John L. Wiles

Male 1900 - 1971


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John L. Wiles was born 11 Mar 1900 (son of Isaac Wiles and Mary Ellen Cox); died 30 Mar 1971; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Isaac Wiles was born 14 Jul 1856; died 20 Sept. 1933; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.

    Notes:

    There is an Effie Wiler b. 1870 d. 1932 in the Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY. How does she fit into this family?

    Isaac — Mary Ellen Cox. Mary (daughter of Braxton Dickerson Cox and Elizabeth Spencer) was born 25 Aug 1871; died 27 Jul 1910; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Mary Ellen Cox was born 25 Aug 1871 (daughter of Braxton Dickerson Cox and Elizabeth Spencer); died 27 Jul 1910; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.

    Notes:

    This is what I have found I hope you can follow this. I have dated the picture sometime in 1898 and here are my reasons for doing so.
    1. The mystery family in the pictures fits Mary Ellen Cox/Wiles and Isaac Wiles and their children. At this date (1898) they would have been as follows Braxton D. 5yrs born 1893, Louis 3yrs born 1895, William 1yr born 1897 Elizabeth born 1898, John L born 1900, Samuel born 1902, Rhoda born 1905 and Cora born 1907. The second picture of just this family would have included the first 5 children born and have been taken probably around 1901 after John and before Samuel.
    2. The next identifier of the 1898 date would be that Rose's daughters are pictured Naomi and Dorothy. Naomi would have been 1yr and Dorothy 2 yrs at this date. One probably just turned 1 yr and the other ready to turn 3 yr. This also fits.
    3. Next would be the other woman first thought to be Mary Ellen. This I believe is Lucretia. I have found a 1910 census that states that Clement Holmes was living in Ohio with his elderly father Solomon at this date. This would mean that he and Lucretia were not married yet nor would they have been married in 1898 when the picture was taken. So this was her still as a single woman with no children. This also fits the picture.
    4.The last facter would be that my great-gandfather Sampson D. was born in 1889. This would have made him 9yrs in 1898. This also looks to be accurate.

    So conclusion would be that the mystery family portrait would Mary Ellen Cox/ Wiles Isaac Wiles Braxton D., Louis, William, Elizabeth and John L. If you look closely at both pictures you can see that the 2 boys first thought to be possible twins are really not that close in age. Note the hieght difference in the sepia photo. Also I will go so far as to say that the mystery picture of the little girl is Elizabeth Wiles.

    Now I will say that I still believe that the last name here is probably Wiler and not Wiles.
    I have attached the documents that I used to reach this conclusion and you check things for yourself. Got any other mysteries you need throw them at me this was fun!!!

    Samantha Elam, descendant of Dr. BD Cox

    Names from the 1910 Census Clark Co., KY.


    Courier Journal 15 June 1906
    MRS. WILER WANTS DIVORCE
    ALSO $10,000 OF HER HUSBAND'S MONEY.
    Campton, Ky, June 14. - (Special) - Mrs. Isaac Wiler, of this county, this morning filed a suit in the Circuit Court against her husband, Isaac Wiler, for divorce and $10,000 alimony. The plaintiff is the daughter of B. D. Cox, a prominent physician of this city, and the defendant is one of the wealthiest and most prominent merchants of the county. Attachments were issued for the property of the defendant to secure the amount of any judgment for alimony that might be obtained.

    Children:
    1. Braxton D. Wiles was born abt. 1893.
    2. Lewis N. Wiles was born 01 Aug 1894; died 04 Feb 1920; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.
    3. William C. Wiles was born abt. 1897.
    4. Elizabeth Wiles was born abt. 1898.
    5. 1. John L. Wiles was born 11 Mar 1900; died 30 Mar 1971; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.
    6. Samuel F. Wiles was born 01 Mar 1902, Wolfe Co., KY.
    7. Rhoda C. Wiles was born abt. 1905.
    8. Cora F. Wiles was born abt. 1907.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  Braxton Dickerson Cox was born 15 Mar 1844, Owsley Co., Ky. (son of Braxton Jason Cox and Lydia Sturgeon Sturgis or Sturgill); died 07 Feb 1917, Campton, Wolfe Co., Ky.; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.

    Notes:

    1880 United States Federal Census
    Name: Brackston J. Cox [father living with son]
    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

    1910 United States Federal Census
    Name: Braxton D Cox
    Age in 1910: 66
    Estimated birth year: abt 1844
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
    Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
    Spouse's name: Elizabeth
    Home in 1910: Campton Ward 1, Wolfe, Kentucky
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Braxton D Cox 66
    Elizabeth Cox 60
    Sampson Cox 20
    Stewart Cox 17
    Catherine Reynolds 23
    Elizabeth Reynolds 3
    William H Reynolds 1
    Jesse Legg 26


    Sources: Cox and Kin by Bruce K. Cox, 1986
    Wolfe Co., Ky 1870 Census, Hazel Green, Pct. 4, #18, farmer, $1047 in property
    1900 Census, #120-126

    Hazel Green Herald, Sept. 17, 1896 ? Dr. Breck Cox, of Jackson, was visiting in Hazel Green Sunday night and Monday, mixing pleasure and business.


    Hazel Green Herald, Thursday, October 29, 1896 page 5
    The Kentucky Valley Medical Association met in regular session at Jackson, October 23 and 24, 1896. The meeting was called to order by the president. Minutes of previous meetings read and approved. The president then read an opening address which was well received by all the members present. Papers from several of the associations were read and enjoyed by all. Dr. R. D. Cox, sr (sic B. D. Cox), was re-elected president; Dr. R. D. Cox, jr, (sic B. D.) vice president, and Dr. B. Littlepage secretary. The next meeting will be held at Torrent, May 28 and 29, 1897.

    Hazel Green Herald, Thursday, Feb. 4, 1897 page 1
    Dr. B. D. Cox left for Louisville Sunday morning, where he intends taking a special course in surgery.

    Hazel Green Herald, Thursday, May 20, 1897 page 5
    The Kentucky valley medical association will convene at Torrent on May 28 and 29. A banquet will be given by Dr. B. D. Cox, sr., president of the association. Good music and a special program arranged by Drs. Bush, Pryse and Irvin will be rendered. The Clark county medical society will meet with them. A cordial invitation is extended to all.


    Hazel Green Herald, Thursday, June 3, 1897 page 4
    The K. V. M. A.
    Proceedings of the fourth semi-annual meeting of the Kentucky Valley Medical Association held at Torrent, Ky., May 28 and 29, 1897.
    The following members were present: Dr. B. D. Cox, sr., Dr. W. G. Daily, Dr. B. D. Cox, jr., Dr. H. H. Stamper, Dr. Proffit, Dr. J. H. Stamper, Dr. W. R. bush, Dr. C. B. Baker and Dr. B. Littlepage.
    The president, Dr. B. D. Cox, delivered the address of welcome. Several members had papers, which were read and discussed by all, of great interest to the medical fraternity.
    Dr. W. B. Bush, as an honorary member of the society, also read an interesting paper on dentistry.
    Drs. J. H. Stamper, J. W. Ishmale and B. Littlepage were appointed a committee to arrange a program for the next meeting.
    The society was given a banquet by Dr. B. D. Cox, sr., the spread consisted of birds, fish and all the delicacies of the season, which was enjoyed by all present.
    Dr. J. W. Ishmael and Dr. Hamblin were made members of the association.
    Music and dancing was brought into while away the fleeting hours and make thehearts of the doctors glad.
    The meeting was one of the most successful that has been held, and while it was not attended as it should have been, it was a howling success in every sense of the word.
    Moved and seconded that the association invite the doctors of Clark and Montgomery counties to join us. Carried.
    The association begs to extend to Mr. and Mrs. Gaines their heart-felt thanks for their kind and hospitable treatment.
    The next meeting will be held at Clay City, Ky., September 24th, 1897. B. Littlepage, M. D., Secretary.

    Hazel Green Herald, Thursday, September 16, 1897 page 1
    The Republican senatorial convention held at this place Saturday nominated Dr. B. D. Cox, of this county, for state senator. Mr. Cox was placed in nomination by S. H. Hurst, seconded by Benj. Sewell; Mr. Adams was placed in nomination by Maj. W. J. Seitz, of west Liberty, seconded by Mr. Cisco, of the same place. Maj. Seitz made the speech of the convention. His eloquent plea for Uncle Jonce Adams adds new laurels to his crown as an orator. Cox will be defeated in November. Sept. 13. Supple Jack.

    Hazel Green Herald, Thursday, October 14, 1897 page 1
    Hon. A. D. Roberts, Democratic candidate for state senator in this district is a nice man and would make a good senator. He has fought many battles for his party and now asks to be remembered by electing him to the senate of Kentucky. Bro. Roberts has preached a great many funerals in his day and he will preach the funeral of Dr. B. D. Cox on the first Tuesday in November. Oct. 11 Supple Jack.

    Hazel Green Herald, Thursday, October 21, 1897
    Elder Roberts, who has been preaching at the Caskey school house for a few nights, and carrying his senatorial canvass along as a side line, was seen by your correspondent at Grassy church Sunday, and the way he was shaking hands was a-plenty. Dr. Cox, his opponent, was there, as were also Asa Pieratt and John Tolson, candidates for the legislature. But the last named three are not in it when it comes to shaking hands with the preacher.

    --(column Maytown Missiles) Dr. Cox, of your county, was in town last week in the interest of his senatorial race.

    Hazel Green Herald, Thursday, October 28, 1897 page 1

    (column Lee City Lilacs)Dr. B. D. Cox, candidate for state senator, was the guest of Dr. Carroll last Sunday night.

    Hazel Green Herald, Thursday, March 24, 1898 page 1
    Dr. B. D. Cox, of Torrent, was in town Saturday. The doctor is being urged by his friends all over the 10th district to become a Republican candidate for Congress.


    Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929
    about Braxton D. Cox
    Name: Braxton D. Cox
    Birth Date: 1845
    Death Date: 13 Feb 1917
    Death Place: Campton, KY
    Type Practice: Allopath
    Medical School: Kentucky School of Medicine, Louisville: Transylvania University Medical Department, 1889, (G)
    JAMA Citation: 68:727
    Cause of Death: disease, liver



    See photo above of the family that goes with this story.

    CORRECTION by S. Kouns....the Dr. Cox that was murdered in Jackson, Breathitt Co., was married to Cordelia Caldwell. She died in 1903 of typhoid fever shortly after her husband's assassination. Her brother, Jerry Cardwell, had killed a brother of Judge Hargis several years prior. Dr. Cox and Cordelia had 4 children. I have the names of 3, Lucy, Edward and Breck.

    Dr. Braxton Cox & Family
    Dr. Braxton Cox's Family (around 1902). Caption which appeared in the April 2006 issue of The Kentucky Explorer under the Cox family photo....

    [Sharon has been in touch with William R. Cox. He did not write the article and apologized for the errors made in stating that this Dr. B. D. Cox was the one assassinated. It was the nephew of this Dr. Cox that was assassinated. Several of us are trying to identify the rest of the people in the photo. If you know, please email me at skouns7@aol.com THANKS]

    "William R. Cox, ..., shares this photo of his great-great-grandfather, Dr. Braxton D. Cox, and other family members. Dr. Braxton D. Cox (seated front center) was the victim of a brutal murder in Jackson, Breathitt County, Kentucky. He was probably the least involved and the least participating victim of the Hargis-Cockrill feud. He was only 36 years old when he was ambushed in the heart of Jackson by hired men said to have been members of the Hargis-Callahan clan. Born on December 27, 1866, Cox was of a poor family. He worked hard for his education and was on his way to fame as a doctor when he met his untimely death. The useless assassination took place on Sunday night, April 13, 1902. According to townsmen, the night was one of bright, clear conditions. Dr. Cox had made a late visit to his office in the Crawford Building. This building is at the corner of Court and Main streets on the same side of Main as the courthouse. The time was about 8:15 p.m. He had just come out of his office. He proceeded to cross Main Street to go down Court Street to his home near the corner of Cherry and Court. At that time the Hargis Brothers? Mammoth Department Store occupied the corner of Main and Court in the site now occupied by Citizens Bank. Directly behind the store was a barn belonging to James Hargis, used as stables. It was here, inside the barn, that the assassins waited. Later, rumors placed Curtis Jett, Tom White, and William Britton in the barn. The trio waited until Cox walked within 20 feet of their hiding place, then opened fire with deadly shotguns. Death came within minutes. The death cries of Cox were reported to have been heard by Judge Hargis and Ed Callahan who were conveniently located on the second story porch of the Hargis home, located on the site of Breathitt County High School. Hargis is reported to have later said to a friend, "When the guns fired, I heard him bellow like a damned bull, then I knew the boys had him." Whether true or not, the newspapers of the day really played up the Hargis comment. The news of Cox's death swept through the town. The names of Cox's murderers were whispered and probably known by half of the town. However, later an attempt to convict any assassins failed. The people of Jackson and Breathitt County showed what they thought of Dr. Braxton D. Cox when many hundreds attended his funeral. Very soon after Cox?s death his young wife followed him to the grave. Some say she died of a broken heart. Cox is buried in what is now the Marcum Heights Cemetery in Jackson. (Also shown in the photo, seated at far right, is Rose Profitt. She lived on a farm at Slade where Lil? Abner Motel is today.) Readers may find the complete story, which is only a small part of the last Breathitt County feud that involved many prominent families, in Volume 4, No. 1 (May 1989) of The Kentucky Explorer magazine. Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the magazine are now available on compact disc. See page two for details." - Elisha Richardson, Kentucky Explorer


    Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953
    Name: B D Cox MD
    Death Date: 7 Feb 1917
    Death Location: Wolfe
    Residence Location: Wolfe
    Age: 72
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: White
    Birth Date: 15 Mar 1844
    Birth Location: Kentucky
    Father's name: Jason Cox
    Father's Birth Location: North Carolina
    Mother's name: Lydia Sturgeon
    Mother's Birth Location: North Carolina




    Source: History of Wolfe Co., Kentucky
    THE LIFE OF DR. BRAXTON D. COX FROM BIRTH TO HIS DEATH IN CAMPTON, February 7, 1917 (by Mrs. Katherine Riggs)

    Dr. Braxton D. Cox was born on March 15, 1844 in Owsley County, Kentucky. His parents came from old Virginia in a covered wagon not long before Braxton's birth. He was the son of Dr. Braxton Jason Cox and Lydia Cox. In 1861, when they were beating drums calling volunteers for the Civil War, Braxton D. Cox, 17 years of age, walked up and volunteered in Company G, 8th Regiment of the Kentucky Infantry. He went through many hard battles on Lookout Mountain, at Chicamauga and other points. On the 20th of September 1863, in the evening of the last day of the fight at Chicamauga, Braxton was wounded, his collar bone was broken and his right ankle dislocated. Two days after the others in the 8th Regiment reached their quarters or camp in Chatanooga, Cox was brought to camp unable to travel or to be on duty for several months. On August 17, 1865, he received an honorable discharge from the service.

    He came to Wolfe county, Kentucky, 16 miles from what is now Campton, to what is now called Big Andy [Ridge]. He bought a farm of 300 acres, all in woodland. He cut timber, rived boards, and built himself a log house on this farm, just a one room cabin, 18x18 feet, with a stone chimney dobbed with clay mud and a wood fire place.

    In the year 1869, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Spencer of Lee County, Kentucky, from the place which is now called St. Helens. She was the daughter of Goolie and Phoebe Ann Spencer. They started their married life on the farm in the little log cabin. Elizabeth proved a real good wife and helpmate. They worked, prospered and finally built a nice big farm house, sealed and weatherboarded it, and painted it white. To this union were born nine children.

    In 1886, Mr. Cox went to Louisville and attended medical collage until he received his doctor's diploma. His wife and children worked on the farm. They raised corn, oats, hay, potatoes, and all kinds of garden produce, as well as cattle, horses, sheep, chickens, and had lots of things to sell.

    When he went to Louisville they were pulling street cars with mules. While he was there in College they got electricity. He saw the first electric street car start. He said everyone was thrilled to see something like that running without some animal pulling it.

    He came home with his medical diploma and began practicing medicine in 1889. Following his return from Louisville, two more sons were born in the family. They reared ten of their children to adulthood, and all had married but two younger sons when they left the farm and moved to Campton in 1904.

    All who knew him said he was one among the best citizens and doctors that Wolfe County ever had. On Feb. 7, 1917, Dr. Cox died at his home in Campton; leaving to mourn his wife, Elizabeth Spencer Cox; four daughters, Mrs. Loucretia Holmes of Congress, Ohio; Mrs. Rose Profitt, Slade; Mrs. Florence Profitt, and Mrs. Katherine Reynolds, both of Campton; five sons, Sherman, Brack, Dr. John L., Samp and Stewart Cox; and 44 grandchildren. At this date (Dec. 1954) all of his children have passed away except Mrs. Rose Profitt, Mrs. Katherine Reynolds Riggs and Sampson D. Cox. He was the grandfather of Mr. W. H. Reynolds of Jackson, Ky., and Mr. James B. Reynolds and Mr. J. T. Reynolds, both of Lexington.

    (Given by Katherine Riggs of Campton, who has all those old dates given by her father. She also has his discharge papers from the Army and the old deed to the farm he bought in 1865.)



    Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953
    about B D Cox MD
    Name: B D Cox MD
    Death Date: 7 Feb 1917
    Death Location: Wolfe
    Residence Location: Wolfe
    Age: 72
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: White
    Birth Date: 15 Mar 1844
    Birth Location: Kentucky
    Father's Name: Jason Cox
    Father's Birth Location: North Carolina
    Mother's Name: Lydia Sturgeon
    Mother's Birth Location: North Carolina



    Name: Braxton Cox
    Birthplace: Kentucky
    County: Wolfe, Campton
    Relatives: Wife Elizabeth 60, Kentucky
    Son Sampson 20, Kentucky
    Son Steward 17, Kentucky
    Daughter Catherine Reynolds 23, Kentucky
    Daughter Elizabeth 03, Kentucky
    Grandson Wiliam 01, Kentucky
    1 non-relative

    Enumeration District: 0195
    Visit: 0206
    Color: W
    Age: 66


    Jan Covey and I have come to the conclusion that the Braxton Cox Jr. mentioned in the medical articles with Braxton D. Cox Sr. is the nephew of Sr. and not his son.
    from Jan:
    Dr. John L. Cox was still alive in 1918 when he certified for the death certificate of Joel Cox that I recently sent to you. Also, it was definitely the son of Sampson that got killed as was indicated in the news article you sent me and because the Brack [Doc] in the museum photo was only 18yrs old in 1900 and would have been only 15 yrs old in 1897 when KVMA was using the Sr/Jr. I think KVMA started the Sr/Jr thing to keep straight the two doctors and the concept was perpetuated even though they were not a father/son but a uncle/nephew relationship. --Jan


    Hazel Green Herald KY 3 Sept 1908 Thu page 1
    Dr. B. D. Cox last week filed a damage suit in the Wolfe Circuit court against Prof. E. E. Whiteside, in behalf of his minor son, Sampson, alleging that his son had been wrongfully and without warrant of law suspended from school and asking damages in the sum of $500.



    The Clay City Times (Clay City, KY) 15 Feb 1917 Thur Page 1
    Mrs. Profitt was called over to Campton Thursday by the sudden death of her father, Dr. Brack Cox. He was one of the most prominent men of Wolfe County, and his death was a great shock to a wide circle of friends.


    The Clay City Times 29 June 1911 Thur.
    Excerpt ? has list of living:

    ?Fifty years ago this Sept. the 8th Regt., Ky., Vols, Inft., rendezvoused at Estill Springs; and all members of said 8th Regt. Who are still living and able to be so, are earnestly requested to rendezvous Sept. 21, 1911, to hold a two day reunion of the Estill Springs Camp ground. Come in boys and let us take a farewell peep at each other and have a two day good time. (signed) Dr. B. D. Cox, Campton, Ky.

    Braxton married Elizabeth Spencer Abt 1867. Elizabeth (daughter of Goolman Spencer and Phebe Ann Shoemaker) was born 25 Mar 1850; died 22 Jun 1926; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY. [Group Sheet]


  2. 7.  Elizabeth Spencer was born 25 Mar 1850 (daughter of Goolman Spencer and Phebe Ann Shoemaker); died 22 Jun 1926; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.
    Children:
    1. Martha Ann Cox was born 27 Aug 1869; died 17 Jan 1870; was buried Cox-Hobbs-Spencer Cem., Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.
    2. 3. Mary Ellen Cox was born 25 Aug 1871; died 27 Jul 1910; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.
    3. Lucretia Cox was born 1874.
    4. William Sherman Cox was born 05 Jan 1875; died 1940; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.
    5. Rose Belle Cox was born 1877; died 1961; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.
    6. Florence Cox was born 07 Apr 1882; died 17 Nov 1943; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.
    7. Braxton Jason Cox was born 14 Apr 1882; died 17 Nov 1945, Cedar Grove, WV; was buried Cox Cem., Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.
    8. John Logan Cox was born Aug 1884; died 09 Jun 1951, Wolfe Co., KY.
    9. Katherine Cox was born 08 Aug 1886; died 15 Jul 1968, Fayette Co., KY.
    10. Sampson David Cox was born 16 May 1889; died 20 Jan 1960.
    11. James Stewart Cox was born 10 Oct 1893, Wolfe Co., KY; died 17 May 1938, Campbell Co., KY.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  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. 13.  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. 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. 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. 14.  Goolman Spencer was born abt. 1824, VA (son of Moses Spencer and Elizabeth Deaton); died 8 Sept. 1894, Powell Co., KY.

    Notes:

    Family History Center, Microfiche #6051075 pages 97-99, book name, (?), Kentucky Happenings.
    Has Goolman Spencer, also reads: "...he was in the Civil War and is buried in Powell Co., Ky."
    Book also reads:
    "Goolman Spencer was born about 1824 in VA. and died Sept. 8, 1894. He served in the Union Army, was a private in Co. K 8th Ky. Regiment. He was supposed to have had a fair complexion, blue eyes and auburn hair - stated his war record which is on file in Washington, D.C. Goolman was married in about 1840 to Phoebia Ann Showmaker (sic), "who was born about 1825 and died April 17, 1899. Goolman and Phoebia were the parents of nine children: 1. Jacob C. Spencer, born c 1844 and died about 1869 on the Kentucky River in Lee County, Ky. He was married in about 1866 to Melvina Moore, born 6-26-1846 Owsley Co., Ky. She died Sept. 21, 1932 in Menifee Co., Ky. Jacob and Melvina were the parents of two sons: Greenbery 1867-1939, who was married to Eliza Jane Javens and Kate Day; James William 1868-1939, married Lou Suiter. Jim and Lou Spencer are buried on the Merlin Spencer farm in Menifee county.


    1860 United States Federal Census
    Name: Goolsman Spencer
    Age in 1860: 33
    Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Home in 1860: Owsley, Kentucky
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Proctor
    Value of real estate: View Image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Goolsman Spencer 33
    Phebe Ann Spencer 27
    Jacob C Spencer 16
    Sarah J Spencer 13
    Metilda Spencer 11
    Elizabeth Spencer 9
    Moses Spencer 7
    William Spencer 6
    Phobe Spencer 4




    1870 Thomas, Lee Co., KY Census
    #55 Spencer, Goolman age 46 b. VA
    Phebe age 44 b. VA
    Moses age 18 b. KY
    William age 18 b. KY
    Hannah age 12 b. KY
    Emanuel age 4 b. KY
    Anthony age 2 b. KY
    Gum, Edy age 23 house keeper
    Shoemaker, Phoebe age 83 b. VA

    Goolman married Phebe Ann Shoemaker Abt 1840. Phebe (daughter of William Riley Shoemaker and Phebe Ann Spencer) was born 1825, VA; died 17 Apr 1899. [Group Sheet]


  4. 15.  Phebe Ann Shoemaker was born 1825, VA (daughter of William Riley Shoemaker and Phebe Ann Spencer); died 17 Apr 1899.
    Children:
    1. Jacob C. Spencer was born abt. 1844; died Abt 1869, on Ky River in Lee Co., KY.
    2. Sarah J. Spencer was born abt. 1847.
    3. Matilda Spencer was born abt. 1849.
    4. 7. Elizabeth Spencer was born 25 Mar 1850; died 22 Jun 1926; was buried Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY.
    5. Moses Spencer was born 20 Dec 1852, Owsley Co., KY.
    6. William Spencer was born 23 Jan 1855, Owlsey Co., KY.
    7. Phoebe Spencer was born abt. 1856.
    8. Hannah Spencer
    9. Emmanuel Spencer
    10. Anthony Spencer