He appears to have been a farmer. A letter home in 1840 from his brother William mentions crops failing and John having difficulty feeding his family.
Date: 29 JUN 1858
Place: Rolvenden England
England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NND1-53N : accessed 27 May 2015), John Oxley and Mary Ann Harden, 01 Aug 1824; citing Rolvenden, Kent, England, reference item 1 p 42; FHL microfilm 1,835,590
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's 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 John:
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