Frances Cox

Brief Life History of Frances

When Frances Cox was born in 1810, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, her father, James Cox, was 31 and her mother, Anna Hitt, was 20. She married Dan Van Amburgh on 12 October 1827. She lived in Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 10 October 1878, at the age of 68.

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Don L. Van Amburgh
Frances Cox
Marriage: 25 October 1827
Sarah Ann Van Amburgh
John Van Amburgh
Benjamin Lewis van Amburgh

Sources (8)

  • Frances Canterbury in household of John Brandeburg, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Franky Cox, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Frances Canterberry, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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World Events (7)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Historical Boundaries 1812: Cape Girardeau District became Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Territory, United States 1821: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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