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Isaac Cox, Sr.

Birthplace: NJ, USA
Death: Died in VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Philip Cox and Joannah Trembley Cox
Husband of NANCY GRAY and Sarah Cox
Father of John Cox; Sarah Cox Tingley and Philip Cox, Sr.
Brother of Hannah Cox; Susannah Sutton; Philip Cox and John Cox
Half brother of Philip Cox; John Cox and Peter Cox

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About Isaac Cox, Sr.

"History of Ritchie County" written by Minnie Kendall Lowther, and published in 1910.


Slab Creek Settled

The Coxes have a distinguished ancestral line, which they trace back to Dr.

Daniel Cox, of London, who was the Royal family's physician when Queen Anne

was on the throne (from 1702-1714), he being a cousin of the Queen.

Dr. Daniel Cox had three sons, Isaac, John, and Daniel, junior, who came to

the New Jersey colony at a very early day, and from these three brothers,

nearly all of the Coxes in the united States are said to be descended. From

Isaac the Ritchie county line comes; but the generations from him to the

Isaac that came to Harrison county, are about six or seven, and the heads of

the line down are alternately "Isaac" and "Phillip", and it is quite

difficult to make the matter clear. However, Isaac Cox, the Harrison county

pioneer, was born in New Jersey in 1731. He was the son of Phillip and

Hannah Trembly Cox-- the youngest and only son that lived to rear a family.

Isaac Cox, the first, in making a disposition of his property, had willed

all his immense fortune to his eldest son, Phillip, thus setting a precedent

that was adhered to for seven generations. But Isaac Cox, the Harrison

county Pioneer (being the youngest of the family as above stated), became

the legatee of the property, owing to the fact that he was the only survivor

of the family. His brothers, having gone some distance from home to make an

improvement, in advance of the settlement, and raise a crop, pitched their

tent near a fine spring from which they got water for constant use, and in a

short time, they all sickened and died; and upon investigation, it was found

that the water came from a copper-mine, and thus was poisonous. Isaac being

but a lad, and drinking here and there where he chanced to be herding the

stock, escaped death.

Isaac Cox married Miss Sarah Sutton, of New Jersey, and after the

Revolution, perhaps, near 1790, came to Harrison county, and settled at the

mouth of Kincheloe's creek. He died in 1838, at the age of one hundred seven

years, and in the "Broad Run Cemetery" in Lewis county, beside his wife, he

lies at rest. His father died in New Jersey, in 1797 at the age of one

hundred twelve years.

They (Isaac and Sarah) were the parents of five children; Phillip, who

sleeps in Ritchie County; John and Mrs. Sarah (John) Tingley, Ohio; Mrs.

Hannah (Joseph) Smith, Harrison county; and Isaac, of Chestnut Grove,

Calhoun county.


also given:

Individual: Isaac Cox

Parental family: Philip Cox and Hannah Trembly

Marital or other families:

Isaac Cox and Sarah Sutton

Sex: Male


Date: 1731

Place: New Jersey

Source: History of Ritchie County

Page: p. 333


Date: 1838

Source: History of Ritchie County

Page: p. 333


Place: Broad Run Bapt Ch Cem, Jane Lew, Lewis Co, WV

Source: History of Ritchie County

Page: p. 333


Date: MOVED ABT 1790

Place: Harrison Co, (W)VA

Source: History of Ritchie County

Page: p. 333


Date: UNTIL ABT 1790

Place: New Jersey

Source: History of Ritchie County

Page: p. 333


Isaac Cox (380) was born 25 June 1743 in Bridgewater Twp., Somerset Co., NJ, and died in 1838 in Lewis Co., VA. He supposedly settled in Fairfield, Greene Co., OH, but moved back to VA. However, he is said to have been buried in Fairfield, OH. He first married Nancy Gray in 1760 in Somerset Co., NJ. She was born about 1743. He married second Sarah Sutton about 1761. She was born about 1745 in NJ, died in 1828 in Osborne, Greene Co., OH, and was buried in Cox Cem., Osborne, OH. (R‑71)

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Isaac Cox, Sr.'s Timeline

June 25, 1743
April 10, 1756
Age 12
Bridgewater, Somerset, New Jersey, USA
Age 16
Bridgewater, Summerset, New Jersey, United States
Age 31
Somerset County, New Jersey, United States
Age 94
March 25, 1966
Age 95
April 15, 1966
Age 95