I am one of the great-grandsons of Richard Odom. There is a note on this profile saying "He was NOT the son of William Odeon d: 1662 (Odom-13) whose sons moved to Beaufort, North Carolina where their surname was spelled as Odeon or Oden."
However, my research leads me to believe he is the son of William Odeon and changed his surname to Odom.
In William's will dated January 25, 1662, he grants property to his children....son William, daughter Ellen, and son Richard. He grants them 1/3 each. It mentions that Richard is not yet 17 years of age in the will. That means that Richard would have had to be born later than 1645. I have Richard's date of birth in 1646 so that falls in line with the details of William's will.
Then I also found this...
William Odean Oldham Abt. 1610 Born in England.
William Odem Abt. 1645 (The following list is from a paper without date. The Capt. Hopson mentioned in it is the Capt. Hobson of the New England Histories, probably).
"A List of Sea Men's Names which Capt. John Hopson one of his Maties Counce ll in Virginia desireth to be exempted from ye presse in Regard of his Present intended Voyage of Virginia in yfehte" (Isle of Wight.
William Vpton, Mr.
Richard White, Mate
Reference: Passengers to America by Michael Tepper , page 55, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1978
1665A grant of 300 acres was made to Richard Jones in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia for the transportation to this country of sson, the younger" and "Elr 2ard Jones for the transportation of Ellen Odion, Elizabeth Manning, Sarah Weaver, and George Fardinando. Note that Ellen Odion appears on two separate lists. The Elizabeth Manning mentioned on the transportation list was also mentioned in the will of William Odon Oldham (II) as " my Servant, Elizabeth Manning" and was "given her tyme in servitude ". Also mentioned in the will was "Elizabeth Manning's child". Son Richard Odeon and Mary Williams were listed on Thomas Wilson's transportation list of the same date.
Reference: Cavaliers and Pioneers - Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666, by Nell Marion Nugent, Virginia Land Office, Richmond 445.
The Oldham's land seems to have been on the boundary line of Virginia and North Carolina, as a landmark mentioned was the "Old Odom Plantation." Nansemond County, Virginia was from the territory which was ranized first as Elizabeth City County, one of the eight original "shires" or counties created in 1634. The same land in Nansemond County may have been listed at various times in Nansemond, New Norfolk, Upper or Lower Norfolk, Isle of Wight, or Suffolk County. In the Church of England record, residents of Nansemond County, Virginia may have been listed in East or West Parish, or Chuckatuck Parish.
William Odeon 1662 Will of William Odeon, Norfolk County, Virginia, d. 1668
(from Abstracts of Norfolk County Wills, page 368)
Will of Willi am ODEON, dated 25 January 1662, proven 16 February 1662:
?.Sonne William ODEON
?.Daughter Ellen ODEON
?.Sonne Richard ODEON under seventeen yeres
?.Elizabeth MANNING's child
?.My Servant, Elizabeth MANNING, given her tyme in servitude
?.My Lovinge friend ffrancis SAYER to by my overseer
Image of Will: https://ibb.co/YBRZSRs