William Bolan Cox

5 December 1800–13 April 1873 (Age 72)
North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of William Bolan

When William Bolan Cox was born on 5 December 1800, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Benjamin Cox, was 20 and his mother, Ann Rhodes, was 23. He married Margaret Joy Peacock on 23 March 1820, in New Garden MM, Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in White River Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 13 April 1873, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Winchester, White River Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States.

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William Bolan Cox
Margaret Joy Peacock
Marriage: 23 March 1820
Merab Cox
Silas Cox
Foster P Cox
Henry B Cox
Margaret Cox
Lydia Cox
William M Cox
Anna F Cox

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 March 1820New Garden MM, Wayne, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1804 · Walton War
    Age 4
    The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.
    Age 16
    Indiana is the 19th state.
    1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis
    Age 25
    The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.

    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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    Sources (8)

    • William Cox, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Wm M Cox in entry for James L Chenoweth and Unknown, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • William Cox, "United States Census, 1860"

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