When James Washington Cox was born on 24 June 1825, in Tennessee, United States, his father, John Harvey Cox II, was 32 and his mother, Ruth Gray, was 30. He married Hannah Hale on 24 February 1846, in Washington, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and Washington, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died on 10 March 1910, in Jonesborough, Washington, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Fairview United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jonesborough, Washington, Tennessee, 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 .