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Lieut David Cox
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Birth: 1737
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 1818
Bridle Creek
Grayson County
Virginia, USA

Son of Joshua "John" Cox of New Castle, Delaware and Mary Katherine Rankin of Pennsylvania.

Born near McDowell's Mill which was located at what was known as Greencastle borough, now Franklin, then Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

David removed to Lexington, Virginia in the company of his brother, Captain John Cox and their mother. It is believed their sister, Mary "Mollie" Cox, came with them.
Land records reflect that David later moved to Grayson County, Virginia.

The Cox family probably entered the Grayson area with the Bakers, the Hashes and the Osbornes during the 1760s.
Mary Rankin Cox, a widow, arrived with sons John, David, and possibly another son named Joshua. Her husband is believed to be John Joshua Cox who died in Lancaster County (now Franklin County, PA) in the Cumberland Valley.

Sister Mary Cox probably traveled with her husband, John Craig, and two or three small sons.

A militia unit in Montgomery County, Virginia was headed by Captain John Cox and Lieutenant David Cox was also listed. It is believed that David Cox married Margaret Ann "Peggy" McGowan after reaching Virginia. He was father to eight sons and four daughters.

The Cox families had land on New River and Bridle Creek according to the 1815 property tax list. John and David Cox were prominent leaders in what was known as the "New River Settlement". They had large landholdings, both with properties extending across the state line into North Carolina. David Cox's will, which bequeathed to his eight sons several parcels of land, money, slaves, and personal property such as books, etc. indicated substantial wealth.

Family links: 
  Margaret Ann McGowen Cox (1742 - 1811)
  Joshua McGowen Cox (1766 - 1820)*
  Joshua McCowen Cox (1766 - 1820)*
  Joshua McGowen Cox (1766 - 1820)*
  John Cox (1771 - 1856)*
  Samuel Cox (1773 - 1864)*
  David Cox (1780 - 1860)*
  Rankin Cox (1783 - 1831)*
  Mary Blevins Cox Phipps (1784 - 1830)*
  Alexander Cox (1785 - 1874)*
  Richard Cox (1790 - 1855)*
  Cynthia Cox McBride (1814 - 1887)*
*Calculated relationship
"Erected to sacred memory of Lieut. David Cox and his wife Margarett Ann McGowan. Was born in Lancaster Co., Penn. in 1740. Moved to Lexington, Va. with brother Capt. John Cox and sister Mary Cox. Later moved to Christiansburg, Va. and in 1765 moved to Grayson County 10 miles east of old courthouse at Old Town, Virginia. Served in two battles of Revolution under Capt. John Cox in Battles of Point Pleasant and King Mountain. Was son of Joshuay Cox and Mary Rankin. Moved to Grayson County 1765. He died in 1818."
Lt. David Cox Cemetery
Grayson County
Virginia, USA
Maintained by: Victoria Taylor-True
Originally Created by: history4sure
Record added: Jul 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55352740
Lieut David Cox
Added by: Victoria Taylor-True
Lieut David Cox
Added by: Victoria Taylor-True
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- Lanie
 Added: Dec. 1, 2013
Love to my 4X great grandfather.
- dodiesart
 Added: Oct. 3, 2012
to my ancestor from long ago,without you I wouldn't be here.
- D
 Added: Jun. 14, 2012
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