William Rufus Cox

about 1825–
North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Rufus

William Rufus Cox was born about 1825, in North Carolina, United States as the son of William Cox and Absilla Edgerton.

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Family Time Line

William Cox
Absilla Edgerton
1818–1858
Barney Bishop Cox
1825–
Sarah Elizabeth Cox
1825–
Talitha Abigail Cox
1825–
William Rufus Cox
1825–
Ann Mariah Cox
1835–1920
Nathan Thomas Cox
1838–1907
Barnabas Bishop Cox
1841–1916
Talitha Abigail Cox
1842–1929
Amanda Cox
1844–
Sophronia Page Cox
1844–1927
Macajah Cox
1847–1914
William R Cox
1849–
William Rufus Cox
1849–1910
Eli Eller Levi Cox
1850–
Absilla Cox
1852–1855
Penelipe Cox
1854–1854
Melvin Cox
1854–1854
Melvina Cox
1854–1854
Zilpa J Cox
1856–1880
Mary C. Cox
1858–1858
Zilpa Cox
1858–
Zilpha Cox
1867–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(22)

    Male1825–Male

    Sarah Elizabeth Cox

    Female1825–Female

    Talitha Abigail Cox

    Female1825–Female

    Male1825–Male

    Ann Mariah Cox

    Female1835–1920Female

+17 More Children

World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

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.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 5

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

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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Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: William Rufus Cox - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: William Rufus Cox

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