32. Henry Cox & 33. Ann Madison [VA, TN]
~ 1730, Henry born in Goochland Co., VA; s/o 64. John Cox and 65. Elce Alice Hix.
~1734, Ann born in Caroline Co., VA; d/o 66. Roger Madison & 67. Elizabeth Taliaferro.
~1753 Henry lived in Elizabeth City, VA working as a bricklayer. (S) Henry Cox deed to Joseph Akin.
6/14/1753, Henry granted 400 acres in a land patent by VA Colony. (S) Lunenburg Co., VA Deed Bk3, PP326-7.
6/15/1753, Henry deeded the same 400 acres in Lunenburg Co., VA on Keath’s Branch to Joseph Akin for 40 schillings. (S) Lunenburg Co., VA, Deed Bk3, PP326-7.
5/22/1650, Henry involved with 8 others in a land deal. (S) C&P, 1934, PB2, P195.
1753–1761 Henry married 1st Elizabeth Richardson, died bef. 1773.
3/17/1761, Henry in Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg Co., VA, sold land inherited by Elizabeth from her father to: John Cox of Goochland Co., about 200 acres of land in Goochland Co. on the branches of Licking Hole Creek for 120 pounds. Henry sold to Thomas Dawson of Goochland Co., about 100 acres of land in Goochland Co. on the branches of Licking Hole Creek for 40 pounds. (S) Cumberland County, VA, Deed Bk8, P126-7. (S) Goochland Co., VA, Deed Bk8, P132-3.
5/6/1761, Henry mentioned in a Jacob Kolb Memorial deed. (S) SCDA&H, S-111001, V14, P54, I2.
3/23/1763, “John Pigg of the County of Amelia of the one part and Henry Cox of the County of Cumberland of the other part”; for £124 “Current Money of Virginia” Henry bought 100 acres in the “Parish of Raleigh and County of Amelia”. (S) Amelia Co., DB-8, PP104-106.
1/4/1764, Henry appointed guardian for some “Richardson” children – probably nephews and nieces. (S) William and Mary College Qtrly. Hist. Mag., Vol. XX 1911-12. Reprinted 1966, P23.
5/6/1765, Henry bought, from Godfrey Jones, for 100 pounds property on Arecamp Creek in Charlotte Co., VA (formed from Lunenburg Co. in 1764). (S) Charlotte County., VA, Deed Bk1, P31-2.
8/19/1767, Henry agreed to pay 102 pounds, 4 schillings & 10 pence for property in Charlotte Co., VA. This was a 196 acre parcel, a 150 acre parcel, and 2 slaves. (S) Charlotte County, VA. Deed Bk1, P389. The sale was never proven.
4/5/1773 Henry married 2nd Ann. “Know all men by these presents that We Henry Cox & Roger Madison Charlotte County are held and firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lord King George the third &c. in the full & Just sum of Fifty pounds Current money to be paid to our said lord the King his Heirs & Successors to which payment well & Truly to be made We do bind ourselves Jointly & Severally our Joint & Several Heirs Exhorts & Admits firmly but these presents Sealed with our Seals & Date this 5th day of April 1773. The Condition of the above obligation is such that Whereas there is a Marriage Suddenly intended to be Solemnized Between the above bound Henry Cox and Ann Madison (Spinster) of the said County Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said Marriage then this Obligation to be void other wise to remain in full force & Virtue.” /s/ Henry Cox (Seal). /s/ Thomas Read. /s/ Roger Madison (Seal). (S) Marriage Bond Henry Cox & Ann Madison Charlotte Co., VA, 1773.
1774, Henry Cox had an Ordinary License at Benidick Alderson’s place on King’s Road. These were Stage Coach stops, inns, court houses if none were near by, and meeting places for the community. (S) “Charlotte County ... Rich Indeed” by Timothy S. Ailsworth.
12/2/1777, Henry bought 202 acres for 100 pounds. (S) May Court 1778. Halifax County, VA, Deed Bk. ?, P37, Recorded: 5/21/1778.
10/1/1778, Henry bought 200 acres in Halifax Co., VA, on Childers Creek for 100 pounds. (S)
Halifax Co., VA, June Court 1778. DB11, P323-4. Recorded 8/19/1779.
2/1/1781, Henry bought 374 acres for 40 schillings from the Commonwealth of VA, in Halifax Co., on Bulls Creek. (S) Halifax Co., VA, 1781 DB–C, P35.
1782, Henry paid personal property taxes for 6 whites, 3 blacks, 1 horse and 1 mule. (S) Halifax Co. Personal Property Tax List.
(S) 1782 Continental Census, VA, Halifax Co., P23. Henry Cox.
1/11/1784, Henry & Ann sell 200 acres in Halifax Co. for 100 pounds. (S) Halifax Co., VA, Deed Bk13, P68.
(S) 1785 Continental Census, VA, Halifax Co. Henry and 3 others.
9/19/1785, Henry inherited 30 schillings sterling from his father. (S) No. 64 Family notes.
1786, Henry has 4 land grants in Fayette Co., KY totaling over 4000 acres.
(S) 1787 Halifax Co. Personal Property Tax List. Henry Cox.
4/28/1789, Ann named as “Ann Cox” in will of her father Roger Madison.
(S) 1790 Census, NC, Randolph Co. One of two Henry’s [both in NC], this one appears to have the more correct family listing. Henry’s sister Glaphery is also in NC at this time. This Henry is listed with multiple other Cox families. See CD Census Record 32-1790.
5/31/1796, Henry bought 87 acres in Jefferson Co., TN on the north bank of the Nolichucky River for $660. (S) Jefferson Co., TN, 295/101, Registered: 11/4/1796.
10/25/1797, Henry sold to John Cox (his son) the 87 acres in Jefferson Co., TN on the north bank of the Nolichucky River for $666. (S) Jefferson Co., TN, 151/84, Registered: 12/16/1797.
5/8/1809, Henry’s Last Will and Testament. (S) See Family notes.
~1809 Henry died in Blount Co., TN. Buried on Middle Settlement Road, Blount Co., TN.
Aft. 5/8/1809 Ann died; and is buried on Middle Settlement Road, Blount Co., TN.
• Blount Co. was formed when NC ceded the TN terr. to the US govt. in 1789.
• Henry Cox, Land Patent, 1753, Lunenburg Co., VA.
”George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith & to all to whom these presents shall come Greeting know ye that for divers Good Causes and Consideration but more especially for and in Consideration of the Sum of Forty Shillings of Good and lawful Money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia we have Give Granted and Confirmed and by these presents for us our Heirs and ____ do Give Grant and Confirm unto Henry Cox one Certain Tract or parcel of Land containing four Hundred Acres lying and being in the County of Lunenburg on Heaths branch and Bounded as followed to wit beginning at a Corner Hickory of Richard Foxes Thence down the said Branch as it meanders three Hundred and Sixty Poles to a Gum in Francis ? Line by a Small Branch thence along his line east one hundred and thirty two Poles to a Red Oak Corner of the said ? Thence along his lines North Ten degrees West two hundred and eighty three Poles to a Hickory in Foxes Line thence along the same South sixty three degrees West Sixty two Poles to the first Station with all woods under-woods swamps marshes Low-grounds meadows Feedings and his due share of all Veins mines and Quarries as well discovered as of discovered within the bounds aforesaid and being part of the said Quantity of Four Hundred Acres of Land and the Rivers Waters and Water Courses therein contained together with the Privileges of Hunting Hawking Fishing Fowling and all other Profits Commodities & Hereditaments …whatsoever to the same or any Granted Premises and every part thereof with their and every of their Appurtenances unto the said Henry Cox and to his Heirs and Assigns for ever to the only use and Behoove of him the said Henry Cox his Heirs & Assigns for ever to be held of us our Heirs and Successors for every fifty Acres of Land and so proportionally for a Lesser or Greater Quantity than Fifty Acres the Fee Rent of one Shilling Yearly to be paid upon the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel and also cultivating and Improving three acres part of every fifty of the Tract above mentioned within three years after the Date of these presents Provided Always that if three years of the said Fee Rent shall at any time be in Arrears and unpaid or if the said Henry Cox his Heirs or Assigns do not within the space of three years next coming after the Date of thence Presents Cultivate and Improve three Acres part of every Fifty of the Tract above mentioned Then the Estate hereby Granted shall lease and be utterly determined and thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for us our Heirs and Successors shall think fit in witness whereof we have Caused these our Letters Patent to be made witness our Trusty and __beloved Robert Dinwiddie Esq. our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the Seal of our said Colony the Fourteenth Day of June One Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty three In the Twenty Sixth year of our Reign.” /s/ Robt Dinwiddie
• Henry’s will: “In the name of God Amen I Henry Cox of the state of Tennessee and County of Blount being of sound and perfect mind and memory do make constitute and appoint this my last will and testament Disannulling all others I constitute this as follows my last will Viz: Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Ann Cox all my estate both real and personal during her widow hood, I also appoint that Margaret Madison shall have a complete maintenance out of my estate while she continues to live with my family and at the decease of my wife Ann Cox I give and bequeath to my son Jack Cox Sixty cents, also Curd Cox my son Sixty cents, Tolliver Cox my son Sixty cents. Clemens Cox and Nathaniel Cox sixty cents each and all the rest of my estate personal after the decease of my wife to be equally divided between my three children Namely Betsey Soffell, Ambrose Cox, and Nancy Cox only this exception that Nancy shall have a good bed and Furniture extraordinary Item I give my youngest son Samuel Cox after my decease Sixty cents and I hereby appoint Jack Cox and Samuel Soffell executors of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I Henry Cox have set my hand and seal this 21st day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and seven Signed sealed and delivered by the said Henry as his last will and testament in a presence of us this 8th day of May 1809.” … /s/ Henry Cox (Seal). (S) TN Will Bk1 1799-1858.
Child of Henry and Elizabeth:
i. John (Jack) M Cox, born bef. 1762 in Little River Roanoke, Charlotte Co., VA.
John is named first in the will, and as an executor, so he is likely the oldest.
10/21/1799 John married Sally H Kelly, born 1782 in VA.
5/8/1809, mentioned in Henry’s will – “Jack”.
1860, Sally died in TN.
ii. Curd Cox, born 1762, Little River Roanoke, Charlotte Co., VA.
“Curd” was the maiden name of his maternal grandmother – Mary Curd.
(S) Rev War Pension Application.
~1778, Curd moved with his family to Halifax Co., VA.
11/1780, Curd enlisted in the Revolutionary War serving under Gen. Green, Col. Cocke, & Capt. McDaniel. He fought at the battle of Guilford, NC. He was discharged 9/1781.
1783 Curd married Susannah Overton, born in 1765.
(S) 1785 Continental Census, VA, Halifax Co. Curd and his wife.
(S) 1787 Halifax Co. Personal Property Tax List. Curd Cox.
Bef. 1800 Curd moved to TN.
4/12/1805, Curd accused of trespassing. (S) Civil Court, Knox Co., B4, P341.
5/8/1809, Curd mentioned in Henry’s will.
6/10/1809, Curd purchased 2000 acres in Knox Co., TN for $500. (S) Gravestone.
2/10/1810, Curd paid for supporting a pauper, John Bowman. (S) Williamson Co., TN, Tax Receipts, Box 5, Folder 32. [??? Williamson Co.]
3/10/1814, Curd given $10 for the burial of John Bowman. (S) Civil Court, Knox Co., B8, P97.
1/11/1817, Curd assigned to a jury duty in April. (S) Civil Court, Knox Co., B9, P18.
4/7/1817, Curd served jury duty. (S) Civil Court, Knox Co., B9, P25&26.
1/22/1821, Curd appointed a road Commissioner. (S) Civil Court, Knox Co., B10, P18.
8/23/1832, Curd appeared in the Court House of Knoxville to apply for his Revolutionary War pension.
(S) 1840 Census, TN, Knox Co. n: “Sr”; age 70–80, wife 70–80. Curd is also listed as a 77 year old Revolutionary War pensioner. Either he or Susannah is not able to read and write. There is a Curd Cox Jr. listed in Knox Co., born 1810–1820, that is probably a grandson.
1840–1850 Susannah died.
12/21/1850, (S) 1850 Census, TN, Knox Co., Sub15. Widower. He is a farmer whose real estate is valued at $2000.
12/19/1850, (S) 1850 Slave Schedule, TN, Knox Co., Sub15. Curd has 5 slaves: 2 m, 3 f.
11/17/1853 Curd died in Knoxville, Knox Co., TN. He as Susannah are buried in a private cemetery in Knox Co. Will proved 12/5/1853. Sons John & James exectors.
John M Cox, born 10/16/1787 Halifax Co., VA. (S) 1850 Census, TN.
James H Cox, born 1791 Halifax Co., VA.
He married Elizabeth ?, born 1790 in VA. (S) 1850 Census.
(S) 1840 Census, TN, Knox Co. Age 50-60; wife 40-50; multiple children; lives next to Richard.
Richard Wit Cox, born 1792 Halifax Co., VA.
He married Mary ?, born 1807 in TN. (S) 1850 Census, TN, Knox Co.
(S) 1840 Census, TN, Knox Co. Age 40-50; wife 30-40; multiple children; lives next to James.
Henry Cox, born 1800 Knox Co., TN.
He married Elizabeth ?, born 1800 in VA. (S) 1850 Census.
(S) 1840 Census, TN, Knox Co. Age 40-50; wife 30-40; multiple children.
Moses E Cox, born 1801 Knox Co., TN.
He married Mary ?, born 1803 in TN. (S) 1850 Census.
(S) 1840 Census, TN, Knox Co. Age 30-40; wife 30-40; multiple children; 60-70 yr old female – probably his wife’s mother.
Children of Henry and Ann:
iii. Taliaferro (Tolliver) M Cox, born 1775 in Little River Roanoke, Charlotte Co., VA.
(S) Will of Roger Madison66.
1786, Petit Juror, Edgefield Co.
4/28/1789, Taliaferro named in the will of his grandfather. (S) No. 66 Family notes.
11/08/1801 Taliaferro married Honor Wood, born 1770.
(S) 1810 Census, SC, Edgefield Co. b: 1765–1785. 2f:10–15. 1f:16–25, 1f:26>44.
12/10/1813, Tolliver was a Coproral on the payroll of the Edgefield Co. SC Militia State Troops, Capt. John Miller’s Co., (S) SC Militia payroll document.
(S) 1820 Census, SC, Edgefield Co. b: 1775–1795. 1m:<10, 2f:>45. He has 12 male slaves and 6 female slaves.
9/1/1825, Tolliver made his will naming Honor the executrix. (S) Edgefield Co., WB–C, P269. No other relatives are mentioned in the will.
2/5/1828 Tolliver died in Edgefield Co., SC.
4/1831, Honor died in Edgefield Co., SC.
iv. Nathaniel Hall Cox, born 7/4/1780 in Halifax Co., VA.
5/8/1809, Nathaniel mentioned in Henry’s will.
4/11/1811 in Jefferson Co., TN, Nathaniel married Elizabeth Smith Talbot, born 9/22/1796 in TN.
(S) 1820 Census, KY, Whitley Co.
(S) 1830 Census, TN, Blount Co., WD. Married with 5 sons and 4 daughters.
8/15/1835, Nathaniel a witness to the will of William Humphries. (S) Blount Co., TN Will Book 1.
2/13/1839 Nathaniel died in Louisville, Blount Co., TN.
1860, Elizabeth died in TN.
v. Clement Cox (16), born ~1781.
vi. Elizabeth Cox, born 3/14/1783 in TN.
9/9/1802 in Jefferson Co., TN, Elizabeth married Samuel Saffell, born 8/8/1777 in MD.
5/8/1809, Elizabeth mentioned in Henry’s will – “Betsy” along with her husband who was named an executor.
(S) 1830 Census, TN, Blount Co. f:40–50.
(S) 1840 Census, TN, Blount Co. f:50–60.
9/28/1850 Samuel died in TN. (S) Will of Margaret Madison. (S) Blount Co., TN, Will Bk 1.
11/20/1850, (S) 1850 Census, TN, Blount Co., Louisville. Elizabeth a widow.
6/1/1860, (S) 1860 Census, TN, Blount Co., Louisville. Elizabeth is living with her son Henry C, who is a lawyer. Her real estate is worth $3000, and her personal estate $5000.
5/25/1861, Elizabeth died in Blount Co., TN.
Henry C Saffell, born 1803 in TN. (S) 1850, 1860 Census.
(S) 1870 Census, TN, Blount Co., Louisville. Single, living with Charles.
Charles P Saffell, born 1825 in TN. (S) 1850 Census.
~1850 he married Marianne ?, born 1834 in TN.
(S) 1860 Census, TN, Blount Co., Louisville. 4 children; lives close to his mother.
Mary M Saffell, born 1833 in TN. (S) 1850 Census.
vii. Ambrose Cox, born 3/1789 in TN.
5/8/1809, Ambrose mentioned in Henry’s will.
10/30/1810, Ambrose sold to his brother John “two negros Vilet, 20 yrs of age, and Charles about 15 yrs of age” for $700. (S) Blount Co., TN, Deeds. Deed Book 1, 1795-1819, P127.
1814 Ambrose married Mary Martha Rhea, born 1794 in Louisville, Blount Co., TN.
(S) 1830 Census, TN, Blount Co., WD. Ambrose married with 5 sons and 3 daughters.
8/26/1836, Ambrose died in Louisville, Blount Co., TN.
4/22/1855, Mary died in Blount Co., TN.
Samuel T Cox, born 1813 in Blount Co., TN. (S) 1850 Census.
(S) 1860 Census, TN, Blount Co., Louisville. Samuel lives with his brother John.
John B Cox, born 1826 in Blount Co., TN. (S) 1850 Census.
He married Ann M ?, born 1835 in TN.
(S) 1860 Census, TN, Blount Co., Louisville. Married; no children.
James Cox, born ~1828 in Blount Co., TN. (S) 1850 Census.
Cyrus S Cox, born 1832 in Blount Co., TN. (S) 1850 Census.
~1853 he married Nancy E ?, born 1837 in TN.
(S) 1860 Census, TN, Blount Co., Louisville. Cyrus lives next to John; 3 children.
Sarah A Cox, born 1834 in Blount Co., TN. (S) 1850 Census.
(S) 1860 Census, TN, Blount Co., Louisville. Sarah lives with her brother John.
viii. Nancy Cox, born 1804 in Blount Co., TN.
5/8/1809, Nancy mentioned in Henry’s will.
(S) 1830 Census, TN, Bedford Co. Nancy has a 50-60 year old woman living with her, possibly Margaret of 1846.
2/3/1846, Nancy is given 6 slaves and other goods in the will of Margaret McElwee. (S) Blount Co., TN, Will Bk 1, P166.
10/25/1850, (S) 1850 Slave Schedule, TN, Blount Co. Nancy has 4 slaves: 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 1 child male, 1 child female.
6/1/1860, (S) 1860 Census, TN, Blount Co., Louisville. Nancy is a farmer living alone. Her real estate is valued at $700, and her personal estate at $3000.
1872, Nancy died in Louisville, Blount Co., TN.
ix. Samuel Cox, born ~1807 in Blount Co., TN.
5/8/1809, Samuel mentioned in Henry’s will as the youngest son.