James Taylor Oldfield

4 June 1830–17 October 1872 (Age 42)
Richland, Ohio, United States

The Life of James Taylor

When James Taylor Oldfield was born on 4 June 1830, in Richland, Ohio, United States, his father, Richard Oldfield, was 29 and his mother, Elmina Phelps, was 25. He married Susan Young on 23 September 1855. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Jefferson Township, Richland, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 17 October 1872, in Bellville, Richland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Bellville, Richland, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Taylor Oldfield
Susan Young
Marriage: 23 September 1855
John Edwin Oldfield
Alice Anne Oldfield
Edward Oldfield
Mattie Della Oldfield

Spouse and Children

23 September 1855


    John Edwin Oldfield


    Alice Anne Oldfield


    Edward Oldfield


    Mattie Della Oldfield


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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 7

Michigan is the 26th state.

Age 16

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from any of various minor places so called, from Old English (e)ald ‘old’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James T Oldfield, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James F Oldfield in household of Richard Oldfield, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Y. Oldfield, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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