Joseph Cox

Male14 December 1815–1852

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Cox was born on 14 December 1815, in Wheatland, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, Joseph Cox, was 30 and his mother, Dorothy Farwell, was 29. He married Hannah Briggs in 1839. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in 1852, at the age of 37.

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Joseph Cox
Hannah Briggs
Marriage: 1839
Arabella J. Cox
Jane E. "Jennie" Cox
William Joseph Cox

Sources (3)

  • Joeph Cox in entry for Arabelle Shotwell, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
  • Joseph Cox in entry for William Joseph Cox, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Joseph Cox in entry for William Joseph Cox, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (6)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries: 1821: Monroe, New York, United States

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 12

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    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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