Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, James Jr.

Male 1794 - 1853  (58 years)


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  • Name OLDHAM, James 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 7 Dec 1794  Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    AFN LHW2-PTV 
    Census 1850  Center Twp., Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 26 Feb 1853  Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999 
    • Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999

      Page 170

      Last Will and Testament of James Oldham

      I James Oldham, Senior, of the county of Rush in the State of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

      First I direct that my body be decently interred, and that any funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my Estate and situation in life. And as to what worldly Estate it has pleased God to entrust me with I dispose of the same in the following manner to wit. I direct first that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first monies that shall come to the hands of my Executor from any portion of Estate real or personal. I also direct that each of my Daughters that are unmarried namely Deborah, Lavina and Lucinda have two hundred dollars in money an ordinary bed and bedding, a common side saddle and a cow. I also direct that each of my Sons that are unmarried to wit. Aaron, Amos and Noah have Two hundred dollars in money an ordinary horse and saddle,. The girls to get their money and property at the age of Nineteen, The boys to get their at the age of Twenty. I also. I also direct that my two grand daughters Sarah and Mary Walker, daughters of Meradith Walker and Elizabeth Walker formerly Elizabeth Oldham have sixty two dollars, when they arrive at the age of Nineteen years. Should neither of them live to that age, then the balance of my legal heirs are to have share and share alike. I further direct that after the foregoing requests in this will is fully complied with, that my Wife have during her natural life should she remain my widow, all my property both real and personal be sold by my Executor for the best price and the proceeds thereof be divided and shared alike between my legal heirs. And I hereby make and ordain my worthy son & friend Samuel Oldham Executor of this my last Will and testament.

      I witness whereof I James Oldham, Sen, the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 26th day of February 1853.

      James Oldham

      Signed sealed published and declared by the above named James Oldham, Sen. as his last will and testament in the presence of us by who have hereunto subscribed our names and witness hereto in presence of the testator and in presence of each other,
      Samuel Newhouse
      Jabez Reeves

    Indiana<br>
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    Died 22 May 1853  Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried 24 May 1853  Little Blue River Cemetery, Center Township, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Notes 
    • C. V. Jackson Research notes:
      1848, Jan 4 - Hancock County, Indiana deed Vol L. Pg 2. James & Mary Oldham of Rush County, Indiana to Moses Hamilton,

      In 1826, they moved to Fayette County, Indiana from Sevier County, Tennessee. The remained about one year, then moved to Center Township, Rush County, Indiana. They were the first Oldhams to reside in Rush Co, where they spent the remainder of their lives.

      Appears in many court records in Rush County, Indiana. Took in two minor heirs of Thomas Hollingshead, husband of James' daughter Leah, in 1848.

      Received final settlement of father-in-law's estate, purchased property of Thomas Hollingshead Aug 1849; guardian of Mary 8, Laney abt 6, and James Hollingshead, minor heirs of Thomas Hollingshead Aug 13, 1849.

      Book #9, pg 400: James Oldham - the grandfather - appointed guardian Feb 10, 1845 of Polly Ann Oldham c. 4 mo of age and infant child of Stephen Oldham dec. James Resigns Jan 1853 and is replaced by Lewis J. Newhouse.

      Rush County History - James and Mary Fancher Oldham were members of the Little Blue River Baptist Church; James was a charter member. The land near the church for the Blue River Cemetery in Center Township, where he is buried along with many of his sixteen children, was donated by James. Mary lived to see all her children married and living in homes of their own, except David, who died when he was two years and nine months old.

      Tombstone inscription: Died age 58 years, 5 months, 16 days.

      LDS Submiter: MARVIN DWANE & JEANETTE GROSSMAN PERSINGER 778 WEST 1300 SOUTH HURRICANE UT USA 84737 #1307 Submission: A F83014414

      Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999

      Page 170

      Last Will and Testament of James Oldham

      I James Oldham, Senior, of the county of Rush in the State of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

      First I direct that my body be decently interred, and that any funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my Estate and situation in life. And as to what worldly Estate it has pleased God to entrust me with I dispose of the same in the following manner to wit. I direct first that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible out of the first monies that shall come to the hands of my Executor from any portion of Estate real or personal. I also direct that each of my Daughters that are unmarried namely Deborah, Lavina and Lucinda have two hundred dollars in money an ordinary bed and bedding, a common side saddle and a cow. I also direct that each of my Sons that are unmarried to wit. Aaron, Amos and Noah have Two hundred dollars in money an ordinary horse and saddle,. The girls to get their money and property at the age of Nineteen, The boys to get their at the age of Twenty. I also. I also direct that my two grand daughters Sarah and Mary Walker, daughters of Meradith Walker and Elizabeth Walker formerly Elizabeth Oldham have sixty two dollars, when they arrive at the age of Nineteen years. Should neither of them live to that age, then the balance of my legal heirs are to have share and share alike. I further direct that after the foregoing requests in this will is fully complied with, that my Wife have during her natural life should she remain my widow, all my property both real and personal be sold by my Executor for the best price and the proceeds thereof be divided and shared alike between my legal heirs. And I hereby make and ordain my worthy son & friend Samuel Oldham Executor of this my last Will and testament.

      I witness whereof I James Oldham, Sen, the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this the 26th day of February 1853.

      James Oldham

      Signed sealed published and declared by the above named James Oldham, Sen. as his last will and testament in the presence of us by who have hereunto subscribed our names and witness hereto in presence of the testator and in presence of each other,
      Samuel Newhouse
      Jabez Reeves

      1850 Federal Census, Center Twp., Rush County, Indiana, USA Page 26
      James Oldham 55
      Mary Oldham 49
      Deborah Oldham 15
      Lavina Oldham 14
      Aaron Oldham 12
      Amos Oldham 10
      Noah Oldham 8
      Lucinda Oldham 5
    Person ID I2347  oldham
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2015 

    Father 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) 
    Mother STEPHENS, Leah,   b. Abt 1752, North Carolina Or Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1827, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Family ID F591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family FANSHER, Mary,   b. 31 Oct 1800, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1874, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1817  Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Elizabeth,   b. 13 Sep 1818, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1896  (Age 77 years)
     2. OLDHAM, Stephen,   b. 5 Jun 1820, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1844, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     3. OLDHAM, David,   b. 1 Dec 1823, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1826, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     4. OLDHAM, James,   b. 1 Dec 1823, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1904, Rush Or Henry County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. OLDHAM, Leah,   b. 30 Dec 1824, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1870, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     6. OLDHAM, Samuel,   b. 26 Oct 1825, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901  (Age 75 years)
     7. OLDHAM, Matthew,   b. 28 May 1827, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. OLDHAM, Mary Polly,   b. 4 Jun 1829, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1861, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     9. OLDHAM, Rhoda,   b. 3 Mar 1831, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1897, Dunkirk, Cass County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     10. OLDHAM, Violet,   b. 3 Nov 1832,   d. 1899  (Age 66 years)
     11. OLDHAM, Deborah,   b. 18 Sep 1835, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1868, Grant County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     12. OLDHAM, Lovina,   b. 14 Jul 1836, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1864, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     13. OLDHAM, Aaron,   b. 12 Feb 1838, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1873, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     14. OLDHAM, Amos,   b. 28 Nov 1839, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1903, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     15. OLDHAM, Noah,   b. 27 Jul 1841, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1875, Grant County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     16. OLDHAM, Lucinda,   b. 25 Jul 1845, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F975  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Dec 1794 - Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Nov 1817 - Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Center Twp., Rush County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999 - 26 Feb 1853 - Rush County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 May 1853 - Rush County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 May 1853 - Little Blue River Cemetery, Center Township, Rush County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Oldham, James, Jr<br>
1794-1853
    Oldham, James, Jr
    1794-1853

    Suit against heirs of James(95) regarding land in Rush County, Indiana

    Wills Probate 6 wills probate

  • Sources 
    1. [S226] Will of James Oldham, Fayette County, Indiana 1827.

    2. [S490] Helen Quinn.

    3. [S234] Will Records, Rush County, Indiana, Book 2 pg 170 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S2784] Headstone.

    5. [S1680] Cemetery Records.

    6. [S3035] Fansher Family History.

    7. [S3077] Todd G. Oldham.