The Family of
Roy Gordon Oxton and
Elva Atwood Newton
Dennis J. Ahern
298 Central St.
Acton, Massachusetts 01720
1 August 1994
Reformatted and Edited by:
Alfred J. Oxton
Family party at home of Susan and Robert Rice in Townsend, bef.1989
Left to Right:
Front: Susan Rice, Elva Oxton, Mavis Newton, Flora Oxton, Martha Kirwan
PREFACE to the Edition of 10 December, 2012 2
2.1 Roy Gordon Oxton and Elva Atwood Newton 4
2.2 Alfred Josiah Oxton and Alice Edith Scott 9
2.3 Sanford Laforest Oxton and Mehitable E. Keller 13
2.4 Henry Oxton and his wife Jane Lydia Keene. 15
2.5 Henry Newcombe Oxton and Betsey Cook 16
2.5.1 Oxtons of Unknown Relation 33
2.6 William Oxdon and Mary Newcomb 36
2.6.1 Possible Siblings of William Oxdon 55
2.6.2 Some North Carolina Oxtons 56
2.6.3 Some North Dakota Oxtons 58
2.7 The Oxton Name in England 61
2.8 The Village of Oxton, Nottinghamshire, England 62
This is a genealogy of the family of Roy Gordon Oxton and Elva Atwood Newton. Much of the text in this document is computer generated; it is derived from a working data base. The data base is always being updated, so the version of the document you now have is NOT a final draft. Instead, it represents the state of knowledge as of 15-August-1994. The genealogy is divided into chapters. Each chapter is organized around a male line of descent and is named according to the surname of that male line. For example, a chapter titled "Hammerfest" describes the family of a person named Hammerfest and the families of that person's father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and so. The following chapter is organized around the male line of the last woman recorded in the previous chapter. For example, if the last marriage recorded in the "Hammerfest" chapter is the marriage of Nedward Hammerfest to Hepzibah Smattering, the next chapter is the "Smattering" chapter. Each chapter is divided into sections, one section for each family. Each section includes:
A paragraph on the father.
A paragraph on the marriage.
A paragraph on the mother.
A list of paragraphs on their descendants in the following format:
o Their children
- Their grandchildren
> Their great-grandchildren
~ Their great-great-grandchildren
A passage giving more detailed information on the family than what is kept directly in the data-base. As the database stores information only on direct ancestors and their siblings, this passage may contain information on cousins, nieces, nephews, and other connections. This passage is the only part of the section written by a human, though it may follow very much the same format as the computer-generated text.
The index contains entries for each person who appears in the data-base, and optionally for those listed in the passage written by the researcher. There is a main entry for each surname, with a sub-entry for each individual. Women are listed by their maiden names; widows who re-marry are listed both by their maiden names and by the surnames of their first husbands. If Alma Trowghastly marries Largo Hiatus and then, after his demise, marries Hubert Dawdle, she is listed under "Trowghastly" and "Hiatus" but not under "Dawdle."
If a surname contains more than one word (for instance, "de la Tante"), the index uses the last word of the name. So Plumi de la Tante is listed under "Tante". This is because people often drop these small prefixes from one generation to the next. However, the chapter title uses the fullest form of the name ("de la Tante"), including all the lowercase words preceding the last word.
The computer includes any hyphens, apostrophes, and interior capitals when looking for the last word in a name. "O'Clockley" comes under O, not C. "Nerve-Fluttering" comes under N, not F. "FitzTightly" comes under F, not T.
Numerous notes and references and many new people have been added since the previous edition. This edition has been moved from DEC where Dennis Ahern wrote it on a VAX, to be passed through a text translation and then into Ms.Word v2.0 and on through Ms.Word97 to Ms.Word2000. In the meantime, the OXTON database has undergone considerable expansion. For a complete picture you need to have access to both files.
The bulleting of children is changed in this edition. The new bullets indicate which generation the children are. (In a relative sense so to speak, not in any absolute sense.)
1 Their children
2 Their grandchildren
3 Their great-grandchildren
4 Their great-great-grandchildren
Roy Gordon Oxton, the son of Alfred Josiah Oxton and Alice Edith Scott, was born on Sunday, 27 October 1912 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He worked in the Fore River Shipyards in Quincy, Massachusetts during World War II, was Scoutmaster of Troop 2 in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the late 1950s and died at the age of 76 at 3:15 a.m. on Thursday, 13 April 1989 at St. John's Hospital in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The cause of death was a brain stem infarction. He was buried on Saturday, 15 April 1989 in Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Roy Gordon Oxton (aged 27) married Elva Atwood Newton (aged 21) on Monday, 19 February 1940 in Quincy, Massachusetts. They met1 while she was working as a nurse and he came in to the hospital with a case of what she described as walking pneumonia.
Their children are:
1Alfred John Oxton, born on Thursday, 3 April 1941 in Quincy, Massachusetts. He worked on top of Mt. Washington and in Antarctica for many years and has never married.
1 Gordon Scott Oxton, born on Tuesday, 25 January 1944 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. He married Phyllis xxx who had two children by a previous marriage.
1 Theodore Brooks Oxton, born on Saturday, 7 July 1945 in Quincy, Massachusetts. He married 1st a woman named Georgia, when he was in the U.S. Army and stationed in Germany. He later divorced her and married 2nd Arlene C. Tremblay on Friday, 23 April 1971 in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She had been born 24 July 1952 in Boston to Arthur J. Tremblay and Anne M. Cheyne. Later he divorced her and married 3rd a woman named Leslie.
Theodore Brooks and Arlene Tremblay had the following children:
2 Cathy Oxton
Theodore Brooks and Leslie had the following children:
2 Jade Oxton, born on 12 August 1974
2 Brandon Oxton, born on 19 ??? 1985
1 Glen Alan Oxton, born on Wednesday, 24 December 1947 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. He married 1st Susan J. Inman (aged 18) on Sunday, 9 November 1969 in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She had been born in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to Arthur W. Inman and Grace R. Oickle. He married 2nd Judy Rodger, 3rd Rita Ricard, 4th Sandra Giles.
Glen Alan and Susan Inman had the following children:
2 Kerri Jean Oxton
Glen Alan and Sandra Giles had the following children:
2 G.A. Oxton3, born 10 June 1984 in Lowell Massachusetts.
1 Susan Kathleen Oxton, born on Tuesday, 4 April 1950 at Somerville Hospital, Somerville, Massachusetts. Her parent's residence at the time was given as 390 Washington St. in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She married Robert Melton Rice (age 20) on Saturday, 22 May 1971 in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He had been born in Cambridge to Victor William Rice and Doris L. Wizard. They had the following children:
2 Lori Joanne Rice, born 13 August 1973. She married Shawn Giltz in Nashua New Hampshire.
2 Bryan Robert Rice, born 7 December 1976. He married Karen Ann Fabiano on 8 April 2000 in Nashua New Hampshire.
1 Flora Frances Oxton, born on Friday, 22 February 1952 in Somerville, Massachusetts. She never married. Named after Aunt Flo of Richmond Virginia.
1 Donna Isabelle Oxton, born on Friday, 30 March 1956 in Somerville, Massachusetts. She married Danny Parks Simmons, of Arkansas, on 8 January 1977 in Denver Colorado while she was in the Army. He had been born in Hope, Arkansas to Otha Parks Simmons and Rita xxx and had been in the Air Force. Donna and Danny had one son before divorcing. Donna and her son now live with Flora Frances in the family homestead at 55 Lexington Rd. in Billerica.
2 Dennis Wayne Simmons was born on 27 June 1978 in Fort Polk, Louisiana, while Donna was stationed there, and baptized in May 1979 at the First Congregational Church in Billerica, Massachusetts.
1 Ann-Marie Lynette Oxton, born on 31 July 1960 in Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She married Michael Thomas Iozzo on 15 April 1978 in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He had been born on 21 August 1957 in Waltham, Massachusetts, to Augustus Iozzo and Shirley Ann Luskin. They have the following children:
2 Jessica Michelle Iozzo, born 31 July 1978, in Lowell, Massachusetts.
2 Michael Thomas Iozzo, born a twin 26 June 1981, in Lowell, Massachusetts. He joined the U.S. Army after graduating from Nashua High School in 1999.
Jean Iozzo, born a twin 26 June 1981, in Lowell, Massachusetts.
<Ann-Marie August 1999
Alfred Josiah Oxton, the son of Sanford Laforest Oxton and Mehitable E. Keller, was born on Friday, 10 February 1860 in Camden,4 Knox County, Maine. He died at the age of 69 on Wednesday, 6 March 1929 in Pondville Hospital, Wrentham, Massachusetts. The cause of death was carcinoma of the larynx. He was buried on Friday, 8 March 1929 in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Alfred Josiah Oxton married 1st Frances E. "Fanny" Perkins, born 1865 in Warren, Maine, the daughter of Edward W. Perkins of Damirascotta, Maine. She died of a tubal rupture 8 January 18996 at 21 Everett Street, Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, buried in Fairview Cemetery, Warren, Maine.
Their children are:
1 Flora Wakefield Oxton, born on Friday, 29 August 1884 in Warren, Knox County, Maine, buried in Rye Cemetery in Rye, New Hampshire, married 1st Grover C. McQuillen (aged 22) in Waltham, Mass. on Wednesday, 2 July 1906. He had been born in Fairfield, Maine to Isaac McQuillen and Prudence E. Haven. At the time of their marriage, they were both employed in the watchmaking trade; no doubt in Waltham, which was called "Watch City" in those days. They had the following children:
2 Florence E. McQuillen, born and died 1907, buried with her mother in Fairview Cemetery, Warren, Maine.
2 Ethel McQuillen, born 7 November 1908. She married 1st a man named Brown and had Jane Brown. Prob. after Aug 1967 Ethel married 2nd Irving Lee Remick of Eliot Maine
Flora W. McQuillen married 2nd Seth E. Rand and lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
1 Albert B. "Bertie" Oxton, born on about 1 January 1886 in Warren, Knox County, Maine, died due to diphtheria after 13 days on Saturday, 22 December 1894 at 45 Bunker Hill St. in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, buried in Fairview Cemetery in Warren, Knox County, Maine. He never married.
Alfred Josiah Oxton (aged 39) was living at 18 Cleveland Ave. in Everett when he married 2nd Mrs. Jennie M. (Jervauld) Roberts, the widow of George J. Roberts, 30 May 1899 in Everett, Massachusetts. She worked as a nurse and was born in Charlestown, Mass. about 1862 to Denty Jerauld and Mary A. Wright. In 1901 he was working at the Rubber Shoe Company.
Their children were:
1 Henry LeForest Oxton, born on Monday, 9 October 1899 at 1 Bradford Place in Everett, Massachusetts, died due to bronchial croup on Thursday, 16 January 1902 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, buried in Warren, Knox County, Maine. He never married. Because this child was born less than five months after the marriage, there is a possibility that Jennie's first husband was the father. To determine that, one should look for the date of death of George J. Roberts.
1 Jerauld "Gerald" Clifton Oxton, born on Monday, 24 June 1901 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, died due to bronchitis on Tuesday, 10 March 1903 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, buried in Lynnfield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He never married.
In addition, Jennie had three children from her previous marriage: Edwin A. Roberts, born April 1885, Gertrude L. Roberts, born February 1887, and Marion E. Roberts, born August 1892.
Jennie M. died in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 27 June 1901 of eclampsia as a result of giving birth to Jerauld Clifton Oxton. She was buried in Lynnfield, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where Jerauld joined her two years later.
Alfred Josiah Oxton (aged 50) married 3rd Alice Edith Scott (aged about 37) on Wednesday, 23 November 1910 at 313 Crescent St., Waltham, Massachusetts. It was his third marriage and her first.
Alice Edith Scott, the daughter of William McGill Scott and Rebecca Maud Melvin, was born in about 1873 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. She died at the age of about 56 on Sunday, 20 January 1929 in Waltham Hospital Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The cause of death was lobar pneumonia. She was buried on Wednesday, 23 January 1929 in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Their children were:
1 Roy Gordon Oxton, born on Sunday, 27 October 1912 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, died in April 1989 in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He married Elva Atwood Newton on Monday, 19 February 1940 in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Sanford Laforest Oxton, the son of Henry Oxton and Jane Lydia Keene, was baptized on Friday, 27 July 1832 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine. He died at the age of 70 yrs. 7 mos. and 22 days on Saturday, 21 March 1903 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine.
He enlisted in the Army 20 September 1864 and mustered in as a private in Company G of the 9th Maine Volunteer Infantry on 27 September 1864, just after they withdrew from the siege of Petersburg on 25 September 1864, and was discharged 30 June 1865 at Raleigh, North Carolina after having been in hospital at Wilmington, North Carolina. He filed for an invalid pension on 15 January 1884.7 During his service, the 9th saw the following action:
Sanford Laforest Oxton married 1st Mehitable E. Keller. Mehitable E. Keller, the daughter of Moses Keller and Asenath Tolman, was born on Tuesday, 16 December 1828 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine. She died at the age of 40 on Tuesday, 11 May 1869 in West Camden, Knox County, Maine.
Their children were:
1 Alfred Josiah Oxton, born on Friday, 10 February 1860 in Camden, Knox County, Maine, died due to carcinoma of the larynx on Wednesday, 6 March 1929 in Pondville Hospital, Wrentham, Massachusetts, buried on Friday, 8 March 1929 in Mount Feake Cemetery in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He married 1st Frances E. "Fannie" Perkins, probably in Maine, 2nd Mrs. Jennie M. (Jervauld) Roberts, 30 May 1899 in Everett, Massachusetts, and 3rd Alice Edith Scott on Wednesday, 23 November 1910 at 313 Crescent St., Waltham, Massachusetts.
1 Ivan Oxton, died on Friday, 6 August 1869 in West Camden, Knox County, Maine. He never married.
Sanford Laforest Oxton married 2nd Alice Valara Nash, daughter of David Nash and Olive Thompson, 31 January 1871 in West Camden, Knox County, Maine. She was born in Belmont, Maine about 8 February 1854 and died 16 August 1902 at 2 Mt. Pleasant St. in West Rockport of unspecified tumors.
Their children were:
1 Stella Louise Oxton, born on Thursday, 10 July 1879 in West Camden, Knox County, Maine. She married Mr. Lane after March 1903 and lived in Rockland, Maine.
1 Ralph Ashbury Oxton, born on Monday, 29 October 1883 in West Camden, Knox County, Maine, lived in Worcester, Massachusetts and removed to Gorham, Maine about two years before he died there on Sunday, 19 March 1933 due to a cerebral hemorrhage. He was buried on Wednesday, 22 March 1933 in West Rockport, Knox County, Maine. He never married.
Henry Oxton, the son of Henry Newcombe Oxton and Betsey Cook, was born on Friday, 22 February 1799 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine. He died at the age of 77 on Friday, 26 May 1876 in Camden, Knox County, Maine. Henry Oxton was a cooper and married a woman named Jane Lydia Keene who was born in about 1801 in Camden, Maine.
Their children were:
1 Lydia Jane Oxton, born on 21 October 1830 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, baptized on Thursday, 21 October 1830 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine.
1 Sanford Laforest Oxton, born in July 1832, baptized on Friday, 27 July 1832 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, died on Saturday, 21 March 1903 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine. He married Mehitable E. Keller.
1 Maria Adelia Oxton, born on 22 February 1834 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, baptized on Saturday, 22 February 1834 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine.
Henry Newcombe Oxton, the son of William Oxden and Mary Newcomb, was born on Saturday, 15 June 1771 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died at the age of 72 on Saturday, 9 December 1843 in Camden, Knox County, Maine.
Henry Newcombe Oxton (aged about 21) married Betsey Cook in about 1793.
Their children were:
1 William Oxton, born on Saturday, 10 October 1795 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, died on Monday, 27 November 1826 due to drowning in the St. George River, Maine, buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Appleton, Knox County, Maine. He married Sylvia Fobes Gushee on Thursday, 4 December 1823 in Hope, Knox County, Maine. She was born 18 June 1800 in Hope, Maine and died 27 February 1836 in Union, Maine. They had the following children:
2 Amelia H. Oxton, born 11 September 1824 in Hope, Knox County, Maine, who married Benjamin B. Hills on 29 March 1849 in Union Maine and had a child, Sarah V. Hills who married Frank E. Oxton in Chelsea, Mass. in 1874.
2 William Oxton, born 1 August 1826 in Warren, Maine, died of typhoid fever and heart disease at Boston, Mass. 14 August 1863, buried at Newcomb Cemetery in Warren, Maine.8 He was a carpenter9 and married Rosalthe E. Patterson, daughter of David Patterson and Annie Thomas, on the 4th of July 1855 in Camden, Maine. She was born 9 March 1836 and died 4 December 1909 in Warren of chronic rheumatism, gout, and endocarditis, buried at Newcomb Cemetery in Warren, Maine. In 1900, Rosalthe's sister, Melvina Patterson, born March 1845 in Maine, was living with her in Warren. Rosalthe did not have any children.
William enlisted in the Army at Warren, Maine 10 September 1862 and was a Corporal in the Color Guard of Company B of the 24th Maine Volunteer Militia when he was wounded by a musket ball through the left arm on Wednesday, 27 May 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana. His term of service having expired he left for home with his regiment at the end of July 1863, contracted typhoid fever during the passage and, being too weak to proceed to Augusta, was left behind at the Discharged Soldiers Home Boston 6 August 1863, where he died a week later.
1 Mary Oxton, born on Sunday, 12 February 1797 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine.
1 Henry Oxton, born on Friday, 22 February 1799 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, died on Friday, 26 May 1876 in Camden, Knox County, Maine. He married Jane Lydia Keene.
1 John Oxton, born on Monday, 12 January 1801 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, died on Monday, 27 November 1826 due to drowning in the St. George River, Maine, buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Appleton, Knox County, Maine. He never married.
1 Eliza Oxton, born on Tuesday, 22 March 1803 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, died in Camden, Knox County, Maine. She married Archibald C. Ingraham on Tuesday, 17 May 1831. He was the ninth child, born 3 January 1803, of Deacon Job Ingraham and Lucy Tolman.
1 Polly Oxton, born in about 1805 in Camden, Knox County, Maine. She married a Mr. Regan.
1 James Holmes Oxton, born on Saturday, 23 August 1806 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, died before 1892. He married Relief Pingree Cleveland on Thursday, 3 November 1831 in Camden, Knox County, Maine. She had been born in Camden 1 March 1812 to Ebenezer Cleveland and Mary Spear Gregory and died 9 July 1892 in Warren, Maine. They had the following children:
2 Rebekah Gregory Oxton, born 18 May 1833 in Camden, Knox County, Maine, married Washington Irving Brewster 4 March 1849 in West Camden, died 19 May 1903 in Rockland, Maine. They had the following children:
3 Willis Franklin Brewster, born 7 December 1849 in Rockland Maine.
3 Milton Cleveland Brewster, born 22 December 1851
3 Edwin Delano Brewster, born 29 September 1853
3 Hannah Relief Brewster, born 30 August 1855
3 Mary Eva Brewster, born 22 June 1858
3 Washington Erving Brewster, born 7 January 1863
3 George Alden Brewster, born 12 May 1866
3 Alanson Walker Brewster, born 15 May 1870
3 Cora Emma Brewster, born 13 May 1872
3 Mariah Rachel Brewster, born 2 June 1874
3 Luke Raymond Brewster, born 16 February 1878
2 William Henry Oxton,10 born 18 July 1834 in West Camden, Knox County, Maine, died 26 May 1915 at Thomaston, Maine of lobar pneumonia. He was a farmer and married Maria R. Tucker (aged 32) of Milton, Mass. 17 September 1867 in Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Timothy and Rachel Tucker, and had been born May 1835 in Massachusetts. In 1900, they were living at Brush Hill Road in Milton, Massachusetts, but he removed to Thomaston, Maine about 1904 and is buried there in the Village Cemetery.
2 Capt. James Edward Oxton,11 born 6 November 1835 in Camden, Knox County, Maine, died 29 December 1909 in Rockport of dilation of the heart, married Susan Aravesta Keene, daughter of Isaac Keene and Susan I. Tolman, in Camden in 1861. He was captain of a vessel for some 20 years before taking up farming. He died in 1909. Susan was born 10 June 1845 in Camden, Maine, died 30 August 1918 in Rockport of valvular disease of the heart. In 1900, they were living on Rockland Street in Rockport, Maine. They had the following children:
3 Isaac Milton Oxton, born 1 June 1862 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, died 2 September 1863 at Rockville, Maine.
3 Nelly Arville Oxton, born 12 April 1863
3 Eddie James Oxton, born 2 August 1865, died 24 September 1865 at Rockville, Maine
3 Mabel Emma Oxton, born [a twin?] 1 May 1871, worked as a nurse. In 1920, she was living with her sister Lottie and her husband in Rockland.
3 Ella Maville Oxton, born [a twin?] 3 May 1871, died 17 August 1871
3 Lottie Edna Oxton, born 27 August 1878, worked as a housekeeper and married a brick mason, William W. Gregory. In 1920 they owned their own home at 12 Traverse St. in Rockland, and had the following children:
3 Maria V. Oxton, born March 1887.
4 Helen F. Gregory, born in Maine about 1906.
4 Edna M. Gregory, born in Maine about 1909.
4 Ruth E. Gregory, born in Maine about 1917.
2 Ebenezer Cleveland Oxton, born 15 March 1837 in Camden, Knox County, Maine, died 1 December 1837.
2 Ebenezer Cleveland Oxton, born 17 September 1838 in Camden, Knox County, Maine, married Helen M. Dunbar of Thomaston, Maine 1 January 1863 at Rockland, Knox County, Maine. She had been born about 31 December 1847 to Richard Dunbar and Katherine Copeland, and died of cardiac embolism in Lewiston, Maine 31 May 1930. Ebenezer was a farmer and a schoolteacher and died 27 August 1914 in Rockport of pneumonia. In 1900, they were living on Vinal Street in Rockport, Maine. They had the following children:
3 Addie Maria Oxton, born 17 January 1865, married Alonzo N. Fitzgerald 30 December 1884 in Camden, Knox County, Maine. She was the mother of four children, two of whose names are not known, but all of whom were alive in 1900 when the widow Addie was living with her parents in Rockport. Her children were:
4 Iona M. Fitzgerald, born October 1888 in Maine.
4 Herman L. Fitzgerald, born April 1893 in Maine.
4 Two unknown Fitzgeralds.
3 Fannie Relief Oxton, born 12 March 1867 in Thomaston, Maine, married Lennan B. Brewster 26 June 1885 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine.
3 Gracia Aravesto Oxton, born 14 August 1869, married Ernest Perry, a dry goods merchant, and was living at 227 Oak St. in Lewiston, Maine in 1920. Her widowed mother was living with them.
3 Maynard Sumner Oxton, born 4 September 1873, worked as a milkman and married Elena M. Smith (age 23) 4 November 1903 in Rockland, Maine. In 1920, Maynard was a shipping clerk in a produce store and they owned their own home at 18 Suffolk St. in Rockland.
2 John Waldron Oxton, born 12 April 1840 in Camden, Knox County, Maine, Private in Company F of the 26th Maine Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, enlisted 10 September 1862, mustered in at Bangor, Maine 11 October 1862, discharged 17 August 1863, lived for a while in Hope, Maine, and died a widower 16 March 1911 in Searsport, Maine of acute dilation of the heart. He married Albina Rosamond Anace Keller 1 July 1865 in Camden. She died 2 February 1885 at West Rockport, Maine. He was a farmer and stone mason.
They had the following children:
3 Carrie Adella Oxton, born 31 May 1866, married Mr. Young.
3 Walton Herbert Oxton, born 14 September 1867 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, he worked as a carpenter and married Rosa W. Roseland 30 September 1891 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine. She had been born January 1869 in Sweden or Finland to Johanna Roseland, died in Boston (aged 77y, 1m, 4d) of hypertensive heart disease and uremia 14 February 1946, buried 16 February in Milton, Massachusetts. They were living at 123 West Street in Hyde Park, Norfolk County, Mass. in 1900. They had the following children:
4 Clarence A. Oxton, born August 1892 in Maine. Could this be Clarence Augustus Oxton, born in Rockland who married Anna M. Dawson in Milton, Mass. in 1918 and had a child, Muriel Rose Oxton, born 22 January 1921 in Everett, Massachusetts, and died in Melrose in 1956? Anna was a nurse and had been born about 1899 in New Brunswick. Look for his marriage in Milton 1918 and death in Melrose 1956. Look for Muriel's marriage in Malden 1942.
4 Helen M. Oxton, born January 1895 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, died 26 March 1902 of meningitis in Boston, Mass.
4 Edith May Oxton, born 7 March 1902 at 48 Idaho St., Boston, Mass.
4 Ernest Walton Oxton, born 5 September 1909 in Mattapan, died February 1985, married Ella Lois Piper13 (aged 18) 26 June 1932 in Boston. She had been born in Boston to Boynton W. Piper and Stella B. York. They had Glenn Arthur Oxton, born 11 December 1939 in Weymouth, Mass., and Lee Ernest Oxton, born 1937 in Weymouth who married Elaine Elizabeth Power (aged 16) 7 December 1957 in Weymouth. She was born in Rockville, Connecticut to Louis R. Piper and Pauline E. Smith. They may have had a child, Lee Ernest Oxton, Jr. the following year in Quincy, Massachusetts, but Elaine and Lee divorced and on 7 September 1962 Lee married Robert Ellis Joy (aged 22) in Rockland, Massachusetts. He had been born in Rockville, Connecticut to Louis R. Joy and Pauline E. Smith.
3 Charles Irving Oxton, born 2 June 1869 in Camden, married Flora May Heaward in Round Pond, Maine. She had been born in Brewer, Maine. They had the following children:
4 Three children whose names and genders are not yet known. Two did not survive their first year, born 1892 and 1901, one stillborn, 1912.
4 Leroy W. Oxton, born in Rockland 3 September 1897, died December 1971 in Ducktrap Lincolnville County Maine, married Gladys Bennet (age 24) 23 March 1934 in Camden. She was born in Searsmont to Loring W. Bennet, a stonecutter who had been born in Hope, Maine, and Ivie L. Evans of Hope.
4 Bernice V. Oxton, 16 July 1899. She married Edward Kobs in 1917 and Stanton Collemer in 1931.
4 Arthur Leslie Oxton, born 25 September 1901 in South Hope, Maine14, worked as an optician and married Eva Lillian Brown (age 27) in Brookline, Mass. on 2 November 1929. She had been born in Lubec, Maine to Leonard Brown and Irene Morang. They divorced. Arthur was working as a clerk in Lincolnville when he married 2nd Irene G. Miller (age 30) on 7 October 1933 in Camden. She was a nurse and had been born in North Attleborough, Mass. to Arthur Miller and Maud Gashire. Arthur Leslie died in March 1983.
4 Raymond W. Oxton, born 1913. He married Myrtle Huntly who was born in 1912.
3 Edward Augustus Oxton, born 1 November 1871 at West Rockport, Knox County, Maine, worked as a carriage painter and lived in North Stoughton, Mass., when he married Tillie May Burkett (aged 23) 1 November 1894 in Thomaston, Maine. She worked as a domestic in Thomaston, Maine, where she had been born in 1867 to Isaac H. Burkett and Fannie E. Kilbour [or Killborn]. In 1920, they owned their own home at 183 West Main St. in Thomaston. Tillie died in 1943 and is buried in the Village Cemetery in Thomaston. They had the following children:
4 Marjorie Cleveland Oxton, born 1 February 1902, died 12 August 1902 in Boston of Cholera Infantum.
4 Ralph Keeler Oxton, born 21 November 1903 at 72 Richmond St., Boston, Mass, died January 1986 in Bradenton, Manatee County Florida.
3 Susan Mary Oxton, born 12 April 1874 at Lincolnville, Maine, married Mr. Hemenway.
John and Albina Oxton lived in Lincolnville, Maine from 1873 to 1880, then moved to Camden. After Albina's death, John W. Oxton married 2nd Lavina B. Curtis 16 August 1891 in Frankfort, Maine. They were living in South Hope, Maine in 1903 and John suffered from chronic diarrhea, contracted while in service at Oppolusas, Louisiana on 15 April 1863.
2 Alvin15 Tolman Oxton, born on Monday, 21 June 1841 in Camden, Knox County, Maine, married Margaret "Agreta" Waitstill Keene, born June 1851 in Maine, on Saturday, 17 November 1866 in Camden. He was a successful miner in California and a prosperous farmer in Rockland, Maine, died 4 September 1915 at 15 Summer Street in Rockland of stomach cancer and appendicitis. They had the following children:
3 Annie Isabel Oxton, born 25 October 1868 in St. George, Maine, married Charlie Osborn Rokes of Rockland 7 November 1888 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine. He was born 1865, died in 1932. She died 14 August 1944, possibly in Thomaston. They are both buried there in the Village Cemetery.
3 Arthur Oxton, born 29 April 1871 in Rockland, died 17 June 1871.
3 Elbert Alvan Oxton, born a twin 25 September 1875 in Rockland, Maine. In 1920, Elbert was working as a milkman. He was still single and living with his widowed mother on a farm on Bog Road in Rockland, next door to his twin brother Elden and his wife.
3 Elden Albert Oxton, born a twin 25 September 1875 in Rockland, Maine, married Beulah May Sylvester16 (aged 33) 1 January 1912 in Rockville, Maine. She was the daughter of Harlan P. Sylvester and Sarah F. Mills. In 1920 they were living on a farm they owned on Bog Road in Rockland, next door to Elden's twin and their widowed mother.
3 A child whose name and gender is not yet known.
2 Harvey Hewitt Oxton, born August 1842 in Camden, Knox County, Maine, married Floretta Aminda Eppard of Madison, Iowa 6 January 1879. They had the following child: Elmer A. Oxton born 1 October 1880.
2 Mary "May" Emily Oxton, born 26 October 1843 in Camden, Knox County, Maine, married Frederick Otice Johnson, a builder, 8 October 1871 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine. They had the following children:
3 Ella Amelia Johnson, born 3 September 1872
3 Alfred Everett Johnson, born 28 June 1874
3 Clarence Elma Johnson, born 29 May 1876
2 George Franklin Oxton, born 11 July 1845 in Camden, Knox County, Maine, married Mary Mariah Johnson of Rockland 25 December 1872 in Rockland, Maine, died 12 November 1883 at Warren, Maine. He was an engineer in Blue Hill, Hancock County, Maine. She was the daughter of Isaac Johnson. They had the following child:
3 Velma Leona Oxton, born 27 December 1873 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, died 18 November 1902 in Boston of oedema glottidis.17
2 Elizabeth Aldana Oxton, born 31 January 1848 in Camden, Knox County, Maine, died 18 May 1919, buried at Starret Cemetery in Warren, Maine. She married Eugene H. Payson of Warren 25 December 1873 in West Camden. He was born 23 April 1849, died 26 June 1907, buried at Starret Cemetery in Warren, Maine. They had the following children:
3 Alice Oxton Payson, born 20 December 1874
3 Olin A. Payson, born 7 July 1876
3 Virgil T. Payson, born 2 August 1880, died 10 January 1948, buried at Starret Cemetery in Warren, Maine. He married Bertha M. Oxton, born 13 March 1885, died 4 November 1955, buried at Starret Cemetery in Warren, Maine.
3 Elmer A. Oxton, born 1 October 1880
2 Samuel Oxton, born 1852 in Camden, Knox County, Maine, lost overboard from the schooner Pilot's Bride 15 October 1873. He never married.
1 Erastus F. Oxton, born at Rockland, Maine about 1812, died 25 July 1879 at Camden, buried 31 July in Rockland Maine, worked as a cobbler and married Mary B. Barnes, also of Rockland, 14 December 1837 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine. She may be the widow Mary B. Oxton who died (aged 76y 4m) 19 February 1894 in Rockport. She had been born in Camden. They had the following children:
2 Adolphus L. Oxton, born 19 March 1839 at West Camden, Maine, enlisted 29 August 1862 in Co. E of the 20th Maine, discharged 4 June 1865, died, a widower, 28 August 1922 at San Francisco, California, cremated 30 August 1922 at Cypress Lawn Cemetery. The cause of death was gangrene of both legs. He married 1st Abigail L. Packard in June 1858. She died in Belfast, Maine. He went west to California as a blacksmith in 1867, and married 2nd Adelia Murray in San Francisco either January 1868 or 7 May 1869. She died 1879 in San Francisco. He was in Sonoma City California in 1914 at Camp Meeker.
They had the following children:18
3 Estella L. Oxton, born 4 August 1869 in San Francisco.
3 Annie M. Oxton, born 23 December 1870 in California, worked as a domestic servant in 1900. Her mother was born in New York.
3 George W. Oxton, born 3 January 1874.
3 Elmara Oxton, born 13 June 1874.
3 Amelia M. Oxton, born 13 June 1876. Is this the daughter, "Millie" who wrote to Washington 16 October 1892 from the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institution in Berkeley, California pleading that the applied for increase in her father's pension be speedily granted as they were destitute?
While in service, Adolphus was wounded by gunshot in the right hand at the Battle of Antietam, Sharpsburg, Maryland 17 September 1862, and wounded in the right hip at the Battle of the Wilderness 5 May 1864. His pension record does not indicate if he was involved in the heroic stand of the 20th Maine on Little Round Top at Gettysburg.
In 1900 Adolphus and his daughter, Annie, were living next door to his cousin, Sanford Laforest Oxton, on Mt. Pleasant Street in Rockport. He was working then as a cooper of lime casks. He was discharged from the Soldiers Home at Togus, Maine 1 December 1904 and was at Camp Meeker, Sonoma City, California in 1914. It is curious that he went back and forth between Maine and California. Note that his brother, Franklin, was also in San Francisco at that time.
2 Franklin A. Oxton, born 6 November 1840, Private in Company B of the 1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry in the Civil War, enlisted at Thomaston, Maine 19 September 1861, disabled 29 June 1862 when his horse fell on him while on picket duty at Front Royal, Virginia, taken prisoner 9 September 1862 while in hospital at Frederick, Maryland, exchanged on parole 1 November 1862, discharged as convalescent 24 February 1863, died 22 December 1903 at West Rockport, Maine. He had been a sailor before the war, and married Addie S. Collamore. She divorced him 8 February 1875 in San Francisco, California and was awarded custody of their minor child, Amos H. Oxton. She died in California about 1878. They had the following children:
3 Amos H. Oxton, born December 1865 in West Camden, Knox County, Maine. It is not known what became of the child, Amos, as he would have been only about 13 when his mother died. Look for him in California records.
Franklin married 2nd Edna Frances (St. Clair) Mitchell, widow of Abner R. Mitchell, 1 January 1880 at Camden, Maine. She had been born to Gilford St. Clair and Lenore Payson on the 4th of July 1852 in Rockland, Maine. Her father was a ship's carpenter, born in East Vinson, and her mother had been born in Hope Corner. She died of carcinoma of the intestines on 6 June 1935 and was buried on 8 June in West Rockport, Maine. They had the following children:
3 Gracie L. Oxton, born 31 January 1881, married a Mr. Keller and, in 1920 was working as an accountant for a moving picture theater and rented a home at 49 Granite St. in Rockland. Gracie's widowed mother, and her daughter, Marion, age four, were living there, but her husband was absent at the time of the census. Gracie lived at 28 Elm Street in Rockland, Maine in 1935 when she received the balance of $8.00 from her mother's Civil War widow's pension. They had the following children:
4 Marion F. Keller, born about 1916.
3 Willie L. Oxton, born 20 October 1885, (Where?) Possibly this is the William S. Oxton who's listed with them on the 1900 census as having been born October 1883 in Maine. A William C. Oxton died (aged 26y, 10d) on 20 October 1908 of a broken neck from a fall while at work as a carpenter in Belfast, Maine. He was single and Franklin and Edna are listed as his parents.
2 Amos B. Oxton, born 10 June, baptized 15 June 1843 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, died 20 August 1914 of valvular disease of the heart. He worked as a farmer and married Melinda (Melissa) J. Collamore 20 May 1866 at Searsmont, Waldo County, Maine. She had been born May 1853 in Maine and had five children, only one of whom was alive in 1900 when they were living on Rockland Street in Rockport, Maine. They had the following children:
3 Warren B. Oxton, born 25 August 1866 in Camden, Knox County, Maine, died 23 January 1867 in Camden.
3 Carrie Oxton, died 2 July 1867 in Camden.
3 Caro Oxton, born 9 July 1867 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine.
3 Lizzie F. Oxton, born 15 December 1868 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, died 29 April 1875 at West Camden, recorded/buried? 6 May 1875 in Rockland.
3 A child whose name and gender is unknown.
2 Delora Amelia Oxton, born and baptized 24 February 1846 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine.
2 George K. Oxton, born and baptized 6 October 1849 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine.
2 Almond B. Oxton, born 2 April, baptized 22 April 1854 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, died 21 August 1912 in Rockport of a cerebral hemorrhage. He worked as a clerk and married Alda Rokes of South Hope, Maine 3 October 1877 at West Camden. In his Civil War pension application, Adolphus states that the civil and/or church records of his birth were destroyed in a fire and that "Almond had family bible as he had old home. Edith [?] doesn't know where it is." Alda had been born February 1851 in South Hope, Maine to Phineas P. Rokes and Mary A. Sidenfisher, and died, a widow, of pulmonary phithis 6 August 1914 (aged 53y, 5m, 11d). In 1878, Almond was a butcher and a painter. By 1900 they were living on Mt. Pleasant Street in Rockport and had the following children:
3 Herbert Leon Oxton, born 2 August 1878 in West Camden, Maine, worked as a teamster and married Elizabeth E. Annis 28 May 1901 in Rockport. In 1920, Herbert was a collector for a furniture store and they had a house with a mortgage at 30 Warren St. in Rockland. They had the following children:
4 Thelma E. B. Oxton, born 23 February 1902 in Rockport.
4 Elmer Chapman Oxton, born about 1907 in Rockland, married Mary Leola Martin (aged 17), daughter of William Martin (b. Scotland) and Hattie Mathews (b. Swan's Island, Maine). Elmer found work as a chauffeur in Northport, Maine, where they had Elizabeth Mary Oxton19, born 13 May 1928. They moved to Belfast where Elmer drove a truck and they had Richard Elmer Oxton, born 29 June 1930, and Carleen Marie Oxton on 18 May 1932. Elmer was unemployed when they had George Franklin Oxton in Augusta, Maine on 27 November 1933. They had Herbert Leon Oxton, born 26 August 1936 in Hallowell, Maine.
4 Laura May Oxton, born 12 May 1921 in Rockland.
3 Nellie E. Oxton, born January 1880 in Maine.
3 Cassie E. M. Oxton, born August 1881 in Maine.
3 Katie A. C. Oxton, born February 1889 in Maine.
1 Robert Oxton, born on Monday, 17 April 1809 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, died 18 April 1884 at West Camden. He married 1st Lydia Ingraham, born 1816 in West Camden, Maine and lived in Montville, Maine in 1850. They had the following children:
2 Joseph A. Oxton20, born 29 December 1834 at West Rockport, Maine, Private in Company F of the 26th Maine Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, enlisted 10 September 1862, mustered in at Bangor, Maine 11 October 1862, discharged 29 April 1863, died 29 March 1917 at 92 Pleasant St., Rockland, Maine, buried 31 March 1917 at Achorn Cemetery in Rockland, Maine. The cause of death was chronic asthma and Bright's disease.
While in the service, on the last day of October 1862, Joseph was severely injured by an insane soldier whom he had been detailed to take care of at Arlington Heights, Virginia. Before the war, he had been a farmer.
Joseph A. Oxton married Emeline "Emma" Charity Thompson 29 September 1861 at Camden, Maine. She was born 26 February 1844 at West Rockport, Maine, the daughter of Hughey Thompson and Melathiah Andrews. In 1927 she was living at 92 Pleasant St., Rockland, Maine and died there on 14 April 1932. They had the following children:
3 Joseph Wilbur "William" Oxton, born 7 September 1862 at Rockport, Knox County, Maine, married Emma F. Palmer 17 October 1889 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, died 10 June 1944 in Stoughton, Massachusetts of chronic myocarditis and arthritis. She had been born about 1860 in Thomaston, Maine to Benjamin F. Palmer and Harriet Sterling, died (age 71y, 1m, 3d) in Stoughton, Mass. of chronic myocarditis 10 May 1936, buried 13 May at Evergreen Cemetery, Stoughton. In 1900, he was working as a painter and they lived at 84 Broad Street in Rockland, Maine. In April of 1917, they were living at 637 Warren Street, Roxbury, Massachusetts, but they moved to Stoughton about 1927. At the time of his death, he was the proprietor of a variety store. They had the following children:
4 Percy Raymond "Pressey" Oxton, born 14 October 1889, died 15 March 1890 at Rockland, Maine.
4 Mildred B. Oxton, born 5 October 1893.
3 Ada Louisa Oxton, born 18 March 1866 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine.
2 Olive T. Oxton, born 20 January 1837 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine.
2 Melvin R. Oxton, born 10 October, baptized 29 October 1840 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, died 18 September 1884 in Rockport, buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Montville, Maine. He may have been the father of the Sidney Oxton who was a candy maker.
2 John Wesley Oxton, born 2 December 1844 in West Camden, baptized 22 December in Rockport, died (married) 28 December 1916 in West Rockport of cancer of the bowel, buried in West Rockport Cemetery. He was a merchant and had lived in West Rockport for 50 years. He married 1st Sadie Estelle "Sarah" Day, and had two children. After she died, he married 2nd Ina Izora Leeman with whom he had three children. See section 2.5.1.
2 Alice V. Oxton, baptized 19 December 1847 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine.
2 A child whose name and gender is not yet known.
There is a bit of a mystery in that the death certificate of Frank E. Oxton, who died in Massachusetts in 1910, lists his parents as Robert Oxton and Lydia Ingraham, but his age at death, if accurate, suggests he was born six years after Lydia died. This family should be located in the 1850 and 1860 census. The following information is given on Frank.
Frank Egar Oxton, of Montville, Maine, who married Harriet "Hattie" Belle Felker, of Searsmont, Maine, either 3 October 1875 at Montville, or 13 October 1875 at Searsmont, Waldo County, Maine. She had been born in Pittston, Maine, the daughter of Isaiah C. Felker and Amanda M. King, died of arteriosclerosis (aged 82y 11m 2d) 5 September 1938 in Boylston, Mass., buried 7 September in Pine Grove Cemetery, Boylston. They had lived in Boylston since 1910. They had a son, Augustus H. Oxton, who died (aged 15) of traumatic tetanus 13 July 1896 at the S. Gen. Hospital in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He had been born in Maine, but the family was living in North Andover, Mass. at the time21. Frank died 19 October 1910 in Brookfield, Mass. of cerebral apoplexy. He was married at the time and his age was given as 52 years, 7 months, and 25 days.
Lydia Ingraham Oxton died 24 April 1852 (aged 35y 4m 22d), buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Montville, Maine.
Robert Oxton married 2nd Hannah Morton [or Moulton?] (1823-1903) on Sunday, 21 August 1853 in Waldo County, Maine. She had been born in Bristol, Maine, and they had six children, of whom we know the following:
2 William Thomas Oxton, born about 1861 in Montville, a farmer who married 1st Ida May Pierce. She was born about 15 June 1872 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Joseph A. Pierce of Bangor, Maine and Abigail Grant of Palermo, Maine. They had the following children:
3 Nellie May Oxton, born 12 December 1887 in Montville, Maine. The birth record states that A. G. Oxton, uncle, gave oath that he remembered this birth. Nellie May (aged 27) married Charles Henry Hawks (aged 29) 18 March 1915 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was a millwright and had been born in Walpole, New Hampshire to Charles S. and Jennie A. Clemons. At the time of her mother's death, Nellie May was living at 103 Alden Street in Springfield.
3 Myrtis C. Oxton (female), born 5 April 1890 in Montville. In 1900 she was boarded with David [or Daniel] Baker and his wife Mary C. in Liberty, Waldo County, Maine. Also boarding there was Olive V. Oxton, born June 1891. Was she a sister of Myrtis?
3 Elmer H. Oxton, born about 1906 in Maine. In 1920, he was living with his father and stepmother and their four children in Searsmont, Waldo County where his father worked as a laborer.
William and Ida divorced and she died of senility and arteriosclerosis 19 June 1946 in Springfield, Massachusetts, buried there in Oak Grove Cemetery on 22 June.
William Thomas Oxton (aged 47) married 2nd Cora M. Thompson (aged 21) 2 August 1908 in Caribou, Maine. She had been born 1886 in either Lewiston, or Limestone, Maine to Russell Thompson (b. Kennebec, Maine) and Maggie E. Blake (b. Penobscot, Maine). She died in 1923. They had the following children:
3 Omer C. Oxton, born 13 August 1909 in Warren, Maine, died 2 September 1909 of cholera infantum in Limestone, Maine.
3 Arthur L. Oxton, born 15 July 1911 in Searsmont, Maine. Is this the same as Arthur Leslie Oxton? An Arthur L. Oxton married Jennie Evelyn Ames 3 August 1942 in Belfast. If this Arthur L. was Arthur Leslie Oxton, it would be his third marriage. See section on unconnected Oxtons for expansion.
3 Unknown child, died before 1920.
3 Hattie M. Oxton, born 5 March 1913 in Thorndike, Maine.
3 Phineas William Oxton, born 5 February 1915 in Thorndike, Maine, married Evelyn M. Thomas in Beverly, Mass. in 1949. She had been born about 1932 in Concord, Vermont. They had the following children:
4 Linda Sue Oxton, born 16 October 1951 in Beverly, Mass.
4 Bruce Rainey Oxton, born 10 February 1953 in Beverly, Mass.
4 Edward Arthur Oxton, born 15 April 1954 in Beverly, Mass.
4 Peter David Oxton, born 19 June 1955 in Beverly, Mass.
4 Ann Marie Oxton, born 14 July 1956 in Beverly, Mass.
4 Possibly Brenda Lee Oxton, born 1957 in Beverly, Mass.
3 Ralph Edward Oxton, born 26 August 1917 in Thorndike, Maine.
3 Unknown child
3 Richard Myrol Oxton, born 31 October 1921 in Montville, Maine.
3 Myrtle A. Oxton, born 25 March 1928 in Belfast, died the next day.
2 Charles Bean Oxton, born 26 October 1866 in Montville, Waldo County, Maine, married Allena Hannah (Richards) George, 17 April 1905, and died (aged 40) of an intestinal obstruction and peritionitis 14 May 1907 in Montville. They had the following child:
3 Ruth Maud Oxton, born 14 September 1906, in Montville Maine, died 25 November 1988, in Waterville Maine.
2 Alvin Gersham22, or, Gershorn A., Oxton, born Montville, Maine, is the sixth child of Robert Oxton. He married Myra V. Sheldon, born Montville, and had four children before Carrie E. Oxton, born 22 April 1907 in Montville, and Blanche Edna Oxton, born 25 February 1912 in Montville. In 1920, they owned their own home with a mortgage in Montville and Gershorn was a farmer. Their oldest child was Frank Adriel Oxton, born in Montville, who died of lobar pneumonia and tuberculosis (aged 72) 15 November 1966 in Boylston, Mass., buried 19 November in Greenwood Cemetery, Montville. Frank Adriel married Helen Doucette23 and had at least one child.
According to a letter inserted below from Sadie Esther Stover Oxton, Edmund Vesper Oxton is of the first marriage of Robert Oxton. Edmund's birth date would imply there must be a generation between him and Robert.
3 Edmund Vesper "Edward" Oxton, born August 1875 in Warren, Maine, married 1st Evaline R. Hills, born June 1873 in Warren, Maine. He worked as a carpenter and was living at 11 Tufts Ave. in Everett, Mass. in 1900. Evelyn died before 1924, possibly as early as 1905. They had a son, Lloyd Wright Oxton, born 10 March 1901 in Union, Maine who worked as a farm laborer in Warren in 1920 and married Beulah Beatrice Coggin (age 18) on 8 March 1924 in Rockland. She was the daughter of William A. Coggin, a watchman from Union, Maine, and Fostera Austin of Appleton, Maine. On 2 July 1924, Beulah gave birth to a girl child in Rockland. They had Philip Joel Oxton 13 October 1926 in Thomaston.
3 Edmund Vesper Oxton married 2nd Susan Mary Averell of Warren Maine. In 1920 they were renting a house at 14 Rockland St. in Rockport and had the following children:
4 Alden W. Oxton, born about August 1906 in Rockland, died of pneumonia 12 February 1908 in Warren.
4 Ella A. Oxton, born 13 February 1908 in Warren.
4 Alfred Edmund Oxton, born 1 December 1909 in Warren, married Florence N. Packard (aged 19) 28 November 1933 in Warren, Maine. He was working in aviation. She was a student, born in Warren to Loring C. Packard and Rosalie F. Butler. Alfred's middle name was given as Edward in the marriage record, but Edmund at the birth of their daughter. Their child, Avis May Oxton, was born 22 April 1934 in Rockland, Maine. Alfred's occupation was then listed as laborer. Perhaps the deepening depression cost him his job in aviation. Things did not go well for them. Avis took sick and spent two years and four months in the Boston Children's Hospital with a brain tumor. She died there 29 April 1941 and was buried 1 May 1941 in the Packard family plot at the Riverview Cemetery in Warren, Maine. At the time of Avis' death, Florence gave her name as Lane, residing at 509 Cumberland Ave., Portland, Maine. Had she divorced Alfred and remarried by this time? In 1959 an Alfred E. and Sadie Oxton were living at 232 Middle St. in Bath, Maine and he was working in the paint department at Bath Iron Works.
According to a letter from Sadie Esther Oxton, 232 Middle Street, Bath, Maine 04530, dated 5 August 1996 Sadie Esther Stover married Alfred Edmund Oxton on 12 December 1939 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. They met while he was flying passengers around the Boothbay Area in 1938. They lived at 42 Union Street. Alfred Edmund worked at Bath Iron Works in Bath. Their first son, Sherwood Lee Oxton was born 5 March 1942 in Boothbay Harbor. They lived at 655 Middle Street until July of 1946. Alfred Edmund went into Airfreight at Rockland where their second son, Kenneth Allan Oxton, was born on 23 September 1946. Alfred Edmund returned to B.I.W's Paint Department in 1950 as finish painter Leadman. He retired in the spring of 1972 and died 8 February 1990. His parents were Susan Mary Avenill of Thomaston and Edmund Vesper Oxton of Warren. He was one of 10 children and a half brother Lloyd Oxton now deceased.
The letter goes on to say: "An early Robert Oxton had two wives and six children with each. My husband's branch was by the first; Gersham [poss. Gershorn. -ajo] was by the second wife. [It is more likely the other way round from the looks of the dates or else there is another generation to be inserted. -ajo]
"Edmund called Gersh half Uncle, Gersh had a son LeRoy [by his] wife Florence. LeRoy had two sons I know, Robert, & Burleigh. Robert is in Wiscassat, Burleigh is in Bath School Dept."
4 Marion L. Oxton (female), born 25 February 1912 in Belfast.
4 Carl E. Oxton, born 28 July 1913 in Thomaston. At the time, the family was living in Northport and Edmund was working as a laborer.
4 Thelma Bernice Oxton, born 9 July 1915 in Morrell, Maine, died in childbirth.
4 David Winfield Oxton, born 14 September 1917 in Rockville. Is this the David Oxton of Waldoboro whose number was amongst the first 2,000 pulled from the fishbowl in Washington when the first draft was held just before W.W.II? Is this the David Oxton who wed Charlotte Johnson? She was from Thomaston, the daughter of Mason Johnson and Clara Kendall.
4 Lee B. Oxton (male), born about October 1918.
4 Elizabeth Oxton, born 14 March 1921 in Warren.
4 Paul Ashley Oxton, born 2 June 1923
? Leroy M. Oxton, born in 1898 in Montville, Maine, to Gersham Oxton of Robert Oxton's second wife. He married Ardelle Florence Harriman and lived in Beverly, Mass. in 1920. She had been born about 1902 in either Montville, or Liberty, Maine. They had Robert Leroy Oxton, born 23 April 1921 in Beverly, Massachusetts. In 1922, they were in Montville where Leroy was working as a milkman when their daughter Evelyn Flora Oxton was born 20 August 1922. They had Alfred Burleigh Oxton 13 September 1926 in Liberty Maine. A Burleigh A. and Arlene L. Oxton lived at 301 Centre St. in Bath in 1959. Robert L. and Belma S. Oxton24 lived at 228 Centre St. in Bath [next door to Burleigh?] Robert worked as an auto mechanic at 37 Washington St. Belma worked as a waitress at Lund's Grove, 228 Centre St. [hmm, same address as residence?]
The following people have not been connected yet.
? Arthur L. Oxton. Is this the same as Arthur Leslie Oxton? An Arthur L. Oxton married Jennie E. Ames 3 August 1942 in Belfast. If this were Arthur Leslie Oxton, it would be his third marriage. There was also an Arthur L. Oxton (aged 17) boarding with Berton Andrews on State St. in Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine in 1920. He was working as a salesman in the Branch store and living next door were a Rufus and Martha Kallock.
? Arthur L. R. Oxton who married Geneva M. Gray and had Frances A. Oxton, born about 1949 in Vinalhaven, Maine who married Carl F. Philbrook (aged 24) 1 March 1968 in Boston. He was born in Vinalhaven to William Philbrook and Ethel L. Nelson.
? Maynard Oxton who married Emma Palmer of Thomaston? She was the daughter of Benjamin and Harriet Palmer. This appears to be the same Emma Palmer who married Joseph Wilbur "William" Oxton.
? John W. Oxton, born 2 December 1844 in Rockport, Knox County, Maine to Robert Oxton and Lydia Ingraham as John Wesley Oxton (supra). May have married a Sadie E. "Sarah" Day who had a daughter, Laura Estelle Oxton who married Frank H. Lord 24 June 1903 in Lawrence, Mass., and died 25 March 1881 at West Camden, Maine, buried [or recorded?] 31 March 1881 at Rockland. This Laura Estelle Oxton's marriage record gives her age as 24 and that she was born in West Rockport, Maine, which, if correct, means she is not the same person as Estella L. Oxton, born 4 August 1869 in San Francisco to Adolphus Oxton and Adelia Murry. Could this John Wesley Oxton be the same as the John W. below?
? Could "Sarah" Day be the same person as the Sarah E. Collins of Union, Maine who married a John W. Oxton of Camden 25 June 1876 at Camden?
? Or could she be the Sarah E. Spear of Thomaston who married a John W. Oxton of West Camden 19 January 1868 at West Camden?
? Or could she be the Sarah R. Bryant of Camden who married a John W. Oxton of Camden 22 May 1870 at Camden?
? John W. Oxton who married an Ina S. Lesuar, born April 1871 in Liberty, Maine, about 1890. In 1900, he owned a general store and they lived on Rockland Street in Rockport. He probably had been married before as Ina was listed as the mother of two children, both of whom were alive, and Lena was born before their marriage. They, or at least John, had the following children:
2 Lena B. Oxton, born October 1878 in Maine, worked as a saleswoman, probably in her father's general store in 1900.
2 A Westley Leman Oxton, born 21 November 1893 in Rockport, Maine is recorded as being the first child of John and Ina. He married Leola E. Barrows on 16 September 1919 in Rockville, Maine. She was the daughter of Charles and Ida Barrows and was born about 1902 in Rockport. In 1920, Westley (or Wesley) worked as a farmer, and they were living at 61 Rockland St. in Rockport, next door to the widow Ina Oxton who was the proprietor of a grocery store.
2 ? Olive V. Oxton, born June 1891, who was boarding with David [or Daniel] Baker and his wife Mary C. in Liberty, Waldo County, Maine in 1900. Also boarding was Myrtis C. Oxton (female), daughter of William Thomas Oxton and Ida May Pierce. Were they sisters? Is this after William and Ida were divorced?
? Marguerite Oxton, born 20 June 1898 in Rockport Maine, died in West Rockport of influenza and bronchial pneumonia 14 February 1920 (aged 20y 7m 24d). Mother's name appears to be Ina I. Seman, rather than Ina S. Lesaur. Father's name given as Henry W. Oxton on birth record.
? Robert I. Oxton, born about 1907. Could this be the John W. Oxton of South Hope, Maine who married a Zelinda Robbins of Lincolnville at Lincolnville 7 August 1887?
? John Oxton who died 18 March 1935 in Pittston, Maine, buried 21 March 1935 in Hallowell, Maine. He had been born in Russia and was married when he died of nephritis at the age of 56.
? George Oxten, born December 1874 in Russia, who was boarding at 251 Canal Street in Lawrence, Mass. in 1900.
? Edward Oxten of Camden who wed Margaret Keene of Camden 17 September 1861 at Camden, Maine.
? Mary M. Oxton, born November 1852 in Maine who was servant to Elijah Walker at 15 Pleasant Avenue, Somerville, Mass. in 1900.
? Sidney Oxton, born May 1881 in Maine, who was servant to William M. Shaw in Greenville, Maine in 1900. His parents were Melvin Oxton, born in Montville, and Lizzie Thomas, born in Warren. He became a candymaker in Rockland, Maine and married Alice McKay (aged 24) on 8 April 1903 in Union, Maine. She was the daughter of Hugh McKay, a harness maker of Eureka, Nova Scotia and Elizabeth Frazer. Alice grew very stout from eating all the "reject" chocolates. They had a son, Sidney Oxton.
? Mrs. Lizzie Oxton of Warren who married Elden Jones of Warren 26 March 1889 at Union, Maine.
? Mrs. A. R. Oxton who died 2 February 1885 at West Camden, Maine was aged 37 yrs, 2 mos, and 9 days. She would have been born about 1848 but quite likely not as an Oxton.
? James Oxton who died 24 May 1889 at West Camden. Possibly James Holmes Oxton.
? Emma L. Oxton of Rockland, Maine who married Fred A. Thorndike of Rockland 27 September 1879 at Rockville, Maine.
? Ebenezer Cleveland Oxton, born about 1810, who died in West Camden, Knox County, Maine.
? Charles P. [or B?] Oxton who married Carrie E. Cooper 20 July 1890 in Montville, Waldo County, Maine. They had the following children:
? Clara Oxton, born 6 February 1895 at 74 Mount Vernon Street in Lawrence, Mass.
? Bertha Oxton, born 9 September 1897 at 84 Mount Vernon Street in Lawrence, Mass.
? Charles L. Oxton, born about 1900 in Montville, Maine, married Marcia Moody (aged 18) 9 May 1920 in Unity, Maine. She was born in Appleton, Maine to Frank and Edna Moody. They had Linwood Cicel Oxton, born 25 May 1922 in Liberty, Maine.
? Was this the Charles Oxton who was the father of Simon who was living in Lawrence when he married in 1896? Was this the Charles Oxton who died, a widower, (aged 38?) 17 April 1905 in Liberty, Maine?
? Simon Oxton (aged 28) who married Wladeslawa Razwilaiczinne (aged 23) 8 August 1896 in Boston. He lived in Lawrence, Mass. and had been born in Russia to Charles and Eva Oxton. She had been born in Russia to Charles and Gudwig Razwilaiczinne.
? Ella A. Oxton of Montville, Maine, who married Charles E. Thompson of Taunton, Mass. 3 June 1874 at Searsmont, Waldo County, Maine.
? Michael Oxton, born in Poland, who was married to Katie Krusch, also of Poland, and had a son, John Oxton born 2 August 1901 in at 47 Union Street in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Could the reference to Poland mean Poland, Maine?
William Oxdon is said to have been one of two brothers who came from England and settled in Gloucester, Essex County Massachusetts about 1766. According to Coldham,25 a William Oxen [sic] was sentenced for transportation to the colonies at the County of Middlesex, England, Quarter Sessions Court in February 1766 and transported to America on the ship Ann, Christopher Reed, Master, from London in April 1766.26 The following information has been gleaned from documents at the Greater London Public Records Office:
The following information has been gleaned from documents at the Public Records Office at Kew, Richmond in Surrey:
William Oxen was prisoner #60 on a list of 81 from the County of Middlesex who were transported in the Ann:
Also on board the Ann were 32 persons convicted in London. Of the total of 113 convicts from Middlesex and London, 23 where women. Later were boarded another 42 convicts from the home counties of which three were women and 3 from Surrey, 5 from Berkshire and 4 from Buckinghampshire. William Oxen was transported to Maryland, arriving at the port of Annapolis on 15th July 1766.
When Ship Ann departs, October 3 1766, bound for London with "437 Hogshead of Tobacco [and] 26 Tons of Iron" among other things, there is no indication of convicts aboard.
It is not known as of this writing (23rd November 1997) who purchased his indentures or to which colony or plantation he may have been sent but it is possible that he is the William Oxden or Oxdon who appears in Gloucester, Massachusetts five years later.
William Oxdon was a Private30 in Capt. John Lane's company defending Cape Ann from 10 January 1776 to 15 February 1776. He then served from 15 February to 31 May 1776 in Capt. Daniel Giddings company, stationed at Gloucester for the defense of the port, and again in the same company from 1 to 10 June 1776.
Leaving Capt. Giddings' company the end of May, William Oxdon then went to Salem on 17 June 1776 and signed on as a seaman or marine on the sloop Tyrannicide commanded by Capt. John Fisk, and served in successive enlistments as a seaman until his discharge 17 February 1777. The Tyrannicide was still being built at Salisbury, Mass. by a Mr. Derby and Capt. Batchelder when Capt. Fisk was appointed to command by the Mass. House of Representatives on Thursday, April 18, 1776. The Tyrannicide, a brig of 14 guns with a crew of 100 men, captured the armed ship Glasgow with 30 prisoners in July 1776, and in August captured the brig St. John. The following logbook entries, beginning the day after William Oxden signed on, are from the journal of Capt. Fisk.
The Tyrannicide returned to port at Salem on Thursday the 13th of September. No doubt, William Oxden had some shore leave during the refit and probably went home to Gloucester while the ship was provisioned and prepared for a winter cruise to the West Indies to look for prizes amongst the British shipping there. They left on this voyage on the 1st of November.
The logbook of the Tyrannicide under Capt. Fisk ends with the entry for 21 January 1777, but we can assume they set sail for home as William Oxden was discharged on the 17th of February. After five blank pages, Capt. Fisk's journal picks up again with him in command of the State Brig Massachusetts off Cape Ann on Monday the 24th of March 1777. In the log of that voyage it is frequently mentioned that they were sailing in company with Tyrannicide possibly under the Jonathan Haraden who served under Capt. Fisk and may have been a grandfather of the Catharine Haradan who married William Oxden, Jr. in 1834. The Tyrannicide was scuttled and burnt in the Battle of Castine on 15 August 1779, a battle in which several of the Kelloch family took part as soldiers.
It is not yet known what part William Oxden may have played in the near-mutiny aboard the Tyrannicide or what he did after leaving that ship. Presumably, he signed on to one of the several privateers sailing out of Gloucester. Perhaps the hogshead of sugar, with which he is supposed to have purchased the house at 10 Pine Street in Gloucester, was booty from a captured prize on one of these voyages. He must have established his skills and reputation as a seaman, for in December of 1781 he signed on as 1st Mate of the privateer Tempest under Captain Somes.
William Oxdon married Mary Newcomb on Tuesday, 9 April 1771 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. On the marriage, William's name is spelled Oxden, but on the intentions of marriage, his name is spelled Oxton. Mary's name is given as Newcombe at the marriage, but at her birth, she is listed as Newcomb. Mary Newcomb, the daughter of Henry Newcomb and Mary Coas, was born on Friday, 5 June 1750 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts.
Their children were:
1 Henry Newcombe Oxton, born on Saturday, 15 June 1771 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, died on Saturday, 9 December 1843 in Camden, Knox County, Maine. He married Betsey Cook on Friday, 6 December 1793 in Thomaston, Knox County, Maine before Justice of the Peace Samuel Evans. See Section 2.5 for their children.
1 Polly Oxton who married John Briar on about 27 June 1798 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts.
1 William Oxden, born possibly 1782 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, died about October 1839 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Gloucester.
[William Oxdon (the elder) having been lost at sea, in 1782, his widow, Mary Oxdon married Daniel Emmons 31 August 1788 in Gloucester.]
A William Oxton, and a William Oxton, Jr. are recorded as having served in the War of 1812 at Camden, which was then still part of Massachusetts, as follows:
It is possible that William Oxton and William Oxton, Jr. are actually the same person recorded differently since the William, Jr. who was born in 1807 is too young to have served. The following incident took place while William Oxton was serving in Capt. Curtis' detachment.
William Oxton married Abigail "Nabby" Grant (aged about 25) 12 October 1805 in Gloucester. She died of dropsy, 9 December 1849, age 67 yrs. Her tombstone in Oak Grove Cemetery in Gloucester says she was born in 1782. They had the following children:
2 Betsey Winchester Oxden, born in Gloucester, baptized 27 July 1806 at First Parish Church.
2 William Oxden, Jr., baptized 27 September 1807 at First Parish in Gloucester, died of old age in Gloucester 17 February 1882. He was a fireman at the time of the great Gloucester fire of 1830, having been appointed to Engine Co. #2 on April 24, 1829 and re-appointed April 23, 1830. He was a cooper and married Catharine Haradan 18 December 1834 at Free and Independent Church Universalist, Gloucester. She was born about 13 June 1813 and died in Gloucester 21 February 1879 of general debility.
In 1860 William was listed in a Gloucester City directory at Winter St. in Gloucester, but it is not clear if this is a business address for his cooperage as a later obituary states that the Oxtons had lived in a house on Pine St. for three generations.
Note: See page 83 of the 1850 census33.
William Oxden Jr. and Catharine Haradan had the following children:
3 Unnamed child of William, burial 13 September 1835, age 6 months Free and Independent Universalist Church, Gloucester.
3 William Oxton Jr. died as an infant, buried 28 November 1836, Universalist Church, Gloucester.
3 George Atkins Oxton, born on Christmas Day 1837, died 27 June 1862 of pneumonia in the Civil War.
From a private letter received from Capt. J. R. Cook, Co. K, 30th Reg. Mass. Vols., dated opposite Vicksburg, Mississippi River, July 4, we make the following extracts:
On 12 Jul 98 Dennis Ahern wrote:
3 Unnamed son of William and Catharine, born 2 April 1846, died of consumption, 13 August 1846 in Gloucester.
3 Unnamed male child, of Mrs. Oxden, died August 1847.
3 Charles Henry Oxton, born 6 March 1848 in Gloucester, worked as a clerk and bookkeeper, and married Mary Abbie Thompson (aged 25), daughter of Joseph and Susan, 23 June 1869 on Nantucket. He died of alcoholism 23 March 1893 in Gloucester.
3 Unnamed male child, stillborn 26 May 1857 in Gloucester.
2 Samuel E. Oxton, born about May 1811 in Gloucester, died in Chelsea, Massachusetts 21 November 1889 of asthma. He was a cooper, living at 158 Shawmut St. in Chelsea and married Sarah T. Parsons 29 November 1838. She was the daughter of Nehemiah Parsons and had been born in Gloucester about 11 July 1817, died 5 September 1898 of senile marasmus at 94 Chester Ave. in Chelsea, buried in Gloucester. They had the following children:
3 William H. Oxton, born 1842 in Boston, died 7 July 1900 in Danvers, Essex County, Mass. of general paralysis, buried in Boston. He had worked as a jeweler and was married and residing in Boston at the time of his death, but his wife's name is not yet known. Although his residence is listed as Boston at the time of death, he is listed in the 1900 census at the Danvers Insane Hospital as an employee.
3 Charles F. Oxton, born about October 1844 in Boston, worked as a plumber and married Mary E. "May" Betton (aged 22) on Christmas Day 1871 in Chelsea. She had been born January 1844 in Chelsea, Massachusetts to John Betton and Hannah C. Rheime, and died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Chelsea 22 March 1915, buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. They were living at 321 Spruce Street in Chelsea in 1900.
3 Frank E. Oxton, born September 1846 in Boston, worked as a jeweler and married Sarah V. Hills (aged 24) of Warren, Maine 26 November 1874 in Chelsea. She had been born in Warren to Benjamin B. Hills and Amelia H. Oxton. In 1900, he was living with his cousin, Margaret J. Manson at 28 Lynn Street in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He may have died in Chelsea or Somerville in 1923.
2 Mary Oxton, born 20 January 1819 in Gloucester, married Capt. William Tucker, mariner, 22 December 1841 in Gloucester. They had the following children:
3 Mary F. Tucker, born 5 September 1842 in Gloucester.
3 William Henry Tucker, born 11 September 1846 in Gloucester, died 17 October 1848 in Gloucester, buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.
2 John M. Oxton, born in Gloucester, Essex County, on Tuesday November 14, 1826, died of acute indigestion and heart failure on Saturday, October 12, 1907 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
John M. Oxton married Lucy A. Norwood in 1849. She was born on Friday, February 9, 1827 in Gloucester to James Norwood and Sally Sweat35. She was living at 4 Warren Avenue in Chelsea when she died of catarrhal pneumonia on Wednesday, January 19, 1916. They had the following children:
3 Frederick Mitchell Oxton, born 8 March 1857 at 95 Decatur Street in East Boston, died possibly in Chelsea in 1929, married Florence Amelia Pratt (aged 20) 5 January 1898 in Stoughton, Massachusetts. He was, at the time, a banker living in Chelsea. She lived in Stoughton and had been born 6 May 1877 in Chelsea, Mass. to George W. Pratt and Clara Isabelle "Carrie" Pierce. She died in Waltham, Mass. of arteriosclerosis 19 November 1961, buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett 21 November. They had the following children:
4 Mildred Florence Oxton, born 13 January 1902 in Stoughton, Massachusetts, married Alfred R. Hoxie (aged 34) 23 March 1935 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He was born in Malden, Mass. to Frederick E. Hoxie and Laura M. Everett.
4 Norwood Pratt Oxton, born 1909 in Bridgewater, Mass., worked as a newspaperman and married Julia Arsenault (age 22) in Cambridge, Mass. 19 December 1930. She was born about 1905 in Prince Edward Island to Patrick Arsenault and Mary Gaudette. They had a child, Norwood Joseph Oxton, born 1 October 1932 in Cambridge, died July 1984 in Boston.
4 Roland Pierce Oxton, born 13 September 1911 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, died, a widower, of respiratory failure resulting from chronic pulmonary disease 10 October 1984 in Lynn, Massachusetts, buried 13 October 1984 in Greenlawn Cemetery in Nahant, Massachusetts.
Roland Pierce Oxton married Marion R. Murray of Somerville. They had a daughter, Marion Louise Oxton, born 1944 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts who married Robert Franzosa (age 25) 25 July 1966 at Saint Agnes' church in Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He had been born in Cambridge to Frank Franzosa and Violet F. Giorgio. Roland and Marion also had Beverly Ann Oxton, born 21 October 1949 in Boston, and Ronald Paul Oxton, born at Cambridge City Hospital 6 December 1946. At that time, the family was living at 71 Perry St. in Brookline. David Keith Oxton was born 25 May 1956 in Lynn, Mass. while the family was living at 44 Willow Road in Nahant. Beverly Ann Oxton married Thomas T. Hutton (aged 21) 20 December 1970 in Lynn, Massachusetts. He was born in Lynn to Reginald Hutton and Gertrude Buckingham.
4 Muriel Estella Oxton, born 22 May 1914 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, married in Brookline, Mass. in 1945.
4 Priscilla Oxton, born 25 July 1916 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, worked as a waitress and married Dr. Eivind Roy Moss (aged 30) 8 October 1939 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He had been born in Everett, Mass. to Ivar B. Moss and Thora Phorstensen. They later lived in Maine.
2 Abba F. Oxden, born in Gloucester, at the age of 24 married John McKinnon (aged 35) 16 July 1853 in Gloucester. He was a shipwright and had been born in Newburyport, Mass. to John and Elizabeth McKinnon. The marriage record states that Abba was the daughter of William and Abigail. This would have been possible, though Abigail (Grant) Oxton would have been about 47 when Abba was born.
According to Eaton36, the two brothers who came from England were Henry and William. However, a John Oxden, whose son William was baptized 23 January 1780 at First Parish Church in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts, may actually be the immigrant brother. This may mean that, in addition to the William Oxton, son of William Oxden and brother of Henry, there may have been a cousin named William, as well.
A John Oxton served 1-31 January 1776 in Capt. Elisha Benedict's Co., 2nd Reg. New York at Chambly Fort under Col. Goose Van Schaick. Could this be the John, immigrant brother of William who was transported? Did he leave Gloucester and go to New York during the Revolutionary War? Could he be an ancestor of the Oxtons from North Carolina, cited below? In searching court records at the London Public Records Office, the following information has been gleaned:
Extracting vital records of the Oxton surname in Massachusetts for the years 1850-1900 at the state archives has uncovered a connection to Hillsborough, North Carolina. It is not yet clear how this family ties in with the Oxtons in Massachusetts and Maine, but what is known is given as follows.
Ernest A. Oxton (age 20) married Annie Elizabeth O'Neil (age 22) 18 January 1892 in Boston. He was born to Helen and Henry Oxton in Hillsborough, North Carolina, worked as a plumber and lived in Boston37. She was born to Annie and Edward James O'Neil in Sydney, Nova Scotia, worked as a waitress and lived in Boston. This Annie O'Neil died at the birth of her daughter Annie Elizabeth. Subsequently her father, Edward James O'Neil, married his deceased wife's sister. For some reason, Annie O'Neil's name is given as Annie James upon her death, but Annie O'Neill at her marriage; possibly because of the practice of passing information such as "daughter of Edward James and Annie O'Neil". The marriage record should be revisited to check for errors.
Their children were:
1 Nellie Constance Oxton, born 19 July 1892 at 5 Pembroke St. in Boston, lived in Rockport, Mass. where she owned and operated the Turk's Head Inn and the Hotel Edward. She celebrated her 101st birthday at her home on Penzance Rd. in Rockport, Massachusetts, and died there 3 April 1994.
1 Ernest Nathaniel Oxton, born 18 June 1894 at 5 LaGrange Place in Boston, died 10 September 1983 at Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida. He married Eulie D. Sheehan and had a son:
2 Ernest Gregory Oxton, born 27 December 1920 in San Antonio (Bexar) Texas who married Frances Helena Barclay (aged 19) 28 January 1945 in Newton, Massachusetts. She had been born in Newtonville Massachusetts to Harold G. Barclay and Mabel H. Barton. They had the following children:
3 Glen Theodore Oxton,38 born on 27 September 1945, in Waltham Massachusetts. He married Susan Power Johnston, born on 14 June 1955 in Marietta Georgia.
3 Janice M. Oxton, born on 27 June 1947, in Nagoya Japan, who married Michael S. Morgan (aged 23) on 23 May 1970 in Falmouth, Massachusetts. He had been born in Charlottesville, Virginia to Richard H. Morgan and Mary Sears. They have a son Tadd Morgan.
3 Gregory Phillip Oxton, born on 10 July 1950, in Colorado Springs Colorado, married Jean Gammertsfelder in about 1970. Their children are Kelly Jean Oxton, born about 1976; and Andrew Oxton, born about 1979.
3 Carole Anne Oxton, born on 25 March 1955, in Port Lyautey (now Kenitra--1993) Morocco, married, 25 July 1987, Mark A. Mathews of McMinnville Oregon.
1 Marion Elsie Oxton, born 20 December 1895 in Hull, Mass., where her father had listed his occupation as painter. She worked as a stenographer and married Robert G. Knowles (aged 22) 23 August 1913 in Boston. He was an installer for New England Telephone and had been born in Lowell, Mass. to Edwin G. Knowles and Sarah J. Greenwood.
1 Mary Devlin Oxton, born 17 February 1899 at 85 West Canton St. in Boston. This may be the same child as the Mildred E. Oxton, daughter of Ernest and Annie, whose death from malnutrition at the age of 5 months, 15 days was recorded 2 August 1899 in Boston. The birth record should be double-checked for a twin.
1 Ethel May Oxton, born 25 June 1900 at 86 West Canton St. in Boston, died of marasmus 30 August 1900 in Boston. Ernest had by now returned to working as a travelling salesman.
1 Alfred Theodore Oxton born 28 August 1901 at 55 Newland St. in Boston. Alfred Theodore Oxton (aged 25) married Hannah Katherine Brett (aged 28) 9 April 1926 in Boston, and died 14 November 1991, in Phoenix, Arizona. Hannah's date of birth was 29 August 1893, which does not agree with her age at marriage. She died 7 August 1983 in Sun City, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. Her parents were given on the marriage record as John Q. A. Brett and Mary R. Barker and she was born in New York City.
Added to this mystery is the death record of a Nellie (Turner) Oxton, the wife of a William H. Oxton, who died 28 September 1894 (age 42) at Boston City Hospital of exhaustion following an operation for a tubular ovarian abscess. She had been born to a John Turner and Mary Cooper in Hillsborough, North Carolina, and her residence at the time of her death was 5 LaGrange Place in Boston, which is where Ernest and Annie Oxton lived at the time. How were they related? Was her husband, William H. Oxton, a brother of Ernest? His death should be looked for after 1900 in Massachusetts's vital records.
North Carolina records should be searched to find how this family is connected. The names used are a clear indication that they are of the same family as the Oxtons who descended from William Oxden who came to Gloucester, Mass. about 1766 from England. For example, the name count so far, including this family is Henry 6, Nellie 2, Glen 2, Theodore 3, Mary 7, Ethel 2, William 8, and Alfred 3. What is remarkable is that this is from fewer than one hundred names. There must be a family connection here somewhere.
A search of North Carolina census records show a farmer, John Oxdon, age 56, in Mills River Township, Henderson County. He was born in South Carolina, as was his wife, Polly, also 56, and their six oldest children, Martha J., 29, James M., 23, Louisa, 21, W.S. (male), 19, Mary E., 15 and Sarah A., 10. Their two youngest children, James M., 2, and Mary C., 6 months, were born in North Carolina, which suggests that they came from South Carolina after the Civil War. The gap in ages also suggests that John may have been off serving the cause of the Confederacy during that period. It is also worth noting that two children were named Mary.
In September of 1993, Alfred Oxton talked on the telephone with a Mrs. Catherine Oxton, of Glendale, Arizona. She was the wife of Alf Ernest Oxton (mother was Norwegian), and said her husbands father and brother were from North Dakota. The brother, named Sam, comes to Mesa in the winter. Census information suggests that these Oxtons are descended from a John Oxton who was born in England in November of 1832 and immigrated to the United States in 1853. This means that they are not closely related to the Oxtons descended from the William Oxen who was transported in 1766.
The following family group is based on data from Nicole L. Martin and conjecture from the 1900 census for Eastern, Sherbrooke, and Westfield townships in North Dakota.
John Oxton, born on 12 November 1832 in Oxton Hill, Birkenhead, Chelshire, England to John Oxton and Jane Halewood Mutch, immigrated to the United States in 1853 and became a naturalized citizen. He married, possibly in Wisconsin, Isabel Bennett on 12 November 1858, who had been born in County Downs Ireland to Scottish parents in April of 1831. In 1900, they were living with their widowed son, Samuel, on a farm in Eastern Township, North Dakota. They had the following children:
1 Sarah Jane Oxton, born about September 1859, married Oscar Cummings on 27 November 1884. They had the following children:
2 Frankie Ella Cummings
2 Marvin Richard Cummings
1 John Bennett Oxton, born November 1860 in Wisconsin, married Belle Myrtle Drakely in 1889. Belle had been born in Wisconsin in August of 1867. In 1900 they had a farm in Westfield Township, North Dakota, and had the following children:
2 Pearl Mae Oxton, born on 23 January 1890 in North Dakota. Died 26 February 1979. She married, perhaps before 1913, John Walters who had been born on 27 November 1880. They had:
3 Kenneth Albert Walters, born on 15 May 1913 in Blabon North Dakota, died 7 April 1963 in Waterloo Iowa. He married 1st, before 1941, Neva Ann Worm, born 13 September 1914 in Waterloo Iowa, died 5 September 1955 in Waterloo Iowa. They had the following children:
4 Kay Ann Walters, born 21 August 1941 in Waterloo Iowa. She married Richard E. Martin on 15 September 1962 in San Francisco California, now divorced. Their children are: Laurie Jean Martin, born 4 November 1963 (m. 14 Aug 1981, children: Aubrey Leigh, Zachary Edward, and Molly Michelle); David Brian Martin, born 23 August 1965; and Nicole Leigh Martin, born 11 April 1968.
4 Phyllis Elaine Walters, born 18 June 1946.
4 Richard Bennett Walters, born 26 February 1948.
Kenneth married 2nd Mildred Hein on 7 November 1957 in Des Moines Iowa.
3 Ferne Adalaide Walters
2 Adelaide Isabel Oxton, born on Thursday 4 June 1891 in North Dakota.
2 Grace Effie Oxton, born 13 January 1893 in North Dakota.
2 Frank Abiram Oxton, born 5 January 1896 in North Dakota. Died 2 August 1963.
2 John Oxton, born 18 November 1897 in North Dakota. (?) Died 7 December 1974 near Fargo ND. His wife's name is Mable and as of 13th August 1996 she was still living in Fargo North Dakota. One of their sons, Rodney, is the father of David, who manages Oxton's Super Valu grocery store in Melville, North Dakota. This John Oxton is the great-great-grandfather of Sara C. Oxton of UMN.
2 Ruth Belle Oxton, born 22 November 1899 in North Dakota.
1 Mary Marie Oxton, born August 1862, married Herbert Horner. They had the following children:
2 Herbert Frank Horner, adopted.
2 Effie Isabel Oxton, adopted from William Halewood Oxton.
1 William Halewood Oxton, born July 1863 in Wisconsin, married 1st Effie Drakely in about 1893. She died in childbirth and their daughter Effie Isabel Oxton was adopted by Mary Marie [Oxton] Horner. William married 2nd Jessie Drakely39 in 1896. She had been born February 1876 in Minnesota. They lived on a farm in Sherbrooke Township, North Dakota and had the following children:
2 Marion [male] Oxton, born September 1896 in North Dakota.
2 Jennie Oxton, born February 1898 in North Dakota.
2 Frances Oxton, born April 1899 in North Dakota.
2 William Oxton
1 Samuel Oxton, born December 1865 in Illinois, married first on 21 January 1899 Mildred Anderson. She died on 15 May 1900. He was living at the farm in Eastern Township, North Dakota that he shared with his parents in 1900. On 5 July 1906, Samuel married 2nd Jennie Windness. They had the following children:
2 John Howard Oxton, born after 1906.
2 Alph Ernest Oxton who married the Catherine noted at the beginning of this chapter.
2 Phillip Russel Oxton, born 22 November 1910, died 27 November 1910.
2 Jane Irene Oxton
2 Samuel Robert Oxton, born 25 Nov ????
The following are references to the name Oxton in England:
Oral tradition within the family of Roy Gordon Oxton allowed as how his ancestors came from a place called Oxton Forest, near to Sherwood Forest in England. This is the closest known use of the place-name Oxton to Sherwood Forest. Most of the dwellings are of brick. There are high brick walls connecting and enclosing most yards with lots of trees and shrubs round about. In the centre of the village is a small shop with included post office. Round the corner is the Green Dragon Pub. Just down the main street the other way is a stone church.
The stone church appeared very old and had graves in the churchyard. The doors were of heavy wood, not locked, and opened on creaky hinges. Inside was cool and dim but not gloomy. There were decorations on all the walls, flags and plaques, and in the floor were brass plates indicating family vaults. The box pews date from the nineteenth century and contain colourful cushions for sitting and kneeling.
No Oxton was mentioned in any of the
lists hanging in the church and a casual inspection of the
gravestones found no Oxton interred.
1At that time he was living on his own, having earlier moved out of Muhhall's (Walter Mulhaw?) where he had been living-boarding since his parents died.—Unsupported anecdote from the private journals of Alfred John Oxton.
2The count of grandchildren includes two each for Gordon's wife and Glen's fourth wife by each wife's previous marrige. These children are not included in the database.
3 Glen said: —I named my son G.A. so he could call himself anything he wanted when he was grown up.
4The part of Camden known as West Camden became the town of Rockport in 1891. Previously, a portion of Camden called Goose River became Rockport in 1852.
5First letter is unclear. Name could be Dailey, or perhaps Pailey.
6Date should be checked. Tombstone says 1865-1898.
7Application #504.050, Certificate #290.661, Maine.
8Death record states he is the son of Henry and Sylvia Oxton. Perhaps, his father having drowned when William was only a few months old, his Uncle Henry helped bring him up.
9A William Oxton (aged 23) is shown in the 1850 census with the Coggan family in Union, Maine.
10Marriage record states he is the son of Thomas and Relief Oxton. Death record says son of James H. and Relief.
11This birth date is too close to the previous child. If the previous were January it could fit. DJA writes
--I have it as 6 November 1834. Maybe William Henry was adopted or something. Perhaps he was the son of another Oxton whose parents died or were somehow removed.
12One of these dates is from someone's personnel recollection as recorded in a book many years later. The other is from a civil record. The wedding may have taken place in late June and not get recorded at the town clerk's office until 1 July. I'd stick with the 1 July date. -dja
13 See the database for her obituary.
14 May have died in March of 1983 in Machias, Maine, but all I have is the SS# death record. His SS# was 004-34-0312. His death can be confirmed with the Machias town clerk. --dja
15 Sometimes called Albion. It's possible that Albion was his true name but he used Alvin as being more common. Or it could be the other way around. --dja
16 Oxton, Beulah Sylvester, 1879-1924.
Poems of beauty and spirit, by Beulah Sylvester Oxton.
[Lewiston, Me., Lewiston Journal Printshop, c1927] 140 p. front. (port.) 20 cm.
17Death records states daughter of John M. Oxton and Mary M. Johnson, both of Rockland.
18Birthdates are too close together. Information taken from pension records of Adolphus L. Oxton at Nat. Archives. My notes show 1st wife died 1879 in San Francisco, but this is assumed to be in error as she was supposedly buried in Maine. It is possible that 2nd marriage was bigamous and that Adolphus was having children by two different wives in California. The pension record should be revisited.
19 See the database for information on her three husbands.
20Middle initial may be H.
21 See the database for information in Lawrence city directory for 1888-91.
22 See the database for city directory showing Alvin G. boarding in Lawrence MA., 1890-91
23 See the database for her obituary.
24 See the database for her obituary.
25Coldham, Peter Wilson, Bonded Passengers to America, Vol. II, Middlesex. There is also a record of a Richard Oxen reprieved for transportation from Middlesex County, England, to America in July of 1686.
26See #449, Treasury Bond Papers, #50/92 Money Books, both at Public Records Office, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England
27New Prison, later called Newgate Prison
28Sessions Roll in its original form before cleaning and pressing. A number of recognizances on this roll bear the signature of Sir John Fielding, the blind magistrate, who with his brother Henry, organized the Bow Street Runners, the first professional police.
--note found typed on paper, inserted inside vellum cover sheet wrapped around quarter sessions indictments indcluding that of William Oxen
29 A List of all Ships and Veffels which have entered INWARDS in the Port of Annapolis in Maryland.
15 July 1766; Ship Ann; Mafter's Name, Christopher Reed; Tons, 236; Guns, _; Men, 15; Where and when built, G Britian 1752; Where and when regiftered, London 3 April 1762; Owner Richard Sollit(sp?), Package Sundry European Goods...; Contents, 109 Convicts; From whence, London; Where and when Bond given, London 14th April 1766. (microfilm M1002, Maryland state archives in Annapolis)
See C:Family\Data\ShipAnn2.txt for more.
30 See further: Appendix Error: Reference source not found
32 a large cask, esp. one containing from 63 to 140 gallons (238 to 530 liters).
33 1850 Census Gloucester:
449 William Oxton 41 m Cooper
Catharine Oxton 37 f
George A " 13 m
Charles H " 2 m
35Lucy Norwood had four brothers, Benjamin, James, Fitz, and Israel. All except Israel were lost at sea on George's Bank.
36Eaton, Cyrus, Annals of The Town of Warren pub. 1877
37 In the Boston MA Directory for 1890 he is listed with the occupation of "wood and coal" at "41 W. Dedham".
38A.B., Dartmouth College, 1967; J.D., Vanderbilt University, 1973; Admitted to the New York Bar, 1973; Member, American Bar Association and Maritime Law Association of the United States; Lt. USNR Active Duty 1967-70 - Corporate law; corporate and ship financing; charter parties; arbitration; general litigation.
39 Jessie Drakely, Effie Drakely, Belle Myrtle Drakely are sisters.
40respiting 3. to relieve temporarily, esp. from anything distressing or trying.
4. to grant delay in the carrying out of (a punishment, obligation, etc.); postpone.
41re-cog-ni-zance (ri kog'nuh zuhns, -kon'uh-) n. 1. Law. a. a bond or obligation of record entered into before a court of record or a magistrate, usu. binding a person to appear for trial or forfeit a specified amount of money.
42rec-u-sant (rek'yuh zuhnt, ri kyue'zuhnt) n. 1. (in 16th to 18th century England) a person, esp. a Roman Catholic, who refused to attend the services of the Church of England. 2. a person who refuses to submit, comply, etc.