Pike Thomas family

Odum Genealogy

The descendants of
Isaac Odum
and
Elizabeth Warner
Wayne County, Georgia
1828 - ?


Isaac Odum, son of James and Mary Odum, was born April 28, 1828 in Bulloch County, Georgia. He married Elizabeth Warner September 13, 1849 in Wayne County, Georgia. They were counted in Wayne County on the 1850 federal census and had one son, Leonard who is shown as three months old when the census was taken.

Elizabeth Warner was born about 1827 in Georgia and was probably the daughter of William and Sarah Warner of Wayne County. The 1850 census shows Isaac and Elizabeth living next door to the Warners.

I could not find Isaac and his family on the 1860 census. However, Isaac did serve during the Civil War enlisting November 1862 as a private in Company K of the 54th Georgia Infantry Regiment. He was captured at Marietta, Georgia July 3, 1864 during Sherman's campaign and imprisoned at Camp Douglas in Chicago, Illinois. Isaac was released from Camp Douglas on June 16, 1865 after the end of the war.

I could find no record of Isaac or Elizabeth Odum on the 1870 or any subsequent census. All indications are that they died before 1870. The 1870 census, shows 3 of their children were scatted among different households in Wayne County:

  • Leonard Odum, age 20, is shown as a day laborer in the household of Sidney Pearson (female) in Wayne County. Leonard is one of several young men of different surnames shown as day laborers living in what appears to be a boarding house. This is Isaac and Elizabeth's son listed on the 1850 census.
  • Sarah Odum, age 12, is listed as a house servant in the household of James and Martha Herrin. This is 6 households away from Elizabeth Warner Odum's parents, William and Sarah Warner. Her 1926 death certificate lists her father as Isaac Odum.
  • Godfrey Odum, age 6, is listed in the household of Sarah Smith, Elizabeth Warner Odum's sister. I have not been able to locate this Godfrey Odum on any subsequent census. He either died or it is possible that this Godfrey Odum might be the same Godfrey Odum listed on the same census as a son of Henry Odum (Isaac's brother) in Appling County, GA.

Mary Odum, another child of Isaac and Elizabeth Odum, was not found on the 1870 census but appears on the 1880 Wayne County, Georgia census as Mary Bennett, age 26, wife of Westberry Bennett. She is identified through Sarah Odum living in the household and listed as sister-in-law to Westberry Bennett.

William Thomas Odum is probably another child of Isaac and Elizabeth Odum. William first appears on census records on the 1870 census in Pierce County, Georgia, as a 16 year old in "domestic service" in the Isham Aldridge household. Isham Aldridge is related to Elizabeth Warner's family through marriage and William may have been placed there after Isaac's and Elizabeth's deaths. I have no proof of William's parentage, but the probability is based on his age and lack of identification of other parents, William's middle name of "Thomas" (Isaac's mother's maiden name) and that William named his first son "Isaac." William's family information is included below after that of Isaac's confirmed children.


Isaac's confirmed children and their descendants are1:

Isaac and Elizabeth Warner had four children: Leonard W., Mary, Sarah, and Godfrey.

  1. Leonard W. Odum was born on 29 Mar 1850 in Wayne County, Georgia, died about 1 Jun 1919 about age 69, and was buried in 1919 in Screven City Cemetery, Wayne County, Georgia.

    Leonard married Martha Harrison, daughter of Horatio Nelson Harrison and Henrietta Burgess, about 1870. Martha was born on 26 Aug 1852 in Georgia, died on 23 Dec 1943 at age 91, and was buried in 1943 in Screven City Cemetery, Wayne County, Georgia. They had six children: Lula, William Henry, Rilla, Minnie, Lila Agnes, and Lawton N.

    • Lula Odum was born on 29 Dec 1871 in Georgia, died on 2 Dec 1959 at age 87, and was buried in 1959 in Liberty Church Cemetery, Wayne County, Georgia. Another name for Lula was Mittle L.

      Lula married John R. Graham on 23 Aug 1888 in Wayne County, Georgia. John was born on 24 Apr 1869 in South Carolina, died on 23 Oct 1936 at age 67, and was buried in 1936 in Liberty Church Cemetery, Wayne County, Georgia.

    • William Henry Odum was born on 11 Mar 1873 in Georgia.

      William married Magna about 1900. Magna was born about 1884 in Georgia. Another name for Magna was Maggie.

    • Rilla Odum was born in Dec 1874 in Georgia, died in 1910 at age 36, and was buried in 1910 in Screven City Cemetery (Old Sect.), Wayne County, Georgia.

      Rilla married Charles Wesley Royal on 18 May 1893 in Wayne County, Georgia. Charles was born on 22 Feb 1871, died on 3 Jun 1914 at age 43, and was buried in 1914 in Screven City Cemetery (Old Sect.), Wayne County, Georgia.

    • Minnie Odum was born about 1877 in Georgia.

    • Lila Agnes Odum was born about Oct 1879 in Georgia, died on 13 Oct 1918 about age 39, and was buried in 1918 in Liberty Church Cemetery, Wayne County, Georgia. Another name for Lila was Lilly.

      Lila married David Martin Hodge, son of Elias Hodge and Martha, on 24 Dec 1896 in Wayne County, Georgia. David was born on 1 Apr 1878, died on 31 Dec 1947 in Wayne County, Georgia at age 69, and was buried in 1947 in Liberty Church Cemetery, Wayne County, Georgia.

    • Lawton N. Odum was born about 1898 in Georgia, died on 2 Feb 1966 in Laurens County, Georgia about age 68, and was buried in Spring Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Wayne County, Georgia.

      Lawton married Alice L. about 1925. Alice was born about 1907 in Georgia and died on 19 Jun 1974 in Wayne County, Georgia about age 67.

  2. Mary Odum was born on 5 Feb 1856 in Georgia, died on 17 Sep 1930 in Wayne County, Georgia at age 74, and was buried in Bennett Cemetery, Wayne County, Georgia. Another name for Mary was Mollie.

    Mary married Westberry Bennett, son of Westberry Bennett and Elizabeth Padgett, about 1874. Westberry was born on 2 Sep 1853 in Georgia, died on 13 Mar 1930 in Wayne County, Georgia at age 76, and was buried in Bennett Cemetery, Wayne County, Georgia. They had nine children: William R., Elnora, Ida, Lawton Mayfield, Westberry, Ada, Vada, Elizabeth, and Leonard.

    • William R. Bennett was born on 22 Feb 1876 in Georgia, died on 2 May 1945 at age 69, and was buried in Bennett Cemetery, Wayne County, Georgia.

      William married Delia about 1895. Delia was born on 25 Aug 1875 in Georgia, died on 22 May 1945 at age 69, and was buried in Bennett Cemetery, Wayne County, Georgia. Another name for Delia was Annie A., Adelia.

    • Elnora Bennett was born about 1878 in Georgia.

    • Ida Bennett was born in 1879 in Georgia.

    • Lawton Mayfield Bennett was born on 22 Jun 1882 in Georgia, died on 22 Oct 1970 in Wayne County, Georgia at age 88, and was buried in Bennett Cemetery, Wayne County, Georgia.

      Lawton married Lottie about 1910. Lottie was born about 1894 in Georgia and died before 1930.

    • Westberry Bennett was born on 15 Aug 1885 in Georgia, died on 2 Dec 1969 in Ware County, Georgia at age 84, and was buried in Bennett Cemetery, Wayne County, Georgia.

      Westberry married Lucille about 1914. Lucille was born on 21 Oct 1896 in Alabama, died on 19 Aug 1984 at age 87, and was buried in Bennett Cemetery, Wayne County, Georgia.

    • Ada Bennett was born on 6 Oct 1888 in Georgia, died on 25 Mar 1971 in Wayne County, Georgia at age 82, and was buried in Bennett Cemetery, Wayne County, Georgia.

      Ada married Millard C. Kicklighter on 2 Feb 1908 in Wayne County, Georgia. Millard was born on 27 Aug 1884 in Georgia, died on 19 Dec 1972 in Wayne County, Georgia at age 88, and was buried in Bennett Cemetery, Wayne County, Georgia.

    • Vada Bennett was born in Dec 1891 in Georgia.

    • Elizabeth Bennett was born in Feb 1893 in Georgia and died on 25 Oct 1985 in Glynn County, Georgia at age 92. Another name for Elizabeth was Betsy.

      Elizabeth married Vernon L. Tyre on 18 Dec 1912 in Wayne County, Georgia. Vernon was born about 1894 in Georgia and died on 10 Oct 1966 in Glynn County, Georgia about age 72.

    • Leonard Bennett was born in Oct 1898 in Georgia.

      Leonard married Lillian in 1924. Lillian was born about 1907 in Georgia.

  3. Sarah Odum was born on 17 Mar 1858 in Georgia, died on 27 Nov 1926 in Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia at age 68, and was buried in Screven City Cemetery (Old Section), Wayne County, Georgia.

    Sarah married William Dover Highsmith, son of Noah Highsmith and Mary Eliza, about 1881. William was born about 1857 and died before 1900. They had seven children: James C., Leonard Defate, Geneva, Magnolia, William, Emma, and Martha.

    • James C. Highsmith was born in Oct 1882 in Georgia and died on 28 Aug 1919 in Wayne County, Georgia at age 36.

      James married Mozelle Tyre, daughter of John Tyre, on 6 May 1906 in Wayne County, Georgia. Mozelle was born about 1886 in Georgia.

      James next married Daisy B. Thornton, daughter of Thornton and Mary L., on 25 May 1901 in Wayne County, Georgia. Daisy was born in Apr 1882 in Georgia.

    • Leonard Defate Highsmith was born on 8 Jul 1883 in Georgia, died in 1964 at age 81, and was buried in Screven City Cemetery (Old Section), Wayne County, Georgia.

      Leonard married Emma Tyre on 17 Dec 1905 in Wayne County, Georgia. Emma was born in 1887, died in 1973 at age 86, and was buried in Screven City Cemetery (Old Section), Wayne County, Georgia.

    • Geneva Highsmith was born in Nov 1885 in Georgia and died in 1948 in Polk County, Florida at age 63.

      Geneva married Isham Marion Hurst, son of Hurst and Dora Ann, on 15 Dec 1904 in Wayne County, Georgia. Isham was born in Sep 1884 in Georgia and died in 1941 in Polk County, Florida at age 57.

    • Magnolia Highsmith was born in Jan 1890 in Georgia.

    • William Highsmith was born in Oct 1891 in Georgia.

    • Emma Highsmith was born in Dec 1892 in Georgia.

    • Martha Highsmith was born in Oct 1895 in Georgia. Another name for Martha was Mattie.

  4. Godfrey Odum was born about 1864 in Georgia.


Information regarding William T. Odum's family:

William Thomas Odum was born on 3 Dec 1854 in Georgia, died on 13 Jul 1918 in Wayne County, Georgia at age 63, and was buried in Highsmith Cemetery, Brantley County, Georgia.

William married Lucy Wainwright on 1 Oct 1874 in Glynn County, Georgia. Lucy was born about 1858 in Georgia, died on 10 Feb 1935 in Brantley County, Georgia about age 77, and was buried in Highsmith Cemetery, Brantley County, Georgia. They had six children: Alice, Mollie, Nora, Isaac W., Kate, and Bulah.

  • Alice Odum was born about 1876 in Georgia and died on 29 Mar 1953 in Glynn County, Georgia about age 77.

    Alice married Henry L. Lynn on 29 Aug 1897 in Wayne County, Georgia. Henry was born about 1867 in Georgia and died on 14 Feb 1954 in Brantley County, Georgia about age 87. They had five children: Millard James, William Thomas, Elizabeth, Lilliian, and Isaac.

  • Mollie Odum was born in Oct 1876 in Georgia. Another name for Mollie was Mary.

    Mollie married Alfonso Clinton Highsmith on 22 Apr 1900 in Wayne County, Georgia. Alfonso was born in Feb 1875 in Georgia and died in 1937 in Dade County, Florida at age 62. They had two children: Rosa Belle and Lucille.

  • Nora Odum was born about 1878 in Georgia.

    Nora married Edolphaus L. Brown, son of Brown and Annie, on 19 Aug 1902 in Wayne County, Georgia. Edolphaus was born about 1877 in Georgia and died before 1930. They had four children: Moutry, Edgar M., Thelma, and Cora Lee.

  • Isaac W. Odum was born about 1881 in Georgia and died on 18 Jan 1957 in Ware County, Georgia about age 76.

    Isaac married Daisy about 1903. Daisy was born about 1881 in Georgia and died on 8 Sep 1963 in Ware County, Georgia about age 82. They had five children: Fred, Annie Lee, Sam, Vernon, and Hazel.

  • Kate Odum was born about 1883 in Georgia.

    Kate married Bryant H. Johnson on 12 Apr 1903 in Wayne County, Georgia. Bryant was born about 1881 in Georgia. They had 11 children: Minnie, Lois, Newton, Lucy, Wilson, Rayford, Nora B., Harry, Mollie, Winford, and Grace.

  • Bulah Odum was born about 1885 in Georgia and died on 22 Feb 1959 in Brantley County, Georgia about age 74.

    Bulah married Martin Luther Parrott on 18 Jun 1906 in Wayne County, Georgia. Martin was born about 1886 in Georgia and died on 30 Apr 1957 in Brantley County, Georgia about age 71. They had 11 children: Estell, William, Pearl, Hansford J., Annie L., Daniel, Martin R., Perry, Ruth A., Reuben J., and Lena L.


Footnotes: (click number to return to text)
1Information is provided tracing the family for two or three generations. Unfortunately, more recent data has to be omitted for privacy and security reasons.


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