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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Crockett County, Tennessee published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1886.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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A. M. Odle, an enterprising farmer and miller, was born in Benton County, in 1848 and is the son of P. M. and A. P. Odle. The father was born in North Carolina in 1821 and came to Tennessee with his parents when but a boy. He is a farmer by occupation and is still living near Friendship. The mother was born in Benton County in 1823. Our subject received his education at the district schools near home. In 1866 he married Miss A. A. Williams, daughter of Lee and Susan Williams. Mrs. Odle was born near Friendship December, 1848, and the result of her marriage to our subject was one child, Ota A. Soon after marriage Mr. Odle located where he now lives and has since that time been engaged in farming and running a saw-mill and cotton-gin. He has always been an energetic, industrious man and is much esteemed by all his acquaintances. He built the mill in 1881 and since that time has done a great deal of sawing, the mill being located in a fine region for lumber. He and J. A. Griffin bought the first clover huller in this section of the country. Mr. Odle is a Democrat in politics, a member of the I. O. O. F., and he and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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This family biography is one of 72 biographies included in the book,  The History of Crockett County, Tennessee published in 1886 by Goodspeed.  The History of Crockett County was included within The History of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood, and Crockett Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood, and Crockett Counties, Tennessee

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