History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1881
Cox, John Biography
Cox, John, from England about 1708, settled in the neighborhood of Kennet, and is supposed to have been the father of Richard Cox, who married, 3, 26, 1712, Margaret Potts, of Abington Monthly Meeting. The children of Richard were Anna, b. 8, 29, 1713; Sarah, b. 12, 15, 1715; Richard, b. 2, 17, 1718; Jonathan, b. 6, 11, 1720; Joseph, b. 2, 18, 1723; Benjamin, twin with Joseph; John, b. 8, 9, 1725. In 1728 they removed near to the Schuylkill River, and Richard died in Vincent township about 1760.
Benjamin Cox and Elizabeth, his wife, had children, - Richard, Margaret, Jonathan, William, Joseph, Hannah, Mary, Sarah, Benjamin, and John. William, born 12, 21, 1751, married, 6, 15, 1780, at Goshen Meeting, Lydia Garrett, daughter of Thomas and Hannah, of Willistown, where they settled. Their children were Hannah, Benjamin, John (of Longwood), Abner, Thomas, Elizabeth, Levi, Jonathan, Lydia, and William.
Source: History of Chester County, J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope; Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts & Co.; 1881.
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