Elizabeth Cox

8 December 1781–14 July 1867 (Age 85)
Harford, Maryland, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Cox was born on 8 December 1781, in Harford, Maryland, United States, her father, William Ephraim Cox, was 30 and her mother, Rachel Gover, was 30. She married Isaac Wright Jr on 28 January 1802, in Harford, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 14 July 1867, in Carroll, Maryland, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Uniontown Methodist Cemetery, Uniontown, Carroll, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Wright Jr
Elizabeth Cox
Marriage: 28 January 1802
William C. Wright
Eleanor Wright
Isaac Wright
Mary Wright
Caroline E. Wright
Sarah Ann Wright
Rev Francis George Wright

Spouse and Children

28 January 1802
Harford, Maryland, United States


+2 More Children

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+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 2

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 5

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Age 23

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

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 (2)

  • Elizabeth Wright, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Cox Wright, "Find A Grave Index"

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