When John A. Cox was born in 1825, in Greene, Ohio, United States, his father, Isaac B Cox Jr, was 33 and his mother, Nancy Coburn, was 31. He married Orinda Diana Norman on 17 September 1885, in Calhoun, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 9 May 1908, in Letter Gap Post Office, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 83.
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 .