Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of James Alford OXLEY


            James Alford OXLEY (deceased) was born in Old Virginia, December 10, 1819, and his parents, Archibald and Lucy (Johnson) Oxley, died in Lincoln county. Sarah Goode is the daughter of Samuel and Nancy (Craig) Goode, and she was born in Henry county, Virginia, February 11, 1826. In that county, January 30, 1845, she became the wife of James A. Oxley, and nine children are the result of their union: Samuel William, born November 28, 1846, resides near home; Nancy Lucy Frances, January 19, 1848, lives near home; Thomas Archibald, June 30, 1851, resides on Middle fork of Mud river; Perry Arnold, July 14, 1854, resides near home; Martha Virginia Susan, February 16, 1857, lives on Mud river; George Lewis, January, 1860, at home; Sarah Elizabeth Catherine, December 18, 1863, resides in Laurel Hill district; Octavia Caroline, December 27, 1866, lives at home; James Alford, November 2, 1868, lives at home. Mrs. Oxley has been a member of the Baptist Church forty years; her parents are both deceased. James A. Oxley was a teacher, and the owner of 100 acres of good farming land; good improvements, good orchard; a part of the land heavily timbered, well watered, and situated on Sycamore, twelve miles southeast from Hamlin. Mr. Oxley’s death occurred November 2, 1881, and any mail for his widow may be addressed to Griffithsville, Lincoln county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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