Sherman Ambrose Cox

Male 1903 - 1992


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Sherman Ambrose Cox was born 03 Oct 1903, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky. (son of Moses Lee Cox and Sarah Margaret Hobbs); died 12 Apr 1992, Owensboro, Daviess Co., Ky..

    Notes:

    1930 United States Federal Census
    Name: Sylvania Cox
    Home in 1930: Neon, Letcher, Kentucky
    Age: 20
    Estimated birth year: abt 1910
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Spouse's name: Sherman
    Parents' birthplace: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Sherman Cox 23
    Sylvania Cox 20
    Georgia May Cox 1 8/12




    Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000
    Name: Sherman A Cox
    Death Date: 12 Apr 1992
    Death Place: Daviess
    Age: 084
    Residence: Daviess
    Volume: 18
    Certificate: 8615



    COX, SHERMAN, 84, of Owensboro, KY
    d. April 12, 1992
    b. Lee County
    s/o Mose and Sarah Cox
    md. Beulah Embry
    1 daughter, Cleta Rae Sheffield, Winchester, KY
    3 stepdaughters, Jean Howard, Leander, Texas,
    Wanda Westerfield, Owensboro, KY
    and July Wellman, Austin, Texas;
    1 brother, Shirley Cox of Beattyville, KY;
    2 sisters, Maude Milich, Beattyville, KY
    and Myrtle Harrington, Toledo, OH;
    15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
    Buried in the Rosehill Cemetery in Owensboro.

    Sherman — Sylvania Wilder. Sylvania died 1959, Neon, Letcher Co., KY. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Georgia May Cox was born 02 Sep 1928, Letcher Co., KY.
    2. Wanda L. Cox was born 15 Feb 1931, Letcher Co., KY.
    3. Cleta Raye Cox

    Sherman — Beulah Embry. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Moses Lee Cox was born 28 Sep 1878, Rockhouse, Letcher Co., Ky. (son of Lydia Jane Cox); died 8 Jun 1966, Jenkins, Letcher Co., KY; was buried Cox-Hobbs-Spencer Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge,, Lee Co., Ky..

    Notes:

    Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910
    Name: Moses L Craft
    Birth Date: 27 Sep 1878
    Birth County: Letcher
    Ethnicity: White
    Gender: Male
    Mother's name: Lydia Cox
    County of Residence: Letcher
    [wonder why she gave the last name as Craft?]


    1880 United States Federal Census Record
    Name: Moses Cox
    Home in 1880: Rock House, Letcher, Kentucky
    Age: 1
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
    BirthPlace: Kentucky
    Relation to head-of-household: Something other than a direct relationship
    Father's birthplace: KY
    Mother's birthplace: KY
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Ward
    Marital status: Single
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Household Members: Name Age
    William Bowens 65
    Lydia Cox 36
    Jason Cox 7
    Zilda Cox 4
    Moses Cox 1

    It is believed by the family that William Bowens was the father of Moses and several other of Lydia's children.


    Grandpa Mose had just been released from the Jenkins Hospital. Dad (Stanley Milich), me (Sharon) and my sister, Sarah, went to get him. We hadn't driven very far when he passed away. I can remember dad asking him if that was too much air coming in on him (the window was down a tiny bit). Grandpa said "Naw" and his head went back and his hat fell in my lap and he fell over on dad. Dad turned the car around and the returned to the hospital. A doctor was going in the door and he came over to the car and pronounced him dead. I had to hold grandpa upright until we got to the funeral home. Since he didn't die in the hospital they wouldn't transport him. I'll always remember that day.

    Granny and Papaw Cox lived in Neon with us before they died. Granny Cox for about 6 months before she died. Grandpa lived a year with us. I believe I was in the 8th grade when he died. Sarah in the 7th grade and Ann would have been a Freshman.

    Apparently grandpa Mose Cox didn't have a birth certificate, thus the reason for the following letter:

    Affidavit
    State of Kentucky
    County of Letcher
    The affiant, William Cox, a citizen and resident of Knott County, Kentucky, upon oath states as follows to wit: That I was born in the year 1871, and am of the age of 69 years 11 months old. That M. L. Cox stayed with me during the year 1894, and at that time he was about the age of 15 years old, taken it back from 1894, until the year of 1940, he would about 62 years of age at his last birthday in September 1940.
    Signed William Cox
    Subscribed and sworn to before me by William Cox, this the 28th day of December 1940. Signed J. M. Johnson, Notary Public..My Com Ex August 19th 1944

    1943
    Grandpa Mose Cox retired from the L&N Railroad Oct. 31, 1943 as evidenced by the following:
    Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company
    Office of the Superintendent at Ravenna, Ky, Oct. 27, 1943
    (to) Mose Lee Cox
    Section Laborer
    Neon, Ky.
    Dear Sir:
    Your letter of October 23, addressed to Supervisor Miller, expressing the desire to terminate your service with our company to make application to the Railroad Retirement Board for annuity, has been referred to me.

    Your resignation is hereby accepted, to take effect October 31, 1943, and I am furnishing you an extra copy of this letter, which you may forward to the Railroad Retirement Board as evidence of the fact that you have severed your employement relationship with our company.

    Yours truly,
    J. Othuston x(can't make out signature) ccs: Mr. Arch Miller and Mr. J. C. Wilcox

    1966
    Obituary
    Moses Lee (M. L.) Cox, son of Lydia Cox was born in Letcher County, Ky., Sept. 28, 1878, passed from this life at Jenkins, Ky. June 8, 1966 being 87 years, 8 months and 10 days of age at his death. Mr. Cox has been in declining health for the past 3 years. For the past 8 months he has made his home with his daughter and son-in-law Maude and Stanley Milich. His wife, Sarah Margaret passed away Dec. 14, 1965.

    He is survived by the following children: W. B. (Bill) Cox, of Hazard, Sherman Cox, Owensboro, James of Jackson, Ohio, Shirley of Beattyville, Mrs. Myrtle Harrington, Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Cora Collier, Chicago, and Mrs. Maude Milich of Neon, 28 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, one brother Jason Cox of Indiana, two sisters Cora Black of Blackey and Rebecca Spencer, Pine Ridge, Ky. He was a member of the First Church of God, Torrent Lodge No. 711, retired Railroader after 33 years with the L&E and L&N R.R.

    Funeral services for M. L. Cox held at Kincaid Chapel - Route 2, Beattyville, Ky. Saturday, June 11, 1966-11 a.m. Burial in Family Plot of Spencer Cemetery. Torrent Lodge No. 711 F. & A.M. will have charge of Graveside Services. Banks and Craft Funeral Home,Neon, Kentucky in charge of arrangements.


    Social Security Death Index
    Name: Mose Cox
    SSN: 704-07-2421
    Last Residence: 41311 Beattyville, Lee, Kentucky, United States of America
    Born: 28 Sep 1878
    Died: Jun 1966
    State (Year) SSN issued: Railroad Board (Issued Through) (Before 1951 )



    Not proven to be same Moses Cox:
    1900 United States Federal Census Record
    Name: Moses Cox
    Home in 1900: Barboursville, Cabell, West Virginia
    Age: 21
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
    BirthPlace: Kentucky
    Relationship to head-of-house: Lodger
    Race: White
    Occupation: View Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Frank Cain 45
    Charles James 29
    George R Green 23
    Taylor Eles 19
    Frederick Landes 21
    Moses Cox 21 boarder
    King Shoemaker 21




    1920 United States Federal Census
    Name: Mame Cox
    [Mose Cox]
    Home in 1920: Fincastle, Lee, Kentucky
    Age: 41 years
    Estimated birth year: abt 1879
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's name: Sarah M
    Father's Birth Place: Kentucky
    Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Home owned: Own
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Image: 130
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Mame Cox 41
    Sarah M Cox 35
    William B Cox 18
    Sherman Cox 19
    Ila M Cox 11
    Cora A Cox 8
    James F Cox 6
    Sherley Cox 4
    Lula E Cox 2

    1930 United States Federal Census
    about Mare Cox
    Name: Mare Cox
    [Mose Cox]
    Home in 1930: Neon, Letcher, Kentucky
    View Map
    Age: 51
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's Name: Sarah
    Race: White
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace: View image
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    Household Members: Name Age
    Mare Cox 51
    Sarah Cox 45
    Myrtle Cox 21
    James Cox 16
    Shirley Cox 14
    Lula Mae Cox 12
    Maud Cox 10
    Woodrow Cox 7
    Edward Cox 5




    Moses married Sarah Margaret Hobbs Abt 1902. Sarah (daughter of William Zion Hobbs and Sarah Jane Shoemaker) was born 23 Dec 1885, Lee Co., KY; died 14 Dec 1965, Neon, Letcher Co., KY; was buried Cox-Hobbs-Spencer Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge,, Lee Co., Ky.. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Sarah Margaret Hobbs was born 23 Dec 1885, Lee Co., KY (daughter of William Zion Hobbs and Sarah Jane Shoemaker); died 14 Dec 1965, Neon, Letcher Co., KY; was buried Cox-Hobbs-Spencer Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge,, Lee Co., Ky..

    Notes:

    Obituary 1965
    Sarah Margaret Cox, the daughter of W. Z. and Sarah Hobbs, born Dec. 23, 1885, in Lee County, Ky., passed from this life at the home of her daughter, Maude Milich, of Neon, Ky. Dec. 14, 1965 after a long illness. Her stay on earth 79 years, 11 months and 21 days. She is survived by her husband Mose L. Cox of Beattyville, Ky. and the following children: W. B. Cox of Hazard, Ky., Sherman Cox, of Owensboro, Ky., James Cox, Jackson, Ohio, Shirley Cox of Beattyville, Ky., Mrs. Mrytle Harrington, Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Cora Collier, Chicago, Ill. and Mrs. Maude Milich of Neon, Ky., 28 grandchildren and thirty-two great grand-children, and a host of relatives and friends. Mrs. Cox was a member of the Regular Baptist Church of Pine Hill, Ky. for the past sixty years.

    Funeral services for Sarah Margaret Cox held at First Church of God, Neon, Ky., Thursday, Dec. 16, 1965 at 10:00 a.m. Pallbearers-Grandsons. Ministers, Paul Floyd, Carl Profitt and Edd Creech. Burial in family plot of the The Spencer Cemetery, outside Beattyville, Ky. Banks and Craft Funeral Home, Neon, Ky., in charge of arrangements.

    Children:
    1. Ila Myrtle Cox was born 31 Dec 1910, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky.; died 01 Feb 1994, Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio.
    2. Grover Cleveland Cox was born 3 Feb 1901, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky.; died 27 May 1913; was buried Big Andy Ridge.
    3. 1. Sherman Ambrose Cox was born 03 Oct 1903, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky.; died 12 Apr 1992, Owensboro, Daviess Co., Ky..
    4. William Braxton Cox was born 1904, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky..
    5. Cora Ann Cox was born 18 Feb 1911, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky.; died 20 Feb 1972; was buried Big Andy Ridge.
    6. James Thomas Cox was born 12 May 1913, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky.; died 25 Feb 1983; was buried Cox-Hobbs-Spencer Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge,, Lee Co., Ky..
    7. Shirley Preston Cox was born 13 Sep 1915, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky.; died 30 Apr 1998; was buried Cox-Hobbs-Spencer Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge,, Lee Co., Ky..
    8. Lula Mae Cox was born 13 Mar 1918, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky.; died 09 Apr 1936, Letcher Co., KY.
    9. Eunice "Maude" Cox
    10. Woodrow Wilson Cox was born 16 Jul 1922, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky.; died 02 Nov 1940; was buried Cox-Hobbs-Spencer Cem., Lee Co., KY.
    11. Walter Edward Tussey Cox was born 24 Oct 1924, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky.; died 5 May 1932; was buried Big Andy Ridge.


Generation: 3

  1. 5.  Lydia Jane Cox was born 27 Apr 1846, Kentucky (daughter of Braxton Jason Cox and Lydia Sturgeon Sturgis or Sturgill); died 17 Sep 1909, Kentucky; was buried Cox-Hobbs-Spencer Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge,, Lee Co., Ky..

    Notes:

    I have been told that William Bowen was the father of Moses, Zarilda and Rebecca.

    1880 Letcher Co., KY Census
    Bowens, William age 65 male, VVV
    Cox, Lydia, age 36, KNN
    Jason, age 7 KKK
    Zilda, age 4 KKK
    Moses, age 1, KKK

    Children:
    1. William Bowen Cox was born 04 Jan 1871, Leburn, Knott Co., Ky; died 10 Aug 1946, Tina, Knott Co., Ky.; was buried near Hindman, Knott Co., Ky..
    2. D. Jason Cox was born abt. 1875, Ky.; died Jun 1971, Holton, Indiana; was buried Holton, Indiana.
    3. Marilda Cox was born 1876; was buried Millstone, Letcher Co., Ky.
    4. 2. Moses Lee Cox was born 28 Sep 1878, Rockhouse, Letcher Co., Ky.; died 8 Jun 1966, Jenkins, Letcher Co., KY; was buried Cox-Hobbs-Spencer Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge,, Lee Co., Ky..
    5. Rebecca Cox was born 1881; died 17 Aug 1969; was buried Pine Ridge, Lee Co., Ky..
    6. Ambrose Cox was born 30 Jan 1884, Whitesburg, Letcher Co., Ky.; died 01 Feb 1935, Breathitt Co., Ky.; was buried Tip Top, Ky..
    7. Cora Kay Cox was born 01 Apr 1889, Ky.; died 06 Oct 1972, Blackey, Kentucky; was buried Indian Bottom Cemetery, Blackey, Ky..

  2. 6.  William Zion Hobbs was born 13 Feb 1844, Lee Co., VA (son of William Zion Hobbs and Mary Spencer); died 18 Apr 1915, Lee Co., KY; was buried Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., Ky.

    Notes:

    Researched by Sharon Milich Kouns
    1880 Lee Co. Ky Census
    Page 24, Dwelling 222, Family No. 222
    Hobbs, William Z. white, male, age 36, married, farmer, born Va. both parents born Va.
    Sarah, white, female, wife, age 32, married, keeps house, born Ky, parents both born Va.
    Ezekiel R.?, white, male, age 9, son, born Ky. Father born Va., Mother born Ky.
    Cora C., white, female, age 5, daughter, born Ky. Father b. Va. Mother born Ky.
    Mary A., white, female, age 2, daughter, born Ky. Father b. Va. Mother born Ky.

    1910 United States Federal Census
    about W Z Hobbs
    Name: W Z Hobbs
    Age in 1910: 66
    Estimated birth year: abt 1844
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: Virginia
    Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
    Spouse's name: Nancy
    Home in 1910: Fincastle, Lee, Kentucky
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    W Z Hobbs 66
    Nancy Hobbs 32
    Edna Carroll 4
    B D Hobbs 17



    Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953
    Name: Isaac S Hobbs
    Death Date: 10 May 1874
    Death Location: Lee
    Residence Location: Lee
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: White
    Birth Location: Lee
    Father's name: William E Hobbs
    Mother's name: Sarah Hobb
    Mother's Birth Location: Wolfe
    This child died age 5 months of croup. Not proven to be son of this family.




    1900 United States Federal Census
    Name: William Z Hobbs
    Home in 1900: Thomas, Lee, Kentucky
    Age: 56
    Estimated birth year: abt 1844
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Relationship to head-of-house: Head
    Spouse's name: Sarah J
    Race: White
    Occupation: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    William Z Hobbs 56
    Sarah J Hobbs 51
    Grover C Hobbs 13
    Brack D Hobbs 7




    According to Eunice "Maude" Cox Milich, W. Z. Hobbs, Jr. sold a patent cough syrup to a major company for a large sum of money. With this money he was able to send his son Wm. Harrison Hobbs to Medical School.

    On W. Z.'s marriage certificate to Nancy Carroll (Book 8, page 567, Lee Co., Ky) he listed his parents as Wm. Hobbs born Washington Co., VA and Mary Spencer born Lee Co., VA.

    William married Sarah Jane Shoemaker Abt 1870. Sarah (daughter of James Shoemaker and Phenabie Ann Spencer) was born 13 Oct 1849; died 18 Aug 1904, Lee Co., Ky.. [Group Sheet]


  3. 7.  Sarah Jane Shoemaker was born 13 Oct 1849 (daughter of James Shoemaker and Phenabie Ann Spencer); died 18 Aug 1904, Lee Co., Ky..
    Children:
    1. Ezekiel Preston Hobbs was born 3 Feb 1871, Lee Co., KY; died 29 Oct 1938, Perry Co., Ky.
    2. Isaac S. Hobbs was born Dec. 1873, Lee Co., Ky; died 10 May 1874, Wolfe Co., KY.
    3. Cora C. Hobbs was born 23 May 1875, Lee Co., KY; died 1934; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.
    4. Mary Ann Hobbs was born 27 Dec 1878, Lee Co., KY; died 28 Feb.1955, Lee Co., KY.
    5. William Harrison Hobbs was born 22 Jul 1880, Lee Co., KY; died 27 Sep 1954, Fayette Co., Ky..
    6. 3. Sarah Margaret Hobbs was born 23 Dec 1885, Lee Co., KY; died 14 Dec 1965, Neon, Letcher Co., KY; was buried Cox-Hobbs-Spencer Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge,, Lee Co., Ky..
    7. Grover Cleveland Hobbs was born 11 Mar 1888, Lee Co., KY; died 26 Apr 1949.
    8. Braxton Dean Hobbs was born 13 Oct 1892; died 12 Oct 1927, Hardin Co., Ky..
    9. Louvina Hobbs
    10. Aaron Hobbs
    11. James Hobbs
    12. Ernest Hobbs
    13. Temperance Hobbs


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  Braxton Jason Cox was born 15 Mar 1810, Wilkes Co., NC (son of Braxton Dickerson Cox and Nancy Allison); died 30 Jan 1902, Wolfe Co., KY; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.

    Notes:

    Cox and Kin by Bruce K. Cox 1986:
    Jason B. Cox was a farmer and is listed as a physician in the 1880 census.

    The Hazel Green Herald, Thursday, September 7, 1899 page 5
    Dr. Brackson Jason Cox, of Christy creek neighborhood in Rowan county, passed through here Tuesday to visit his son, Brack Cox, of Torrent, and attend the Red River association of Baptists which will convene tomorrow at some church in Estill county. The old doctor tells us that he has enjoyed the best of health during the past year, and does not feel the infirmities of old age, though he is 89 past.

    1900 United States Federal Census
    about Braxton G Cox
    Name: Braxton G Cox
    [Berton Caudill]
    Home in 1900: Hoggtown, Rowan, Kentucky
    Age: 40
    Birth Date: Mar 1810
    Birthplace: North Carolina
    [Kentucky]
    Race: White
    Ethnicity: American
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to head-of-house: Boarder
    Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
    Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Residence : Magisterial District 3, Hogtown, Precinct 4, Rowan, Kentucky
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Isaac Caudill 48
    Margret Caudill 41
    Mary L Caudill 18
    Braxton Caudill 12
    William Caudill 9
    John H Caudill 7
    Eliza J Caudill 3
    James S Caudill 7/12
    Braxton G Cox 40 [sic 90] Physcian

    WHY WAS HE LIVING WITH THIS FAMILY in 1900?


    Central Record Newspaper
    20 Feb. 1902 - Dr. Jason Cox said to be 107 years old, died at his home in Wolfe Co.

    Clay City Times 27 Feb. 1902 - Dr. Jason Cox who died at his home in Wolfe county last week left papers showing that he was 107 years old.


    1880 United States Federal Census
    Name: Brackston J. Cox
    Home in 1880: Precinct 4, Wolfe, Kentucky
    Age: 70
    Estimated birth year: abt 1810
    Birthplace: North Carolina
    Relation to head-of-household: Father
    Father's birthplace: North Carolina
    Mother's birthplace: North Carolina
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Physician
    Marital Status: Widower
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Household Members: Name Age
    Brackson S. Cox 36
    Elisabeth Cox 30
    Mary E. Cox 9
    Lueratia Cox 6
    William S. Cox 5
    Rossia B. Cox 3
    Florance Cox 1M
    Brackston J. Cox 70
    Ambrose G. Powell 16




    1850 Owsley Co., Ky. Census:
    Cox, Jacient age 40 farmer, b. NC
    Lydia, age 41 b. NC
    Joel age 15 laborer, b. NC
    Sampson Thompson age 11 b. NC
    William age 8 b. NC
    Branton (sic Braxton) age 6 b. NC
    Lydia age 4 b. Ky
    Polley age 12 b. NC
    Ambrose age 2 b. Ky

    There were at least 9 children born of this marriage.

    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Lydia Cox
    Name: Lydia Cox
    Age in 1860: 50
    Birth Year: abt 1810
    Birthplace: North Carolina
    Home in 1860: Owsley, Kentucky
    Gender: Female
    Post Office: Spruce Grove
    Value of real estate: View Image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lydia Cox 50
    Joel L Cox 25
    Mary Cox 24
    Sampson B Cox 21
    William Cox 18
    Jason B Cox 15
    Lyda Cox 13
    Ambrose Cox 11

    [Where is the father in the 1860 census? He lived to be 107 years old]

    1870 United States Federal Census
    about B J Cox
    Name: B J Cox
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1810
    Age in 1870: 60
    Birthplace: North Carolina
    Home in 1870: Precinct 3, Elliott, Kentucky
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Value of real estate: View Image
    Post Office: Sandy Hook
    Household Members: Name Age
    B J Cox 60
    Mary A Cox 52
    Isaac Cox 21
    Benjamin Cox 16
    Sarah Caudell 85
    Lucy Fannin 21
    Ambrose Cox 17

    [WHO IS SARAH CAUDELL ...just states "at home"] Is this the correct Braxton Jason Cox? skouns7@aol.com




    Source: Our Family Tree Roots and Branches by Nora Cox Clark page 44

    Our Cox family was supposed to have come to Kentucky in 1804 or 1807 from North Carolina. They were in Wilkes County, NC which was formed from Burke and Surry being organized in 1777. In the first census of Wilkes County 1790 our Braxton Cox was listed. They came to Owsley and Letcher County, Kentucky and at the time of the Civil War four sons of Dr. Jason Brackston cox fought in that war; two for the north and two for the south. Some say that Dr. Jason also served during the war, but we have not found the records nor which side he would have been on.

    Joel Sturgis Cox volunteered for the Confederate Army (South) in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky in 1861. He is grandfather of Nora Cox Clark. He was Pvt. Co. A. 1st Battalion Kentucky Mounted Rifles. Grandfather Joel never forgave Braxton D. Cox, his brother, for fighting for the North.

    At age 17 Braxton D. Cox volunteered for the Co. G. C. 8 Ky Inf. for the Union Army (North) At age 20 he was in Co. A. 4 Ky Mounted Infantry Pvt. He later became a doctor, married Elizabeth Spencer, and he delivered the children of Leah and Jason Cox.

    Sampson D. Cox, Pvt. Co. B. 10 Regt. Ky Infantry enlisted Sept. 9, 1862 at Whitesburg, Letcher Co., Ky. Residence Letcher Co. Kentucky; captured at Cynthiana, Ky.; was prisoner in Rock Island, Ill.

    One other brother fought during the war, but we hav enot been able to find if it was William, Ambrose, or Jason B.

    [Note from Sharon Kouns: It was William Allison Cox, the brother of the above that served in the CW. This information has been provided by his descendant, Jan Covey of California.]

    None of the records show the maiden name of Lydia, wife of Jason Brackston Cox. Since Joel Sturgis Cox was her first son and the name "Sturgis" sounds like a surname it could be that she was Lydia Sturgis, butr we have never found this in any records; it is just a possibility.

    Joel Sturgis Cox married Widow Naoma C. Reasor Hobbs in Lee County, Virginia, on May 24, 1866. She was the mother of three sons. They moved to Wolfe County, Kentucky, and their family is as follows:

    [note from Sharon Kouns skouns7@aol.com - go to his family sheet for the listing of his children]


    BIG ANDY RIDGE (Naming of)
    Source: Early and Modern History of Wolfe County
    page 173
    ..near the mouth of Devils Creek, now known as Big Andy. (This community took its name from a conversation between Dr. Brack Cox and Andy Spencer. Mr. Spencer wanted to donate a portion of his land for a Community Church and name it Spencer. Dr. Cox suggested he donate the land and he would call the settlement Big Andy.)


    From Jan Covey, Dec. 20, 2009:
    Sharon, I just received a letter from National Archives. They have found a Confederate Staff Officer's File for an Acting Assistant Surgeon, B. J. Cox who served from Kentucky in the Confederate States Army. Will forward my findings when I get the actual copies. It probably will take a few weeks. What a surprise!!! --Best Wishes, Jan [P.S. It's possible he was a contract physician. If so, it would explain why he doesn't show up on confederate soldier records.]

    Hazel Green Herald, Hazel Green, KY 17 May 1894

    Dr. B. J. Cox, of Elliottsville, Rowan County, passed through here Wednesday en route home. He had been visiting his sons, Dr. Drack [sic Brack], Samp and Joel, all of whom live in our county. Dr. Cox, sr., was 84 years of age on the 15th of March last but looks to be much younger, and can ride horseback much better than many not half so old. He told the writer that he can ride after night and frequently does so inn the practice of medicine, and that for two years past he has not felt a pain. He has been a tobacco chewer since he was 23 years old, but does not smoke. Dr. Cox is connected with the Rock Spring association of Baptists, and still takes an active part in its affairs. He looks to be in perfect health and from present indications there are yet many years of usefulness before him.




    Jason Cox

    mentioned in the record of B. D. Md Cox

    Name Jason Cox
    Gender Male
    Wife Lydia Sturgeon
    Son B. D. Md Cox



    Name B. D. Md Cox
    Event Type Death
    Event Date 1917
    Event Place , Wolfe, Kentucky, United States
    Gender Male
    Father's Name Jason Cox
    Mother's Name Lydia Sturgeon






    Citing this Record

    "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSZ3-5LT : accessed 6 June 2016), Jason Cox in entry for B. D. Md Cox, 1917.


    Not proven which Braxton Cox:
    Sedalia Democrat Sedalia Missouri 28 Sept 1898 Wed P4
    Ex-Confederates 2nd Annual Reunion of Missouri's old vets.
    In the list was: Braxton Cox, D, Eighteenth NC


    Death of Dr. Jason Cox
    Printed in Hazel Green Herald
    February 20th 1902

    A dispatch from Mt. Sterling to Louisville
    Evening Post, under the date of 14th inst., says
    news has just reached there of the death of Dr. Jason Cox, at his home in Wolfe county. Dr. Cox lived in Rowan county, where he had been practicing medicine for years. Semi-annually or annually he visited his son, Dr. Breck Cox, who lives in the west end of this county, and it was during his last visit that the end came. In passing he always stopped and had a chat with us, but when he passed the last time we were out in town and he left word that he would stop and see us as he passed back. That has been about two months ago. Dr. Cox was a remarkably vigorous man, and practiced his profession right up to the last visit we speak of. He had in his possession papers that showed him to be 107 years old, but he was as active as many at 50. He was a very interesting conversationalist, and could hold one spell bound for hours in listening to a relation of his experience. Some eight years since we met him for the first time, and afterward he never failed to stop and talk for an hour or so. Peace to his ashes.


    Residence:
    Source for residence: Powell County Messenger, Feb. 7, 1996 page 8 by Jim Spencer

    Braxton married Lydia Sturgeon Sturgis or Sturgill Abt 1833, Caldwell Co., North Carolina. Lydia (daughter of Joel Cass Sturgill and Rachel Waters) was born 8 Sep 1809, NC; died 22 Dec 1863, Lee Co., KY; was buried Cox-Hobbs-Spencer Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge,, Lee Co., Ky.. [Group Sheet]


  2. 11.  Lydia Sturgeon Sturgis or Sturgill was born 8 Sep 1809, NC (daughter of Joel Cass Sturgill and Rachel Waters); died 22 Dec 1863, Lee Co., KY; was buried Cox-Hobbs-Spencer Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge,, Lee Co., Ky..

    Notes:

    1860 United States Federal Census
    Name: Lydia Cox
    Age in 1860: 50
    Birth Year: abt 1810
    Birthplace: North Carolina
    Home in 1860: Owsley, Kentucky
    Gender: Female
    Post Office: Spruce Grove
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lydia Cox 50 widowed
    Joel L Cox 25 NC
    Mary Cox 24 NC
    Sampson B Cox 21 NC
    William Cox 18 NC
    Jason B Cox 15 KY
    Lyda Cox 13 KY
    Ambrose Cox 11 KY




    Family Data Collection - Marriages
    Name: Lydia Sturgill
    Spouse: Braxton J Cox
    Marriage Date (Day, Month, Year): 1830
    City: Ashe
    State: NC



    From Jan Covey, Dec. 2009:
    Sharon: When you get time, you might like to check out the following website wherein there is detailed evidence as to the Indian heritage of Rachel Waters Sturgill (wife of Joel Sturgill and likely mother of our Lydia Sturgill Cox who married Braxton Jason Cox). However, the oral tradition seems to vary as does the court evidence.


    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bhreed&id=I06752&printer_friendly

    Children:
    1. Nancy Carolyn Cox was born 1834, NC; died 1920, Ky; was buried Mt. Chapel Church Cemetery.
    2. Joel Sturgis Cox was born 3 May 1835, Wilkes Co., NC now known as Caldwell Co.; died 03 Mar 1918, Torrent, Wolfe Co., KY.
    3. Mary Polly Cox was born 1837, NC.
    4. Sampson David Cox was born 11 May 1839, VA; died 14 Aug 1926, Denison Tp., Lawrence, IL; was buried Zion.
    5. William Allison Cox was born 1841, NC (Family notes indicate he was born in Lee Co., VA); died 06 Nov 1911, Denison, Grayson Co., TX.
    6. Braxton Dickerson Cox was born 15 Mar 1844, Owsley Co., Ky.; died 07 Feb 1917, Campton, Wolfe Co., Ky.; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.
    7. Jason B. Cox was born 1845.
    8. 5. Lydia Jane Cox was born 27 Apr 1846, Kentucky; died 17 Sep 1909, Kentucky; was buried Cox-Hobbs-Spencer Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge,, Lee Co., Ky..
    9. Ambrose Cox was born 1848; died Sept. 1923, Fayette Co., KY.
    10. Elizabeth Cox was born 1850.

  3. 12.  William Zion Hobbs was born abt. 1797, Washington Co., VA (son of Ezekiel Hobbs and Sarah Blubaugh); died 1858, Lee Co., VA.

    Notes:

    1850 Lee Co.,Virginia District 31
    455 472 William Hobbs age 53 farmer b. VA
    Mary 42, b. VA
    Washington 18 b. VA
    Aaron 16 b. VA
    Narvesta 14 b. VA
    Mary A. 12 b. VA
    Catherine 10 b. VA
    William 7 b. VA
    Margaret 5 b. VA
    Jemima 2 b. VA
    William Chrisman 34, b. VA
    Sarah Chrisman 26, B. VA

    1860 United States Federal Census
    Name: Mary Hobbs
    Age in 1860: 54
    Birth Year: abt 1806
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Home in 1860: Western District, Lee, Virginia
    Gender: Female
    Post Office: Jonesville
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Mary Hobbs 54
    Wm Hobbs 16
    Margret Hobbs 13
    Jemima Hobbs 11




    Shown in 1830 Lee Co. VA census. Settled in Turkey Creek, Lee Co., VA.

    William married Mary Spencer Abt 1820, VA. Mary (daughter of Aaron Spencer and Rachel Daugherty) was born 1806, Lee Co., VA; died 1868, Lee Co., VA. [Group Sheet]


  4. 13.  Mary Spencer was born 1806, Lee Co., VA (daughter of Aaron Spencer and Rachel Daugherty); died 1868, Lee Co., VA.

    Notes:

    Shown in the 1830 Lee Co., VA census. Settled in Turkey Creek, Lee Co., Va.

    Children:
    1. Sarah Hobbs was born 1824.
    2. Isaac Spencer Hobbs was born 23 Sep 1826, Va; died 3 Oct 1892, Kentucky; was buried Hobbs-Alexander Cemetery, Wolfe Co., KY.
    3. Washington Hobbs was born Abt 1832.
    4. Ezekiel Preston Hobbs was born 11 Sept. 1832, Lee Co., VA; died 13 Feb 1893, Cedar, KS; was buried Cedar, KS.
    5. Aaron Spencer Hobbs was born 23 Jan 1834, Lee Co., VA; died 21 Oct 1863, Camp Douglas, IL.
    6. Nervesta J. Hobbs was born Jun 1836, Turkey Cove, Lee Co., VA.
    7. Mary Ann Hobbs was born 05 Jul 1838, Lee Co., VA; died 1920, Wolfe Co., KY.
    8. Catherine C. Hobbs was born 1841, VA.
    9. 6. William Zion Hobbs was born 13 Feb 1844, Lee Co., VA; died 18 Apr 1915, Lee Co., KY; was buried Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., Ky.
    10. Margaret E. Hobbs was born Abt 1847.
    11. Jemima Hobbs was born 1849, Yokum Station, Lee Co., VA.

  5. 14.  James Shoemaker was born Abt 1810, VA (son of William Riley Shoemaker and Phebe Ann Spencer).

    Notes:

    Sharon Milich Kouns research

    1850 Owsley Co. Ky Census taken 28th August 1850 Family No. 223
    James Shoemaker, 40, male, farmer, value of property 600 Place of Birth - Va.
    Phenaby, 40, female, born Va.
    Delia, 15, female, born Ky.
    Tempey, 13, female, born Ky.
    William, 11, male, born Ky.
    Viney, 9, female, born Ky.
    Louisa, 6, female born Ky.
    Lydia, 4, female, born Ky.
    Sarah 8/12, female, born Ky.
    Pheby 19, female, born Ky.

    1860 Owsley Co. Ky Census, Swiftsville, Family No. 789 (his son William was Family No. 790]
    James Shoemaker, age 50, farmer, value 1500, personal 200, b. Va. could not read or write
    Feniba age 50,
    Levina, age 18 domestic
    Louiza, age 15 domestic
    Lydia Ann, 14
    Sarah, 11
    Catherine 4

    1870 Wolfe Co., Ky Census Precinct 3
    Shoemaker, James age 60 b. VA
    Ferinda age 60 b. VA.
    Catherine age 14 b. Ky.
    Sparks, Temperance age 17 b. Ky.
    Wyatt, Jane age 75 b. Ky
    [Was Jane a sister to James?]

    Not proven to be same:
    From The SW Virginian, Vol. 1, #3, Wise, VA, page 29, transcribed by Rhonda S. Roberson.



    This is a petition asking the House of Delegates of VA to place a line "fixed along Clinch Mt. and Montgomery line to the Carolina line" to separate them from Washington Co. These inhabitants include those of Clinch River, Mocason Creek, Powels Valley, north branch of Holstein River, and "others." Dated Dec. 9, 1785. Washington Co., VA, is in the far southern section of VA, just before the border into TN and not far from NC.

    Alexander SEAL, James SHEWMAKER, John SHOEMAKER, John SHORT, Thoms. SHORT, David SKAGGS, Solomon SKAGGS, John SKAGGS, Henry SKAGGS, Edwd. SMITH, H. SMITH, John SMITH, Enius SMITH, Elijah SMITH, Wm. SMITH, Wm. SMITH, Eli SMITH, Evens SMITH, Jr., Edward SMOTE, Tom STACY, Masheck STACY, Meshack STACY, Sammuel STALLARD, Edward STAPLETON, Edw. STAPLETON, Isaiah STILLS, Yeah STILS?, John TATE, Thomas TATE, Robert TATE, Jr., Rober TATE, Sr., Richd THOMPSON, John THOMPSON, Wm. THOMPSON, John THOMSON, Saml VANCE, John VANDYETHE

    James — Phenabie Ann Spencer. Phenabie (daughter of Moses Spencer and Elizabeth Deaton) was born abt. 1810, VA. [Group Sheet]


  6. 15.  Phenabie Ann Spencer was born abt. 1810, VA (daughter of Moses Spencer and Elizabeth Deaton).

    Notes:

    not proven to be same:
    U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880
    Name: Phebe Shoemaker
    Gender: Female
    Race: White
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Place of Birth: Virginia
    Estimated birth year: abt 1787
    Age: 83
    Month of Death: May
    Cause of Death: Old Age
    Place of Death: (City, County, State)
    Thomas, Lee, Kentucky
    Census Year: 1870

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth "Betty" Shoemaker was born 8 Aug 1829, Breathitt Co., KY; died 2 May 1902.
    2. Phoebe Ann Shoemaker was born abt. 1831.
    3. Delilah Shoemaker was born 15 Mar 1835, Washington Co., VA; died 23 Oct 1917, Wolfe Co., KY.
    4. Purlina Temperence Shoemaker was born 12 Jan 1837, Breathitt Co., KY; died 06 Oct 1919, Wolfe Co., Ky.; was buried Hobbs-Alexander Cemetery, Wolfe Co., KY.
    5. William Riley Shoemaker was born 1 Feb 1838, Owsley Co., Ky.; died 30 Sep 1877, Wolfe Co., KY; was buried Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., Ky. Alexander farm.
    6. Ludvinia Shoemaker was born 1841.
    7. Louisa Shoemaker was born 1844.
    8. Lydia Ann Shoemaker was born 17 Nov 1847; died 18 Mar 1926.
    9. 7. Sarah Jane Shoemaker was born 13 Oct 1849; died 18 Aug 1904, Lee Co., Ky..
    10. Catherine Shoemaker was born 12 Apr 1856.
    11. Male Shoemaker died Jun 1852.
    12. Male Shoemaker died Apr 1852.