Hi Dave, The surname Cox is not an easy one. I also have that surname to research but in KY. Without the help of some other researchers, I would have gotten nowhere fast. Also helped that they had some unusual given names. Do you think that the Milton Creech that married Lucy Snow is the same Milton? Was this in LIncoln co MO? I have no date of birth for Sarah Emma or Emily. Looks like Mary Jane maybe have died after her birth. Only 3 children in that day and time is unlikely. There were other Cox/Creech marriages in Lincoln co MO-wonder if they were related?