Neil A. Oxendine (1875 - 1927)

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Birthplace: Robeson, North Carolina, USA
Death: Died in Rowland, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
Cause of death: Shot during a raid on his still
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About Neil A. Oxendine

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Birth: Feb. 28, 1875 Robeson County North Carolina, USA

Death: Feb. 14, 1927 Rowland Robeson County North Carolina, USA

Neil was the son of Alexander, Sr. and Amy Hunt Oxendine.

He married Mary Ann Locklear.

The following was taken from the Feb. 17, 1927 edition of THE ROBESONIAN:

Neal Oxendine, Indian, is dead, his son, Ralph, is in the Thompson Memorial hospital, Lumberton, seriously wounded with buckshot in the right groin, thigh aand abdomen, and Mr. Tom Bullock of Rowland is also in the hospital suffering with gunshot wounds on the face, shoulder and right hand as a result of a battle between Robeson officers and distillers when the officers made a raid on a still in a branch on Mr. John Crawford's farm, 4 miles from Rowland, Monday night.

Coroner D. W. Biggs of Lumberton summoned a jury Tuesday morning and had it view the body of Neal Oxendine, which was found within a few feet of the still on the morning after the raid and the inquest was not completed pending the outcome of the wounded men's condition.

The raid was made by Mr. Bullock, a deputized officer, and Rural Policeman C. A. Cox of Rowland. Mr. Cox was the only one of the group that was uninjured. The officers stated that when they raided the still the two Oxendines opened up with their firearms. Mr. Bullock's six-shooter army pistol was greatly battered up by shots fired from the gun of one of the distilers--very probably Neal Oxendine, who was killed 8 feet away--had two of the cartridges in the cylinder, one of which was in the barrel, fired off by these shots striking against the ends of the cartridges; and it was probably a bullet fired off by his shooting down the barrel of Mr. Bullock's pistol that killed Neal Oxendine. Mr. Bullock's pistol was shot out of his hand and lay there on the ground by a great puddle of blood when the coroner reached the scene.

Neal Oxendine was shot down with a pistol wound over his left eye. His lifeless body lay crouched in some reeds some 8 feet from where Mr. Bullock's blood had made the ground red and the latter's pistol lay on the ground. In Oxendine's arms was an automatic shotgun and by his side were two No. 6 gun shells that had been fired. In his pocket was a pearl-handed pistol, $16.63 in money and some keys belonging to Mr. John Crawford, with whom he worked. He was heavily dressed and appeared to be ready to stand the storms of any kind of leather.

The still operated by the Oxendines was in full blast when the officers arrived. It was a crude affair and appeared not to have been used much. It was of the gasoline drum variety equipped with a copper worm. Beer that smelled more of hog food than anything intoxicating was in the still.

  • **NOTE: His death date is given as Feb. 15, 1927 on his NC death certificate and the NC Death Collection. Old Bethel Church is given as his burial site on his NC death certificate.

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Parents:
 Alexander Oxendine (1828 - 1912)
 Amy Hunt Oxendine (1826 - 1886)

Spouse:
 Mary Ann Locklear Oxendine (1868 - 1947)*

Children:
 Ralph Oxendine (1905 - 1939)* ''Adopted''

Inscription:

Gone but not forgotten


Burial: Dogwood Church Cemetery Robeson County North Carolina, USA

Created by: melanie Record added: Jan 23, 2013 Find A Grave Memorial# 104060866

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Neil Oxendine's Timeline

1875
February 28, 1875
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
1927
February 14, 1927
Age 51
Rowland, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
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Robeson, North Carolina, USA