Help with parents of Benjamin Cox

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I am looking for some assistance in finding the parents of my 5th great-grandfather, Benjamin Cox. He was born about 1795 in Frankfort, Kentucky, and died some time in 1848 in Washington County. He had one known brother, John (born about 1785), who married a woman named Hannah Royalty, daughter of Isham Royalty. I have seen some figure that they are children of a man named Richard Cox, who is found fairly close to John in the 1810 Census of Washington County, and he is listed as being 45 years of age and over, which would put his date of birth around 1765 or before.

Ben married Margaret Brown September 4, 1815 in Washington County, where they made their home, and they had nine children together:

-Chaffin, born about 1820
-Lucinda, born about 1821
-Richard Harrison, born about 1822
-Elizabeth, born about 1823
-Nancy Ann, born about 1830
-Benjamin Hardister, born about 1832
-Augusta, born July 15, 1833
-Chinesa, born June 25, 1835
-Emily, born about 1840

A book written about the history of Kentucky has a small bit of information about him, which can be found on page 70 here:
https://books.google.com/books?id=40DLy967K6MC&pg=PP7&lpg=PP7&dq=History+of+Kentucky,+Judge+Charles+Kerr,+Editor;+By+William+Elsey+Connelley,+Author+of+the+%22Eastern+Kentucky+Papers%22+and+E..M.+Coulter,+Ph.D,+Dept+of&source=bl&ots=MZWRx20CUF&sig=Cg4F1cWMJk_N0K9OOQugzVGcqmA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiam4eujbvaAhUGXK0KHcQgC_IQ6AEINjAC#v=onepage&q=Elizabeth%20Hays&f=false
asked in Genealogy Help by J C G2G Crew (960 points)

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answered by SJ Baty G2G6 Pilot (245k points)
Yes, that is their marriage license, but that is not what I'm hunting for. That's widely available. I'm looking for help on finding his parents.
I don't know what you have; I don't see a link to Ben and I didn't see him in your tree.  Have you created a profile for him yet?

Some times, I had nothing on an ancestor, I went to add their profile and found someone already had and their parents, grandparents, and so on were already in Wikitree.
I stopped using this site for hosting a family tree months ago; I mainly use it for requesting help, giving help to others. I don't have the time or patience to fix all the obscene and blatant errors present in the tree on here.
I can't imagine what in this post would warrant a down vote LOL.  I guess it is true, no good deed goes unpunished.

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