William Cox

about 1750–
Maryland, United States

The Life of William

When William Cox was born about 1750, in Maryland, United States, his father, John Cox Sr., was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Sympson, was 22. He registered for military service in 1812.

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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 (8)

1776

Age 26

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

Age 26

Maryland is the 7th state.
1781

Age 31

In 1781, Maryland donated land to be used for part of Washington, D. C.

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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