William Trousdale Cox

2 August 1849–18 June 1921 (Age 71)
Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Trousdale

When William Trousdale Cox was born on 2 August 1849, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Moses Cox, was 47 and his mother, Mary Porter, was 38. He married Bettie Smith on 16 August 1877, in Williamson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Williamson, Texas, United States in 1900 and Williamson, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 18 June 1921, in Bartlett, Williamson, Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Bartlett, Williamson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Trousdale Cox
Mary Elam Johnson
Marriage: 11 May 1881
Willie Elam Cox
Moses Andrew Cox
Luther Emmet Cox
Mary Lou Cox
Mae Lyn Cox

Spouse and Children

11 May 1881
Harrison, Texas, United States


    Willie Elam Cox


    Moses Andrew Cox


    Luther Emmet Cox


    Mary Lou Cox


    Mae Lyn Cox


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World Events (8)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 1

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 19

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Cocke in any the senses described + the suffix -s denoting ‘son of’ or ‘servant of’.2 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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William T Cox, "United States Census, 1920"
  • W T Cox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wm Cox in household of M Cox, "United States Census, 1860"

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