William Cox was the son of English immigrant Abraham Cox and Elizabeth Arthur. He was born in Fauquier co, VA but his family moved to the Watauga settlement, the over the mountain territory outside of the colonies.
William Cox served under Shelby at the battle of King's Mountain, where he was wounded. He was a member of the Convention that organized the State of Franklin. William Cox was a delegate to the Provincial Congress Aug 22 1776. His name appears on a Petition from (what is now) Washington co, Tenn to unite with North Carolina, his vote being affirmative declaring Washington, Sullivan and Green counties independent of N.C.
William Cox was living in Watauga in 1775. He married Malinda Madden about 1782. Their children, born in Georgia, were Asa and Zachariah/Zachary. William is named in his father's will, proved 1804. His name also appears in a land lottery held for Wilkes co, GA in 1804. He likely died in Georgia but he could also be in Alabama.
Asa Cox (1788 - 1857)*
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