An American Family History

Martha Collins Odell

Boston was founded in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England.

Martha Collins Odell was born April 1, 1700 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Joseph Collins and Maria Smith.

According to the First Book of Intentions of Marriage in the City of Lynn copied by John T. Moulton, she married William Odell of Marblehead on December 24, 1720 in Lynn.

Their son may have been William Odell who was born in Boston in 1728.
Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.

Children of Joseph
and Sarah Collins
  • Sarah Collins
  • Joseph Collins
  • Henry Collins
  • Ann Collins Ingalls
  • Dorothy Collins Gray
  • Sarah Collins Eliot Richards
  • Esther Collins
  • and Maria Smith
  • Ruth Collins Graves
  • Mary Collins
  • William Collins
  • Elizabeth Collins Graves
  • Joseph Collins
  • Ezekiel Collins
  • Martha Collins Odell
  • Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts was first settled by English Puritans in 1629 and was first incorporated in 1631 as┬áSaugus.



    from The Farmers' Cabinet, 9 Mar 1812, page 3

    DIED - In this town [Amherst NH], on the 3rd inst., Mr. William Odell, aet. 85. His descendants are 130, vis 5 children; 46 grandchildren; 78 great-great grandchildren; and one of the fifth generation - the child of Mr. Peter Barns of Milford, which has now living 4 grandparents; 5 great grand parents; and one great-great grandparent - a remarkable instance.

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