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Charles Cox

  • Birth 1815 Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 24 Apr 1849 Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 29366877

Ellwood Roberts' Biographical Annals, 1904: Montgomery Co, PA, Vol I
"was a native of Whitemarsh township. He spent his boyhood days under the parental roof, attending the schools of the neighborhood during the winter months until he reached the age of eighteen years, when he took in the practical duties of life on his own account. Having engaged in farming during his boyhood days he pursued this occupation for some length of time with varying success, and finally engaged in the limestone quarrying and Nine burning business, in which undertaking he met with a well-merited degree of success. He was a progressive and enterprising business man, and during his day aided materially in the development and improvement of the means and methods of the lime burning industry in Montgomery county. He was the first man to ship lime by railway cars from this section of the country, and it is authentically stated that he consigned the first carload of lime that was shipped into the city of Philadelphia. He was one of the leading lime manufacturers of his day and by energy and perseverance, coupled with straightforward business transactions, he established a successful business, which has ever since been held in the possession of the family. In his political affiliations he was a Whig and Republican, and was ever a zealous worker in the interests of the parties. Mr. Cox married Elizabeth Detterer, a member of an old Montgomery county family, of German descent, and the issue of this union was three children: Charles A., born April 23, 1846, mentioned at length hereinafter; Clarence died in infancy; and Elizabeth B., who became the wife of Robert Argue. Charles Cox, the father of these children, and his wife, Elizabeth (Detterer) Cox, are both deceased."


His will #837 (book 9, page 39) was prepared on April 9, 1849. He died in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County on April 24, 1849. He owned a farm of "about 53 acres." His will mentioned his wife Elizabeth and "our child (or children if as is expected she shall shortly have a living child)."

1-1-1856 notation: "the account of Elizabeth Hoover (late Cox), executrix of Charles Cox late of Whitemarsh Twp. deceased."

"brothers and sisters" mentioned.
Administrators: Reuben Cox and John Cox, the "elder acting executor" Elizabeth was also executrix.
Father: John Cox
Witnesses: Alan & George Corson

He is mentioned as deceased in his father John's administrative papers. John died on July 6, 1849.


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Inscription

Charles Cox 1815 - 1849
Elizabeth Cox 1822 - 1894
Clarence Cox 1847 - 1848"


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  • Created by: Researcher
  • Added: 28 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29366877
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Cox (1815–24 Apr 1849), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29366877, citing Union Cemetery, Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Researcher (contributor 46902961) .