Taliferro Cox
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Taliferro Lewis Cox (1815 - abt. 1898)

Taliferro Lewis "T.L." Cox
Born in South Carolina, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 27 Dec 1835 in Blount County ,Alabamamap
Husband of — married 24 Mar 1880 in Upshur County, Texas, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 83 in Upshur, Texas, United Statesmap
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Taliferro Lewis "T. L." Cox was born in 1815 in South Carolina to parents Edward Cox and Frances Tidmore.

He first marriage was to Lucinda Bentley on 27 Dec 1835 in Blount, Alabama. The following children are listed in the family bible: Asberry Garrison, Columbus N., William Marion, Sidney Riggs, Ira McMillian, Mary Frances, John Watson, Louis Ibzan, Miriam Elvira (Vi), Sarah Adeline, Eliza Jane, Lucinda Caroline, Texas Ann, Upton Asa Wright and Salina. In addition they also supposedly had the following children, Henry Asberry (or Asbury) and Melissa, but cannot find any valid source for these two. Henry is listed in other sources as having been born 3 May 1855. There is one listing in the family bible where the name is NOT readable (at least on my copy) but the birthdate is listed as 30 May 1855. Melissa is listed in other sources as having been born 27 Sep 1856. I had found no listing in the family bible for her (although my scans are not very good). Neither Henry or Melissa are listed with the rest of their family in the 1860 Census, taken on 7 Jun 1860.

His second marriage was to Martha E (unknown) about 1860 in Upshur, Texas. Children: Conrad Beauregard, Ada Tress, Samuel Lee, Nannie S.

His third marriage was to Amanda Melvina Kelly Beavers about 1870 in Upshur, Texas. Amanda was the widow of John Allen Beavers and they had 6 children together. Amanda and T. L. had 2 children. Nancy Shell Lee “Nannie” (born in Oct 1871, died in Sep 1909) and Mattie Elvira (supposedly born about 1873 and supposedly died about 1879). I have found no valid source documentation for Mattie.

His fourth marriage was to Mrs. Martha Nancy Ann (Jones) Humphries on 24 Mar 1880 in Upshur, Texas. Martha had first married (John?) Hodge around 1840. They had 3 children. 2nd marriage was to Charles H. Humphries about 1848 and they had 6 children.

According to the Upshur County War Between the States Burials listing, he died in 1898 Shady Grove, Texas and is buried in Shady Grove Cemetery. NOTE: His Find A Grave listing has his date of death as 1905. But there is no photo of the tombstone or any other evidence that he died in 1905. I have not found any evidence of him listed in the 1900 Census.


  • Census 1840; Census Place: Western Division, Blount, Alabama; Roll: 3; Page: 77; Family History Library Film: 0002332
  • Census 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 30, Benton, Alabama; Roll: M432_1; Page: 407A; Image: 958
  • Census 1860; Census Place: Western District, Upshur, Texas; Roll: M653_1306; Page: 388; Family History Library Film: 805306
  • Census 1880; Census Place: Precinct 7, Upshur, Texas; Roll: 1330; Page: 504C; Enumeration District: 117
  • Alabama, Compiled Marriages from Selected Counties, 1809-1920
  • Alabama, County Marriage Records, 1805-1967
  • Alabama, Marriage Index, 1800-1969
  • Alabama, Marriage Indexes, 1814-1935
  • Alabama, Select Marriage Indexes, 1816-1942
  • Texas, Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015 - Upshur County Clerk's Office; Gilmer, Texas; Upshur County Marriage Records
  • Texas, U.S., Marriage Index, 1824-2014 - Texas Department of State Health Services; Austin, Texas
  • Texas, U.S., Land Title Abstracts,1700-2008
  • U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880 - Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Precinct 7, Upshur, Texas; Archive Collection Number: T1134; Roll: 41; Page: 10; Line: 7; Schedule Type: Agriculture

  • Alabama Marriages
  • Texas Marriage Collection
  • Texas Voter Registration

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I now see 2 asberry garrison cox listed as siblings but I believe they are the same person. Please help me fix or merge.
posted by Cindy Coleman
Hi. I'm very new and need help on the next step. Taliferro Lewis Cox (1815-1905) is my 4th great grandfather. So I need to merge but I don't know how. Thank you.
posted by Cindy Coleman
I initiated a merge of my Asberry and your Asberry (Cox-31883). Please review the merge request and confirm if you approve.


posted by Robert Bentley
Thank you.. How do I confirm or approve
posted by Cindy Coleman
Cox-17982 and Cox-22 appear to represent the same person because: Profiles appear to be of the same person
posted by Robert Bentley

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