Odom Family Cemetery
Covington County, Alabama

During the latter part of 1996 Peggy Chesteen noted an article appearing in the "Old Home Folks Day", an Opp annual newspaper, which prompted her to contact her various ODOM kin regarding the old abandoned Odom Family Cemetery. Correspondence and phone conversations with Bill Odom and Joan Hallford Hidle turned up further articles on said cemetery and in late November, Peggy and her husband Gerald, set a date for a 'cemetery cleaning'. They had a wonderful response and the old family cemetery was cleared of overgrowth and debris and a lot of cousins had their first opportunity to meet one another and share family history. This is only a small indication of what can be accomplished when genealogists "get together on a common mission"!!

As a result, the 1st Odom Family Reunion (covered dish) was held Sunday, May 25, 1997 at the Rose Hill Community Center in Rose Hill, Covington County, AL. Descendants of Isaac Wilson ODOM (b.1804, SC d.08 SEP 1885 Covington County, AL) husband of Lucy Ann BLOCKER and Martha ENGLISH-BROOKS attended. Once again the turnout was astounding!  For more information about future reunion plans contact: Peggy Chesteen, Route 2 Box 204AE, Andalusia, AL 34620 (334)222-4742.

Odom Cemetery

Located in Covington County, AL in S20 T5N R17E on County Road 49 between Rose Hill and Antioch. Odom Cemetery is located in the midst of a junkyard on Hollis Adams' land: on County Road 49, between Rose Hill and Antioch (about a mile north of Antioch). This cemetery is not marked on the County map. Compiled by: Gerald Hidle & Joan Hallford Hidle, 1997

ODOM, MARTHA A.                           b             d 06 DEC 1909         

                 WIFE OF ISAAC ODOM                                                    

                 AGE 70 YRS.                                                           

ODOM, ISAAC W.                            b             d 08 SEP 1885         

                 AGE 86 YRS.                                                           

                 (Broken marker)                                                       

ODOM, LEVI ATHERN                         b 06 DEC 1893 d 17 AUG 1894         

                 SON OF B.F. & N.C. ODOM                                               

ODOM, LUCY A.                             b             d 27 JUL 186?         

                 This tombstone is badly eroded and broken thru the birthdate. It is   

                 very hard to read.                                                    

HARRELSON, G. W.                          b 03 SEP 1874 d 06 SEP 1874         

                 SON OF WILLIAM & MARY HARRELSON                                       

HARRELSON, M. J.                          b 27 JUN 1846 d 14 MAR 1917         

                     NEE ODOM                                                      

                 WIFE OF Wm. HARRELSON                                                 

WORLEY, G. J.                             b 21 JUN 1836 d 11 MAY 1911         

                 AGE 75 YRS                                                            

                 (Broken marker)                


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