This is a Chester County PA family, mentioned in a book, named History of Chester County, Pennsylvania with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches written by J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope in 1881. A number of this family made there way into North Carolina. Some moved back to Grayson Co VA. And on to other places like the far west of Ohio such as it was at the time. There has been a lot of work done on this family and there are many known branches.
To quote it:
COX, John, from England about 1708, settled in the neighborhood of Kennet, and is supposed to have been the father of Richard COX, who married, 3,26,1712 Margaret Potts of Abington Monthly Meeting. The children of Richard were Anna, b.8,29,1713; Sarah, b. 12,15,1715; Richard, b. 2,17,1718; Jonathan b. 6,11,1720; Joseph, b. 2,18,1723; Benjamin, twin with Joseph; John, b. 8,9,1725. In 1728 they removed near to the Schuykill River, and Richard died in Vincent township about 1760.
Benjamin Cox and Elizabeth, his wife, had children,- Richard, Margaret, Jonathan, William, Joseph, Hannah, Mary, Sarah, Benjamin, and John. William, born 12,21,1751 married, 6,15,1780 at Goshen Meeting, Lydia Garrett, daughter of Thomas and Hannah, of Willistown, where they settled. Their children were Hannah, Benjamin, John (of Longwood), Abner, Thomas, Elizabeth, Levi, Jonathan, Lydia, and William.
So ends the quote and so continues my curiosity....
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