Margaret Elizabeth Cox

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

The Life Summary 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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Henderson Harrison
Margaret Elizabeth Cox
Marriage: 7 March 1845
Nathan M Harrison
Sarah Catherine Harrison
William Anderson Harrison
Amanda J. Harrison
John W. Harrison
George Melvin Harrison
James Henry Harrison
Martha Harrison

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  • Marriage
    7 March 1845Washington, Tennessee, United States
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    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.
    Age 24
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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 (16)

    • Issabella Harrison in household of H Harrison, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Elizabeth Cox, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Elizabeth Cox in entry for James H. Harrison, "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955"

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