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.
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 .
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