Oldham Family History

OLDHAM, Archibald

Male 1825 - 1858  (32 years)


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  • Name OLDHAM, Archibald 
    Born 4 Oct 1825  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Jennings County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  Marion Twp., Decatur County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1850  Marion Twp., Decatur County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cooper 
    Will 9 May 1857  Ripley County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Page 230 
    Oldham, Archibald
    Oldham, Archibald
    Died 22 Feb 1858  Ripley County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Aft 22 Feb 1858  Union Flat Rock Cemetery, Jackson Twp., Ripley County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Unmarked Grave
      page 54 row 14 lot 1A
    Probate 2 Mar 1858  Ripley County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ripley County, Indiana Will Book B. pg 230
      Archibald Oldham will
      wife Elizabeth my two children William Henry OLDHAM and Andrew McGinny OLDHAM at their majority. written May 9, 1837
      Witnesses Matthew Oldham , George JUDD
      Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999
      Page 230-231
      Will of Archibald Oldham

      I Archibald Oldham of Ripley County and State of Indiana being of sound and disposing mind, and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs while I have strength and capacity so to do, make and publish this my last will and testament that is to say first I bequeath to my wife, Elizabeth Oldham after all my debts are paid all the balance of my personal property Secondly I give and bequeath all the rents and profits of all my Real Estate to her my said wife during the minority of my two children William Henry Oldham and Andrew McGinnly Oldham, and at their majority or when they become of age it is my wish that my said Real Estate should be divided among my surviving heirs as the law directs, and it is further my wish that my said wife should have the control and management of my aforesaid two children during their minority and lastly I appoint my brother McGinly Oldham as the Executor of this my last Will and testament.

      In witness whereof I hereto sit my hand and Seal at the Count aforesaid this 9th day of February 1857.

      Archibald Oldham (Seal)

      Signed and Sealed by said Archibald Oldham as and for his Last Will and testament in the presence of us who in presence and in the presence of each and at his request have hereunto subscribed, our names as witnesses

      Matthew Oldham
      George Judd


      This would have to be a different Archibald Oldham. The dates aren't right, if he was born in 1824 he could not have had a wife and children by 1837. All the other wills listed in Will Book B are from the late 1830s, so it isn't just a transcription error.

      Thanks for info on Archibald's will. Yes, they are mine. Archibald was a son of Absalom Oldham and was born Pennsylvania.. Was married #2 to Elizabeth Feather and apparently named a son after a brother, Andrew McGinty Oldham who went west and not heard from again. The witnesses : Matthew Oldham was a younger brother to Archibald and George Judd was (m) to a sister of Eli Asa Holcomb. Geo Judd later died as a result of wounds recd civil war. So they all tie into the picture. Thanks for the info.

      Jean Holcombe
      Los Angeles, California

      1850 Census - Decatur County, Indiana (Is this the same Archibald?)

      1840 United States Federal Census Jennings, Indiana
      Name: Absolam Clisham
      [Absolem Oldham]
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 3
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2 Matthew, John Wesley
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2 Mejimcy, Absalom G.
      Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 Absalom
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 Sarah Ann
      Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 Susannah
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 4
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 8
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
      Total Free White Persons: 10
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 10

      1850 Federal Census, Marion Twp., Decatur County, Indiana, USA Page 23
      Archibald Oldham 23
      Rebeca D Oldham 20
      Affram W Oldham 0
      Majimpsy Kelly 26
    Person ID I5535  oldham
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2015 

    Father OLDHAM, Absalom,   b. 27 Nov 1789, Cecil County, Maryland USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1866, Jackson Twp., Ripley County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother TUCKER, Sarah A.G.,   b. 23 Dec 1794, Allegheny County (Now Beaver County), Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1832, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Family ID F2344  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 BLACKSTON, Rebecca D. Blanton,   b. 1830, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1853, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1849  Ripley County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Ephraim W.,   b. 1850, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. OLDHAM, Andrew McGinty,   b. Bef 1853, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F2591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 FEATHER, Elizabeth,   b. 1835, Jennings County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 21 Mar 1853  Jennings County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, William Henry,   b. 1853, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. OLDHAM, Majemsky Kelly,   b. 1855, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. OLDHAM, Elizabeth,   b. 1858, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F2592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Oct 1825 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1840 - Jennings County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Feb 1849 - Ripley County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1850 - Marion Twp., Decatur County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cooper - 1850 - Marion Twp., Decatur County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Mar 1853 - Jennings County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Page 230 - 9 May 1857 - Ripley County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Feb 1858 - Ripley County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 22 Feb 1858 - Union Flat Rock Cemetery, Jackson Twp., Ripley County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 2 Mar 1858 - Ripley County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2539] Elaine K. Ballhagen, (ekball@attglobal.net).

    2. [S2974] Ripley County Will Book B pg 230.

    3. [S1128] Cemetery Records, Flat Rock Cemetery, Ripley County, Indiana, (http://www.rootsweb.com/~inripchs/flatrock.html).

    4. [S1483] Early Indiana Marriage Records.

    5. [S2094] Marriage Records, Jennings County, Indiana.

    6. [S2104] Wilma J. Holcombe.