James Wiley Cox

Male7 March 1827–19 February 1905

Brief Life History of James Wiley

James Wiley Cox was born on 7 March 1827, in Marion, Tennessee, United States as the son of Thomas Cox and Sarah E Moore. He married Matilda Ann Tildy Coffelt on 11 May 1848, in Gasconade, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Walker Township, Henry, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Montevallo Township, Vernon, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 19 February 1905, in Vernon, Missouri, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Benton Township, Cedar, Missouri, United States.

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James Wiley Cox
Matilda Ann Tildy Coffelt
Marriage: 11 May 1848
Allen Cox
Malinda Cox
Sara Elizabeth Cox
Irvin Cox
Caroline Cox
Caroline Cox
Thomas Howard Cox
William R Cox
John J. Cox
Oliver Cox
Cordelia Cox
Reuben Cox
James Harvey Cox
Charles Harrison Cox
Mary F. Cox
Jesse Cox

Sources (9)

  • James W Cox, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wiley Cox, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Wiley Cox, "United States Census, 1860"

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  • Marriage
    11 May 1848Gasconade, Missouri, United States
  • Children (16)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries 1829: Crawford created from Non-County Area 8

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 3

    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.


    Age 28

    Historical Boundaries 1855: Vernon created from Bates County

    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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