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Durant Cox
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1805
Onslow County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1867
Onslow County
North Carolina, USA

Durant Cox was born December 29, 1805, about three miles north of Richlands, Onslow County, North Carolina. He was the firstborn son of Charles Cox, Jr. and Sally Thompson Cox.

He was administrator to settle his father, Charles Cox's estate between two sets of children, [his 3 natural siblings and 2 half siblings]; from November 1838 and February 1839, the 63rd year of our independence. The Cox family farm was established in 1741.

Durant married Mary Jarman, May 28, 1833, three years after his father Charles married Elizabeth Foster; his second wife, who bore two children by this marriage: Miriam who married Haskel Marshburn, and Harmon (unmarried) who served in the great Civil War and died while in service, Confederate Army.

Durant Cox and wife Mary Jarman were hard-working farmers and mill operators. They built the Cox Mill on the Cox's Mill Run during the year of 1850. This mill operated for about seventy years in the crossroads of survival on the farm, now owned by the Reuben Cox heirs: Anthony, Eleanor, Alice, and Orville Cox.

The children of Durant Cox and Mary Jarman were: (1) Charles Cox born May 18, 1834: married Orpole C. Howard February 21 1860. He died August 3, 1862 - a war casualty. Charles and Orpole had one child, Sally Cox, who married Bryant Koonce. (2) Mary Cox (unmarried) born November 18, 1836, and died winter of 1894. (3) Sarah Jane Cox, born May 28, 1838, married first John F. Jones and had two children: Sarah C. Jones (b. June 15, 1857) and Mary F. Jones (b. Jan. 10, 1859). John F. Jones died March 1 , 1859. She married secondly [Willam] Bill Ervin and had daughters Lessie Ervin, Lou Ervin, and sons Starkie Ervin, Andrew Ervin, Aquilla Ervin, and Hugh Ervin. (4) Eli Cox, born October 11 , 1840, died Nov. 1, 1912, and married Huldah Shaw. (5) William Cox, born April 15, 1843, and died 1862 when Grant took Richmond. The great Civil War that freed slavery for the United States.

Durant Cox died November 17, 1867 , at age 62. He was a highly respected citizen of Onslow County who was a good father, a good husband, a good neighbor, and a man who believed in God and helped build the Methodist Church in Richlands and New Haw Branch Church -1856 and 1861. He also served on the local school board. A.J. Johnson, Clerk to the Board.

Durant Cox was father of Eli Cox. Eli Cox was father of Arthur Crispus Cox. Arthur Crispus Cox was father of Woodrow W. Cox.

--Sources: Woodrow W. Cox (Durant's grandson), the will of Charles Cox; census records; Onslow County records, family records; personal knowledge; submitted by Annie Duckett Hundley, 3rd great-granddaughter, Sept. 2010.
Family links: 
  Mary Jarman Cox (1803 - 1872)*
  Charles Cox (1834 - 1862)*
  Mary Polly Cox (1836 - 1894)*
  Sarah Jane Cox Ervin (1838 - 1928)*
  Eli Cox (1840 - 1912)*
  William D Cox (1842 - 1862)*
*Calculated relationship
Behold how soon we die
And pass away from earth
The longest life alas how short
Between our death and birth.
Durant Cox Cemetery
Onslow County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: The Original Interment
Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
Record added: Aug 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95047472
Durant Cox
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