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Mary (Rice) Cox (1813 - aft. 1889)

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Mary Cox formerly Rice
Born in South Carolina, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about 1831 in South Carolina, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died after [location unknown]
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Mary Rice, was born in 1813 in South Carolina.[1]

She married Franklin Cox in South Carolina[1] probably about 1831.

She and Franklin appeared on the census of 31 Oct 1850 at Chattooga County, Georgia.[2] She and Franklin appeared on the census of 21 July 1860 at Marshall County, Alabama.[3] Franklin died in 1861 and she appeared on the census of 12 July 1870 at Perreys, Jackson County, Alabama. She and her daughters were living next to her son John Cox.[4] She appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 in the home of her daugher and son-in-law at Jackson County, Alabama. Living next door was her son George W. Cox.[5]

Mary died after 1889 as she was reported as living in her son John's biography written in 1889.[1]


31 Oct 1850

Chattooga County, Georgia.

  • Franklin Cox 40 b. SC. farmer.
  • Mary Cox 38 b. SC.
  • Samantha Cox 18 b. SC.
  • Geo W Cox 16 b. SC. farmer.
  • Martha Cox 15 b. SC.
  • Mary Cox 15 b. SC.
  • James Cox 10 b. SC.
  • Wm Cox 8 b. SC.
  • John E Cox 6 b. GA.
  • Sarah Cox 3 b. GA.
  • Nancy Cox 1/12 b. GA.
  • Sarah Cox 76 b. GA.[2]
21 July 1860

Marshall County, Alabama

  • Franklin Cox 49 b. SC. farmer.
  • Mary Cox 48 b. SC.
  • William P Cox 18 b. SC. farm laborer.
  • John E Cox 15 b. SC.
  • Sarah A Cox 12 b. SC.
  • Nancy E Cox 9 b. SC.
  • Louisa E Cox 6 b. SC.[3]
12 July 1870

Perreys, Jackson County, Alabama

  • Mary Cox 56 b. SC.
  • Nancy E Cox 18 b. GA.
  • Louisa E Cox 16 b. GA.
  • Mariah E Griffin 9 b. AL.[4]
1 June 1880

Jackson County, Alabama

  • James Mclemore 26 b. AL farmer.
  • Ida Mclemore 3 dau. b. AL.
  • Malisia Mclemore 2/12 dau. b. AL.
  • Walter Mclemore 2/12 son b. AL.
  • Mary Cox 66 mother-in-law, widow, b. SC.
  • Mariah Griffith 18 boarder. b. AL works on farm.
  • Ellen Lemore 26 wife b. GA.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 John E. Cox in History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian counties, Arkansas. 1889. Page: 1233.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Year: 1850; Census Place: District, Chattooga, Georgia; Roll: M432_64; Page: 395B; Image: 352. 1850 US Census. Franklin Cox
  3. 3.0 3.1 Year: 1860; Census Place: Eastern Division, Marshall, Alabama; Roll: M653_16; Page: 898; Image: 424; Family History Library Film: 803016 1860 US Census. Franklin Cox.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Year: 1870; Census Place: Perreys, Jackson, Alabama; Roll: M593_20; Page: 231B; Family History Library Film: 545519 1870 US Census Mary Cox
  5. 5.0 5.1 Year: 1880; Census Place: Jackson, Alabama; Roll: 16; Family History Film: 1254016; Page: 249A; Enumeration District: 123 1880 US Census James Mclemore

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