Sarah Cox

Female7 September 1833–15 April 1914

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Cox was born on 7 September 1833, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, her father, Samuel Cox, was 22 and her mother, Mary " Polly" Long, was 21. She married Canada Boyden Richardson on 15 October 1853, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Alleghany, North Carolina, United States in 1860. She died on 15 April 1914, in Prathers Creek Township, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Ashe, North Carolina, United States.

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Canada Boyden Richardson
Sarah Cox
Marriage: 15 October 1853
Giles Franklin Richardson Sr
Rowan Richardson
Rufus Marion Richardson
Alice Richardson
Candace Flora Richardson
Jennie Richardson
Joshua Boyden Richardson
Mary Malinda Richardson

Sources (36)

  • Sarah Richardson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah Richardson in entry for F R Warden and Jennie L Richardson, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Sarah Cox in entry for V. R. Richardson, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1853Ashe, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    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.

    1853 · First State Fair

    Age 20

    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

    1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

    Age 29

    On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

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

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