Noah Eli Cox

25 November 1895–9 August 1954 (Age 58)
Polkton, Anson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Noah Eli

When Noah Eli Cox was born on 25 November 1895, in Polkton, Anson, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Curtis Cox, was 42 and his mother, Debby Ann Newton, was 31. He married Lillie Taylor on 17 January 1915, in Anson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ansonville, Anson, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Lilesville Township, Anson, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 9 August 1954, in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Anson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Noah Eli Cox
Lillie Taylor
Marriage: 17 January 1915
Tillery Frank Cox
Houston Paul ( Bo) Cox
Ruby Lee Cox
Hubert James (Bill) Cox

Spouse and Children


    Lillie Taylor


17 January 1915
Anson, North Carolina, United States


    Tillery Frank Cox



    Ruby Lee Cox


    Hubert James (Bill) Cox




Parents and Siblings


    Debby Ann Newton




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 2

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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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Story Highlight

Noah Eli Cox life sketch

Noah was the fifth child of "Jim" and Debby Ann Cox. When Noah was almost eight years old his father died, leaving his mother with a large family to care for. It is said that Noah worked in a sawmil …

Sources (3)

  • Noah Coxe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Noah E Cox, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Noah E Cox in household of Debby A Cox, "United States Census, 1910"

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