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
1849–1921
Mary Elam Johnson
1857–1943
Marriage: 11 May 1881
Willie Elam Cox
1882–1981
Moses Andrew Cox
1884–1946
Luther Emmet Cox
1886–1886
Mary Lou Cox
1887–1887
Mae Lyn Cox
1890–1942

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 May 1881
Harrison, Texas, United States
children

(5)

    Willie Elam Cox

    Male1882–1981Male

    Moses Andrew Cox

    Male1884–1946Male

    Luther Emmet Cox

    Male1886–1886Male

    Mary Lou Cox

    Female1887–1887Female

    Mae Lyn Cox

    Female1890–1942Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

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.
1863

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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