Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, James

OLDHAM, James

Male 1837 - 1908  (70 years)

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  • Name OLDHAM, James 
    Born 23 Dec 1837  Fountaintown, Van Buren Twp., Shelby County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Van Buren Twp., Shelby County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1856  Harrison Twp., Mahaska County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Harrison, Mahaska, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Harrison Twp., Mahaska County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1885  Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 Feb 1908  Angus, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Buried 16 Feb 1908  Oxbow Cemetery, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Whited<br>  James and Charlotte Whited Oldham
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    James and Charlotte Whited Oldham

    Headstone
    Notes 
    • Betty Randall Notes: Moved from Shelby Co Indiana to Eddyville, Iowa. Later purchased land in Nebraska about 1875. Sold land to his father Aaron Oldham.

      HISTORY OF NEBRASKA - NUCKOLLS COUNTY author unknown

      "James Oldham was born in Shelby County, Indiana, in December, 1837 and is the fourth child born to Aaron and Mary A. (Conner) Oldham, natives of Tennessee and Kentucky, respectively. The father was reared to manhood in his native state and upon attaining his majority, he left his home and moved to Indiana, there engaged in agricultural pursuits, and died in 1877, in his sixtieth year, the mother having previously died in 1872. They were the parents of twelve children, seven of whom grew to maturity and only three of whom are now living. The survivors are Margaret (wife of James Littrel, of this county), George (of Liberty Precinct) and James (the subject of this sketch).

      James Oldham spent his boyhood and early youth in nis native State, in the common schools of which he obtained his education, and at the age of sixteen years came with his parents to Iowa. Here he farmed during the summer and in the winter worked in the coal mines, following these occupations for about 10 years.

      When he was twenty-three years of age he commenced life on his own responsibility, selecting farming as his occupation, which calling he has followed ever since. In the fall of 1879 he came to this county, and purchased eighty acres of unimproved land, on which was a very poor house, for which he paid $900.00. To this he has since added 100 acres more, making him an excellent farm of 240 acres of good land, all of which is improved, with a neat and commodious dwelling, good barns and out-buildings, fences, etc.

      As a fruit-raiser Mr. Oldham has achieved a great success, having one of the largest and finest orchards in the county. One has but to look at his fine growing meadows to see that tame grasses of all kinds can be raised in this grand young State.

      In 1850 he wedded Miss Charlotte Whited, daughter of Carson and Abigail (Bollibough) Whited, and by this union became the father of nine children, five of whom are living; Cora A. (now the wife of John Furnish, a farmer of this county), Rosina (the wife of William Norwood, also a farmer of this county), Jennie D., Alpha and Pearl, all at home. The children who died were aged, respectively, four, two and four years, and Robert died when he was sixteen years of age.

      As Mr. Oldham is now beginning to feel the advances of years, he has retired from the active supervision of his farm, the work being carred on by his nephew, A. V. Oldham, son of George Oldham, of this county and a very energetic and capable young man.

      Both Mr. and Mrs. Oldham are members of the Christian Church, and are honored and esteemed by all with whom they come in contact. Mr. Oldham is a Republican."

      1850 Federal Census, Van Buren Twp., Shelby County, Indiana, USA Page 2
      Aaron Oldham 38
      Mary A Oldham 38
      Margret Oldham 18
      George Oldham 16
      Levi Oldham 14
      James Oldham 12
      Robert Oldham 9
      Mahala Oldham 2
      Nancy Oldham 0

      1860 Federal Census, Harrison Twp., Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
      Aaron Oldham 47
      Mary Am Oldham 47
      James Oldham 22
      Robert Oldham 18
      Mahala Oldham 12
      Francis M Oldham 6
    Person ID I4837  oldham
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2014 

    Father OLDHAM, Elder Aaron,   b. 17 Jul 1812, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1877, Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother CONNER, Mary Ann,   b. 5 Nov 1812, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1872, Eddyville, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Family ID F2160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WHITED, Charlotte,   b. 2 Apr 1838, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1919, Angus, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1860  Mahaska County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Cora Ann Ginora,   b. 27 Nov 1861, Eddyville, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1932  (Age 70 years)
     2. OLDHAM, Rosinea Rice Sina,   b. 8 Oct 1863, Eddyville, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1941, Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Jennie Delphia,   b. 21 Oct 1865, Eddyville, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1958, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     4. OLDHAM, Frank L.,   b. 13 Sep 1867, Eddyville, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1871, Eddyville, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     5. OLDHAM, Robert C.,   b. 25 Mar 1871, Eddyville, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1887, Angus, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     6. OLDHAM, Mary E.,   b. 25 Jul 1873, Eddyville, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1877, Angus, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     7. OLDHAM, Florence J.,   b. 17 Jul 1875, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1877, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     8. OLDHAM, Alpha Nevada,   b. 23 Apr 1878, Oxbow, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1937, Angus, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     9. OLDHAM, Pearl Adell,   b. 9 Apr 1881, Oxbow, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1964, Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Photos 3 Photos
    Documents
    Whited<br>
James and Charlotte Whited Oldham
    Whited
    James and Charlotte Whited Oldham

    Home where Noah and Jennie were married 24 Sept 1890

    Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F2166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Dec 1837 - Fountaintown, Van Buren Twp., Shelby County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Van Buren Twp., Shelby County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Iowa State Census - 1856 - Harrison Twp., Mahaska County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1860 - Harrison, Mahaska, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Sep 1860 - Mahaska County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1870 - Harrison Twp., Mahaska County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Nebraska State Census - 1885 - Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Feb 1908 - Angus, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Feb 1908 - Oxbow Cemetery, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos 3 Photos

    Documents 2 Documents

  • Sources 
    1. [S1045] Betty Randall, (Research notes Hope, Indiana).

    2. [S1318] History of Nebraska, Nuckolls Co., Unknown Copy of pages sent by Shirley Watmore - who received from Jane Filbert, 781 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S2633] Shirley Watmore, Watmore@csn.net.

    4. [S3115] Mary Jo Yancy.

    5. [S1020] Indiana Marriage Index, Early Marriage Records, Ruth Slevin, (Indiana State Library).

    6. [S933] Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934.
      reference number: vol 3 p 69
      film number: 985381
      digital folder number: 004309796
      image number: 511