Martin Van Buren Cox

27 August 1835–2 March 1870 (Age 34)
Lauderdale, Alabama, United States

The Life of Martin Van

When Martin Van Buren Cox was born on 27 August 1835, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, his father, John "Johnnie" Cox, was 27 and his mother, Mary Polly Hill, was 27. He married Mary Elizabeth Harrison on 25 October 1860, in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 2 March 1870, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Harrison Cemetery, Killen, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Van Buren Cox
Mary Elizabeth Harrison
Marriage: 25 October 1860
Willis Lucius Oliver Cox
Jonathan Hiram Daniel Cox
Dora "Bamma" Cox
William Martin Price Cox

Spouse and Children

25 October 1860
Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States


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World Events (6)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 11

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 14

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of the Germanic personal names beginning with the element Boro.2 Dutch: short form of Van Buren .3 German (Büren; also Buhren, Bühren): from Old High German bür ‘small house’, ‘chamber’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived ‘near the houses’ or a habitational name from any of various places throughout Germany and in parts of Switzerland named with this word.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Martin W B Cox in household of John Cox, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martin Cox in household of John Cox, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martin Cox in entry for William Martin Cox, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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