Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, Richard Goodman Old Dick

Male 1820 - 1894  (74 years)


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name OLDHAM, Richard Goodman Old Dick 
    Born 9 Feb 1820  Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Clark Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Clark, Chariton, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Musselfork Fork Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Musselfork Fork Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Name Old Dick OLDHAM 
    Died 19 Oct 1894  Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 21 Oct 1894  Corinth Cemetery, Musselfork Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Buried Corinth Cemetery, Chariton County, Missouri

      Wm. Miller History addendum: In 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate Army of the late civil war, and was with General Shelby one year, when he returned to his farm and lived to be over seventy years of age, and was living when Mr. Baxton's book was published. They had five sons and five daughters - of only two can we give an account and that very brief.

      Richard S. Oldham, the gentleman whose name heads this sketch was born up on the old homestead of his father, in Muscle Fork township, February 13, 1853. Goodman Oldham, the paternal grandfather of our subject, was a native of Kentucky and a prominent attorney and agriculturist of the blue grass state. In 1831 he located in Howard county, Mo., and his murder at Keytesville, April 5, 1833, while prosecuting his profession, was the second committed in the county. Mordicai Lane, the supposed murderer, was arrested for the crime, but at his trial two or three years later was acquitted. Upon his death bed, however, Lane made a confession of having committed the crime. The wife of Goodman Oldham was in her maidenhood a Miss Jackson and her brother, George Jackson, having settled here in 1810, she rode on horseback from Kentucky to visit him, returning in the same manner. Her death occurred in this county in 1885, at the advanced age of ninety years.

      Richard G. Oldham, father of our subject, was born in Madison county, Kentucky, February 9, 1820, coming to this state with his parents eleven years later. His first occupation was that of agriculture near Keytesville, but afterwards located in Muscle Fork township, where he operated a ve ry large farm. On March 26, 1876 he was united in marriage to Miss Laura Sportsman, a daughter of John Sportsman, who move to this county from Kentucky when but 19 years of age, engaged in farming, and stock raisi ng in Keytesville township for many years. This union resulted in the birth of twelve children, 7 boys and 5 girls, seven now living, our subject being the fourth member. The birth of the mother occurred in Chariton county, June 8, 1814 and her death, November 26, 1888. The father died October 19, 1894. Richard S. Oldham was reared upon the homestead and brought up to farm duties. In youth he received the advantages of the district schools, and acqui red a good practical education. Upon attaining his majority he engaged in agricultural pursuit for himself, which he followed until 1887 wh en he engaged in the mercantile business at Long's Mill and later at Musselfork. At present he is located at Guthridge Mill, where he enjoy the confidence of the public and a very liberal patronage.

      R. Oldham to S. L. Sportsman To the Clerk of the County Court of Chariton County State of Missouri Sir this will certify that I did on the 2nd day of January 1845 solemnize the bonds of matrimony between Richard G. Oldham and Saura L. Sprotsman in the presence of John Sportsman, Elizabe th Sportsman, Albert Brooks and many other witnesses
      Martin Morgan
      Preacher of the Gospel Filed and Recorded 11th of January 1845

      Marriage Notes for RICHARD OLDHAM and LAURA SPORTSMAN: in the presence of John Sportsman , Elizabeth Sportsman , and Albert Brooks by Martin Morgan M G

      Applications for pardon submitted to President Andrew Johnson, 1865-67, by former Confederates excluded from earlier amnesty proclamations.

      Oath of Allegiance March 27, 1865 Oldham, G. Richard Chariton Co, Mo

      Copy in file.

      1850 Federal Census, Clark Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, USA
      Richard Oldham 27
      Laura Oldham 22
      John Oldham 4
      George Oldham 9
      Benton Oldham 0
      Hugh Oldham 27

      1860 Federal Census, Clark Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, USA
      Richard G Olsham 40
      Laura L Olsham 32
      John G Olsham 13
      George B Olsham 12
      Thomas B Olsham 10
      Richard S Olsham 6
      Elizabeth Olsham 4
      Catharine Olsham 2

    Person ID I19121  oldham
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2015 

    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 SPORTSMAN, Laura Lewellyn,   b. 25 Jun 1828, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1888, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1845  Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, John Goodman,   b. 12 Apr 1846, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1917, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. OLDHAM, George Bowers,   b. 19 Feb 1848, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1893, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Thomas Benton,   b. 12 May 1850, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1923, Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. OLDHAM, Richard Simpson,   b. 13 Feb 1853, Musselfork Fork Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1940, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. OLDHAM, Elizabeth Lewellen,   b. 29 Jul 1855, Musselfork Fork Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930  (Age 74 years)
     6. OLDHAM, Mary Katherine,   b. 19 Jan 1858, Musselfork Fork Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1936  (Age 78 years)
     7. OLDHAM, James Forest,   b. 6 Jul 1860, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1932, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     8. OLDHAM, Laura Imogene,   b. 16 Jan 1863, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1943, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     9. OLDHAM, Robert Lee,   b. 22 May 1865, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1939, Linn County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     10. OLDHAM, William Stonewall Jackson,   b. 16 Jun 1868, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1932, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     11. OLDHAM, Susan Ann,   b. 22 Nov 1870, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1875, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     12. OLDHAM, Dora E.,   b. 20 Sep 1875, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1889, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F7824  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Feb 1820 - Madison County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jan 1845 - Chariton County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1850 - Clark Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Clark, Chariton, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1870 - Musselfork Fork Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1880 - Musselfork Fork Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Oct 1894 - Chariton County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Oct 1894 - Corinth Cemetery, Musselfork Twp., Chariton County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Military Records
    Oldham, Richard Goodman<br>
1820-1894
    Oldham, Richard Goodman
    1820-1894

    Civil War

    Confederate Amnesty Papers

    Page 1
    Oldham, Richard Goodman<br>
1820-1894
    Oldham, Richard Goodman
    1820-1894

    Civil War

    Confederate Amnesty Papers

    Page 2

  • 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. [S977] 1880 Federal Census, Mussel Fork, Chariton County, Missouri, Page 528B (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1680] Cemetery Records.

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

    5. [S771] Marriage Records, CD 227.