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William Odom says:

September 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm

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


Linda Pemberton says:

August 6, 2015 at 11:13 pm

Is it possible to get my DNA tested? Willing to pay for this.


BillO says:

August 7, 2015 at 6:52 am

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., 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.



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Mary Odom says:

December 13, 2014 at 5:03 pm  (Edit)

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:

August 5, 2015 at 9:36 pm  (Edit)

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 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.


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Natalie E. Fraize ( Thomas Bennett Odom) great grand father ) mother side says:

March 15, 2015 at 9:02 pm  (Edit)

Very interested in Thomas Bennett Odom family from North Carolina,

several of family looking for new clues

any new information is welcomed.

Marea odom

Joe Odom

Natalie Fraize

Evan Stroh

Thanks in advance for any information,

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