|Title:||First two hundred years of the Oldham family in America|
|Author:||Eddy, Ruth Story Devereux|
|Publisher:||Self Published; Providence, R.I.|
|Digitizing Sponsor:||Internet Archive|
|Contributor:||Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center|
For over 40 years I have known that my grandmother’s grandmother was Betsey Oldham of Hanover, Mass. She married there in 1776 Ebenezer Wing, Jr. of the same town. Of her parentage I possessed neither record nor tradition. This winter I determined to find out, if possible, the names of her father and mother. I soon discovered that this knowledge could be obtained only by a process of elimination. I obtained copies of the Vital Records of all the towns in Plymouth County and from those made a catalogue of every Oldham birth, marriage, and death. I read all the Oldham deeds recorded in Plymouth County and made copies of all wills, inventories, guardianship papers and administrator’s accounts, which in any way pertained to the Oldham family. I found that I then had a history of the first two hundred years of the Oldham family in America.
I soon discovered that Thomas Oldham and his wife Jane Rogers must be the parents of my Betsey Oldham. But it seemed a great waste of time and energy to toss all the material which I had collected into the waste basket. I decided to put it into genealogical form and file it where others could use it. I have made no attempt to bring the records of the family down to the present, but I feel it is quite complete up to 1800. I would have assumed that the first John Oldham was the parent of the three, Richard, Thomas and John.
Ruth Story Devereux Eddy
March 1, 1939
Notes About the Book
- 53 leaves 30 cm
- Typewritten copy
- No copyright page.
- No table of content.
- Photocopied book.
- No page numbering.
- Faint text.
- Tight margins.
- Text is skewed.
Oldham, Rogers, Wing