Ebenezer Patrick Odeneal was born Dec. 7, 1804 in
NC. He married Rosemond W. Dearing Nov 12, 1826. Ebenezer became
one of the wealthiest planters of Lowndes Co., MS (the 1860 MS census listed
$56,000 real estate and $100,000 in personal property). He was a staunch
Presbyterian and assisted in founding Bethel Church (1834), which is one
of the oldest in Lowndes Co.
They had seven children.
WILLIAM DEARING ODENEAL
William Dearing was born Sept. 7, 1827 in NC. He went to CA, probably around the time of the gold rush and died there in 1857. He is not believed to have married.
John was born Aug. 13, 1829 in NC and died Aug. 13, 1833 in MS.
JAMES PATRICK ODENEAL
James was born Aug. 21, 1831 in NC. He married Carrie BALLARD Nov. 28, 1858 in MS. They had one son Ballard that died at 11 months of age. It is possible there was a child born after 1860 and Carrie remarried but no record has been found. James was killed in The Civil War Dec. 8 1861.
MARY JANE ODENEAL
Mary Jane was born Nov. 29, 1835 in MS. She married
Charles Gray STURDIVANT Nov. 15, 1856. Mary Jane died June 6, 1862 in MS.
It is possible she died in child birth as the last child may have been
born in 1862.
Their two childrens names are.
LELIA R. STURDIVANT
Lelia was born in 1859 in MS, nothing more is known at this time.
JAMES G. STURDIVANT
James was born about 1860-1862 in MS, nothing more is known at this time.
JOHN HAYWOOD ODENEAL
John's info follows this as all known descendants of Ebenezer are currently traced through Him.
WILLIE BLANCH ODENEAL
Willie, may have had a nickname "California", was born Sept. 24, 1847 in MS. She married William H. PERKINS July 3, 1873 in Lowdes Co., MS, nothing more is known at this time.
Theodocia was born July 30, 1841 in MS. She married Norman C. JONES June 15, 1865 in Lowdes Co., MS, nothing more is known at this time.