Joseph Odell

Name: Joseph Odell
Born: 1827 / Carroll County, Indiana
Died: 20 September 1900 / Dayton, Oregon
Parents: John Odell & Sarah Holman Odell
Arrived in Ore.: 26 September 1851

Joseph Odell was born in Carroll County, Indiana, in 1827. At the age of 24, Joseph emigrated to Oregon with the rest of the Odell family via the Oregon Trail in 1851.

Little is known about Joseph. Census records document that Joseph lived with sister Sarah Jane Odell McTeer and her family after emigrating to Oregon. By 1870 he and his recently widowed mother, Sarah, were living with Joseph’s younger brother, John Albert Odell. He lived with John Albert until he died in September 1900.


Capital Journal, 22 Sep 1900, p.4

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Reference: 1850, 1860, 1880 & 1900 United States Federal Census | Oregon Historical Society; Portland, OR; Index Collection: Pioneer Index | Early Oregonians Index, 1800-1860 |