Jacob Cox

about 1763–
Maryland, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Cox was born about 1763, in Maryland, United States, his father, John Cox Sr., was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Sympson, was 35.

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John Cox Sr.
1722–1791
Elizabeth Sympson
1728–1763
Abraham Cox
1749–1838
William Cox
1750–
Lt Edward Cox
1757–1850
Jacob Cox
1763–
John Cox Jr.
1758–1798
Thomas Cox
1761–1850

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 13

Maryland is the 7th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 13

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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