Biographical Sketch of James A. Cox

James A. Cox, farmer; P. O. Westfield, Clark Co.; was born in Hutton Tp. Oct. 26, 1846; his parents came to this county about the year 1829, and were among the first settlers; his mother died Feb. 2, 1877; his father is still living, in Cumberland Co., Ill.; the subject of this sketch remained with his parents until he was 25 years of age, when he married Miss Lucinda R. Morris (daughter of Janie,: Morris, of Clark Co.) March 21, 1872; shortly after his marriage, he moved to a farm on Sec. 11, remaining there until the fall of 1872, when he moved from there, in the month of March, 1877. and came to where he now resides, on Sec. 12, farming seventy acres. His wife was born Oct. 1, 1855; they had three children, two living – Lillie M. (born May, 15, 1873), Eva J. (born Aug. 16, 1877), and one deceased-Ella (born Jan. 31, 1875; died June 27, 1876). His brother Anthony, was born in August, 1837, and lived with his parents up to 1862, when he enlisted in Co. K. 123d I. V. I., and was killed at the battle of Perryville, Oct. 8, 1862, and lies buried in Parker Graveyard, Hutton Tp. Mr. Cox’s father was a native of Kentucky, and his mother of Alabama; his father settled on Sec. 1 of this township, and, after his marriage, moved to See. 2, and from there to Cumberland Co., in 1878, near Prairie City, and is still living at the age of 65 His family consisted of six girls-Martha J. (now Mrs. J. Strader), Lucinda (now Mrs. William Rhoden), Phoebe (now Mrs. Wm. L. Lenan), Jemima (now Mrs. Daniel Lee), Ella and Dovey, and three boys, one living, the subject of this sketch, as above.



Chapman Brothers Portrait and biographical album of Coles County, Illinois Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887.

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