From "The Brandon Republican and Eastern Advocate," of Brandon, Mississippi, Volume 1, Number 39, December 29, 1837
NOTICE TO YOUNG LADIES, WIDOWS AND OLD MAIDS
Whereas my husband, Isaac W. Odom, left home without any just provocation on Saturday night the 11th instant, with an intention of not returning, this is to forewarn all persons from stopping him or impeding him on his journey in any way whatever, as I am resolved not to pursue him, as this is the second time he has made the attempt.
I particularly forewarn all young ladies or widows from marrying or harboring him, as I do positively assure them that they would rue their bargain. He is about 5 feet 11 inches high, spare made, light hair, blue eyes, tolerably talkative, fond of company, 39 years old. Any person seeing him will do me a favor by advising him never to return, as I positively will never live with him.
Mahalah Ann Odom, Yalobusha Co. Nov. 23, 1837