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William Joseph Cox
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1809
Bertie County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1879
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA

WIlliam Cox was the son of Ezekiel Smith Cox and Mary Peele. His first wife was Elizabeth Floyd, whom he married about 1835. They had several children, including two daughters, Georgiana and Mary Lewis Cox, both of whom stayed in Bertie Co., North Carolina. Elizabeth Floyd Cox died there about 1839.

William married second to Jane Woodard, about 1845. They had six children: Henrietta Virginia, Margaret Ann, William R., Robert H., John Thomas and Ida Jane Cox. All of these are buried in Bartholomew Co. except Robert (his final resting place is unknown.)

The Coxes departed North Carolina after the Civil War, hoping for better health and prosperity than their prospects in the devastated deep south.

The Coxes brought an African-American woman, Arcadia Wiggins, and her daughter Julia Ann, with them to Indiana from Bertie Co. Arcadia does not appear to have ever been a slave; but had lived with the Coxes since childhood. Arcadia remained in the Cox household in Indiana, and is presumed to be buried in the Sweeney Cemetery. Her daughter Julia Ann Wiggins later resided with the George Lucky family, and was living with Anna Lucky in Cincinnati in 1910.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jane Woodard Cox (1817 - 1877)
 
 Children:
  Henrietta Virginia Cox Brewer (1847 - 1931)*
  Margaret Ann Cox Clark (1848 - 1921)*
  William R. Cox (1849 - 1926)*
  Thomas Cox (1854 - 1943)*
  Ida Jane Cox Merritt (1859 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sweeney Cemetery
North Ogilville
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Donna Kuhlman
Originally Created by: vera shroyer
Record added: Oct 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43435034
William Joseph Cox
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William Joseph Cox
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William Joseph Cox
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