This is my first visit to the Oxford GenForum and find myself very fortunate to find this posting so quickly.
By what must be devine intervention, yesterday i decided for no good reason to list the widows on the 1800 Buncombe co. NC census.There are twenty five.One of whom is Bashaba (Bathsheba) Oxford.For the benefit of other readers, the following is the count of her household:
males 10/16 (1), 16/26 (1)females 10/16 (1), 16/26 (1) over 45 (1).Also listed is Samuel Oxford and his count is as follows:males 0/10 (1), 10/16 (1) 26/45 (1)females 0/10 (4), 10/16 (1), 26/45 (1).
I could be wrong but it is my opinion, noting that Bathshebas is over 45 (born before 1755, the Samuel age 26/45(born 1755/1774)listed is her son.Can you confirm this?
Those were the only Oxford Families listed in 1800.
In 1810, there is no Bathsheba Oxford nor Samuel, but there are the following:Jacob Oxford age 26/45;Jonathan age 26/45; and Abel age 26/44.Again, I contemplated that these three Oxford men were sons of Samuel and Bathsheba Oxford.Again, I could be wrong.Can you confirm this?
In 1820, there are only two Oxford Families:Jonathan age over 45 and Jacob, the oldest male and only male in his houseold is 16/18, females 0/10 (2), 16/26 (1).who based on his age and comparing ages in the 1810 census, I suspect that this Jacob is the son of Jonathan.Can you confirm this?
Now this is where your message begins to fit into something that I have studied for years on end.That's why I think this has to be a devine intervention.I never would have come across any of this if I had not suddently got the idea just out of the blue, to search for the widows in Buncombe Co. NC with nothing more to do with it than to send it to the Buncombe Co. NC Genealogical Society for placing in their quartery.
Since 1985, I have been aware of the second wife of my ancestor, Abraham Kuykendall (1719-1812).If you would like to read more about him, look at the Kuykendall GenForum.
Based on first that Abraham Kuykendall was alive in 1800 and counted on the 1800 Buncombe Co. NC census with his wife Elizabeth.Both over the age of 45.Another census taken in 1803 during the Walton Co. GA land dispute with Buncombe Co. NC.Abraham Kuykendall was counted as one and eight slaves.Elizabeth had died between 1800/1803.
in 1805 Abraham Kuykendall and a new wife Bathsheba sells a parcel of land in Buncombe Co. NCShe was a younger woman.The 1810 Buncombe Co. NC census of Abraham Sr. age over 45 (born before 1765) , wife (Bathsheba)26/45 (born between 1765/1784) and 4 males under 10 (born 1800/1810).(No proof of the four being sons of Abraham.)
Abraham Kuykendall died in the Spring of 1812:The following are court records:Buncombe Co. NC County Court MinutesBook 1 page 529 - Samuel King Senior and Benjamin King came into Court and prayed leave to administrate on the Estate of Abraham Kuykendall, deceased, after taking oath of Administration and entering into Bond with approved security in the sum of Five Thousand Dollars.Issued accordingly.
Same page:ordered by the Court that Robert Hamilton,Esquire, George Story and Thomas Rhodes be appointed Commissioners to lay off one year's provision for the support of the widow and family of Abraham Kuykendall, deceased, agreeable to an act of Assembly in that case made and provided and make due return of their proceedings to July Session next.
July Court 1812 - Page 536.Ordered by the Court that an order of sole issue to Samuel King, Senior and Benjamin King, Administrators of the Estate of Abraham Kuykendall, deceased, authorizing them to sell the perishable Estate of said deceased.Ordered second.Page 538 - Ordered by the Court that David Wharton, Equire, John Heatherly, William Spann, and Bazel B. Edmondson be appointed Commissioners to lay off one year's provision for the widow and family of Abraham Kuykendall, deceased, as the Court thinks the report of the former Commissioners illegal and make due report of their proceedings to October Court next.(note - the October court 1812 not found as ordered.)
July Court 1812 page 539- Inventory of the property of Abraham Kuykendall, deceased, as returned into Court by Samuel and Benjamin King, Administrators, to wit:Two negro men, two negro women and three small black children, three beds and furniture, two pots, two ovens, one large kettle, two bed steads, one corner cupboard, one table and dresser, four pewter dishes,six pewter basins, nine pewter plates, four cups and saucers, the wood work of a waggon, except body, two plows, two cleovies, four sets of chain traces, one harness, one weeding hoe, one mattock, four axes,one still and some tubs, two iron wedges, one anvil and...?, two hammers, one stake, one cross cut saw, one hand saw, some augers,two chissels, one log chain, one pair stretchers, two pair smith's tongs, one cutting knife and bosin, one froe, one man's saddle, twenty-six head of cattle, two horse beasts, a stock of hogs, eighteen or twenty head, one Jack screw, four reap hooks, one scythe, towpad locks, one pair steel yards, three or four barrels and like some other small articles, five raw hides and a small piece of dressed leather.SignedSamuel King, SenrBenjamin KingAdministrators.
The following are other information that I was able to find on Bathsheba Oxford:In 1800, Bathsheba's husband Samuel Oxford's Sr. was deceased before 1800.He was a Revolutionary War Patriot and is listed in the NSDAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition.Oxford, Samuel: b. c 1730 VA d a 4- -1811 NC m Bathsheba Barrett, Sol. NC.
In Volume 1 "Heritage of Old Buncombe Co. NC" Article #470 The Metcalf (Midcalf) Family submitted by Viola Marshbanks Cook, i learned that James Metcalf(1777 -1850) married Mary Ann (Polly) Madeoff Oxford, daughter of Samuel Oxford (1750-1811) and Bathsheba Barrett (1740-1810) of Lincoln and Davie Counties (NC).Samuel Oxford fought in the Revolutionary War, the DAR No. for him is 4.90815
In Volume II "Heritage of Buncombe Co. NC" Article No. 498 "George Rogers"submitted by Mrs. Lewis Neill , I learned that two daughters of George Rogers and his wife Elizabeth (Losson/Lawson), married sons of Samuel and Bathseba (Barrett) Oxford:Elizabeth d. 1846 married Jacob Oxford and Edith married Abel Oxford.
The Buncombe Co. North Carolina Deed Indexes seven Grantee deeds for Samuel Oxford, two of the sevendeeds aredated 8-10-1805 for Samuel Oxford Sr. from Jonathan Oxforddeed book A pages 316 and 389. on Beaverdam and Hominy Creek.My having not seen any of the deeds at this point,this Samuel Oxford, Sr. cannot be the husband of the widow Bathsheba Oxford of the 1800 census.I do not have any proof that this so called Samuel Oxford Sr.is the husband of Bathshebor or if he is actually their son, Samuel Oxford, Jr. but with Senior deceased, has taken the name Senior at the moment.That is a possibility.
So, to find your Oxford GenForum posting about Samuel and Bathsheba (Barrett) Oxford to be the second entry that I read, there has to be some devine intervention.I know my father would want me to eventually find out who Bathsheba was.She plainly disappears after the 1812 mention that the original Commissioners had made an illegal report.The children living with them in 1810 evidently were Bathsheba'sgrandsons (Abraham was 91 years old in 1810) , but who was these four boys father?Can you confirm that Samuel, Jr. who also disappears between 1800 and 1810 was their father?
I sure would like to have your comments as well as any other informaiton you or anyone can tell me about the Oxford family.Thank you.
Betty Kuykendall Price