Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, George

OLDHAM, George

Male Abt 1755 - 1790  (~ 35 years)

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  • Name OLDHAM, George 
    Born Abt 1755  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military 1776  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Oldham, George<br>
abt 1755-1790
    Oldham, George
    abt 1755-1790

    Revolutionary War Pension
    DAR Centinniel Index<br>
1966<br>
Military Records
    DAR Centinniel Index
    1966
    Military Records

    Page 504
    Census 1780  Albemarle County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 30 Jun 1790  Albemarle County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • DAR Index: lst Lt. Virginia line

      This George may belong in the Leroy & Gracie (Smith) Oldham line. The dates would work for him to be the brother of Leroy Oldham who married Elizabeth Dameron. Or it could be the George who was in Loudoun Co. Virginia?

      Bounty land paperwork located in NARA Revolutionary Pension file of George OALDAM. This land grant was used as a basis to deny the claim of Jane Russell Oldham, Sneedville, Tennessee.

      Served in the 9th Regt, Continental Army, 1776 as as Lt. This unit was at most of the major northern battles.

      Came across the Bounty Land Grant for Lt. George Oldham, issued 2 July 1840, 519 acres issued to Sally ASHBY, Rosetta WHITE, Ann DENNIS (or Downs - hard to read), Fanny HARRELL, Mary MURPHY, Thomas WISE, Montcalm OLDHAM, and Leroy OLDHAM, heirs at law of George Oldham late a Lieutenant in the Continental Line (being for his services for 1 yr & 9 mos over 6 years).

      I show Lt. George had:
      Betsey
      Sally
      Rosetta
      Samuel
      Leroy (1782-1825)

      I don't have down line on any of these children except Leroy (1782-1825).

      This Leroy is the father of:
      George (1807-1849)
      Rosey Ann (1809-1810)
      John (1811-1811)
      Margaret Milly (1812-1813)
      Montcalm (1815-1888)
      Samuel (1817-1820)
      Leroy (1820-1880)
      Dates and list of children is from Bible of Leroy Oldham)

      So are the female heirs at large the daughters of George? Are Leroy and Montcalm the sons of Leroy? Since Leroy son of George died 1825, he couldn't have been an heir?

      From the Revolutionary petition file of Isaiah Bagwell:
      Virginia, Accomack County to wit:
      On this 4th day of September year 1832, personally appeared before William Riley, Isaiah Bagwell of the County and of State afs, Aged 71 years September last past, who being first duly sworn according to law doth his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress prefaced the 7th June 1832, he inlisted in the Army of the U States in the year 1776 with George Oldham 1st Lieutenant in Capt George Gilcrest Company belonging to the 9th Virg-a Regiment under the command of Colo Thomas Flemming, who was succeeded by Colo Matthews, Tho Custis 2nd Lieutenant and Charles Stockley Ensign in Sgt Gilcrest Company. That he the I. Bagwell resided and was born in Accomack Co, State of Virginia. When he inlisted the Regiment was raised for two years and marched to the North and a few days before the battle of Brandywine that he with others was sent to the Hospital. prior to being sent to the hospital he was with the Army in Phila Trenton Princeton Morristown Newark Middlebrook encampment and many other places in New Jersey with the Main Army. that he was in the Hospital at the time of the battle at Germantown that he continued in service until after the 9th Regiment was taken prisoner and until then was a general discharge of the few remaining soldiers of his Regiment which took palce at Valley Forge encampment. he then said Isaiah Bagwell hereby relinquishes...........

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      Bounty Land Grant for Lt. George Oldham, issued 2 July 1840, 519 acres issued to Sally ASHBY, Rosetta WHITE, Ann DENNIS (or Downs - hard to read), Fanny HARRELL, Mary MURPHY, Thomas WISE, Montcalm OLDHAM, and Leroy OLDHAM, heirs atferge Oldham late a Lieutenant in the Continental Line (being for his services for 1 yr & 9 mos over 6 years).
      I show Lt. George had:
      Betsey
      Sally
      Rosetta
      Samuel
      Leroy (1782-1825)
      I don't have down line on any of these children except Leroy (1782-1825).
      This Leroy is the father of:
      George (1807-1849)
      Rosey Ann (1809-1810)
      John (1811-1811)
      Margaret Milly (1812-1813)
      Montcalm (1815-1888)
      Samuel (1817-1820)
      Leroy (1820-1880)
      Dates and list of children is from Bible of Leroy Oldham)
      So are the female heirs at large the daughters of George? Are Leroy and Montcalm the sons of Leroy? Since Leroy son of George died 1825, he couldn't have been an heir?

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      Virginia Soldiers of 1776, Vol 3, pg 1020

      Lt. Goerge Oldham

      From the Executive Journal. The Governor considered the following claim for additional bounty, and made the accompanying order thereupon, which was certified to the Register:

      George Oldham,a Lieut. in the Va. Contl. Line. In this case, it appears that Lieut. Oldham entered the services in Feb., 1776, making a service of seven years and nine months to the end of the war. He was allowed by a former executive land bounty for the war. The present executive cannot allow additional. March 26, 1840.

      At a Circuit Superior court of Law and Chancery for Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, Jul 29, 1840. Certified that George Oldham was an officer in the Rev. War and died intestate, 1789 or 1790, leaving five children: 1, Betsey; 2, Sally; 3. Rosetta; 4.Samuel and 5, Leroy.

      (1), Betsey married George Wise and died about 1813, intestate, leaving six children: Cassa, Ann, Fanny, Mary, Betsey and Thomas. Cassa married Isaiah Baker; Ann married James Dennis; Fanny married James Harrell; Mary married Thomas Murphy; Betsey married William Graves and died 1825-26 intestate, leaving one child, William Graves.

      (2) Sally Oldham married Robert Ashby and is now living (1840)

      (3) Rosetta Oldham married Elijah White and is living

      (4) Samuel Oldham died about 1820, leaving one child, George Oldham.

      (5) Leroy died about the same year, leaving three children; Montcalm, Leroy and George Oldham, and that the persons above mentioned are the only heirs at law of George Oldham. Copy Teste, Wm G. Sands, Dep. Clerk.

      Northampton Co. Court, 11 Sep 1833, Montcalm and Leroy Oldham, orphans of Leroy Oldham dec'd made choice of John Ker as their guardian. Copy Teste, Louis P. Roger, Dep. Clerk.

      Rosey White, one of the heirs of George Oldham, appointed Felix Richards as her Atty, May 6,1840. Signed before Nathl. Topping of Accomack Co. Montcalm Oldham and John Ker (as guardian for Leroy Oldham) appointed same atty. Signed before John Adams, J.of P. Northampton Co., Va., Apr. 21, 1840.

      James Dennis and Ann, his wife, appointed Felix Richards their atty. Signed before Charles H. Sheild, J. of P. Norfolk Borough, June 17, 1840.

      Sarah Ashby, James Harrell and Frances, his wife; Mary Murphy and Thomas Wise appointed same Atty., April 12, 1838, Signed before Charles H. Sheild, J. of P.,Norfolk Borough, Va.

      Warrent 8841 issued July 2, 1840 to Sally Ashby, Rosetta White, Ann Dennis, Fanny Harrell, Mary Murphy, Thomas Wise, Montcalm and Leroy Oldham, heirs at law of Lieut. George Oldham. Recorded Book 3, page 487.

      SAR Application

      Robert Pratt

      Notes:
      George Oldham,
      2nd Lieutenant C. L. Mar 13, 1776
      1st Lieutenant July 22, 1776
      Resigned Aug 6, 1778

      He was awarded 2,666 acres of land for his services - see page 604 "Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution: by John H. Gwathney.

      George Oldhdam (Lt.) W.D. I1,I. see p.22, Vol 9, Va. State Library report, Richmond, VA.

      George Oldham - Reference - "Revolutionary Soldiers and Sailors, p 51 and 80, Accomac, VA.

      George Oldham (va.) 2nd Lieut.9th Va., I3th Mar, 1776; 1st Lieut. 22 Jul 1776; resigned Aug. 6, 1778. See p. 419 Heitman's "Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army" - revised editon published in 1914.

      George Oldham, (Lt.) H.D. I835-I36, Doc. 6y, I02-B.W. Heitman 312 - See .335 - "Eighth Annual Report of Va State Library". Richmond, Va

      See National D.A.R. number 44.663 for Mrs. Margaret Clark ratt (another of the applicants)

      See national D.A.R. number 289176 for Mrs. Emily T. Harrold Withers.

    Person ID I14203  oldham
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2015 

    Mother OLDHAM, Northumberland County,   b. Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family UNKNOWN, Jane,   b. Abt 1750,   d. Eastville, Northampton County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Yes, date unknown  [2
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Betsey,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Abt 1813
     2. OLDHAM, Sally,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Aft 1840
     3. OLDHAM, Samuel,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Abt 1820, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. OLDHAM, Rosetta or Rosy Ann,   b. 14 Feb 1779,   d. 18 Oct 1867, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     5. OLDHAM, Leroy,   b. 1782, Northampton County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1825, Eastville, Northampton County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F6104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S1255] DAR Records.

    2. [S2924] Revolutionary Pension File.