Major Charles Oddingsells House, 1797, Savannah

Revolutionary War veteran Major Charles Oddingsells (1754-1810) came to Savannah as a young man, and he soon became a prominent planter and state legislator. He owned land all around Savannah but spent most of his time on Skidaway Island, where he died at the age of 56. He and wife Sarah Livingston Oddingsells had two children, neither of whom lived to adulthood.

Savannah Historic District, National Historic Landmark

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One response to “Major Charles Oddingsells House, 1797, Savannah

  1. Neil

    I always heard that Charles Oddingsell had an illegitimate son by a slave who inherited his estate. Thus making this son who was half black the largest slave owner in Savannah at the time. This information came from Jim Williams when he owned, restored and lived in the house.

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