Abijah Cox

26 September 1800–8 September 1851 (Age 50)
Randolph, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Abijah

Abijah Cox was born on 26 September 1800, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States. He married Sarah Carter on 18 November 1820, in Chatham, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hendricks, Indiana, United States in 1825 and Washington Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 8 September 1851, at the age of 50, and was buried in Liberty Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States.

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Abijah Cox
Sarah Carter
Marriage: 18 November 1820
Jane Cox
Miss Cox
David M Cox
Andrew J Cox
Daniel Cox
Louisa Cox
Jonathan Cox

Spouse and Children

18 November 1820
Chatham, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
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.

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)

  • Abijah Cox, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abijah Cox, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Abijah Cox, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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