Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, Andrew Allen Jackson

Male 1852 - 1930  (78 years)


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  • Name OLDHAM, Andrew Allen Jackson 
    Born 1852  Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Wea, Lykins County, Kansas Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Ward 3, Bossier County, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Roane, Lafayette County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Dec 1930  Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Andrew J. Oldham
      Pam Wilson
      Posted: 15 Feb 2013 9:10PM GMT
      Surnames: Oldham, Evans, Benefield

      I am looking for any relatives of Andrew Allen Jackson Oldham. He was born in Missouri about 1852. He also lived in Indian Territory Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. He was married to Louisa Evans of Tennessee. They had five children. Bessie, Rosie, Lucy, Andy Willie "Bud", and James "Jim" were their names. His daughter Lucy Oldham was my grandmother. She was married to Alwin Melzin Benefield, Sr. Andy Oldham died in Shreveport, Louisiana, on December 24, 1930. I have his death certificate. His wife, Louisa "Lucy" Evans Oldham also died in October 1930 in Shreveport, Louisiana. I have her death certificate as well. I even have his obituary. I have not been able to find hers. I have a lot of their census records and even a couple of addresses. I have found a lot of his records, but there are still some missing pieces. I would like to work together to find out more about him and his life. I have been doing genealogy research for several years. My email address is wilsonpkb@gmail.com. Please contact me so that we can share information.

      Thanks,
      Pam Benefield Wilson


      On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 11:16 AM,
      Pam Wilson wrote:
      Thank you! I do wonder who he was connected to. Would you mind telling me who he was connected to? There are several Andrew Jackson Oldhams.

      I have found numerous records that did not pertain to our Andrew Jackson Oldham. A couple were even a different race or married to a different woman. The funny thing that I have been dealing with is this. My Andrew Allen Jackson Oldham has listed what appears to be his in-laws as his parents on his death certificate. His wife who died the same year, does not list her parents even though they were still alive at that time. That is why I did the DNA test.

      Are you familiar with the DNA tests and how they work? I showed up as being related to Elizabeth Simpson and Ann Pepper at approximately the same generational level through several 4th cousins.

      The only family member that would fit would be Enoch Oldham which is Flemon's father. The DNA does seem to bear out the family connections that I suspected but could not completely corroborate through the paper trail.

      I have contacted family members in Missouri hoping to validate the research. They do not believe that our Andy is the son of Flemon. Femon's daughter Cassie died in 1962 and never mentioned Andy to family at all. She would have been Andy's younger sister. They sent me a copy of Cassie's dairy. They believe their Andy died at about 8 years of age and is buried on the family property in a grave with no dates and simply the words A. Oldham on it.

      The only record that I have connecting the two families is a census record in 1860 when the family moved to Kansas Territory for a time. Our Andy did say he was born in Missouri and did live in Kansas at a young age. Most of the information that our Andy gave regarding his early life does fit with their information. However I cannot verify any paper records definitely for Andy prior to 1888 when he married my great grandmother in Sebastian, Arkansas.

      Still the DNA does seem to verify my conclusion. I just want to make sure the information is correct to the best of my ability. I would have no doubts at all except for the death certificate of Andy. What do you think? I would be glad to share any documentation that you need. Thanks for your time.

      1860 Federal Census, Wea, Lykins County, Kansas, USA
      F B Oldham 32
      Evaline Oldham 30
      Edwin Oldham 9
      A Oldham 8
      Paschal Oldham 6
      Robert Oldham 3
      Wm Oldham 1
    Person ID I53426   oldham
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2013 

    DNA Tests  Y-DNA-309295 OLDHAM, John Samuel (2013)

    Father OLDHAM, Flemon Bentley,   b. 20 Apr 1828, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1899, Belton, Cass County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother WHITSETT, Evelena,   b. 29 Aug 1830, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1884, Belton, Cass County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Family ID F11036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family OLDHAM, Andrew Allen Jackson,   b. 1852, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1930, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1888  Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Evans<br>  Andrew Allen Jackson and Louisa Evans Oldham
    Evans
    Andrew Allen Jackson and Louisa Evans Oldham

    Marriage License
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Rosie Pearl,   b. Mar 1889, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. OLDHAM, Betsey Louise Bessie Lulu,   b. Apr 1892, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1983  (Age ~ 90 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Andrew William,   b. 4 Sep 1900, Cheyenne, Roger Mills, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1999, Mansfield, De Soto Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     4. OLDHAM, Lucy Mae,   b. 11 Jun 1903, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1971, Atlanta, Cass County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. OLDHAM, James E.
    Last Modified 2 May 2014 
    Family ID F19765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1852 - Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Apr 1888 - Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1910 - Ward 3, Bossier County, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1920 - Roane, Lafayette County, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Dec 1930 - Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Evans<br>  Andrew Allen Jackson and Louisa Evans Oldham
    Evans
    Andrew Allen Jackson and Louisa Evans Oldham

    Marriage License

  • Sources 
    1. [S627] Arkansas Marriages, 1779-1992.