- I have uploaded images from Virginia Colonial Abstracts that list Henry
Odam claimed for a headright by Thomas Paine in 1652. He is the
earliest Odam I have found in this work. You have to hunt for him in
the first image (p. 215) but he is about two-thirds of the way down the
page. On page 216 (henryodam2) Tho. Paine appears at the beginning of
The spelling of his name is so different from Odeon/Odean, at least to
me, that it seems real strange that they could have all been the same.