Obedience Cox

after 1767–
Goochland, Virginia, United States

The Life of Obedience

When Obedience Cox was born after 1767, in Goochland, Virginia, United States, her father, Edward Cox, was 26 and her mother, Cecilia Gilliam, was 17.

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Edward Cox
1742–1811
Cecilia Gilliam
1751–1816
Obedience Cox
1767–
Henry Cox
1779–
Elizabeth Cox
1768–1852
Sallie "Sallie' Cox -
1770–1849
Mary Cox
1772–1865
Nancy Ann Cox
1776–1865
Jesse Cox
1781–1857
Claiborne Cox
1790–
Radford Cox
1792–1829

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 9

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 13

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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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