Rowland Black Cox

Male26 September 1813–26 January 1895

Brief Life History of Rowland Black

When Rowland Black Cox was born on 26 September 1813, in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, his father, James Cox, was 37 and his mother, Diana Priscilla Jackson Black, was 30. He married Minerva " Nervey" Mayfield on 26 July 1836, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1860 and Fairview, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 26 January 1895, in South Carolina, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Standing Springs Cemetery, Simpsonville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

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Rowland Black Cox
Minerva " Nervey" Mayfield
Marriage: 26 July 1836
Sarah Jane Cox
Elizabeth Rebecca Cox
Loueazar Caroline Cox
James Riley Cox
Allen Jackson Cox
John Pell Monroe Cox
William Warren Cox
Rowland Decatur Preston P. Cox

Sources (7)

  • R Cox, "United States Census, 1860"
  • M. Roland Cox in entry for D.P. Cox, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Rowland Cox, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 July 1836Greenville, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (17)

    +12 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 6

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1822 · Slave Rebellion

    Age 9

    "On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

    1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

    Age 22

    On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.

    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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