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Dr Richard Henry Cox

Birth
King and Queen County, Virginia, USA
Death 1890 (aged 64–65)
Burial West Point, King William County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 16546413 · View Source
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On the same stone are Sarah Saunders Cox, Richard Harvey Cox and Lucy Macon Cox.

The son of William and Fannie T. Broaddus Cox earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1844. That same year, he was wed to Sarah A. E. Saunders at King and Queen. They settled in that county where he practiced for many years. In 1861 he represented them and Essex County at the Virginia Secession Convention. On April 1, he signed the Order of Secession. He soon was appointed Surgeon of the Volunteer Forces of Virginia by the Governor and Council. Through 1861 he served as a Major and Surgeon of the 26th Virginia Infantry at Gloucester Point. In 1862 he was Post Surgeon there. On August 12 he was issued a Certificate of Disability by Dr. James Bond Read stating "functional disease of the heart and diabetes". He traveled to Richmond and tendered his resignation. He went back to his practice in King and Queen. In 1875 he became a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. This member of the Medical Society of Virginia served the people of King and Queen until late in life, when he moved to West Point, Virginia, to practice there for the remainder of his days.


Many thanks to Terry Hambrecht whose unpublished Biographical Register of Physicians Who Served the Confederacy provides invaluable data.


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  • Created by: George Seitz
  • Added: 7 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16546413
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Richard Henry Cox (1825–1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16546413, citing Sunny Slope Cemetery, West Point, King William County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by George Seitz (contributor 40539541) .