Person:George Cox (60)

George Cox
m. Bef 1740
  1. Col. Isaac Cox1744 - 1788
  2. David CoxEst 1746 - 1820
  3. Gabriel CoxAbt 1747 -
  4. George Cox1749 - 1837
m. 13 Feb 1775
  1. John Cox1777 -
  2. Isaac Cox1779 -
  3. Joseph Cox1783 -
  4. Jonathan Cox1785 -
  5. Nancy Cox1788 -
  6. George Cox1791 -
  7. Friend E. Cox1794 - 1877
Facts and Events
Name George Cox
Gender Male
Birth[1] Oct 1749 Hampshire County, Virginia
Marriage 13 Feb 1775 Ohio County, Virginiato Susanna Decker
Alt Marriage Feb 1776 Ohio County, Virginiato Susanna Decker
Death[1] 13 Dec 1837 Brooke County, Virginia
Burial[1] 1837 Brooke Cemetery, Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 2 - Alexander Wells vs. Decker's Heirs--O. S. 78; N. S. 26--Bill in Brooke County, 1799. Defendants are Joseph, Abraham, Moses, and Luke Decker, and George Cox and Susannah, his wife, heirs-at-law of John Decker, deceased, who died intestate. Isaac Cox claimed to have made a settlement before 1779. Richard Elson deposes, 14th August, 1801, that in 1773 he saw a cabin on the land; it was called Cox's; Isaac moved to the Mingo bottom in 1775. George Cox of Brooke County, deposes, 14th August, 1801, that in September, 1772, he raised a cabin on the land. Certificate by Dunmore, 24th March, 1774, to Surveyor of Augusta County, that Sarah Gibbs, as representative of John McNeely, deceased, is entitled to 200 acres by his proclamation of 1763. Thos. Lewis's certificate, 10th May, 1774, that Alexr. Wells, assignee of Sarah Gibbs, wishes to locate above on 200 acres at the Mingo Path. Sarah has assigned to Alexr. Wells, of Baltimore County, Maryland.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Find A Grave.

    George Cox
    Birth: Oct., 1749, Hampshire County, West Virginia, USA
    Death: Dec. 13, 1837, Brooke County, West Virginia, USA

    My 5th-great grandfather, George Cox, was the son of Isaac and Susan (Tomlinson) Cox. According to George's Revolutionary War pension application, he stated he was born Oct. 1749 in Hampshire Co., VA (now WV) and was married in Ohio Co., VA, Feb. 13, 1775 to Susanna Decker, daughter of John Decker and Dinah Kuykendall. George served as an Ensign defending Holiday's Fort against the Indians whom the British (in particular Gov. Henry Hamilton) paid as allies during the Revolution in the area of the West Augusta Dist.; Yohogania Co., VA; Ohio Co., VA; and Washington Co., PA. George served his community as a road surveyor, road supervisor, court mediator and juror according to Ohio Co., VA (now WV) court records. The Brooke Cemetery manager told me George was actually buried on the Cox farm a couple of miles from the Brooke Cemetery, but his remains were moved to Brooke Cemetery around 1875. However, the land for Brooke Cemetery was purchased from George Cox. George and Susanna's children were: Nancy, John, Joseph, Isaac, George, Susannah, Matthew, James and Friend.

    Family links:
    Susanna Decker Cox (1758 - 1838)*

    Joseph Cox (1783 - 1869)*
    George Cox (1791 - 1868)*
    Friend E. Cox (1794 - 1877)*

    George Cox, Sr.
    Dec 13, 1837
    Aged 89 Yrs