Oldham Family History

OLDHAM,  Goodman Jackson

OLDHAM, Goodman Jackson

Male 1818 - 1885  (66 years)

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  • Name OLDHAM, Goodman Jackson 
    Born 14 Jul 1818  Laurel County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military 24 Sep 1838  Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  Pottawatomie County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1851  Pottawatomie County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Keytesville, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Clark Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Clark Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 13 May 1885  Missouri City, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From: Hdanw@aol.com
      Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 16:35:03 EDT
      To: OLDHAM-L@rootsweb.com
      Subject: [OLDHAM] Heirs of Goodman Oldham


      Ira Harris III, a stalwart of this list, Harris-Hunters, has been listing some Missouri Marriages involving a Harris bride or a Harris groom. One of the marriages listed is that of Goodman Oldham thus:

      Nancy Harris to Goodman Oldham, January 19, 1841 - Chariton Co., MO

      For those interested in Goodman Oldham, whose roots were in Madison Co ., KY, I highly recommend searching the archives of rootsweb for the Oldham rootsweb list, the posts of 2003. There is a biography of Goodman Oldham and then there is a transcript of a deed in Madison Co., KY which n ames a good many of his siblings. Goodman Oldham was deceased, and the deed indicates that his heirs are unknown.

      This is the URL
      http://searches2.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl

      specificy Oldham list and then check the 2003 posts. Be sure to search goodman oldham.

      Who are the parents of Nancy Harris? Any good leads?

      E.W.Wallace descendant of Goodman's sister, Nancy Oldham bride of Overton Harris and l ater of Anderson Chenault of Madison Co.

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      It seems that Oldham, a rather common surname in the Midlands of England, such as Leicester [county] and that area, is also rather common in the United States. And, of course, all of us who research Harrises know how common that surname is.

      Ira Harris III asks:

      Goodman Oldham married Nancy Harris. Does anyone know who Nancy's parents were? Does anyone know anything about the two Williams' that married into these families? Do the Williams' fit into the family of Ursley Duke Williams (wife of Richard "Ready Money" Oldham)? Does anyone know how these various Oldham's and Overton's fit into the extended family of William Harris / Temperance Overton? Any insight is appreciated. Please respond through HH so that others may be helped.

      My undocumented response (if it were documented, it might take several e- mails) Goodman Oldham of Chariton Co., Misssouri is probably the subject of Ira 's interest. He is seemingly a younger Goodman Oldham than the one I know something about. What is the date of the marriage--anyone know?

      The 1860 census of Chariton, MO lists this younger Goodman Oldham on this film: M653, Roll 613, page 298. I will not give all the details:

      Goodman Oldham, age 42-M-farmer-600-305-b. Kentucky
      Nancy age 35, F, born Missouri (all children listed below born in Missouri)
      Catherine 17-F
      Benjamin 15-M
      Nancy -4-F
      Mary E-3-F
      James D. 1/2-M
      Catherine Oldham-F- [is she 87?] born Kentucky

      (I suspect this Goodman Oldham is a younger Goodman Oldham than the son of Richard Ready-Money Oldham of Madison Co., KY. The older Goodman Oldham, whom I have not studied, allegedly moved to Missouri, and according to tales have been told, was shot while sitting on his front porch.)

      (A further suspicion: Because of the gap in the ages of the children listed in the 1860 census given above, I suspect that Nancy may be a second wife--OR, a lot of siblings of Catherine and Benjamin died in some epidemic. I seldom do Missouri research, although siblings of my Texas-bound relatives from Kentucky frequently migrated to Missouri.)

      I have just now done a general search of the databases on _www.familysearch.org_ (http://www.familysearch.org) I think you will find some good clues about two Goodman Oldhams. Use that information as a basis for your further research.

      This is what I know about the connection of the Oldhams and the Williamses and the Harrises of Madison Co., KY. And I may have my facts somewhat confused. But check some of the Appendices in The Boone Family published about 1922 and compiled by Hazel A. Spraker. There is an appendix about the Harrises (very brief) and also one about the Oldhams, if I remember correctly.


      The Jesse Oldham extended family migrated from Caswell Co., NC to Madison Co., KY about 1790, although Jesse had been in and out of Boonesborough prior to that, if one can believe some of the information given in various North Carolina writings. He reportedly brought letters *from home* (North Carolina) to Col. Richard Henderson at Boonesborough.

      Among Jesse's children was one Richard *Ready-Money* Oldham, who married Ursala [Ursley] Duke Williams, the widow of Reuben Peoples, in Caswell Co. (In other words, this was Ursala's second marriage. She was the daughter of Henry Williams and his wife Elizabeth __ of Caswell Co ., formerly of Orange Co., NC and formerly of Southside Virginia, probably Halifax Co. Henry, Ursala's father, was a son of Daniel Williams and his wife Ursley, formerly of Hanover Co., VA, Louisa Co., VA and some Southside counties of Virginia. Daniel Williams died testate ca 1759 in Granville Co., NC, leaving a LARGE estate. He had already given land in Southside Virginia to his several sons.)

      Ursley Duke Williams (now Oldham) died after giving birth to her fifth child. She had four daughters and one son--Goodman Oldham. One of those daughters was Nancy Oldham, my ancestress.

      At any rate, R/M Oldham remarried to Patsy Reid, daughter of Alexander Reid, an early settler of Madison Co., KY. I am not sure, but I think Reid was also from North Carolina, as were many settlers of Madison Co., KY --those who were not from Virginia, that is!!!

      Ca. 1810, Nancy Oldham married Overton Harris, whom I believe was the youngest son of the elder Christopher Harris. He is named in Christopher 's will, which used to be on the internet. About 1827, Overton Harris died, and his will specified that if his wife remarried, she was to lose control over the property, etc. Nancy did remarry ca 1837 to Anderson Chenault, a widower, but she had a pre-nuptial agreement drawn up, and that agreement can be found in the deeds of Madison Co., KY. Although the agreement was drawn up prior to the marriage, Nancy did not get it recorded until about a year later.

      Judging from the Madison Co. deed indexes alone, it seems Anderson Chenault may have been a land speculator. The 1850 census is of interest. Nancy Chenault formerly Harris is living in a separate household from Anderson. Whether this was a permanent arrangement I cannot say.

      At any rate, I believe that the databases on the familysearch.org website concerning the two Goodman Oldhams are correct. Whether the younger Goodman Oldham is a son of the older Goodman Oldham, I am not prepared to say.

      One of the younger children of Nancy Oldham Harris Chenault was my second great-grandmother Carlisle Harris, who married Michael Lowery Stoner in Madison Co. She and he migrated to Texas after Nancy's death, and poor Carlisle promptly died of stomach inflamation--appears in the 1860 mortality schedule for Texas. The Boone Family touches upon this event, but the information about M. L. Stoner and the events after Carlisle's is somewhat distorted, as proved by later letters--found in a hatbox under a bed in Texas about 20 years ago!!!

      There must be dozens of cousins descended from these families--Williams of Caswell Co. NC, Oldham of Caswell Co., NC and Madison Co., KY, and on to the Wild West!!!! Oh, yes, and Harrises, too!!!

      My research of Caswell Co. and of Madison Co. indicates that Joseph Williams of Madison Co. is probably the brother of Ursala Duke Williams Peoples Oldham Chenault. Are any of his descendants interested in exchanging information? E.W.Wallace [female] descendant of Overton Harris and Nancy Oldham also of Michael Lowery Stoner and Carlisle Harris, Overton's child

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      Is this for this Goodman J. Oldham? Publication Number: M1003 Publication Title: Case Files of Applications from Former Confederates for Presidential Pardons ("Amnesty Papers"), 1865-67 Publisher: NARA Date Range: 1865-67

      See Chariton Co. Mo file for copy

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      From: Jan Oldham
      Subject: Re: [OLDHAM] Madison Co. KY DB 7-134 ff - Oldham Heirs to Nathan Williams
      Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2003 06:29:47 -0500
      References: <1d4.11d81bd6.2cae4ab9@aol.com>


      Goodman Oldham:

      History of Howard and Chariton Co., Missouri pgs 497-498 author not known:

      Old Settlers:

      "Among the old settlers of Muscle Fork Township was Goodman Oldham, who was a native of Madison County, Kentucky. In 1832 he moved to Howard County, Missouri, and in 1833 to Chariton County, where he lived until his death, which occurred April 5th, 1825. He was killed in the town of Keytesville by Mordecai Lane. Oldham was quietly sitting by the fire at the hotel where he was stopping, when Lane opened the door and shot him in the
      back, killing him instantly. Oldham had purchased some land from Lane and was to receive a warrantee deed. The payments on the land had all been made except the last.
      When Oldham demanded his deed, Lane could give him only a tax-deed, as that was all the title he had. Oldham brought suit against Lane for the recovery of his money, and
      because of the litigation instituted by Oldham, Lane, it was thought, killed him. He was suspected of having committed the deed, was arrested and confined in jail to await his trial in circuit court. Two or three years passed before he had his trial, and when it occurred he was acquitted. Upon his death bed, however, Lane confessed that he was the man who killed Oldham, thus verifying the old saying, "murder will out." Oldham left ten children, six boys and four girls, all of whom lived to be grown. His widow lived till March 8, 1883, her husband having been dead forty-eight years.

      "John G. Oldham, who is another early settler of the township, is the son of Goodman Oldham above named, and Catherine Jackson, and was born in Laurel County, Kentucky,
      October 9th, 1822. Came with his father to Howard County, Missouri, in 1832, and from there to Chariton County in 1833.

      "He married Mrs. Nancy L. Lucas in Brunswick, Missouri, in 1848, and to them have been born 10 children. He entered the Confederate army during General Price's raid, and was
      taken prisoner on the Kansas State line. Was imprisoned at Fort Scott, Fort Leavenworth and at Camp Morton, but was released in February, 1865, when he returned home, and has
      since been engaged in farming."

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      From FHL film 183298
      Madison Co., KY Deed Bk 7-134ff

      This Indenture made this 20 (?) September 1852 between Alpheus Ellington and
      Tillitha his wife, Alexander R. Oldham, Milton Oldham, Turner Barnes and Frances his wife, Patsy Oldham, James Wood and Sophia his wife, Richard B. Oldham, Richard M. Harris and Louisa his wife, Richard DeJarnett and Polly Ann his wife, Elizabeth Clark, Nancy Chenault, and Anderson Chenault her husband, Patsy Barnes wife of Jesse Barnes, Ursala Jackson and Hancock Jackson her husband and
      the unknown heirs of Goodman Oldham decd, heirs of Overton H Oldham decd, and the said Alpheus Ellington and Tillitha his wife some of the heirs of Richard Oldham decd of the first part by J. M. Shakelford Commissioner and Nathan
      Williams of the second part Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Five hundred dollars to them in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged and in accodance with the decree[s?] rendered in the case now pending in the Madison County court of Jesse Franklin [& c?] against Nathan Williams & c and the cross pleadings therein of Overton H Oldham [hrs?] against Richard Oldham's hrs. have and do by these presents as heirs of Overton H. Oldham decd and the said Ellington and wife as heirs of Richard Oldham decd grant bargain sell and convey unto the said Williams and his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in Madison County on the waters of Otter Creek and bounded and described in a deed of record in the Madison County [court?] clerks office from Richard Oldham's heirs to said Nathan Williams bearing date the 22d April 1839 except however out of the same some 8 or 10 acres lately in controversy between said
      Oldham's heirs N Williams and Saml Halley and which is deeded to said Nathan Williams by Nathl Oldham. To have and to hold said tract of land with all the appurtenances thereto belonging subject to the exceptions aforesaid unto him the said Nathan Williams and his heirs forever free from the claim of the parties of the first part. And said parties of the first part hereby warrant and defend their title to their interest conveyed as aforesaid in said Shakelford as commissioner aforesaid (who only acts as comr and is in no count to be made responsible) hereto set their hands and seals the date above.

      Alpheus Ellington
      Tillitha Ellington
      Alex R. Oldham
      Milton Oldham
      Turner Barnes
      Frances Barnes
      Patsy Oldham
      James Wood
      Sophia Woods
      Richard B. Oldham
      Richard M. Harris
      Louisa Harris
      Richd Dejarnett
      Polly Ann Dejarnett
      Elizabeth Clark
      Nancy Chenault
      Anderson Chenault
      Patsey Barnes
      Jesse Barnes
      Ursala Jackson
      Hancock Jackson &
      unknown heirs of Goodman Oldham decd
      Heirs of Overton H. Oldham decd
      and Alpheus Ellington &
      Tillitha Ellington
      heirs of Richard Oldham decd
      By J. M. Shakelford, Comr.
      Richd Dejarnett
      Polly Ann Dejarnett
      Elizabeth Clark
      Nancy Chenault
      Anderson Chenault
      Patsey Barnes
      Jesse Barnes
      Ursala Jackson
      Hancock Jackson


      Name: Oldham, Goodman J.
      Rank: Private
      Conflict: Mormon War
      Name of Unit: Capt. James Usher's Company Mounted Volunteers
      Alternate Unit Name:
      Company:
      Muster In: 9/24/1838
      Muster Out: 9/26/1838
      Note: Chariton County
      Record Group: Office of Adjutant General
      Series Title: Record of Service Card, Mormon War, 1838

      1850 Federal Census, District 21, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA
      Goodman Oldham 31
      Nancy Oldham 25
      Catherine Oldham 7
      Benjamin Oldham 4
      James Oldham 0

      1860 Federal Census, Keytesville, Chariton County, Missouri, USA
      Goodman Oldham 42
      Nancy Oldham 35
      Catharine Oldham 17
      Benjamin Oldham 13
      Nancy J Oldham 6
      Mary E Oldham 3
      James D Oldham 1.12
      Catharine Oldham 67

    Person ID I19119  oldham
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2014 

    Father OLDHAM, Goodman,   b. 20 Sep 1789, Caswell County, North Carolina Or Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1835, Keytesville, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother JACKSON, Catherine Minerva,   b. 24 May 1793, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1883, Pee Dee, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Family ID F2115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 HARRIS, Nancy Green,   b. 1825, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 19 Jan 1841  Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Catherine,   b. 16 Sep 1843, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. OLDHAM, Benjamin,   b. 1847, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. OLDHAM, James D.,   b. 1850, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. OLDHAM, Nancy Zarilda,   b. 1856, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. OLDHAM, Mary E.,   b. 1857, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. OLDHAM, James Richard,   b. Abt 1859, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1921, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     7. OLDHAM, James D.,   b. Abt 1860, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F7822  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 HEDRICK, Arley Kelly,   b. Feb 1839, Illiniois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Aft 1864  [1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F7823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jul 1818 - Laurel County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 24 Sep 1838 - Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jan 1841 - Chariton County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Name Age - 1850 - Pottawatomie County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Iowa State Census - 1851 - Pottawatomie County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1860 - Keytesville, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1870 - Clark Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1880 - Clark Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 May 1885 - Missouri City, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Oldham, Goodman Jackson<br>  1818 - after 1885
    Oldham, Goodman Jackson
    1818 - after 1885

    Photo taken in 1885

  • Sources 
    1. [S2163] Joseph Jackson (1705-1774) of Bedford and Goochland Counties, Virginia and Descendants, Lyle Keith Williams, (15 Dec 1991 Copyright 1991 5000 Rock River Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76103-1225).

    2. [S1094] 1880 Federal Census, Clark Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, Page 539B (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S3122] Marriage Records, Chariton County, Missouri.