Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, Edward Randall

Male 1844 - 1932  (87 years)


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  • Name OLDHAM, Edward Randall 
    Born 24 Apr 1844  Eylau Farms, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  District 1, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Military 1861-1864  [2, 4
    Census 1870  Ripley, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation Farmer 
    Occupation Representative, 61st Tennessee General Assembly 
    Died 7 Feb 1932  Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Maplewood Cemetery, Ripley, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Was a Private in Co. M. 7th Tennessee Cavalry, was a farmer and a member of the Episcopal Church. Buried in Lauderdale County, Tennessee


      "E. R. Oldham was born at Eylau, the residence of Dr. Samuel Oldham, which was then in Haywood County, but is now in Lauderdale County, on 24th of April, 1844. His father was James Oldham, son of Dr. Samuel and Cornelia C. Oldham, both of whom were native Virginians. Cornelia Oldham was a Miss Honyman. James Oldham came with his parents to Tennessee in 1835 and they settled the farm so well known as Eylau. E. R. Oldham's mother was a Miss Helen C. Owen, daughter of Rev. Thos. and Mildred Owen ( a Miss Nelson). Rev. Thos. Owen moved from Virginia to Tennessee about the year 1880 and settled near Brownsville, in Haywood County. E. R. Oldham's father and mother were married at her father's residence on the 16th of February, 1843. They had four children, only two of whom, James Oldham of Ripley, TN, and E. R. are now living. His father's family were prominent Episcopalians, and his grandfather, Dr. Samuel Oldham, contributed largely toward establishing the present Episcopal Church at Ripley. His mother's family were Baptists, his grandfather, Rev. Thos. Owen, being a prominent and much beloved minister of that denomination. His father favored the old Whig party while all the rest of the family were Democrats. A few years after his parents' marriage they settled on their farm situated on Hatchie River near Durhamville.His education was acquired mostly under the teaching of Judge Byars of Covington. In 1862 he stopped school and entered the army. He was a member of Company M, Seventh Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry. The principal battles in which he participated were Briton's Lane, Corinth and Franklin. He was in Vicksburg during the Federal siege of that place and with Forrest's command during many of his raids and smaller battles and skirmishes. While he was never wounded, still he always kept his place and served with credit. His occupation was milling, ginning and farming, in the pursuit of which he has attained moderate success."

      "History of Tennessee From the Earliest Times to the Present Together with an Historical Sketch of Gibson, Orion, Dyer, Weakley and Lake County Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Reminiscences, Observations, etc. etc." pg. 869-870.
      Goodspeed Publishing 1887
      Crockett Co. Memorial Library, Alamo, TN
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      "Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly" Vol. III 1901-1931 by Ilene J. Cornwell with research by Verla S. Hodges. Published by The Tennessee Historical Commission Nashville 1988, page 516. Ozarks Genealogical Society Library, Springfield, MO copied 15 Oct. 1997.

      Oldham, Edward Randall (1845-1932)

      HOUSE, 61st General Assembly, 1919-1921, representing Lauderdale County; Democrat. Born April 24, 1845, in Henning, Lauderdale County; son of James and Helen (Owen) Oldham. Attended "common schools" and Judge Byar's school in Covington, Tipton County. Served in the Civil War, enlisting in 1861 as a private in Company M, 7th Tennessee Cavalry; served with that unit throughout war; mustered out in Gainesville, Alabama, in 1865. First married December 6, 1876, to Mattie Lindsay Bacon; names of wife's parents not given; children: Edward L., Thomas B., James H., Lea, Helen, and one child who died in infancy. Second marriage on May 4, 1912, to Daisy Scott Oldham, daughter of Thomas and Virginia (Bragg) Oldham; no children listed. Described as "farmer and industrialist." Member of Episcopal Church, Past-commander, 3rd brigade, Tennessee Division of United Confederate Veterans. Died February 7, 1932, in Henning; buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Ripley, Lauderdale County. Brother of Representative James Oldham 40th Assembly, 1877-1879.
      Sources: "Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly, II, 682"; "Confederate Veteran, XXXX, 107; "Dyersburg Gazette", May 27, 1968; "Covington Leader," February 11, 1932; Hamer, "Tennessee: A History, III," 333.
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      Virginia Reed shows death as 5 July 1904 Henning, TN

      Civil War Confederate Pension Applications Index
      Note: The name Oldham, Daisy appears on a Tennessee Confederate Application
      Applicant Information
      Name: Oldham, Daisy
      County of residence at time of application: Lauderdale, Tennessee
      Application type: Widow
      Application numbers associated with this individual: W11 103

      Military Information
      Soldiers Name: Gen. Edward Ransdale Oldham
      State Served: Tennessee

      Information: A photocopy of this pension application may be obtained from the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Please contact the Tennessee State Library and Archives for pricing and availability at the following address: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Services, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-03 12

      1860 Federal Census, District 1, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA
      H. C. Oldham 38 f TN
      E. R. Oldham 16 m TN
      Sydney Oldham 14 m TN
      James Oldham 10 m TN

    Person ID I16539  oldham
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2013 

    Father OLDHAM, James,   b. 1818, King George County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1859, Durhamville, Lauderdale, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother OWEN, Helen C.,   b. Abt 1823, Hanover County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F4876  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 BACON, Mattie Lindsay,   b. 24 Feb 1858, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1904, Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1876  Fulton, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Bacon<br>
Edward Randall and Mattie Lindsay Bacon Oldham
    Bacon
    Edward Randall and Mattie Lindsay Bacon Oldham

    Marriage License
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Edward Lindsay Ero,   b. 4 Nov 1877, Glimp, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1967, Bedford, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. OLDHAM, Thomas,   b. 30 Aug 1879, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. OLDHAM, James Honeyman,   b. 21 Sep 1881, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1915, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     4. OLDHAM, Rosa Lea,   b. 21 May 1886, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1916, Winslow, Navajo County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F6911  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 SCOTT, Daisy Virginia,   d. 1968 
    Married 4 May 1912  Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Scott<br>
Edward Randall and Daisy Scott Oldham
    Scott
    Edward Randall and Daisy Scott Oldham

    Marriage Record
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F6912  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Apr 1844 - Eylau Farms, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1860 - District 1, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1870 - Ripley, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Dec 1876 - Fulton, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1880 - Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 May 1912 - Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Feb 1932 - Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Maplewood Cemetery, Ripley, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents 2 Documents

  • Sources 
    1. [S2200] Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly Vol III 1901-1931, Ilene J. Cornwell, (Pub. by the Tennessee Historical Commission, Nashville), Pg 516 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3088] Sue Oldham Craig.

    3. [S855] 1860 Federal Census, District 1, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, Page 11, Household 83/83 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S2784] Headstone.

    5. [S1787] 1880 Federal Census, District 2, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, Page 87C (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S2979] Marriage Records, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, In File (Reliability: 3).