Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Enoch Cox (1757- 1840)

Enoch was born about 1757 in Orange Co, NC to Solomon Cox and Amy Naomi  Hussey and must have been raised there. The Cane Creek minutes of the Quaker church show that he was dismissed in 1781 which was probably the year of his marriage to his first cousin Gertrude Cox.  He apparently came to VA in the middle 1780's for he is first found on the 1787 tax roll, taxed with 3 horses and 5 cattle. His father, living on Fox Creek, had claimed 540 acres on Coal Creek, and it is likely that Enoch moved from NC to his father's claim.
There are several records of him in the deed books and order books. He was frequently summoned to Grayson Court as a grand juror, was called on to serve as a road commissioner, and he witnessed a multitude of deeds. Twice he was paid for killing wolves. He did not sue and was not sued. In short, the records indicate that he owned 4 horses, 28 cattle, a mill and a clock. His father deeded him the Coal Creek farm in 1799(Grayson, DB 1-262). Enoch, who owned other land in addition to his father's tract, gave his son Enoch 190 acres of the Solomon Cox grant in 1819 and gave his son Jeremiah the rest in 1829(Grayson, DB 4-69; DB 7-49).
Enoch Cox was a private in the Revolutionary War and has a marker to that effect by his gravestone.
Cover of Enoch Cox Bible
Bible Cover Page
Enoch Cox Family Dates
Enoch Cox Tombstone
Revolutionary War Marker for Enoch Cox
Enoch Cox * (1757 - 1840)
is our 3rd great grandfather
Daughter of Enoch Cox and Gertrude Cox
Son of Phoebe Hinton Cox and James Stewart
Daughter of Noah Stewart and Mary Springer
Son of Mary Lou Ella Stewart and Charles William Lute

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