Oldham Family History

STEPHENS, Leah

Female Abt 1752 - 1827  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name STEPHENS, Leah 
    Born Abt 1752  North Carolina Or Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    AFN LH8G-W3Z 
    Cemetery 1827  Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1827  Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 1827  New Hope Salem Baptist Pioneer Cemetery, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • ----- Original Message -----
      From: oldham.jan@sbcglobal.net
      To: bryantcox@cox.net
      Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 11:07 AM
      Subject: Fayette County Indiana Oldhams
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message for me. James of Fayette County Indiana is my husband's line of Oldhams. He descends from James' oldest son, Stephen. William was an interesting character. He was a preacher here and there is still a stained glass church window in memory of him in a local church. He died in a stagecoach accident near Wappello Iowa .

      Would be interest in connect your family into the Oldhams.

      Thanks Jan
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      Subject: RE: Bohannon and Maple families Date:
      Sun, 23 Jan 2000 23:06:50 -0600
      From: "David L. Beckwith"
      To:
      Hi Jan,
      The Sevier County Heritage book states, page 39:

      "Oldhams Creek is probably named for James Oldham, b. 12/6/1795, married to Mary Fancher, b. 10/31/1800. Oldham's marriage record is found in Sevier County, dated 11/5/1817. He and his wife and the first members of their family moved through the Cumberland Gap to Indiana in 1826. The name Oldham comes from a small island in England, a suburb of Coventry, which was referred to as Old Man's Island and later transformed to be Oldham, according to James Oldham's descendant, Rick Oldham (Pennsylvania)."

      There is a query in the latest SMHS Journal: "OLDHAM - Searching for info on all of the early OLDHAMs of Sevier Co. Who were the parents of Jane OLDHAM b. 6 Jun 1808 in Tennessee or Indiana? She d. 16 Oct 1891 in Indiana. Jane m. 3 Mar 1825 David Kirkpatrick b. Warren County, Kentucky 18 Jul 1804 and d. in Indiana on 23 Feb 1878. They had seven children-John, James B., Mary, Stephen, Samuel b. 1839, Jesse and Jane. David Kirkpatrick had a bro John b. 1802 who m. a Nancy OLDHAM in 1824. Who were her parents? Was she Jane's sister? Also searching for info on Stephen OLDHAM b. 10 Nov 17 74 in Virginia and d. 14 May 1834 in Fayette Co. Indiana. He m. Rebecca Potts b. ca. l778. Was George OLDHAM, who was b. in 1750 and d. 30 Mar 1830, the father of Stephen? Please, any help will be appreciated. Linda Fox, 549 Reba Lane, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738"

      Page 398 of the cemetery book lists James Oldham Clark born 18 August 18 16 believed to be buried in Clark Cemetery (down Birds creek from Oldham Creek). Maybe his mother was an Oldham who married a Clark.

      Don't read much into the 1792 date. It was only the last date mentioned. The paragraph could be describing a much later date, it just was not specified.

      The DAR Application of Mae Starr states James served in the 5th Virginia Regt., Continental Line under Capt Burges Bird from Sep 28 1776 to Oct 2 8, 1776, Nov 28, 1776 to Apr 1, 1777 and Aug 1776 to May 31, 1777 command ed by Lt. Col. Josiah Parker. She shows the information was found in the Federal Military Record, Kansas City, Kansas pg 594 and NARA .

      Further research has shown that the James Oldham who served under Burges Ball was killed in action 13 Dec 1776.

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      From Marty Hiatt & Craig Roberts Scott, LOUDOUN COUNTY VIRGINIA TITHABLES 1758-1786, VOLUME 1 [1749], 1758-1769 with index [Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Co., 1995]

      (Notes: I neglected to note the abbreviations used in this compilation. However, from reading other Virginia tithable lists, I surmise that the O after the name Joshua Harrison means Overseer. N means Negroes. Some where I read [correct me if I have this wrong] that *quarter* indicated that the land may have belonged to the recorded owner but that was not necessarily his residence. After the listing in the tithable list, I have indicated the page of the book on which this person or these persons are listed. Note the name George Oldham in the 1765 tithable list. He is one of the titables of John Smarr. In some Virginia counties, it seems that if a person, such as an apprentice, or a law student who lived with his teacher, or perhaps a relative or a stepson, is living in the home of the landowner, he is counted as a tithable under the tithe-paying person. In Virginia, I believe age 16 qualified a male as a tithable, whether he owned property or not.)

      1749 Oldham, Jas 1 [p. 13]

      1759 Capt. Samuel Oldham's Qtr. Joshua Harris O
      N. Hazard, Nell, Tem, Nann 5 [p. 31]

      1760

      Capt. Samuel Oldham Joshua Harris O
      N. Hazard, Jim, Philop, Nan, Jude 6 [p. 52]

      [Richard Coleman's List of 1761]

      Capt. Samuel Oldham Thomas Williams O
      N. Hassard, Phillop, Time, Nan, Juda 6 [p. 80]

      1762

      Capt. Samuel Oldham Thomas Williams O
      N. Hazard, Philip, Tim, Nan, Judith 6 [p. 94]

      1765 John Smarr Geo. Oldham
      N. Tom, Rose 4 [p. 144]

      1767 George Oldham 1 [p. 220] (Comment: Here it seems George is on his own.)

      1767 John Smarr James Oldham William Saunders
      N. Tom, Rose 5 [ p. 221]

      (Comment: The second appearance of an Oldham male in the household of John Smarr raises the question: What is the relationship of Smarr to these Oldham males? Perhaps both young Oldhams were apprentices, possibly stepsons. More research needed.)

      1768 John Smarr James Oldham John Reeder
      N. Tom, Rose 5 [p. 242]

      1768 [the following is probably a part of Wm Carr Lane's List - 1768] Georg Oldham Thos Richard Senr. 2 [p. 257]

      1768 George Oldham Thomas Richardson 2 [p. 272]

      (Question: Have the authors made an error in listing George Oldham twice for the year 1768, or has the tithable-taker made an error, or are there two George Oldhams? More resaerch is needed.)

      1768 John Smarr James Oldham John Ruder
      N. Tom, Rose 5 [p. 288]

      1769 George Oldham Jas Oldham 2 [p. 313]

      End of Oldhams in this book.

      Question: Is anyone on this list researching these Oldhams in Loudoun Co .? If you find the relationship of Smarr to these Oldham males, please share with the list.

      E.W.Wallace descendant of Jesse Oldham of Orange Co., NC and Caswell Co ., NC and Madison Co. KY and believed to be of Northern Neck Virginia ori gins *************************************************************************
      Tennessee Land Grants, books 1-3
      Grant # Name County Roll # Comments

      700 George Oldham
      Sevier #1 John Craig 702 James Oldham
      Sevier #1 E. Fork of Little Pigeon River 703 William Maples
      Sevier #1 Flat Creek 705 John Mahan
      Sevier #1 708 David Franshire
      Sevier #1 Joseph Lovelady 610 John Craig
      Sevier #1 E. Fork of Little Pigeon River 1193 John Oldham
      Sevier #2 Little E. Fork Little Pigeon River 1194 Stephen Oldham
      Sevier #2

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      from Aaron Stevens apstevens1@yahoo.com
      to Jan Oldham
      date Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 7:01 PM
      subject Re: Samson Stephens/Stevens Genealogy

      Jan,
      Thanks very much for your email. I have been researching Sampson Stephens? family for a while now, and would love to compare notes. As part of my research I?ve done a fair amount of work on the family of James & Leah (Stephens) Oldham as we,d I am familiar with the information you posted online at the Oldham Repository and with your other websites (which has been an invaluable resource, and so thanks for making all of that information available to fellow researchers).

      I will pass on generally what I?ve been able to uncover on the Stevens family ? I can provide documentation for all of these relationships when I have a bit more time to go through my notes.

      Sampson and Leah (Stephens) Oldham were siblings. They were the children of William Stephens (born ca. 1720-1729) and Mary (---?---) (many online sources claim Mary?s maiden name was Sampson, apparently based on an undocumented genealogy thasushed in 1955 by George Jacob Davis; so far I?ve not been able to confirm Mary?s maiden name and have serious doubts that it was Sampson). I?ve been able to document two other children of William and Mary ? a daughter Ann (who married Edwin Furr and moved to Kentucky in the 1790?s), and a daughter named Stacy (of which nothing is known other than the fact that William named her as his daughter in a so-called ?three lives? lease in Loudoun County in 1775.
      Unfortunately I have not been able to locate estate records for William Stephens, father of Sampson, Leah, Ann and Stacy, which would be of great assistance in confirming the identities of his children. I have recently found some evidence thyave moved to the Sevier County area with the Oldham family, which would be unfortunate since to my knowledge all the early records, including probate records, were lost in the courthouse fires there. I recently obtained from the North Carolina Archives copies of a couple of petitions that were taken in the ?Territory South of the French Broad and Holston Rivers? (which included Sevier County) in 1788 and 1789, which were signed by James Oldham. A William Stephens signed the 1788 petition, and his name was recorded just two names from James Oldham. I have compared that William?s signature to three examples of William Stephens? signature from Loudoun County records, and it appears to me that the signatures match. Additional proof is necessary to confirm this of course, but given how scarce the early records are that might be difficult. As an aside, I think that these 1788 and 1789 petitions go a long way towards confirming that Leah?s husband James was not a son of Richard & Elizabeth (Bayse) Oldham, as I believe that James Oldham was in Pendleton District, SC in the 1790 census.

      William Stephens was the son of Robert Stephens (born ca. 1688, according to a 1748 deposition in which he gave his age as 60) and Ann (---?---). William and Ann had six confirmed children: John Stephens (born 1708-1733); Richard Stephens (n71720, probably 1715-1720); William Stephens (born 1708-1729, probably 1720-1729); Joseph Stephens (born around 1725/26); Ann Stephens (born 1717-1737, probably 1730-1737; m1. John Owsley; m2. John Adams); and Sarah Stephens (born around 1737-1742; m. William Barkley). Robert Stephens died in 1773 in Fauquier County, Virginia, and left a will there. His will and probate records, and the deed records of Loudoun County, confirm the identities of the six children named above.

      Unfortunately, in the absence of William?s probate records I?ve been able to find no direct evidence that Leah was William Stephens? daughter. However, I believe that the circumstantial evidence of their relationship is conclusive:
      - That Leah?s maiden name was Stephens is shown by her marriage record, and as you know she is linked to Sampson Stephens in a number of records in Loudoun County (and there is direct evidence showing that Sampson was William?s son). James ahlham also followed some of the same migration routes as Sampson ? they appear to have moved down to Henry County, Virginia at the same time as Sampson and his father William for a couple of years, and then moved to Fayette County, Indiana in the 1820?s, while Sampson Stephens settled in adjoining Wayne County, Indiana in 1825.

      - Sampson was too young to have been Leah?s father, as some researchers have speculated. Sampson was born between 1746 and 1750, while I have estimated Leah?s birth based on various records as having occurred between 1750 and 1755.

      - Sampson Stephens? sister Ann (Stephens) Furr, who married Edwin Furr, named a son Sampson and a daughter Leah (given that these are pretty uncommon names, I believe there can be no doubt her children were named after Sampson Stephens and LehSns) Oldham).

      - The 1773 and 1774 tithable lists of Loudoun County indicate that James Oldham was an overseer for William Barkley. This William Barkley was Leah?s uncle, who had married her father?s sister, Sarah Stephens. James and Leah may have met whisas working for her uncle, or James may have gotten that job based on his prior relationship with Leah (just speculation of course).

      - I?ve also traced rather extensively all of children of the sons of Sampson?s grandfather, Robert Stephens, and there is no candidate from this family other than William Stephens who could have been Leah?s father.

      In any event, I?d be interested to hear your thoughts on this analysis. I also recently revisted my research on James and Leah Oldham?s family, and so I have a few questions that I?d like to get your thoughts on once I?ve had an opportunityoknd look at my notes.
      Best regards,
      Aaron Stevens
    Person ID I2055  oldham
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2015 

    Father STEPHENS, William,   b. Between 1704 and 1711, York, Virginia Or North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1788, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Mother SAMPSON, Mary,   b. Abt 1711, York, York County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F913  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family OLDHAM, James(95),   b. Between 1742 and 1750,   d. 15 May 1827, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1774  Shelbourne Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Author: debraanderson15
      http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.oldham/430.6/mb.ashx
      Message Board Post:

      This is an old thread but hoping something comes of it...

      I am researching 'my' James Oldham who marr to Leah Stephens on 2 Jan 1774 in Shelburne Parish, Loudoun CO, VA -- Marriage was performed by Rev. David Griffith. ((These marriages were found in Rev. Griffith's personal account book, in which he recorded his business transactions, salary paid to him (usually in pounds of tobacco) and the fees he received for performing marriages and funerals))
    Children 
     1. 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)
     2. OLDHAM, Moses A.,   b. Abt 1776, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1853, Liberty, Union County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     3. OLDHAM, George Reverend,   b. 7 Jun 1779, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1828, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     4. OLDHAM, William D.,   b. 5 Jun 1783, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1854, Kirkville, Wapello County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. OLDHAM, John,   b. Abt 1785, Henry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1877, Howard County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years)
     6. OLDHAM, Nancy,   b. Abt 1786, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. OLDHAM, Sarah,   b. Abt 1791, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1872, Polk County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     8. OLDHAM, James Jr.,   b. 7 Dec 1794, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1853, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     9. OLDHAM, Mary,   b. Abt 1800, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1827, Lauderdale County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1752 - North Carolina Or Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jan 1774 - Shelbourne Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCemetery - 1827 - Wayne County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1827 - Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1827 - New Hope Salem Baptist Pioneer Cemetery, Wayne County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Oldham  James and Leah Oldham
    Oldham James and Leah Oldham
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  • Sources 
    1. [S490] Helen Quinn.

    2. [S2758] Betty Kohlmeyer.

    3. [S3077] Todd G. Oldham.