Ephraim COX

Ephraim Cox ca 1807-ca1882

There are not too many Ephraim Coxes.
Why is it such a bear to track this Ephraim Cox??
Searching from the Carolinas, through KY, TN to Indiana...

Ephraim Cox is said to have been born about 1807 in Rowan County NC. He married Sarah ROSS in 1831 in Warrick County IN. Warrick County is on the Ohio River. Did he go there by that great super highway on a flatboat?? Did he come overland through Kentucky and/or Tennessee? Ephraim died in 1882 or 1883 supposedly in Warrick County, IN. He is found in the censuses of Warrick from 1840-1880, then nothing.

Ephraim and Sarah were the parents of these children. (From census information and family Bible- information gathered by Barbara Cole barkenco@webtv.net :

# 1 John COX, b.15-9-1832, IN. Married Alcinda REED, 9-11-1854, Warrick Co,,IN. John died a year later, 14-2-1855. Alcinda remarried John SLATER,14-7-1856.

# 2. William Henry COX,b. 12-10-1835,IN. 1st. wife-Elizabeth FUQUAY, m. 15-3-1858. 2nd wife-Mary Elizabeth GENTRY,m. 21-5-1872. He died 22-7-1883. Buried Hedges Cem.,Newburgh,Warrick Co.,IN. (This is Barbara Cole's line. Mary Eliz.GENTRY was her great grandma "Lizzie".).

# 3. Sophronia Jane COX, b. 27-7-1838, IN. married Franklin TAYLOR.Died 28-3-1912, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co.,IN . Buried Locust Hill Cem. Evansville.

# 4. Gaines H. COX,b. 19-6-1841, IN. Died 24-2-1864. (possibly Civil War). Buried--Elmer Holden Farm Cem., Dillbeck, IN..

# 5. Anna E. COX,b. 24-3-1843, IN. Died at 6 years of age, 1849.

# 6. Tabitha COX, b. 13-12-1846, IN. Married William B. SCALES, 25-12-1862, Warrick Co.,IN. (2nd hus. Peter BRENNER).

# 7. Stephen H. COX, b. 11-6-1849. Married Elizabeth J. JORDEN, 2-7-1885. He died 8-6-1928. He was superintendent at Rosehill Cemetery, Newburgh,IN,where he and his wife are buried.

# 8. Mary E. COX, b. 17-11-1852, IN. Married Jacob A. SHRODE, 3-5-1868. Died, 1922.

# 9. John E. COX, born the same year that # 1 son , John, died, 8-2-1855. Married Isabelle MONTGOMERY. Died 24-8-1926. Both buried at Rosehill Cem. Newburgh, Warrick Co.,IN..........

Way back when, (mid 1700s) there is a Cox family in North Carolina that is possibly headed by an Ephraim Cox Sr. He may be the father of these three brothers:

Moses Cox, born about 1735, who married Sarah Pace and died in Rowan County NC.

Israel Cox , born about 1736 and married Mary Quick.

And Ephraim Cox who was born about 1743, married Susannah Person who was born in Rowan Co. NC.

These sons named some of their children after each other . Seems there could be a link up of these lines to the Ephraim in question, but so far the missing links have not been found. If you are researching this family please contact Barbara Cole. Her email address is barkenco@webtv.net She has gathered much info about this family group and many other Cox families in the areas and times. She would love to share notes as she looks for Ephraim Cox who was born about 1807.

While we are in Rowan Co., NC, here are some Cox marriages 1768-1852:

(These come from the book Marriages of Rowan County, North Carolina 1753-1868. Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb, Indexed by Karon Mac Smith. Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1981)

Cox, Caleb & Nancey Seals, 28 May 1787; Joseph Cox, bondsman; Jno Macay, wit.

Cox, David & Martha Cole, 5 April 1788; Wm. Hamton, bondsman; J. McEwin, wit.

Cox, Ephraim & Susannah Person, 9 Jul 1768; Alexd. Thompson, bondsman; Thom. Frohock, wit. consent of Denny Person, father of Susannah.

Cox, George W. & Caroline Swink, 11 June 1852; Atha Cauble, bondsman; JS Myers, wit. married 12 June 1852 by Wm. Heathman, JP.

Cox, James & Sarah Macewell, 7 Jul 1792; James Harp, bondsman.

Cox, Jesse McJ. & Judith Watkins, 20 Nov 1819; Solomon Sanders, bondsman; R. Powell, wit.

Cox, John & Susanna Beaver, 23 March 1802; Bostian Lentz, bondsman.

Cox, Jonathan & Mary Kousce, 8 May 1779; Joseph Cox, bondsman; Jos. Brevard, wit.

Cox, Joshua & Mary Neal, 17 May 1769; Adam Mitchell, Thomas Niel, Richard Cox, bondsmen; William Bostick, Samuel Shaw, wit.

Cox, Mark & Polly Curkhead, 5 Dec 1820; Wm. Redwine, bondsman; Henry Allemong, wit.

Cox, Moses & Hannah Beard, 13 July 1799; Abel Hunt, bondsman;

Cox, Thos & Deborah Diggins, 4 Dec 1804; Jno Frost, bondsman; AL Osborn, D.C., wit.

CoxWilliam & Mary Loften, 4 March 1811; David Cox, bondsman.

Cox, William & Barbary Miller, 20 March 1836; James Aderton, bondsman; H Bringle, wit.

Coxx, William & Rachael Ribly, 26 June 1815; David McMahon, bondsman; Jno Giles, wit.


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