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Zachariah Cox, Rev. Dr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, United States
Death: Died in Tullos, Caldwell, Louisiana, United States
Place of Burial: 'old' New Union Cemetery, New Union Baptist Church, Tullos, Louisiana
Immediate Family:

Son of William Jefferson Cox and Elizabeth Cox
Husband of Anna Elizabeth Cox (Randall)
Father of William J. Cox; Elizabeth "Bettie" Ann McDonald/Rainbolt (Cox); Aneliza Pendarvis and George W. Cox
Brother of Hampton Cox; Josiah Cox; John J. Cox; David Francis Cox; Robert Cox and 3 others

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About Zachariah Cox, Rev. Dr.

Zachariah Cox 1850 United States Federal Census Birth: Circa 1811 - Place Residence: 1850 - Place Schedule: Schedule Wife (implied): Name of spouse Children (implied): George W Cox and names of 9 more children

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Page 235 of "The LaSalle Parish History: Families Past and Present" published by the LaSalle Parish Genealogical Association about 1987 states, " New Union Baptist Church, Tullos, LA., was organized in 1859 by the Rev. Zachariah Cox, Benjamin Pendarvis, John Tullos, John Blake, Sr., Billie Williams, and others. Rev. Cox became the church's first pastor. Most everything between little River and Castor Sulphur Springs orbited around New Union Church." The biographical sketch goes on to say, "Zachariah Cox was born in 1811 in Mississippi and died in the 1870's and believed to be buried in the 'old' New Union Cemetery along with John Tullos." The essay reports that Zachariah was a large land owner, Baptist preacher, doctor and slave owner. "He lived north of the seven runs on Castor Creek in the edge of Jackson Parish where it touches Caldwell Parish."

William J. Cox b-1835 is the son of Zachariah Cox Rev. Dr. and Anna Elizabeth Randall who were married 12/1/1830.

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I believe that there is confusion about 2 of the Cox sisters. The older sister is Anna Elizabeth "Aneliza", who was born on 19 Sep 1832 in Mississippi. She was married to husband #1 William Baldridge on 8 Aug 1850 in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana & husband #2 Benjamin Henry Pendarvis on 1 Mar 1857 in Marion, Mississippi. She died on 19 Apr 1903 in LaSalle Parish, Louisiana. The younger sister is Elizabeth Ann "Bettie", who was born in 1841 in Rankin Co., Mississippi. She was married to husband #1 Benjamin G. McDonald, Jr. in 1858 and husband #2 David Garner Rainbolt in 1862 in Louisiana. She died in 1876 in Texas.

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Descendants of Josiah Cox Generation 1 1. JOSIAH1 COX was born in 1765 in Lee, Virginia, USA. He died in 1815 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. He married MARTHA MCDONALD. She was born in 1772. She died after 1823 in Mississippi, USA. Census1: 1810 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA His sex was Male. Martha: Her sex was Female. Josiah Cox and Martha McDonald had the following children: 2. i. WILLIAM JEFFERSON2 COX was born in 1788 in Mississippi, USA. He died about 1831 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. He married ELIZABETH. She was born about 1780. She died between 1837-1839 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. ii. SARAH COX was born in 1790 in Mississippi, USA. Sarah: Her sex was Female. iii. AARON COX was born in 1791 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. He died before 1860 in Union, Arkansas, USA. Aaron: His sex was Male. iv. SAMUEL COX was born in 1794 in Mississippi, USA. He died on Oct 26, 1836 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. Samuel: His sex was Male. v. MOSES COX was born in 1797 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. He died after 1860 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. He married ELIZABETH. Moses: His sex was Male. vi. MILLY COX was born in 1801 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. She died after 1870 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. She married Shadrack Foster on Jan 27, 1817 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. He was born in 1783. He died in 1850. Milly: Her sex was Female. vii. JESSE COX was born about 1802 in Mississippi, USA. He died in 1822 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. Jesse: His sex was Male. viii. NANCY COX was born about 1804 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. She married (1) JESSIE CAMP on May 18, 1821 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. He died in 1822. She married (2) AQUILLA WOOD on Dec 21, 1823 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. Nancy: Her sex was Female. Generation 1 (con't) Generation 2 2. WILLIAM JEFFERSON2 COX (Josiah1) was born in 1788 in Mississippi, USA. He died about 1831 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. He married ELIZABETH. She was born about 1780. She died between 1837-1839 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. William Jefferson Cox lived in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA between 1816-1830. Census1: 1820 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA Census2: 1830 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA His sex was Male. Notes for William Jefferson Cox: William and Elizabeth Cox conveyed horses, saddles, cattle, furniture, slaves, homes, land, money, and other goods to 7 sons (Zachariah, Josiah, John, David, Robert, William & Thomas).The oldest (Hampton) and the youngest (George) didn't receive anything. Source: Source: FHL Film 877304 - Record Book L, Pages 170-171 Elizabeth: Her sex was Female. William Jefferson Cox and Elizabeth had the following children: i. HAMPTON D.3 COX DR. was born in 1809 in Mississippi, USA. He died after 1880 in Yazoo, Mississippi, USA. Hampton D.: His sex was Male. 3. ii. ZACHARIAH COX REV. DR. was born in 1811 in Woodville, Wilkinson, Mississippi, USA. He died in 1875 in Tullos, Caldwell, Louisiana, USA. He married Anna Elizabeth Randall, daughter of Joel Randall Rev. and Roseanna Southern on Dec 01, 1830 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. She was born in 1815 in Woodville, Wilkinson, Mississippi, USA. She died in 1870 in Tullos, LaSalle, Louisiana, USA. iii. JOSIAH COX was born in 1812 in Mississippi, USA. He died after 1845 in Mississippi, USA. Josiah: His sex was Male. iv. JOHN J. COX was born in 1815 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. He died in 1836 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. John J.: His sex was Male. v. DAVID FRANCIS COX was born in 1815 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. He died after 1850. David Francis: His sex was Male. vi. ROBERT COX was born in 1820 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. He died before 1837 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. Robert: His sex was Male. Generation 2 (con't) vii. WILLIAM JEFFERSON COX JR. was born in 1822 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. William Jefferson: His sex was Male. viii. THOMAS J. COX was born in 1827 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. He died before 1842 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. Thomas J.: His sex was Male. ix. GEORGE WASHINGTON COX was born about 1829 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. He died after 1842. George Washington: His sex was Male. Generation 3 3. ZACHARIAH3 COX REV. DR. (William Jefferson2, Josiah1) was born in 1811 in Woodville, Wilkinson, Mississippi, USA. He died in 1875 in Tullos, Caldwell, Louisiana, USA. He married Anna Elizabeth Randall, daughter of Joel Randall Rev. and Roseanna Southern on Dec 01, 1830 in Claiborne, Mississippi, USA. She was born in 1815 in Woodville, Wilkinson, Mississippi, USA. She died in 1870 in Tullos, LaSalle, Louisiana, USA. Census1: Bet. 1840-1841 in Rankin, Mississippi, USA Census2: 1850 in Caldwell, Louisiana, USA (Western District) Census3: 1860 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA Census4: 1870 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Ward 5) His sex was Male. Notes for Zachariah Cox Rev. Dr.: Page 235 of "The LaSalle Parish History: Families Past and Present" published by the LaSalle Parish Genealogical Association about 1987 states, " New Union Baptist Church, Tullos, LA., was organized in 1859 by the Rev. Zachariah Cox, Benjamin Pendarvis, John Tullos, John Blake, Sr., Billie Williams, and others. Rev. Cox became the church's first pastor. Most everything between little River and Castor Sulphur Springs orbited around New Union Church." The biographical sketch goes on to say, "Zachariah Cox was born in 1811 in Mississippi and died in the 1870's and believed to be buried in the 'old' New Union Cemetery along with John Tullos." The essay reports that Zachariah was a large land owner, Baptist preacher, doctor and slave owner. "He lived north of the seven runs on Castor Creek in the edge of Jackson Parish where it touches Caldwell Parish." Married the 1st Dec. 1830, by JOHN ROBERTSON, Esqr.,ZACHARIAH COX to Miss ELIZA RANDELL, daughter of the Rev. JOEL RANDELL all of this county. (Wilkinson Co.) The Woodville Republican, Mississippi's Oldest Existing Newspaper, Vol I, p 70, 1823-1839 by WIESE. 1860 slave census shows Zachariah Cox with 2 male and 2 female slaves. Anna Elizabeth: Her sex was Female. She was also known as Elizabeth Schick Jackson. Notes for Anna Elizabeth Randall: According to records of Russell Robertson, Miss Randell is really Elizabeth Schick Jacckson adopted by Joel Randell of a prevoius Marriage about 1812. Zachariah Cox Rev. Dr. and Anna Elizabeth Randall had the following children: Generation 3 (con't) i. ANELIZA4 COX was born on Sep 19, 1832 in Rankin, Mississippi, USA. She died on Apr 09, 1903 in Tullos, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana, USA. She married (1) BENJAMIN HENRY PENDARVIS, son of William Daniel Pendarvis and Elizabeth Catherine Zeigler on Mar 01, 1857 in Tullos, Catahoula, Louisiana, USA. He was born on Jan 29, 1818 in Pike, Mississippi, USA. He died on Jun 23, 1899 in Tullos, LaSalle, Louisiana, USA. She married (2) WILLIAM F. BALDRIDGE on Aug 08, 1850 in Caldwell, Louisiana, USA. He was born in 1818. He died in 1852 in Caldwell, Louisiana, USA. Aneliza: Her sex was Female. She was buried in Tullos, LaSalle, Louisiana, USA (Pendarvis Cemetery). She was also known as Annie Elizabeth Cox. ii. ZACHARY COX was born in 1833 in Rankin, Mississippi, USA. He died before 1860. Zachary: His sex was Male. 4. iii. WILLIAM J. COX PVT. was born in 1835 in Jasper, Rankin, Mississippi, USA. He died on Oct 16, 1861 in Camp Moore, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, USA. He married Margaret Emeline J. Bagents, daughter of Robert Moses Baygents and Margaret B on Jan 13, 1853 in Caldwell, Louisiana, USA. She was born in 1831 in Pike, Alabama, USA. She died about 1902 in Louisiana, USA. iv. GEORGE WASHINGTON COX was born in 1836 in Rankin, Mississippi, USA. He died on Oct 16, 1861 in Camp Moore, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, USA. He married Mary Craddoe on Feb 01, 1854 in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA. She was born in 1831 in Louisiana, USA. George Washington: His sex was Male. He was buried in Tangipahoa, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, USA (Camp Moore Confederate Cemetery). Notes for George Washington Cox: William J. Cox is buried at Camp Moore Confederate Cemetery, Tangipahoa, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Records at the cemetery indicate that he was a Private, in Co. D, 17th Louisiana Infantry. There is also a G. W. Cox, from the same Company D that died on the same day, 16 Oct, 1861. William's younger brother was George W. Cox. There is evidence that they enlisted and served together, probably tented together and died together. Also buried there is a J. M. Chatham who died 28 Oct 1861. He was also a private in Co. D, 17 LA Infantry. A family story says William enlisted with his friend named Mr. Chatham. In Powell A. Casey's book, "The Story of Camp Moore and Life at Camp Moore Among the Volunteers", he writes, "Exposure and other causes produced much sickness among the troops...At first the chief kind of sickness was measles...More men died of it during the war than of any other diseases together." During September and October 1861 there were many deaths attributed to measles. Casey's book states that there were no deaths attributed to battle among the men buried at Camp Moore. v. THOMAS JEFFERSON COX PVT. was born in 1838 in Rankin, Mississippi, USA. He died on Feb 19, 1863 in Butte La Rose, St. Martin, Louisiana, USA (Fort Benton). He married Vashti June Southern about 1855. She was born in Jun 1839 in Mississippi, USA. She died after 1910 in Louisiana, USA. Generation 3 (con't) Census1: 1850 in Caldwell, Louisiana, USA (Western District) Census2: 1860 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA He served in the military between May 05, 1862-Feb 19, 1863 (Co. F, 28th Reg. Louisiana, Civil War). His sex was Male. Notes for Thomas Jefferson Cox Pvt.: Name: Thomas J Cox Rank at enlistment: Private State Served: Louisiana Service Record: Enlisted in Company F, Louisiana 1st Infantry Regiment. Sources: Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records vi. ESTHER ANN COX was born on Dec 23, 1839 in Rankin, Mississippi, USA. She died on Mar 02, 1863 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She married DANIEL NORVELL TULLOS PVT.. He was born on Nov 13, 1836 in Marion, Lauderdale, Mississippi, USA. He died on Jul 12, 1883 in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA. Census1: 1850 in Caldwell, Louisiana, USA (Western District) Census2: 1860 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA Her sex was Female. She was also known as Hester Ann Cox. vii. ELIZABETH ANN COX was born in 1841 in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA. She died in 1876 in Texas, USA. She married (1) BENJAMIN GREENE MCDONALD JR. PVT. in 1858 in Louisiana, USA. He was born in 1832 in Claiborne, Louisiana, USA. He died on Nov 11, 1862 in Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, USA. She married DAVID GARNER RAINBOLT. He was born in 1816 in Wayne, Kentucky, USA. He died in 1880 in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA. Census1: 1850 in Caldwell, Louisiana, USA (Western District) Census2: 1860 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA Census3: 1870 in Ouachita, Louisiana, USA (Ward 5) Her sex was Female. viii. ROSANNA ANN COX was born in 1843 in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA. Census1: 1850 in Caldwell, Louisiana, USA (Western District) Her sex was Female. She was also known as Roxana Cox. ix. MARTHA ANN COX was born in 1845 in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA. Census1: 1850 in Caldwell, Louisiana, USA (Western District) Her sex was Female. x. JOHN HAMPTON COX PVT. was born on Apr 20, 1846 in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA. He died on Nov 24, 1924 in Pioneer, West Carroll, Louisiana, USA. He married (1) ELIZABETH RAINBOLT, daughter of David Garner Rainbolt and Mary Jane Holdman in 1862. She was born on Jan 12, 1845 in McNairy, Tennessee, USA. She died on Feb 08, 1888 in Freestone, Texas, USA. He married (2) LAURA GOODMAN MRS. on Aug 08, 1889 in Limestone, Texas, USA. He married (3) ELIZA JANE PENDARVIS, daughter of Joseph Jackson Pendarvis and Margaret Tullos on Jun 11, 1891 in Limestone, Texas, USA. She was born in Jan 1844 in Louisiana, USA. He married (4) ANNA CATHERINA UNFRIEND on Feb 09, 1899 in Limestone, Texas, USA. She was born in Dec 1864 in Germany. She died on Jun 25, 1949 in Limestone, Texas, USA. He married (5) SUSIE ROBERTS on Feb 17, 1907 in Limestone, Texas, Texas, USA. He maGrreiende (r5a)t iSoUnS 3IE ( cRoOnB'Et)RTS on Feb 17, 1907 in Limestone, Texas, USA. He married (6) EMMA LU WALKER on Mar 21, 1918. She was born on Nov 11, 1871 in Tyro, Tate, Mississippi, USA. She died on Aug 15, 1965 in Louisiana, USA. Census1: 1850 in Caldwell, Louisiana, USA (Western District) Census2: 1860 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA Census3: 1880 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Ward 2) Census4: 1900 in Groesbeck, Limestone, Texas, USA Census5: 1920 in Pioneer, West Carroll, Louisiana, USA His sex was Male. Notes for John Hampton Cox Pvt.: Cox, J. H.,Pvt. Co. E. 8th La. Cav. Paroled at Monroe, La., June 9th, 1865. Res. Jackson Par., La The only marriages I am sure about are Elizabeth Rainbolt and Emma Lu Walker, and maybe Eliza Jane Pendarvis. xi. MARGARET ANN PAULINE COX was born on Jan 14, 1847 in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA. She died on Aug 21, 1927 in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana, USA. She married John Andrews Fowler Sr. Pvt. on Apr 10, 1875 in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA. He was born on Sep 27, 1839 in Pike, Alabama, USA. He died on Oct 28, 1909 in Floyd, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Census1: 1850 in Caldwell, Louisiana, USA (Western District) Census2: 1860 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA Census3: 1880 in Ouachita, Louisiana, USA (Ward 8) Census4: 1900 in Ouachita, Louisiana, USA (Ward 8) Census5: 1910 in West Carroll, Louisiana, USA (Ward 2) Census6: 1920 in Pioneer, West Carroll, Louisiana, USA Her sex was Female. xii. MARY ANN J. COX was born in Apr 1850 in Caldwell, Louisiana, USA. Census1: 1850 in Caldwell, Louisiana, USA (Western District) Her sex was Female. xiii. CLARISSA ANN COX was born in 1851 in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA. Census1: 1860 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA Her sex was Female. xiv. DAVID FRANCIS MARION COX was born on Aug 29, 1854 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA. He died on Aug 21, 1916 in Urania, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana, USA. He married Nancy A. Nettles on Nov 12, 1874 in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, USA. She was born on Nov 25, 1857 in Louisiana, USA. She died on Jul 16, 1932 in Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, USA. Census1: 1860 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA Census2: 1870 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Ward 5) Census3: 1900 in Catahoula, Louisiana, USA (Ward 4) Census4: 1910 in LaSalle, Louisiana, USA (Ward 2) His sex was Male. He was buried in Georgetown, Grant Parish, Louisiana, USA (Georgetown Cemetery ). Generation 4 4. WILLIAM J.4 COX PVT. (Zachariah3 Rev. Dr., William Jefferson2, Josiah1) was born in 1835 in Jasper, Rankin, Mississippi, USA. He died on Oct 16, 1861 in Camp Moore, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, USA. He married Margaret Emeline J. Bagents, daughter of Robert Moses Baygents and Margaret B on Jan 13, 1853 in Caldwell, Louisiana, USA. She was born in 1831 in Pike, 7. ii. TITUS SINGLETON COX was born on May 06, 1879 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA. He and Margaret B on Jan 13, 1853 inG Ceanldewraetlilo, Lno 4u i(sciaonna't,) USA. She was born in 1831 in Pike, Alabama, USA. She died about 1902 in Louisiana, USA. Census1: 1850 in Caldwell, Louisiana, USA (Western District) His sex was Male. He served in the military (Co D 17 La Inf/CSA). He was buried in Tangipahoa, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, USA (Camp Moore Confederate Cemetery). Notes for William J. Cox Pvt.: More About William J. Cox: Burial: 16 Oct 1861, Camp Moore Confederate Cemetery, Tangipahoa Parish, LA Cause of Death: Possibly the measles, or other sickness, not injury from Civil War Military service: 16 Oct 1861, Private in Co D, 17th LA Infantry. Served with his brother George W Cox and they died the same day. Source: Powell A Casey, "The Story of Camp Moore and Life at Camp Moore Among the Volunteers" Margaret Emeline J. Bagents was counted in the census in 1850 in Amite, Mississippi, USA. Census1: 1870 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Ward 5) Census2: 1880 in Red River Parish, Louisiana, USA (Ward 1) Her sex was Female. William J. Cox Pvt. and Margaret Emeline J. Bagents had the following children: 5. i. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5 COX was born on Jan 19, 1856 in Louisiana, USA. He died on Feb 07, 1941 in West Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, USA. He married Sarah Frances Smart on Dec 02, 1875 in Chatham, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA. She was born on Apr 05, 1860 in Campbell, Georgia, USA. She died on Jan 28, 1927 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. ii. ELIZABETH COX was born about 1861 in Louisiana, USA. Census1: 1870 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Ward 5) Census2: 1880 in Red River Parish, Louisiana, USA (Ward 1) Her sex was Female. Generation 5 5. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5 COX (William J.4 Pvt., Zachariah3 Rev. Dr., William Jefferson2, Josiah1) was born on Jan 19, 1856 in Louisiana, USA. He died on Feb 07, 1941 in West Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, USA. He married Sarah Frances Smart on Dec 02, 1875 in Chatham, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA. She was born on Apr 05, 1860 in Campbell, Georgia, USA. She died on Jan 28, 1927 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. Benjamin Franklin Cox was counted in the census in 1870 in Winnfield, Winn, Louisiana, USA (Ward 1). Census1: 1880 in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA (Ward 2) Census2: 1900 in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA (Ward 5) Census3: 1910 in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA (Ward 5) Census4: 1930 in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA (Ward 7) Census5: 1940 in West Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, USA (Ward 5) His sex was Male. He was buried in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Concord Cemetery). Sarah Frances: Her sex was Female. She was buried in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Concord Cemetery). Benjamin Franklin Cox and Sarah Frances Smart had the following children: 6. i. THOMAS WILLIAM6 COX was born on May 03, 1876 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. He died on Aug 13, 1962 in Chatham, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA. He married Alma Wright on Apr 21, 1895 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She was born in 1874. 7. ii. TITUS SINGLETON COGXe wnearsa btioornn o5n ( cMoany't 0) 6, 1879 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA. He died on Feb 25, 1936 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA. He married Jessie Cornelia Best, daughter of Alexander Benjamin Best and Rutha Lavina Crossley on Dec 09, 1900 in Dalley, Jackson Parish., Louisiana, USA. She was born on Apr 13, 1883 in Attala, Mississippi, USA. She died on Sep 08, 1977. 8. iii. DAVID MARSHALL COX was born on Oct 14, 1881 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. He died on Feb 25, 1949 in El Centro, Imperial, California, USA. He married Ida Amanda Brasher on Jan 06, 1904 in Junction City, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA. She was born on Jul 24, 1883. She died on May 08, 1973. iv. MATTIE MAY D. COX was born on Apr 08, 1884 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She died on Feb 22, 1952 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She married James Thomas Kennedy on Sep 08, 1903 in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA. He was born in 1883. Mattie May D.: Her sex was Female. 9. v. SAMUEL ELSWORTH COX was born on Mar 16, 1886 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. He died on Jun 25, 1954 in Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana, USA. He married Letha Norris, daughter of John Norris and Anna E. Keithley on Jan 12, 1905 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She was born on Mar 06, 1889 in Reynolds, Reynolds, Missouri, USA. She died on Mar 06, 1964 in Alexandrida, Rapides, Louisiana, USA. vi. JESSIE DEE COX was born on Aug 08, 1888 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She died on Aug 08, 1983 in West Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, USA. She married George Thurman Horrell, son of Joseph Lincoln Horrell and Airzona Caroline Russ on Jan 27, 1909 in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA. He was born on Jan 22, 1888 in North Carolina, USA. He died in 1960. Jessie Dee: Her sex was Female. She was buried in West Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, USA (Hasley Cemetery). vii. AUGUSTUS BENJAMIN COX was born on Sep 10, 1890 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. He died on Feb 29, 1972 in Hillsboro, Hill, Texas, USA. He married HELEN ENGLAND. She died in 1972. He married (2) DORIS FAYE RODICHER in 1916. She was born in 1899. She died in 1972. He married (3) MARY ELEANOR ASBURY on Aug 01, 1922 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She was born in 1902. She died in 1988. He married EVELYN ANN ROBINSON. She was born in 1905. She died in 1986. Augustus Benjamin: His sex was Male. viii. MARY ELLEN COX was born on Feb 07, 1893 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She died on May 15, 1979 in Jonesboro, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She married Rufus Edwin Horrell, son of Joseph Lincoln Horrell and Airzona Caroline Russ on Feb 03, 1909 in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA. He was born on Nov 16, 1883 in North Carolina, USA. He died on Sep 23, 1939 in Louisiana, USA. Mary Ellen: Her sex was Female. She was buried in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Concord Cemetery). ix. NANCY ALNORA COX was born on Oct 09, 1895 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She died on Dec 27, 1924 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She married DAVID LEE MASSEY. He was born in 1896. He died in 1969. Generation 5 (con't) Nancy Alnora: Her sex was Female. x. ANNABEL E. COX was born on Mar 08, 1898 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She died on Dec 29, 1992 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She married (1) WILLIAM MADISON HEARN, son of Elijah Oliver Hearne and Margaret Elizabeth Jordan on Feb 17, 1916 in Chatham, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA. He was born in 1896. He died in 1940. She married (2) HARRISON GREENVILLE STEWART after 1940. He was born in 1904. He died in 1971. Annabel E.: Her sex was Female. xi. VELMA VIRGINA COX was born on Jul 28, 1900 in Chatham, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA. She died on Apr 12, 1978 in West Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, USA. She married Robert Hill Hearn on Dec 15, 1916 in Chatham, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA. He was born in 1897. He died in 1976. Velma Virgina: Her sex was Female. She was buried in Chatham, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA (Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery). xii. SELMA DELL COX was born in 1903 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She died in 1974 in West Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, USA. She married FALCON LUTHER HEARNE REV.. He was born in 1901. He died in 1976. Selma Dell: Her sex was Female. She was buried in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA (Hasley Cemetery). xiii. ROY COX. Roy: His sex was Male. Generation 6 6. THOMAS WILLIAM6 COX (Benjamin Franklin5, William J.4 Pvt., Zachariah3 Rev. Dr., William Jefferson2, Josiah1) was born on May 03, 1876 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. He died on Aug 13, 1962 in Chatham, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA. He married Alma Wright on Apr 21, 1895 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She was born in 1874. Thomas William: His sex was Male. He was buried in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Concord Cemetery). Alma: Her sex was Female. Thomas William Cox and Alma Wright had the following child: i. CECIL H.7 COX was born in 1896. Cecil H.: His sex was Male. 7. TITUS SINGLETON6 COX (Benjamin Franklin5, William J.4 Pvt., Zachariah3 Rev. Dr., William Jefferson2, Josiah1) was born on May 06, 1879 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA. He died on Feb 25, 1936 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA. He married Jessie Cornelia Best, daughter of Alexander 1936 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA. HGee nmearrariteiodn J e6s (scieo nC'to)rnelia Best, daughter of Alexander Benjamin Best and Rutha Lavina Crossley on Dec 09, 1900 in Dalley, Jackson Parish., Louisiana, USA. She was born on Apr 13, 1883 in Attala, Mississippi, USA. She died on Sep 08, 1977. Titus Singleton: His sex was Male. He was buried in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Concord Cemetery). Jessie Cornelia: Her sex was Female. She was buried in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Concord Cemetery). Titus Singleton Cox and Jessie Cornelia Best had the following children: i. MAUDE7 COX was born on Jun 05, 1902 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She died on Sep 24, 1983 in Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, USA. Maude: Her sex was Female. ii. MARVIN HENRY COX was born on Dec 11, 1903. He died on Mar 19, 1984. He married KATIE THELMA BRYAN. She was born on Oct 08, 1907. She died on Mar 06, 1978. Marvin Henry: His sex was Male. He was buried in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Concord Cemetery). iii. IVY SINGLETON COX was born on Apr 11, 1906 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She died on Aug 18, 1954 in Louisiana, USA. Ivy Singleton: Her sex was Female. iv. RICHARD GLENN COX was born on Dec 04, 1910 in Louisiana, USA. He died on Dec 23, 1983 in Jonesboro, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. Richard Glenn: His sex was Male. 10. v. JAMES ALVIN COX was born on Nov 26, 1913 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. He died on Aug 31, 1991 in Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, USA. He married EDITH M. She was born on Dec 02, 1917 in Louisiana, USA. She died on Oct 27, 2006. vi. JOHN BURTROM COX was born on Feb 25, 1917 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA. He died on Jul 03, 1919 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA. John Burtrom: His sex was Male. He was buried in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Concord Cemetery). vii. LESTER CHARLES COX was born on Jan 09, 1921 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA. He died on Dec 21, 1960 in Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, USA. Lester Charles: His sex was Male. 8. DAVID MARSHALL6 COX (Benjamin Franklin5, William J.4 Pvt., Zachariah3 Rev. Dr., William Jefferson2, Josiah1) was born on Oct 14, 1881 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. He died on Feb 25, 1949 in El Centro, Imperial, California, USA. He married Ida Amanda Brasher on Jan 06, Feb 25, 1949 in El Centro, ImperialG, Cenaelifroartnioian, U6 S(cAo. nH'et) married Ida Amanda Brasher on Jan 06, 1904 in Junction City, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA. She was born on Jul 24, 1883. She died on May 08, 1973. David Marshall: His sex was Male. Ida Amanda: Her sex was Female. David Marshall Cox and Ida Amanda Brasher had the following children: i. ELSIE DELL7 COX was born on Jan 12, 1905 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She died on Apr 30, 1992 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA. She married ELBERT LYMAN MEAD. He was born in 1895. He died in 1984. Elsie Dell: Her sex was Female. ii. ARVEY EDWIN COX CORP. was born on Sep 09, 1907 in Chatham, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA. He died on May 26, 1960 in Paradise Valley, Clark, Nevada, USA. He married Gladys E. Kilpatrick on Apr 19, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was born in 1904. She died in 1966. Arvey Edwin: His sex was Male. He was buried in Pomona, Los Angeles, California, USA (Pomona Cemetery and Mausoleum ). iii. ARDIS TILLMAN COX was born on Jan 21, 1910 in Chatham, Jackson Co., Louisiana, USA. He died on May 28, 1958 in El Paso, Texas, USA. He married Frances Elizabeth Hagebush on May 15, 1935 in Ventura, California, USA. She was born in 1915. She died in 1984. Ardis Tillman: His sex was Male. iv. WALTER BENJAMIN COX was born on Feb 17, 1912 in Imperial, Imperial, California, USA. He died on Aug 24, 1978 in Loma Linda, San Bernardino, California, USA. He married (1) AVIS L. BALDRIDGE on Jun 13, 1941 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA. He married (2) LOUISE JOHNSON on Sep 29, 1970 in Carson City, Nevada, USA. Walter Benjamin: His sex was Male. He was buried in Pomona, Los Angeles, California, USA (Pomona Cemetery and Mausoleum ). v. MILDRED ALINE COX was born on Dec 14, 1915 in Chatham, Jackson Parish, Louisiana, USA. She died on Mar 26, 1995 in Bedford, Texas, USA. She married (1) ELLIS WENDELL GREEN on Feb 14, 1935 in Calipatria, Imperial, California, USA. He was born in 1911. He died in 1993. She married (2) WAYNE HEADLY MYERS on Oct 24, 1946 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, USA. He was born in 1911. He died in 1992. Mildred Aline: Her sex was Female. vi. LETHE MAE COX was born on Jun 20, 1918 in Calipatria, Imperial, California, USA. She died on Feb 18, 2008 in Sequim, Clallam, Washington, USA. She married ROBERT Q. BENNETT. He was born in 1910. He died in 1967. She married (2) BERTRAM ERLING WESSEL on Mar 26, 1977 in Santa Ana, Orange, California, USA. He was born in 1919. He died in 2003. Generation 6 (con't) Lethe Mae: Her sex was Female. 9. SAMUEL ELSWORTH6 COX (Benjamin Franklin5, William J.4 Pvt., Zachariah3 Rev. Dr., William Jefferson2, Josiah1) was born on Mar 16, 1886 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. He died on Jun 25, 1954 in Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana, USA. He married Letha Norris, daughter of John Norris and Anna E. Keithley on Jan 12, 1905 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She was born on Mar 06, 1889 in Reynolds, Reynolds, Missouri, USA. She died on Mar 06, 1964 in Alexandrida, Rapides, Louisiana, USA. Samuel Elsworth Cox was counted in the census in 1910 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Police Jury Ward 5). Occupation1: Bet. 1910-1920 (turpentine) Census1: 1920 in Hineston, Rapides, Louisiana, USA City Directory1: 1934 in Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, USA Residence1: 1935 in Rapides, Louisiana, USA Occupation2: 1940 (carpenter) Census2: 1940 in Rapides, Louisiana, USA His sex was Male. He was buried in Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana, USA (Forest Lawn Memorial Park). He was also known as Samuel Edgar Cox. Letha Norris was counted in the census in 1900 in Leesville, Vernon, Louisiana, USA. Census1: 1910 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Police Jury Ward 5) Census2: 1920 in Hineston, Rapides, Louisiana, USA Occupation1: 1930 (nurse) Census3: 1930 in Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana, USA City Directory1: Bet. 1931-1934 in Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, USA Residence1: 1935 in Rapides, Louisiana, USA Census4: 1940 in Rapides, Louisiana, USA Her sex was Female. She was buried in Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana, USA (Forest Lawn Memorial Park). She was also known as Letha Myers. Notes for Letha Norris: 1930 census of Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana showing Letha Cox as head of household (and with the designation as a divorcee). 1940 census of Rapides, Louisiana shows Letha Cox and Samuel E. Cox married. Samuel Elsworth Cox and Letha Norris were divorced before 1930 in possibly. Samuel Elsworth Cox and Letha Norris had the following children: i. JEWEL7 COX was born on Feb 25, 1908 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. She died on Mar 10, 1987 in Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, USA. She married Nathan Robert Yarbrough on Jan 19, 1926 in Louisiana, USA. He was born in 1894. He died in 1975. Jewel Cox was counted in the census in 1910 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Police Jury Ward 5). Census1: 1920 in Rapides, Louisiana, USA Her sex was Female. ii. HOMER JAMES COX was born on Sep 06, 1909 in Louisiana, USA. He died in 1957 in Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana, USA. Homer James Cox was counted in the census in 1910 in Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Police Jury Ward 5). Census1: 1920 in Rapides, Louisiana, USA Census2: 1930 in Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, USA His sex was Male. He was buried in Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana, USA (Forest Lawn Cemetery). 11. iii. ROY COX was born on Sep 22, 1911 in Louisiana, USA. He died on Jan 13, 1971 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA. He married DOROTHY W. 12. iv. JULIUS ELSWORTH COX SR. was born on Aug 30, 1913 in Winnfield, Winn, Louisiana, USA. He died in Texas City, Concho, Texas, USA. He married (1) GLADYS MAY USA. He died in TexGaesn Ceirtayt, iConon 6c h(coo, nT'et)xas, USA. He married (1) GLADYS MAY KELLY, daughter of James Kelly and Vivian Lucille Cromer in Louisiana, USA (not married). She was born in Jun 1920 in Manistee, Michigan, USA. She died in 2002 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, USA. He married JEWELL ATKINS. She was born on Aug 03, 1911 in Louisiana, USA. She died on Feb 07, 1999. Generation 7 10. JAMES ALVIN7 COX (Titus Singleton6, Benjamin Franklin5, William J.4 Pvt., Zachariah3 Rev. Dr., William Jefferson2, Josiah1) was born on Nov 26, 1913 in Chatham, Jackson, Louisiana, USA. He died on Aug 31, 1991 in Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, USA. He married EDITH M. She was born on Dec 02, 1917 in Louisiana, USA. She died on Oct 27, 2006. James Alvin: His sex was Male. He was buried in Eros, Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Salem Cemetery). Edith: Her sex was Female. She was buried in Eros, Jackson, Louisiana, USA (Salem Cemetery). James Alvin Cox and Edith M had the following child: i. EDNA L.8 COX was born in 1938 in Louisiana, USA. Edna L.: Her sex was Female. 11. ROY7 COX (Samuel Elsworth6, Benjamin Franklin5, William J.4 Pvt., Zachariah3 Rev. Dr., William Jefferson2, Josiah1) was born on Sep 22, 1911 in Louisiana, USA. He died on Jan 13, 1971 in Houston, Harris, Texas, USA. He married DOROTHY W. Census1: 1920 in Rapides, Louisiana, USA Census2: 1930 in Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana, USA City Directory1: Bet. 1931-1934 in Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, USA Occupation1: Bet. 1931-1934 (golf professional, Rapides Golf and Country Club) His sex was Male. He was buried in Pasadena, Harris, Texas, USA (Grand View Memorial Park). He was also known as Ray Cox. Dorothy: Her sex was Female. Roy Cox and Dorothy W had the following child: i. ROY F.8 COX. Roy F.: His sex was Male. 12. JULIUS ELSWORTH7 COX SR. (Samuel Elsworth6, Benjamin Franklin5, William J.4 Pvt., Zachariah3 Rev. Dr., William Jefferson2, Josiah1) was born on Aug 30, 1913 in Winnfield, Winn, Louisiana, USA. He died in Texas City, Concho, Texas, USA. He married (1) GLADYS MAY KELLY, daughter of James Kelly and Vivian Lucille Cromer in Louisiana, USA (not married). She was born in Jun 1920 in Manistee, Michigan, USA. She died in 2002 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, USA. He married JEWELL ATKINS. She was born on Aug 03, 1911 in Louisiana, USA. She died on Feb 07, 1999. Julius Elsworth Cox Sr. was counted in the census in 1920 in Hineston, Rapides, Louisiana, USA. He was employed as a helper, filling station in 1929. City Directory1: Bet. 1929-1934 in Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, USA Census1: 1930 in Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana, USA Occupation1: 1930 (salesman) Occupation2: 1934 (salesman, O'Neal Fruit and Produce) Residence1: 1935 in Rapides, Louisiana, USA Census2: 1940 in Rapides, Louisiana, USA Occupation3: 1948 (salesman) His sex was Male. His cause of death was Killed in an explosion.. He was also known as Red Cox. Generation 7 (con't) Census1: 1930 in Winchester, Adams, Ohio, USA Residence1: 1935 in Montcalm, Montcalm, Michigan, USA Census2: 1940 in Belding, Ionia, Michigan, USA Residence2: Apr 1948 in South Fulton, Obion, Tennessee, USA (306 Paschall St.) Her sex was Female. She was also known as Gladys Mae Kelley. Julius Elsworth Cox Sr. and Gladys May Kelly had the following children: i. JOE EUGENE8 COX was born on Dec 20, 1946. He married (1) BARBARA LUCY DECK, daughter of Melvin Eliott Deck and Mabel Shockley on Nov 07, 1975 in Nueces, Texas, USA. She was born on Dec 26, 1949 in Nueces, Texas, USA. He married (2) SUE IRMA RHINE on May 09, 1979 in Bosque, Texas, USA. Joe Eugene: His sex was Male. He was also known as Joe E. Lockwood. 13. ii. LINDA SUE COX was born on Apr 02, 19XX in Fulton, Kentucky, USA. She married (1) ROLAND GEBHARDT TREON JR., son of Roland Gebhardt Treon Sr. and Mary Marzee Lay on Apr 29, 1966 in Nueces, Texas, USA. He was born on Aug 24, 1923 in Brownsville Northwest, Cameron, Texas, USA. He died on Aug 31, 1976 in Kingsville, Kleberg, Texas, USA. She married (2) FRANKLIN JAMES TOSSAS SR. SSGT., son of Raymond Joseph Tossas-Lopez and Anna Elena Correa on Oct 30, 1967 in Texas, USA. He was born on Aug 23, 1934 in New York, New York, New York, USA. He died on Oct 04, 2008 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA. She married (3) JERRY WAYNE RIGGS on Apr 01, 1979 in Nueces, Texas, USA. He was born on Aug 16, 1945. She married MIKE JENNINGS. She married JOE DEVITO. Census1: 1930 in Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, USA Her sex was Female. She was buried in Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana, USA (Forest Lawn Memorial Park). Julius Elsworth Cox Sr. and Jewell Atkins had the following children: 14. iii. JULIUS ELSWORTH COX JR. was born on Aug 23, 1935 in Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, USA. He died on Apr 08, 2013 in Marshall, Harrison, Texas, USA. He married MARGARET YVONNE LAWSON. She was born on Nov 05, 1937. He married (2) BRENDA JOYCE STEPTOE on Dec 06, 1979 in Gregg, Texas, USA. She was born in 1952. 15. iv. JEANNETTE MARIE COX was born on Sep 05, 1937 in Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, USA. She died on Sep 04, 2011. She married William Kirkland Key on Jul 27, 1955. 16. v. PATRICIA ANN COX was born on Sep 30, 1940. She married JAMES OTTIS TIDWELL I. He was born on Nov 19, 1936 in Albany, Dougherty, Georgia, USA. He died on Oct 13, 1972 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA. Generation 8 13. LINDA SUE8 COX (Julius Elsworth7 Sr., Samuel Elsworth6, Benjamin Franklin5, William J.4 Pvt., Zachariah3 Rev. Dr., William Jefferson2, Josiah1) was born on Apr 02, 19XX in Fulton, Kentucky, USA. She married (1) ROLAND GEBHARDT TREON JR., son of Roland Gebhardt Treon Sr. and Mary Marzee Lay on Apr 29, 1966 in Nueces, Texas, USA. He was born on Aug 24, 1923 in Brownsville Northwest, Cameron, Texas, USA. He died on Aug 31, 1976 in Kingsville, Kleberg, Texas, USA. She married (2) FRANKLIN JAMES TOSSAS SR. SSGT., son of Raymond Joseph Tossas-Lopez and Anna Elena Correa on Oct 30, 1967 in Texas, USA. He was born on Aug 23, 1934 in New York, New York, New York, USA. He died on Oct 04, 2008 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA. She married (3) JERRY WAYNE RIGGS on XXXXXXXXX in Nueces, Texas, USA. He was born on XXXXXXX. She married MIKE JENNINGS. She married JOE DEVITO.

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Posssibly a cousin/brother of his?

Cox Family Members Missing for 70 Years Located

by William G. Prince, Jr.

In 1989 the Alextress Foster Cox reunion was organized in Horry County by the grandchildren of Alextress Foster Cox and Jennie Eva Newton Cox. The reunion met the first time on Saturday after Thanksgiving 1989 at the Sweet Home Baptist Church Fellowship Hall and has met there each year since then. During the past five years, birth dates, full names, and current addresses have been collected and recorded for the eleven children, forty-six grandchildren and sister of Alextress Foster Cox. All through the years, the mysterious loss of a brother of Alextress Cox was a concern of the older family members. Alextress in the "fifties" is remembered as saying that he would give anything to know what happened to his brother, Grover Cleveland Cox. His belief was that his brother and his family were destroyed in a hurricane in Florida during the 1920s, when a bad hurricane hit the southern part of Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Alextress Cox passed away in 1965 within three months of each other and the concern for the missing family remained dormant until the reunion was started and the missing brother, Grover Cleveland Cox, became a big void in the family records.

I, William G. Prince, Jr., grandchild of Alextress Foster Cox, and researcher for the reunion, set out to determine if there were living descendants of the missing brother that could be located. The only information available was a few notes I made when visiting my grandparents while I was in College during the fifties. This information was a follows:

My grandmother stated that Grover Cleveland Cox left Horry County to go to Florida when Edna, my aunt, was about one year old (1906). He and his family were living near Green Cove Springs, FL, and had five children. She stated that letters stopped about 1923 and that no one was ever able to contact them again. She was convinced that they had been destroyed in the big hurricane in the twenties.

In 1989, I visited the Clay County Court House at Green Cove Springs and discovered records verifying that Grover Cleveland Cox was married to Lelia Johnson in 1906 and various land deeds for property that he received through the land grant program. The family was listed in the Clay County 1910 census and two daughters, Aileen and Anna were named. At this time the 1920 census was not available.

Further study indicated that he had sold most of his property to the government for an air base that still is in the area and all the records ended in the twenties.

The daughters could not be further tracked due to marriage. It appeared that the search had come to an end with no finding of any of the family. One last thread of hope hinged on the fact that I asked some of the senior folks at the courthouse if a hurricane had come through the area in the twenties and they stated that one had not. So this left the possibility that maybe they had moved to south Florida and sure enough had been destroyed.

Another assumption was made that maybe a male child had been born after 1910 and, if so, maybe he was named Grover Cleveland Cox, Jr. Then it was assumed that he or his children might have moved to the Jacksonville, FL, area in pursuit of work over the years and may still be living there.

A review of the Jacksonville phone directory revealed that a Grover Cleveland Cox did live in Jacksonville. A call was made to him in 1989 and, after a long discussion, as to his ancestors, it was concluded that he was not part of the Horry family as he descended from the Waycross, GA, area.

During March 1994, another visit to Green Cove Springs did not reveal any new information as they were not in the Clay County 1920 census records. A review of the 1910 census tape indicated that the wife’s father had migrated from Georgia to Florida. This was overlooked during the search in 1989. It was then reassumed that the Grover Cleveland Cox in Jacksonville must be involved as a descendent. On March 17, 1994, I called him a third time and we again concluded that he was not my relative. Near the end of the conversation, he stated that, during the previous month, he was in a contractor’s office in Fernandina Beach, FL, and when he told his name to the receptionist she became very amused. She stated that she was an acquaintance of a Grover Cleveland Cox who lives in the development that they were working on. She went on to say that maybe this Mr. Cox was the person I was looking for.

After talking to Mr. Cox in Jacksonville, I decided that I would try to contact the Grover Cleveland Cox in Fernandina Beach and sure enough the directory assistant gave me a phone number. I made the call and after a short discussion as to why I was calling, and who I was looking for, this Mr. Cox told me that he was the one I was looking for. Needless to say, this was the greatest thrill of my family research experiences.

Further discussion revealed that he had eleven brothers and sisters and that ten of them were still living. He said that his parents had lived to be old and were buried in Hampton, FL, which is in the next county to Green Cove Springs. I concluded that each family group moved to different areas of their respective counties and lost touch, rather than the Florida family being lost in a hurricane.

Further contacts were made during the summer of 1994 and records of names, ages, and addresses of the Florida group were obtained for the reunion records.

The 1994 Cox Family Reunion was dedicated to the find of the Cox family of Florida, with special recognition of the living children of Alextress Foster Cox, his sister Jennie Cox Barrineau, and the found brother, Grover Cleveland Cox. They are: Alextress Foster Cox

Mrs. Elma Cox Stevens* Loris, SC b. 1912 Mrs. Lena Cox Martin Loris, SC b. 1916 Mrs. Myrtie Cox Vaught* Loris, SC b. 1919 Mrs. Nell Cox Prince Loris, SC b. 1921 Jennie Cox Barrineau Mr. Hiram T. Barrineau* Linden, AL b. 1923 Mrs. Catherine B. Harter* Georgetown, SC b. 1926 Grover Cleveland Cox Mrs. Anna Cox Tyre* FL b. 1910 Mrs. Mary Jane Hicks* FL b. 1911 Mr. Woodrow W. Cox FL b. 1918 Mrs. Evelyn Cox Hicks FL b. 1920 Mrs. Inez Cox Coleman FL b. 1922 Mrs. Zelma Cox Courley NJ b. 1923 Mr. James Earl Cox FL b. 1925 Mr. Grover Cleveland Cox, Jr.* FL b. 1927 Mr. Ray Alvin Cox FL b. 1928 Mr. Charles Robert Cox* FL b. 1931

  • In attendance at the reunion on November 26, 1994, at Sweet Home Baptist Church near Longs, SC. There were approximately 100 relatives present at the reunion with nine of the children of our grandparents, great aunt and great uncle. This is the first time the local group had ever met the Florida group and the joy was overwhelming on both sides, as some of them are past 80 years in age.

This Cox family descends from: John Cox and Sarah. ( 8 children) John fought in the Revolution, died February 3, 1830 Their son, Josiah Cox married Elizabeth Willson (8 children) Josiah and Elizabeth’s son, Alexander John Cox m. (1) Martha Elizabeth _____ (6 children) (2) Lavina Sarvis (5 children) (3) Susan Elizabeth Byrd Evans (5 children) Alextress Foster Cox, Jennie Frazer Barrineau, and Grover Cleveland Cox are children of the third marriage. Two children did live to adulthood and marriage. Their descendants extend to great-great-great-grandchildren.

John Cox and Sara lived on land grant property near the Tilly Swamp Baptist Church on Highway 90, north of Conway, SC. John or his father was one year old when he departed from England to come to America. Should anyone have further information on John’s ancestry, I would appreciate a contact for sharing information.

Address: William G. Prince, Jr., 2413 Robin Crest Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169.

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1811
Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi, United States
1830
December 1, 1830
Age 19
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1835
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Jasper, Mississippi, United States
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1841
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Rankin, Mississippi, United States
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Tullos, Caldwell, Louisiana, United States
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