Historical records matching Rep. James Cox (I-NJ)
About Rep. James Cox (I-NJ)
A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW JERSEY with the rank of LIEUTENANT. DAR Ancestor #: A027019
US Congressman. Elected to represent New Jersey's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1809 until his death in 1810. Also served as a Member of the New Jersey State Legislature
Brigadier General in the New Jersey militia.
James Cox (16 October 1753 – 12 September 1810) was a member of the United States House of Representatives (from New Jersey) in the 11th Congress.
He was born in Monmouth County, New Jersey on 16 October 1753, the son of Judge Joseph and Mary (Mount) Cox. He was an officer in the American Revolutionary War at the Battles of Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth, and was elected Brigadier General of the Monmouth Brigade after the war. He was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1801 to 1807 and was its speaker from 1804. He served as a Representative in the 11th United States Congress from 1809 until he died of a stroke on 12 September 1810 in Upper Freehold, New Jersey. Family
James Cox married Ann Potts (1757–1815), daughter of William and Amy (Borden) Potts, on 29 February 1776. They were the parents of thirteen children, including Ezekiel Taylor Cox, who was a member of the Ohio State Senate and father of United States Representative Samuel Sullivan Cox.
Rep. James Cox (I-NJ)'s Timeline
October 16, 1753
Monmouth County, Province of New Jersey
March 27, 1777
April 27, 1780
January 27, 1782
July 8, 1787
November 2, 1789