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Hugh Blair Oxford is buried at Antioch Cemetery in Little River, Alexander County, North Carolina.
1926 - Alexander County Board of Commissioner Alexander County, NC (Democrat). (McNeely).
A conservative Democrat he voted the straight party ticket until 1960. Being a good Baptist, he feared that if John F. Kennedy was elected President the Pope might control the White House.
Donated the land to build Oxford Memorial Baptist Church, (McNeely).
Served on the Board of Deacons, Antioch Baptist Church.
Dairy farmer. Owned a prize-winning Biltmore Dairy herd on Duck Creek.
As his grandson between the ages of 12 and 16, I spent two months of my summer vacation working on Papaw's farm. I started my day by getting up at five am driving the tractor to the bottom and herding the cows to the milk house. During these four years, I earned the first year of my college tuition. On the farm, gained an appreciation for the value of work and I learned the true meaning of family values. (Hugh Barnes)
The granddaughter of Papaw's sister is a skilled genealogist. Her father contends that Hugh Oxford was once the owner of the Alexander Railroad aka the June Bug Line. Documentation will be forthcoming.
Seven children: Jeff Elija, Russell Woodrow, Selma Estelle, Annalene, Christine Blair, Haskel Bryan (Bryner).
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Hugh by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Hugh: