Biographical Sketch of Adam Cox

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Adam Cox, farmer; P. O. Westfield; was born in Hutton Tp. July 26, 1840. His father, Anthony, was one of the first settlers of this county, a native of Virginia; he was married twice, his first wife being Miss Gilbert, and his second wife Miss Eliza Fuqua; his father died when the subject of this sketch was quite an infant; his mother still lives near her son, between 65 and 70 years old; at the age of 21, Mr. Cox married Miss Mary Garrison (daughter of Peter Garrison, another of the early settlers), on Dec. 5, 1861, and soon after moved upon a farm, on Sec. 2, and, two years afterward, moved on to Sec. 1, and in March, 1878, came to where he now resides, on same section; he owns 294 acres, 224 of which is improved. His wife was born Dec. 26, 1842; they had seven children, six living – Charles W., born Sept. 28, 1862; Orval, April 3, 1867; Luella M., Sept. 16, 1868; Claudius C., Nov. 4, 1871; Azaro, Oct. 28, 1872, and Ahnorinda, Nov. 10, 1875, and one deceased, Barthena, born Feb. 12, 1864; died, June 28, 1864.

MLA Source Citation:

Chapman Brothers Portrait and biographical album of Coles County, Illinois Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887. Web. 27 January 2015. - Last updated on Oct 21st, 2011

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