When Nathan was around twelve years old, he traveled with his father and other men from the area to construction work in Pennsylvania. His father was the foreman of the crew and Nathan worked as the water boy.
He married Leola Melissa (Sharp) Cox on October 18, 1932.  They met at Rockhold’s Campgrounds and married secretly during her Senior year of High School. She dropped out of school when she became pregnant with the oldest of three children.
Approximately six years after they were married, he built a house on Hickory Tree Road in Bluff City, Tennessee. They lived there together until his death in 1970, she continued to live there until she sold the house to a relative and moved into a house on Riverside Road with her daughters until her death in 2005.
He worked many years at “the weaving mill” in Bristol, Tennessee. He was also very involved in local politics working as an election official 
He had a pack of Foxhounds and enjoyed the camaraderie of the “fox hunt”. He often went overnight with others camping and listening to the hounds run. They could tell which dog had picked up a scent or had the lead from the sound of the barking. The dogs would usually wander home the next day, if not, he would go in his truck to find them the next day. He had at least one trophy from showing his foxhounds.
↑ "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNRH-GNZ : accessed 8 March 2018), Nathan W Cox in household of Joseph M Cox, Civil District 3, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States; citing ED 159, sheet 3B, line 72, family 55, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1766; FHL microfilm 1,821,766.
↑ "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/SP7N-N3Q : accessed 11 March 2018), Nathan W Cox in household of Joe M Cox, District 03, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 3, sheet 5A, line 31, family 81, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2281; FHL microfilm 2,342,015.
↑ "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH7-M35S : 14 October 2017), Nathan Cox and Leola Sharp, 18 Oct 1932; citing Sullivan, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 1,928,834.
↑ "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JL7M-PPJ : 20 May 2014), Nathan Cox, Nov 1970; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4Z1-3PC : 14 March 2018), Naithen W Cox, Civil District 3, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 82-3, sheet 4B, line 44, family 61, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3937.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Nathan by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Nathan: