I am posting my collection on Coxes who lived in these colonies and states for the use of any researcher. Additional information and questions are welcome.
The ancestryof Ann Cox Edmondson, wife of Isaac Edmondson ofGeorgia, has been a puzzle.The Edmondson and Cox families have been associated since the early settlement in Essex County, Virginia.These references have been collected in an attempt to establish Ann Cox Edmondson’s family history.
American Wills Proved in London, 1611-1775, by Peter Wilson Coldham:
1688. Joseph Morton, Landgrave, 1685. Property to Mr. Nehemiah Cox, London.
1689. Will of Alexander Parker, London. Witness by Charles Fox and Edmund Cox.
May 20, 1709.Thomas Cox of London.Mentions John Cox in Gloucester County, NJ.
Cox Family in Virginia.
Thomas Cox settled in Jamestown in 1614.He had ten sons.
(See Head, Cox, and Allied Families, R929.2, Carnegie Library, Atlanta).
John Cox lived in Virginia in 1653 in Lancaster County.Lancaster included all the territory on both sides of the Rappahannock River from its mouth as far west as settlements extended.Taxes were collected as a poll tax, or tithable.Tithables included all freemen above 16, all white male servants imported of any age, all imported negroes male and female of any age, all Indian servants of both sexes above 16.The first levy in Lancaster was in 1653.The second levy dated Feb. 6, 1654, showed: John Cox, 4.(See VIRGINIA TAX RECORDS, pp. 236-264)
Tithables in Lancaster, 1692-1702, included Edward Cox, 1; Thos. Cox, 1.
Nov. 9, 1669.Will of John Cox, Rappahannock County. In the name of God Amen I John Cox of the County of Rappahannock being at present very sick and weake of Body but in perfect sence and memory blessed be ye Almighty for ye same, do hereby make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
He provided for the education of Henry White, son of Nicholas White, mentioning lands the income from which is to be used by his executor for the purpose.
He gave to John White and his sister Elizabeth, children of Nicholas White, four cows or heifers.
He gave two cows and a feather bed to Eme Johnson and two other cows in lieu of her wages.
He gave to James Fuckett, son of Eme Johnson, one cow.
He gave to his godson, James Mosely, three ewe lambs.
He apparently gives to his nephew Henry Cox, son of his brother William Cox, now living in Virginia, all the rest of his estate real and personal.
He provides, too, that if Henry White dies without heirs of his body that his legacy will go to his sisters, Elizabeth and Sarah.
(It is not clear what relationship John Cox is to the Whites).
(One source says Elizabeth White, daughter of Richard and Adria White, married John Meador.Her father would seem to be Nicholas White.Thomas Meador, a son of this marriage, had Elizabeth Meador who married Benjamin Allen, Richard Meador who married Ann Moss, daughter of John Moss and Mary ( possibly Mary Boughan).
Feb. 22, 1674. Will of Henry Cox.He describes a debt he owes to John Haslewood, secured by a bond for 500 pounds sterling signed by Edward Crask, Clerk of Rappahannock.He provides that enough of his estate be taken as would be needed to settle this.He gives to James Miller now living with him his Sword and belt.
He gives to his brother-in-law Richard Cawthorn his best suit, hat and a pair of French falls, a pair of stockings, both new.
He gives to Richard Cawthorn, Jr. his nephew and Aurelia Cawthorn, his niece, a cow and calf.
He gives to Mr. Thomas Gordon and Jane his wife, of Rappahannock County, ten shillings each to buy mourning rings.To his friend Edward Crask twenty shillings to buy a mourning ring.
He leaves the rest of his estate to his son William Coxproviding he gives to the child his wife is now pregnant with his share of the land. If the child unborn should die before the estate is settled, all the estate is given to William.He names his father-in-law William Strachey of Gloucester and Arabella Cox, his current wife, his joint executors.He referred to his children “in their minorities”.This implies other young children unless William is a minor at this date.
There seems to have been a daughter Elizabeth, who marriedJohn Smith, possibly the unborn child above. The two brought a complaint against Thomas Edmondson for trespass Aug. 10, 1699. She is called “Daughter and heir of Henry Cox deceased”.1150 acres on the upper side of Piscataway Creek is described, granted by patent to John Cox, February 1653,and by his last will given to Henry Cox, Elizabeth’s father.She charges Thomas Edmondson with cutting trees off her land.A survey showed 1202 acres, extending into Thomas Edmondson’s corn field.
Henry’s sister Ann Cox married Richard Cawthorne in England. They had Richard, Aurelia, and Thomas Cawthorne.
1697. The will of John Moss refers to William Cox as his son in law.Moss refers to John Boughan as a brother, probably indicating he was brother of Moss’s wife Mary.William Cox was made guardian of Mary Moss, daughter of John. Major James Boughan was also called brother in John Moss’s will, suggesting, too, that he was brother of Moss’s wife Mary.Maj. Boughan was made guardian of Elizabeth Moss, the third daughter. Ann Moss had already married Richard Meador, son of John Meador and Elizabeth White.John Boughandied only a month after John Moss.William Cox must have lost his wife, daughter of John Moss, soon after this will was made as he was soon married to Frances Wood.
Jan. 7, 1702. William Cox married Frances Wood, widow of John Wood, a son of Thomas Wood.The will of Thomas Wood, dated Jan. 7, 1702, identifies Wood as a resident of Essex and describes his land and plantation where he lives in Essex on branches of the great swamp knownas Pescataway Pacason. His son John Wood had died.He mentionsgrandchildren,John Wood and Thomas Wood, and directs that they pay a sum to William Cox of Essex when they come of age at 21.John Wood, son of Thomas, died in 1699.William Cox and the widow Woodmust have married between 1699 when John Wooddied and 1702 when Thomas Wood’s will was made. (Information from Beverly Brunelle).
Tithables in Lancaster, 1716, showed in St. Mary’s White Chappell Parish, John Cox, 2.
1715. Quit Rent Rolls, Essex County.(VIRGINIA TAX RECORDS, p. 73).
Matthew Cox, 50 acres.
Thomas Cox, 100 acres.
(Annotations to the Quit Rent Rolls: John Haile of Essex died about 1714-15.His widow Anne married Thomas Cox).
March 1715/1716.A deed recorded in Essex County documents the sale of 100 acres in Farnham Parish by Thomas Cox and Ann his wife the only surviving daughter and heiress of John Haile deceased of Farnham Parish, planter, to Samuel Clayton of St. Stephens Parish in the County of King and Queen.
1741.Essex County.John Baylor sold 100 acres to Richard Brizendine.This was near the land of Thomas Kidd, William Fitzjefferies who sold to Thomas Cox, and Robert Acors. Robert Leverittsold land in 1741 to Richard Brizendine of Richmond County, adjacent to William Cheney, John Cox, and Major John Baylor.
Family Bible of William M. Cox and Fannie Watkins stated William was the son of John Cox, born Feb. 3, 1796.John Cox died June 9, 1885.JohnCox married Melinda Avent, who was born Sept. 15, 1795, mother of William M. Cox. Melinda died July 9, 1869.She was a daughter of Ransome Davis Avent and was born in Washington County, GA, according to the family chart of John Smith Avent (1830-1920) who lived in Washington County, GA.Land of the Cox and Avent families lay side by side in 1825 (Tax List).There were several Cox-Avent inter-marriages. (See pp. 322-323, Southern Colonial Families, Vol. 2, by David A. Avant, Jr.The Bible was owned by Mrs. Bryant Cox at one time).
(See OLD CHURCHES AND FAMILIES OF VIRGINIA, by Bishop Meade)
Essex County: Henry Cox married Arabella Strachey, daughter of Mr. William Strachey of Gloucester County.Strachey was grandson of William Strachey who was secretary to Lord Delaware in 1610.Elizabeth Cox, daughter and heiress of Henry and Arabella Cox, married John Smith, Councillor, who lived in Abington Parishand died there 1719-20.
Thomas and Mary Cox were in St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, in 1737.
William Cox lived in Essex in 1754.
John Cox was born Oct. 19, 1764, in Essex County.
Land grant, 21 April 1690 by Nathaniel Bacon, President of Council of State of Virginia to Mr. Robert Yard and Mr. John Waters, 179 acres in Rappahannock County on the s. side of the Rappahannock River adjacent to land of Mrs. Eliza. Cox and Leonard Chamberlain, Hoskins Creek, land of Thomas Petties, land of Thomas Green, Piscataway Creek, land given to John Cox by Henry White. This land was assigned to Thomas Edmondson of Essex in August 1696 and to Colo. John Smith, Esq., 3 Sept. 1713.(Was this JohnSmith the husband of Elizabeth Cox above?)See Record Book, Vol. 14, Wills and Deeds, 1711-18, Essex Co. Va,p.247.
Cox from Derbyshire is buried in the church yard at St. Paul’s Church, Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk. The site for this church was selected in 1640 and a Chapel of Ease was built in 1641. It became the Borough Parish and the present brick church was built in 1739.It fell into disrepair after the War for Independence, was repaired in 1832 and remamed St.Paul Church.The tower was built in 1901.
July 15, 1764.Mecklenburg County, VA.Will Book 2, p. 232.Will of John Cox, Sr., of Finneywood.Will names wife Mary Cox. Sons John Cox, Frederick Cox, Bartley Cox.Daughters:Anne Ship, Delitia Chandler, Mary Smithson, Edith Minor, Tallitha Cox.Grand-daughter: Frances Coleman Cox, daughter of Frederick Cox.Granddaughter: Mary Cox, daughter of John Cox.Executors: wife Mary and son John Cox. Witnesses: Benjamin Clark, William Naish, Thomas Taylor, Benjamin Whitehead, Jr.Recorded 13 Sept., 1764.(Early Settlers of Mecklenburg, Volume II, p. 70)(See Georgia records for Bartley Cox.This Bartley Cox appears to be a son of Jesse and Mary Cox, probably a relative ofJohn Cox, Sr.)
14 July, 1766. John Cox, Sr. deeded 125 acres on Bluestone Creek to John Cox, Jr. (p. 105, Early Settlers of Mecklenburg, Vol. II). (Both are on the Tax List of 1800).
1767.A deed in Mecklenburg County indicated Bolling Cox was a son of John Cox, Jr.(p. 124, Early Settlers of Mecklenburg, Vol. II).
Capt. Stemridge Cox, a Revolutionary officer of Scotch-Irish origin, lived in Mecklenberg County, Virginia.His son, J.S. Cox, lived in Mecklenberg as a young boy during the Revolution.James Madison Cox was son of J.S. Cox.He was born in Mecklenberg County, married Sarah Newson and moved to Greene County, Georgia.(See HISTORY OF SAVANNAH AND SOUTH GEORGIA, by Harden, p. 912)
1774.Virginia Antiquary, Vol. I, p. 82:
John Smith, grandfather of Alexander Smith, left property in his will to his daughter Betty who married George Cox.
1800.Property Tax List: Elijah Cox, Jesse Cox, John Cox, Sr., John Cox, Jr., Thomas Cox.(Early Settlers of Mecklenburg, Vol. II, p.
Christopher Cox and son Joseph Cox are on the tax list in 1705, Baltimore County, St. John’s Parish.
Will of Christopher Cox, Nov. 10, 1710, and probated March 3, 1713/14. Wife: Mary.Son: Joseph.Daughter: Elizabeth (who married Nicholas Day, July 14, 1709, St. John’s Parish Church).
Widow Mary Cox married John Walker at St. John’s Parish Church, June 12, 1714, possibly Christopher’s widow.
George Berry married Mary Cox, Feb. 16, 1714, St. John’s Parish Church, apparently his second wife. She was probably a widow, also.(See p. 376, Southern Colonial Families, Vol. 2, by Avant).
Cox family in N.C.
Herman Cox was granted land by John Cox of Craven County for ten pounds by assignment, 30 acres, July 15, 1700.Signed by John Cox with his own name. (Deed Book 2, p. 125).
John Cox, “gent.”, bought 250 acres from Francis Nunn in 1745 for 300 dollars proclamation money.This tract was located at Ft. Barnwell at the south side of the Neuse and was owned earlier by Col. William Handcock.Book 2, p. 565.
John Cox, Jr., was granted land by William Bright in 1752. (Deed Book 1, p. 135.)
Daniel Cox of Craven County deeded his plantation on Swift Creek to family members.The deed names his sons Steven and Jeremiah Cox and younger children: Tabitha, William, James, Luke and John.Wife: Mary.
Longfield Cox was granted land in 1759 from Thomas Pollock by lease. (Deed Book 2, p. 231)
Longfield Cox, planter, leased 100 acres on the south side of the Neuse on Coxe Creek for 60 years from Thomas Pollock. New Bern, Jan. 8, 1759. Book 2, p. 335.
John Cox received Grant No. 464, 100 acres on the south side of the Neuse at the mouth of Cooper’s Branch near the main road, from the State of NC.Patents Book 2, p. 208.June 18, 1790.(Abstracted by Stephen W. Edmondson from deeds in Craven County Courthouse, July, 1991)
Joseph Cox received land in 1790.Grants Book 4, p. 37.
The estate papers of Isaac Barrington, Jr., contain a note on Thomas Cox.
Daniel Cox’s will, “late of Duplin County”, was registered in 1759 in Craven County.It gave to his daughter Ann a tract of land in Pencelvany in the County of Newcastle in Sante Gorges Nicke, containing 500 acres.
Marriage Bonds(Craven County NC Marriage Bonds, Vol. 1, p.74.)
Longfield Cox to Nancy Isler, April 9, 1793.
Longfield Cox to Eliza Hope Borden, Jan. 26, 1805.Bondsman: Sam. Simpson.
Lewis Cox to Celia Carmack, Sept. 27, 1811.
William Cox to Mary West, Dec. 20, 1811.Bondsman: John Cox.
Absalom Cox to Argent Cooper, April 19, 1813.
Isaac B. Cox to Alscey Jones, Feb. 2, 1814.
A 1768 power of attorney was issued byJohn Cox, merchant of Philadelphia, to Christopher Beckman for “detains” of William Green.
Cary Cox of Halifax, b. 1736, moved to Edgefield District, SC, and then to Putnam County, GA.Cary Cox witnessed the will of George Pressgraves in 1764 and of George Pace in 1773.
GEORGIA REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS GRAVES, by Ross, Vol. II, p. 549: Cary Cox died March 24, 1824.He served as a private in N.C. and S.C. troops. His grave is in the old Cox Burying Grounds, Oconee National Forest, near Stanfordville, 12 miles from Eatonton, Putnam County.
Hannah Cox witnessed the will of David Straughan in 1763.
Will of William Cox, 11 January, 1769, mentions his wife Mary Cox, sons John Cox and Presby Cox and daughter Sinah Hurst.Witnessed by John Cox and Presby Cox.(See Gen. Abstracts of Wills, Halifax County NC 1758-1824, by Margaret Hofman).
Will of John Cox, May 7, 1784, named wife Elizabeth, daughters Ann, Mary and Phebe, sons Charles and Joseph. (Abstracts of NC Wills, by Olds).Elizabeth’s father was Ignatius Hall whose will was dated Dec., 1779, and died in 1783.
Will of William Cox, April 11, 1803.Wife: Sarah.Daughter: Polly.Calls Isaac Cox “my half-brother” and Mary Cox his sister.The will of Judith Brinkley mentions her daughter Salley Cox.Will of Sarah Cox in 1824 names her daughter Polly Moore.
Hyde County: Will, 1772, Joseph Cox.Mentions Aaron, David, Rosanna, True-love, Charity, Mary, Ann and Elizabeth.
Onslow County, NC.
Deeds A, 1734-44.Anthony Cox.Several Brices also here.
Deeds B, 1744-48.Charles Cox, Jr., John Cox, Moses Cox.
Deeds C, 1748-1752.Charles Cox, Moses Cox.
Deeds E, to 1760.Moses Cox, Jr., Charles Cox.
Deeds F, 1761-Aaron Cox, Charles Cox, Hannah Cox, Moses Cox, Jr.
Sarah James witnessed a deed Feb. 22, 1764.
Deeds G, 1764-1767.Benjamin Cox, Aaron Cox, Charles Cox, Moses Cox, Moses Cox, Jr.
Deeds H, 1767-1769.Jasper Cox and others.
Deeds I, 1770-Jesse Cox and others. (See Wilkes County, GA, 1793).
Deeds M, 1779-1781.Charles, Thomas and William Burton.
Wayne County, NC.
Will of Richard Cox, 1785, named wife Mary and sons Macajah, Richard, Thomas, Walter and John.
Will of Robert Cox, 1795, named Richard Cox and Smithson Cox, brothers.
Quaker Encyclopedia, Vol. I, by Hinshaw, p. 125.Records of Contentnea Monthly Meeting, Wayne County, NC, show Josiah and Judith Cox had:
Anna Cox, b. 12-27-1777; Sarah Cox, b. 4-13-1783; Phebe Cox, b. 5-26-1785; Betty Cox, b. 6-16-1795; Charity Cox, b. 3-26-1779.Sons: John Cox, b. 3-19-1781; Abba Cox, b. 7-24-1787; Edmond Cox, b. 7-13-1791.
P. 121.Contentnea Monthly Meeting, Wayne County.Richard and Mary Cox had Sarah Cox, b. 8-26-1769; Anne Cox, b. 9-21-1782, who married John Peele, and several others.
Richard Cox of Dobbs County married Mary Kennedy at the house of Richard Cox, 10-8-1768.
Thomas Cox, son of Thomas Cox of Johnston County, married Phebe Fellow, Falling Creek Meeting House,4-8-1749.
Thomas and Phebe Cox had: Josiah Cox, b. 1-13-1754; Richard Cox, b. 6-6-1761.P. 119.
Josiah Cox of Dobbs County married Judith Peele, Rich Square Meeting House, 3-16-1777.P. 302.
Thomas Cox died 2-22-1818.
The Cox family settled early in Pennsylvania, some moving into Virginia in the late 1600’s.Around 1750, branches began to settle in the eastern North Carolina area, especially Wayne and Dobbs counties.Cox’s who were Quakers are found in Pennsylvania, in Virginia and in SC.
Cain Creek Monthly Meeting, S.C. shows in its records (See Quaker Encyclopedia)
Solomon and Thomas Cox were received on certificate from Newark Monthly Meeting, Kennett, Pennsylvania, 10-3-1753.
William Cox was received on certificate from Newark Monthly Meeting, 2-3-1753.
Thomas Cox died 5-14-1821, aged 81.Tamar Cox, widow of Thomas, was born 4-11-1749, and died 8-25-1829.
In the early 1770’s a number of the Cox family moved to Bush River, S.C.Records of the Bush River Monthly Meeting are recorded on p. 1028, Vol.1, Quaker Enclopedia.Many of these Quakers, being anti-slavery, eventually moved to Ohio, Indiana and Illinois between 1776 and 1830. (See Southern Quakers and Slavery, by Weeks). Many were dismissed from Quaker fellowship for various reasons and became Baptists and other denominations.
1772.29th day of 8th month.Bush River Monthly Meeting.William and Joseph Edmondson had a certificate read at this meeting which was received dated 14th day of 4th month 1771.
Christopher Cox, Sr., who died in 1818 in Edgefield District, SC, had daughter Bathenia Cox who married William Pace and had died in 1817 when the will was drawn.He named his other children: Cornelius, Pherby who married Daniel Price, Leroy, Christopher, Jr., Bailey, Jane, Gabriel.Date of Will: Aug. 12, 1817. Book C, p. 41, Probate Court, Edgefield, SC. (See Southern Colonial Families, Vol. 2).
Old Ninety Six District.Abbeville, S.C.
May 7, 1809.Will of William Cox, Abbeville District.Box 106, Pack 2748.Wife: Margaret Cox.
Executors: James Young, David Anderson.Witness: Albert Walker, “my said daughter’s son”.(See ABSTRACTS OF OLD NINETY SIX WILLS AND BONDS).
GEORGIA WILLS, 1733-1860, an Index, compiled by Brooke, Pilgrim Press, Atlanta, 1976:
Bartley Cox, 1792, Wilkes County, p. 21.
Francina Cox, 1816, Greene County, Wills F, p. 3.
George Cox, 1814, Jefferson County, Wills A, p. 101.
Henry Cox, 1808, Jefferson County, Wills A, p. 72.
Honor Cox, 1831, Richmond County, Wills A, p. 338.
Jesse Cox, 1825, Jasper County, MR 4H, p. 320.
Jesse Cox, Jr., 1834, Jones County, Wills C, p. 223.
John Cox, 1820, Morgan County, Wills B, p. 63.
Joseph Cox, 1801, Richmond County, Wills A, p. 11.
Mary Cox, 1794, Wilkes County, Wills 1792-1801, p. 126.
Mary Coleman Cox, Wilkes County, Wills 1792-1801, p. 52.
Sarah Cox, 1834, Jasper County, Wills MR 10, p. 383.
Thomas W. Cox, 1834, Troup County, Wills 1, p. 20.
Wiley J. Cox, 1834, Jasper County, MR 10, p. 374.
William H. Cox, 1840, Richmond County, Wills B, p. 27.
Thomas Cox received land in St. Andrew’s Parish in 1763, 300 acres, and owned this land in 1772.(Georgia Land Owners Memorials, 1758-1776)
Zachariah Cox, a major dealer in the Yazoo land speculations, was an opponent of James Jackson who opposed the Yazoo frauds.
1805 Land Lottery: Thomas Cox, George Cox, John Cox.(Did Isaac and Ann Cox Edmondson move to Bulloch County because they had Cox relatives there?)
Caleb Cox received land in St. George Parish in 1769 (Georgia Land Owners Memorials).
Zebulun Cox received 100 acres in Burke Co. in 1787.He was shown in the 1798 Tax Digest with four slaves.
The 1805 Land Lottery of Burke County showed Jane Cox, John Cox, Zebulun Cox and Caleb Cox of Bear Camp.Also, William Cox, Jesse Cox, F.I. Cox, and second Caleb Cox.
1805 Land Lottery: Jane Cox, John Cox, Zebulun Cox (lucky draw), Caleb Cox of Bear Camp, William Cox, Caleb Cox, Jesse Cox, F.I. Cox.
John H.Cox had a land grant surveyed in 1836, an original grant in 1774.
The Census of 1850 shows John H. Cox was born in South Carolina.Wife was Esther.
Richard Coxe, Sr., was allotted 500 acres by President and Assistants, Feb. 6, 1754.Richard Cox, Jr. was allotted 500 acres the same date.Each was allotted a town lot in Savannah June 5, 1754.
Richard Cox, Sr., received land in Christ Church Parish, Great Ogeechee area, in 1759.
Richard Cox, Jr., had adjacent land.A town lot in Hardwicke on the Ogeechee was granted to each with an annual rent of one peppercorn. Part of this land was conveyed to Joseph Gibbons in 1768 (Georgia Land Owners Memorials, 1758-1776).
Dr. Cox’s Water Cure Establishment was at Kennesaw Mountain, 1 ½ miles from Marietta in the 1850’s.
Members of the Cox family lived in the Wrightsborough Quaker settlement in Georgia. Richard Cox was married to Anne Hodgkin, 6-4-1774.They moved to Bush River in S.C. in 1780 with children Thomas and Mary.
Headrights and Bounty Grants, Columbia County, lists Henry Cox whose wife was Mary.
Elbert County, Georgia.
Jesse Cox witnessed a deed.Deed Book A, 1789-1792.
Franklin County, Georgia.
Zachariah Cox who died Dec. 9, 1847, was a private in the Revolution. He had bounty land on the Oconee River, Franklin County, GA.He was on the Soldiers Grant List (REVOLUTIONARY RECORDS OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, Vol. 4, by Lucien Lamar Knight.See also: Georgia Revolutionary Soldiers Graves, Vol. II, p. 704, by Ross, 1993).
Thomas Cox was on the Jury list in 1790.
Thomas Cox was on the Muster Roll of Capt. John Stonecypher’s Company, Oct. 10, 1793.
Deeds C (1786-1792)and Deeds H (1792-1793) included Mary Cox and Thomas Cox.Thomas was a grantee.
Thomas Cox, 1827.
Greene County, Georgia.
Jesse Cox was witness to an early deed.
Oct. 5, 1807.John Holms and Nancy Cox were licensed to be married.Marriages 1806-, p. 10.(Nancy is clearly the daughter of Francinea Cox as shown below).
Nov. 20, 1810.Francinea Cox named in her will a son Thomas Cox in Virginia, daughter Elizabeth Cox.To daughter Nancy Holmes (Homes) during her lifetime a Negro woman named Winney.Other daughters: Martha Baldwin Callahan (Coleman?), Letitia Maddox, Sarah Perkins.Other sons: Boulder Cox, Richard Cox, John Cox.Wills Book F-3.
Inferior Court Record, 1811-1816.No Cox is mentioned.
Inferior Court Record, 1820-1836.No Cox is mentioned.(Researched in facisimile records on site in Probate Office by Stephen W. Edmondson, July 1, 2004).
Greene County Wills, Books A-B.No Cox will.Wills E.No Cox will.Wills F: no Cox will.Wills G.Francina Cox.See above.(Stephen W. Edmondson, July 1, 2004).
James Madison Cox, son of J.S. Cox of Mecklenberg County, Virginia, moved to Greene County, Georgia.He married Sarah Newson.His son, John Madison Cox, was born in 1868 and settled in Waycross, Ware County, Georgia.(See HISTORY OF SAVANNAH AND SOUTH GEORGIA, by Harden, p. 912)
Hancock County, Georgia.
Tax Digest 1794.No Index. Legible.
Samuel Cox, Hancock County resident, 50 acres, Capt. Brown’s District.
Court of Ordinary Minutes, 1799-1817, by Kenneth Brantley.No Cox.
Court of Ordinary Minutes, 1817-1837, by Kenneth Brantley.No Cox.
Court of Ordinary Minutes, 1838-1863, by K. Brantley.No Cox.
1804 Tax Digest.
Captain Lewis’s District.Samuel Cox.William Cox.
Index of Wills, 1794-1900.No Cox wills.
Index of Land Lottery, Persons Entitled to Draw1805, 1820, 1821, 1825.
William Cox (2)
Edward Cox (1)
Joseph Cox (2)
Regimental Court of Enquiry, 14th Regiment, 1804-1862.
P. 3.William Cox, Capt. Lewis’s Court.Fined $2.00.
p. 141. James Cox, absence frommuster of Capt. Colquitt’s District,excused April, 1826.
Jackson County, Georgia.
Wills A-166. Ansel Cunningham, 1840, named his grandson Middleton Cox as a legatee.(Jackson County GA Will Abstracts, Books A and B, 1803-1888)
Wilie, Thomas and John Cox are listed in the Census of 1820.
Thomas Cox is listed as a Revolutionary veteran in 1827.
Richard Cox, Census of 1820.
Richard Cox, Revolutionary soldier who drew land in Troup County in the 1827 Land Lottery.
John Cox, Census of 1820.
John Cox, Revolutionary soldier, drew land in Troup County in the Land Lottery of 1827.
A second John Cox, Joshua Cox and William Cox were listed in the 1820 Census.
Adam Cox, 1815.
Jasper County, Georgia
Probated Wills, Unbound Original Copies: Wiley J. Cox, 1833
Sarah Cox, 1834
Jeremiah Cox was an early settler.
Jephtha Cox, 1820.
Morgan County, Georgia.
1817.John Cox witnessed the will of Austin Clements.
Aug. 17, 1819.Will of John Cox. Wife: Elizabeth. Son and two daughters underage.Thomas S. Cox was a witness.
Putnam County, Georgia.
Nov. 8, 1815. Moses Cox, executor for John Edmondson, deceased, sold 202 ½ acres in Putnam.Moses Cox lived in Washington County, Capt. Hodge’s District, in 1811.Was this John Edmondson the father-in-law of Nancy Cox who married Isaac Edmondson?Moses Cox was born Jan. 6, 1756, and served in the 2nd NC Regiment, Capt. Spain’s Company, in the Revolution.He died Dec. 19, 1845.
The Rev. Mr. Cox was an early settler of Putnam County.See WHITE’S
HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF GEORGIA.
Cary Cox was messenger from Mount Gilead Baptist Church, Putnam County, to a meeting at Hepzibah Meeting House, Jasper County, Sept. 7-10, 1828.He was a messenger at a meeting at Shiloh Church in Jones County, Sept. 5-8, 1829.
Bartlett M. Cox was messenger from Flat Shoals Church, Jones County, to the meeting at Shiloh Church, Sept. 5-8, 1829.
Cary Cox was messenger from Crooked Creek Baptist Church, Putnam County, at a meeting of Ocmulgee Baptist Association, held at Little River, Morgan County, 3-5 September, 1731.Richard Pace was to write a circular letter and Cary Cox to arrange preaching at the meeting.(Primitive Baptist Association Minutes of the U.S., Vol. I.)
1818.Cary Cox lived on Murder Creek in Putnam County (p. 799, The Georgia Journal, Milledgeville, 1809-1840)
Cary Cox is buried at the old Cox Burying Grounds, Oconee National Forest, near Stanfordville, 12 miles from Eatonton.He died March 24, 1814, had served as a private in NC and SC troops in the Revolution.(See: Georgia Revolutionary Soldiers Graves, Vol. II, by Ross, 1993.Georgia Hist. Society, Savannah, p. 549; THE HISTORY OF WEBSTER COUNTY).
Oct. 20, 1835. The Georgia Journal.Letters at the Eatonton Post Office for Benjamin Cox.
Richmond County, Georgia
Peter Cox signed a dissent against resolutions expressing disloyalty to the King, August 5, 1774.Published in the Georgia Gazette, Oct. 12, 1774.Cox was a resident of St. Paul’s Parish.
James Cox signed a similar dissent in the Broad River Settlement.
Wills, 1798-1840:Joseph Cox, Honor Cox.
Joseph Cox in a low state of health signed his will March 10, 1801. All property was to be divided between his wife, Honor Cox and three children: Patsy, Keziah, and Delilah.Probated August 3, 1801. Richmond County Wills, 1798-1840, p.11.
Marriage Bonds, 1785-1830.
Taliaferro Cox and Honor Cox, November 8, 1801.
Admin. and Guardians Bonds, 1777-1830.
Elijah Cox, deceased Dec. 9, 1807.Mary Cox was made permanent administrator in 1808.She paid a sum to the estate of Jonathan Cox.
Jonathan Cox, deceased May 9, 1808.Mary Cox, administrator, had boats appraised (“Carolina”, “Callaby”, “Diamond”).
Walter Leigh was appointed guardian of Patsy, Keziah and Delilah Cox, daughters of Joseph Cox, deceased.Money was paid to Martha Cox for herself and her sisters.Money was paid to Mrs. Keziah Cox, Jan. 7, 1811.
Honor Cox in her will left slaves in trust to her daughters: Delilah Bunch, wife of Dr. Bunch of SC, and Martha Dillon, wife of William C. Dillon of Augusta.March 30, 1830.Wills 1798-1840, p. 338.
Wills, 1840-1853: William H. Cox.
Sumter County Georgia.
THE HISTORY OF SUMTER COUNTY GEORGIA includes a Cox family who had lived in Warren County about the time Isaac Edmondson married Ann Cox.
Warren County, Georgia.
Warren County was created from Wilkes County in 1793.Some deeds which were executed before the division were recorded after 1793.
Deeds A, p. 216. John Cox of Wilkes County sold land in 1790 to Joseph Richardson of Richmond County for 35 pounds sterling, located on Rocky Brnach of the Ogeechee, bordering Stephen Bishops’s land and Abraham Helton’s land. 200 acres. Granted to John Cox, July 3, 1786. Signed by John Cox. See Secretary of States Records, Book OOO, Folder 382.
August 10, 1791. Henry and Mary Cox of Columbia Countysold land to Bonner Wyatt (or Wyatt Bonner), adjoining the land of John Oliver.Warren County Deeds, A-609.The deed was signed with a mark by Henry Cox, Mary Cox, Abey and Darling McDaniel.This land was granted to the McDaniels in 1784. taas
August 21, 1792. James Jones sold land to William Cox. Warren Deeds, A-237.
1793. William Cocks and Hannah, his wife, sold land in Wilkes County. Book A, p. 487, Warren County.
April 1, 1793. Samuel Newman sold land to William Cocks. Thomas Cocks witnessed. Warren Deeds A-239.
Date ?William Cox was administrator of the estate of Mr. Thruwits.Wills A-24.
1795.Martin Cox sold land to Samuel Powell, “granted to Martin Cox by Gov. George Matthews, July, 1787”.Deeds A-154.
1816. Martin Cox sold land, 202 ½ acres in Wilkinson County. The deed mentions his “daughter Susannah Cox).Deeds D, p. 383, Warren County.
1798 Tax Digest, Warren County.
Peter Cox, Smith’s District.
John Cox, Smith’s District.
Cary Cox, Jr.
1798. William Cox executed a power of attorney to Zacharia Cox.
Marriages in Warren County, 1794-1806.
Thomas Cocks and Susannah Peavy.
Goodwin Mitchell and Elizabeth Cox.
John Cox and Rachel Stephens, May 19, 1802.
Tolliver Cox and Frances Davison.
1815. Henry Cox sold land in Warren and signed with his mark. Deeds D-281, Warren County.He signed with a mark.
1816. Martin Cox sold 202 ½ acres in Wilkinson County, Georgia, and mentions “his daughter Susannah Cox”.Deeds D-383.
Ann Cox married Isaac Edmondson in Warren County in the late 1790’s. He was a son of John Edmondsonand Mary Barrington Edmondson ofCraven County, N.C.,John moved to Wilkes County by 1784.Proof of Ann’sparents has not been found.She moved with Isaac to Bulloch County, Georgia, in 1805, and with all her six children to Lowndes (Brooks) County in 1828.She died in Lowndes in the Tallokas community in 1842.They were Baptists.
Isaiah (Isiah) Cox married Sybil Johnson in Warren County, March 24, 1831, the ceremony performed by John Harris, J.P.This is indexed as Coy in the marriage index.
The Williams Church roll in Warren County included Coxes.The index to a history of the church lists Asa Cox, Carey Cox, Catherine Cox, Catron Cox, Ichabod Cox, Isiah Cox, Mary Cox. Contact Ken Brantley (Brantleyassoc@mindspring.com) for information.
Isaiah Cox served as a private in Captain Butts Company, Georgia Militia, in the Florida War and received a land warrant which one of his sons later executed.
Isiah Cox and his family moved to Yalobusha County, Mississippi, about 1835-36. The 1840 Census in that county lists him with one son, 5-10, two sons under 5, one daughter under 5.The family moved on to St. Francis County, Arkansas, before 1850.The Census of 1850 lists Isaiah Cox, 57, b. in GA; Sabell Cox, 56, b. in GA.William, 19, b. in GA. George, 16, b. in GA. Several younger children b. in MS.
Isaiah died between 1856 and 1859. Sybil moved back to Mississippi where one of the sons lived and is shown with George Cox and his family in the 1860 Census.The known sons were William Cox, George Marion Cox, and James Washington Cox.
Washington County, Georgia.
Part of Greene County was taken from original Washington.
There are numerous Cox tombstones listed in WASHINGTON COUNTY TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONSby Newsome.
Headrights and Bounty Grants, 1789-1793.
Henry Cox, Jno Cox, Wm. Cox
Surveyor’s Records, 1789-1793:
Henry Cox, Josiah Cox, William Cox
Moses Cox, executor of John Edmondson, deceased, sold land in Putnam County, Nov. 18, 1815.He lived in Washington County, Capt. Hodge’s District in 1811.
Georgia Revolutionary Soldiers Graves, Vol. II, by Ross, 1993, in Hodgson Hall, Savannah, Georgia Historical Society, p. 682: Moses Cox, born Jan. 6, 1756, and died Dec. 19, 1845.Served in N.C. in the 2nd NC Regiment, Capt. Spain’s Company.
Nearly all Washington County records were burned in a fire in 1865.A few Probate Court records were saved because someone was using them outside the courthouse.Stephen Edmondson searched these on site in October, 2006.
Surveyors Records A and C, 1784-1786.No Cox surveys.
Surveyors Records D-E, 1788-1793:
Surveys were made for Daniel Cox, Henry Cox, Josiah Cox, Thomas Cox and William Cox.
Henry Cox had 300 acres surveyed Sept. 9, 1789, received by warrant. Adjacent to John Coleman.P. 86.
Josiah Cox had 213 acres surveyed Dec. 10, 1790.Bounded by Lamon Creek. P. 116.
An index done by someone in more recent time showed surveys on p. 144 and 147 butnone could be found for any Cox on these pages.
Letters Testamentary, 1829-1876.David Cox testified that Delany Cox, illegitimate, owned property in her own right.P. 19.Guardianship was granted to David Cox.No date shown but probably about 1829-30.
Administrators and Guardians Bonds, 1829-1871.
P. 144.May 6, 1839.David Cox was guardian of the Horton children,whose father was George Horton, deceased.He and Thomas I. Warthen gave bond for $1000.
P. 243.Jan. 8, 1844. John Coxand Henry Cox gave bond for $3000 to secure John Cox’s administration of the estate of William Cox.John Cox signed the bond and Henry Cox used his (x) mark.
p. 402.March 4, 1850.Robert Cox signed a bond with Thomas I. Warthen as administrator of Ransome Avent.
Division of Estates.1829-1871.
William Cox’s estate.Sept. 1, 1845.Property to Young Cox, Martha Cox, Mary A. Cox, William Cox, all children of the deceased, of adult years.Richard Cox and Franklin Cox, minor children, were under the guardianship of Richard A. Blount.70.6 acres was awarded to each child.The land adjoined Blount’s land.John Cox was administrator of this estate.P. 61.
Inferior Court Minutes, 1843-1862.No index.
William Cox versus David Greer.January Term, 1844.The jury awarded William Cox $187.73 and interest.
Inferior Court Minutes.Book A, 1849-1869.There is no index and each page must be read to find any name.
Wilkes County, Georgia.
Wilkes County was a large frontier county created in 1777.Warren and several other counties were formed from it.
Records of the Court of Land Commissioners, 1773-1775 (State Archives, Georgia) include two early settlers of the Cox family.
Persons who have applied to settle, p. 2.
Thomas Cox. A wife and daughter age about two years.200 acres on Rocky Comfort Creek called Walnut Land.Reserved Jan. 1, 1774.Depositfour pounds.
John Cox.No family. South Carolina.100 acres of the upper tradingpath where it crosses Ogeechee.Paid Jan. 12th 1774, 2 pounds.
Thomas Cox bought land in what would soon be Wilkes County Sept. 27, 1773.
John Cox paid for 100 acres at Wrightsborough in the Ceded Lands, Nov. 4, 1773.Agent was Edward Barnard.Barnard received 70 pounds from Cox Dec. 7, 1773,and2 pence, Jan. 13, 1774. (An office for land applications might have been at Wrightsborough). See: The Wilkes County Papers, 1773-1833.Edward Barnard was Captain of His Majesty’s Troop of Rangers serving in 1773.The Pay Bill for the Troup shows:
David Cox, Joel Cox, John Cox, James Cox, all privates.
The Pay Bill for March 5, June 5, 1774, showed only the first three men. The Pay Bill for June 6-Sept. 6, again showed James Cox. David served until Nov. 30, 1774. The others continued until March, 1776.Were they Loyalists?
Early Warrants for Land Survey:
John Cox of SC, 100 acres on the Ogeechee River.Nov. 8, 1773.
Thomas Cox of SC, 200 acres on Rocky Comfort Creek. Sept. 29, 1773.
1774. 2nd Day of 4th month.Wrightsborough Monthly Meeting.Richard Cox and Ann Hudgins appeared at this meeting and declared their intentions of marriage with each other.(Quaker Records in Georgia, Wrightsborough and Friendsborough)
A general certificate from Bush River Monthly Meeting received for Peter Cox and Deborah Stubbs now Cox and family.
1774.7th day of 5th month.Richard Cox and Ann Hudgins restated their intent-
ions to marry.Parents consented.Joseph Mooney and Jonathan Sell to
see it accomplished.(Quaker Records in Georgia)
1774. 4th day of 6th month.Marriage of Richard Cox and Ann Hudgins accom-
plished. (Quaker Records in Georgia)
April 14, 1776.Capt. Manson’s Business Record, Friendsborough, GA, 1776-
1777, showed various charges to Jonathan Cox for a bushel of salt,
sundries and cash.12 pence=1 shilling.20 shillings=1 pound.He paid
March 24, 1776, with 5 loads of corn and 2 loads of corn.
1780.Richard Cox moved with wife and children to the Bush River area in SC.
Children: Thomas and Mary.(Quaker Records in Georgia).
1791. 3rd day of 9th month.Amey Sidwell, now Cox, had married out of unity
and was expelled.(Quaker Records, Wrightsborough and Friends-borough).
Wilkes County Index to Land Grants:
1785.Zacharia Cocks received 750 acres and 400 acres on Long Creek and 600 acres on Little River.
Wilkes County Tax List, 1785:John Cox
Wilkes County Tax List, 1787:John Cox (listed as John Cook), 142 acres.
Wilkes County Index to Land Grants:
1787. John Cox received 200 acres on Beaver Dam Creek.
1788.Brantley Cox (Bartley Cox?) received 110 acres on Beaver Dam Creek.
Deeds and Mortgages:
1785. Zacharia Cox deeded several tracts in Wilkes County to James Smith (750,750, 600, 600, 200 and 200 acres).
1788. Zacharia Cox deeded to William Mason 100 acres on the Oconee River.
1789. Zacharia Cox deeded land to Peter Bond, 1059 acres.He deeded land to a Tennessee company, co-partnership rights to 750,000 acres on the Tennessee River in 1790.(Book EE, p. 134).
1790. JohnCox of Wilkes sold land to Joseph Richardson of Richmond for 35 pounds sterling, located on Rocky Branch of the Ogeechee, bordering on Stephen Bishop’s land and Abraham Helton’s land.200 acres.Granted to John Cox July 3, 1786.Deeds A-216.See Secretary of State’s Records, Book OOO, Folder 382.
1791. Henry Cox and Mary his wife of Columbia County sold land in Wilkes to Wyatt Bonner.Deed was signed with a mark by Henry Cox, Mary Cox, Abey and Darling McDaniel.This land was granted to the McDaniels in 1784.Deeds A-609.
1792. Zacharia Cox deeded 523 acres toGreer and Thornton by security deed.
1793. Zacharia Cox received 230 acres in Green County.
William Cocks and Hannah his wife sold land in Wilkes County.Deeds A-487.
Oct. 1, 1793.John Cox, born January 6, 1737, died in Georgia.He received bounty land for service in the Revolution, certified by Col. Elijah Clark.See:
GEORGIA REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS’ GRAVES, Vol. II, by Ross, 1993, p. 582.
The 1790 Census for Wilkes County by Frank P. Hudson (a reconstructed Census from various records, the 1790 Federal Census being lost) lists:
Bartley Cox, by agent; Daniel Cox, Henry Cox, James Cox, John Cox, William Cox, Sr., Zechariah Cox.
John Cox lived in Capt. Lucas’s District which was included in Warren Coiunty in 1793. The Ogeechee River, Long Creek and Rocky Comfort Creek lay north of Capt. Medlock’s District where Isaac Edmondson and John Edmondson lived. Warren County was formed from parts of Columbia, Burke, Wilkes and Richmond counties, but not any of Hancock, Hudson wrote.
Wilkes County Headrights, 1790-1795:William Cocks
Wilkes County General Index to Estates, 1777-1878:
Will of Bartley Cox, dated July 3, 1792.Wills 1792-1800, p. 21. Executors were his wife and David Ellington.Names son Pleasant Cox, leaving him two slaves. Debt due from Richard Brown of Virginia.Two sisters of Pleasant Cox: Ann Clark Cox and Mary Coleman Cox, who are left two slaves, Edmond and Crease, a stage wagon and two horses.The rest of the property is left to wife Susannah Cox and mention is made of her “seven children”.A provision “until my son Henry Cox comes of the age of twenty one years”indicates Henry is a minor. Bartley instructs his wife to train the children in a good trade.He gives Mary, Ann and Pleasant permission to move to Virginia with their property if they wish.Ann Clark Cox is made guardian of Pleasant until he comes of age.Bartley refers to his right in his father’s estate after his mother’s death. He has a slave Hannah and her child in his possession. The will was signed: Bartley Cox.Witnesses: Henry and Gabriel Carlton.Proved November 1, 1792.(Permission of some of the children to move to Virginia indicates they had come from there. Bartley Cox had received land on Beaver Dam Creek in 1788, indicating recentmigration to Wilkes County).(See CEDED LANDS: Records of St. Paul Parish and Early Wilkes County Georgia.Compiled by Alden Associates, Albany, Georgia, 1964.)
Bartley Cox was buried in present Taliaferro County, Georgia, created from Wilkes County after his death.Go north from Raytown on State Highway 908 towards Washington, GA, for about 2 ¾ miles. Turn east on dirt county road No. 14.Goabout 0.4 mile to a woods road that runs north.Walk about 275 yards up the woods road.The grave site is about 25 yards off the road in a grove of oaks.There is one marked grave and several sinks at the cemetery. The inscription reads:“Bartley Cox aged 46 years and 6 days.27 Oct. 1792.”“Return to thy rest O my soul”.(Visited by informant Jan. 29, 1987)See Newsome’s WILKES COUNTY CEMETERIES.Sale of the estate of Bartlett Cox was held October 4, 1796 (Estate Inventories and Appraisements, 1794-1805, p. 159) (See Mecklenburg County, Virginia, for the family of one Bartley Cox. However, he appears to be a son of Jesse and Mary Cox. See Jesse’s will and Mary’s will).
The will of Jesse Cox, dated in 1793, was probated or administered in 1795. See Administrator’s Deed, Book JJ-99, 1796.Jesse Cox’s wife was Mary. His executor was Susannah Cox, his daughter in law. The will named his son Bartley and daughters Jane, Elizabeth and Susannah. Bartley’s wife was Susannah.Bartley’s other children (see his will): Pleasant Cox; Henry Cox; Mary Coleman Cox; Ann Clark Cox.Jane Cox who is listed in the Land Lottery of 1805 in nearby Burke County might beBartley’s daughter.
August4, 1793.The will of Mary Coleman Cox, Wilkes County, Wills 1792-1801, p. 52.
She devised to her daughter,AnnClark Cox, her whole estate, referring to “my part of my sister Ann Clark Cox deceased’s estate”.The daughter Ann Clark Cox is a minor as instructions are given in case the childdies during her minority.In that case, the estate is to go to “my brother Pleasant Cox”.She appoints “my friend Henry Carlton”executorand“also leave my daughter Ann Clark Cox to my Executor to take care of”.The will was proved September 5, 1793.
(This child would appear to be illegitimate, unless Ann Clark Cox had married a man of the same family name.Ann Clark Cox, the child, is the most likely candidate to be the wife of Isaac Edmondson.A careful review of the entire original will is needed.SeeCEDED LANDS, Records of St. Paul Parish and Early Wilkes County Georgia, compiled by Alden Associates, Albany, Georgia).
October 4, 1793. Will of Mary Cox, Wilkes County Wills, 1792-1801. p. 126. Mary Cox mentions the “daughters of my son Bartley Cox, deceased, my three grand-daughters Jane Cox, Susannah Cox and Elizabeth Cox”.She leaves all her property to them. Susannah Cox, “their mother”, is made executrix.The will was proved December 5, 1794.
Inventory of Estates shows Mary Cox’s estate was valued at 16 pounds, six pence, February 6, 1795. The inventory included 1 dozen hard mettle plates; 1 haire trunk; 1 Looking glass; 1 Feather bed and furniture; 1 Hande Bellowes; 1 Copper coffee pott; 1 small leather trunk; 1 arm chaire split bottom.Will was proved December 5, 1794.
1797. Notes on the estate of Silas Mercer include a reference to “Mrs. Cox”, apparently Susannah Cox, widow of Bartley.
The genealogy would seem to be.
Jesse Cox and Mary Cox had Bartley Cox who died at age 46, in 1792, in Wilkes County, Georgia.Jesse Coxleft a will dated 1793. Hedied in 1795.Bartley Cox married Susannah who survived him. His will refers to seven children.Mary Cox, his mother, left a will as did his sister Ann Clark Cox.
Bartley and Susannah had:
1. Ann Clark Cox, died by August, 1993.
2. Mary Coleman Cox who mentionsbrother Pleasant and sister Ann Clark Cox in her will in the 1793 and had a daughter Ann Clark Cox, a minor.
3. Pleasant Cox, not of age in 1792. Sister Ann was made his guardian.
4. Henry Cox, still a minor in 1792.
5. Susannah Cox, named in her grandmother Mary Cox’s will in 1793.
6. Elizabeth Cox, named in Mary Cox’s will in 1793.
7. Jane Cox, named in Mary Cox’s will in 1793.
John Cox lived in Capt. Lucas’s District of Wilkes County, which was included in Warren in 1793.This district included waters of the Ogeechee River, Long Creek, and Rocky Comfort Creek.Capt. Lucas’s District lay north of Capt. Medlock’s District where Isaac and John Edmondson lived.
1796. Jesse and Mary Cox deeded 275 acres on Pistol Creek to Wiley Pope, by administrator’s deed. Book JJ, p. 9.
(Jesse Cox witnessed a deed in Elbert County. See Deed Book A, 1789-92;Jesse Cox witnessed an early deed in Greene County.Were these the same man?)
1802. William Cox granted a Negro to B. Brown by mortgage deed. (Was he the Revolutionary soldier who served in NC?Born in 1761 and died March 21, 1848. See: GEORGIA REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS’ GRAVES, Vol. II, by Ross; THE COX FAMILY, Vol. III).
Compiled by Stephen W. Edmondson.Revised June,2009.