My Great GrandFather John Wesley ODom was born in Lauderdale County, Mis. He and Malachi Odom and Son, Randol Odom and a total of about 45 left there in December of 1846 and landed in Cherokee Copunty Texas in December, 1847. I don't know what community the family came from. Several of the boys were in the Civil War, including John Wesley, and Richard Nolie Odom. My next book is about the Odom's in the Civil War. John Wesley was born in 1844.