Orville Sutherland Cox

Brief Life History of Orville Sutherland

When Orville Sutherland Cox was born on 25 November 1814, in Plymouth, Chenango, New York, United States, his father, Jonathan Upham Cox, was 29 and his mother, Lucinda Blood, was 27. He married Elvira Pamela Mills on 3 October 1839, in Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Mount Carmel, Kane, Utah, United States in 1871 and Orderville, Kane, Utah, United States for about 5 years. He died on 4 July 1888, in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Fairview Pioneer Cemetery, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orville Sutherland Cox
Elvira Pamela Mills
Marriage: 3 October 1839
Robert Frederick Cox
Sylvia Cox
Adelia Belinda Cox
Almer Bingley Cox
Orville Mills Cox
Delaun Mills Cox
Walter Cox
Philemon Cox
Sylvanus Hulet Cox
Tryphena Marie Cox
Amasa Bernard Cox
Elvira Euphrasia Cox

Sources (73)

  • Orval S Carr, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Cocke and Cook , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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’.

Dutch and Flemish: genitivized patronymic from the personal name Cock, a vernacular short form of Cornelius .

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

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Story Highlight

Orville Sutherland Cox's Conversion Story

(Excerpt from a sketch by Adelia B. Cox Sidwell for “Daughters of the Utah Pioneers” Manti, 1913 and from Orville S. Cox, Genealogy Bulletin, June 1957, Alpine Publishing Co.) He (Orville) learned th …

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