Missouri Family Group Sheet for the John Willis Burton COX Family

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Submitted by: James Porter
Email address: jlp48@att.net

Husband: John Willis Burton COX
Birthdate: DEC-19-1825
Birthplace: Tn.
Death date: APR-24-1899
Place of death: Mercer Co. Mo.
Father: Arthur Willison COX
Mother: Susannah M. LAUGHLIN

Wife: Mary Jane ROCKHOLD
Birthdate: MAY-26-1833
Birthplace: Tn.
Death date: MAY-30-1925
Place of death: Mercer Co. Mo.
Father: Loyd ROCKHOLD
Mother: Jane CONNER


Child no. 1: Jarret Madison COX
Sex: M
Birthdate: JUL-27-1857
Death date: JUL-31-1938
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Child no. 2: Sarah M. COX
Sex: F
Birthdate: ABT 1857
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Child no. 3: Nancy Ann COX
Sex: F
Birthdate: JAN-05-1859
Birthplace: Mercer Co., Mo.
Death date: FEB-03-1932
Place of death: Kansas
Marriage date: AUG-31-1882
Marriage place: her parents home
Spouse's name: W. S. THOMPSON

Child no. 4: Elwysey Eleanor COX
Sex: F
Birthdate: NOV-21-1860
Birthplace: Mercer Co., Mo.
Death date: AUG-30-1913
Place of death: Mercer Co., Mo.
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Child no. 5: Lloyd Porter COX
Sex: M
Birthdate: SEP-03-1862
Birthplace: Mercer Co., Mo.
Death date: JAN-17-1932
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Marriage date: MAR-10-1905
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Spouse's name: Nannie LITTON

Child no. 6: Jasper Alexander COX
Sex: M
Birthdate: OCT-17-1864
Death date: FEB-28-1919
Place of death:
Marriage date: AUG-14-1890
Marriage place: Mercer Co., Mo.
Spouse's name: Eliza Agusta DUNCAN

Child no. 7: Elizabeth Jane COX
Sex: F
Birthdate: APR-20-1866
Birthplace: Mercer Co., Mo.
Death date: NOV-20-1898
Place of death: Mercer Co., Mo.
Marriage date: SEP-08-1886
Marriage place: Ravanna, Mercer Co., Mo.
Spouse's name: William BROWN

Child no. 8: Mary Viola Madora COX
Sex: F
Birthdate: MAR-18-1869
Birthplace: Mercer Co., Mo.
Death date: JUL-16-1934
Place of death: Mercer Co. Mo.
Marriage date: FEB-04-1896
Marriage place: Mercer Co., Mo.
Spouse's name: Joseph Preston HAMPTON

Child no. 9: Thomas Willis COX
Sex: M
Birthdate: MAR-02-1872
Death date: SEP-04-1960
Place of death: California
Marriage date: MAR-04-1904
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Spouse's name: Chrome Ann HAMPTON

Child no. 10: Tipton Burton COX
Sex: M
Birthdate: JAN-12-1880
Death date: MAR-20-1881
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From 1880 Sommerset twp Mercer Co. Census
John W. B. COX Self M Male W 54 TN Farmer MD MD
Mary J. COX Wife M Female W 42 MO Keep House TN KY
Jarrit M. COX Son S Male W 21 MO Farm Labor TN
Nancy A. COX Dau S Female W 20 MO At Home TN ---
Elurysey COX Dau S Female W 19 MO At Home TN ---
Lloyd P. COX Son S Male W 17 MO Farm Labor TN -
Alexander COX Son S Male W 16 MO Farm Labor TN
Elizabeth J. COX Dau S Female W 14 MO At Home TN ---
Madora COX Dau S Female W 11 MO TN ---
Thomas COX Son S Male W 8 MO TN ---
Lloyd ROCKHOLD FatherL M Male W 72 TN Laborer VA PA
Jane ROCKHOLD Wife M Female W 70 KY KY VA

* From http://www.thomology.com/ Thompson family website 4/1/05
* Tombstone reads "JWB Cox died Apr. 24 1899 aged 73y 4m 5d".
* Also found notes stating John W B Cox was born in Kentucky.
* He was licensed to preach in 1873 and ordained into the Baptist Church in 1875.
* Obit:
J.W.B. Cox was born December 19th, 1826, and departed this life April 24 at 6 o'clock,
1899, aged 73 years, 4 month and 6 days. He was born in the state of Tennessee, and at the
age of 11 years moved to Jackson Co., MO with his father and mother and seven brothers and
sisters, he being the seventh. James the oldes, Jarret T. Mary Ann, Hugh P., Elisabeth
Jane, Sarah C., Margaret E. and J.W.B. Cox are the names of the family of Wilson and
Susannah Cox and they have all passed away except Margaret,who is only waiting for her
lord to call her home.
At the age of 17 J.W.B. Cox moved to Mercer Co., where he made his home until God called
him away. He joined the Baptist Church in the year of 1871, was licensed to preach the
gospel in 1873 and was ordained about 1875. He was married to Mary Jane Rockhold in the
year of 1856. He has left his companion 4 boys and 3 girls and 15 grandchildren. Two of
his children had gone on before to a better land, one in infancy and the other, Elizabeth
J. Brown, who has preceeded him about 5 months, and died so happy in Jesus and having her
friends stand around her bed and her **ther hold her Bible open so she could look on its
sacred pages to the last. But how soon does a generation pass away? J.W.B. Cox was loved
by all. He was a minister of the Gospel in word and deed. No one ever came to him for aid
but what he would help them. He was a Good Samaritan to all, his house was open to receive
the orphans and he was a father to them all. How sadly he will be missed by al and
especially at home when they gather around the dear old family altar at night, oh, then,
how he will be missed! Yet his works will follow him for how can we ever forget who have
heard his kind exhortations and warnings and prayers.
His sufferings were very great during his illness of nine days but he shouted and praised
God all day the day he took sick. He said from the first day of his sickness that he would
not get well and he has gone to his erernal rest.
The funeral sermon was preached by J.R.Nordyke and J.D.Houston from Job 14:1 to a large
concourse of people.
Weary toiler thy work all done And they soul into glory gone, Eternal life with its crown
now won, God giveth the rest. Rest from all sorrows and watching and fears, Rest from all
possible sighing and tears, Rest through God's endless wonderful years, At home with the

* Below notes from http://www.thomology.com/
* Notes with tombstone are: COX Mary J. May 30, 1925 Age 87y, 4d, Same stone with John W.
B. Cox, Dau of Loy & Jane Rockhold, Born in Carroll Co., MO.
* Obit:
Mrs. Mary J. Cox, A Well Known Old Resident, is dead
By Obie Davenport
Mrs. Mary Jane Cox, an old and highly respected lady of the north part of the county, died
Saturday at her home. The funeral was held Sunday at the family home and was conducted by
Rev. W E Kauffman, assisted by Rev. Tye and Rev. Houston. Interment was in the Laughlin
Mary Jane Rockhold, daughter of Loyd and Jane Rockhold was born in Carroll County, Mo.,
May 26, 1837. She was one of a family of eleven children, all of whom preceded her in
death except her brother, Richard L Rockhold and another brother in California. She moved
to Mercer County with her parents, when a child. She was married to the Reverand Burton
Cox, Oct 23, 1856 and through their long wedded life she was an exemplar companion, kind,
loving, faithful and self-sacrificing. To this union nine children were born. Jarret M,
Mrs. Nancy A Thompson, Brewster, Kans., Miss Ellen deceased; Mrs Madora Hampton,
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the same motherly kindness and gentle she reared a large number of homeless and orphan
The hospitality of the Cox home was shared and enjoyed by the entire community for many
years. And it has been quite often said that no one was permitted to the leave the Cox
home at meal time without breaking bread with this fine old family. Since her husbands
death she had lived with her devoted sons, Jarret and Porter in the old home. Her daughter
had offered her the comforts of her home but she preferred to remain under the old roof
until the end. The children were ever ready to make any sacrifice for their dear old
mother's comfort and pleasure. The relatives assembled to celebrate her birthday May 26,
and although she was bedfast at the time she greatly enjoyed the occasion very much and
was glad they all came home to spend the day.
She was reared by devoted Christian parents was early in life became a member of the
Christian church. Later she with her husband, who preached the gospel for more than a
quarter century, united with the Baptist church in 1871. She departed this vale of tears
to dwell for ever with the pure and Holy. She had for several days been happy singing "I'm
Going Home to Die No More." The morning of her death she prayed that the Savior might come
and take her home. And, with her passing there comes to our minds this phrase from the
Inspired word. "Well done thou good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful, over a
few things. I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of the Lord."