James Henry Cox

22 February 1851–26 February 1911 (Age 60)
Lauderdale, Alabama, United States

The Life of James Henry

When James Henry Cox was born on 22 February 1851, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, his father, Anderson Cox, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Hammonds, was 36. He married Mary Frances Mattox on 27 February 1872, in Carroll, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hickory Township, Carroll, Arkansas, United States for about 50 years. He died on 26 February 1911, in Green Forest, Carroll, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Parker Cemetery, Carroll, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Henry Cox
Mary Frances Mattox
Marriage: 27 February 1872
Alice Rosa Cox
Lilly Mae Cox
Amos Lundy Cox
John Oscar Cox
Zella Frances Cox

Spouse and Children

27 February 1872
Carroll, Arkansas, United States


    Alice Rosa Cox


    Lilly Mae Cox


    Amos Lundy Cox


    John Oscar Cox



Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Elizabeth Hammonds




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World Events (8)

1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 10

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 16

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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)

  • Henry Cox, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Henry Cox, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henry Cox in household of Anderson Cox, "United States Census, 1870"

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