Margaret Elizabeth Cox

8 January 1822–27 October 1897 (Age 75)
Jonesborough, Washington, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Margaret Elizabeth

When Margaret Elizabeth Cox was born on 8 January 1822, in Jonesborough, Washington, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Cox, was 34 and her mother, Nancy Gray, was 30. She married Henderson Harrison on 7 March 1845, in Washington, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1860. She died on 27 October 1897, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henderson Harrison
1823–1874
Margaret Elizabeth Cox
1822–1897
Marriage: 7 March 1845
Nathan M Harrison
1846–1882
Sarah Catherine Harrison
1848–1877
William Anderson Harrison
1850–1933
Amanda J. Harrison
1852–
John W. Harrison
1854–1881
George Melvin Harrison
1857–1941
James Henry Harrison
1859–1942
Martha Harrison
1861–1884

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 March 1845
Washington, Tennessee, United States
children

(8)

    Nathan M Harrison

    Male1846–1882Male

    Sarah Catherine Harrison

    Female1848–1877Female

    William Anderson Harrison

    Male1850–1933Male

    Amanda J. Harrison

    Female1852–Female

    John W. Harrison

    Male1854–1881Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 13

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1846

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Issabella Harrison in household of H Harrison, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Harrison, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Cox, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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