Ollie W. Odom Family
The Odom Family, with strong religious beliefs, migrated to Orangeburg, South Carolina about 1710. The decendants eventually removed to Mississippi in search of new furtile farm land. Ollie W. Odom was one of ten children of Cade Price Odom and Emily Francie Young. Cade Price Odom was born in 1843 and died in 1917, in Attala County. Emily Young Odom was born in 1843 and died in 1917, in Attala County. During the Civil War, Cade served with Co. D' of the Third Mississippi Infantry.
Ollie W. Odom was born in 1884 in Leake County, Mississippi. He married Bessie Soudduth, daughter of John William Soudduth (Feb, 1872-Nov 2, 1942) and Loula Lacey (June 1867-1951). Ollie and Bessie Odom had 10 children; Marshall (1909-1983), Ollie V. (born 1914), Pauline Beatrice (1915), Delainice (1918), Lee (1922), Walter (1928), Hubert (1 June 1933), Betty (1936-1949). Two children were still-born. Ollie W. Odom died died on 5 February 1944.
A photo of Bessie's mother, Loula Lacey Soudduth is shown below: