Oldham Family History

OLDHAM,  George Washington

OLDHAM, George Washington

Male 1840 - 1914  (73 years)

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  • Name OLDHAM, George Washington 
    Born 9 Jun 1840  Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military 1861-1864  Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1900  Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 13 Nov 1900-1 Jan 1905  Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sheriff 
    Census 1910  Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 Jan 1914  Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Oldham, George Washington<br>
1840-1914
    Oldham, George Washington
    1840-1914

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    Oldham, George Washington<br>
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    Oldham, George Washington
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    Buried 15 Jan 1914  Union Cemetery, Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Oldham, George Washington<Br>  1840-1914
    Oldham, George Washington
    1840-1914

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    Oldham, George Washington<br>  1840-1914
    Oldham, George Washington
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    Oldham, George Washington<Br>  1840-1914
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    • History of Fayette County, Indiana, Barrows, Frederick (1917)-
      George W. was born on his father's (Elder Stephen Oldham) farm in Fayette County. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted for service in the Union Army as a private, Company A, 124th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry and served with that command for nearly three years, serving in the armies of General Thomas and General Sherman. Upon the conclusion of his military service he returned to the home farm and was there engaged in farming until a year after his wife's death in 1874, when he moved to another part of Jennings township, about three and one-half miles east of Connersville, where he continued farming for years. In 1900 George W. was elected sheriff of Fayette county, as the nominee of the Republican party, carrying every ward and township in the county and served in that capacity for four years, at the end of which time he returned to the farm and there spent the rest of his life, his death occurring in January 1914. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, in the local congregation of which he was one of the leading workers, and was a member of the loc al post of the Grand Army of the Republic, the local lodges of the Knights of Pythias and of the Red Men, and a member of the Patriotic Sons of America, in the affairs of all of which organizations he took a warm interest.

      George W. was married twice. In the summer of 1857 he married Emeline Mullen, a member of one of the pioneer families of Fayette county, and to that union eight children were born, one of whom died in infancy and seven of whom grew to ma.s. died in 1900 and Jesse K. died in January 1917. After the death of Emeline, George W. married Sarah Elizabeth Ferguson, who died January 1907, she having preceded her husband to the grave. The second union was without issue.



      A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer. Copyright. 1908
      "The 124th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry was organized at Richmond, Terre Haute and Indianapolis Indiana Nov 1863 to March 1864. Mustered in Mar 10, 1864. Left State for Louisville, Kentucky, March 19; thence moved to Nashville, Tennesse
      e. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to June 1864; 4th Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August 1864; 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army corps, to December, 1864; 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of North Carolina to August, 1865. SERVICE: March to Charleston, Tennessee, April 5-24. Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Dalton, Georgia, May 8-1 3. Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resca May 14-15. Movements on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-Jun 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain Jun 10-Jul 2. Lost Mountain Jun 15-17. Muddy Creek Jun 17. Noyes Creek June 19, Assault on Kenesaw Jun 17 Nickajack Creek July 2-5; Chattahoochie River July 5-17; Siege of Atlanta July 22-Aug 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Near Rough and Ready August 31. Lovejoy Station Sept 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama Sep 2 9-Nov 3. Nashville Campaign Nov-Dec. In front of Nashville Dec 15-16. Pu rsuit of Hood to Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tennessee till Jan 15, 1865. Movement to Washington DC; thence to Morehead City, Nor th Carolina, Jan 15-Feb 24. Campaign of the Carolinas Mar 1 - Apr 26. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro Mar 1-21. Battle of Wise's Fork March 8-10. Kinston Mary 14. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 16. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte, North Carolina till August. Mustered out August 31, 1865.

      Regiment lost during service 2 Officers, and 24 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 128 enlisted men by disease. Total 155" Enlistment Record George W. Oldham (First_Last) Regiment Name 124 Indiana Infantry. Side Union Company A Soldier's Rank_In Pvt. Soldier's Rank_Out Sgt. Alternate Name Notes Film Number M540 roll 57

      Tin type of Charles Fremont Oldham, which was carried through the Civil War is in the possession of Robert F. Oldham

      1900 census Others in household Minnie Wampole age 15 servant Curtis VanBlairscum age 22 Servant

      Connersville (Fayette County, Indiana) Evning News January 14, 1914

      CALL SOUNDED FOR GEORGE W. OLDHAM
      Ex-Sheriff and Veteran Succombs to Long Illness
      BORN IN THE COUNTY
      And Had Laways Lived Here Saving Two Years in Which He Fought For His Country - Was A Rugged Character
      --------------- George Washington Oldham, ex-Sheriff, ex-soldier and widely known citizen is death at his home near Lyons Station. He had been failing since last September, when an attack of asthma, coupled with some disorder of the heart appeared. He had not been well since that attack, but was better and worse by turns, gradually declining, however, and losing much of that abundant vitality which was once a characteristic. Last Friday a sudden change for the worse occurred, and since then there has been very little hope of his mending. Mr. Oldham was born not far from the place of his death, on June ninth, 1840. Thus he was 73 his last birthday. He was a farmer by occupation, but gave much thought to broader considerations, too, for he was trustee of Jennings township two successive terms, and was for two terms, 1900 to 1904, the Sheriff of Fayette county. Subsequently he had helped materially with the appraisement of real estate in his township.

      Earlier, in November, 1863 he enlisted in the cause of his country, and for two years served it, being made sergeant early in his army career. He was with the Army of the Ohio, and there amid much hard fighting, won the reputation of a verye,nd a comrade of the best. His public service in his native county was characterized by rigid honest vigor and efficiency, and the same aqualities found their reflection in his successful management of his own affairs.

      In 1857, Mr Oldham was married to Miss Emmeline Mullen, of near Everton. Eight children were born to them, and six are living. The surviving are Charles F. Oldham, Jesse, Emmett and Mrs. Gertha Riggs of this county, William of Cambridge City and Mrs. Melbourne of Louisville, Kentucky. The wife and mother was called away in the summer of 1874. A little more than ten years later the decesaed was married to Miss Sarah Ferguson, of Lyons Station neighborhood. She was removed by death in January 1907. Besides the children he leaves ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren and other relatives. As to his friends, their number passes calculation. George W. Oldham was in many respects a remarkable man. He was remarkable for his physical power, which was like that of two or three; remarkable for his determination, for his bluntness of speech and his adherence to his conceptions of right. Nor was he less remarkable for an almost childlike warmth and tenderness of heart. In all his character was one to fix itself in the mind of everyone who knew him and to grown into a sure and steadfast place therein. His life was useful in a large sense, and was blessed with its ample share of true, whole-hearted enjoyments.

      Thoughout his illness he was surrounded by children and grandchildren, who cared for him with a beautiful tenderness and whose ministrations wer the balm of the twilight of his life. He was ready to go; approached the end with characteristic calmness and went to his rest as he was wont to go to sleep. For years the deceased had been amember of the Regular Baptist church. The final services will be held on Friday morning, the cortege leaving the house at ten o'clock and moving to the New Bethel Baptist church. Elder C. W. Radcliffe will have charge of the services and interment will be made in the Union cemetery at Lyons Station.

      1850 Federal Census, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana REEL NO: 144 PAGE NO: 224B REFERENCE: 13th August 1850; John H. Eyestone, Ass't Marshal; MF# 448
      William Oldham 35
      Mary Ann Oldham 31
      George Oldham 10
      Louisa E Oldham 6
      David Oldham 5
      Rebecca J Oldham 3
      Louis Oldham 1

      1860 Federal Census, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA
      Glee Oldham 20
      Emaline Oldham 20
      Fremont Oldham 1
    Person ID I501   oldham
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2016 

    DNA Tests  Y-DNA-12345 OLDHAM, Robert Forsythe (9 Sep 2013)

    Father OLDHAM, William (Bob. Y),   b. 15 Jun 1814, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1851, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother JOHNSON, Mary Ann,   b. 17 Mar 1818, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1875, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Family ID F285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 OLDHAM, George Washington,   b. 9 Jun 1840, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1914, Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1857  Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Unknown,   b. Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. OLDHAM, Charles Freemont,   b. 23 Aug 1858, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1922, Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Mary Isabelle Mollie,   b. 6 Oct 1861, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1924, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. OLDHAM, William,   b. Jan 1862, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1938, Cass County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     5. OLDHAM, Sylvester A. Vess,   b. 11 Apr 1867, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1900, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     6. OLDHAM, Jesse Kirkpatrick,   b. 11 Apr 1867, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     7. OLDHAM, George Emmett,   b. 3 Mar 1870, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1934, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     8. OLDHAM, Gerthia J.,   b. 1873, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
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    Family Reunion
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    Family Portrait

    Top, L-R, William Oldham, George Emmett Oldham, Jesse Kirkpatrick Oldham & twin, Sylvester Oldham, Charles Freemont Oldham Front, L-R, Gurtha J. (Gerthie) Oldham Riggs, Sarah Ferguson Oldham, George Washington Oldham, Mary Isabelle Mollie Oldham Melbourne
    Oldham, George W.
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    Documents
    Indiana, Early Marriages of Fayette County
    Indiana, Early Marriages of Fayette County
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F89  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 OLDHAM, George Washington,   b. 9 Jun 1840, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1914, Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1883  Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Son,   b. Abt 1885, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jun 1840 - Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Nov 1857 - Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1860 - Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Civil War - 1861-1864 - Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1880 - Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Nov 1883 - Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1900 - Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sheriff - 13 Nov 1900-1 Jan 1905 - Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1910 - Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jan 1914 - Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 Jan 1914 - Union Cemetery, Lyonsville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Oldham, George Washington
    Oldham, George Washington
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    Family Portrait

    Top, L-R, William Oldham, George Emmett Oldham, Jesse Kirkpatrick Oldham & twin, Sylvester Oldham, Charles Freemont Oldham Front, L-R, Gurtha J. (Gerthie) Oldham Riggs, Sarah Ferguson Oldham, George Washington Oldham, Mary Isabelle Mollie Oldham Melbourne
    Oldham<br>  Charles Freemont and George Emmett with Emaline Mullen Oldham
    Oldham
    Charles Freemont and George Emmett with Emaline Mullen Oldham

    Typical Oldham's in their new car!
    Oldham<br>  George Washington and Lura Oldham
    Oldham
    George Washington and Lura Oldham

    Grandfather and Granddaughter
    Oldham, George W.
    Oldham, George W.
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    Documents
    Union Cemetery
    Union Cemetery
    WPA Index

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    Miscellaneous
    Springersville Church
    Springersville Church

  • Sources 
    1. [S1873] History of Fayette County, Indiana; Her People, Industries & Institutions, Frederic I. Barrows, (1915).

    2. [S2497] 1900 Federal Census, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana.

    3. [S2784] Headstone.

    4. [S1458] 1860 Federal Census, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, Page 42, Household 300/300 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1252] 1880 Federal Census, Jennings Twp., Fayette County, Indiana, Page 99D (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1680] Cemetery Records.

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

    8. [S1592] Marriage Records, Fayette County, Indiana, Pat Wadle and Phillip Junkins, (Transcribed 1985), Bk F pg 391 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1592] Marriage Records, Fayette County, Indiana, Pat Wadle and Phillip Junkins, (Transcribed 1985).