Oldham Family History

MCKISSICK, Mary Vance

Female 1820 - 1848  (28 years)


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  • Name MCKISSICK, Mary Vance 
    Born 14 Jan 1820  Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 May 1848  Falls of the Brazos, Falls County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The only record I have found of the death and burial of Mary Vance McKisick Oldham is in the book "The Revised Dickson-McEwen and Allied Families Genealogy" which has a valuable chapter entitled, "McKisick Genealogy". It is there stated that Mary Vance McKisick Oldham "died May 4, 1849 (?)" [sic], and concludes, "She is buried at Falls of the Bragos, [sic] Falls County, Texas." Of course this must be a typographical error for "Falls of the Brazos". The date of her death is also different than that of other sources and may be the reason for the question mark.
    Buried Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery, Eagle Lake, Colorado County,Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
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      was married to Williamson Simpson Oldham on December 12, 1837 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. They had five children. Soon after the move from Arkansas to Texas in 1849 she died leaving among those children a two year old daughter named Ada Yell.n ater her death, W. S. Oldham married Anne S. Kirk. The children of Mary Vance McKisick Oldham were reared by their stepmother, Anne Kirk Oldham, and after her death by Agnes Harper Oldham whom W. S. Oldham married in 1857 after the death of his second wife.

      Our focus is upon her daughter, Ada Yell Oldham, who was just two years old when her mother died and still only ten years old when her stepmother, Anne Oldham, died and Agnes Oldham became her second stepmother. Ada Yell Oldham was 20 years old when she married John James Spratt in 1867. The great mystery is how and where J. J. Spratt and Ada Yell Oldham met. The Spratt family history has them remaining entirely in Northeast Texas (Upshur and Camp Counties) while the Oldham family history is always centered around Austin and Washington County, or Houston. At the time of the marriage of John James and Ada, her father had returned to Houston from exile in Mexico and Canada. He died the following year.

      The only record I have found of the death and burial of Mary Vance McKisick Oldham is in the book "The Revised Dickson-McEwen and Allied Families Genealogy" which has a valuable chapter entitled, "McKisick Genealogy". It is there stated that Mary Vance McKisick Oldham "died May 4, 1849 (?)" [sic], and concludes, "She is buried at Falls of the Bragos, [sic] Falls County, Texas." Of course this must be a typographical error for "Falls of the Brazos". The date of her death is also different than that of other sources and may be the reason for the question mark.
    Person ID I13025  oldham
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2013 

    Father MCKISSICK, Col. James,   d. 12 Jan 1848, Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother GREER, Mary V.,   b. 1787,   d. 8 Dec 1854, Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Family ID F5752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family OLDHAM, Williamson Simpson,   b. 19 Jul 1813, Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1868, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1837  Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Sarah Jane,   b. 12 Oct 1838,   d. 28 Jun 1855  (Age 16 years)
     2. OLDHAM, Mary Eliza,   b. 2 Jan 1840,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. OLDHAM, Williamson Simpson Jr,   b. 12 Aug 1841, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. OLDHAM, Letitia Madeleine,   b. 27 Oct 1842, Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1922, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. OLDHAM, Elias James,   b. 14 Feb 1843, Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1844, Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. OLDHAM, Ada Yell,   b. 10 Apr 1847, Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1924, Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F2155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jan 1820 - Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Dec 1837 - Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 May 1848 - Falls of the Brazos, Falls County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery, Eagle Lake, Colorado County,Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1680] Cemetery Records.

    2. [S643] Dave Willliamson.