Book of Origins -Genealogy of Isobel Kemp Cox Complied by Marion Buckley Cox,branching back to a witness of the signing of the Magna Carta
Bailey's (6th Ed) Photo=Ancestral Record with Supplements.. A comprehensive genealogy of the Cox Family dating all the way back to the early 1600s with some branches of the family reaching back even further. The Cox family has a rich history where they were both apart of or witness to some of the major events in American and English History. From witnessing the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215, to being one of the first settlers of New Amsterdam (modern day New York City) and Hartford, CT. The genealogy narrative indicates family participation in the Boston Tea Party and BaconÂ’s Rebellion in 1679. The book itself was designed by the Rev. Frederic W Bailey, and it is his sixth edition of the Photo-Ancestral Record Book. Recorded in the book are the names, location of birth, and birth and death dates for each branch of the family tree. Where the complier of this genealogy knew; added in are burial locations, when individuals immigrated to America, including the ship they traveled on, as well as notations on where she discovered this information. Photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, family letters, and other ephemera adorn the pages throughout this treasure. As one continues to read through this genealogy it almost seems as though there wasnÂ’t one important event or figure in American history that was not connected to this family.Family Connections and Family Lore of Note: The Temple branch of the Cox Family Tree is said to be descent from the famous Lady Godiva and the Earls of Mercia. George Yeardley, whose ancestor witnessed the signing of the Magna Carter, was one of the first settlers in Jamestown, and three time colonial Governor of the British Colony of Virginia. Â His wife, Temperance Flowerdew, was one of the witness to the Last Will and Last Testament of John RolfeÂ’s, husband to Pocahontas. Hamutal Hammond Welsh (1735 â€“ 1815) Â“conceived a great dislike for her husbandÂ”, apparently tried to kill him several times, even burning down their barn at one point. Captain John Clapp, who later became the Clerk of the First Provincial Assembly in New York, is said to have barely escaped being eaten by an alligator in South Carolina. William King and his wife Dorothy came to America and settled in Salem. After converting to Quakerism, suffered persecution at the hands of the local government in the 1660s. The family ghost story of Â“Aunt SwanÂ”, Elizabeth Donnell, wife of General John Swan, who dreamt that Death himself was coming for her, and a week later mysteriously died suddenly. It is said her ghost still haunts the house she died in, and she has become known as the Â“Lady in WhiteÂ”. Elias Nexen (1740 â€“ 1831) was appointed first Collector of the Port of New York under the Continental Congress. Jacob Bump served with General James Wolfe during the French and Indian War and participated in the taking of Quebec in 1759. John Donnell owned the Â“Willow BrookÂ” house for a time in Baltimore, Maryland, which housed the famed Â‘oval roomÂ’. This house was one of the first times, besides the White House, that an oval room was used in America. Gustav Lurman, who served in the 1st Maryland Cavalry, CSA, during the Civil War was saved by Â“Aunt CharlotteÂ”, an African American woman who hid him when he crossed the northern lines while on duty. Enos Bronson, or Â“Uncle EnosÂ” was an editor for the Federalist Gazette of the United States, and supposedly took over Benjamin FranklinÂ’s printing press.
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