Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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ODEM, DAVID -- Born in Mississippi in 1812. In the Headright Certificate issued to him July 5, 1838, for one-third of a league of land it is stated that he came to Texas in 1832. He was a member of Captain Thomas H. McIntire's Company at San Jacinto and on December 14, 1838 was issued Donation Certificate No. 692 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. At the same time he was issued Bounty Certificate No. 5081 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 18 to June 18, 1836.

On _____ Mr. Odem was married to Elizabeth Timon, daughter of _____ and _____ Timon. Mr. Odem died in Live Oak County _____ 1859. Mrs. Odem died _____ 1873. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Odem were (1) David, (2) _____, (3) _____, (4) _____, (5) _____, (6) _____.

(1) David Odem was born in Live Oak County February 14, 1857. In 1878 he was married to Adeline Gallagher, daughter of Bryan and Margaret Gallagher. David Odem died at _____ on _____. Mrs. Odem died at _____ on _____. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Odem were (a) Eliza, (b) Hubert, (c) Margaret, (d) David C., (e) Carrie, (f) James F., (g) Willie T. and (h) Bryan S. Odem.

(a) Eliza Odem was married to C. P. Rachal. Mr. and Mrs. Rachal live at _____, San Patricio County, Texas.

Mrs. R. D. McGloin of Corpus Christi, Texas is related to the Odem family.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. Thomas H. McIntire

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Oden
  • Date of Birth: 1812
  • Birthplace: Mississippi
  • Came to Texas: 1832
  • Date of Death: 1859
  • Bounty Certificate: 5081
  • Donation Certificate: 692
  • Wife: Elizabeth Timon
  • Children: David Odem