In a newspaper article from the Ozark, Dale Co AL Southern Star dated 5 Aug 1903, William Fletcher Cox writes of old times. He states: 'My great grandfathers came over from Ireland at an early day. They were of Scotch and Irish blood, and settled in North Carolina about the middle of the 18th century, the sir names of both being Cox. My grandfather Edward Cox married Nancy Cox, and they moved to Georgia where they lived awhile and then moved to AL on the Pea river. My grandfather had three brothers. They followed Daniel Boone's track west. My grandmother had two brothers who moved to AL, Charles Cox settling in Russell Co and Manuel (probably Emanuel) Cox in Barbour Co in about 1816 or 1817. Edward Cox I1 was born in 1750 in Ireland. William Fletcher Cox stated that both of his father's grandfathers came over together from Ireland in the middle 1700s but provided no other details. He further stated that they were both named Cox. Much of the Cox information comes from Emmett Cox Jr of Point ClearAL, nephew of Dera Mae Cox who was the wife of Alto Lee Casey.1
In 1769, the 96th District was one of the new districts formed in South Carolina to replace the Anglican parishes.
Edward married Unknown woEdwardCoxI bef 1775. According to great grandson,William Fletcher Cox, three of Edward Cox's sons followed Daniel Boone westward.2
[BOLD:] In 1789, Pendleton Co 96th District SC was established in the NW corner of the state from Indian lands. [:BOLD] In 1791 it became part of the Washington District which was formed from the 96th District.
Edward Cox was the Head of Household in the census in 1790 in Pendleton Co, 96th Dist, SC. Edward Cox: males 1<16, 2>16; 7 females, no slaves.3
[BOLD:] In 1789, Pendleton Co Washington District SC was renamed Pendleton District. [:BOLD].
Edward Cox was the Head of Household in the census in 1800 in Pendleton District, South Carolina, 1800, 1826. Edward Cox: Males 1<10, 1>45 (bef 1775); females 2<10, 1>45.2
Edward Cox was the Head of Household in the census in 1810 in Pendleton District, South Carolina, 1800, 1826. Edw Cox: males 4<10, 1>45 (bef 1765); 1<10, 1 10-15, 1 16-25, 1 26-44.4
Edward Cox was the Head of Household in the census in 1820 in Pendleton District, South Carolina, 1800, 1826. Edward Cox: males 1-10, 1 10-15, 1 16-18, 1 16-25, 1>45 (bef 1775); females 2<10, 1 26-44; 3 foreigners not naturalized.5
[BOLD:] In 1826, Anderson District was established from the Pendleton District of SC. Pendleton District was dissolved. [:BOLD].
Edward Cox was the Head of Household in the census in 1830 in Anderson District, South Carolina, 1826, 1828. Edward Cox Sr: males 1 5-9, 1 60-69 (1761-1770); females 1 10-14, 1 15-19, 1 50-59 (1771-1780). No slaves. Too young.6
Edward Cox had the following children:
One World Tree. Custom Id: 4; ancestry.com.
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