Jane Cox

20 December 1826–27 July 1926 (Age 99)
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Cox was born on 20 December 1826, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, her father, Esquire William "Billy" Cox, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Reeves, was 28. She married James Woodie about 1846, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Obids, Ashe, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Peak Creek Township, Ashe, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 27 July 1926, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 99.

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Family Time Line

James Woodie
Jane Cox
Marriage: about 1846
William Woody
Eleck Woodie
Malinda Jane Woodie
Larkin Woodie
Leander Woodie
James Alexander Woody
Alice Woodie
John Andrew Woodie
Elizabeth Woodie
Elvira Almeda Woodie

Spouse and Children

about 1846
Ashe, North Carolina, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Esquire William "Billy" Cox





    Obedience "Biddie" Cox


    Joshua Cox


    Jesse Cox


    John Cox



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 4

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 27

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Cocke in any the senses described + the suffix -s denoting ‘son of’ or ‘servant of’.2 Irish (Ulster): mistranslation of Mac Con Coille (‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’), as if formed with coileach ‘cock’, ‘rooster’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jane Wooddy in household of James Wooddy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Woodee in household of James Woodee, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jane Woody in household of James Woody, "United States Census, 1860"

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