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.
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.