Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, Obediah Hardy (Henry)

Male 1840 - Abt 1890  (49 years)


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  • Name OLDHAM, Obediah Hardy (Henry) 
    Born 25 Feb 1840  Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1860  District 2, Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  District 2, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Barlow, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died Abt 1890  Barlow, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • History of Kentucky, Edition 1
      J.H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin
      published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company, 1885

      O.H. OLDHAM was born February 25, 1841, in Montgomery County, Tenn., and is the eldest of six children (three boys) born to Joel and Mary A. (Hardey) Oldham, natives of Montgomery County, Tenn., and of English origin. Grandfather Jesse Oldham was a farmer, one of the first settlers of Tennessee, and was a soldier in the war of 1812. Mary A. Oldham's father was Obadiah Hardey, a farmer and from Virginia. At the age of twenty years O.H. Oldham commenced life for himself at farming, which he continued until the war broke out, when he enlisted, in the spring of 1862, in Capt. Faulkner's company, cavalry, and took part in the battles of Belmont, Shiloh, Fort Pillow, Chickamauga and also in numerous skirmishes; he was an orderly and was discharged at the expiration of this term of service, which was eighteen months, when he returned home and re-engaged in farming. He first settled in McCracken County, where he lived till 1864, when he moved to where he now resides near Barlow City, Ballard County, and where he purchased 160 acres of land; he is now the possessor of 208 acres of land in good condition, which he accumulated by his own industry and perseverance. He was married April 6, 1865, to Miss L. F. Potter, of McCracken County, and daughter of James and Polly A. (Kirby) Potter, natives of Warren County, Ky. He had born to him by this union seven children; Ellen (deceased), Mary J., James H., Richard B., Jacob, Claude and Alva, two last deceased. Mr. Oldham and wife are Baptists. He cast his first presidential vot for Seymour and Blair, in 1868, and still votes the Democratic ticket.


      1850 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
      Oldham, Joel 28 m TN
      Oldham, Mary A 29 F TN
      Oldham Burrell W. H. R. 9 m TN
      Oldham, Alva C. 7 f TN
      Oldham, Sally A. 6 f TN
      Oldham, Morning N. 1 f TN
      Oldham, Obediah H. 12 m TN
      1850 Federal Census, living next door to Moses and Millie Oldham, Moses son of Moses

      1860 Federal Census, District 2, Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA
      Joel Oldham 44
      Mary Oldham 41
      O H Oldham 22
      Bird H W Oldham 20
      Albin Oldham 17
      Sally A Oldham 15
      Moning E Oldham 12
      Mary E Oldham 4
      Edwin Manuel 20
      Eliza Oldham 26
    Person ID I2878  oldham
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2015 

    Father OLDHAM, Joel,   b. Abt 1823, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother HARDY, Mary,   b. Abt 1823, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family POTTER, Laura Fredonia Lay,   b. 1838, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934, Barlow, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 6 Apr 1865  McCracken County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Ellen,   b. Abt 1866, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1866, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. OLDHAM, Mary Joda Jodie,   b. 1868, Barlow, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1899, Barlow, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     3. OLDHAM, James Henry,   b. Abt 1872, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899  (Age ~ 27 years)
     4. OLDHAM, Richard Ernest,   b. 17 Dec 1876, Barlow, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1960, San Dimas, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. OLDHAM, Jacob,   b. Abt 1878, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899  (Age ~ 21 years)
     6. OLDHAM, Claude,   b. 1881, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1885, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     7. OLDHAM, Alva,   b. Abt 1883, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1883, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     8. OLDHAM, Obediah Cleveland,   b. 23 Dec 1885, Barlow, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1970, Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Photos
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Richard Ernest and Mattie Humphrey Oldham family with Laura Potter Oldham
    Oldham
    Richard Ernest and Mattie Humphrey Oldham family with Laura Potter Oldham

    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F1200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Feb 1840 - Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1850 - Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1860 - District 2, Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Apr 1865 - McCracken County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1870 - District 2, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1880 - Barlow, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1890 - Barlow, Ballard County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S274] WFT #3967 Vol 1.

    2. [S379] 1850 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Tennessee, Page 367, Page 725/725 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S3201] 1880 Federal Census, Barlow, Ballard County, Kentucky, Page 424D (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S319] Marriage Records, McCracken County, Kentucky.