March 15, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Mary (Molly) E. and Olah Odom

Mary E. and Olah Odom headstones - Brush Hill Cemetery, McIntosh County, Oklahoma

Mary (Molly) E. LENNING was born 18 March 1863 in Pickens County, Georgia to James Monroe LENNING and Margaret Elizabeth SOSEBEE.  Mary married William "Doc" Lenthicum ODOM, my 2nd great-grand uncle, on 25 February 1886 in Sebastian County, Arkansas.  Mary died 14 April 1898 in McIntosh County, Indian Territory and is buried in Brush Hill Cemetery.

Olah ODOM was born 28 December 1886 in Arkansas to William and Mary.  She was their first child and the sister of Herman Robert ODOM (whom I previously blogged about).  Tragically, Olah died 11 March 1897 in McIntosh County, Indian Territory after her dress caught fire in the family home. She too is buried in Brush Hill Cemetery.

After Mary's passing, William went on to marry Ida Ruth CLEVELAND to which a son, Martin ODOM, was born.  Martin was the only child to live into full adulthood.  His half-brother, Herman, tragically died at age 21, during the Crazy Snake Uprising in McIntosh County.  Herman was a deputy trying to apprehend Crazy Snake/Chitto HARJO; William was the sheriff at the time.

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