Oldham Family History

HOLLINGSHEAD,  Thomas

HOLLINGSHEAD, Thomas

Male 1823 - 1848  (24 years)

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  • Name HOLLINGSHEAD, Thomas 
    Born 22 Oct 1823 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jan 1848  Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 27 Jan 1848  Little Blue River Cemetery, Center Township, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Probate Aug 1848  Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hollingshead, Thomas
    Hollingshead, Thomas
    Rush County, Indiana

    Probate file petitioned by James Oldham Jr.
    Hollingshead, Thomas
    Hollingshead, Thomas
    Rush County Probate

    Book 5, Page 321

    Transfer of land to James Oldham Jr.
    Notes 
    • Rush County, Indiana Probate Book #7, pg 119 (1849-1851) Jabez Reeves appointed administrator Feb 1848 of the estate of Thomas Hollingshead dec who died Jan 25, 1848. The widow, Leah Relinquishes her right as adminx. Daniel Gorman and John Kirkpatrick were appraisers of the personnal property. James Oldham is listed as guardian of the minor heirs, Thomas's heirs were: Mary 6, Delana 4. The real estate was sold to James Oldham, Jr. Aug 1849.

      Subject Re Thomas Hollingshead & Leah Oldham
      Date Sun, 23 Jul 2000 18:09:06 -0600
      From Alison Watson Ewing
      To joldham@indy.net

      Hi, Jan,
      We also have the probate records for the estate of Thomas Hollingshead. I made copies of pages 119 to 132 while in Salt Lake City. Some of what I note in it matches yours, some I question--hopefully you have the probate records &s


      At 08:00 AM 07/23/2000 -0500, you wrote:

      Well, I've got this info from the probate records of Rush County Rush County, IN Probate Book #7, pg 119 (1849-1851) Jabez Reeves appointed administrator Feb 1848 of the estate of Thomas Hollingshead dec, who died Jan 25, 1848--matches-
      -p119

      The widow, Leah Relinquishes her right as adminx--matches--page 124

      Daniel Gorman and John Kirkpatrick were appraisers of the personnal property--p121--I read the 2nd appraiser to be John Hollingshead

      James Oldham is listed as guardian of the minor heirs--p123--James Oldham is noted as receiving 238.25 as the guardian of the minor heirs of Thomas. Later on, p127, their guardian, ad litem is noted as Asobel W. Hubbard. So, it would seem they had 2 guardians.

      Thomas's heirs were: Mary 6, Delana 4. Twice it is mentioned who the minor heirs of Thomas are. On page 124, it says "Mary Hollingshead, ages 6 years, Delana Hollingshead, aged 4 years, who, as your Petitioner believes, are all the children and legal Representatives of said intestate."

      But, on page 127, it says "The answer of Mary Hollingshead, Delana Hollingshead, and James Hollingshead, infant children and heirs at Law of Thomas Hollingshead, late of the County and State aforesaid, deceased .........."

      If one also checks the 1850 census--all three children--Mary, Delana, & James are listed with their mother (whose name is spelled Lear instead of Leah). One would have to check the 1860 census to see if they are still listed. As Imo's Hollingsheads moved between the 1850 & 1860 census, we haven't done that one to find Thomas' children.

      The real estate was sold to James Oldham, Jr. Aug 1849.

      p128--"and sold the same, on the 9th September, 1848, at public sale to James Oldham Jr for the sum of 781.00$"

      The children went to live with Leah's father, James Oldham, Jr.

      In the probate records there seem to be a James Oldham Sr & a James Oldham Jr. In the 1850 census, we also found the following:

      1850 INDIANA CENSUS--Centre Township, Rush County, 19 Aug, p498, 185/189

      Oldham, James--55 (1795), TN, farmer, $1800
      Oldham, Mary--49 (1801), TN
      Oldham, Deborah--15 (1835), IN
      Oldham,Lavina--14 (1836), IN
      Oldham, Aaron--12 (1838), IN
      Oldham, Amos--10 (1840), IN
      Oldham, Noah--8 (1842), IN
      Oldham, Lucinda--5 1845), IN

      1850 INDIANA CENSUS--Centre Township, Rush County, 30 Aug, p492, 86/88

      Oldham, James--26 (1824), TN, farmer, $2000
      Oldham, Caroline--19 (1831), IN

      Leah remarried about 1850 to Wm. McDaniel or Wm. McBride (conflicting information found).

      There is an Early Indiana Marriages to 1850 site online and I found the marriages of Thomas Hollingshead & Leah Oldham and the following:

      James Oldham to Caroline Newhouse--17 Jun 1847, Rush County, Indiana--considering James' wife is Caroline in the above 1850 census, I'm sure this is right.

      I think James Jr is Leah's brother and that James Sr is their father.

      Unfortunately, I found no re-marriage for Leah Oldham Hollingshead--I checked both McDaniel & McBride. We can only guess that they were married after 1850.

      The children should be listed in the census with James, Jr. and family.

      We will try, in time, to find the children in 1860. And, maybe Leah to clear up the name of her 2nd husband.

      Alison & Imo
    Person ID I8075  oldham
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2017 

    Family OLDHAM, Leah,   b. 30 Dec 1824, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1870, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1842  Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. HOLLINGHEAD, Owen,   b. 1843, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873  (Age 30 years)
     2. HOLLINGHEAD, Mary,   b. 25 Nov 1844, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1889, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. HOLLINGHEAD, Delana,   b. Abt 1844,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. HOLLINGHEAD, Elizabeth D.,   b. 7 Feb 1845, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1852, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     5. HOLLINGSHEAD, Edith,   b. 1846, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. HOLLINGHEAD, James,   b. 30 Dec 1846, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1870, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     7. HOLLINGHEAD, Iva,   b. 1848, Rush County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F3642  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Dec 1842 - Rush County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jan 1848 - Rush County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Jan 1848 - Little Blue River Cemetery, Center Township, Rush County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Aug 1848 - Rush County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Wills Probate
    Hollingshead, Thomas
    Hollingshead, Thomas
    Probate Papers

  • Sources 
    1. [S2999] Probate Records, Rush Co, Indiana, Book 7, pg 119 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1680] Cemetery Records.

    3. [S1483] Early Indiana Marriage Records.