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Re: FAMILY OF JOHN COX 1765-1822
Posted by: Tina Beller (ID *****9353) Date: June 12, 2006 at 12:41:28
In Reply to: FAMILY OF JOHN COX 1765-1822 by Betty Lee Battreal of 674

This is all I have on William Cox but he could be buried in the OLD PISGAH CEMETERY in Carroll Co. TN. ALL the tombstones are now gone but for WILLIAM L. ROGERS his wife NANCY, and SETH MARTIN and SUSAN JORDAN. We have the following list of those buried in OLD PISGAH METHODIST EPISCOPAL CEMETERY in Carroll Co. TN which is different than the PISGAH CEMETERY in same county. Tina

First though here is 1855 Land Division Deed by Heirs of WILLIAM ROGERS when they sold their fathers land to WILLIAM COX of Carroll Co. TN :

Transcribed by : Tina Rogers Beller

1855 27 August 1855, Carroll Co. TN Deed Book L, pps. 208-209, B. F. Harrison, Registar. This indenture made the twenty third day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty ( five ? ) by and between Basil Rodgers, Ezekiel Rogers, James Rogers, Frederic Rogers, William R. Rogers, Joshua A. G. Rogers, Nathaniel Edwards and wife Alcy ( Alcey ) Edwards, Wm. Green & wife Minty Green, Purity Green, Nancy Rogers, William Cottingham and wife Nancy E. Cottingham legal heirs of William Rogers, Deceased of the County of Carroll and State of Tennessee one the one part, and WILLIAM COX of the above name county on the other part witnesseth that the said Basil Rodgers and William Rogers heirs for and consideration of the sum of four hundred and fifty dollars to them in hand paid the receipt is hereby acknowledged and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said WILLIAM COX his heirs and assigns a certain tract or parcel of land situate in Carroll County and state above named on the waters of Big Sandy Cherry Creek Range 3 and Section 4., beginning on a Post Oak ( ?) ( illegible ) the SW corner of entry Entry No. 1489 for 50 acres on the North Boundary of Entry No 2523 running (illegible ) north with the west boundary line of the said Entry No 1489 202 ( illegible ) to a large forked white oak with ( illegible, frontage ? ) Thence west to and with the South Boundary of Wm. Rowland's No. 175 in all 110 ..( illegible ..) corner of the same a stake north ..( illegible ) thence south 2113 poles to a black ( Jack ? ) with Black Jack ( illegible ) ..Thence east ( illegible ) to a stake with small black ( illegible ).Thence east 17 poles to the beginning by estimation 138 acres of land be the same more or less and all the estate right title interest and claim and demand of them the said Basil Rogers and legal heirs of Willi Rogers Dec'd. of in and to the said land mentioned unto the said Wm. Cox his heirs, assigns. . . In witness where of the said Basil Rogers and above named heirs of Wm. Rogers Dec'd. has herunto set their hand and seals in the presence of : W G D B Rogers - James F. Rogers
Purity Green ( Seal ) Ezekiel Roger ( Seal )
Wm. Cottingham ( Seal ) W. R. Rogers ( Seal )
Nancy C. ( X ) Cottingham ( Seal ) Nathaniel Edward ( Seal )
Frederick Rogers ( Seal ) Wm. Green ( Seal )
N. G. Rogers ( Seal ) J. A. G. Rogers ( Seal )
Basil Rogers ( Seal ) Alcey Edwards ( Seal )
Minty ( X ) Green ( Seal ) James Rogers ( Seal )
State of Tennessee, Carroll County} Personally appeared before me Wilbourn H. Graves, Clerk of the County Court of said County, Ezekiel Rogers, W. R. Rogers,( Nathaniel Rogers & Edwards ) Wm Green ( ? ) G Rogers & James Rogers and Purity Green with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that they signed the above Deed for the purposes therin contained and on the day it bears date and also personally appeared before me personally and apart from their husbands Alsey Edwards and Minty Gren from their husbands Nathaniel Edwards and Wm. Green acknowledged that they signed the above deed of their own free will and choice without compulsion or fear from their said husbands and also personally appeared before me W G D B Rogers and James F. Rogers witnesses subscribed who being duly sworn, dispose and say they are well acquainted with Wm. Cottingham Nancy C. Cottingham Frederic Rogers N G. Rogers and Basil Rogers who acknowledged that they signed the above deed for the purposes therein contained and on the day it bears. Date witness my hand at office August 27th 1855. W. H. Graves, Clerk. Came to hand 5 o'clock PM August 27, 1855. B. F. Harrison, Reg

Per Knox Martin, who also has family members buried in OLD PISGAH Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, he had the following data from following book and his own notes :
As found in the three volume "Cemeteries of Carroll County"

E.A. Cox, son of E.A. Cox, April 14, 1877-August 1, 1879
Dau. of J.D. and N.C. Cox, September 21, 1885-September 19, 1886
Elizabeth Cox, wife of James Cox, May 1, 1897-September 19, 1886

John W. Edwards, D. January 3, 1963, Age 78 years
Mrs. Ida Hooper, April 1, 1871-December 21, 1907
William Jordan (no dates)
Susan Jordan, wife of William Jordan, December 12, 1810-October 11, 1873
Seth Martin, son of J.G. and N.M. Martin, August 21, 1863-April 6, 1873
E.A. McMackin, December 18, 1850-December 27, 1878

Basil Rogers, Died July 9, 1856, aged 62 years, 3 months, 8 days
Rebecca Rogers, wife of Basil Rogers, died August 26, 1850, about 66 years
Wm. Rogers, died February 1842, age about 72
Nancy Rogers, wife of Wm. Rogers, died March 24, 1860, age 85 years, 2 months,8days

Josephine D. Rowland, wife of John W. Rowland, December 26, 1851-May 15, 1876

NOW HERE IS ALL I HAVE FOR WILLIAM COX and wife PURITY. The name of PURITY has passed on for generations in our ROGERS families from Montgomery/ Anson/ Stanly Co's NC to Carroll Co. TN. and their descendants. I have no info that says that PURITY is a nickname for this wife of JOHN COX or if it is an actual given name for her, or whether she is related to our ROGERS in Carroll Co. TN. If it is a given name for her, she would be approximate age as our WILLIAM L. ROGERS b. 1770 NC who is living in Civil Dist. 17 CARROLL CO. TN near the COX families. William Rogers had 3 UNKNOWN sisters who were born between 1765- 1780 approximately in NC. If Purity Cox were one of our ROGERS it would make sense for our ROGERS to sell the WILLIAM ROGERS land to her and her family. But that is just my guess. - Tina

Descendants of John Cox

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN2 COX (MOSES1) died Unknown. He married (1) SUSAN UNKNOWN Bef. 1788. She died Unknown. He married (2) PURITY UNKNOWN Bef. 1791 in Carroll County Tennessee. She died Unknown.

Per Tina Rogers Beller files :

Within our ROGERS family in Montgomery Co. NC who moved to Carroll Co. TN are many females named PURITY ROGERS. More research needs to be done to establish if PURITY UNKNOWN who md. JOHN COX had a ROGERS name or if that is just a nickname and she has other SURNAME than ROGERS. You will find PURITY ROGERS also in NC who stayed in that state and are yet also of our same line of ROGERS in Carroll Co. TN. - Tina Rogers Beller, Sept. 09, 2004.


Per Jere Cox on Dec. 29, 2003 :

In North Carolina John Cox wife name was sarah. I assume she was the Mother. Purity is what she is called in Carroll Co. Don't know if same woman. Jere

From Carroll Co. TN Website :

4 Feb 1822
Contact Sherlie Glosson for information on this family

(Page 1)

In the name of God, Amen, I John Cox of the County of Carroll and State of Tennessee being weak in body but of perfec mind and memory knowing the uncertainty of this life do make and ordain this my last will and testament, first I recommend my Soule to almighty God who gave it and my body to the grave to be interredin christian like manner as to my worldly estate which it pleased God to bless me with I do will in manner and form as follows: (viz) I will that my beloved wife Purity Cox have all my estate during her natural life I also will that my executors do sell my waggon hindkeer Rifle gun and Ball horse and gray mare and with the proffits arisin from the sale of the above and the money I ahve on hand, I will that they purchase land for the bennefit of my beloved wife Purity Cox during her natural life and at her decease the said land to be purchased to be equally divided between my beloved sons William and James Cox I do also will that my beloved Daughter Sally Cox have one good bed one cow and calf one Side Saddle one flax wheel I also will my beloved Daughter Rhoda Barnhart have Twenty Five Dollars I also will that my Son in Law Peter Culp have one dollar. I also will that at the decease of my beloved wife Purity Cox that my negro girl Nancy and all the ballance of my property not heretofore willed be equally divided between my Daughter Sally Cox and Sally Culp and Nancy Mc Makin my Niece I do hereby make and ordain this my las Will and Testament revoking all others by me made as witness my hand and Seal this forth day of February in the Year of Our Lord one thousand Eight hundred & twenty two.

Samuel G Sayle Jur
William Robison Jur

John Cox (Seal)
his mark

State of Tennessee ) September Term, 1822
Carroll County Court)

I Gwin Clerk of said court do certify that the last will and Testament of John Cox decd was duly proven in open court by the Oathes of Samuel G. Sayle & William Robison the subscribing witness & ordered to be recorded.

Edward Gwin clerk
       i.       WILIAM3 COX, b. Abt. 1795; d. Unknown; m. RACHEL RIBLIN; d. Unknown.

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