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George D. Olden

Male 1845 -


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  • Born  1845  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Person ID  I31  Nashville
    Last Modified  6 Feb 2008 

    Family  Elizabeth "Lizzie" J. Merry,   b. abt. 1856, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 May 1878  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Willa Mae Olden,   b. abt. 1879, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. James Clarence Olden, Sr.,   b. 02 May 1884, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt. Dec 1954
    Last Modified  12 Dec 2007 
    Family ID  F10  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    1880 TN Census: George & Lizzie Olden
    1880 TN Census: George & Lizzie Olden
    Enumeration Date: 24 Jun 1880
    Enumeration District: 200
    Page: 72
    Location: Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee

    Dwelling #614
    1. George Olden - age 32, born in KY, parents born in KY, minister
    2. Lizzie - wife, age 24, born in TN, father born in KY, mother born in TN
    3. Willie Mae - daughter, age 1, born in TN

    Link to full image.
    Marriage Certificate: George Olden & Lizzie Merry
    Marriage Certificate: George Olden & Lizzie Merry
    N.G. Merry signed.

  • Notes 
    • was a Kentucky plantation slave who escaped during the Civil War and joined the Union army. Upon emancipation, he adopted his former master's surname, Oldham, and altered the spelling. [4]
    • Oldham Plantation was near Louisville, Kentucky. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S29] Memoirs of Sylvia Olden Lee, premier African-American classical vocal coach : Who is Sylvia, Lee, Sylvia Olden; Nash, Elizabeth, (E. Mellen Press, 2001), 1.

    2. [S7] Marriages Recorded in Nashville, 1864-1905 , (http://library.nashville.org/localhistory/his_lochisindexes.asp#marriages).
      Marriage Book 7, pg. 77

    3. [S20] Marriage Certificate.

    4. [S14] Georg Olden Biography, (Answers.com), http://www.answers.com/topic/georg-olden..