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John Howards Sturdy Limbs, Branches, and Twigs.
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The book is copyright 1990
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 90-71820
Sturdy Limbs, Branches, and Twigs
Interpretation of Family Record prepared by Arminta Oxford Bogan, wife of John H. Bogan. The original of this document is in the possession of S. T. Bogan, Jr., grandson of the above and is in extremely faded condition. This interpretation has been prepared by
(1) Use of a magnifying glass on the original and
(2) Reference to the documents known to be reliable. Numbers
1. William Henry Bogan was born September 19, 1874.
8. Calvin L. Bogan was born March 15 1889
Related Family: OXFORD
Due to the numerous Oxfords who married John Howard's descendants, this partial record was included under Related Families. Cemetery and U. S. Census records had been searched, but until Gertrude Cook was thoughtful and interested enough to send the names of Jeremiah B. Oxford's children along with their dates, not much progress could have been made completing entire families. Still later, Sally Lynn Bogan Bissonnette began mailing packages of Oxford material in order to expedite the completion of the Howard record.
These two ladies will do far more in the future about the Oxford family
Because of Oxford University and the Oxford Movement in the Church of England, some have assumed these Oxfords were from England. Instead, they came from Wales or were Welsh in origin and then left England for America.
This was one of the earliest families to come to Virginia.
Members of the Oxford family said the earliest known Oxford immigrants to Virginia were John, Christopher and William who came in 1638, 1637 and 1638. They settled in James City County, Charles River, and later in Northumberland, Stafford, and Culpepper Counties.
Present-day Oxfords have ascertained Samuel Oxford was their earliest known ancestor in America.
1. SAMUEL OXFORD
Samuel Oxford was born Circa 1700, probably in James City County, Virginia.
He was a member of St. Paul's Parish in Stafford County as early as 1720 and was a member of Over-Wharton Parish after 1838. He married Mary Brown in 1720. She was born circa 1701, in Virginia, and died circa 1756 or 1757, a widow, while living with her son, Samuel Oxford, Jr. in North Carolina.
Samuel and Mary Oxford had five known children---Edward, John, Anne, Elizabeth and Samuel, Jr. Some have thought the couple had nine or ten children, and with six or seven years between the births of some of their children, it was certainly possible for more to have been born.
2 EDWARD OXFORD
Edward Oxford was born in 1724, Stafford County, Virginia (St. Paul's Parish) and died February 1795. He married Mary Briggs in St. Paul's Parish. Mary was born circa 1735, Virginia and died March 10, 1809, Baldwin County, Georgia.
This couple had five known children-two sons and three daughters. Yet, there was probably at least one other son because the father's will in Wilkes County, Georgia, lists a granddaughter, Rody or Rhoda Oxford. Since neither of his two known sons had a daughter named Rody or Rhoda, it is reasonable to assume an older son died before the father in 1795.
For the reader's convenience in seeing the five children on one page, the three daughters have been listed before the two sons, Without any birthdays, they could have been born before their brothers.
3 ELIZABETH OXFORD
Elizabeth Oxford married Levi Barnard.
3 NANCY OXFORD
Nancy Oxford married a Richardson
3 MARY OXFORD
3 JONATHAN OXFORD
Jonathan Oxford died August 1811, Jones County, Georgia. He married Susannah
3 EDWARD OXFORD
Edward Oxford, Jr., was born March 12 1769, in North Carolina, and died June 7, 1833, Henry County, Georgia. He was married twice. His first and mother of his children was Nancy McFarlin, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth McFarlin.
Edward and Nancy were married on January 17, 1793, Wilkes County, Georgia.
Nancy McFarlin was born in 1775 and died May 31, 1828.
Nancy and Edward Oxford, Jr., had twelve children, six sons and six daughters.
On May 28, 1829, Edward Oxford, Jr., married Mrs. Anna Belle Shaw McCutcheon, the widow of William McCutcheon (1760-1827). Edward and Anna Belle were married in Henry County, Georgia. She was born in 1772 and died November 6, 1832.
4 SARAH "SALLY" OXFORD
Sarah Oxford was born December 14, 1793, Wilkes County, Georgia, and married Robert Pickett.
4 MARY OXFORD
Mary Oxford was born June 13, 1795, Wilkes County, Georgia, and married Thomas Pickett.
5 TILLMAN DAVIS OXFORD
Note: His name was recorded as Tilmon B. Oxford and Tilmon D. Oxford in the Edward Oxford, Jr., family Bible which was printed in 1816, however, all other sources used Tillman D. Oxford.
Tillman, Davis Oxford was born July 6, 1797, Wilkes County, Georgia, and died March 9, 1870, Pike County, Georgia. He was married twice. On October 3,
1816, he married Dorothy C. Green who was born in 1899 in Georgia and died
February 13, 1844, in Georgia. On April 15, 1844, he married Nancy Ricketts
who was born 1819, South Carolina and died in Georgia.
Tillman Davis Oxford was a minister of the gospel.
4 EDWARD BURK OXFORD
Edward Burk Oxford was born February 29, 1799, or March 1, 1799, Wilkes
County, Georgia, and died May 28, 1866, Pike County, Georgia. See sheets
from the Edward Oxford, Jr. family Bible who shows the family recorded both
dates as his birthday to observe.
On April 22, 1820, he married Susannah Bridges in Baldwin County, Georgia.
Susannah Bridges was born November 17, 1804, in Georgia and died September
22, 1887, Pike County, Georgia. Edward Burk Oxford and his wife were buried
in the Hebron Baptist Cemetery, Pike County, near Concord, Georgia.
This couple had sixteen children one of whom was the first Oxford to arrive in
Louisiana. Ten sons and six daughters comprised the sixteen children.
5. AARON MCFARLIN OXFORD
Aaron McFarlin Oxford was born January 29, 1821, Jones County Georgia, and
died November 25, 1882, Pike County, Georgia. On April 21, 1840, he married
Melvina Lynch in Henry County, Georgia. According to the 1850 Census for
Henry County, Georgia, they had five children, one son and four daughters,
all born in Georgia.
Family Bible of Edward Oxford married 1793