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Oxford Family History

Our Oxford family lived in and around Coal County, Oklahoma beginning in the late 1800's. The first being John Collins Oxford and his bride Susan A. Cate. John was a share cropper working in the fields. John and Susan had eight children but only four were to survive to adulthood. Below is a list of their children and births and death.





Marget J Oxford

February 07, 1870

October 12, 1872

. Unknown

J W Oxford

December 28, 1871

January 10, 1874


Sarrah E. Oxford

March 12, 1874

June 23, 1875


John Samuel Oxford

January 23, 1876 Sulphur Springs, Texas

October 01, 1963

McAlester Oklahoma

Hurchel O Oxford

September 01, 1878

June 23, 1880


Mearry J.M. Oxford

February 19, 1880

September 18, 1882


George Washington Oxford

September 08, 1883 Montague County Texas

March 1964

Ada Okla LeHigh ,Cemetary

Beulah A. Oxford

April 19, 1886 Hunt County, Texas

February 1912


Charlie M. Oxford

September 21, 1888 Muskogee Oklahoma


Sulpher Springs Texas

John was born February 13, 1849 in Mo. His parents are unknown. Susan was born May 06, 1851 in Texas to James L and Sarah Cate. Susan passed away December 30, 1889 in an unknown location and John in 1924 in Lehigh, Oklahoma. John remarried after the death of Susan to Almeadie Ann Veal September 03, 1891 in Delta County, Texas. Listed on the 1910 Wilson Township, Atoka County Oklahoma Census is a adopted daughter Myrtle Mircell.

After the death of Susan, John sent their son Charlie to live with his sister Elizabeth Martin in Texas, he was but a year old at his mother's passing and needed a mother to raise him. To this day Charlie's descendents still live in Hopkins County, Texas.

The other three surviving children John Samuel Oxford and George Washington Oxford and Beulah A. Oxford.

John Samuel Oxford has been intriguing and yet a mystery. This is what we know of him. John Samuel robbed a Post Office in Oklahoma about 1892 we are unsure of which, he was sent to prison for his crime, then later after his release he was playing in a poker game and was hit over the head from behind with a whiskey bottle and he stood and pulled his gun and fired, he shot and killed the wrong man, he again went to prison. Records show that John S. married Emma Unknown who was born in 1884 and they had a two daughters named Alpha and Bulah . John died October 01, 1963 in Krebs, Oklahoma. His death certificate states that he was a coal miner and had lived in Krebs for 55 years.


George Washington Oxford lived and died in the Ada, Coalgate and Lehigh area. The family farm is still intact in Coal County. George died February 1964 in Ada, Pototoc County, Oklahoma, at the age of 81.He was interred in Lehigh Cemetery, Lehigh, Coal County, Oklahoma. George married twice.

He married Billie Bird Veal 01 December 1904 in Indian Territory, Atoka . Billie Bird was born 5 February 1886 in Texas. Billie Bird was the daughter of John Veal and Fannie Ann Baker . Billie Bird died 8 January 1916 in Lehigh, Coal County, Oklahoma, at the age of 29. George and Billie Bird had five children.

Billie Birdís body was interred after 8 January 1916 in Lehigh Cemetery, Lehigh, Coal County, Oklahoma.

George married Mrs. Eula Holliday Walker 19 September 1923, in Oklahoma. Eula was born 19 March 1898. Eula died in September 1968 in Oklahoma at the age of 70. George and Eula had no children. Eula had a son from a previous marriage to Frank Walker

Lowell Walker was born 18 August 1918. Lowell died 24 February 1971, at the age of 52 Lowell is interred at Lehigh Cemetery, Lehigh, Oklahoma.

Children of George and Billie Bird





Claborn Wesley Oxford Married: Agnes Jackson , 1926 Okla. Betsy Ennis, 1934, Okla

 January 09, 1907, Lehigh, Oklahoma

 April 20, 1999

Tulare County, Ca.

Allie L Oxford Married: Goldie Unknown 1932 , Okla Gracie Hicks 1934, Okla

 December 23, 1907, Lehigh, Oklahoma

 March 03, 1987

 Dinuba, Tulare County, Ca.

Vera Mae Oxford Married: George Richardson 1928, Okla

August 20, 1909

Atoka, Oklahoma

 April 06, 1992 Live Oak Texas,

Interred Lehigh Cemetary, Lehigh, Okla

Ada Idebell Oxford Married: Bee Bratton 1928, Okla

October 20, 1911




Hurshel Oxford Married Unknown

Dec.29,1913 Oklahoma

 April 08, 1939

 Fort Sill, Lane, Oklahoma


Beulah A, Oxford married Zoolo Carr born October 08, 1876. They had five children as follows; Marvin, Gorsie, Myrlie, Garten and Anna Mae Carr. Beulah died during childbirth in 1918 in Chattanooga, Oklahoma and is interred at the Chattanooga Cemetery, Chattanooga, Oklahoma.
During this time Beulah's half sister came to help with the children, Myrtle Mircell Oxford. After Beulah's death Zoolo and Myrtle were married and they raised the children together, later moving to the Purcell/ Lexington area of Oklahoma.

( Beulah's information furnished by Ron Carr)

Thank you Ron, you have connected another family link.


Darrel Oxford

Debbie Oxford Long 

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