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William Oldham
b.est. 1745
d.20 September 1799 Bath County, Virginia
m. abt. 11 October 1769
  1. William Oldhamest 1770-1779 -
  2. Joseph Oldhamest 1773 -
  3. Thomas Oldham1775 - 1847
  4. David Oldham - bef 1826
  5. Sarah Oldham
  6. Henry Oldham1779 -
  7. Nancy Oldhambef 1797 -
  8. Elizabeth Oldhambef 1797 -
  9. Edward Oldhambef 1797 -
  10. Rosana 'Rose' Oldhambef 1801 -
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Name William Oldham
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1745
Marriage abt. 11 October 1769 Augusta County, Virginiato Jane 'Jean' Hannah
Death[1] 20 September 1799 Bath County, Virginia

William Oldham was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 369.--20th August, 1771. Patrick Hamilton and Agness (signed Ann) to William Oldham, £20, 90 acres on Middle River of Shanandore, joining George Lewis, corner to that small piece of said tract laid off for said Lewis; corner Robert Reed. Delivered: Alexander Reed, August, 1779.

Marriage Bond

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond: 1769-- October 11, William Oldham. (Note: Bride's name not listed).

Will of William Oldham

Pg. 141 - Will of William Oldham, dated Sept. 20, 1797
Wit: Joshua Ewings and Aron Ewings
Probated September 1799 Court
Exec: John McNeel, Abraham McNeel and James Robuck "of which trouble they will receive no recompense until the resurrection of the just"
Beq: to wife Jean all land and personal estate for life
lands to sons William, Thomas, Joseph and David
to four daughters, Serah, Nancy, Elizabeth and Rose a horse and saddle and featherbed and, when his wife dies, an equal share of the "movables" and any cash
to sons Edward and Henry five shillings each
[Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 17].


Pg. 150 - Inventory - William Oldham - 661 pounds, 33 shilling
Submitted October 1799 Court by William Edmiston, Samuel Gilliland and David Hannah
Cattle 16, hogs 5, sheep 12, horses 5, geese 25, loom, 3 bedstands, 3 spinning wheels, 4 featherbeds, furniture, farm tools, note of Henry Oldham, account of John Blair of Augusta.
[Abstract of Wills and Inventories of Bath County, 1791-1842, Bruns, pg. 19].

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: (unless otherwise listed)


  • Page 207 - George Lewis, 106 acres, Middle River. Adjoining Robert Read, John Patterson, William Oldham, William Hamilton. December 9, 1772. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 75].
  • Page 474.-(undated, appears to be abt. 1773) - Patent to Robert Reed, adjoining William Oldham. Mortgage.
  • Page 227 - Samuel Erwin, 167 acres, Middle River. Adjoining James Allen, Barbara Smith, William Oldham, William Hamilton. July 1, 1773. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 81].
  • Page 212.-(undated, appears to be abt. 1774) - Tract on which William Oldham now lives.
  • Page 524.-(undated, appears to be abt. 1774) - Tract whereon William Oldham now lives.
  • Vol. 2 - Delinquents, Augusta County Levy for 1779: Wm. Oldham, gone to Greenbrier.
References
  1. Ancestry.com/Ancestry Family Trees: Public Members Trees.

    http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/13953711/person/25573344
    Note: this Ancestry Member Tree claims William was born in 1720 (no sources or rationale listed). He was likely born later, perhaps bet. 1735-1745. More research needed.

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