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Re: Solomon Cox / Mary Norris
Posted by: scott hensley (ID *****2865) Date: January 16, 2012 at 21:43:46
In Reply to: Re: Solomon Cox / Mary Norris by Sarah Clark of 1222

I found in a book of Johnson co, Mo history a paragraph mention of a Solomon Cox who moved to Oregon.

History of Johnson County, Missouri
Ewing Cockrel
Copyright 1918 Topeka Publishing

Page 281

Early Settlement.

The first permanent settlement in the territory now comprising Centerview township was probably made about 1832. Solomon Cox a native of Kentucky, settled on section 1 on the east side of Brier creek in 1832, where he built a log cabin, and remained until 1848. Mr Cox was a Missouri pioneer coming to the state long before it was admitted to the Union. He was known as "Uncle Solomon", was a frugal and industrious man and while living in this township he accumulated about 400 acres of land. This he sold at ten dollars an acre in 1848, when he left for the Pacific coast. He was a man of roving and adventurous nature and thus his onward march across the plains and over the mountains.

My best guess is Mary Norris is buried very near the location of his cabin.

Jesse Cox Solomon's father was the first white man to settle on the West side of the Missouri river in the area. Jesse is also a very intresting man. Jesse and family are documented in Lafayette county, Missouri history.

Permanent white settlement in the vicinity of Arrow Rock apparently began around 1810, five years before
the end of the Indian Wars. The 1881 Saline County history credits Kentuckian Jesse Cox with being that
area's first settler. In 1810, Cox is said to have built a log house and cleared a patch of land in the
timbered hills. He was soon joined by members of his family and a son-in-law, William Gregg.2 Many
settlers were related or at least acquainted before their arrival, facilitating the diffusion of Southern culture.


If you will research the following books I believe most all of them are connected to our cox family.

Solomon Cox of Cole Creek is our Cox family. I think he was Solomon T Cox grandfather maybe gg grandfather.

One of his descendants joined up with the Mormans I believe his name was Jehu Cox. The mormans have documented Jehu's ancestors. Our ancestors appear in Jehu's records.

1. COX "The Cox Family in America: A History and Genealogy of the Older
Branches of the Family From the Appearance of Its First Representative
in This country in 1660", by Henry Miller Cox. New York, 1912, 325p.
2. COX "History and Genealogy of the Cock-Cocks-Cox Family Descended From
James and Sara Cock of Killingworth Upon Martinecock, in the Township of
Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, by George William Cocks, New York,
1912, 345p.
3. COX "Joseph Cox, Ancestors and Descendants", by Stanley M. Cox. {Kansas
City, Mo?] , 1955, 144p.
4. COX "Descendants of Solomon Cox of Cole Creek, Va, and other early Cox
Ancestry of the Cole Creek Coxes", by W.E. Cox, Wytheville, VA, 1955 88p.
5. COX "Our Cox Family, the Direct Ancestors and the Descendants of William
Addison Cox (1842-1919) Whose Wife Was Sally Ann Smith (1840-1915)", by
Earl Weaver, Mason, Mich. 1969, 42p.
6. COX "Some Descendants of JOhn Cox and Patience Piggot in the Old
Northwest Territory", by J. Bernard Benson, San Luis Obispo, Calif, 1976,
7. COX "Cox Family Outline", by Elizabeth Berry Buffa, Pacific Palisades,
Calif., 1977, 34, 9 p.
8. COX "Genealogy Jesse Jame Cox Family, Wayne Co, North Carolina", by
Beatrice and Florence Cox, n.p., n.d., 10p.
9. COX "Cox-White Correspondance and Family Records", by Theodore Edison
Perkins and Lucile Wood White [Greensboro, NC], 1879, 353p.
10. COX "The Cox Family", by Karen Cox Whlwend. Omaha, 1`983, 24p.
11. COX "Coxes of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1708-1978", by Priscilla L. C.
Richardson, Gurnee, Ill., 1984, 256p.

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