Sarah Cox

7 September 1833–15 April 1914 (Age 80)
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

15 October 1853
Ashe, North Carolina, United States


    Giles Franklin Richardson Sr


    Rowan Richardson


    Rufus Marion Richardson


    Alice Richardson


    Candace Flora Richardson


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Cox


    Mary " Polly" Long





    Nancy Caroline Cox


    John Cox



    Susan Cox


+5 More Children

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

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)

  • Sarah Richardson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah Richardson in household of Canedy Richardson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Richardson, "United States Census, 1910"

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