Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, James Davis

OLDHAM, James Davis

Male 1811 - 1890  (79 years)

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  • Name OLDHAM, James Davis 
    Born 26 Jan 1811  Shelby County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Shauswick Twp., Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1870  Gallatin, Clay County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 Feb 1890  Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Little Shoals Cemetery, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • James D. Oldham was born in Shelby County, Kentucky January 26, 1811, to which county his father, James T. Oldham came when only about twenty years of age and where his said father was married to Maggie Davis in 1808. Maggie Davis was born and reared in Scott County, Kentucky and her father's family said to be the first family to settle in that county. The son, James D. Oldham, married November 14, 1836, Miss Annie Neill, daughter of Rodman Neill. Thirteen years thereafter James D. Oldham moved from Scott County, Kentucky to Lawrence County, Indiana, in 1849 and in 1860 moved there from to Clay County, Missouri (Wm Miller's Histories & Genealogies Addendum)

      mreafsadded this on 5 Feb 2009

      The Oldham Family - December 1996

      James Davis Oldham was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky in 1811 and was married to Ann Neale of Georgetown, Kentucky in 1818 (1836). They had 13 children of which Louella was among the youngest.

      Just prior to the Civil War, due to the eminent threat of war over slavery, James Davis Oldham and his wife, Ann Neale Oldham, sold all slaves and property in Kentucky and moved to Indiana because it was a free State, hoping to find a betoe their family. During the war the family was saddened and split by some of the brothers enlisting on the Union side and some on the southern side and brother fought against brother. In 1869 saddened by the northern feeling in Indiana and still having a southern feeling in their hearts they left for Missouri. Two of the children had married in Indiana, settling near Bedford and did not make the trip, two were killed in the Civil War.

      The trip from Indiana to Missouri was quite a hardship and most of the prized and cherished furniture was burned or lost to floods and a scarcity of fire wood due to so much rain while they were enroute.

      The family bought a large farm on what is now 96th Street in Kansas City, Missouri, but formerly was known as Wren Road. A large two story house was built and the family attended Mt. Oliviet Christian Church. James Davis Oldham loved finsght from Kentucky into Indiana and on to Missouri.

      Louelle Oldham married William Williams. She taught piano prior to her marriage. Three children were born to this union; namely, William Guy, who now resides in New York, James Jarrot, who married Sarah Long of Clay County, and is now mdn Bryant Gragg also of Clay County.

      1860 Federal Census Shawswick Twp Lawrence Co, Indiana pg 148
      James D Oldham 49
      Ann Oldham 41
      George Oldham 20
      William Oldham 17
      Baxter Oldham 15
      John Oldham 11
      Marry Oldham 9
      Ann Oldham 6
      Sarah Oldham 5
      Nevins Oldham 2
      Boeckenridge Oldham 5.12
      Sarelda Forley 20 Domestic bn IN
      Dan Long 33 Well Digger bn Ireland
      Jeramiah Long 28 bn Ireland

      1870 Federal Census, Gallatin, Clay County, Missouri, USA
      James Oldham 58
      Anna Oldham 50
      Baxter Oldham 25
      John Oldham 21
      Anna Oldham 16
      Sallie Oldham 14
      Nevin Oldham 12
      Nathaniel Oldham 10
      Luella Oldham 8
      Henry Oldham 5

    Person ID I5091  oldham
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2015 

    Father OLDHAM, James Tapley,   b. 1772, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Scott County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother DAVIS, Peggy Maggie,   b. 1782, Scott County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876, Scott County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Family ID F2289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 NEILL, Annie,   b. 4 Nov 1819, Georgetown, Harlan County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1877, Clay County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1836  Scott County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Lee O.,   b. Yes, date unknown
     2. OLDHAM, George T.,   b. 2 Dec 1839, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1917, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. OLDHAM, William Thomas,   b. 1843, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, Tyron, Texas County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     4. OLDHAM, Baxter Richard,   b. 1845, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1894, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     5. OLDHAM, John Milton,   b. 20 Dec 1848, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1923, Gallatin, Clay County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. OLDHAM, Mary M.,   b. 3 Sep 1850, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1930, Pleasant Run, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     7. OLDHAM, Ann,   b. 1854, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1927, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. OLDHAM, Sarah Frances,   b. 31 Dec 1855, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1952, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     9. OLDHAM, Nevin Younger,   b. 3 Jul 1858, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1950, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     10. OLDHAM, Breckenridge,   b. 1860, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. OLDHAM, Nathaniel Russell,   b. 29 Feb 1860, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1930, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     12. OLDHAM, Luella,   b. 20 Apr 1862, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1944, Clay County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     13. OLDHAM, Henry Hopkins,   b. 5 Jul 1864, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1939, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     14. OLDHAM, August,   b. 1865, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     15. OLDHAM, Callie,   b. 1866, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F2287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 GROOM, Margaret Emilene,   b. 22 Oct 1844, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1913, Kearney, Clay County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1887  Clay County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F2288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jan 1811 - Shelby County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Nov 1836 - Scott County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1860 - Shauswick Twp., Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1870 - Gallatin, Clay County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Apr 1887 - Clay County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Feb 1890 - Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Little Shoals Cemetery, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3034] 1860 Federal Census, Shauswick Twp, Lawrence County, Indiana.

    2. [S3034] 1860 Federal Census, Shauswick Twp, Lawrence County, Indiana, Page 119, household 818/818 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S543] Jack J. Hill.