John Cox II

8 January 1698–about 1753 (Age 54)
Charney Bassett, Berkshire, England

The Life of John

When John Cox II was born on 8 January 1698, in Charney Bassett, Berkshire, England, his father, John Cox, was 22 and his mother, Mary Garretson, was 7. He married Hannah Jenkins on 5 November 1720, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died about 1753, in York, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, at the age of 55, and was buried in Wellsville, York, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

John Cox II
Mary Harlan
Marriage: about 1731
Amy Naomi Cox
John Cox 3rd
Sarah Cox
Rebecca Cox

Spouse and Children


    Mary Harlan


about 1731
Warrington, Warrington Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States




    Sarah Cox


    Rebecca Cox


Parents and Siblings




    Benjamin Cox Sr.





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World Events (2)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 22

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.
1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 54

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

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’.

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

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Story Highlight

Thomas Cox by Wayne Stout

ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF JEHU COX BY WAYNE D. STOUT Author: Our Pioneer Ancestors — Hosea Stout. Privately Printed and Published By the Author Thomas Cox: The Cox clan were Quakers and good Fri …

Sources (3)

  • John Cox in entry for John Cox, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Marriage registers, 1748-1849; ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSNL-W4GY?from=lynx1UIV8&treeref=LRJH-QPC
  • A John Cox married Sarah Edgil in 1756, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940"

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