Oldham Family History

OLDHAM,  William (Bob. Y)

OLDHAM, William (Bob. Y)

Male 1814 - 1851  (36 years)

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  • Name OLDHAM, William (Bob. Y) 
    Born 15 Jun 1814  Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 10 Jun 1851  Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: Killed in Runaway Horse Accident 
    Buried 12 Jun 1851  Union Cemetery, Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Oldham, William<Br>  1814-1851
    Oldham, William
    1814-1851

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    • History of Fayette County-Barrows 1915: On the pioneer farm of Stephen Oldham, William grew to manhood. In addition to his general farming he was long engaged as a dealer in live stock and became one of Fayette county 's best-known citizens. He was killed in a runaway accident when his son George W. was nine years old. (Note: tombstone states 1851)

      1842 Fayette Co Tax List shows Wm. Olelham 1 poll
      Rebecca Olelham 0 polls, SE1/4, 22, 14, 13 107 Acres

      1848, Jan 4 - William and wife Mary Ann Oldham sold to Jas. Hulgan Vol L pg 2.

      Anita Fisher notes says he had at least three son, G.W. stayed in Fayette Co., one son went to Tennessee and another son to California

      Fayette County Courthouse, Connersville, Indiana Probate Book Pg 298: Be it remembered that on this 18th day of July 1851 come to the clerk's office Mary Ann Oldham and John Beck and files the following petition in this behalf:

      "To the clerk of said court the undersigned your petitioners would respectfully that William Oldham late of said county departed this life more than fifteen days prior to the date leaving a large personal estate which is highly necessary should be administered upon. They think the personal estate of said decd will probably amount to $1000 in as much as she of the undersigned is the widow of said decedent and desires that letters of administration should be granted to them jointly upon the personal estate of said decd will therefore the clerk of said court grant to them letters accordingly and as in duty bound.
      signed: Mary Oldham
      John Beck

      Subscribed and sworn to this 18th July AD 1851, A.R. Edward, Clerk, asking for the reasons therein set forth to grant to them of letters of administration on the estate of William Oldham which being seen and heard is approved and thereupon the said penalty as their sureties which bond is approved and letters of administration on said estate are delivered to them. And the said John Beck and Mary Oldham takes and subsa's an oath of office and this matter is continued subject to confirmation.

      And afterward to wit on the 19th day of May 1852 before the Hon. Justus Wright, Judge of said court. The said Administrator now comes and files the following report in this behalf to wit. To the Hon. Judge of said court the undersigned who is administration jointly with Mary Ann Oldham Administrators of the estate of William Oldham, late of said county deceased, now report that he is chargeable on account of the sale of the personal property of said deceased as per sale bill on file. $1193.07
      also on account of 150.00 also for corn being the.... plus sold H. Simpson 1/10 22.10
      also collected from D. Gise difference on horse swap due deceased as stated by Gise 10.00
      Collected from Joseph Campbell on same from 2.50 balance due on a note given up in deceased life time 2.15

      Making in all $1379.82

      These credits are asked to wit:
      No. 1 paid treasurer mortgage to school fund 167.00
      2 John Beck note and interest 33.70
      3 A. B. Beck's note and interest Lyons grave clothes 5.10
      4 Joseph Darter debt assumed (?) by deceased 3.30
      5 D. Gise necessary care work on house 195.00
      6 A. Bradmore sawing lumber 5.25
      7 S. Sand painting the house 7.00
      8 A. B. Conwell (?) hardware for house 14.87
      9 J. Cummins - Coffin 7.50
      10 R. F. Brown printing 4.00
      11 ____Shepler bal on court 10.00
      12 ____monger Dennis Oldham 43.75
      13 James Walker part payment on note 30.00
      15 L. Nichols mason work 1.12
      16 Wm. Cook part note 15.90
      17 Cranes note 15.00
      18 A Lyons - store account 11.56
      19 J. McCrary for money loaned 5.00
      20 P. Mason drugs 10.00
      21 L. Hendricks ink and labor 3.23
      22 Jno Williamson rent of land 4.37
      23 Jno Murphy Mason Work 42.95
      24 G Dungan plastering 13.30
      25 L. ________ making shingles 10.00
      26 J. H. Clark tax 13.43
      27 Hankins store account 5.50
      28 Jno Munger money loaned 10.00
      29 J. S. Riggs corn purchased of adms for stock 16.00
      30 James Beck work and labor 5.00
      31 A. J. Crawford hinges 1.15
      Moon and Stagg for plastering .80
      Dennis Oldham work and labor .50
      C. Cornett clerk sale bal after deducting .25
      Joshua McIntosh crying sale 2.50
      D. Welty legal services 3.00
      Amounting in all to 753.39

      which being deducted leaves for charge 624.43

      Sworn to in open court May 19th 1852 A. Edward Clerk by which he charges himself with 1379.82 he asks credit for 153.39 leaving a balance of 624 .43 which being seen is approved and the matter is continued.

      p.300 And afterward to wit on the 26th day of April 1853 before John S. Reid Judge of said court. Comes said Adm's and files the following report to wit :The undersigned administrator of the estate of William Oldham late of said county makes the following report in this behalf reference being had to the last report and exhibit in this behalf at the May term 1852 of the probate court of said county it will be seen that

      he stand charged in the sum of 624.43
      he now charges himself on account of note on Thomas Simpson not inventoried received 15.90
      also received on account against William Todd 1.40
      received on account against Samuel Brown 1.26
      on account against Joseph Graham 2.13
      on account of interest on W. Thomas note .70
      also recd interest on Zachariah Kenbery .71
      also recd interest on Wm. D. Ross note 2.45
      making a total charge at this time of 649.00

      He asks a credit on account of the following disbursements in the settlement of said estate as per vouchers herewith filed

      paid widow of deceased in property as per inventory 1.73
      in cash on account of his 150.00 Lewis Munger for shingles for decd 5.75
      A. B. Conwell on account sawing 5.00
      William Thomas on judgments 30.00
      Henry Rider on account order 1.50
      David Ross acct. 2.50
      Maze and Thomas store bill 7.91
      Samuel Brown 1.00
      Sarah Maze for brick 24.12
      William Darter for painting 1.00
      George Lyons for hauling 5.81
      ______A. Turner painting 3.00
      John Hoffer blacksmithing 1.00
      oseph T. Tate recording deed 1.12
      Henry Sholl note and interest 54.50
      Fine ____ Fayette Circuit Court on which deceased as bail 30.57
      James Walker on acct note filed in this court and allowed at last term being part payment of same 35.70
      Philip Mason for paints and oil for dec'd 14.55
      Michael Brown for stone .75
      John Rice for work and labor 8.55
      John Fiant for store furnished 7.50
      Hazekiah Brown timber sold and pasturing for decd. 4.87
      Abraham Lyons for goods the decd 5.10
      Alexander Walker money loaned 2.00
      John H. Eyestine for goods 17.25
      Alexander Morris balance in hat .50
      Jacob Sholl on note and interested filed and allowed at last term of court 18.72
      William Cook balance on note 28.52
      A. ____________ on account filed and allowed at last term 7.00
      Wm. D. Ross for swing for decd 8.62
      Harvey Wold for repairs of wagon for decd. .75
      This Adm's amt of note and interested filed in this court and allowed last time 43.20
      Fay and Trusler for making this report 3.00
      A. R. Edward clerk's fees 12.65

      This admr asks to be allowed for his service in this behalf 646.00 up to this time 75.00 making a total credit asked 618.91 which being deducted leaves 30.08 all of which is respectfully submitted
      signed John Beck, adm'r

      Subscribed and sworn to in open court April 26th 1853 A. R. Edward, Clk, by which he charges himself with the sum of 649.00 in the hands of the adm'r the sum of 30.08 which he ordered to stand charged with and the court having heard and examined said report accept the same and this cause is continued.

      And afterwards to wit on the 30th day of June 1864 The said adm'r files and following petition to sell land to wit "State of Indiana Court of Common Pleas" ]

      August Term 1864 Fayette County, in the matter of the estate of William Oldham decd. Petition to sell real estate to pay debt. John Beck administrator of the estate of William Oldham decd would represent to the court of common pleas of said county that he has expended and paid out for the benefit of said estate all the assets ensuing from the personal property belonging to said estate and that there is yet a deficiency of $700 which amount is now due against said estate. He would further state that said decedent died the owner in fee simple of the following described real estate situate in said county to wit "the east part of the south east quarter, sec. 22 tow 14 range 13 containing 106 acres of the value of $4000.

      Said decedent left surviving him the following heirs. Mary A. Oldham, widow of said William and George Oldham aged 21 years. Louisa E. Bryant and John Bryant her husband. Martha J. Sherror and Christian Sherror (?) her husband. Rebecca Oldham aged 18 yrs and Louis Oldham aged 15 years, children of the decedent. Which are all the heirs of the decedent known to your petitioner but he is informed that said decedent had as heirs two sisters but believes them both decd whose place of residence is unknown and he is also uninformed whether or not they left surviving them any heirs. He would further state that on the N.E. corner of said land as above described there is a square corner containing one and one half acre. which can be sold to a better advantage for said estate than any other portion thereof for the purpose of laying off a graveyard. He would therefore ask the court for an order to sell said square of ground and a sufficiency of the balance of said real estate to settle and satisfy said debts against said estate and that the said heirs may be notified of the filing of this petition and made to answer and may the court grant all further and necessary relief.
      John Beck adm'r
      Jno. S. Reid Atty

      Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of Jun 1864. C.B. Edwards, clerk

      And afterwards on the 6th day of August term 1864 before the Hon. J. M. Wi lson , Judge said court, Comes now said administrator and said appraisers file under oath the following appraisment viz: "State of Indiana, Fayette County, August term 1864, in the matters of the estate of William Oldham, decd. Thomas Simpson and Zachariah Conaway who were appointed by this court to appraise the real estate of William Oldham decd. Would say that we have examined the East part of the south East qtr sec 22 town 14 range 13 containing 106 acres and appraise the value of the same at $50 per acre. They would further say that they have examined a piece of ground belonging to said decedent lying therein a part of the above described tract on the N E corner which is in its present condition very near a square containing one and one half acres which we do hereby appraise the value thereof as $70.00.
      Thomas Simpson
      Zachariah (his mark) Conaway

      Subscribed and sworn to before me in open court August 12, 1864 C.B. Edwards, Clerk

      By which they appraise the lands described in the petition and order of t he court aforesaid the East part of the S E quarter Section 22 Township 14 Range 13 containing 106 acres at $50 per acre and that part of above tract and being on the North East corner containing one and a half acres at $70 and said administrator files bond in the penalty of one thousand dollars with Thomas Simpson and Elihu Caudil as his security who were accepted and approved of as such by the court. And said Rebecca Oldham and Louis Oldham heirs being infants under 21 years of age the court appoints William O. Ferry (?) guardian adlitem for said debts who accepts said appointment and files his answer herein to wit: In the matter of the estate of William Oldham decd. Common please August term 1864, now comes the guardian adlitem of the minor heirs of William Oldham decd and says that he is not informed as to the amount of debts due by said estate and prays that the interest of his wards may be fully protected. Said minors being Rebecca Oldham aged 18 years and Louis Oldham aged 15 years.

      And the court having examined it is therefore considered by the court that the said John Beck as administrator of the estate of William Oldham decd be authorized to sell at private sale the following described real estate to wit. One and one half acre in a square form to be stricken off of t he N E corner of the S E Qtr of Sec 22 Town 14 Range 13 E for cash in hand. And also a sufficient quantity to pay said balance due to be cut off by strait lines in a square block in the S E corner of Sec 22 Town 1 4, Range 13 E for 1/3 cash in hand and the balance in 9 to 18 months with interest waiving the valuation laws which sale shall be made at not less than the appraised value thereof and that he report his action at the present of subsequent term of this court.

      And on the 2nd day of August term 1864 of said court viz Augt 9th 1864 before J. M. Wilson judge now comes the said Adm'r and presents to court h is petition for the sale of real estate to pay debts and it being proven to the court by a R. F. Brown viz "Notice to heirs of petition to sell real estate. State of Indiana in Fayette County. Notice is hereby given that John Beck administrator of the estate of William Oldham decd has filed his petition to sell the real estate of the decedent his personal property being insufficient to pay his debts and that said petition will be heard at the next term of the court of common pleas of said county. Attest C. B. Edwards clerk, Fayette County, Attest July 1864.

      Notice of heirs of petition to sell real estate. Court common pleas Aug term 1864. State of Indiana, Fayette County. Personally appeared in open court R. F. Brown who being duly sworn says that he is the editor and proprietor of the Fayette County Union a weekly newspaper published in Connersville of said county and he further says the annexed notice has been published in said paper for weeks prior to the setting of this court. R. F. Brown

      Subscribed and sworn to August 1864 J. M. Wilson, Judge. That due publication has been made to the heirs of said decedent for the last 30 days prior to the first day of the present term of the tendence of said action, and they being three times audibly called by the sheriff but come not judgement is taken against them as by default, and the court being satisfied that the personal assets of said estate have been exhausted and that it will require some part of the real estate to be sold to pay the outstanding debts of said estate order that an appraisement be made of one and one half acres on the NE corner of the South East Qtr of Sec 22 T 14 R 13 East and also a sufficient quantity to pay the balance cut off by strait lines in a square block in the south east corner of said qtr as in a strait line on the west side So that the value of the whole shall not exceed $70 and the court appoints Thomas Simpson and Zachariah Conaway as appraisers of said land and order that they report as so on as practicable and day is given.

      And afterwards to wit on the 8th day of August term 1864 said court, to August 17th 1864. Before the Hon. J. M. Wilson, judge "Comes now said adm'r and files the following report Common Pleas August term 1864 viz: John Beck adm'r of estate of Wm. Oldham. Now comes the said administrator and reports that in persuance of said order of this court he says that he sold to Thomas Jackson David Wilson and George Scholl for the use of and as trustees of the Union Cemetery of private sale for the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for following described real estate to whit one and a half acres of land in the north east corner of the South East qtr of Sec 22 Twp 14 Range 13E the same being stricken of in the following form running 10 rods west from the NW corner of said graveyard thence south 13 rods thence east 20 rods thence south 10 1 /3 rods thence east 6 rods thence north 13/13 rods to the corner of said graveyard and the same was sold for more than the appraised value thereof. Wherefore he asks to have the same affirmed and that the court appoint him a commissioner to execute a deed to said purchaser of the payment of the purchase money. John Beck Admn

      Sworn to in open court August 15, 1864 C.B. Edward Clerk ... the court after examination of said report accept the same and the court orders that said sale as reported be in all things confirmed by this court and the court appoints said administrator a commissioner to execute a conveyance to the purchaser for said real estate. Sold as foresaid and report to court soon as possible and day is given and afterward on 3rd December term 1864 said court viz Dec 14, 1864 before the Hon J. M. Wilson judge comes now said admin. and files the following report to wit. State of Indiana Fayette county, Court of Common Pleas Fayette County 18 64 to the honorable judge of said court. The undersigned would respectful ly show that in accordance with the order of said heretofore made he sold as private sale to Samuel Riggs the following described property as a part of the estate of William Oldham decd. to wit beginning at the north ea st corner of said rence in a southwest direction parallel with the line dividing the land of Wm. Oldham heirs and said Riggs 160 rods to the south line of said qtr thence 6 1/2 rods west to the corner of said Riggs land on said line thence north with the line dividing said Rigg's land and Oldhams heirs is now located 160 rods to the place of beginning containing 6 1/2 acres which sale was made for the sum of 325 the same being the full appraised value thereof. He moved further show that the said Samuel Riggs has complied with the terms and conditions of sale wherefore the under signed asks that said sale in all things may be confirmed by the court and a deed ordered to be executed to him on payment of the purchase money he asking for no credit.
      John Beck adm.

      Sworn to in open court Dec 14, 1864. C. B. Edward Clerk. Showing to the court that in pursuance to the order of the court aforesaid he sold at private sale to Samuel Riggs for the sum of $325.00 being the full appraised value thereof the following land....and the court after examination of said report accept and approve the same and order that said sale be confirmed and the court order that said admr. be and he is hereby appointed a commissioner to execute a deed of conveyance to said purchaser and report the same to court soon as practicable and to be delivered on payment of the purchase money according to law.

      and afterward on the 28th December 1864 before Hon. Judge afds. comes now said adm and commissioner and reports to court his deed of to Samuel Riggs for land sold him and the court after examining said deed approve the same and makes the endorsements of approval as required by law.

      And afterward to wit on the 1st day Aug term 1865 said court viz August 14, 1865. Before the Hon. John F. Kibbey judge said court, At this day comes said administrator and files the following report to wit "State of Indiana common pleas court Aug Term 1865, Fayette County, William Oldham's estate John Beck ad.

      The undersigned would respectfully; make the following report of his action in this behalf since his last report to wit
      Balance on hand April term 1853 30.08
      assets of old debt 18.00
      Amount of cash recd on sale of real estate lst 150.00
      do do do 2nd sale 32 5.00 523.08 1. David Kirkpatrick No.1 439.03 2. Daniel Trembly 20.00 3. David Kirkpatrick 8.60 4. C.B. Edwards 15.56 5. Jno. S. Reid 12)0 7. C.B. Edwards 10.17 8. John Beck as adm 17.22
      Allowance 523.08

      State of Indiana Fayette County court common pleas August term 1865.

      To the Hon. Judge of said court. The undersigned as one of the administrators of the said William Oldham decd would respectfully show that he now files the by which he has fully closed and settled said estate. So far as he is informed and has anything personally to do himself in the same.

      Said being a full report leaving no balance on hand for distribution he asks that the same may be examined and approved by the court a nd be finally discharged. John Beck, adm. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 29th day Jul 1865 C.B.Ed

      1850 Federal Census, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana REEL NO: 144 PAGE NO: 224B REFERENCE: 13th August 1850; John H. Eyestone, Ass't Marshal; MF# 448
      William Oldham 35
      Mary Ann Oldham 31
      George Oldham 10
      Louisa E Oldham 6
      David Oldham 5
      Rebecca J Oldham 3
      Louis Oldham 1

      Brother Minor' family, mother Rebecca are living in household 81 next door.

      1860 Federal Census Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana Mary Ann Oldham pg 609
      Rebecca Oldham pg 610
      G. Oldham pg 610



    Person ID I1345  oldham
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2017 

    Father OLDHAM, Stephen,   b. 4 Nov 1774, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1834, Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother POTTS, Rebecca,   b. 14 Aug 1777, Botetourt County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1860, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F589  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family JOHNSON, Mary Ann,   b. 17 Mar 1818, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1875, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1839  Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, George Washington,   b. 9 Jun 1840, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1914, Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. OLDHAM, Stephen,   b. 24 Dec 1841, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1848, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Louisa Elizabeth aka Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1842, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1892, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     4. OLDHAM, Martha J.,   b. Abt 1844,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. OLDHAM, David,   b. Abt 1845, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1864, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
     6. OLDHAM, Rebecca Jane,   b. 20 Aug 1846, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1882, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     7. OLDHAM, Louis,   b. 1849, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1865  (Age 17 years)
    Documents
    Indiana, Early Marriages of Fayette County
    Indiana, Early Marriages of Fayette County
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jun 1814 - Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Sep 1839 - Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Killed in Runaway Horse Accident - 10 Jun 1851 - Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Jun 1851 - Union Cemetery, Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Union Cemetery
    Union Cemetery
    WPA Index

    Page 208

    Wills Probate
    Oldham, Stephen<br>
1774-1834
    Oldham, Stephen
    1774-1834

    Probate Record

  • Sources 
    1. [S2784] Headstone.

    2. [S2284] Union Cemetery, Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana Records.

    3. [S1783] Fayette Co. History - Barrows.

    4. [S1483] Early Indiana Marriage Records.

    5. [S1592] Marriage Records, Fayette County, Indiana, Pat Wadle and Phillip Junkins, (Transcribed 1985).