Abraham B. Oldham

Male2 December 1830–24 July 1894

Brief Life History of Abraham B.

When Abraham B. Oldham was born on 2 December 1830, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, his father, Robert D. Oldham, was 22 and his mother, Nancy Nicy Jane Bollibaugh, was 20. He married Sarah Ann White on 15 February 1855, in Mahaska, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Mahaska, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Eddyville, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1885. He died on 24 July 1894, in Harrison Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Eddyville, Mahaska, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham B. Oldham
Sarah Ann White
Marriage: 15 February 1855
Mary Elizabeth Oldham
Robert Joseph Oldham
Jasper Newton Lafayette Oldham
Wilbur Franklin Oldham
Abraham Lincoln Oldham
James Sherman Oldham
Ida May Oldham
Effie Jane Oldham
Charles Elwin Oldham
John Oldham

Sources (27)

  • A B Oldham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Abraham Oldham, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • A. B. Oldham, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1855Mahaska, Iowa, United States
  • Children (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


    Age 11

    Historical Boundaries: 1841: Iowa Territory, United States 1843: Wapello, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Wapello, Iowa, United States [Spreads across Wapello. Monroe and Mahaska counties]

    1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made

    Age 17

    The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Cheshire): habitational name from Oldham in Lancashire. The placename derives from Old English ald ‘old’ + Old Norse holmr ‘island, water meadow’.

    History: Colonist and trader John Oldham was born in Lancashire, England, c. 1600 and emigrated to North America in 1623, arriving at Plymouth, MA, in July on the ship Anne.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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