Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, William Wesley John

Male 1820 - 1884  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name OLDHAM, William Wesley John 
    Born Jan 1820  Raleigh, Wake County Now Chatham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Lee County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1850  Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Montague County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 26 Dec 1884  Bowie, Montague County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Montague Cemetery, Montague County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Oldham, William Wesley<br>  1820-1884
    Oldham, William Wesley
    1820-1884

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    • Ancestry.com census images show this family in Moore County, North Carolina, USA instead of Lee County.

      (Probaby born at Pittsboro, near Raleigh, North Carolina.)May have been step-son of Jesse and Anna Odem(Oldham). Farmer most of his life. 1850 Census he and his first wife were living in household of her parents in Moore County, North Carolina.

      By 1859 he had moved near Purdy, McNairy County, Tennessee, farming along the Tennessee River, living neighbors to the Riley Odom (Oldham) family.

      When the Tennessee River area of McNairy Co became a battlefield during the early days of the Civil War, he took his family to Weakley County, Tennessee and farmed near Dresden.

      Late in the 1870's he and the Shults family moved to Kentuckytown in Grayson County, Texas.

      In the fall of 1872 he made a trip to Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas.

      Several Oldham marriages in Washington County, Arkansas - may have been relatives of William Wesley Oldham. Returning to Texas in 1875, he settled on Cleark Creek, south of St. Jo, Montague County, Tx and farmed. Later moving to a farm about 6 miles from the town of Montague. He had a grocery store in Montague. The old home place was destroyed by fire many years ago. He died on 26 Dec 1884 of typhoid fever; buried in the southeast corner of the Montague Cemetery.

      William Wesley OLDHAM was born near Raleigh, Chatham, North Carolina around 1819, he married MARY ROGERS and was living in the household of her father John ROGERS on the 1850 Census, in Lee County, NORTH CAROLINA. .....William and Mary had three children, Riley, Linzy and Mary before her untimely death sometime after 1852/54..... We are searching for her burial place in North Carolina..... See the family listed on the 1850 Lee County Census, Family #781, Dwelling #107..16-26.

      .....W W OLDHAM married Mary's sister Sarah ROGERS second, about 1854 and they had two daughters, Sarah J and Susan... after the death of Sarah he moved to Tennessee with the FIVE children. .....William Wesley Oldham married two more times.dhe are more children that will be listed soon.

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      Name: Jackie Oldham
      Date: 2008-01-18
      Comments:
      I have enjoyed reading the many items about the Oldham family. I have been adopted into the Oldham family by marriage. While living in DC, I spent many hours searching for William W. Oldham. I did find him listed as Dr. Wm Oldham who married Mary Rogers a Native American,(Cherokee). I also wonder if Mary, (first wife of Wm), and her sister Sara were twins! They were the same age in the 1850 Census...???Many question were answered, so thank you for filling in some of the holes for me.
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      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~coaly/oldhfam.html

      1850 Federal Census, Moore County, North Carolina,
      John Rogers 50
      Mary Rogers 50
      Sarah Rogers 20
      Margaret Rogers 18
      Elizabeth Rogers 16
      John Rogers 14
      Lavina Rogers 12
      William Oldham 30
      Mary Oldham 20
      Riley Oldham 5
      Lindsay Oldham 3
      The same two families are in the 1850 Lee County, North Carolina Census

    Person ID I10334  oldham
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2015 

    Father OLDHAM, Jesse Odem,   b. Abt 1790, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Randolph County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother HART, Anna,   b. Abt 1800, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1850 and 1860, Randolph County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Family ID F4581  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 ROGERS, Mary,   b. Abt 1829, Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1853, Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Married Abt 1844  Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Baby,   b. 1847,   d. 1847  (Age 0 years)
     2. OLDHAM, William Riley,   b. 16 Jul 1847, Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1921, Saint Jo, Montague County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Linzy Franklin,   b. 20 Dec 1850, Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1944, Cache, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     4. OLDHAM, Mary,   b. Abt 1852, Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1911, Graham, Carter County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F4623  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 ROGERS, Sarah,   b. Abt 1830, Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1857, Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married Abt 1857  Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Sarah Jane,   b. Abt 1855, Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. OLDHAM, Susan,   b. Abt 1857, Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1860 and 1870, McNairy County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 3 years)
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F4624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 NALL?, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1835, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1862, Purdy, Mcnairy County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married Abt 1858  Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Elizabeth,   b. 20 Nov 1860, McNairy County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1901, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     2. OLDHAM, Martha,   b. Abt 1861, McNairy County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1887  (Age ~ 26 years)
     3. OLDHAM, James,   b. Abt 1861, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F4625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 MASON, Nancy,   b. Abt 1819 
    Married 3 Dec 1839  Chatham County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F21312  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 SHULTS, Ann Elizabeth,   b. 20 Jan 1844, Henderson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1928, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Abt 1862  McNairy County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, William Wesley,   b. 29 Aug 1863, Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1943, Salinas, Monterey County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. OLDHAM, John Isaac,   b. 3 Jul 1865, Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1918, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Jefferson Bradley,   b. 31 Jul 1867, Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1954, Sunset, Montague County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. OLDHAM, Susan F. Emeline,   b. 17 May 1869, Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1893, Montague County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     5. OLDHAM, Matilda Catherine Katie,   b. 30 Jul 1872, Kentucky Town, Grayson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1959, Modesto, Stanislaus County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. OLDHAM, Lou Ellen,   b. 13 Sep 1874, Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1953, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. OLDHAM, Annie Delila,   b. 9 Sep 1876, Montague County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1918, Nocona, Montague County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     8. OLDHAM, Jessie Wisdom,   b. 27 Nov 1878, Montague County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1958, Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     9. OLDHAM, Lucy Mahala,   b. 25 Oct 1880, Montague County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1967, Waco, Mclennan County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     10. OLDHAM, Louis Daniel,   b. 23 Sep 1882, Montague County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1944, Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Photos
    Shults<br>  Ann Elizabeth Shults Oldham<br>  1844-1928
    Shults
    Ann Elizabeth Shults Oldham
    1844-1928

    With Daughters
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F4626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jan 1820 - Raleigh, Wake County Now Chatham County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Dec 1839 - Chatham County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1844 - Moore County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1850 - Lee County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1850 - Moore County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1857 - Moore County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1858 - Moore County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1862 - McNairy County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1870 - Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1880 - Montague County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Dec 1884 - Bowie, Montague County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Montague Cemetery, Montague County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2898] My Mother Nancy and Her Oldhams, Jessye Anne Welch High.

    2. [S1091] 1850 Federal Census, Lee County, North Carolina, Family #781, Dwelling #107..16-26 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S2276] 1880 Federal Census, Precinct 3, Montague County, Texas, Page 396C (Reliability: 3).