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Jonathan Franklin Cox
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Birth: Apr. 21, 1837
Hamilton County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1911
Butte County
California, USA

His mother: Hannah Vickory or Vickrey b. Sep 5, 1818 Ohio d. Feb 19, 1865 Iowa. Alexander U. Cox b. May 12, 1819 Indana d. Feb 24, 1851.
Jonathan F. Cox of Bangor Iowa, age 25, enlisted as a private in Company B, Iowa 11th Infantry Regiment on September 5, 1852. He was musted out on June 2, 1865 at Washington DC, Source: Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion.
J.F. Cox, aged 66, born Indiana, occupation farmer, joined the Major General Henry W. Halleck Post No. 19, GAR, of Chico. Source: "Chico's Grand Army of the Republic", transcribed Descriptive Book of Halleck Post 19, by Paradise Genealogical Society, published in the Goldmine, Volume 32:2 – Fall 1999.
Chico Record, Thursday, February 23, 1911, pg 3 col 3: Respected Man Called By Death. Jonathan F. Cox died yesterday morning at 11 o’clock at the home on the Cussick tract, near this city, at the age of 74 years. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Baptist Church in this city, Rev. C.E. Winning officiating in the absence of Rev. W.E. Story. The G.A.R., of which the deceased was an honored member, will have charge of the services.

Jonathan Cox was born in Indiana, April 21, 1837. He went with his father to Iowa in 1848 and resided in the counties of Hardin and Marshall for a number of years. He married Miss Matilda Bond on December 12, 1857, and at the outbreak of the civil war enlisted with Company B, Eleventh Iowa Infantry, and served with credit to himself and country throughout the war. Returning from the front he rejoined his family and together they came to California, settling in Pasadena in 1886. There they remained on year, and then returned to Iowa. Fourteen years ago, Mr. Cox returned to this state and settled on the land where he died.

The deceased was the father of seven children, one of whom, the eldest, is dead. His first wife preceded him to the grave by six years. The following children survive: Mrs. Laura Jones of Radcliffe, Iowa; William A. Cox, J.A. Cox, E.H. Cox and Mrs. Eva Shaw, all of Chico. The deceased was twice married, the second wife being Mrs. Nancy Jane Smith, who survives.

Jonathan Cox was a life-long Christian, having been converted when a youth. Prior to coming to Chico he was a member of the M.E. Church, but several years ago he became a member of the local Baptist congregation. A large circle of true and loving friends are left to mourn the death of a highly respected citizen.
73-year-old Jonathan Franklin Cox was interred, per the Chico Cemetery Association Records, in the plot noted, on February 23, 1911.
Chico Record, Saturday, February 24, 1911, pg 4 col 3: Pioneer Buried. The funeral of Jonathan F. Cox was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Fetters & Williams mortuary chapel, interment being in the Chico cemetery. 
Family links: 
  Alexander U Cox (1816 - 1872)
  Hannah Vicory Cox (1819 - 1851)
  Matilda Bond Cox (1837 - 1905)*
  Nancy Jane Clemons Cox (1846 - 1919)*
  Laura E Cox Jones (1860 - 1947)*
  John Arthur Cox (1866 - 1945)*
  Eeretta R. Cox Shaw (1868 - 1949)*
  Edwin H. Cox (1874 - 1945)*
  Otto Granzow Cox (1878 - 1959)*
  Jonathan Franklin Cox (1837 - 1911)
  William R Cox (1839 - 1894)*
  Mary Jane Cox Cook (1841 - 1923)*
  Nancy E Cox (1843 - 1860)**
*Calculated relationship
Co. B 11th Ia. Inf.
Chico Cemetery
Butte County
California, USA
Plot: Sec 11,B,2 Lot 15 sp 1
Maintained by: Adriana
Originally Created by: J
Record added: Sep 17, 2010
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Jonathan Franklin Cox
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Jonathan Franklin Cox
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