Pike Thomas family

The Odum Family in Florida

The descendants of
Leonard Odum
Liberty County, Georgia
and
Volusia County, Florida
1826 - 1905


Leonard William Odum, son of James Odum and Mary Thomas, was born on 20 Nov 1826 in Bulloch County, Georgia and died in 1905 in Volusia County, Florida at age 79.

Leonard married Sarah J. (perhaps Dukes or Dykes?) about 1846. Sarah was born in Sep 1828 in Georgia and died abpout 1900-1910 in Volusia County, Florida. Sarah is also listed as Sarah Catherine on one census. I have not been able to identify Sarah's parents.

In 1850 the couple was living in Liberty County, Georgia, with one child, Sina, then shown as 5 months old. Leonard's 13 year old brother, Henry Odum, was living with them, apparently having moved there from Bulloch County after the death of their mother in 1849. Around 1858, the family moved to the western part of Volusia County, Florida, where they remained, but Henry did not accompany them.

Leonard and Sarah had 11 children: Sina, James W., George, Leaston Emery, John Breckinridge, Georgia Ann, Laura D., Barbara E., Sarah Jane, Leonard, and Alice.1

Leonard William Odum, son of James Odum and Mary Thomas, was born on 20 Nov 1826 in Bulloch County, Georgia, died on 6 Aug 1905 in DeLeon Springs, Volusia County, Florida at age 78, and was buried in Spring Garden, Volusia County, Florida.

Leonard married Sarah J. about 1846 in Georgia. Sarah was born in Sep 1828 in Georgia. They had 11 children: Isabel, James W., George, Leaston Emery, John Breckinridge, Georgia Ann, Laura D., Barbara E., Sarah Jane, Leonard, and Alice.

Isabel Odum was born in Dec 1849 in Georgia and died in Jul 1859 at age 9. Another name for Isabel was Sina.

James W. Odum was born in May 1851 in Georgia and died in 1903 in Volusia County, Florida at age 52.

James married Martha Ann Clifton, daughter of Henry Clifton and Martha Blackwelder, on 8 Dec 1870 in Volusia County, Florida. Martha was born in Feb 1850 in Georgia, died on 6 Jan 1916 in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida at age 65, and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida. They had five children: John Leonard, Chatham Brantly, Sina Isabell, James Henry, and Grover Cleveland.

John Leonard Odum was born about 1872 in Florida, died on 17 Mar 1923 in Daytona, Volusia County, Florida about age 51, and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida.

John married Ida Starling, daughter of Rolin R. Starling and Martha, on 5 Nov 1893 in Volusia County, Florida. Ida was born on 7 Apr 1874 in Florida, died on 3 Nov 1919 in Volusia County, Florida at age 45, and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida. They had six children: Mildred, Clarence Richardson, Herald Leonard, Lois, Bessie Frances, and Josephine.

Chatham Brantly Odum was born in Mar 1874 in Florida, died on 3 Jan 1937 in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida at age 62, and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida.

Chatham married Peoria Penelope Finley about 1898. Peoria was born in May 1881 in New Jersey, died on 5 Aug 1967 in Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia at age 86, and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida. They had nine children: George E., Leslie M., Maxine Aurelia, Jeannette Joycelin, Carlyle Finley, Dorothy Louise, Willard Brantley, Frieda M., and Chatam Finley.

Sina Isabell Odum was born in Nov 1876 in Florida and died in 1942 in Palm Beach County, Florida at age 66.

Sina married Charles C. Purdom on 12 Apr 1914 in Volusia County, Florida. Charles was born about 1868 in Florida, died on 28 Jan 1920 in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida about age 52, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Palm Beach County, Florida.

Sina next married Charles Joslyn on 16 Jun 1921 in Florida. Charles was born about 1872 in Missouri.

James Henry Odum was born about 1878 in Florida and died before 1900.

Grover Cleveland Odum was born on 7 Aug 1888 in Barberville, Volusia County, Florida, died in 1950 in Volusia County, Florida at age 62, and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida.

Grover married Grace A. Hammett, daughter of Charles Hammett and Adelaide, on 1 Mar 1911 in Volusia County, Florida. Grace was born about 1888 in Illinois, died in 1962 in Volusia County, Florida about age 74, and was buried in Pinewood Cemetery, Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida. They had three children: Ralph Allison, Edwin W., and Floyd.

George Odum was born about 1852 in Georgia and died before 1870.

Leaston Emery Odum was born on 7 Apr 1855 in Georgia, died on 18 Jul 1924 in Volusia County, Florida at age 69, and was buried in Lake Dias Cemetery, Volusia County, Florida.

Leaston married Sarah J. Cone, daughter of William A. Cone and Francis Hagan, on 29 May 1879 in Volusia County, Florida. The marriage ended in divorce. Sarah was born on 9 Jan 1854 in Bulloch County, Georgia, died on 27 Jul 1943 in Colleton County, South Carolina at age 89, and was buried in Black Creek Baptist Cemetery, Colleton County, South Carolina. They had six children: Leo C., William Carroll, Mary Ethel, Leroy Joseph, Ada A., and Frederick W.

Leo C. Odum was born on 13 Mar 1882 in Volusia County, Florida, died on 19 Sep 1905 in Spring Garden, Volusia County, Florida at age 23, and was buried in Lake Dias Cemetery, Volusia County, Florida. He never married and had no children.

William Carroll Odum was born on 18 Nov 1884 in Florida. Another name for William was Carroll William Odum.

William married Maud M. between 1900 and 1910. The marriage ended in divorce between 1920 and 1930. Maud was born about 1891 in New York.

Mary Ethel Odum was born in May 1887 in Florida and died on 7 Sep 1949 in Walterboro, Colleton County, South Carolina at age 62. Another name for Mary was Irene, Alene.

Mary married Harry Francis Petit, son of George W. Petit and Mary Benton. Harry was born about 1896 and died on 27 Apr 1953 in Walterboro, Colleton County, South Carolina about age 57. They had one daughter: Alene.

Leroy Joseph Odum was born on 10 Jul 1888 in DeLand, Volusia County, Florida and died in 1953 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida at age 65. Another name for Leroy was Roy.

Leroy married Katherine M. about 1914. Katherine was born about 1885 in Ireland. They had two children: Joseph L. and Marvin Eugene.

Ada A. Odum was born in Nov 1890 in Florida. Another name for Ada was Pearl.

Ada married Stanley.

Frederick W. Odum was born in Aug 1894 in Florida.

Leaston next married Ora E. about 1909. Ora was born about 1863 in North Carolina and died before 1920.

John Breckinridge Odum was born about 1857 in Georgia and died on 16 Feb 1935 in DeLand, Volusia County, Florida about age 78.

John married Florida L. about 1884. Florida was born in Apr 1867 in Florida and died in 1953 in Volusia County, Florida at age 86. Another name for Florida was Florrie. They had seven children: Stella E., Rubin, Pearl, Guy B., Thelma W., Florida B., and John A.

Stella E. Odum was born in Aug 1886 in Florida.

Stella married W. H. Jordan on 27 Aug 1911 in Volusia County, Florida.

Rubin Odum was born in Dec 1888 in Florida.

Pearl Odum was born on 26 Jun 1892 in Florida, died on 3 Feb 1973 in Seminole County, Florida at age 80, and was buried in Pinehurst Cemetery, DeLeon Springs, Volusia County, Florida.

Pearl married Charlie C. Flowers on 3 Aug 1921 in Volusia County, Florida. Charlie was born on 2 Nov 1884, died on 9 Aug 1975 in Volusia County, Florida at age 90, and was buried in Pinehurst Cemetery, DeLeon Springs, Volusia County, Florida.

Guy B. Odum was born on 12 Sep 1894 in Florida and died on 7 Feb 1971 in Volusia County, Florida at age 76.

Guy married Willie P. about 1925. Willie was born about 1901 in Virginia.

Thelma W. Odum was born in Sep 1897 in Florida.

Florida B. Odum was born about 1903 in Florida. Another name for Florida was Florrie.

Florida married Bowles about 1924. They had one daughter: Carmelita.

John A. Odum was born about 1908 in Florida and died in 1953 in Volusia County, Florida about age 45.

Georgia Ann Odum was born about 1859 in Florida and died before 1900 in Florida.

Georgia married Robert Calhoun Breland, son of Joseph Breland and Black, on 24 Dec 1876 in Volusia County, Florida. Robert was born on 8 May 1855 in South Carolina and died on 10 Aug 1916 in DeLand, Volusia County, Florida at age 61. They had four children: Joseph L., Ella, Birt, and Robert Calhoun.

Joseph L. Breland was born on 23 Oct 1877 in DeLeon Springs, Volusia County, Florida and died on 13 Jan 1938 in DeLeon Springs, Volusia County, Florida at age 60.

Joseph married Lizzie, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, about 1923. The marriage ended in divorce. Lizzie was born about 1894 in Virginia.

Joseph next married Hattie.

Ella Breland was born in Apr 1880 in Florida.

Ella married Wiley E. Smith, son of Lewis Smith and Margaret, about 1908. Wiley was born in Jan 1876 in Florida. They had two children: Bertha and Wren.

Birt Breland was born in Mar 1885 in Florida.

Robert Calhoun Breland was born on 5 Jan 1888 in DeLeon Springs, Volusia County, Florida.

Laura D. Odum was born about 1860 in Florida.

Laura married James J. D. Richardson on 12 Dec 1880 in Volusia County, Florida. James died.

Barbara E. Odum was born in Apr 1864 in Florida.

Barbara married Eugene A. Branch, son of James C. Branch and Medora Quinn, on 3 Aug 1884 in Volusia County, Florida. The marriage ended in divorce. Eugene was born in Mississippi and died in 1922 in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida. They had two children: Lula and James Leonard.

Lula Branch was born in Jul 1885 in Florida and died in 1953 in Duval County, Florida at age 68. Another name for Lula was Leila.

Lula married Herbert H. Marsh, son of Reubin Marsh Jr. and Mary J. Clanton, on 28 May 1905 in Volusia County, Florida. The marriage ended in divorce. Herbert was born in Dec 1877 in Florida and died on 4 Mar 1934 in Volusia County, Florida at age 56. They had two children: Andrew and Alice.

James Leonard Branch was born on 15 Oct 1889 in DeLand, Volusia County, Florida.

Barbara next married Wiley E. Smith, son of Lewis Smith and Margaret, on 28 Sep 1901 in Volusia County, Florida. The marriage ended in divorce. Wiley was born in Jan 1876 in Florida. They had one son: Lawrence Percy.

Lawrence Percy Smith was born about 1904 in Florida and died on 2 Sep 1933 in DeLand, Volusia County, Florida about age 29. Another name for Lawrence was Percy.

Lawrence married Eula Lecroy.

Barbara next married William G. Lastinger, son of William T. Lastinger and Alvina Dees, on 27 Feb 1909 in Volusia County, Florida. William was born on 7 Dec 1859 in Florida and died on 15 Dec 1917 in Clifton, Volusia County, Florida at age 58.

Sarah Jane Odum was born about 1867 in Florida.

Sarah married J. R. Cole on 26 Aug 1888 in Volusia County, Florida.

Leonard Odum was born in Feb 1869 in Florida, died on 7 Jan 1932 in DeLand, Volusia County, Florida at age 62, and was buried in Lake Dias Cemetery, Volusia County, Florida.

Alice Odum was born about 1872 in Florida.


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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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