Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Benjamin Oden

Male 1762 - 1836  (74 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Oden 
    Born 1762  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1836  Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Saint Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I110112  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2022 

    Family 1 Harriett Black West,   b. 1779, Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, St. Paul's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Abt 1827  Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Oden,   b. Bef 1830, Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1873, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F23351  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rachel Sophia West,   b. Abt 1766, Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Dec 1812, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1791  Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Children 
     1. Eliza Mary Oden,   b. Abt 1809, Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1849, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F10464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Catherine Kinder,   b. Between 1786 and 1796,   d. 24 Nov 1826, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1812  Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Francis Oden,   b. 1817, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823, Saint Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F47512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31108967
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      From: Jean Boutcher
      Subject: [MDMONTGO] Land Records of Benjamin Oden
      Date: Sun, 5 May 2002 00:11:01 -0400

      Information on Benjamin Oden's LAND RECORDS obtained from Maryland State Archives dated October 18, 1985: Research by Jean Boutcher, 1985

      Montgomery County (Land Records) V [WK 325-326], pp. 400-401
      Benjamin Oden to Greenbury Howard, 5 April 1821 [2].

      Montgomery County (Land Records) W [WK 325-326], pp. 438-442 Benjamin and Kitty* Oden to Joseph Neel, 4 March 1823 [5].
      (Jean Boutcher's note: *Kitty Oden was Catherine Kinder, wife of Benjamin Oden. She died in 1824.)

      Montgomery County (Land Records) W [WK 325-326], pp. 560-561 Benjamin Oden from Joseph Neel, 23 May 1823 [2].

      Montgomery County (Land Records) X [WK 326-327], pp. 103-104 Benjamin and Kitty Oden to Baker Watersm 11 October 1823 [2].

      Montgomery County (Land Records) Y [WK 326-327], p. 130 Benjamin Oden to Zachariah Oden, 11 August 1825 [1].

      Benjamin Oden did not appear in the 1830 Census Index.
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      http://beyondthebattleofbladensburg.blogspot.com/2013/05/blue-eyed-slave-runs-away-from.html
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      Benjamin Oden (1762-1836) began operations in Prince Georges County as a business agent for Stephen West, Jr. (1727-1790), eventually marrying two of West's daughters and acquiring substantial lands in his own right. The home plantation, Bellefields, and a store Oden owned were in Upper Marlborough, Prince Georges County. Earliest papers show the conditions of Anglo-American trade, and subsequent materials concern land sales and acquisitions; tobacco sales and cultivation; slaves and slave management; banking; and family matters. Oden Papers, 1755-1836, Maryland Historical Society.
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      Folio 582 LLOYD SWEENEY 08/-/1804 10/30/1804
      "being Sick and weak in Body „ ,"
      Bequeaths to:
      I . Ann Cahoon -friend ("who hath lived with me for Some years past")
      -to have 1 horse called "Spark" I black heifer. 1 feather bed and furn., I bonnet,
      1 clock, 1 loom, 2 chairs, 6 knives and forks. 6 earthen plates, 1 earthen dish, I linen wheel 200 weight of pork and 4 barrels of Indian Corn
      2. Daughter
      -to have 1 bed and furn., and 1 side saddle
      3. Benjamin Oden
      Alexius Boone
      -named executors and are instructed to sell testator's crop as soon as it is secured at public sale and the residue of the property after debts are paid to be divided among testator's children (unnamed) and the interest applied to their support and education
      Witnesses: Thomas Boone
      Benjamin Sweney (mark)
      Then came: the two above named subscribers to the will
      Note: the testator signed the will with his mark
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      Prince George's County MD Will Book Liber T No. #1; 1803-1808;
      Folio 634 CLEMENT HILL 04/24/1806 03/04/1806
      "being of sound and disposing mind and Memory . ." Note: microfilm and writing too light to make out the complete will Bequeaths to:
      1. Eleanor Hill --wife
      -to have the use and occupation and the employment and possession of testator's dwelling house together with the garden and the yard and all appurtenances to the dwelling house for her natural life
      -to have 1000 acres of testator's land --being the tract or parcel or land which testator purchased from Walter Story Chandler and Benjamin Oden called "The Promised " and" cont. 700 and 800 acres--to have for her natural life
      -to have testator's carriage and carriage horses, and one third part of all Negroes
      -to have for her natural life the household and kitchen furniture
      2. Dr. William Hill --son
      -to have that tract of land on which testator now lives consisting of many small tracts and which were laid out for testator by John Robinson on 05/06/1806
      -at widow's death to have the 1000 acres of land
      3- Charles Hill --son
      -should William die w/out issue then to have the lands left to him
      -4. John Hill --son
      -should both William and Charles die w/o issue then ---- (too light to read)
      Witnesses: William Vergnes
      John Waring
      Phillip Thomas Baker
      Then came: John Waring and William Vergnes
      Note; the testator signed the will in his own hand
      Then came: Eleanor Hill, widow and quit all claims to the will and elected to take her thirds of the estate
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      1785-1787 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber HH [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 160. At the request of Benjamin Oden the following Bill of Sale was recorded September 13, 1786
      I Levin Summers, planter in consideration of 75 pounds current money paid by Benjamin Oden, merchant have sold Negro boy Patrick; provided that if Levin Summers shall well and truly pay the aforesaid sum of money at or upon February 1, 1787 with legal interest then the aforegoing bill of sale to be void. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this September 2, 1786, Levin Summers in the presence of and acknowledged before John Smith Brookes
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      1785-1787 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber HH [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 573. At the request of Richard Tarman the following Acknowledgment was recorded October 26, 1787
      Received September 15, 1787 of Benjamin Oden the sum of 40 pounds currency which we acknowledge to be in full for a negro boy Jarry sold to Benjamin Oden by us the subscribers and which said negro boy we hereby acknowledge to be the right and estate of Benjamin Oden. As witness our hands and seals this September 15, 1787, John Miles, Catherine Miles, John Rabbit, Eleanor Rabbit
      Witness, John Smith Brookes
      On the back of the aforegoing was the following assignment. I hereby make over all my right title claim and interest to the within negro boy Jarry to Richard Tarman for value received by me this September 19, 1787, Benjamin Oden
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      1791-1793 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber JRM 1 [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 233. At the request of Benjamin Oden the following Deed was recorded July 23, 1792
      Indenture made March 30, 1792; John Smith Brookes in consideration 375 pounds current money paid by Benjamin Oden has sold part of a tract called "Sims Delight" containing 110 acres and bounded by the main road leading from St. Pauls Chapel towards Upper Marlbro, the road leading towards Thomas Gantt's present dwelling house, the beginning tree of Alexis Hagan's 4 acres as deed by Joseph Hagan on August 28, 1789, a boundary of land sold by Patrick Sim to James Hamilton, Joseph Hagan's Spring Branch and Philip Selby's lease. Signed John Smith Brookes in the presence of and acknowledged before David Craufurd, associate judge of PGCo, Samuel Hepburn and at the same time Eleanor Brookes w/o John Smith Brookes relinquished her right of dower
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      1793-1794 Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records Liber JRM 2 [Abstract by Mike Marshall]; Page 40. At the request of Benjamin Oden & Thomas Glissan the following Bill of Sale was recorded June 7, 1793
      I Thomas Power in consideration of 5 shillings have sold to Benjamin Oden and Thomas Glissan, 1 white mare, 4 feather beds with furniture, 8 blankets, 8 pair of sheets, 4 quilts, 1 set of curtains, 1 desk, 3 tables, 30 chairs, 1 arm chair, 3 looking glasses, 1 tea chest with canisters, 5 bedsteads, 2 large clothes chests, 2 large chests, 3 metal pots, 1 Dutch oven, 3 copper kettles, 1 copper coffee pot, 1 baker, 1 gridiron, 1 pair of andirons, shovel and tongs with brass tops to each, 6 brass candlesticks, 2 japan waiters, 1 frying pan, 2 flat irons, 11 china cups and saucers, 1 mahogany table stand, two glass salt cellars, 1 brass pestle and mortar, 7 new knives and forks, 1 gun, 356 lights of sash, 1 iron cramp, 1 chest of carpenter tools, 1 sillver soup ladle, 6 tablespoons, 12 teaspoons, 1 pair of sugar tongs, 1 cream pot, 4 pair of shoe buckles, 1 pair of knee buckles, 2 gold rings, 1 pair of gold earrings, 2 watches and 6,000 10d flooring brads. Signed Thomas Power in the presence of and acknowledged before Thomas Boyd
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1793-1794; Liber JRM 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 413. At the request of Benjamin Oden the following Deed was recorded January 7, 1794
      Indenture made December 23, 1793; Thomas Gantt in consideration of 3,105 pounds current money has sold part of a tract called "Sims Delight" containing 619 acres and bounded by the road leading from St. Paul's Chappel to Upper Marlbro, Hagan's Meadow, the road leading from the Woodyard to the dwelling house, the Mill Branch and mentions Matthew Eversfield. Signed Thomas Gantt in the presence of and acknowledged before Samuel Hepburn, Robert Bowie

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