Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Monday, January 9, 2017

Military Monday: 1891 Reunion of Co. K, 10th Alabama, CSA


Co. K, 10th Alabama Infantry, held a reunion at Odena Plantation in Talladega, Alabama in 1891.  John "Piney" Oden, a Captain in the unit, is standing in the middle of the front row with a cane.  His wife Kate (Crumpler) stands next to him.

John Oden designed and built Odena, including a church and cemetery.  The home was later known as the Oden-Sanford farm.  The house burned and the only thing Oden was able to save was a mantle clock given to him this day.  (The home was rebuilt some time later, but demolished in 2013.)

Odena was a small community near Sylacauga with a few stores, a school, a sawmill and grist mill.

John Oden (left) and his brother Dempsey Oden

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