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Group for genealogists interested in the Cox/Coxe/Cocks line of surnames.

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Cox Lineage

Started by Nancy Bender. Last reply by Brenda Cox Stetson Mar 2, 2017. 12 Replies

Charles Cox

Started by Phyllis Drake Jacobs Mar 1, 2017. 0 Replies

Cox family in Hart and Hardin Ky

Started by Doug Thompson . Last reply by Doug Thompson Feb 13, 2017. 2 Replies

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Comment by Brenda Cox Stetson on March 2, 2017 at 2:46pm

On the site you can look up many texts in the category of genealogy, and many are from the Allen Co library - someone on here recommended this site to me and I find that there are some books related to specific Cox families.  I believe there is one about John Cox - I wonder if he could possibly be your John.  There are also some county and state histories where you might find something about him.  I search around for a while and then have to take a break because other duties call.  But good luck in your search.

Comment by Jeffrey Cox on February 13, 2017 at 1:42pm

Hi Brenda.I looked through that book also..but I am thinking my line must be one of them he mentions that there isn't any info about.John as far as I have gotten back.Not sure where he was born,but died in Pittsylvania County Virginia.I only match 2 on the Family Tree DNA Cox haplogroup is I-CTS6017.

Comment by Brenda Cox Stetson on February 13, 2017 at 10:03am

From reading through the various comments here, I saw direct references to several of the areas mentioned in them.  Apparently much serious research went into this book and the information is pretty reliable.  I'm scanning through it (about 900 pgs in length) to try and find references to Coxes who ended up in the western part of PA and then into VA(WV) area, but along the way I'm finding many genealogies listed which enable me to discount them from my line because of the area or dates.  

Comment by Brenda Cox Stetson on February 13, 2017 at 9:58am

For any of you who have not heard of this book, it is worth checking out because it gives pretty detailed info about the history of different Cox lines originating in England, Sweden, Holland, Scotland and a few others.  Also includes lots of genealogies which you may be able to find a connection to:  The Cox Family in America 

Comment by Doug Thompson on January 10, 2017 at 1:18pm
Looking for info on Beverly, Gambrell and James Cox. Beverly and Gambrell where in Hardin co in 1810 then Beverly and James where in Hart co in 1820. Hart was created from Hardin snd Barren county. James "Hatter" Cox is my line. James had a son named Beverly. Trying to connect and go back further.
Comment by Carolyn Robinson on March 25, 2015 at 9:27pm

I am working on one of my Cox lines (I have two) who were living in MO in the second half of the 1800's. John C Cox moved to AR probably around 1880+ with family. He died in Marion County, AR in 1895 and was later moved to Newton County, AR where he was permanently buried. William S Franklin Cox (who I assume to be his son since that's who moved his burial site) is my ggrandfather. I think John C Cox was related to William A Cox (possibly a brother) who was married to Mary Wiseman, as they were living on the same property in 1860 (Mercer County, MO). William A Cox also shows up in Estill County, KY in 1850. I can't find John prior to 1860. Supposedly John's dad was also born in KY and his mom in TN (John was born in 1835 in MO). Please let me know if any of these people are familiar.

Comment by Tammy Queen on January 7, 2014 at 10:54am

Needing information on the Cox family on the 1850 Lee Co., VA census, show they were all born in North Carolina. Appears to be mother (at least the oldest) Nancy Cox, with sons Haywood, Solomon, Richard and Calloway. I have traced out these sons to Kansas and Missouri, losing track of one. Can find Nancy on the 1860 census in Kentucky, but lose her after that. Three of the sons married Gose women. Death record on one of the sons names the father as David with no mention of mother. Believe there may have been a sister named Adeline - this is what I'm trying to prove. I know these names are in common with some Cox/Osborne connects in Tennessee and also some common names with other NC Coxes, but can't find the direct connection. Haywood also goes by Henry; Calloway is often James C. Nancy was born about 1803. Records on this family have them born in NC, sometimes Virginia, sometimes Kentucky, varying from census to census as is common. Does anyone have any ideas?

Comment by Brenda Cox Stetson on October 28, 2012 at 9:31am

I am looking for Isaac Cox who married Mary Wise.  They moved from Greene Co, PA to WV (then VA) around the mid-1800's.  I have been unable to ID his/her parents as there were several Isaac's.  Anyone have any info on this Cox line?

Comment by Brownie MacKie on October 1, 2012 at 10:13am

Good morning!  I have John Cox and Margaret Morris as parents of Rebecca Cox (and others) in Lincoln County, NC.  I believe they originated in NJ/PA.  It interests me what Morrises Margaret came from.  I'm almost certain she was not a child of Robert Morris (signer of DI). 

Comment by Stephanie Ann on August 2, 2012 at 10:28pm

I have an Elizabeth Cox

Birth 1705 in New Jersey 
Death 1746 in Sumerset county, New Jersey 
Married Rev. David Sutton in Basking Ridge, Sumerset county, New Jersey at the age of 18 in 1723
and Her daughter is Elizabeth Sutton. 
any info appreciated, thanks! 

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