This is the earliest document located so far on the Odell side of the tree. And, look, only one “L”! Imagine having to say that’s “small “d”, no apostrophe and only one “L”….Of course, correct spelling was not emphasized in those days, when many could not read or write. Obviously, Thomas could read and write. That’s an image of his signature above.
A resident of Stratham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Thomas also owned property in five other towns. He died in 1781. Continue reading “To the Other Side –> The 1779 Will of Thomas Odel”