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Benjamin Cox, Sr
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1780
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1847
Randolph County
Indiana, USA


His was a minister most of his life.
In 1818 he was elected County Commissioner and served for 2 years. He was a Grand juror in 1819. He taught school in 1820. "The Jericho Friends Book..."


Page 12 "The Jericho Friends Meeting 1818 to 1830
Benjamin Cox did not live at any time in the Jericho neighborhood. His life-long residence was near the White River Friends Meeting. However, he was prominent in the Jericho Friends Meeting through the fact that he often
preached there. He owned a quarter section of land within a mile of the Meeting-house. Further, his son William B. married Margaret Peacock (daughter of Abram Peacock) and lived on this land as well as exhorted at Jericho for a number of years. Despite the great number of Coxes in the early neighborhood, it seems that all who remain today are descended from this same Benjamin Cox, who never lived there. He is therefore worthy of inclusion in this book.
Benjamin Cox was born in North Carolina in 1785 and moved to Randolph County with his parents, John and Patience (Piggott) Cox, in 1817. He married Ann Rhoads in North Carolina. They had eight children, two of whom married Jericho folks. Benjamin Cox taught in the early schools of White River about 1820, was a recorded minister of the Friends, was one of the first three Commissioners of Randolph County, and helped to lay out the town of Winchester, as County Seat. He died in 1847 and is buried at the White River burying ground.

"The Jericho Friends Book..." page 87
The following Ministers of the White River MM of Friends are known to have a substantial Preaching Record in the Jericho Particular Meeting. Approximate Dates of Services are given where they are known.
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Cox, Benjamin 1818 - 1840
Cox, Levi 1880 - 1912
Johnson, Ira 1900 - 1940
Robinson, William 1869 - death
Robinson, John 1910 -
Wooden, Abijah 1863 - 1864 
 
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 Parents:
  John Cox (1758 - 1827)
  Patience Piggott Cox (1758 - 1806)
 
 Spouse:
  Ann Rhodes Cox (1776 - 1841)*
 
 Children:
  William B. Cox (1800 - 1873)*
  John Cox (1802 - 1881)*
  Ruth Cox Peacock (1804 - 1835)*
  Ann Cox Haworth (1807 - 1896)*
  Patience Cox Puckett (1809 - ____)*
  Lydia Cox Beard (1811 - 1847)*
  Mary Cox Beard (1813 - 1907)*
  Benjamin Cox (1815 - 1860)*
 
 Siblings:
  Benjamin Cox (1780 - 1847)
  Nathan Cox (1782 - 1842)*
  Joshua Cox (1788 - 1853)*
  Margery Cox (1792 - 1826)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
B. Cox
D. 11 mo 2 1847
 
Burial:
Whiteriver Cemetery
Randolph County
Indiana, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 13, 2009
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4th great grandfather what a full life you lived.
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