This section is for information about the Odell/Oliver Clan so named by a couple of us in the family who have been researching them for a while. Also so named because in our particular family there is an Odell and an Oliver family who intermarried a great deal so that some of us are related to both and, in some cases, doubly related (to be explained later).
I've created groups at Yahoo.com for most of my primary families to maintain a place where files, charts, and photos can be exchanged and where family members can get to know each other. This is the link for the Odell/Oliver Clan. Membership and posting is monitored by yours truly to prevent the crazies from being a pest. Membership is free so take a look and join. Once on the site, members can create their own folders and photo albums for sharing with the group. Everything I post on the site is available for members to take (download).
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January 25, 2016
The Most distant Odell family found.
August 23, 2012
Discovering Ezra Oliver, Jr.
Yes, Ezra Oliver, Jr.
Until recently, there were two (2) Ezra Olivers, that we knew about, in our family.
Ezra Oliver, the elder, the original, or, at least, the first to us - so far. This Ezra Oliver was born approximately 1805, in New York state and can be found on Greene County, NY censuses as earlier as 1840.
Ezra Oliver, II, or so we thought, was son of William Oliver, in turn, son of Darius Oliver. This Ezra Oliver was born July 30, 1885 in Meredith, Delaware County, NY.
And, that's the way it was for quite a while.
Then, I discovered the Fulton Historic Postcards. More than historic postcards, this site has indexed newspaper clippings from all over the state. I sat for a couple of days just searching for family names.
We don't have a lot of information about the earliest members of the Oliver and Odell families and they seem to have appeared abruptly in Greene County in the early 1800s. We haven't been able to reliably identify Ezra Oliver before then. But...
In my search of the Fulton site for Ezra Oliver, an obituary appeared: