Jesse Cox and Elizabeth Murphy

Descendants of Jesse Cox Sr (1780-1845)

and Elizabeth Murphy (1778-1862)


This page is dedicated to the descendants of Jesse Cox Sr (son of John Cox) and Elizabeth Murphy. Jesse was born 1780 and died 10 Oct 1845. Elizabeth was born 1778 and died 9 Jan 1862. Both are buried in the Cox Cemetery, Robb Township, Posey County, Indiana. Jesse came to Posey County in 1815 coming from the Melenburg, Christian County, Kentucky area. Prior to living in Kentucky, he lived in the Carolinas.

As I continue updating this website, I hope you were able to find something to help you in your research. Since there is still a great deal we don't know about these families, I hope you will let me know about any additions or corrections you may have, or find in the future.. You may use the Family Group Sheet Form. Thanks for your assistance in completing this long process.

© 2006 Lon Mason
Last Modified 11 Dec 2006

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Generation No. 1

Jesse COX Sr and Elizabeth MURPHY had the following children:

  1. John COX (Jesse) born 1802. On 7 Apr 1825, in Posey County, Indiana John married (1) Nancy FILLINGHAM. On 24 Aug 1828 in Posey County, Indiana he married (2) Sally HARRIS.
  2. Sarah "Sally" COX (Jesse) born Aug 1803 in North Carolina and died 19 Dec 1836 in Posey County, Indiana. On 20 Oct 1822 in Posey County, Indiana she married James Henry OWENS, son of Thomas OWENS and Elizabeth ROGERS. James was born Dec 1803 in North Carolina and died 3 Apr 1869 in Illinois. Sally is buried in Cox Cemetery, Robb Township, Posey County, Indiana. James is buried in Baptist Cemetery, Kenney, De Witt County, Illinois.
  3. Jesse COX Jr (Jesse) On 31 Dec 1829 in Posey county, Indiana he married Nancy Jane VANDIEVER. Nancy was born 1805 and died 1876.
  4. James COX (Jesse) born 1810 and died 1868. On 9 Aug 1832 in Posey County, Indiana he married Fanny GWALTNEY, daughter of John GWALTNEY and Ann MURPHY. Fanny was born 1809 and died 1894.
  5. Elizabeth Ada COX (Jesse) born 1816 and died 1879.
  6. Kessiah COX (Jesse) born 1813/1818. She married Thomas R COX. Thomas was born 1801 and died 1867.
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