Clarissa Keech Cox (Kuch) (c.1823 - 1888)

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Birthplace: New York, United States
Death: Died in Doyleville, Gunnison, CO, USA
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About Clarissa Keech Cox (Kuch)

b: ABT. 1823 in New York

First wife of James Daniel Keech. Married: BEF. 1850 in ?

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1850 census of Broome County, NY: Daniel Keach (Keech) age 27, occupation Boatman, Clarrissa age 28 b. NY, Catharine J. 4, Betsey E. 1 and Mary A, 2 months (all b. NY).

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1860 census of McGee County, Kansas Territory:

From Page 25:

Daniel Keech, Age: 38, Birth Year: abt 1822, Birthplace: PA, Occupation: Farmer

Clarisa Keech, Age: 27, Birth Year: abt 1833, Birthplace: IL, Occupation: Housewife

Cathrine J. Keech, Age: 13, Birthplace: IL

Betsy Keech, Age: 10, Birthplace: IL

Mary A. Keech, Age: 9, Birthplace: IL

From Page 29:

Pricella Keech, Age: 2, Birthplace: WI

Ida L. Keech, Age: 9/12, Birthplace: MO

The Post Office is listed as Crawford Seminary. It is believed that Crawford Seminary, a mission for Quapaw Indians, was near and east of present-day Baxter Springs. Official records show, however, that the mission was serviced through Missouri from 1848 to 1863.

More About Crawford Seminary:

Crawford Seminary, a Quapaw mission school of the M. E. Church, South, was established in the Quapaw Nation, March 27, 1848 and was named for T. H. Crawford, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1832-1845. About April, 1848, it was moved to a new site about five miles north, near and east of the present Baxter Springs, close to the north line of the Quapaw lands. This new site was on the military road from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Gibson, about five miles west of the Missouri line and was the most southern post office on the government mail route in the territory from 1848 to 1863.

Source: http://www.kancoll.org/khq/1932/32_2_miller.htm

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From Ancestry KEECH board:

Take a look at the 1860 crazy (McGee, now Cherokee County) Kansas census where Daniel Keech & his first wife & family are located.The family is split up.You find them in McGhee County, beginning on p 24, family # 184. Then the family takes up again with the first two children on p 29. Apparently, this was just the result of a census taker botch. We know that Daniel & Clarissa were right on the NY/PA border in Broome Co NY in 1850. While the 1860 census is in error in giving Clarissa & the first 3 children Illinois birthplaces, perhaps they went to KS from Illinois.

Apparently they were part of an effort in the North to settle Kansas with anti-slavery folks. (The Susquehanna Western Emigration Company was formed in Broome County NY for that purpose.) An interesting thing about the 1860 census is that it had the younger children as being born in Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri. There were Keech's in Fond du Loc Wisconsin at the time, with two named Daniel, born in NY.

Source 1: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jarnold&id=I0176

Source 2: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jarnold&id=I0177

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It is probable that James Daniel Keech and Clarissa Keech were divorced or seperated as Clarissa (age 40, born in NY) is found in the 1870 Douglas Co, Colorado Territory Census with husband, Thomas R. Cox (age 35 born in England) and daughter Ida (age 10 born in IL, this is Ida Keech daughter of Daniel Keech & Clarissa)

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Given Name Surname Day Month Year

Thomas Reynolds Cox 7 Apr 1865

Clarissa Keech 7 Apr 1865

Source: Arapahoe County, Colorado Marriages, 1861-1868

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Name: Clarissa Cox

Estimated birth year: 1830

Gender: Female

Age: 40y

Race or color (expanded): White

Birthplace: New York

Residence: Douglas Co, Colorado Territory, United States

Collection: United States Census, 1870

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1870 United States Federal Census about Clarrissa Cox

Name: Clarrissa Cox

Age in 1870: 40

Birth Year: abt 1830

Birthplace: New York

Home in 1870: Douglas, Colorado Territory

Race: White

Gender: Female

Post Office: Virginia

Household Members:

Name Age

Thomas R Cox 35

Clarrissa Cox 40

Ida Cox 10

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Moore, Jabez G. married Keath, Ada R. (This is Ida Keech) 26 Oct 1874 in Castle Rock, Douglas Co, Colorado. Thomas R Cox, Clara Cox were the witnesses.

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1880 United States Federal Census

about Clara Cox

Name: Clara Cox

Home in 1880: Tomichi, Gunnison, Colorado

Age: 60

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1820

Birthplace: New York

Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)

Father's birthplace: England

Mother's birthplace: Ger

Occupation: Keeping House

Marital Status: Married

Race: White

Gender: Female

Household Members:

Name Age

Clara Cox 60

Esther Keach 1

Sally J. Coots 24

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"Colorado, State Census, 1885," Clara Cox in household of Thos Cox, , Gunnison, Colorado, United States

name: Clara Cox

event: Census

event date: 1885

event place: , Gunnison, Colorado, United States

gender: Female

age: 60

estimated birth year: 1825

month of death:

estimated death year:

schedule: Population

family number: 31

line number: 12

relationship to head of household: Wife

page: 4

film number: 498506

digital folder number: 004640516

image number: 00268

 	Household 	Gender 	Age 	Birthplace

head Thos Cox M 50

wife Clara Cox F 60

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Clarissa is buried in the Doyleville No. 1 Cemetery (aka Doyle Cemetery) Doyleville, Gunnison County. Cox, Clarysa, died May 24, 1888, aged 65 years .

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Clarissa Cox's Timeline

1823
1823
New York, United States
1850
1850
Age 27
1865
April 7, 1865
Age 42
Denver, Arapahoe, CO, USA
1888
May 24, 1888
Age 65
Doyleville, Gunnison, CO, USA