Looking for ancestors of Philip A Cox/Coks b1818 from Pendleton District, SC

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I'm looking for parents, siblings, etc. of Philip A Cox (or Coks)—1818-1882 (Cox-21037) from Pendleton District, SC. He died in Cumming, Forsyth, Georgia. All sources spell his last name "Cox"—except for an 1860 census form in which it is spelled "Coks". He was a farmer. 

I suspect he could be a descendant or at least a relative of Philip Cox (1755 - 1834) (Cox-4325).

I'm certain Philip A Cox (Cox-21037) was the father of 12 children—including James Andrew Cox—1861-1930 (Cox-21036). I just haven't gotten around to adding all of them yet.

I can provide much more info if needed. Just ask!

WikiTree profile: Philip Cox
in Genealogy Help by Weston Cox G2G1 (1.7k points)
edited by Weston Cox
16 men in the 1800 census for Pendleton listed sons under ten years old.


Look for wills and land records to see if Philip is mentioned and consider what names Philip gave his sons since the families usually repeated first names from generation to generation
Thanks, I'll do that. Great suggestion!

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I have a number of profiles on Wikitree [[Cox-18892 | Philip Henry Cox Sr]] 1876 New York and his son [[Cox-18659 | Philip Hugh Cox Jr]].  Is there any way to see if they are related to  your Philip Cox?

I don't know what you call it but when they ask us to see if we are related to someone.  Can you run the same program on your Philip to my Philip Cox?

This is just a thought.

by Taylor Worthington Gilchrist G2G6 Mach 8 (83.3k points)
I was just updating my question when I received your response. Yes, I'll check right now.

Have you used FamilySearch.org? If so, do you know whether either of your "Philips" have a FamilySearch ID? I can't seem to find them in there & that's where I've done the most of my research. (I'm new to WikiTree).

The only Philip Cox in my family from around that time is Philip E Cox (born in 1880—in Coal Mountain, Forsyth, Georgia, United States). He was the son of Marion Lemuel Cox, also born in Georgia (in 1843).

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8LB-9WC : 22 August 2017), Philip E Cox in household of M L Cox, Coal Mountain, Forsyth, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 79, sheet 464C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0147; FHL microfilm 1,254,147.


Now, Philip A Cox (b1818) had 6 sons, but all of them lived & died in Georgia—except possibly William A Cox b1841. The only source I have regarding him is his residence (in Forsyth County, Georgia, in 1850—when he was 9 years old).

I guess it's possible he could have moved up to New York, but I don't currently have any other info on him. Here's the source of my info on William A Cox:

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZYG-J59 : 12 April 2016), William A Cox in household of Philip Cox, Forsyth county, Forsyth, Georgia, United States; citing family 1174, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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