Sabrina Burroughs Odell

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Sabrina C. (Rebecca2, John1) was the fourth child of Rebecca and Asa Burroughs. Her birthday was Mar. 6, 1831. Her birthplace, Cleveland, Ohio. Here she grew to womanhood.

On May 2, 1849, she was married to John Odell, who was born in Watertown, N.Y., April 20, 1829. Mr. Odell was engaged in detective work the greater part of his life. On the breaking out of the Civil War he entered the secret service department of the U.S. and moved with his family to Washington, D.C., where they resided five years. The family then returned to Cleveland.

Mrs. Odell was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. She died Oct. 6, 1904, after many months of intense suffering.

Mr. Odell died May 21, 1905.

Mrs. Odell was an energetic, capable woman. She was a devoted mother and a loyal friend.


Charles E., b. Dec. 20, 1850, d. Dec. 9, 1910.

George W., b. Mar. 28, 1852, d. Jan. 29, 1880.

Charles E. Odell

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Charles E. (Sabrina3, Rebecca2, John1) was the elder of the two sons of Sabrina and John Odell. He was born Dec. 20, 1850, in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended the public schools in Cleveland. In 1861 his father moved to Washington, D. C., where Charles attended school for five years. The family returned to Cleveland. Charles graduated from the Central High School. He was then appointed a clerk in the Cleveland Postoffice and served in the money order department for several years.

He married Margaretta Kavanaugh Oct. 12, 1873. She was the daughter of P. K. and Ellen Kavanaugh, and was born July 17, 1857, in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Odell engaged in business with the Gordon Real Estate Co.

He united with Bethany Presbyterian Church and soon became a ruling elder in the church, assistant superintendent of the Sabbath School, and president of the Men's Club of the church. He was an earnest, faithful worker in these offices and had the love and respect of all associated with him. Even after disease had compelled him to give up work he retained his interest in the church and its members. From his sick bed frequent messages were sent by him to individual members, encouraging and advising them. And in the public services of the church and Sunday School for many weeks few prayers were offered in which his name was not mentioned and God's blessing upon him invoked.

His sufferings were born with patience, and there was a quiet resignation to his Heavenly Father's will -- a desire to live and serve, or a willingness to depart, as God willed. But on Dec. 9th, 1910, after months of intense suffering, the summons came, and


Edith Clare, b. June 13, 18__.

Wheeler Harold, b. Feb. 27, 1898.

Edith Odell Pegg

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Edith Clare, (Charles4, Sabrina3, Rebecca2, John1) daughter of Charles and Margaretta Odell, was born June 13, ____, in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from the Central High School. On Sept. 30, 1903, she became the wife of Ernest Pegg. He was born in England. Mrs. Pegg united with the First Presbyterian or "Old Stone Church," in her girlhood. She afterward became an earnest worker in Bethany Presbyterian Church and Sunday School. Her husband is a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. They have no children.

Wheeler Harold Odell

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Wheeler Harold (Charles4, Sabrina3, Rebecca2, John1) is the younger of two children of Charles and Margaretta Odell. He was born Feb. 27, 1898, in Cleveland, Ohio. He is now a student in the Cleveland High School. He resides with his mother at ____ Clinton Ave.

George W. Odell

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George W., (Sabrina3, Rebecca2, John1) the younger of the sons of Sabrina and John Odell, was born Mar. 28, 1852, in Cleveland, Ohio. When George was nine years old his father received a commission in the Secret Service of the U. S., and removed with his family to Washington, D. C. Here George attended school until after the close of the Civil War.

He did not miss a day from school during his five years' residence in Washington. He won the prize offered to his class for the best student. He crossed the White House grounds going to and from school. President Lincoln frequently took him by the hand and inquired about his studies.

George, by his pleasant, friendly ways won the love not of teachers and schoolmates only, but of all who met him.

On his return to Cleveland he graduated from the Central High School. After his graduation he received a position in the Cleveland P. O. as mail carrier.

He was married to Rose Mason. He died Jan. 20, 1880, at the early age of 28 years.

One child, John Odell, was born to Mr. and Mrs. George W. Odell.

The date of his death we could not learn. After the death of George W. Odell, his widow married again. She removed with her son to Chicago and later to some other city in the west. All trace of John Odell has been lost by his relatives. There remains only a rumour that he became a singer of some note, is married, and has two children.

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