Minerva Candace Cox

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

The Life Summary 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

  • Marriage
    14 December 1867Gibson, Tennessee, United States
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    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 The Amendment was later repealed.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

    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 (20)

    • Candace Brigans in household of J F Brigans, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Minerva C Cox, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Minerna C Cox in entry for Mary Lou Patton, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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