Rebecca Freeman

1839–1892 (Age 53)
Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Freeman was born on 22 September 1839, in Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States, her father, Marshall Greene Freeman, was 35 and her mother, Europa Stafford, was 31. She married Henry Mershon Cox on 1 March 1857, in Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 6 November 1892, in Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rebecca Freeman
Henry Mershon Cox
Marriage: 1 March 1857
Marshall Freeman Cox
Charles Cox
Europa Freeman Cox
Rhoda B. Cox
Caleb Brinton Cox
William Travis Cox
Charles S Cox
Travis Wann Cox
Theodocia Freeman Cox
Perry Randolph Cox

Spouse & Children

  • Female1839–1892Female

  • Henry Mershon Cox


1 March 1857
Vermont, Fulton, Illinois, United States


  • Marshall Freeman Cox


  • Female1859–1926Female

  • Rhoda B. Cox


  • Caleb Brinton Cox


  • Male1866–1959Male

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World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 9

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 17

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Free .2 Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Saoraidhe ( see Seery ).3 In New England, an English equivalent of French Foissy ( see Foisy ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Cox in household of Henry Cox, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rebeca Cox in household of Henry M Cox, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rebecca Freeman Cox, "Find A Grave Index"

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