James Washington Cox

Male24 June 1825–10 March 1910

Brief Life History of James Washington

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.

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Family Time Line

James Washington Cox
Hannah Hale
Marriage: 24 February 1846
Nathaniel George Cox
Sarah Ann Cox
Delcena Cox
Mary Cox
George W. Cox
Calvin C. Cox
Clarissa Issie Cox
Sarah H. Cox
Martha Jane Cox
Ruth E. Cox
William M. Cox
John William Cox
Robert E. Lee Cox
Landon Jackson "L.C." Cox

Sources (23)

  • James Cox, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jas W Cox, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • James Cox in entry for Landon Jackson Cox, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1846Washington, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 5

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 10

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 37

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    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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