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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William Bolan Cox
Margaret 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


    Margaret Peacock


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



    Silas Cox


    Foster P Cox


    Henry B Cox



+3 More Children

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+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.

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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