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John COX, Sr

Male 1675 - 1708  (32 years)


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  • Name John COX 
    Suffix Sr 
    Born 24 Sep 1675  Drayton, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jul 1708  Kennett, Chester, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Notes for JOHN SR. COX:

      per Ancestors and Descendent of Jehu Cox by Wayne D Stout and Joseph Cox Ancestors and Descendents 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 1686 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 10 yrs. During the period Jhn Cox Senior died. 1711 We have no idea when his wife Rachel passed away.

      It is thought that this John Cox was a son of Thomas Cox, a wine merchant of London, but this has not been proved.

      Email of Sherri MDwerblo@aol.com 3/27/97: John Cox b. Gloucestershire, England b. abt 1663. Wife Rachel Carr or Embree. to New Castle De 1708, settled next season Chester Co Pa, London Brandywine. 250 ac purchased 7-8-1708. May have been son of Samuel of England and Brother to William of Christina Creek New Castle De. Certi at Kennett MM. John died 1711.

      per cox Heritage Issue #4 (June 1988) submitted by Betty L Cox Baker, 46B Shadowood Ots, Granbury Tx 76048. John Cox was b. 9-24-1675 Drayton< Berkshire, England, d. July 4 1708 in New Castle De.

      per Broderbund WFT Vol 2 #588: John Cox Sr. b. 9-24-1675, England: d. aft 1755 Randolph Co NC.

      Are these two different John Cox's? Thomas Cox of London had extensive land interest in Pa and New Jersey. Thomas's will, admitted to probate in 1711, divested eight hundred acres of land in the vicinity; of Pa to one of his sons, and 400 acres on the opposite side of the Delaware River, in New Jersey, to his other son. Thomas Cox was known to be a Quaker, and since John, Thomas, and Richard were all Quakers, and their names appeared in the Quaker records of Pa about this time, it is assumed that they were sons of Thomas. His family moved to New Castle Co Delaware in 1708.

      The book "Joseph Cox-Ancestors and Descendants" says that John will, admitted to probate in 1711, devised 800 acres of land in the vicinity of Philadelphia to one of his sons, and 400 acres on the opposite side of the Delaware River, in NJ to his other son. He was a Quaker and came to America to avoid religious tyranny in England. He is believed to have come from London and that he probably lived in some Quaker settlement before coming to America.

      Al Wetsel at email aljoywetsel@ntws.net

      His notes for John Cox: Our Cox family line las its American beginning in 1708 when John Cox of Drayton Berkshire County, England, immigrated with his family to William
      Penns Pennsylvania Colony. Land records show that he first settled in the Forks of the Brandywine River in Chester Co PA., and area later to become Bradford Township. However in 1714 John bought land south and appears to have moved to a farm in present day Kennet Township, Chester Co Pa.

      The John Cox family belonged to the Society of Friends, the religious sect commonly know as Quakers. John was disowned by the Quaker meeting (congregation) "for overt evil acts of fraud" (probably a minor fraction by todays standards and for his refusal to give satisfaction (apologize publicly) John persisted in this refusal for about 6 yrs. However he
      sought and received reconciliation with the Quakers in 1719. Other family members except one son Joseph, seemed to have remained Quakers through this period. Joseph was disowned in 1716 for a double offense of "marrying out"(to a non Quaker) and "marrying by a Priest" (refer to any minister) John and his wife Rachel, disappeared from Quaker records about 1736, therefore their dates of death must be placed after that time.

      The only one of John's known children to immigrate to Pa. from England after him was his son John, Jr. Tax records seem to indicate John Jr. was 10-12 yrs old when he arrived in Pa. in 1710. Men became taxable with adult responsibilities at age 16.

      Note: Above info from Bobbie Cates- December 98.

      John Cox came from England about 1708 and settled in the neighborhood of Kennet Pa.
    Person ID I000296  CharleboisTree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2009 

    Father Thomas COX,   b. 1641, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1711, White Chapel, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Christian MATTHEWS,   b. 1649, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13427  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Embree CARR,   b. Abt 1679, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1736  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married Abt 1689  New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Cox,   b. 1688, Vincent, New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1762, Vincent, New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Joseph Cox,   b. 1691, New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Cox,   b. 1692, New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1755  (Age 63 years)
     4. William C. Cox,   b. 11 Dec 1692, New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1767, Orange, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +5. Anne COX,   b. 1694, New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1762, Hockessin, New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 68 years)
     6. Amy Cox,   b. 1697, New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1778, London Grove, Chester, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +7. John Solomon COX,   b. 1699, New Castle, New Castle, NJ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1745, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     8. Thomas Cox,   b. 1702, New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1785  (Age < 83 years)
    Family ID F13380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart



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