Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, Jennings

Male Abt 1818 - 1855  (~ 37 years)


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  • Name OLDHAM, Jennings  [1
    Born Abt 1818  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  St Clair, Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1855  Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/rw/Vm3.2ACEB/483

      Message Board Post:

      I am trying to locate burial location of an Ann or Anna (Wertz)Oldham in the Bedford County, Pa area. She married Jennings Oldham who according to my records then married Sarah Ann Mock of Bedford Cty, Pa. She appears to have passed away in 1857 via other court records.
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      ELIZABETH AND ISABELLA GUARDIAN APPOINTED

      To the Honourable the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Bedford County composing an Orphans Court at August Term 1832. The petition of Thomas Callahan intermarried with Isabella McCreary daughter of Amos McCreery late of Napier township in Bedofrd County. Respectfullly represents, that your petitioner has issue by his late deceased wife, seven children of whom four are minors under the age of 14 viz: Rachel aged 13 years, Sarah aged 10 years, Elizabeth aged 8 years and Isabella aged 6 years. That by virtue of the intestate laws of Pennsylvania the said children are entitled to a distributive share of the Estate of their grandfather Amos McCreery. They therefore pray that your Honourable Court will apoint a guardian to take chare of the Estate. In behalf of said minors. Thomas C. Callahan

      Same day--The following petition read and on motion of W.R. Smith Esq. the Court appoints Gabriel Hull guardian over the Estate of the said Rachel, Sarah, Elizabeth and Isabella Callahan minors above stated. Upon his giving Bond with security in one hundred dollars to each. (Bonds Filed) By the Court.
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      History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania by By Henry Wilson Storey, Lewis Publishing Company, Lewis Publishing Company

      Irwin M.Oldham, a well known citizen of Portage County, Pennsylvania, is a representative of an old and honored family that emigrated from England to the United sTates, many years ago and settled in Pennsylvania.

      Jennings Oldham, grandfather of Irwin M. Odlham, and the founder of the family in this country, was born in England and emigrated to the United States in early manhood. He settled in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, acquired a farm there, and after some years removed to Dakota, and later to Iowa, where he died. He was connected with the Lutheran church, and his political affiliations were with the Whig party. He married Sarah Mock, of Bedfored county, and they had four children, of whom none are living; Thomas Jennings, Jennings, Rebecca and Mary H.

      Thomas J. Oldham, eldest child of Jennings and Sarah (Mock) Oldham, was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, March 21, 1847. He was by occupation a collier and he followed up this in addition to cultivating his farm, which he made very productive. He removed to Newry, Blair county, Pennsylvania, in 1881 and died there March 22, 1888. He was a member of the Lutheran church and a Republican. He married Barbara Mock, daughter of Joseph Mock, of Indiana county, Pennsylvania, and they had children: 1. Sarah A. born October 5, 1873, married Blair Wallace, of Blair county, and had children: Myra, Clarence and Blair. 2. Irwin M., of whom later. 3. Ida M., born 1877, married Elmer Harris, of Roaring Springs, and has children; Ruth and Irwin. 4. Aaron G. born 1878, died in infancy. 5. Amos, born 1881 died in infance. 6. Joseph E., born 1883, resides at home.

      Irwin M. Oldham, second child and eldest son of Thomas J. and Barbara (Mock) Oldham, was born in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, May 3, 1875. He received a good eduction through personal effort outside of the schoolroom, taking a course in literature at the Scranton School of Correspondence and a paid up complete commercial course. This indicates plainly the characteristics of the man, showing that he is progressive, industrious and has a determination to fit himself for any and all exigencies. Upon attaining a suitable age he learned the butcher business, which he has since followed. He worked in Altoona six years and then came to Portage, in 1901, where he bought the market and fixtures of W. H. Mondy. He conducted this market for one year and then bought some property, the dwelling upon which he remodeled as a home for himself, and erected a market on the same plot of ground. This he conducts very successfully. He has many private customers and also supplied the miners with immense quantities of meat. He was appointed agent for the Adams Express Company, June 25, 1906. He is a stanch Republican and is a member of the borough council. He is a member of the Lutheran church, and of the following organization: Lodge No. 226, Inights of the Golden Eagle, of Newry; G. W. Weaver Castle, No 949, K of A. E. O. aof Altoona; and America Lodge, No. 123l American Protective Union.

      He married, June 17, 1896, Ida M. Leighty, daughter of David Leighty, of Blair county, Pennsylvania. They have two sons; David E. born March 1, 1898, 2. Chester W. born June 26, 1900

      1850 Federal Census, St. Clair Twp., Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
      Jemima Oldham 34
      Ann Oldham 33
      Michael Oldham 4
      Thos J Oldham 1
      Jane Oldham 14
    Person ID I27443  oldham
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2013 

    Father OLDHAM, Thomas,   b. 23 May 1785, York Or Adams County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1853, St. Clair Twp., Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother MCCREARY, Hannah,   b. Abt 1783, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1835, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Family ID F6874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family MOCK, Sarah Ann,   b. 1817, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Michael Jennings,   b. 1846, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864, Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     2. OLDHAM, Thomas Jennings,   b. 21 Mar 1847, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1885, Newry, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Rebecca,   b. Abt 1855, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. OLDHAM, Mary H.,   b. Abt 1855, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F8214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S39] History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania, Henry Wilson Storey, (N.p.: Lewis Publishing Company, Lewis Publishing Company, n.d.), 463. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S679] Kevin Howley.