William Bolan Cox

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

The Life 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 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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Family Time Line

William Bolan Cox
1800–1873
Margaret Peacock
1801–1876
Marriage: 23 March 1820
Merab Cox
1821–1853
Silas Cox
1822–1869
Foster P Cox
1823–1882
Henry B Cox
1825–
Margaret Cox
1830–1852
Lydia Cox
1832–1906
William M Cox
1834–1901
Anna F Cox
1837–1910

Spouse and Children

    Male1800–1873Male

    Margaret Peacock

    Female1801–1876Female

MARRIAGE
23 March 1820
New Garden MM, Wayne, Indiana, United States
children

(8)

    Female1821–1853Female

    Silas Cox

    Male1822–1869Male

    Foster P Cox

    Male1823–1882Male

    Henry B Cox

    Male1825–Male

    Female1830–1852Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

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.
1816

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

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)

  • William Cox, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Cox, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Cox, "United States Census, 1850"

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