Minerva Candace Cox

10 December 1852–5 February 1905 (Age 52)
Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Minerva Candace

When Minerva Candace Cox was born on 10 December 1852, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Moses Cox, was 50 and her mother, Mary Porter, was 42. She married James Franklin Brigance on 14 December 1867, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Civil District 1, Crockett, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She died on 5 February 1905, in Crockett, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Crockett, Tennessee, United States.

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James Franklin Brigance
Minerva Candace Cox
Marriage: 14 December 1867
Flora Alice Brigance
Carlee Brigance
James Wiley Brigance
Moses Franklin Brigance
Mary Lavina Brigance
Lillian Ethel Brigance
Ida Henrietta Brigance
Alson Leslie Brigance

Spouse and Children

    James Franklin Brigance



14 December 1867
Gibson, Tennessee, United States





    Carlee Brigance


    James Wiley Brigance


    Moses Franklin Brigance


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 10

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.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 15

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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’.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Minerva Brigman in household of Frank Brigman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Minerva C Cox, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Minerva C Cox, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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