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An American Family History

Elizabeth Oxley Ricketts

 
Oxley is also spelled Owsley, Oxleigh and Oxly.
 
Fleming County, Kentucky was established in 1798 from part of Mason County in northeastern Kentucky. Some of Fleming County was taken to form Floyd County in 1800 and Rowan County in 1856.
Childbirth was was perilous. Around 1.5 percent of births ended in the mother's death. Since women gave birth to many children, chances of dying in childbirth were quite high.

Elizabeth Oxley was born on August 29, 1795 in Fleming County, Kentucky. Elizabeth's name comes from her daughter, Celia's, husband, William Holmes', biography in the 1872 Atlas of Tazewell County, Illinois. Her parents were Eli and Margaret Oxley. The Oxley children were listed in an 1820 Fleming County, Kentucky deed.

She married William Ricketts about 1812 in Indiana when she was about 17 years old. Their children and life together are described in the section on William and Elizabeth Ricketts.

Elizabeth died before 1832 in Dearborn (now Ohio) County, Indiana when William married again. She probably died of complications of childbirth when her daughter, Elizabeth, was born on December 27, 1830

Children of William Ricketts
and Elizabeth Oxley

  • Celia Ricketts Holmes
  • John Ricketts
  • Eli Ricketts
  • Mary Ann Ricketts Planck Clutter
  • Isaac Ricketts
  • William Ricketts
  • Prior Ricketts
  • Eliza Ricketts
  • James Ricketts
  • Elizabeth Ricketts
  • William Ricketts
    and Harriet Dean

  • Garrett Larew Ricketts
  • Robert L. Ricketts
  • Sarah L. Ricketts Edwards
  • Isabella Ricketts King
  • Samuel Lowe Ricketts
  • Susanna Ricketts
  • Marian Amanda Ricketts Kent
  • George Washington Ricketts
  • Andrew Jackson Ricketts
  • Noah J. Ricketts
  • Children of Margaret and Eli Oxley
  • William Oxley
  • Elizabeth Oxley Ricketts
  • Celia Oxley McDowell
  • Polly Oxley Busby
  • Prior Oxley
  • Samuel Oxley
  • Rachel Oxley
  • Eli Oxley, Jr.
  • Ohio County, Indiana was first created in 1844 from Dearborn County. The county seat is Rising Sun which is in Randolph Township. Ohio County is in southeast Indiana on the Kentucky border. In 1826, the Dearborn County Courthouse burned containing all records.

    Kentucky was originally a county in Virginia and included the lands west of the Appalachians. In 1780, it was divided into Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties. Kentucky officially became a state on June 1, 1792.

     

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