Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, James England

Male 1820 - 1864  (43 years)


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  • Name OLDHAM, James England 
    Born 22 Jun 1820  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Bono Twp. Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1850 
    Mechanic 
    Census 1860  Bono Twp. Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Will 9 Apr 1864  Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999 
    • Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999

      James E. Oldham's Will & Proofs

      In the name of God Amen:

      I James E. Oldham of the county of Lawrence and State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain, publish, and declare this to be my last will and Testament. Revoking all others heretofore by me made.

      That is to say that after my funeral expenses shall be paid and all my just and honest debts are paid then I will and bequeath to my wife Elisa J. Oldham all my credits and effects so long as she shall remain my widow.

      Likewise I make constitute and appoint my said wife Elisa J. Oldham to be executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

      In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affix my seal the 9th day of April 1864.

      James E. Oldham (SEAL)

      Witnesseth
      Jonathon Turley
      Robert McIntire
      Martin D. Miller
      James Saffney

    Indiana<br>
Will Index
    Indiana
    Will Index

    Page 371
    Oldham, James England
    Oldham, James England
    Will
    Died 17 Apr 1864  Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried 18 Apr 1864  Lawrenceport Cemetery, Bono Twp., Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Probate 10 May 1864  Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Patsey Oldham thinks family was from the Muhlenberg Kentucky or Dale Hollow, Tennessee area. She is going to Dale Hollow to visit Oldham cousin. Will look for more information.

      LDS gives birth as 1817, Cemetery as 1820

      Family bible was at one time in possession of J. W. Johnson, 1421 Utah Ave S. E., Huron, South Dakota

      The Bedford Independent
      Wednesday, March 28, 1860
      The Independent is published every Wednesday by C. G. BERRY & Son.

      (For the Independent.)

      Old Settlers. -- No. IV. APRIL ELECTION.

      The State of Indiana to James R. GLOVER, Sheriff of Lawrence County, Indiana. It is hereby certified that the following officers are to be elected at the ensuing April election, to-wit:

      One Justice of Peace for Shawswick Township, in place of Jesse A. JOHNSON, elected and failed to qualify.

      One Justice of the Peace in Indian Creek Township, in place of David NOON, dec'd.

      One Justice of the Peace of Bono Township, in place of James E. OLDHAM, whose term of office expires May 27, 1860.

      One Township Trustee for each civil township in said county.

      One Constable for each Justice of the Peace in said county.

      One Supervisor of Roads in each road district in said county.

      You are thererfore directed to give legal notice of said election.

      Witness George A. THORNTON, Clerk, and the seal of the Lawrence Circuit Court, at Bedford, this 3d day of March, 1860. (SEAL)

      George A. THORNTON, Clerk, By C. T. WOOLFOLK, D. C. A true copy. Attest: Jas. R. GLOVER, S. L. C.

      NOTICE.

      The qualified voters of said county are therefore notified that elections will be held at the usual places of holding elections therein on the 1st Monday in April, 1860, for the purpose of electing said officers.

      James R. GLOVER, Sheriff L. C. March 5, 1860.


      Bedford Star August 21, 1875

      LOCAL HASH

      Watermelons are selling now for five cents and they are not cheap at that-
      ---Howe's great London circus will pass through here the 29th of this month to Salem--
      --The owl can now be heard at night--
      --A little child of John BRIGHT's died last Friday--
      --Patrick MCMAHON lost another child one day last week, the second he has lost this summer--
      --Mr. LOGAN, of Heltonville, dug over fifty bushels of good potatoes on a piece of ground thrity-four feet wide and 90 feet long--
      --The largest vineyard in this county is owened(sp) by Mr. GOSLIN, near Tunnelton--
      --W. P. MALOTT lost his pocket book and offers a liberal reward for it--
      --Terrell GABBARD was bitten on the left arm by Henry BATMAN'S dog, from which he is suffering great pain--
      --Peter RICHARDS had his ankle badly injured last week by a barrel of tallow falling on it--
      --Two women and three girls passed through here last Tuesday a foot on their way to Jackson county--
      --There will be a Granger picnic held on Saturday Sept. 11th, on the farm of Lewis J. BAKER
      --Davis HARRISON and Hon. Frank WILSON went to Bloomfield this week to see the contractors about the building of our road
      --Directors of the B. S. O. & B. R. R. will meet at VORIS & DUNN's office Bedford on the 24th of August to locate the road--Judge HUGHES made a speech at the Old Settler's meeting--
      --For want of space we omit the proceedings of the Old Settler's meeting--
      --Willis FISH had his ankle sprained playing baseball--
      --Horses and mules are lower in price than ever before for thirty years--
      --Mitchell Graded School commences the 13th of September--
      --The Bedford Graded School will open the 20th of September--
      --Mrs. OLDHAM died Tuesday night--
      --The price of cattle has declined 50 per cent in this market--
      --Eld. QUILLEN has been holding a series of meetings at the SKEEN's school house--
      --The clerk received the Acts of the Legislature on the 11th inst.----Miss KEELER left Monday for her home in Ohio from which she will start for Asam--
      --Only one poor fellow has taken out marriage license this month--
      --The Brown county gold excitement still keeps up--
      --The farmers in the western part of this county have lost so much wheat that they club together to make a "stand" for the thrashing machine--
      --Three car loads of stock passed south this week--
      --The Old Settler's meeting was a grand success, about 400 persons attended it Sunday and nearly as many the day before--
      --Burglars visited the city of Owensburg on last Saturday night and went through every store in that place--
      --Prof. Eli EDWARDS, of Mitchell, spent one day this week teaching in the Normal School of this place.

      Typed and donated by Diana Flynn.

      Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999

      James E. Oldham's Will & Proofs

      In the name of God Amen:

      I James E. Oldham of the county of Lawrence and State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore make, ordain, publish, and declare this to be my last will and Testament. Revoking all others heretofore by me made.

      That is to say that after my funeral expenses shall be paid and all my just and honest debts are paid then I will and bequeath to my wife Elisa J. Oldham all my credits and effects so long as she shall remain my widow.

      Likewise I make constitute and appoint my said wife Elisa J. Oldham to be executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

      In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affix my seal the 9th day of April 1864.

      James E. Oldham (SEAL)

      Witnesseth
      Jonathon Turley
      Robert McIntire
      Martin D. Miller
      James Saffney


      1850 Federal Census, Bono Twp., Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Page 15
      Oldham James E 30
      Oldham Eliza J 26
      Oldham George R 7
      Oldham Charles W 5
      Oldham Esther A 3
      Oldham Robert S 1
      Oldham Eliza 0
      Connelly Mary 13
      Miller Wm. H 18

      1850 Census, also living with this family were Mary Connelly age 13 born Indiana Wm. H. Miller age 18 farmer born Indiana


      1860 Federal Census, Bono Twp., Lawrence County, Indiana, USA
      James Oldham 40
      Elija Oldham 36
      G R Oldham 17
      Charles Oldham 15
      Easter Oldham 13
      Robert Oldham 11
      John Oldham 9
      Thos Oldham 7
      Henry Oldham 5
      Joseph Oldham 3
      James Oldham 11.12

      1860 Census shows he was born in Pennsylvania and was a mechanic

    Person ID I5097  oldham
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2015 

    Father OLDHAM, Thomas,   b. 2 May 1788, York County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1855, Lawrence Or Orange County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother LOUCH\LEUSCH, Ann Elizabeth,   b. 15 Feb 1789, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1841, Lawrence Or Orange County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Family ID F1581  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family STEWART, Eliza J.,   b. 22 Sep 1823, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1899, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1842  Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    • Married by Bishop Roberts, the day he left for the west, via New Albany and river boats to Fort Smith, Arkansas; "so they could take care of Aunt Betsey if anything happened to him on this long trip." The Bishop actually died at home, March 26, 1843.
    Lawrence County, Indiana
    Lawrence County, Indiana
    Marriage Records

    WPA Index

    Page 197
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, George Roberts,   b. 28 Nov 1842, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1863, Milliken's Bend, Madison Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     2. OLDHAM, Charles William,   b. 27 Nov 1844, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1897, Orleans Twp., Orange County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Esther Ann,   b. 23 Sep 1846, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1878, Orange County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     4. OLDHAM, Robert Stewart,   b. 12 Nov 1848, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1868, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     5. OLDHAM, Eliza,   b. 17 Apr 1850, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. OLDHAM, John Lindsay or Peter Pete,   b. 11 Sep 1852, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1888, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     7. OLDHAM, Thomas,   b. 19 Feb 1854, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1903, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     8. OLDHAM, Henry Clay,   b. 29 Sep 1855, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1893, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     9. OLDHAM, Joseph Norman,   b. 4 Apr 1857, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1916  (Age 59 years)
     10. OLDHAM, James,   b. 22 Jul 1859, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1939, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     11. OLDHAM, Mary Ann,   b. 25 Feb 1861, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1925, Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F2292  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jun 1820 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Feb 1842 - Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Bono Twp. Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1860 - Bono Twp. Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999 - 9 Apr 1864 - Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Apr 1864 - Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Apr 1864 - Lawrenceport Cemetery, Bono Twp., Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 10 May 1864 - Lawrence County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Lawrence County, Indiana
    Lawrence County, Indiana
    Marriage Records

    WPA Index

    Page 197

    Bible Records
    Oldham, James England<br>
1820-1864
    Oldham, James England
    1820-1864

    Family Bible

  • Sources 
    1. [S1325] Family Bible of Thomas Oldham, (printed & published by M. Carey, 122 Market St., Philladelphia - 1813 Original was in possession of Gene Oldham, 1836 Lowell, K. Falls, 22866 and Mrs. Charles K. Wells, 209 Hillside, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601).

    2. [S1680] Cemetery Records.

    3. [S2848] LDS Film #9012104 - 47.

    4. [S1582] 1860 Federal Census, Bono Twp., Lawrence County, Indiana, Page 47, household 313/312 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S3307] Bible Transcription.

    6. [S583] Wills, Lawrence County, Indiana, Will Book A pg 225 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S853] Lawrence County, Indiana Cemetery Records.

    8. [S2051] Marriage Records, Lawrence County, Indiana.

    9. [S57] LDS, Film# 5001530 - 47 (Reliability: 3).