Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, Samuel Nelson

Male 1886 - 1970  (83 years)


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  • Name OLDHAM, Samuel Nelson 
    Born 29 Nov 1886  Smith County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name Nelson OLDHAM 
    Died May 1970  Dixon Springs, Smith County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Dixon Springs Cemetery, Smith County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Four children died as infants or small children. Nelson was a dirt farmer. He grew tobacco, hay, corn, orchard fruits, and livestock. He milked cows and sold the milk. He also worked on the tobacco auctions at Hartsville.

      He was fisherman who often fished the Cumberland River at Dixon Springs. He also hunted small game. He became a member of Dixon Creek Missionary Baptist Church in 1896 and remained a member until death in 1970. He was a Mason, butd h. He was a Democrat and always voted.

      He was ztricken with bone tuberculosis in 1952 which cost him the use of one leg and crippled him for life. He used crutches and a wheelchair for years. His wife died in 1952. He lived with James and Hazel the remainder of his life.sd ldg

      He was high tempered and impatient in earlier life. He worked fast and wanted everyone to do the same. He was the writer's grandfather. He never was outside the state of Tennessee. He never rode an airplane, but rode river rafts to Nmn Sort livestock.

      He like to whittle in the courthouse yard. His father died in 1910 at age 57. Nelson lived in Trousdale Co more than 80 years.
    Person ID I23371  oldham
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2012 

    Father OLDHAM, Samuel William,   b. 18 Jul 1853, Smith County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1910, Smith County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother GREGORY, Sallie Chibb,   b. 1 Jun 1856, Smith County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943, Smith County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F9325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family COTHRON, Beulah Elizabeth aka Bulla,   b. 20 Sep 1885, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1952, Dixon Springs, Smith County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1904  [2
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Lou Ellen,   b. 1905,   d. 1970  (Age 65 years)
    +2. OLDHAM, John Johnson,   b. 16 Dec 1906, Dixon Springs, Smith County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1990, Lake Station, Lake County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Monroe Wilson,   b. 23 Jul 1913, Cato, Trousdale County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1983, Hartsville, Trousdale County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. OLDHAM, James Henry,   b. 8 Jan 1918, Cato, Trousdale County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 2000, Dixon Springs, Smith County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. OLDHAM, Loraine,   b. 26 Oct 1920, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1922, Trousdale County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F9422  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Nov 1886 - Smith County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - May 1970 - Dixon Springs, Smith County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Dixon Springs Cemetery, Smith County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1331] Smith Co History, 578 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1331] Smith Co History.

    3. [S1680] Cemetery Records.