Jane Cox

Female20 December 1826–27 July 1926

Brief Life History 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, and was buried in Ashland, Ashe, North Carolina, United States.

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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

Sources (22)

  • Jane Wooddy in household of James Wooddy, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Cox Woodie, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jane Cox in entry for Malinda Woodie Long, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1846Ashe, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +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

    English: variant of Cocke and Cook , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    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’.

    Dutch and Flemish: genitivized patronymic from the personal name Cock, a vernacular short form of Cornelius .

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

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