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 E. 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 Green Forest, Carroll, Arkansas, United States.
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 .
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