Elizabeth (Mary) Odell, daughter of John and Mary [Joanna] (Walker) Odell, born in Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, about 1674; died in Windham, Windham, Connecticut, 1744. She married in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, on 16 May 1694, Abel Bingham (Deacon) , son of Deacon Thomas and Mary (Mabel) (Rudd) Bingham, born in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, 25 June 1669; died in Windham, 5 March 1745
John Odell, son of William and Rebecca (Brown) Odell, born 1643, died in Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1707. He married in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, before 1665, Mary (Joanna) Walker, born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, 1 November 1654; died about 1712, daughter of Robert Walker and Sarah (Leager) Walker.
John was made freeman by the General Assembly in 1664. In 1666, in behalf of his father William, he joined with Francis Hall in a deed of partition. In 1673 and 1682 he received grants of land from the town of Fairfield; in 1697, he was a member of the Church in Stratfield; in 1707 he made his will appointing wife Mary executrix.
Children of John ODELL and Mary (Joanna) WALKER:John Odell , born in Fairfield; died 1 June 1743. Married Sarah Wheeler [Torrey; NEHGR 46:400].
Rebecca Odell, born in Fairfield, 1671; died 1741. Married Robert Turney and Luke Guire. See Families of Old Fairfield.
Joanna Odell, born in Fairfield, 1672.
Elizabeth (Mary) Odell married Deacon Abel Bingham.
Samuel Odell, born in Fairfield, 16 March 1677; died 1727 (NEHGR, 46:20). Received deed of land from his father in 1700; commissioned Ensign by the General Assembly in 1722 (NEHGR, 137:37).
Hannah Odell, born in Fairfield, 20 October 1679; died in Stratfield, 14 June 1756. Married (1) Nathaniel Seeley and (2) Robert Sterling.
Deborah Odell, born in Fairfield, 28 August 1682; died 23 May 1745. Married John Downs, May 1713.
Mary Odell, born in Fairfield, 1693; died 13 Aug 1771. Married (1) John Middlebrook (Addlebrook?) and (2) Nathaniel Porter.
William Odell, son of Richard and Martha (Nicholls) Odell, born in Warleyend, Bedford, England, 24 February 1602; died in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, before 6 June 1676. He married in Fairfield, Rebecca Brown, born 1606; buried in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, 13 May 1654.
William appears to have had a brother, Richard (1605- ), who married Ursula Franklyn, 12 Nov 1627 in Southampton. Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, has William married to Rebecca Franklin in Concord, Massachusetts, 4 May 1629. Manning says he m (1) Agnes Franklin and (2) Rebecca Brown (1633). Mais has Agnes Franklin, daughter of William and Ursula Franklin, the mother of five children by William: William (1630), Thomas (1632), John (1634), James (1640), and Rebecca (1642).
William Came from England to Concord in 1639; probably a member of Peter Bulkeley's congregation. Bulkeley was born in the parish of Odell, Bedford, England. In 1644, William Odell moved to Fairfield, Connecticut, and his son William became one of the principal proprietors of Rye, New York. (NEHGR, 29:203; 137:37).
William may have been a brother of Ursula Wodell (also written Odle), who married Christoper Wooley at Concord in 1646 (King, NEHGR, 60:91). His will, proved 6 June 1676, mentions, among others, sons William and John and daughter Rebecca Moorehouse. Cranfield, Bedford, England, is a small parish about eight miles from the village of Odell. The Cranfield church register records nearly seventy entries of Odell baptisms, marriages, and burials between 1602 and 1625, the name variously written Wodell, Odell, Odle, Woddell, Woddle, etc. Among these: Willliam, son of William Wodell of Warleyend, baptised 24 Feb 1602, and William Odle of Worley buried 22 Jul 1615. This may be the record of the baptism of the William Odell who came to New England and the burial of his father. The name "Warleyend" is doubtless that of a hamlet about one mile from Cranfield, which appears on an old map of Bedfordshire as "Wallerd" or "Wall End." In Cranfield Parish there was in 1632 a district, or possibly an estate, known as "Virginia." At Concord, the original road cut through the woods by the first settlers had been called, since 1650, "the Virginia Road" and the district through which it runs, "Virginy." The plain at the end of Virginia Road was described as "Cranefield" as early as 1648. It would seem that these names, Virginia and Cranefield, were given by the early settlers of Concord in memory of their English home (See NEHGR, 45:7-8).
William Odell is purportedly memorialized as a "Concord Planter" on a plaque in the Fairfield Public Library together with Rev. John Jones, Thomas Bulkley, Thomas Jones, John Tompkins, Daniel Bulkley, Joseph Middlebrook, Ephraim Wheeler, Thomas Wheeler, Jr., James Bennett, Richard Lettiss, John Ebats, Peter Johnson, George Squire, and Benjamin Turney. Ridge, Bateman Connection, 173:
Children of William ODELL and Rebecca BROWN:
James Odell, born in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, 2 January 1640; buried in Concord, 4 April 1641. (Birth and death record NEHGR, 4:272)
Rebecca Odell, born in Concord, 17 Jul 1642. Married Samuel Morehouse. Birth record, NEHGR, 4:272.
John Odell, married Mary (Joanna) Walker.
Richard Odell, son of Richard and Elizabeth (Perst) Odell, born about 1576 in Pagnall, Buckingham, England; died in Pagnall, 1637; married Martha Nicholls.
Child of Richard ODELL and Martha NICHOLLS:
Richard Odell, born 1540; died in Salford, Bedford, England, 31 March 1611. He married (1) in Salford, 12 Sep 1565, Elizabeth Perst (Pierce, Pierde) , born about 1550; died 1580. The American Genealogist, 14:224 says he married (2) Anne (or Agnes) Rogers in 1580/81 and has Richard baptised in 1581, which, if correct, could well make him a son of Ann Rogers Odell. Other children of William and Ann (Rogers) Odell were Thomas (1583), William (1585), Ann (1587), Dorothy (1589), Susan (1592), Margaret (1595), and Mary (1598).
Children of Richard ODELL and Elizabeth
Henry Odell, christened 1568.
Elizabeth Odell, christened 1569; married Thomas Field (Flyded).
John Odell, born about 1574; died 1575.
Richard Odell married Martha Nicholls.
Odell, born 1577; died in Bedford, England, 12 January 1656; married