Thank you Lynn for your early response.Do you accept the Oxford family in Buncombe Co. NC as your own. If Bathsheba died in 1816, that explains why she is not on the 1820 census.There does not seem to be an explanation for the four males born 1800-1810 that was in Abraham Kuykendall's household in 1810. There are only two Oxford households in Buncombe Co. NC in 1820:Jonathan Oxford:males 10/16 (2) 16/26 (2) 45+ (2)females 10/16 (2), 45+ (1). Jacob Oxford:16/26 (1)females 0/10 (1), 16/26 (1). (I think that Jacob is a son of Jonathan and would have been in Jonathan's household in 1810. I don't have any information on Abel Oxford other than his land deeds which he was selling in 1805 and 1810.I don't know what happened to one piece of his land.
I can only take for granted that you have searched the deeds for Samuel, Sr., Samuel, Jr., Jonathan, Jacob and Abel in Buncobme Co. NC. The last deed that is recorded for Abel Oxford is 1810 when he sold 200 acres on Fork Ivey toJohn Carson.He had two tracks of 148 each on Pole Creek.He sold oneof them in 1802 to Elias Jones.I do not know what happened to the other one which he received as a grant #1413 in 1804.
In 1831 James Lockhart, Ex. et al conveyed 101 acres on Hominey & Beaverdam to Jonathan Oxford.I don't know whose estate James Lockhart was handling.
In 1827 Jacob Oxford sold land on Beaverdam Creek. There doesn't seem to be any source how he obtained it.He had received twogrants, one on Big Ivy and one on Little Ivy. He sold the one on Big Ivy but nothing further is known about Little Ivy.
There are four grantee deeds for Jonathan and 8 for Samuel, some marked Sr. and some not marked.
Do youhave any idea who those four males age 0/10are in Abraham Kuykendall's household in 1810.They can only be Bathseba's sons or grandsons.Mountain legends about Abraham'sgold say that he lived to be 104.But he was actually only 94.I can only guess that he was a typical rough and tough mountain man but I can not imagine him fathering four sons during those five or sixyears he was married to Bathsheba.I wonder why the court found the first set of Commissioners's report illegal.Could that be because Bathseba had not gotten a divorce from Samuel Oxford and was not legally married to old Abraham?It will have to be anybody's guess as there are no further records about her.The court house burned and many records including wills and estates, marriage, of that time period,etc are gone forever.There is one book of court minutes in which Abraham's administrators were appointed in April 1812,and possibly a second book which I have not been able to find. If you can add anything to this, pleasedo.Perhaps we can get some interest started.Thank you for sharing your information with me. Betty Kuykendall Price