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William Cox

Male 1776 - 1857  (81 years)


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  • Name William Cox 
    Born 15 Mar 1776  Columbia County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Nov 1857  Randolph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3897  Our Back Rhodes Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Father John Cox 
    Mother Jemima Gilbert,   b. 4-8 Nov 1733, of Perquimans Co NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 4 Feb 1756  Perquimans Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1215  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Thomas,   b. 23 Sep 1773,   d. 18 Oct 1849  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1794  Newberry County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Phebe Cox
     2. Anna Cox,   b. 30 May 1809, Miami County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1855, Economy, Wayne County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F74  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://members.tripod.com/~Randy_T/cox.html :
      William Cox was born on 15 September 1776 in Georgia, the son of John and Jemima Cox, but not the John Cox and Jemima Gilbert of Pasqoutank and Perquimans Monthly Meetings in North Carolina. The reason behind my insanity is this:

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      1. John died on 07 July 1760, per the Pasquotank MM records.
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      2. Jemima remarried in 1763, and was dismissed for marrying out of the society, Pasquotank MM records..
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      3. A David Cox, son of John and Jemima Cox, married Phoebe Thomas on 27 Sept 1809 in the Lower West Branch Meeting House. This information is from the Quaker Records of the Miami Valley of Ohio, by Davis Ireton, but I found one error, thbeing born on 16 Sept 1804 to Isaac and Mary Thomas in one spot, and on another page I found Phoebe's birth listed as 1783 (this under the infomation of Isaac Thomas' family, making more sense as the first would have made her only fi ve when married).
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      4. William was living next door to David in the 1820 Census records.
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      5. Are we looking at two brothers marrying two sisters? I believe we are.

      William was a Quaker who belonged to many Monthly Meetings in several states. He married three times. He married first to Elizabeth Thomas on 29 November 1794 at the Bush River Monthly Meeting, Newberry County, South Carolina. Elizabetr 1773 in Bush River, Newberry County, South Carolina, the daughter of Isaac Thomas and Mary Davies/Davey. William and his family migrated westward to Ohio, when he received on certificate to go to Miami Monthly Meeting, Warren County, Oh io on 1806, March 29 (Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 1 - North Carolina, pg. 1028 - Bush River MM).

      1807, April 09, William and his family received on certificate from Bush River MM, at Miami MM, Warren County, Ohio, dated 1806 March 29 (Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. IV, pg. 44). They later migrated to Randolph Co., se reason for their migration: According to W. W. Hinshaw, moved by the desire to live in a country where no slaves were held, Friends of Bush River began migration to Ohio. Between 1802 and 1807 more than one hundred certificates o f removal were issued, most of them being for families, this is quoted from the South Carolina Quaker Meeting Membership List, 1772-1820 website.

      William and his family were listed in the 1820 Randolph, Montgomery County, Ohio Census records, pg. 123 next door to David Cox, possibly the 1830 West River Twp., Randolph Co., Indiana Census records (Census was very hard to read), the 1,lph County, Indiana Census records, pg. 31, and the 1850 West River Twp., Randolph County, Indiana Census records, pg. 181, household 1921. That census also states he was born in Georgia. Elizabeth died on 18 October 1849 in Randolph Co unty, Indiana. I found her however listed in the 1850 Indiana Mortality Schedule - Elizabeth Cox, 77 yrs, born SC, d: Typhoid Fever, October 1850. We know her death was in 1849, plus she was not listed in the 1850 Census records with William. Sh e is buried in the Economy Cemetery, Wayne County, Indiana. William and Elizabeth's children were:

      1. Jemima Cox, born 16 August 1795, Newberry County, South Carolina. She married Samuel Jackson. Samuel was born ca 1792 in North Carolina. Their family was listed in the 1830 West River Twp., Randolph County, Indiana Census records, pg. 16, t he 1840 West River Twp., Randolph County, Indiana Census records, pg. 31, and the 1850 West River Twp., Randolph County, Indiana Census records, pg. 179, household 1891. Jemima died on 06 September 1861, and Samuel died on 30 March 1848. They bo th are buried in the Economy Cemetery, Wayne County, Indiana. Children: Jacob and Melinda Jackson.

      2. John Cox, born 17 October 1799, Newberry County, South Carolina. He married Barbara Pitsenbarger. He died 27 July 1822 in Montgomery County, Ohio.

      3. Elizabeth Cox, born ca 1803, Newberry County, South Carolina. She married Henry Mullenix. Henry was born ca 1800 in Indiana. Their family was listed in the 1850 West River Twp., Randolph County, Indiana Census records, pgs. 180-181, househo ld 1916. Children: William, Rebecca, and John Mullenix.

      4. Sarah Cox, born ca 1806 in Newberry County, South Carolina. She married Jonathan Stanley. Jonathan was born ca 1812 in North Carolina. Their family was listed in the 1840 West River Twp., Randolph County, Indiana Census records, pg. 31, an d the 1850 West River Twp., Randolph County, Indiana Census Records, pg. 181, household 1920, living with her father William Cox. Children: Mary and William Stanley.

      5. Phoebe Cox, born 09 April 1807 in Montgomery County, Ohio. She married Joseph Jackson. Joseph was born ca 1804 in North Carolina. Their family was listed in the 1830 West River Twp., Randolph County, Indiana Census records, pg. 16. Children : Elizabeth Jackson.

      6. William Cox, born ca 1808 in Montgomery County, Ohio. He married Hannah Jackson on 16 October 1828 in Randolph County, Indiana. He married second to Anna Barnes on 27 August 1838.

      7. Anna Cox, born 30 May 1809 in Montgomery County, Ohio. She married Jesse Stanley. Jesse was born ca 1803 in North Carolina. Their family was listed in the 1840 West River Twp., Randolph County, Indiana Census records, pg. 31, and the 1850 W est River Twp., Randolph County, Indiana Census records, pg. 181, household 1845. Children: Sarah, Lewis J., Jesse and Thomas E. Stanley.

      8. Thomas Cox, (See 2nd Generation), born 03 November 1813, Montgomery County, Ohio.

      9. Mary Ann Cox, born ca 1815 in Montgomery County, Ohio. She married John Stanley.

      10. Joseph Cox, born 08 July 1816 in Randolph County, Indiana. He married Hester Ann Mills. Hester was born on 12 May 1818 in Guilford County, North Carolina, the daughter of Richard Mills and Nancy Osborn. Joseph died on 14 October 1849 in Ra ndolph County, Indiana. Joseph and his family was listed in the 1840 West River Twp., Randolph County, Indiana Census records, pg. 31, and Hester and her family was listed in the 1850 West River Twp., Randolph County, Indiana Census records, pg . 181, household 1921. Joseph died on 14 October 1849. After Jospeh's death, Hester married Edward Thomas. She died on 07 January 1903. Children: Mary, Nancy, William, Elizabeth, Phebe, and Jemima Cox.

      William married second to Mrs. Nancy Osborne Mills. Nancy was born on 11 February 1793 in Guilford County, North Carolina, the daughter of David and Elizabeth Osborn. Nancy was previously married to Richard Mills. Nancy died on 22 Augustr the third time to Laura Owens. He died on 29 November 1857 in Randolph County, Indiana, and is buried in the Economy Cemetery, Wayne County, Indiana.


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