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Biographical Sketch of John Oden

John Oden, of England settled in Loudon County, Virginia. His children were Hezekiah, Thomas, John, Lewis, William, and Vinson. Hezekiah married Elizabeth Leach, of Virginia, and settled in Pike County, Mo., in 1828. They had John, William, Vinson, Harriet, Maria, Polly, Sally, and Alfred. Vinson married Mary House, and lives in Montgomery County. William and Polly died in Kentucky. Sally was married first to Joseph Thomas, and second to Garland T. Hudson. She is a widow again, and lives in Audrain County. Maria and Alfred married and remained in Pike County. Harriet married John King, who moved to New Orleans,...

Biographical Sketch of C. W. Oden

C.W. Oden, manager of the banking and mercantile business of M.Murray, was born in Ross County, Ohio., in 1831; moved to Ia. in 1858, and platted the town of Harlan, Shelby County; remained there until 1862, when he enlisted in Co. C, 29th Ia. Vol. He was promoted quartermaster, which office he held until the close of the war. In 1866 he located at Little Sioux and engaged in farming; was secretary of the Harrison Co. Agricultural society for fourteen years; accepted his present position in...

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