Oldham Family History

OLDHAM,  Richard Ready Money

OLDHAM, Richard Ready Money

Male 1763 - 1836  (73 years)

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  • Name OLDHAM, Richard Ready Money 
    Born 4 May 1763  Chowan County. North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Census 1810  Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 17 Jun 1836  Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Buried 18 Jun 1836  Nathaniel Oldham Cemetery, Stoney Run and Red, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (Research):
      Caswell County, North Carolina Will Books, 1777 - 1814, 1784 Tax List, and Guardians' Accounts, 1794 - 1819

      Book B 1788-1789

      Page 251
      GEORGE BARKER - Will - w. 7 Mar 1788. Sons: Isreal, John (land known as Ephraim Logue tract and land purchased of Richard Oldham), James, George (land adj. Orange Co. line known as Jno. Murtree tract), William: daughters: Susannah Barker, Mary Taylor. Exec: sons George, James, John. Wit: John Henslee, Joh Penix, Moses Oldham.

      According to the Rev. Pension file believed to be this Richard's he was born in 1745, which would have made his mother about 5 years old at the time of his birth. Patsey Reid/Reed, if born in 1783 would have been almost 40 yrs younger than Richard at the time of their marriage. Since some of this lineage is based on Wm. Miller's Histories, further research is needed. Pension file states he was 87 yrs old according to the 1832 affidavit.

      "then after the Revolution to Madison County, Ky., and settled on Otter Creek, and acquired [sic] considerable real estate on Otter Creek, and the River adjacent to Bonsborough [sic], his home was near that of Jesse Oldham, his father." (Mill,.

      1810 Estill County, Kentucky Census Wm. Miller notes: This Richard Oldham, who married first Ursley Williams and second Patsey Reid, his father, Jesse, must have been considerably older than his brothers, and this son might have been the oldest child of Jesse, and he possibly was very young when he joined the army, which was often the case, for it took the young and the old to overcome the British. Enlisted with his father in the Revolutionary Army in the North Carolina line. Also enlisted with his uncles Capt. John, Richard, Conway, James, Moses and Major George(of Lee's Legion) were all in the battle of Guilford Court House.

      20 Oct 1807: Report made by J. Pitman, Robert Tevis and John Wilkerson, commissioners appointed on the motion of Richard Oldham, of the division of Negro of Henry Williams, deceased, that were in the hands of said Oldham, to be divided between the children of Richard Oldham and first wife, Ursley, shows the following allotment of same:
      To Elizabeth Harris; Simon and Solomon $475, she to pay $20.00
      To Goodman Oldham; Isaac $400, he to receive $55.00
      To Nancy Oldham; Jacob and Fanny $500.00, she to pay $45.00
      To Patsey Oldham; Jane and Sarah, $450.00, she to receive $5.00
      To Nuty(Ursley) Oldham; Peter and Rose, she to receive $5.00

      2 Nov 1807 - Richard Oldham (Ready Money) appointed guardian to Goodman Ol dham, Nancy Oldham and Patsey Oldham, children of said Richard Oldha m. He gave bond with John Wilkerson his surety in the sum of $3600.

      Ready Money Richard Oldham served it seems in the Revolutionary War and the war of 1812, certainly in the latter. He was an officer of the Kentucky militia from 1808 to 1821.

      Deed dated 20 Mar 1848, from William S. Turner, Commissioner on behalf of his children, conveying to John Burgin their interests in 119 acres of land on the Main Lost Ford of Otter Creek in Madison County, Kentucky, reveals the names of the children of Richard "Ready Money" Oldham. (see Wm. Miller Addendum)

      1849 Richard M. Harris and wife Louisa Oldham Harris, Alpheus Ellington and wife, Talitha Oldham, part of the heirs of Richard Oldham and Overton Oldham both deceased, conveyed to Nathaniel Oldham of Madison County, Kentucky two tracts of land in Madison County, Kentucky, 109 acres on Main Otter Creek, another tract on Stony Run Branch of Otter Creek and to Joel Karr, 93 acres on Otter Creek; to John Burgin 119 acres on the Lost Ford of O tter Creek and to Wesley Parrish, 109 acres on Otter Creek, and to Nath an Williams 217 Acres on Otter Creek.

      Hazel Ruth Muskett notes: Marriage date 8 Mar 1788., died Laurel, Madis on Co, Kentucky, Born Prince William County, Virginia instead of Orange County, North Carolina,Winifred Jacob shows death as 1836 instead of 1839

      Kentucky Records Vol IV pg 216; Commissioners appointed to examine and settle the accounts of John P. Newman and Anne Newman, late Anne Reid, administrators of the estate of Alexander Reid, dec'd and to allot to said Anne her right of Dower in said estate, returned their report which is ordered to be recorded. On Motion of Richard Oldham, ordered that judgment be granted him against John P. and Anne Newman as administrators, for the costs by him expended in having them brought to the settlement of their accounts $4.63, and his costs for summons $3.88.

      Kentucky Records Vol IV Pg 217; inventory and appraisal of the estate of Martin Goodman dec'd was ordered to be recorded. (Is this the family Goodman Oldham is named after?)

      Kentucky notes Vol IV, pg 157: Frances Reid, orphan of Alexander Reid, dec'd, made choice of Richard Oldham as her guardian, he to enter bond of 1800 pounds by next court.

      Kentucky Records Vol IV, pg 166: Ordered that Richard Oldham be appointed guardian to John Reid and Fanny Reid, orphans of Alexander Reid, dec' d, he entering bond with Leonard K. BRADLEY as his security in the penal sum of 1.800 pounds. Oldham also entered bond as guardian to Frances Rei d, orphan of Alexander Reid, with Leonard K. BRADLEY as surety in the penal sum of 1,800 pounds.

      (Source believed to be unpublished Wm. Miller papers (addendum to his Histories & Genealogies) - source is unnamed) A deed dated 10 Mar 1848, from William S. Turner, Commissioner on behalf of his children, conveying to John Burgin their interests in 119 acres of land on the Main Lost Fork of Otter Creek in Madison County, Kentucky, reveals the names of the children as follows:
      Alexander R. Oldham, married Miriam Reed, 15 Sep 1831
      Sophia (Sophronia) Oldham married James Woods 17 Jun 1830
      Frances Oldham married Turner Barnes, 11 Sep 1828
      Milton Oldham married Agnes M. Harris 3 Feb 1831 daughter of Samuel Harris & wife, Nancy Wilkerson (See Harris Record)
      Polly Ann Oldham, married Richard Dejarnett 15 Aug 1839 son of James Dejarnett & wife, Elizabeth Sims
      Richard B. Oldham, died in Platte County, Missouri, young and unmarried
      Louisa Oldham, married Richard M. Harris, son of Samuel Harris and wife Nancy Wilkerson (See Harris Record)
      Talitha Oldham married _ _ _ _Ellington. They went to Platte county Missouri
      Patsey Oldham married_ _ _ _ 9 Dec 1817. They went to Missouri in 1837 or 1838
      Elizabeth Oldham married Barnabas Harris in 1803, son of Christopher Harris and second wife, Agnes M'Cord ( See Harris and McCord records)
      Nancy Oldham married first, Overton Harris 18 Apr 1810 son of Christopher Harris and second wife Agnes M'Cord, married second, Anderson Chenault, being his second wife. . . . .
      Ursula Oldham married Hancock Jackson 8 Mar 1881
      Goodman Oldham married Miss _ _ _ Jackson
      Overton Oldham died young and unmarried in Platt County, Missouri
      Jesse Oldham, said to have married Miss _____Catton, and went to Munroe County, Missouri. but his name does not appear in the deed aforesaid. The deed does not name the children in the order of their births, nor does it distinguish thefee second wife, but the Original Volume shows which are the first wife's children and which are the second wife's children. In 1849 Richard M. Harris & Wife, Louisa (Oldham), Alpheus Ellington and wife, Talitha (Oldham ), part of the heirs of Richard Oldham & Overton Oldham, both deceased, conveyed to Nathaniel Oldham of Madison County, Kentucky two tracts of la nd in Madison county, Kentucky, 109 acres on Main Otter Creek another tract on Stony Run Branch of Otter Creek. And to Joel Karr 93 acres on Otter Creek; to John Burgin 119 acres on the Lost Fork of Otter Creek and to Wesley Parrish 109 acres on Otter Creek, and to Nathan Williams 217 acres on Otter Creek. November 2 1807. Richard "Ready Money" Oldham was appointed guardian to Goodman Oldham, Nancy Oldham and Patsey Oldham, children of said Richard Oldham. He gave bond with John Wilkerson his surety in the sum of $3600.

      Subject: [OLDHAM] Madison Co. Kentucky DB 7-134 ff - Oldham Heirs to Nathan Williams
      Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 23:44:57 EDT
      From: Hdanw@aol.com
      To: OLDHAM-L@rootsweb.com

      Dear Oldham and Madison County, Kentucky researchers--my photocopy of the film is blackened in areas and difficult to read. Will Harris-Hunters try to identify the Richard M. Harris below--his parentage?

      I recommend that you check, as time allows, either the original or the film. Take a deep breath before you read this. It is quite complex but contains a good deal of genealogical information.

      Caution: If you do not find these persons in the censuses or tax rolls of Madison County, Kentucky, please check the census indexes for Missouri. That is where the Ellingtons settled and some of the other Oldham heirs as well. Some of these heirs are from the first marriage of Richard " Ready Money" Oldham (d. June 1836), but most of them are from his second marriage to Patsy Reid, daughter of Alexander Reid, decd. The Patsy Oldham who is a signatory to this deed is the widow of Richard R/M Oldham, the former Patsy Reid. She is later found in the Missouri censuses--Platte Co. She obtained a Rev War widow's pension.

      Children of the first marriage of Richard *Ready-Money* Oldham to Ursala Duke Williams (the widow Peoples), which marriage took place in Caswell County, North Carolina, Oct 1786, are as follows, not in birth order: Nancy Chenault (the widow of Overton Harris, now remarried to Anderson Chenault) Ursala Jackson, wife of Hancock Jackson [he became governor of Missouri] Patsy Oldham, wife of Jesse Barnes Goodman Oldham [only son of first marriage], who is said to have been murdered in Missouri. Elizabeth, the widow Clark. (Her husband's given name is unknown.)

      Question: Can anyone identify Nathan Williams? Is he a brother of Joseph Williams, who settled in Madison County, Kentucky, migrating from Caswell County, North Carolina.

      Submitted by E.W.Wallace


      >From FHL film 183298 Madison County, Kentucky Deed Bk 7-134ff

      This Indenture made this 20 (?) September 1852 between Alpheus Ellington and Tillitha his wife, Alexander R. Oldham, Milton Oldham, Turner Barnes and Frances his wife, Patsy Oldham, James Wood and Sophia his wife, Richard B. Oldham, Richard M. Harris and Louisa his wife, Richard DeJarnett and Polly Ann his wife, Elizabeth Clark, Nancy Chenault, and Anderson Chenault her husband, Patsy Barnes wife of Jesse Barnes, Ursala Jackson and Hancock Jackson her husband and the unknown heirs of Goodman Oldham decd, heirs of Overton H Oldham decd, and the said Alpheus Ellington and Tillitha his wife some of the heirs of Richard Oldham decd of the first part by J. M. Shakelford Commissioner and Nathan Williams of the second part Witnesseth that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Five hundred dollars to them in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged and in accodance with the decrees?] rendered in the case now pending in the Madison County court of Jesse Frankl in [& c?] against Nathan Williams &c and the cross pleadings therein of Overton H Oldham [hrs?] against Richard Oldham's hrs. have and do by these presents as heirs of Overton H. Oldham decd and the said Ellington and wife as heirs of Richard Oldham decd grant bargain sell and convey unto the said Williams and his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in Madison County on the waters of Otter Creek and bounded and described in a deed of record in the Madison County [court?] clerks office from Richard Oldham's heirs to said Nathan Williams bearing date the 22d April 1839 except however out of the same some 8 or 10 acres lately in controversy between said Oldham's heirs N Willi ams and Saml Halley and which is deeded to said Nathan Williams by Nathl Oldham. To have and to hold said tract of land with all the appurtenances thereto belonging subject to the exceptions aforesaid unto him the said Nathan Williams and his heirs forever free from the claim of the parties of the first part. And said parties of the first part hereby warrant and defend their title to their interest conveyed as aforesaid in said Shakelford as commissioner aforesaid (who only acts as comr and is in no count to be made responsible) hereto set their hands and seals the date above . Alpheus Ellington Tillitha Ellington Alex R. Oldham Milton Oldham Turner Barnes Frances Barnes Patsy Oldham James Wood Sophia Woods Richard B. Oldham Richard M. Harris Louisa Harris Richd Dejarnett Polly Ann Dejarnett Elizabeth Clark Nancy Chenault Anderson Chenault Patsey Barnes Jesse Barnes Ursala Jackson Hancock Jackson & unknown heirs of Goodman Oldham decd Heirs of Overton H. Oldham decd and Alpheus Ellington & Tillitha Ellington heirs of Richard Oldham decd By J. M. Shakelford, Comr. Richd Dejarnett Polly Ann Dejarnett Elizabeth Clark Nancy Chenault Anderson Chenault Patsey Barnes Jesse Barnes Ursala Jackson Hancock Jackson

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      Dear Listers,
      Ira Harris asked recently about the marriage of one Goodman Oldham who married one Nancy Harris in Missouri.
      My surmise was this Goodman Oldham was a younger Goodman Oldham than the one who married in Madison Co., KY in 1808.
      This information from Bill and Kathy Vockery, MADISON COUNTY KENTUCKY MARRIAGE RECORDS, VOL I, 1786-1822:
      Oldham, Goodman & Reed, Fanny - 15 Aug 1808; bondsman Oldham, John; consent by Oldham, Richard-FG and GB; Nancy Numan, MB [no return date given by the Vockerys]
      (FG = father of groom)
      (GB = guardian of bride)
      (MB = mother of bride)

      In this instance, Richard *Ready-Money* Oldham had become guardian of the bride Fanny Reed, as he had earlier married her sister Patsy Reid [variant spellings of Reed or Reid].

      Among the deeds of either Madison Co. or an adjoining county [was it Fayette], R/M Oldham sued the stepfather and the remarried mother Mr. and Mrs. Newman (Nancy Numan above) because of mishandling of the estate of the deceased father of these Reid sisters, one Alexander Reid.
      Here is some information about Goodman Oldham's father's 2nd marriage.
      (Goodman's mother was the deceased Ursley or Ursala Duke Williams, the widow of Reuben Peoples, of Caswell Co.) The citation for the marriage is the same as
      given above.

      Oldham, Richard - Reed, Patsy, 24 Jan 1803 - Newman, John P., bondsman; consent Newman, John P. - GB return 26 Jan 1803

      (This is why we have to study all the associates of our ancestors. The relationships are complex--even without the modern-day divorces!!!)

      As stated in an earlier e-mail, Goodman Oldham's sister Nancy Oldham married Overton Harris, about 10 Apr 1810, in Madison Co. Christopher Harris, Overton's half brother, was bondsman. Richard Oldham, father of the bride, gave consent. (Vockery & Vockery, p. 37)

      E.W.Wallace

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      Richard Oldham served in the Revolutionary war, and the War of 1812. He was an officer of the Kentucky Militia from 1808 to 1821. He was First Lieutenant May 3, 1808 of the Seventh Infantry, Captain December 1, 1809, Major of the Seventeenth Infantry April 19, 1814. Honorably discharged June 15,1815, was of the Kentucky State Militia March 9,1819, honorably discharged June 1, 1821. He went from Viriginia to Caswell County, North Carolina. After the Revolutionary War, he went to Madison County KY, and settled on Otter Creek and the Rive adjacent to Boonesborough. His home was near that of Jesse Oldham, his father. Will probated 7/4/1836. Will dated 4/13/1825.

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    Person ID I3484  oldham
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2015 

    Father OLDHAM, Jesse,   b. 1733-1736, Prince William County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1814, Otter Creek, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother SIMPSON, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1740, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1813, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Family ID F982  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 REID, Patsey,   b. 9 Aug 1783, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1860, Platte County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1803  Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Polly Ann,   b. Abt 1803, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. OLDHAM, Alexander Reid,   b. Abt 1805, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. OLDHAM, Milton,   b. 27 Jan 1805, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1866, Plattsburg, Concord Twp., Clinton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. OLDHAM, Sophronia,   b. Abt 1807, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. OLDHAM, Frances,   b. Abt 1811, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873  (Age ~ 62 years)
     6. OLDHAM, Louisa,   b. Abt 1813, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. OLDHAM, Jesse,   b. Abt 1815, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. OLDHAM, Overton Harris,   b. 1820, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Platte County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. OLDHAM, Richard Braxton,   b. 23 Jul 1823, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1903, Freeman, Cass County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     10. OLDHAM, Talitha,   b. 17 Apr 1828, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1900, Hotchkiss, Delta County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F1470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 WILLIAMS, Ursley Duke,   b. 1 Aug 1764, Chowan County. North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1802, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1786  Caswell County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 8
    Oldham<br>
Richard and Ursley Duke Williams Peoples Oldham
    Oldham
    Richard and Ursley Duke Williams Peoples Oldham

    Marriage License
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1787,   d. Aft 1845, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     2. OLDHAM, Goodman,   b. 20 Sep 1789, Caswell County, North Carolina Or Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1835, Keytesville, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Nancy,   b. 27 Dec 1791, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1858, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. OLDHAM, Martha Patsey,   b. Abt 1800, Kentucky Or Cincinnati, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850  (Age ~ 51 years)
     5. OLDHAM, Ursula (Nuty) D.,   b. 15 Jul 1802, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1880, Amity Township, Yamill County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 May 1763 - Chowan County. North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Oct 1786 - Caswell County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jan 1803 - Madison County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1810 - Madison County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jun 1836 - Madison County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Jun 1836 - Nathaniel Oldham Cemetery, Stoney Run and Red, Madison County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Daughters of the Revolutionary War<br>
Grave Marker
    Daughters of the Revolutionary War
    Grave Marker

    Oldham<br>
Richard and Ursley Duke Williams Peoples Oldham
    Oldham
    Richard and Ursley Duke Williams Peoples Oldham

    Marriage License
    Oldham, Richard<br>
1763-1836
    Oldham, Richard
    1763-1836

    Revolutionary War Pension File

    Military Records
    DAR Centinniel Index<br>
1966<br>
Military Records
    DAR Centinniel Index
    1966
    Military Records

    Page 504

    Miscellaneous
    Fayette County, Kentucky Records
    Fayette County, Kentucky Records
    Volume 4
    Page 49

  • Sources 
    1. [S203] C.V. Jackson Research 1972, C. V. Jackson.

    2. [S2924] Revolutionary Pension File.

    3. [S300] Hazel R. Muskett.

    4. [S364] Histories and Genealogies of the Families of Miller, Woods, Harris, Wallace, Maupin, Oldham, Kavanaugh and Brown, Wm. Miller, (http://www.archive.org/details/historygenealogie00mill), 479 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S370] Will of Jesse Oldham, Will Book B, Pg 38, Madison Co Kentucky Will Book B, Pg 38, Madison Co Kentucky, 38 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S2986] Michael W. Brown.

    7. [S1809] Vital Records, Madison County, Kentucky.

    8. [S1063] Hope Coslett Pees.