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Note 1393 by Jerry Cox
Father Remarries After Mother's Death
- Hopkins was about 2 years old when his mother, Mary Stone Cox, died 12 Mar 1794. His father, William, married Mary Neal 5 Aug 1795.
Father Writes Will
Stepmother Remarries After Father's Death
Younger Brother Has a Guardian
- Mary E. Cox, Wife of Dr. Vinson Cox of Kennewick, Washington (1998), said: Robert Mcfarland was the guardian of Hopkins younger brother, James, until 1819 when he reached legal age. So, perhaps Hopkins also lived with his step-mother after William died.
Stepmother has Farm During Her Widowhood
- Among other things, William left Mary "--the farm on which I now live during her widowhood, together with my farming utensils (during said term)". So they may not have lived on that farm.
Marries and Has Children
- Elisa Orr (Ore) and Hopkins married in Granger Co. TN on 18 Sept, 1816. Their first six children were born in TN. (The two boys - JesseC and William Reed - would both die in a Union Prison during the Civil War; Jesse was unmarried but William had married Melvina Vaught about 1849.) Some time after 1827 when their Sixth child, Sarah Amanda, was born they moved to Alabama. At Stevenson, in Jackson Co. Nancy Caroline and Eliza were born 11 Ju 1832 and about 1834 respectively.
Court Appointed Overseer
- The Court appointed Hopkins M. Cox overseer of the road from Nance's Ferry at the cross roads to Benjaman Neals field , 9 Sept, 1822. From court minutes Bk 8 1821 - 1822.
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- Source: <span id="Cox"></span> [[#Cox|Cox]], Jerry '' [[Space:Hopkins Cox and the Will of his Father|Note I393: Hopkins Cox and the Will of his Father]]''
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- <ref name="CoxI393Full"> [[#Cox|Cox]]: [[Space:Hopkins_Cox_and_the_Will_of_his_Father|Note I393: ''Hopkins Cox and the Will of his Father'']]. </ref>
- For part of note:
- <ref name="CoxI393Will"> [[#Cox|Cox]]: [[Space:Hopkins_Cox_and_the_Will_of_his_Father#Father_Writes_Will|Father Writes Will]] 19 Dec 1804.</ref>
- For entire note:
Transcription of the Will of William Cox Sr.:
Originally posted to William Cox which was written 19 Dec 1804 on two pages of legal size paper. Note for William Cox RESEARCHER: Information sent to T.Mason on 30 Mar 2005 by Jerome Cox which predates the GEDCOM, My Ancerstors.ged imported by Michael Glen Snider on 2 Jul 2011. This GEDCOM included the Will of WIlliam Cox.
- WILL OF WILLIAM COX, SR.
- I William Cox of the County of Jefferson and state of Tennessee, being in
- perfect exercise of my reason do make this divsion of my estate, to wit.
- 1st. I give unto my beloved wife, Mary, the furniture of my house, two
- beds excepted, and all of my stock of every kind (except one sorrel mare
- and colt), and also one negro woman named Nance, to her and her heirs
- begotten by me forever, and the farm on which I now live during her
- widowhood, together with my farming utensils (during said term)
- Item 2nd. I give unto my daughter, Mary Gulls, one negro woman named
- Sal, which she now has in her possession, also the sum of ten dollars.
- Item 3rd. I give unto my daughter, Elizabeth Jones, the sum of ten
- Item 4th. I give unto my son, Dudley, one negro boy named Jacob, now in
- his possession, and one dollar.
- Item 5th. I give unto my two sons, William and Reed, all of my land
- lying on the west side of Mossey (?) Creek, to be equally divided by an
- east and west line, and also I give unto my son, Reed all of my land
- lying on the east side of Mossey Creek, and in the division of the land
- on the west side of Mossey Creek my son William to have the lower end to
- them and their heirs forever.
- Item 6th. I give unto my son, William, one negro boy named Dick. I
- also give unto my son, William, one bed and furniture.
- Item 7th. I give unto my son, Reed, one negro boy named Sam, one sorrel
- mare and calf, and one bed and furniture.
- Item 8th. I give my son, Hopkins, one negro boy named Sandy.
- Item 9th. I give my son, James, one negro girl named Luce.
- Item 10th. I give my daughter, Leannah, one negro girl named Rachel.
- The remainder of my estate (after paying my just debts) to be equally
- divided amoungest all my children. Lastly, I appoint my wife executrix,
- and my son, William executor of this my last will and testament.
- Signed this 19th day of December, 1804.
- William Cox, Sr.
- Witness Present:
- Williston Talbott
- George Hickle
- Joseph Boyd
- Jess Bennett
- Notes: Jean was Williams first wife. Mary Stone was his second and seems to be the mother of all children. Mary Neal was the third wife, and still living at the time of his death.
Wife and 7 Children Each Receive One Negro
- my beloved wife, Mary, one negro woman named Nance ...
- my daughter, Mary Gulls, one negro woman named Sal ...
- my daughter, Elizabeth Jones, the sum of ten dollars.
- my son, Dudley, one negro boy named Jacob ...
- my son, William, one negro boy named Dick ...
- my son, Reed, one negro boy named Sam ...
- my son, Hopkins, one negro boy named Sandy.
- my son, James, one negro girl named Luce.
- my daughter, Leannah, one negro girl named Rachel.
Note as moved from Hopkins Muse Cox
The original note, #NI393, was moved to Hopkins Cox and the Will of his Father, William, and is hidden here. Mnor typos may be corrected above.
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