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John Solomon COX

Male 1699 - Abt 1745  (46 years)


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  • Name John Solomon COX  [1
    Born 1699  New Castle, New Castle, NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1745  NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Notes for JOHN SOLOMONCOX:

      per the book: Ancestors and Descendent of Jehu Cox by Wayne D Stout, and Joseph Cox Ancestors and Descendants by Stanley M Cox 1955 " John Cox came to America with his parents in 1708. We do not know where they lived in England-probably some Quaker community. John was born abt 1685 which means he was abt 22 on arrival. It is believed the group landed at New Castle, De where they lived for a season. Later the family moved to Kennett, Chester Co Pa, a Quaker center. This was their residence for abt ten yrs. During that period John Cox Sr. died, 1711. We have no idea when his wife Rachel passed away.

      The Cox Family in America, by Henry Miller Cox 1912 NY "One of the early settlers of Warrington, now Huntington twp, York Co., probably a brother of Thomas Cox, who removed from Chester Co., to the same neighborhood, 1733: present in 1740 at the marriage of Rebecca Cox, the daughter of Thomas, and John Frazier, at the house of William Garretson. Nothing is positively known as to his parentage, but he is believed to have been a son of John and Rachel Cox of New Castle, De.

      John Cox, thought to be a son of the first John Cox, was one of the early settlers in Warrington, now in Huntington Township, York Co, Pennsylvania. Nearly all of the Quaker marriages in the locality, at that time, were performed at the home of John Cox. It appears that the first Quaker Church was established in that community about 1750. John Cox was probably one of the Quaker leaders and no doubt his home was used as a meeting house until the first church building was erected.

      Records of the children of John Cox indicate that there were actually

      15, of which Solomon was the youngest. He lived in Kennett Pa & York and Chester Co Pa. Other possible children for him could be Joseph, Hannah, Jacob, Dinah, and Ann.
      John Jr. and Hannah moved to Warrington, York Co., Pa. It is very possible that John Jr. was invited by William Penn and that he took part in the first Quaker meeting there. The Cox family were farmers and would have been seeking good farm land.. Hannah died and he married Mary who became the mother of Solomon Cox.

      Notes from Al Wetsel:

      In 1719 at age 20, John Jr. made an agreement to buy land that was about ten miles west of where his parents had settled in Kennet Twp. John Jr. received title to this 250 acres on White Clay Creek, (now about 1 mile SW of West Grove, London Grove twp., Chester County Pa in 1722. During this same time period, John Jr's brothers Richard and Thomas,
      bought adjoining land. Their sister, Ammy Allen lived a few miles east. Their sister Ann Garretson and their brother Joseph lived in New Castle Co De, which adjoins Chester Co Pa. It is believed Sarah Leech lived in Kennet or Bradford Twp. Quaker records show that the marriage of John Jr. and Hannah Jenkins (Welch for Jones) was accomplished on 11-5-1720.

      This marriage produced 8 known children before Hannah's death about 1734. John Jr. remarried with 8 children under 14 yrs of age: to Mary Harlin, daughter of neighbors Moses and Margaret Ray Harlin. Who were Irish Quakers. The first child of John Jr. and Mary was born six months later. Quaker meeting minutes show that the couple apologized for
      "having a child sooner after marriage than is right", thus avoiding being disowned by the meeting for the "sin".
      In the late 1730's a number of Quaker families from the south part of Chester Co area were the first settlers to move into what is now the NE (Newberry Twp) York Co., Pa. the families of John Jr., his brother Thomas, his sister Ann Garretson Hussey, and other related families were among this pioneer Vanguard. Land records show John Jr. and Mary Cox had already moved out of Chester Co, by 1-1738, when they sold their home in London Grove, Twp. The Hussey's settled in Newberry Twp., York Co, while thomas Cox moved slightly west of Warrington Twp. John Jr's family settled still west of Thoams in what is today Latimore Twp., (formerly Huntington), Adams co, Pa. All of this area was part of
      Lancaster Co until 1749. In that year Thomas Cox and his brother in law, Nathan Hussey, were among the commission members appointed to lay out York Co, from Lancaster. However, by 1750, the lure of inexpensive, unsettled land had begun a new migration of Pennsylvania Quakers as well as Scotch-Irish and German immigrants South through Virginia, into Carolina's Piedmont (foothills). this migration down the Shenadoh Valley into North Carolina lasted two decades: 1745-1765.

      The Coxes again joined a pioneer movement. In 1755 John Cox, Jr. with his three youngest children, his son Benjamin's family, and possibly his son Joseph and his daughter Ann Rudduck's families, joined the families of John Jr's cousin William's children, John Cox and Martha Ferrell in the move to NC. The families of Thomas, brother of John Jr. and Samuel, son of John Jr. migrated to NC during this period. John Jr. is believed to have died along Deep River either in Guilford or Randolph Co. NC. He may have returned to York co, where some of his children still lived before his death. Quaker records show a great deal of visiting between relatives in NC to Pa.

      By 1765 the kind of events that led to the American Revolution were already of growing concern. Each region had its own problems. In NC the growing tyranny of the royal governor, William Tryon, and the well to do of the eastern counties, who monopolized government offices, was causing a growing discontent among persons in the inadequately represented western counties. In opposition to the exorbitant clerk and lawyer fees, dishonest officials, and taxes without representation, an association known as the "Regulators" came into being. The idea of the "Regulators" split the Quaker Community. As a rule the Quakers did not believe in violence, joining the military, etc., however, many had strong feelings against the oppressive actions of government officials.

      For many this overrode their pacifist ideals and many Quakers joined the Regulators. Those doing so were disowned by the Quakers. In 176 Thomas and Harmen, sons of William Cox (cousin to John Jr.) joined the Regulators. (William Sr. had died in 1767) Their activities resulted in their arrest for treason against the British Crown. However, they were
      later released , as the situation continued to grow worse, the ranks of the Regulators grew. On May 16, 1771, Gov. Tyron led the militia against 2000 regulators, about 1/4 of the membership, who had banded together on the Alamance River (about 10 miles from the closest Cox Farms) Tyron dispersed them with little fighting because of the lack of
      designatied leadership among the regulators. Samuel and his sons, Herman & Samuel Jr. along with other relatives were involved in this action. At the next Quaker meeting a few weeks later, Samuel Sr., his sons and other Quaker men were disowned for military activities. the failure of the Regulator movement to resolve the government injustices encouraged many (now former) Quakers to side with the patriots against the crown when the revolution begin in 1775.

      Note: Above info from Bobbie Cates at email: gbcates@gte.net Dec 98

      "The Hussey Manuscript" page 1904 shows the Solomon Cox will. The will was written Sept. 9, 1819 at Eagle Township, Hocking Co, Ohio. The will was probated 3 July 1820 by Solomon Cox and William Dixon. The notes show that Solomon died in Hocking, Ross Co, Ohio. They also used the writings of Grandson Jehu Cox as a source and Will. Ross/Hocking Co, Oh, Dar Register.
    Person ID I000204  CharleboisTree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2009 

    Father John COX, Sr,   b. 24 Sep 1675, Drayton, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1708, Kennett, Chester, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother Rachel Embree CARR,   b. Abt 1679, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1736  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Family ID F13380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane Phillips 
    Married 1717 
    Family ID F13386  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah JENKINS 
    Married 5 Nov 1720  Newark MM, New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William COX,   b. 1721, London Grove Township, Chester, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1794, Warrington, York, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Family ID F13674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary HARLAN,   b. 1692, London Grove, Chester, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1753, Monallen, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1735  London Grove MM, Chester, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Cox
    +2. Dinah Cox
     3. Jacob Cox
    +4. Amy Naomi COX,   b. 27 Nov 1739, London Grove, Chester, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1792  (Age 52 years)
    Family ID F13378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S0051342] Dictionnaire genealogique des familles du Quebec, Jette, Rene, (Les Presses de l'Universite de Montreal, Montreal, 1983).

    2. [S0051267] History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family, Alpheus H. Harlan, (Published for the Harlan Family by Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21202), 87-81324.



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