Frederick County, Virginia was formed in 1743 from Orange County. Old Frederick County included all or part of four counties in present-day Virginia: Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, and Frederick, as well as five in present-day West Virginia: Hardy, Hampshire, Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan.
Johnson City, Tennessee is in Washington, Carter and Sullivan Counties. It was known as Brush Creek for the Creek than runs through it.
Passage Creek, Shenandoah County, Virginia is a tributary of the North Fork of the Shenandoah.
Caleb Odell, Sr. was born about 1725 in New York. He was the son of Samuel Odell.
He married Alice (possibly Newman, daughter of Samuel Newman).
Caleb and Alice's children included:
Nehemiah Odell (1743),
Simon Odell (1745)
Caleb Odell (1753, married Margaret Boring, daughter of William Boring and Abigail Plumlee),
William Odell (1753, married Peggy Hobach),
Alice Odell (1754),
Elizabeth Odell (1755)
Catherine Odell (1755, married Jonathan Morrell),
Tomkins/Thompkins Odell (1750, married Abigail Combs),
Isaac Odell (married Abigail Maxwell), and
By 1755 Caleb and Alice moved to Shenandoah County, Virginia with Abraham Denton and Samuel Newman and settled on the North Branch of the Shenandoah River.
In 1755, Abraham Denton and Caleb Odell witnessed a land transaction in Frederick County.
Before 1760, Caleb bought land on Passage Creek.
In August, 1766 Caleb was granted 380 acres in Frederick County, Virginia.
On March 2, 1768, Caleb witnessed a deed from Matthew Plumlee to his brother, James Odell, in Frederick County, Virginia
In 1775, Jonathan, Samuel, Benjamin, James, and Jermiah Odell were in Dunmore County, Virginia. In 1775, Caleb was one of the signers for 'The First Independent Company of Dunmore" and was on a committee to determine in war materials on hand.
In 1778, Caleb and his son, Isaac, sold their land on Passage Creek and moved to Brush Creek.
In 1782, he served on the first Grand Jury of Washington County which met in the log house of Charles Robertson.
In 1783, Simon and Nehemiah were killed by indigenous people.