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John Wesley Odle

John Wesley Odle
b. 19 August 1836, Randolph County, Indiana, to Caleb Owen and Irena (Franklin) Odle
d. 4 May 1921, Florence, Marion County, Kansas

m/1. 29 November 1855, Newton County, Indiana
Sarah Ann Honn
b. 9 April 1836, Washington County, Indiana, to Johan and Jane (Putoff) Honn
d. 29 October 1911, Florence, Marion County, Kansas

m/2. January 1917, Kansas
Jennie [–?–]

Children with Sarah Ann Honn:
• Daniel Elisha (1856-1933) married Janette Mary Ann Mandeville
• Irena Jane (1859-1889) married Robert Henry Kerns
• John Wesley (1864-1939) married (1) Margaret Isabel Burns, (2) Emma Davis
• David Eli (1868-1950) married Cora Mae Folsom
• Mary Etta (1870-1961) married Joseph Warren Barr
• William Patrick (1873-1965) married Minnie Bell Folsom
• James Berton (1876-1959) married Hattie Emily Spitler
• Newton Edmond (1880-1948) married Maud M. Blurton

The family left from Kentland, Newton County, Indiana, after James was born in May 1876. Newton was born in Iroquois County, Illinois. They arrived in Florence, Kansas, in 1884. John was in Company A of the 128th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, serving from November 1863 to January 1866. He was with Sherman on the march to the sea and also fought at Gettysburg.

John’s second wife, Jennie, later married Frank Hoffman.

Submitted by:
Betty Odle Ramsey
Batesville AR
E-mail: homes@ipa.net

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Thomas M. Drake

Thomas M. Drake
b. 2 February 1827, Rowan County, North Carolina, to Simon and Patience (Gregory) Drake
d. 2 March 1902, Choctaw Area, Indian Territory (Oklahoma)

m/1. 24 July 1851, Worthington, Greene County, Indiana
Sarah A. Smith
b. 1837, Indiana, to Anderson H. and Elizabeth (Syke) Smith
d. about 1870, Kansas

m/2. about 1871
Dice S. [–?–]

m/3.
Rufina Folsom
b. to Judge Rufus and Salina (Wade) Folsum

m/4.
Izo Roberts

Children with Sarah A. Smith:
• William Joe (1856-1922) married (1) Joanna [–?–], (2) Laura Arkanzada Hasty
• Mary (ca. 1858-1870)
• Worthington “Worthy” (aft. 1860-bef. 1890)
• twin sons (b. and d. on the trail westward)

Children with Dice S. [–?–]:
• Laura (b. 1871)

Children with Rufina Folsom:
• George W.
• John William
• Mable Sue

Children with Izo Roberts:
• Edith
• Rose

Thomas came to Indiana before 1840. The Drake family left Greene County, Indiana, for the area of the Five Civilized Tribes, Choctaw area, Indian Territory, about 1870. On the trail westward to Texas, twin sons were born and died, as did their mother Sarah.

Thomas mined coal in the area and was active in union organizations, as was his son William Joe. The children born to Thomas and Rufina were registered on the Dawes Commission Rolls as Native Americans. Thomas is buried in what is now Pittsburgh County, Oklahoma.

Submitted by:
Shirley Drake Maynard
Hampton VA
E-mail: MaeMay510@aol.com