William Trousdale Cox

Male2 August 1849–18 June 1921

Brief Life History 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 Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 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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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

Sources (21)

  • William T Cox, "United States Census, 1920"
  • W T Cox, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • W F Cox in entry for Mae Lyn Grasse, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 May 1881Harrison, Texas, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 12

    Historical Boundaries: 1861: Williamson, Texas, United States 1910: Bell, Texas, United States


    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

    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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