816 May 29 Milly Ryan but now Mash was shot and killed. Died in her own
1817 may 7 Samuel mash married the widow Blocker. Abraham Marshel married
Martha Ryan was born in the year of our Lord on the 8th day of April 1748,
and departed this life on the 20th day of February 1818. Aged 70 years.
1804 August 3 Julie Ann Nobles was born.
1818 Nov'r 12 Mr. Quels son was born. (probably Carter Quels an overseer on
John Ryan's Estate)
1821 August 15 Benj'n Tillman's child was vorn a daughter.
1824 October -- day Carter Quels son was born.
1811 June 7 Judge Joseph Hightower cut his throat with a pen knife in his own
yard about daybreak.
1813 February 23 Jack White died.
1817 August 7 Joseph Rudon was married.
Patty Rudon was married to Capt. Abney 17 August 1817.
1814 July 7 Polley Pitman died wife of John Pitman.
1814 July 9 Sier Lamon wife died.
1814 September 1 Benj. william Longstreet died.
1814 Sepr. 1 Sam Roper wife died.
1814 Sepr 3 John Blocker Junior Esquire Died.
1814 August Abraham Hardes Died.
1814 Sepr. 3 James Eden died.
1814 August Mastrack Right died.
1814 October 2 James Lamon died.
1814 October 4 Frankey Ryan died.
1814 October 5 major Holleway died.
1814 November 2 Eden Lamon died.
1814 Sepr Robert Lamon died.
1814 December 24 Benjamin Darbey died.
1815 January 16 Harod Burt died.
1815 March 14 Mr. Oliver died wife of Nan Oliver.
1815 March 18 --ve Memes died.
1815 April 27 Drurey Adams died.
1815 April 26 Mr. Frazer died -----of Ben Frasher.
1815 June 4 Mrs. Swrengame died.
1815 June 6 John Olever died.
1815 July 6 Mrs. Johnson Died.
1815 August 17 Capt Richard Johnson died.
1815 June 11 William Nobles Peter was killed at the old willeson Sunday.
1815 September 1 day Ephram Fluel died.
1815 Sepr 20 Thomas Marbery died.
1815 Ocober in the first week of the month died Abson Roberts Eberson and
1815 November 5 John Barnes died.
1815 November 6 Major Barnes died.
1815 November 5 Robark Willeson died.
1815 Debr 22 Craford a member of the legislature died on his own horse.
Cemetery records in Edgefield Co SC for Ryan-
1850 Edgefield census Ryans:
22B 39 Ryan Adilla 7 South Carolina pg0018a.txt 83A 26 Ryan America 8 South Carolina pg0082a.txt 22B 36 Ryan B. J. 54 South Carolina pg0018a.txt 85B 33 Ryan Benj. J. 10 South Carolina pg0082a.txt 2A 41 Ryan Benja. 21 Edgefield,S.C. pg0001a.txt 82B 29 Ryan Benjamin G. 21 South Carolina pg0082a.txt 83A 24 Ryan Edney 13 South Carolina pg0082a.txt 22B 42 Ryan Emily B. J. 2/12 South Carolina pg0018a.txt 22B 37 Ryan Frances 25 South Carolina pg0018a.txt 85B 19 Ryan Jabes 12 South Carolina pg0082a.txt 8B 10 Ryan John E. F. 22 South Carolina pg0001a.txt 83A 25 Ryan Joseph 11 South Carolina pg0082a.txt 22B 41 Ryan Larken 3 South Carolina pg0018a.txt 83A 27 Ryan Lecretia 7 South Carolina pg0082a.txt 83A 28 Ryan Mary 5 South Carolina pg0082a.txt 85B 31 Ryan P. B. 37 South Carolina pg0082a.txt 85B 32 Ryan Rebecca 42 South Carolina pg0082a.txt 83A 23 Ryan Sarah 14 South Carolina pg0082a.txt 156B 12 Ryan Stanmore 20 So Ca pg0151b.txt 83A 22 Ryan Susan 37 South Carolina pg0082a.txt 22B 38 Ryan Susan C. 8 South Carolina pg0018a.txt 22B 40 Ryan William 5 South Carolina pg0018a.txt______________________________________________
1860 census EdgefieldEdgefield SC /1860/ census index/ Edgefield SC
Ryan Adella 16 SC 212 107A Edgefield C. H. Edgefield District Ryan Almer (Elmer) 2 SC 212 107A Edgefield C. H. Edgefield District Ryan America 18 S.C. 46 24A Graniteville Edgefield District Ryan B. G. 31 S.C. 82 42A Edgefield C H Edgefield District Ryan B. J. 62 SC 212 107A Edgefield C. H. Edgefield District Ryan Edwin 4 S.C. 82 42A Edgefield C H Edgefield District Ryan Elbert 12 SC 212 107A Edgefield C. H. Edgefield District Ryan Emma 10 SC 212 107A Edgefield C. H. Edgefield District Ryan F. A. 35 SC 212 107A Edgefield C. H. Edgefield District Ryan Joseph 19 S.C. 46 24A Graniteville Edgefield District Ryan Julius 21 SC 178 90A Colliers Edgefield District Ryan Louisa 27 S.C. 82 42A Edgefield C H Edgefield District Ryan Lucretia 17 S.C. 46 24A Graniteville Edgefield District Ryan Mary 15 S.C. 46 24A Graniteville Edgefield District Ryan P. B. E. 46 SC 131 66B Edgefield C. H. Edgefield District Ryan Pauline A. 6 S.C. 82 42A Edgefield C H Edgefield District Ryan Pierce F. 2 S.C. 81 41B Edgefield C H Edgefield District Ryan Rebecca 53 SC 131 66B Edgefield C. H. Edgefield District Ryan S. B. 28 S.C. 81 41B Edgefield C H Edgefield District Ryan S., Mrs. 47 S.C. 45 23B Graniteville Edgefield District Ryan Unity G. 28 S.C. 81 41B Edgefield C H Edgefield District Ryan Wm 14 SC 212 107A Edgefield C. H. Edgefield District
B.J. Ryan is Benjamin Jabez Ryan- Marriage 1 Frances A. Doby b: abt 1825 in SCMarried: 24 FEB 1841 in Edgefield, SCChildrenSusan Cornelia Ryan b: abt 1842 in SCAdella Ryan b: abt 1843 in SCWilliam P. Ryan b: abt 1845 in SCElbert Lacon Ryan b: 4 JUL 1847 in SCEmily B. J. Ryan b: abt 1850 in SCAlma V. Ryan b: abt 1858 in SC