I am looking for Oakley's who's kin came from Bath County, Kentucky.
My Oakley line came from Virginia, to Tennessee, then to Arkansas and Texas. (some of the family splintered off to Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and California).
Any how, There was a family cousin by the name of Allen M. Oakley. I don't know when he was born, but according to a source of mine, he originally came from Kentucky to Arkansas in 1819 and had established himself by being admitted to the bar (of Kentucky) . When he came to Arkansas he served as the Clerk from 1824 to 1838 in Washington County, which would later become Hempstead County.
Allen died 3 Aug. 1839.His father was Edmond Oakley of Bath County, Kentucky.
Now to explain my interest.
Years ago while I was living in texas, I got in touch with one of my cousins and I had heard the story about Allen Oakley, and something along the line that he was a judge or an attorney or something like that.I was told that when he left his job, that one of his ledgers he gave to a cousin.When I relayed this story to MY cousin, she said that she was familiar with the story, and that in fact it was her family that had the ledger. (something of which I was told that a library in Arkansas has all of Allen's ledgers except for this one)
Since Allen had no family of his own, that he was a bachelor, gave this ledger to a cousin of his.This then connects My Oakley's with this Kentucky branch. So if anyone know's anything about Edmond Oakley, please get in touch with me.
It had been so many years ago, so I do not recall which cousin I had spoken to about this.