William Odom says:
With Ancestry retiring the Y-dna, along with several other programs, is the NOA looking at any other web-site to base all of the information members have contributed. I have had an account with Family Tree DNA for about three years and transfered information into their database. They offer reduced rates for information transfers through http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnams/odom/pats.
Linda Pemberton says:
Is it possible to get my DNA tested? Willing to pay for this.
Yes and No Linda. No for you because Y DNA testing is for males only direct decendants with an Odom, Odum, etc. surname. If you have a brother or uncle ok.
Yes for you if you take the Autosomal test. Ancestry.com, 23andme, FamilyDNA, and others have test programs. I won’t recommend anyone, but I have tested with Ancestry and 23andme.
Whats the difference? The Y test looks at the Y chromosome which only males have. Since test points have been selected that have a very slow change rate over time, this test is for looking deep into your ancestry.
The Autosomal test is for males and females and looks at your entire family history not just the male lines. You will find lots of ‘cousins’. I have a 7th cousin once removed.
I have the results of the Y test so if you go that way I can work with you on your results.
Mary Odom says:
Looking for information on this lines descendants and to connect with the Odom family at large…
Married to John L Odom
Descendent(I think) Line Benjamin Odom / Marilla Sarah Bishop
1786 Burke Cty GA / 1806 South Carolina
Darling Odom / Almedia Edwards
6/18/1843 / 1855-6/12/1909
Charles Mart Odom / Mareilla Odom
1887-1950 / 1894-1/12/1961
Cecil Mart Odom / Dora Nell Lowe Odom
1926-1978 / still living
My husband John Lowe Odom / Mary Odom
Linda Pemberton says:
Trying to trace back to Daniel Odom in the American Revolution. My great grandmother was Mary Alice Odom Perry, married to David Perry. They lived in East Texas near Lufkin and Rusk. One of their sons was my grandfather, Charles Franklin Perry. My mother, his only daughter, was Ruby Pearl Perry Wetzel, married to Reuben Kinwood Wetzel. My oldest sister, Margaret Ann, has been working on Ancestry.com for several years, but she died in April of this year, so I’m trying to pick up where she left off. She and her husband Don attended the Rusk, TX Family reunion in 1986.
Frankly I’d like to connect Great Grandmother Mary Alice as far back as I can go. I would also like to join DAR as I’m a history buff. I also would like to attend your next family reunion in Alabama.
My uncle, Charlie Perry’s son, Howard, was killed in a plane crash in WWII era. I believe he was a test pilot. He’d married but never had any children.
Thank you so much for hearing me. I look forward to meeting all of you who are related to my grandfather, Charlie. He was a very loving, kind, and wonderful man.
Natalie E. Fraize ( Thomas Bennett Odom) great grand father ) mother side says:
Very interested in Thomas Bennett Odom family from North Carolina,
several of family looking for new clues
any new information is welcomed.
Thanks in advance for any information,