Oldham, Samuel A.

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Samuel Oldham was a freeman of color in Lexington, Kentucky. He was the father of at least one child, a daughter Fanny, who was married to Willis Battleton. In 1857, Oldham and Battleton contracted with Fanny's master to buy her freedom. Oldham was a barber and a respected member of the community. He was guardian to Mary Clark, a free woman of color, and was responsible for training his apprentice, Henry Mitchell. He managed his own property and that of Lucy Price and Reuben Burnley. He served as the executor of Richard Morrison's estate. A letter of introduction, written for him by Mayor Payne of Lexington, testifies to the respect accorded him within the community.

From the description of Samuel A. Oldham Papers, 1833-1892. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 32636431

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associatedWith Battleton, Fanny. person
associatedWith Battleton, Willis. person
associatedWith Burnley, Reuben. person
associatedWith Clark, Mary. person
associatedWith Mitchell, Henry. person
associatedWith Morrison, Richard. person
associatedWith Payne, O. F. person
associatedWith Price, Lucy. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
African Americans--History--19th century
Slavery--History--19th century
African American artisans--History--19th Century


Active 1833

Active 1892

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