Oldham Family History

OLDHAM,  Tarpley

OLDHAM, Tarpley

Male 1765 - 1837  (71 years)

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  • Name OLDHAM, Tarpley 
    Born 24 Aug 1765  Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Land 23 Apr 1816  Barren County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Land 8 Jul 1816  Barren County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 21 May 1837  Knob Lick, Metcalfe County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Notes 
    • Lunenburg County, , Virginia Marriage Records: Taylor Oldham Polly Cabaniss John Bishop, surety 11/26/ 1788 1788--Dec. 5, Jackey Oldham and Polley Cabiness. Page 431

      Name: Tarpley Oldham
      Date Written: 12 May 1837
      Date Probated: August Court 1837
      Wife: Amy Oldham
      Son: Bishop Oldham
      Son: James T. Oldham
      Son: Caleb Oldham
      Daughter: Louisa Jane Oldham
      Daughter: Elizabeth Shockley
      Daughter: Sally Pedigo
      Daughter: Susanna Page
      Daughter: Rebecca Carter
      Slaves: Willis, Ferdinand, Mahala, Jane and her child Nathan, Charity, Isaac, Tarrett, Henly, George
      Executors: Sons William and Bishop Oldham and in case of death of one, James T. Oldham
      Witnesses: William Anderson, William H. McInteer, Squire Griggs.

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      WILL of TARPLEY OLDHAM
      Barren County, Kentucky
      May 12, 1837

      In the name of God, Amen, or be it remembered that I, Tarpley Oldham, of the County of Barren and state of Kentucky, being weak in body and sound and perfect in mind and memory, blessed be the Almighty God for the same, i do make this my last will and testament, in manner and form following: This is to say-

      Item - I give and bequeath unto my son Bishop Oldham a black boy named Isreal.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto my son,James T. Oldham,one black boy named Willis
      Item - I give to my son, Caleb Oldham, one black boy named [J]Iorddan
      Item - I give to my daughter,Mary Ann Oldham, one negro girl named Mahala
      Item - I give to my daughter, Louisa Jane Oldham, one negro girl named Mary
      Item - I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, Amy Oldham, one negro woman named Jane and child named Nathan, one negro man named Silas.

      It is my will that my wife have the three negroes named above, to have and to hold during her natural life, and after her death, they and their increase are to be equally divided between all of my children or their heirs. Also, my five other negros that have not been named above, it is my desire that after my death they and their increase to be equally divided between all of my children, after my four eldest daughters, towit, Elisabeth Shockley, Sally XX Pedigo, Susanna Page and Rebecca Carter, each of these axxxxxxx[according] accounting for one hundred dollars that each of them have drawn out of my estate. The last five negroes that were not named I will now name, them: Charith, Isaac, [J]Iannet(?), Henly, George.

      Item - I give to my son, Bishop Oldham, one tract of land, known by the name of my Nob Tract, containing by survey, one hundred and fifty acres

      Item - I give to my son, James T. Oldham, my old plantation where I moved from to this place, containing by survey, one hundred and seventy-five acres

      Item - I give to my son, Caleb, the tract where I now live on, containing two two hubdred acres, also one field containing about 10 acres joining this place and lying on the branch North from this home.

      Item - All the rest of the land sold and divided equally amongst all of the children.

      Item - It is my will and desire that my wife have the plantation where we now live on during her natural life. Also, i give my wife three horses named Blaze, Snip, and Saltrum, her livetime and after her death the horses equally dividedlgo youngest daughters one horse each of them.

      Item - My sons James and Caleb Oldham to have two cows, one each of them.

      Item - I give to my wife one ox waggon and two yoke of steers, vis. Ben and Dick and Sam and Lyon. Also, four cows and calves. it is my desire and will that all my household and kitchen furnature and farming utensils on the farm and myge bureau and cupboard. Is my will that my two youngest daughters have them also one cow and bed and new saddle. The saddle each worth about 18 or 20 dollars. One horse, each of them. The saddles to be bought out of the estate.

      Item - One yoke of oxen and the rest of the cattle and balance of horses and sheep, after reserving fifteen head of sheep for the benifit of my wife, one rwo horse waggon, one set of blacksmith tools. The tools not to be sold untill aftefdr my death and all equally divided between all my children.

      Item - I give my son, James T. Oldham, and Caleb Oldham, one bed and furnature, each of them.

      Item - It is my desire that my executor that will be named here after pay all my lawful debts and demands out of the money of the sale after my death.

      Item - All of my tobacco to be sold and equally divided between all my children.

      Item - All the property that is named to my wife after her death to be equally devided between all my children equally.

      Item - I give my rifle gun to my son Caleb.

      Item - It is my desire that my executors, that is to say, I appoint my sons William Oldham, Bishop Oldham, and in case one dies or out of the way, my son James T. Oldham my executors of this my last will and testament. In testamony whereds 12th of May 183
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      TarpleyxOldham ["seal" drawn]
      mark Signed, sealed in the presence of us William Anderson William H. McInteer Squire Griggs

      Barren County Set. August term 1837

      The foregoing writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Tarpley Oldham, desc., having been offered for proof at the July term and - ob jected to the same was again taken up and proven in due from of law by t he xxxxxxxxxx oath of William Anderson and Squire Griggs, subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded as the last will of said Tarpley O ldham, desc.

      T. J. Helm, Clerk Source: Barren Co Kentucky Will Book 3, p. 125 **************************************
      Phyllis notes: Born in Virginia came to Bourbon County, Kentucky at an e arly date. He later moved to Barren County, near Knob Lick, (Now Metca lf Co.) Kentucky and is buried in that area.
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      Backroads of Barren County, Kentucky, newspaper articles written by William Daniel Tolle 1877 through 1920's, compiled by Sandra K. Gorin, Gorin Genealogical Publishing, copyright July 1991. p.9 [Barren County]. Beaver Creek.

      MR. OLDHAM. Beaver Creek rises about twelve miles southeast of Glasgow. The main head is a large spring which furnished water to a family by the name of Oldham that lived on a high hill above the spring. Mr. Oldham for many years in an early day ran a tannery on his farm which was fed from springs about the head of the creek. He was among the first settlers of that portion of the county. He raised a family that is still remembered by the old inhabitants of the county. I don't know that I can name his children according to age, but the first one that I knew was William, who was a deputy assessor in Barren county under Walter Depp. During the Civil War William enlisted in Co D, 13 Reg. Ky. Inf., and died in Louisville during the service. He held a commission of 1st Lieut. Isham, another son, opened up a farm on the Creek below the head and lived on it a number of years and left and went to a place on a road leading from Tompkinsville through Randolph on to Horse cave, and went to selling goods and buying tobacco. The post office of Randolph was moved to his place of business and kept by him. A man by the name of Monroe had long before sold goods at that place though not in the same house.
      The youngest son, Joseph came in possession of the old homestead, but many years ago sold out and went to Warren County, Ky. One daughter married Riley Nichols, a soldier of the Civil War. Another one married Lewis Glass. They are alleyew if any, are still living.

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      Posted by: Don Polen (ID *****3740)
      Date: March 01, 2006 at 14:44:26
      In Reply to: Re: Oldham Database by Jan Oldham of 1347
      I am intereasted in your database on Oldham's. My grandmother was Ida Oldham born in Barren Co Ky1870 going back toTrapley Oldham D. 1837 Metcalf Co Ky and Charles B in Brunswick Co Va. and George from Virginia. do you have information on this line of the Oldhams? thanks for any info ********************************************
    Person ID I8267  oldham
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2017 

    Father OLDHAM, Charles,   b. 1723, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, Brunswick County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother UNKNOWN, Sarah,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Aft 1793 
    Family ID F1541  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 CABINESS, Polly,   b. 5 Dec 1772,   d. Oct 1812, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1788  Lunenberg County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • pg 9 & WB 7/280 Bond signed 26 Nov 1788, marriage date 5 Dec 1788.
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Betsey Longmire,   b. 4 Nov 1790,   d. Bef 1833  (Age 42 years)
     2. OLDHAM, John,   b. 14 Jan 1792, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. OLDHAM, Charles,   b. 13 Apr 1793, Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. OLDHAM, Sarah Sally Bishop,   b. 20 Oct 1794, Barren County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1828, Monroe County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     5. OLDHAM, George,   b. 4 Jan 1795, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1858, Lamar, Barton County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     6. OLDHAM, William,   b. 6 Feb 1798, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865  (Age 66 years)
     7. OLDHAM, Susannah Tarpley,   b. 23 Mar 1800, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1860  (Age 60 years)
     8. OLDHAM, Rebecca Cabness,   b. 12 Feb 1802, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. OLDHAM, Richard,   b. 1 Aug 1803, Barren County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1852, Monroe County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     10. OLDHAM, Tarpley,   b. 9 Mar 1806,   d. 1810  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F3735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 SHOCKLEY, Amiah Or Ann\Amy,   b. 1 Jul 1779, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1852  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 17 May 1812  Barren County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Children 
     1. OLDHAM, Bishop,   b. 5 Mar 1814, Barren County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1842, Knob Lick, Metcalfe County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     2. OLDHAM, James Tapley,   b. 20 Feb 1816, Barren County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1893, Elba, Mclean County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. OLDHAM, Caleb,   b. 3 Dec 1817,   d. 15 Oct 1838, Knob Lick, Metcalfe County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     4. OLDHAM, Mary Ann,   b. 15 Mar 1821,   d. 23 Feb 1852  (Age 30 years)
     5. OLDHAM, Louisa Jane,   b. 15 Apr 1824, Barren County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1887, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F3736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Aug 1765 - Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Dec 1788 - Lunenberg County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 May 1812 - Barren County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Land Warrant 150 Acres Book B page 57 - 23 Apr 1816 - Barren County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Land Warrant 100 Acres Book B, Page 58 - 8 Jul 1816 - Barren County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 May 1837 - Knob Lick, Metcalfe County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Bible Records 4 bible records

  • Sources 
    1. [S1241] Sandi Gorin.

    2. [S1330] Family Bible of Tarpley Oldham, Mrs. Edgar L. Cox Kentucky Family Records Vol I, page 65 Mrs. Edgar L. Cox, Route one, Utica Kentucky 42376 - Bible in possession of James Thompson, Route one, Knob Lick, Kentucky.

    3. [S3421] Robert Kivett.

    4. [S3606] The Kentucky Land Grants, Willard Rouse Jillson, (Standard Printing Company, 1925).

    5. [S2973] Phyllis Schnedler.

    6. [S1108] Marriage Records, CD 4.

    7. [S1347] Marriage Records, Lunenburg County, Virginia.

    8. [S2218] Vital Records, Barren County, Kentucky, File 2 (Reliability: 3).