Person:Allen Cox (4)

Allen Cox, Sr.
m. Bef 1757
  1. Ezekiel CoxAbt 1764 - Bef 1847
  2. Elizabeth Cox1766 - Aft 1850
  3. Sarah "Sally" CoxAbt 1771 - Bef 1840
Facts and Events
Name Allen Cox, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt 1736 Prince George's County, Maryland
Marriage Bef 1757 to Mary Polly Hilliard
Death[1] Bef 1797 Botetourt County, Virginia
  1. 1.0 1.1 Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).

    Allen Cox Sr. of Botetourt was born about 1736, died after 1793 & before 1797 married Mary Hillyard born 1730's, died after 1773 sister of Thomas & John Hillard. [1] He is most likely the son of/or related to Allen Cocks listed in Prince George's County in 1733 Account of Taxables of Monacasie Hundred (Monocacy) with Thomas Hillyard. [2] Allen Cox bought from Solomon Hedges on 1 Aug 1765 for twelve pounds, ten shillings Maryland money 173 acres [3] on the west side of Opechon Creek on the south side of a large Run called Tullases Branch in Frederick Co that became Berkeley Co where Allen is listed in Rental Rolls in 1772, 1774 and 1777. Allen and his wife Mary sold 173 acres for ₤15 or 15,000 on 1 Dec 1780[4] and moved to Botetourt Co VA where he or his oldest son Allen, is listed on 31 Aug 1782 as a recruit age 18-50 (born 1732-1764) in Captain May’s Co of the 55th District of Botetourt [5] and in Captain May’s Company in 1783.[6].

    Allen Cox purchased 112 acres [7] in Donnally Cove on Craigs Creek of James River in Botetourt Co VA for £65 dated 7 Oct 1784 witnessed by Abraham Miller, Jacob Smith (Allen's son-in-law) and George Clare (Clear) (Allen's brother-in-law). Allen is listed in Botetourt Personal Property in 1785, and on 14 May 1786 [8] an entry in Botetourt lists, “Allen Cox exempted from payment of Parish and County levies on account of his age and infirmity”. He is listed as Allen Cox 1786-1793 Botetourt Personal Property Tax; 1793 is the last date that can be definitely assigned to Allen Sr. His property of 112 acres is not listed in Botetourt Land Tax [9] until 1797 when listed under his oldest son Allen and then granted to his son-in-law Jacob Smith in 1800. [10] .

    [1] Will of John Hillard 16 Mar 1761, probated 5 May 1761: Frederick County Virginia Will Book 2, pp 478, 479. Will of Thomas Hillard 7 Feb 1766 probated 2 Sep 1766: Frederick County Virginia Will Book 3, pp 366, 367..
    [2] Grace L. Tracey and John Philip Dern, Pioneers of the Old Monocacy: the early settlement of Frederick County, Maryland, (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub Co. Inc., 1989). 368. Taken from Lists of Inhabitants, 1733-1734, Monocosie Hundred from Maryland State Papers No 1, The Black Book Para 272..
    [3] Frederick County Virginia Deed Book 10, p 487..
    [4] Berkeley County Virginia Deed Book 5, p 633..
    [5] Robert Douthat Stoner, A Seed-bed of the Republic, (Roanoke, VA: Roanoke Historical Society, 1962)130, 131..
    [6] F. B. Kegley, Kegley’s Virginia Frontier: The Beginning of the Southwest, The Roanoke of Colonial Days 1740-1783. (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1900). 476..
    [7] Botetourt County Virginia Deed Book 3, p 374..
    [8] Lewis Preston Summer, Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800, (Abingdon, VA. 1929). 408. Copy of original Court Record provided by the office of Tommy L. Moore Clerk of the Botetourt County Virginia Circuit Court..
    [9] Botetourt County Land Tax Books Reel 38, 1782-1809. .
    [10] Library of Virginia, Grants No. 46, 1797-1801 P. 511 (Reel 112).