Thank you so much for this information, these pictures, and the picture attached to the other message. The pictures are wonderful. They take you back there in time.
This is indeed a family web, rather than a tree. There may be more webbing to check out. Smith's brother William, whom you mention in this message, had six children by his first wife, Charlotte Stringfellow. The two oldest girls, Harriet and Susan, married Lawson and John Rudasiller in Culpeper County in the early 1800's. Maybe their descendants tie back into this group we are looking at.
I grew up in Virginia and my folks still live there, but I live in California. On my trips back home I have visited the courthouses and found lots of records about the Oders. I visited a cemetery at the Grove Baptist Church in Goldvein just off route 17 where Lena Ruth's father Joseph S. Oder and mother are buried. The graves of most of Lena's brothers and sisters are there, too, but I found no gravestone for her and her family. The Joseph Oder of the 1750's lived along Sumerduck Run, also very near Goldvein. I also visited Little Washington and saw the lot Smith Oder lived on. There is an old restored log cabin on that lot today. In Flint Hill, nearby, Robert Oder owned a wagonmaking shop. There is a cemetery behind a little church in that town with several Baggerly gravestones, but none that I could tie in with what I knew then. If you live in or near Virginia, this makes for an interesting genealogy-based trip. It's also beautiful country.
I have some pictures of my direct ancestors. One of Smith Oder's sons was Joseph Allen Odor. He moved to Appomattox in the 1850's. He had six sons. My great grandfather was the third one, Thomas William Odor. I'm not good at sending pictures via the internet, but I will get one of my daughters to help me when they drop by here next.
In the meantime if you haven't seen Cheryl Sears' website, you might want to take a look at http://www.geocities.com?csears1116/
That site has a detailed Oder family tree and a lot of family pictures, mostly of Missouri and Kansas cousins. Smith had an older brother, Thomas Oder. Most of the Oders in the pictures there are Thomas' descendants.
There is more I would like to exchange with you. Maybe we should move to e-mail to avoid cluttering this board. My e-mail address is email@example.com
Thanks again, Ken