Monroe Cox

29 January 1849–
Lauderdale, Alabama, United States

The Life of Monroe

When Monroe Cox was born on 29 January 1849, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, his father, Anderson Cox, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Hammonds, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Anderson Cox
1813–1895
Sarah Elizabeth Hammonds
1814–1901
Elizabeth Cox
1834–1884
William Franklin Cox
1836–1864
Martha Matilda Cox
1838–1920
Andrew Jackson Cox
1840–1924
Sarah Melissa Cox
1842–1868
Rachel Cox
1843–
Louisa Cox
1844–
Stephen Cox
1846–
Mary Catherine Cox
1847–1936
Monroe Cox
1849–
James Henry Cox
1851–1911
David Martin Cox
1852–1920
Victoria Cox
1853–
Rosa Amanda Cox
1854–1913
Anderson Cox
1857–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1813–1895Male

    Sarah Elizabeth Hammonds

    Female1814–1901Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1851

Age 2

Alabama State Capitol Building was completed in 1851. Additions to the building were made several times. The Capitol was restored in 1992.
1863

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 14

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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