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OLDHAM, Richard Estill County Private

OLDHAM, Richard Estill County Private

Male 1745 - 1839  (94 years)

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  • Name OLDHAM, Richard Estill County 
    Suffix Private 
    Born 1 Mar 1745  Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Military 1777-1778  Valley Forge, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 1776-1779 
    Residence 19 Oct 1808  Estill County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Estill County Court Orders
    Pages 98-99 
    Census 1810  Estill County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Estill County OLDHAM 
    Died 17 Jun 1839  Estill County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • The 5th Virginia Regt was under the command of General William Stephens during a portion of the war.

      Richard Oldham S 14053 N.C.

      Estill County Court Orders page 98-99
      The following allotment of hands was this day returned to court and ordered to be recorded viz - "In compliance to an order of the Estill County Court us directed we have alloted the hands to work under Augustus Davis overseer of the road from mouth of Woodward Creek to the dividing ridge between Calloway's Creek & Polecat, a list of which is hereunto subjoined by us - October 19th 1808 - David McGee, James McMahan

      John Feels, Thomas Tribble, John Barnes, David McClain, Jesse Cobb, Richard Oldham Snr, Richard Oldham Jr, William Oldham, Ezekial Oldham, Abner Oldham, Absolum Oldham, William Oldham, John Oldham, Isaiah Todd, Anareed? Alexander, Mr. Waters, Elzey Waters, Henry Green, Garrett Green, Rich'd Mullens, Dodson Thorp, Gillard Roop, Ralph Wilson, Eli Bob Wilson, Paterson Greffley, Jones Webber, Caleb Oldham, William Harris, John Tuttle, Robert Henderson, William Mullins, Zachariah Barnes, Benjamin Hatton, William Boyls, Isaiah Burross, Jesse White, Henry White, William White, Thomas Tuttle, Mr. Bird, Mr Webber, Webber Harris, Thomas Burross, David McGee, Charles Blythe, John Buth?, Joseph McMahan, James McMahan, John McMahan, Moses McMahan, Samuel McMahan, Robert Blythe, Benjamin Culver, Robert Culver, Cornelius Newkirk, Nicholas Burgher, Manosn Burgher, John Culver, Ezekial Oldham, Jas. Foley, Mr. Foley, Mr. Foley, Mr. Foley, Jas. McMahan

      whereupon it is ordered that said hands work under said overseer accordingly.


      In Estill County, Kentucky, on the 14th day of August, 1832, before Nichol as Merrill, Justice of the Peace of said county, Richard Oldham age 87, made oath; That in 1777 he served a tour in the militia from Caswell County North Carolina under his brother Captain John Oldham. Colonel Moore was commander-general; Butler was General. That they marched down below White Marsh, North Carolina and had a skirmish at that place with the British and Tories. He was out about 3 months. Soon afterward, he performed a 2nd., tour under the same captain of the country, checking the British and Tories. That he was out 3 months or more. He served a 3rd., tour under John Oldham; was at the Battle of Gingon with General Greene. He was out about 3 months. Besides the tours performed by himself, he substituted for 2 Tories in one, for 6 months and one for 3 months.

      Richard Oldham, Jr., and Hezekiah Oldham, residents of Madison County made certification that from infancy they have been well acquainted with Richard Oldham, the applicant, and to his good character.

      On the 21st, of January 1833, Richard Oldham appeared before a Justice of the Peace and made oath supplementary to his former one that; he was born in Faquier County Virginia on the 1st of March 1745 and has a record of his age in his Bible at home. That Richard Oldham, Jane and Hezekiah Oldham, residents of Madison County Kentucky have long known him and can testify to his character.

      Samuel Kelly, clergyman of said county, made certification to his belief in the statements of Richard Oldham.

      Richard Oldham of Estill County Kentucky, who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Oldham of the Regiment commanded by Col. Moore in the North Carolina line was inscribed on the Pension roll of Kentucky, to commence on the 4th of March 1831. Certificate of the pension was issued 20th of April 1833.

      Genealogical Gems from Early Missouri Deeds, 1815-1850: Family and Locality ...
      By Marsha Hoffman Rising
      Page 326

      21 March 1836, Moses Oldham of Jackson County, Missouri, sold to Jesse Cobb, his interest in the land of his father, Richard Oldham, deceased, land, it being one-eleventh interest.

      3 May 1836, Ewing McClain of Cooper County, Missouri, Elijah McClain of Franklin County, Missouri, Ephraim McClain of Saline County, Missouri, Charles McClain of Boone County, Missouri, William Hancock and wife, Elizabeth, Augustus Blumner and wife, Matilda, Lewis Everman and wife Amy, all of Warner (sic) (Warren?) County, Missouri, by their attorney David McClain sold to Jesse Cobb all right, title and interest as heirs of Richard Oldham, deceased. David H. McClain and Edwin McClain also signed the deed.

      1790 Federal Census, Pendleton District, South Carolina: 2 males over 1 6, 5 males under 16, 6 females

      WFT #3967 Vol 1 - states b. abt 1734

      C.V. Jackson research notes 1972:
      1778 May 26, 350 acres on Stoney Creek, Caswell Co, North Carolina
      1778 Nov 2, 200 acres on Stoney Creek
      (1972 p33) claim Rev. pension, not found in North Carolina records, C VJ
      1780-1786 St. David's District, Caswell Co, tax lists
      1784, March, jury duty
      1784, 600 acres land on Stoney Creek in Caswell County, North Caroli na
      1787, Mar 13, sold 100 acres on Stoney Creek
      1787, Nov 10, sold land both sides of Stoney Creek
      1790 Census Pendleton District, South Carolina
      1793, Mar 27, sold land on Rocky River in Pendleton District, South C arolina
      1795, Jan 21, deed in Anderson County, South Carolina
      1791, Jan 29, purchased land on branches of Rocky River, Pendleton Di strict South Carolina (John Pepper also purchased land)
      1800 census, Clark County, Kentucky

      Anderson County, South Carolina Deeds
      Oldham, Richard grantor Andrew Hamilton Bk B -71, Jun 25,1792 640-A-Rocky Creek
      Richard Robt Pickens B -98 Jun.25,1 792 150A- Broadway & Pea Crks

      DAR Roster - Submitter Louise Covington HAYNES, #65193: Revolutionary Service: He served as private in the North Carolina Militia. He was a pensioner from Estill County, Kentucky where he died.

      WFT Submitter #5537 V2: Was a resident of Estill County, Kentucky, from North Carolina

      Estill County Kentucky Revolutionary War Pensioners Under Act of 7 June 18 32 shows Richard Oldham (North Carolina Militia) Pvt January 16, 1833 $ 30.00 Age 89

      Wm. Miller History pg 485-486: "This subject was a soldier in the Revolutionary Army, he enlisted in Caswell County, North Carolina in the North Carolina line, in the company of Capt. John Oldham, his brother, as a letter in the following form shows, to wit:

      "O.W. and N. Division 3-525 M.B.H. Department of the Interior Inv. File, 14053 Bureau of Pensions Rev. War. Washington D.C. Dec 21, 1905
      Madam:--
      In reply to your request for a statement of the military history of R ichard Oldham* a soldier of the Revolutionary War, you will find below t he desired information as contained in his application for pension on file in this bureau:
      Date of application for pension, August 14, 1832. His claim was allowed.
      Residence at date of application, Estill County, Kentucky., there in 1833.
      Age, born March first 1745 in Fauquier County, Virginia
      Remarks: No family data.
      Very Respectfully,
      V. Warner, Commissioner Mrs. Kate Oldham Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky"

      Richard Oldham, married Ann Pepper of North Carolina, and about 1795, he emigrated from Caswell County, North Carolina to Kentucky and settled on the Kentucky River or Red River above the mouth of the latter, which location was included in Estill County when it was established in 1808. Here he spent the remainder of his life and from this home he drew the pension for his service in the Revolutionary War.
      On the 18th day of August 1834, in Estill County Court, his son Zerah Oldham, qualified as administrator of his estate.
      Stephen Collins Oldham, son of Zerah Oldham born in 1815, is now living in Austin, Texas having passed his ninety first birthday and having celebrated his sixty sixth wedding day, the 24th day of December 1905.

      The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 6 6

      Mrs. Louise Woodford Covington Haynes.
      DAR ID Number: 65193
      Born in Madison County, Ky.
      Wife of Hasbrook H. Haynes.
      Descendant of Richard Oldham.
      Daughter of Milton C. Covington and Mary Jett, his wife. Granddaughter of William I. Covingtn and Elizabeth Cobb, his wife.
      Gr-granddaughter of Henry Cobb and Sallie Simmons, his wife.
      Gr-gr-granddaughter of Jesse Cobb and Edith Oldham, his wife.
      Gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of Richard Oldham and Ann Pepper, his wife. Richard Oldham (1744-1833) served as a private in the North Carolina militia. He was a pensioner from Estill County, Ky., where he died. Also N o. 14036.


      The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 1 65 page 85

      Mrs. Mary James Caperton Burnam.
      DAR ID Number: 164278
      Born in Madison County, Ky.
      Wife of Paul Burnam.
      Descendant of George Phelps, Capt. James Estill, Capt. Archibald Woods, Peter Taylor, Capt. Robert Rodes, Henry Harris and Richrd Oldham, as follows:
      1. James W. Caperton (1824-1909) m. 1890 Katherine Phelps (b. 1866).
      2. William Harris Caperton (1798-1862) m. 1819 Eliza Estill (1801-71); Thomas Phelps (1838-1908) m. 1865 Sarah Winifred Cobb (1842-1917).
      3. William Caperton (1766-1846) m. 1790 Lucy Woods (1774-1854); Samuel Phelps (1788-1852) m. 1822 Tabitha Taylor (1800-69); James Estill, Jr. (1776-1849) m. 1800 Mary Eddings Rodes (1783-1835); Richard Cobb (1818-1900) m. 1842 Minerva Park (1822-1909).
      4. George Phelps m. 1787 Tabitha Simmons (1771-1852); James Estill m. 17 72 Rachel Wright; Jesse Cobb (1769-1836) m. 1793 Edith Oldham (1773-1836); Archibald Woods m. 1773 Mourning Shelton (1756-1817); Peter Taylor m. 1785 Nancy Brockway Crosthwaite (1766-1835); Robert Rodes m. 1782 Eliza Dulaney (1759-1837); Eli Park (1788-1858) m. Winifred Dillingham (1795-1854 ).
      See No. 164277.
      5. Richard Oldham m. 1770 Anne Pepper; Joshua Dillingham (1770-1821) m. Winifred Harris.
      6. Henry Harris m. 1769 Anne Bird. George Phelps (1757-1803) served as private in the 7th Virginia regiment. He was born in Buckingham County, Va.; died in Madison County, Ky.
      Also No. 159224.
      James Estill (1750-82) commanded a company against the Wyandotte Indians, 1775-82. He was born in Augusta County, Va.; died in Montgomery County, Ky. Also No. 148345.
      Archibald Woods (1749-1836) received a pension for service as captain in the Virginia militia. He was born in Albemarle County, Va.; died in Madison County, Ky. Also No. 137904.
      Peter Taylor (1746-1812) enlisted from Orange County in the 8th Virginia regiment and served in the Jersey campaign and at Valley Forge. He was born in Culpeper County, Va.; died in Madison County, Ky. Also No. 159224.
      Henry Harris (1741-1833) served as private in the Virginia militia. He was born in North Carolina; died in Madison County, Ky. Also No. 121402.
      Richard Oldham (1745-1834) received a pension for service as private in the North Carolina troops under Colonel Moore. He was born in Prince William County, Va.; died in Estill County, Ky. Also No. 132306.


      Date Sat, 30 Sep 2000
      From "Batha Karr"
      Subject MARRIAGE: Enoch Oldham to Harriet Bentley, 1824, Kentucky/Missouri

      Miller History Book

      Enoch Oldham; married Harriet Bentley, Jan. 20, 1825. He went to Missouri, and entered a section of land and put out 150 acres in walnuts, which was afterwards known as Oldham's Grove.

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      Date Sat, 30 Sep 2000
      From "Batha Karr"
      Subject OBIT: Joel Karr, Madison Co Madison County Kentucky Newspaper Obituaries, page 310, dated November 2 8, 1879, Volume 2, pages 197-400. Eastern Kentucky University Library, Richmond, Kentucky, September 24, 1999.

      Died at his home near Red House, in this county, on Thursday, the 20th inst., Joel Karr, aged about 74 years. He was a quiet, good citizen.


      Date Sat, 30 Sep 2000
      From "Batha Karr"
      Subject PENSION: Richard Oldham, Estill Co

      Miller History Book; page 486.
      About 1798 Richard emigrated from Caswell County, North Carolina, to K entucky, and settled on the Kentucky River, or Red River, above the mouth the latter, which location was included in Estill County when it was established in 1808. Heet, and from this home he drew the pension for his service in the Revolutionary War.
      Estill County Historical Society - Richard Oldham, S 14053 N. C. In Estill County, Kentucky, on the 14th day of August, 1832, before Nicholas Merrill, Justice of the Peace of said county, Richard Oldham age 87, made oath; That in 1777dyrder his brother Captain John Oldham. Colonel Moore was commander-general; Butler was General. That they marched down below White Marsh, North Carolina and had a skirmish at that place with the British and Tories. He was out about 3 months. Soon afterward, he performed a 2nd., tour under the same captain of the country, checking the British and Tories. That he was out 3 months or more. He served a 3rd., tour under John Oldham; was at the Battle of Gingon with General Greene. He was out about 3 months. Besides the tours performed by himself, he substituted for 2 Tories in one, for 6 months and one for 3 months.
      Richard Oldham, Jr., and Hezekiah Oldham, residents of Madison County made certification that from infancy they have been well acquainted with Richard Oldham, the applicant, and to his good character.
      On the 21st, of January 1833, Richard Oldham appeared before a Justice of the Peace and made oath supplementary to his former one that; he was born in Fauquier County Virginia on the 1st of March 1745 and has a record of his age ine at hdents of Madison County Kentucky have long known him and can testify to his character.
      Samuel Kelly, clergyman of said county, made certification to his belief in the statements of Richard Oldham.
      Richard Oldham of Estill County Kentucky, who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Oldham of the Regiment commanded by Col. M oore in the North Carolina line was inscribed on the Pension roll of Kentucky, to commence on thnef April 1833.

      ----- Original Message ----- From: To: Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2005 4:49 PM Subject: [OLDHAM] Oldham Males in Nicholas Co. KY - Grantees


      > While perusing an LDS film No. 252616 - Nicholas Co. KY Grantee Ind ex to > Deeds 1808-1882, I found these Oldham males listed as grantors (those s elling > property). There is not much detail in an index, since I did not no te the > dates. However, the earliest ones were 1808 or later. Perhaps from t he Volume > No [Letter not number]. of the Deed Book, you can estimate the ye > accessing the list on the Family History Library catalog entry for Nich olas Co. and > accessing Land Records. > > Bk A - > p. 198 Clay, Green from Absaoum [sic] Oldham > p. 378 Cobb, Jesse from Richard Oldham > p. 381 same Cobb from John Oldham > > Bk B > page 1 Clay, Green from Campbell & Oldham > page 11 Cobb, Jesse from Absalum Oldham > > Bk C > page 467 Clay, Green from Zere Oldham > > Bk F > p. 136 Cobb, Jesse from Zere Oldham > p. 181 Cobb, Jesse from M. Oldham & c > > > Comment: I believe Green Clay was from Madison Co., Ky, and in fact, t he other parties named above may also be found in some Madison Co. record s. (*&C* in above refers to others, who are frequently heirs. Always ta ke a second look at those deeds which have *& hrs* and *&c* after a pers on's name. Might make some interesting discoveries. > > Family History Library catalog states Nicholas was formed 1799, creat ed from Bourbon and Mason counties. > > Some census searches may help narrow your search. > > have found deeds frequently give me some family relationships. In Ken tucky, in particular, commissioners deeds (indexed under C ) may give so me wonderful details about your extended families. A commissioner was f requently appointed by a probate court to help heirs of a deceased landown er make decisions about the sale or disposal of the property. Look for t his info in the deed indexes, a great help for Kentucky (and most souther n) research. > > Submitted by E.W.Wallace ************************************************************************** ************************************************************************** * Preparer: Evelyn W. Wallace Rev Jan 1998 Added to Dec 2005

      - JOHN OLDHAM OF CASWELL CO. NC and later of Estill Co., KY. (ca 174 4? VA. According to the pension application of Richard "Estill" Oldham ( of Estill Co., KY), John Oldham was a Captain during the Revolution. A ccording to a correspt9, Capt. John Oldham was the youngest brot her of Jesse Oldham. He lived either in Clark Co. or Estill Co., K Y. He is listed in the older DAR Patriot Index with these dates: b. 11- 10-1757; d. 11-17-1831; m. Annis Rice Capt NC Heirs.

      John appears on the 1777 tax list of Caswell Co., St. David's Dist ., with no land. He appears on 1784 tax list of Caswell Co., St. David 's Dist., l white poll, 1 black poll, 640 A on Stony Creek.

      John Oldham received compensation for his activities in the American Revolution. From a compilation of Revolutionary Accounts of North Caroli na:

      "The United States of America to the State of North Carolina Dr: For Sun dries furnished and Cash paid the Militia of North Carolina Virginia a nd South Carolina as allowed by the Auditors of Hillsborough Distri ct in June 1782 as p:Report No. 82"

      "[No.] 1972 To John Oldham No. 257 - 318:10 - [pds - specie]

      (Weynette Parks Haun., North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts, Accoun ts of the United States with North Carolina [Treasurer, State], Book C [P art XIV] [Durham, NC: Published by author, n.d.] p. p. 1904)

      Additional payments are also listed by Haun:

      "2369x To Captain John Oldham for Militia Services of himself and Comp y. as p:Pay Roll No. 1245 @ +1282 - 145:12 [pds] -" ... "2371x To Captain John Oldham for Militia Services of himself and Comp y. as p:Pay Roll No. 1245 @ +1287 - 32: 3 [pds] -

      (Haun, p. 1912)

      According to Caswell Co. marriage records, John Oldham married An ne Rice 26 Feb 1783. Hezekiah Rice was bondsman. According to his birthd ate given in widow's pension, John was approximately age 26 when he marri ed. More research neo


      The name John Oldham does not appear in the index of Kendall's DEEDS OF C ASWELL COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA 1777-1817; however, since he was taxed on la nd, he may have acquired his land through a grant from the governmen t, or he may have acquir
      ed from a family member and it was not recorded.

      Caswell Co. NC Will Books indicate that at Dec court 1778, John Oldham w as one of the buyers at sale of estate of Joseph Mabery, 4 Dec 1778. Oth er buyers were Nathaniel Williams, Col. Joseph Williams, and Jacob Willia ms. Nathaniel Williams and Col. Joseph Williams may be the sons of the e lder Nathaniel Williams, probably of colonial Hanover Co., reported s on of John Williams (d. ca 1735) of Hanover Co., the probable immigra nt ancestor. The identity of Jacob Williams is unknown.

      (Source: Katherine Kerr Kendall, CASWEL COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA WILL BOOK S, 1777-1814; 1784 Tax List; Guardians Accounts 1794-1819 [....], p. 3)

      The widow's Rev. War. pension application W8492, gives information abo ut the family. Noted in old DAR Patriot Index, V. I:

      OLDHAM, John, b. 11-10-1757 d. 11-17-1831 m. Annis Rice Capt NC Hei rs * (asterisk meaning widow received a pension)

      Rev War widow's pension abstract reads: Oldham, John (widow Anni s) NC Line W8492, sol m. Annis Rice 24 Feb 1783 in Caswell Co. Nc. Soldi er was born 10 Nov 1757 & he died 17 Nov 1831 in Estill Co., KY & his wid ow died there 4 or 14:,zeki ah & Caleb Oldham, Sarah who m. Thomas I. Moberly, Elizabeth who m. Willi am Fisher, Nancy who m. Jesse Grubbs & John Rice Oldham, another dau Ma ry who m. James Grubbs & another son Absalom Oldham had both been dec'd f or several yrs in 1852. Childrens births were: Abner b 2 Dec 17 83 & d 15 Jun 1852 leaving a wife Hannah, Absalom b 28 May 1785, Hezeki ah b 10 Apr 1787, Caleb b 1 Jun 1789, Mary b 22 May 1791, Sarah b 14 M ay 1793, Elizabeth b 15 Jun 1795, Nancy b 10 Dec 1797 & John Rice Oldh am b 14 Jul 1801, children of sol's son Abner Oldham that were shown we re David D. Oldham, Narcissus who m Josiah P. Chenault, Sophia who m Temp le Bergin, Thomas B & Helen M. Oldham & Louisa who m Jonathan Estill, a g randson Othniel R. Oldham aged 35 in 1852 was the son of sol's son Hezeki ah Oldham, a grandson John M. Oldham was b 16 Nov 1815 & was the son of s ol's son Caleb Oldham.

      (Adapted from Virgil S. White, GENEALOGICAL ABSTRACTS OF REVOLUTIONA RY WAR PENSION FILES, VOL. III: N-Z [Waynesboro, TN: The National Histo rical Publishing Co., 1992], p. 2534)

      (Ruth Herndon Shields, ABSTRACTS OF WILL RECORDS IN ORANGE COUNTY, NOR TH CAROLINA 1800-1850)

      Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 10:26:43 -0700 From: "Batha Karr" Subject: PENSION: Richard Oldham, Estill Co

      Miller History Book; page 486.
      About 1798 Richard emigrated from Caswell County, North Carolina, to K entucky, and settled on the Kentucky River, or Red River, above the mou th the latter, which location was included in Estill County when it was es tablished in 1808. Heeefe, and from this home he drew the pension for his service in the Re volutionary War.

      Estill County Historical Society - Richard Oldham, S 14053 N. C. In Estill County, Kentucky, on the 14th day of August, 1832, before Nicholas Merrill, Justi ce of the Peace of said county, Richard Oldham age 87, made oath; Th at in 177ha under his brother Captain John Oldha m. Colonel Moore was commander-general; Butler was General. That they marched down below Whi te Marsh, North Carolina and had a skirmish at that place with the British and Torie s. He was out about 3 months. Soon afterward, he performed a 2nd., tour under the same capta in of the country, checking the British and Tories. That he was out 3 months or more. He serv ed a 3rd., tour under John Oldham; was at the Battle of Gingon with General Greene. He w as out about 3 months. Besides the tours performed by himself, he substituted for 2 Tori es in one, for 6 months and one for 3 months.
      Richard Oldham, Jr., and Hezekiah Oldham, residents of Madison Cou nty made certification that from infancy they have been well acquainted with Richa rd Oldham, the applicant, and to his good character.
      On the 21st, of January 1833, Richard Oldham appeared before a Jus tice of the Peace and made oath supplementary to his former one that; he w as born in Fauquier County Virginia on the 1st of March 1745 and has a rec ord of his age ine.eesidents of Madison County Kentucky have long known him and c an testify to his character.
      Samuel Kelly, clergyman of said county, made certification to h is belief in the statements of Richard Oldham.
      Richard Oldham of Estill County Kentucky, who was a private in t he company commanded by Captain Oldham of the Regiment commanded by Col. M oore in the North Carolina line was inscribed on the Pension roll of Kentu cky, to commence onnh of April 1833.



      This is an interesting site.........

      http://southerncampaign.org/pen/index.htm

      Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements

      Pension application of Richard Oldham S14053

      Transcribed by Will Graves

      State of Kentucky, Estill County

      On this 14th day of August 1832 personally appeared before me Nicholas Mer rill-- one of the Justices of the County Court in & for the County of Esti ll aforesaid Richard Oldham Senior a resident of said County of Estill ag ed 87 years, who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oa th make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the a ct of Congress passed June 7th 1832-- That he entered the Service of the U nited States under the following named officers & served as herein stated -- That in 1777 he served a tour in the Militia from Caswell County Nor th Carolina under his Brother Capt John Oldham, Col. Moore was Commanda nt Genl Butler [John Butler] the Genl-- was marched down below White Mar sh in North Carolina had a Skirmish at this place with the British & Torie s-- was out about 3 months-- Shortly after he performed a second tour und er same Captain John Oldham-- they were in different parts of the Count ry checking the British & Tories-- was out 3 months or more-- he serv ed a third tour under Capt John Oldham-- was at the Battle of Guilford wi th Genl Greene [Nathanael Greene]-- was out about 3 months-- Besides these tours p erformed by himself he hired substitutes for two Tours one for six mont hs & one for three months-- He has no documentary evidence to prove his Se rvices, but can prove these by Richard Oldham Junior & Hezekiah Oldham-- He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to any pension or annuity exce pt the present & declares his name is not on the pension roll of the agen cy of any State.

      Sworn & Subscribed This day & year aforesaid

      S/ Nicholas Merrill JPEC S/ Richard Oldham

      State of Kentucky, Madison County

      We Richard Oldham Junr & Hezekiah Oldham residents of Madison County Kentu cky, do hereby certify that we have all our lives or from infancy been we ll acquainted with Richard Oldham who has signed the forgoing declaration -- We believe his age to be 87 years-- & we further certify that we knew h im in the Revolutionary War & ever since & that we know he performed the s ervices as in his declaration set forth.

      S/ Richd. Oldham

      S/ Hezekiah Oldham

      State of Kentucky, Estill County

      On this 21 day of January 1833 personally appeared in open Court before t he Justices of the Estill County Court aforesaid now sitting Richard Oldha m, a resident of said County who being first duly sworn according to law d oth on his oath make the following Declaration supplementary to his Declar ation made on the 14th August 1832 before Nicholas Merrill one of the Just ices of this Court in order to obtain the benefits of the Act of Congre ss passed June 7th 1832--

      He states that by reason of his great age being 87 & the consequent lap se of memory he cannot speak with the same certainty & as particular ly of his Services as he once could-- He cannot be more particular as to t he period of the Revolution when he served than he had been in his origin al Declaration-- He is confident, however, that he performed three tou rs in the Militia himself besides hiring a substitute for two more-- He ca nnot swear particularly as to the precise length o f his service, but acco rding to the best of his recollection he served not less than nine mont hs as a private in the Militia in the Service of the U. States during t he Revolutionary War & for such service he claims a pension-- He further s tates that the reason why he did not get a clergyman to certify to his cha racter & in his original declaration is that there was then none residi ng near him that he knows of who were sufficiently acquainted with h im to do so, nor does he know of any clergyman whose certificate he cou ld obtain except that of Samuel Kelly to whom he is well known-- He furth er states that he was born in Fauquier County Virginia in the year 17 45 on the 1st day of March, and that he has a record of his age in his Bib le at home-- That he never received any discharge for his services-- Th at Richard Oldham Jr and Hezekiah Oldham residents of Madison County Kentuc ky have long known him and can and have testified concerning his charact er and their


      Thanks for sending a transcript of the Richard Oldham of Estill Co., KY.

      He is believed to be an uncle of my Richard *Ready-Money* Oldham of Madis on Co., KY, who also received a pension; his widow received a pension [her na me was Patsy Oldham nee Reid]; and there was a bounty land warrant. But I h ave to write to NARA to get the separate info re the BLWarrarnt. I was tol d, and I think he was mistaken, by an official at our southern California bran ch of NARA that the BLWs were on the same film. So, I have ordered the film, b ut finding the time to get the FHC to read it is another problem.

      So, we Oldham descendants of Richard R/M Oldham always use the nicknam es of these two contemporary Richards to distinguish them. One we call Richa rd *Estill* Oldham, and the other as stated in the first line - R/M for Rea dy Money!!!! (Of course, the official records do not call him that, b ut it seems he was tagged this way in Miller's History and Genealogies ---- history [so me of it garbled about the Oldhams] of some families of Madison Co., KY.

      E.W.Wallace

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      Gary and Joretta,

      Can you help me? I still have this dream of finding my Richard on the Oldham Farm there not far from you all!

      Doug

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      From: William Park [mailto:parkfamilyheritage@suddenlink.net]
      Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2008 1:35 PM
      To: EstesJoretta@yahoo.com
      Subject: Oldham Cemetery Info & Pictures - Looking For RICHARD ESTILL OLDHAM (1745-1834)


      Gary & Joretta,
      Here is the info I promised you. I know this is where Richard Oldham, my 5th GGF is buried. His brother, John and Richard's children are buried here. Richard and wife, Anne Pepper are somewhere underneath the ivy! Richard was an older brother to John (rank of Private) who was a Captain during the American Revolutionary War! Richard's pension transcript is below. There are seven generations between me and 5th Great Grandfather Richard Oldham II (1745-1834).
      Gary, you will be the 1st person to see this stone for more than a century, I believe!
      If (when) you find Richard & Anne, I'm having a party!
      God Speed.
      Love,
      Doug
      OLDHAM FARM & CEMETERY (New Fox Rd.)
      Richard Oldham, Sr., Father to Edith Oldham (1773-1836) -
      My 4th Great Grandmother (Mother to Richard Cobb, Sr., 1818-1900)
      Day 4, Thursday, 29 June 2000

      At 6:53 P.M. we arrived at the Oldham Cemetery off of New Fox Rd. just minutes from where the Cobb Cemetery is located-the Cobb and Oldham Families were neighbors. This cemetery was located past 4065 New Fox Rd. in the countryside on the Oldham Farm (left side of the gravel road). A sign at the head of New Fox Rd. showed "4063. 4064, and 4065"-house numbers. The Oldham Farm was beautiful-very green and fertile. The cemetery was overgrown and some of the stones were impeded by fallen trees. I worried again about snakes being in the thick green, ground level vegetation-and as I entered, I moved my walking stick back and forth in front of me through the weeds. This land belonged to Edith Oldham's father, Richard Oldham, Sr. Edith is my 4th Great Grandmother (maternal) and wife of Jesse Cobb, Sr's-this would make Richard, a 5th Great Grandfather to me. Before I detail some of the transcriptions of this cemetery, I would like to bring your attention to the Oldham lineage for Richard Oldham, Sr. as well as his Revolutionary War Pension transcription. I now know that this cemetery is the Oldham Family that was closely aligned with my Cobb line. We departed the area at 7:28P.M. (35 minutes total).

      According research by my Cobb Cousin, Donald Lewis of Dallas, TX, Richard Oldham's roots are thought to originate from William Oldham (1), born 26 June 1568 in All Saint's Parish of Derby, Derbyshire, England. William was married to Phillipa Sowter on Nov 17, 1558 in All-Saints Church. The line continues through Thomas (2), born abt. 1590 in Derbyshire, England, married to Elizabeth Rhodes on 26 Jan 1614/15, also in All-Saints Church. Thomas and Elizabeth's son, John Oldham I (3) was born 9 Feb 1620/1in All-Saints Parish, died 23 Aug 1698 in Northumberland Co., VA, wife unk; and to John I's son, Richard Oldham I (4) born 27 May 1671 (3) in St. Stephens, Northumberland Co., VA; married to Mary MacDonald, died 20 Oct 1731 in same county. Richard I and Mary's son was Richard Oldham II (5), born 1706 in VA, died 1785 in Caswell County, NC married to Ellizabeth Bayse b. abt 1715 in VA/NC. Richard I and Mary's son was Richard Oldham III (6) born 1 Mar 1745 in Fauquier Co., VA (was Prince William Co.), married to Ann Pepper 1770 in Caswell County, NC; died 20 Apr 1834 in Estill Co., KY. This Richard is the father of Edith Oldham, wife of Jesse Cobb, Sr. (married 1793 in Yanceyville, NC). Also, I have evidence that Martha B. "Patsy" Oldham, 1st wife of Eb Park, Jr's son, Rev. John Mills Park (See Miller-Park Cemetery, pg. 48) may be a descendant of Richard Cobb, Sr. by way of William Oldham and wife, Martha Gilbert.

      RICHARD OLDHAM Revolutionary War Pension Transcript
      (Father to Edith Oldham, wife of Jesse Cobb, Sr.)

      The following is the Revolutionary War Pension (No. S. 14053) transcript of Richard Oldham as contained in a letter dated 11 Feb 1929 from the U.S. Pension Office to Ms. Bessie Bell of 212 W. 13th St. Pueblo, Co. (submitted by Evelyn W. Wallace of the Madison County Rootsweb Mail list)
      In part it reads:

      "... it appears that Richard Oldham was born March 1, 1745, in Fauquier County, Virginia.
      "While residing in Caswell County, North Carolina, he enlisted and served as a private with the North Carolina Troops as follows:
      "In 1777, three months in Captain John Oldham's (soldier's brother)
      Company, Colonel Moore's Regiment; shortly after, three months in Captain
      John Oldham's Company; in 1781, including the battle of Guilford. He was allowed pension on his application executed August 14, 1832, at which time he was living in Estill County, Kentucky, and was referred to as Richard Oldham, Senior.
      "In 1832, Richard Oldham, Junior and Hezekiah Oldham [his sons] testified in the case, they were at that time living in Madison County, Kentucky, relationship to soldier not shown."
      "Respectfully,
      "Winfield Scott Commissioner"

      OLDHAM CEMETERY (New Fox Rd.) Cont. - Transcriptions
      Day 4, Thursday, 29 June 2000

      1. Sacred to the memory of
      Capt John Oldham
      Patriot of the Revolutionary War
      Who was born Nov 10, 1757
      Died Nov 17, 1831
      (Brother to Richard Oldham, Sr. Uncle to Edith Oldham, wife of Jesse Cobb, Sr.)

      Sacred to the Memory of
      Anness Oldham
      Wife of Capt John Oldham
      Born March 4, 1757
      Died March 14, 1840

      2. Hezekiah Oldham
      Born May 10, 1787
      Died July 13, 1868
      (Son of Richard Oldham, Sr. and wife, Ann Pepper)

      3. In Memory of
      Absalom Oldham
      Who was born May 28, 1785
      And Died Feb 8, 1831
      (Son of Richard Oldham, Sr. and wife, Ann Pepper)

      4. In Memory of Mary Oldham
      Born Dec 15, 1793
      Died June 24, 1880
      (Daughter of Richard Oldham, Sr. and wife, Ann Pepper)

      5. In Memory of
      Walker Oldham
      Born Feb 4, 1832
      Died Sept 19, 1834

      6. Sgt Elliot Oldham (Stone is down)
      ----- Company B.
      8th Infantry

      7. Thomas H, Oldham Nancy E.
      Born Oct 25, 1823 Wife of T. Oldham
      Died May 3, 1877 Died June 9, 1869
      "Gone But Not Forgotten" Aged 40 years

      MY OLDHAM LINE:
      *RICHARD ESTILL OLDHAM II (1745-1834)

      Richard Oldham I (1706-1785) & Elizabeth Bayse (1715-1746) (6th Great Grandparents) - NC/KY
      *Richard Estill Oldham II (1745-1834) & Ann Pepper (1754-1849) (5th Great Grandparents) - NC/KY
      Edith Oldham (1773-1836) & Jesse Cobb (1769-1836) (4th Great Grandparents) - NC/KY
      Richard Oldham Cobb, Sr. (1818-1900) & Mary Minerva Park (1822-1909), (3rd Great Grandparents) - KY
      Richard Cobb, Jr. (1860-1931) & Tabitha Taylor Phelps (1862-1938) (2nd Great Grandparents) - KY
      Minerva "Mamee" Park Cobb (1886-1974) & Milton J. Durham (1883-1966) (Great Grandparents)- KY
      Elveree Collins Durham (Dolly) (1911-1989) & William Holton Park (1900-1980) (Grandparents) - KY
      William Henry Park II. (1930- ) & Frances Theresa Bell (1932- )(Father and Mother)- KY/MD
      *William Douglas Park (Myself) (1959- ) & Pamela Rae Long (1959- )(Myself and wife)- MD/WV/NC
      PICTURES:
      85. RICHARD OLDHAM CEMETERY


      64. GRAVE - RICHARD'S BRO. & WIFE, CPT JOHN OLDHAM (1757-1831) & ANNESS RICE (1757-1840) (MY 5TH GREAT UNCLE & AUNT)

      Genealogical gems from early Missouri deeds, 1815-1850: family and locality ... By Marsha Hoffman Rising

      3 May 1836, Ewing McClain of cooper County, Missouri, Elijah McClain of Franklin county, issouri, Ephraim Mcclain of Saline County, Missouri, Charles McClain of Boone Cuonty, Missouri, William Hancock and wife Elizabeth, Augustus Blumner and wife, Matilda, Lewis Everman and wife Amy, all of Warner [sec](Warren?) county, Missouri, by their attorney David McClain sold to Jesse Cobb all right, title and interest as heirs of Richard Oldham deceased. David H. McClain and Edwin McClain also signed the deed.

      21 Mar 1836, Moses Oldham of Jackson County, Missouri, sold to Jesse Cobb, his interest in the land of his father, Richard Oldham, deceased, land, it being one-eleventh interest.

      Genealogical Gems from Early Missouri Deeds, 1815-1850: Family and Locality
      By Marsha Hoffman Rising

      Estill County, Kentucky

      Page 326
      3 May 1836, Ewing McClain of Cooper County, Missouri, Elijah McClain of Franklin County, Missouri, Ephraim McClain of Saline County, Missouri, Charles McClain of Boone County, Missouri, William Hancock and wife Elizabeth, Augustus Blomner and wife, Matilda, Lewis Everman and wife Amy, all of Warner [sic] (Warren?) County, Missouri, by their attorney David McClain sold to Jesse Cobb all right, title and interest as heirs of Richard Oldham, deceased. David H. McClain and Edwin McClain also signed the deed.

      21 Mar 1836, Moses Oldham of Jackson County, Missouri, sold to Jesse Cobb, his interest in the land of his father, Richard Oldham, deceased, land, it being one-eleventh interest.

    Person ID I2355   oldham
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2017 

    DNA Tests  Y-DNA-269553 OLDHAM, Richard

    Father OLDHAM, Richard,   b. 1705-1711, Northumberland County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1785, Chowan County. North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother BAYSE, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1715, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F833  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family OLDHAM, Richard Estill County Private,   b. 1 Mar 1745, Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1839, Estill County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married Bef 1770  [5
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Hezekiah,   b. Between 1770 and 1772, Virginia Or North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1830 and 1839, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     2. OLDHAM, Leanna,   b. 1771,   d. 1811, Howard County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Samuel,   b. 1775, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. OLDHAM, Moses,   b. 17 Dec 1776, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1844, Jackson County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. OLDHAM, William,   b. 23 Apr 1777, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1849, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. OLDHAM, Elizabeth,   b. 1779,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. OLDHAM, Zerah Zere,   b. 12 Feb 1780, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1844, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     8. OLDHAM, Edith Ede,   b. 15 Mar 1781, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1836, Estill County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     9. OLDHAM, Amelia Milly,   b. 21 May 1781, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1864, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     10. OLDHAM, Richard Jr.,   b. 26 Nov 1786, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1858, Montgomery County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     11. OLDHAM, Nancy,   b. 1789, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, Estill County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     12. OLDHAM, Anna,   b. 1791, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1851, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Mar 1745 - Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 1777-1778 - Valley Forge, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Estill County Court Orders Pages 98-99 - 19 Oct 1808 - Estill County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1810 - Estill County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jun 1839 - Estill County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
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    2. [S300] Hazel R. Muskett.

    3. [S3077] Todd G. Oldham.

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