Cox 

Cox, Coxe, Cocks

Edward COX of Pembroke MA (now Hanson) died 10/12/1778 per Pembroke town records; possibly related to William and John Cox of Pembroke

Spouse: Rebecca ? of Pembroke MA [Rebekah] died 4/17/1761

Children:  Nathaniel born 11/1741; James baptized 5/10/1752; John baptized 5/10/1752;  Benjamin baptized 5/10/1752 Pembroke 2nd Church of Christ, married Deborah ? had son Edward born 6/12/1774; Elizabeth bp 5/10/1752 being sick baptized in private; Hannah;  Rebecca born 12/17/1739 died before 1756; Sarah baptized 2/2/1755 Pembroke,  Elizabeth baptized again 11/21/1756 Pembroke being sick baptized in private

 

Nathaniel COX, Sr. born 11/1741 baptized 5/10/1752 Pembroke (now Hanson) MA;   lived a few years at N. Yarmouth (1763-66), returned briefly to MA, then lived at Addison 1771-78, East Machias 1790, at Columbia Falls in 1793, came to Edmunds Washington Co. ME 1798, died 1799  Edmunds; served in Revolutionary War in defense of Machias in 1777, and was one of 4 men from Pleasant River who received 18 pounds of prize money from the capture of the Margaretta

Spouse: Hannah MITCHELL born North Yarmouth 4/19/1743, baptized 4/24/1743, married at North Yarmouth 9/22/1763, intensions 8/21/1763, married 9/22/1763 died at Little Falls (Edmunds) 1799

Children: Anna born N. Yarmouth 5/2/1764 died 1820+, married Samuel Wakefield Jr. son of Samuel & Ruth (Burbank) Wakefield; Edward born N. Yarmouth 2/24/1766, died 1840+; Rebecca born in MA 1769 died 1844 buried Marion ME married 10/15/1787 David Reynolds lived at Edmunds after 1798; Daughter born circa 1770 died 1790+; Nathaniel, Jr. born at Pleasant River now Columbia 11/1/1772 died at Edmunds 12/4/1842 married Joanna Tenney daughter of George and Bethia (Elwell) Tenney, had 11 children; Daughter born circa 1778 died 1790+; James born circa 1780 died 1802-5, lived at Trescott married Nancy Jones of Trescott in Eastport 8/12/1802; John born circa 1782 N. Yarmouth died 1818+ Perry, lived at Perry married Sally McField 4/23/1806; Mary "Polly" born circa 1784 died 1817+ married Robert Huckins of Trescott 9/2/1802 in Eastport (2) 1809-10 William Preston born probably Newmarket NH 1780s died Dennysville 6/1870 son of Nathan & Elizabeth (Rumery) Preston of Dennysville; Daughter born circa 1786 died 1790+; Daughter born circa 1789 died 1790+;  Sarah married Nathan Whitney Jr.

 

Sarah COX born circa 1775 died Edmunds ME 1838 age 63

Spouse: Nathan WHITNEY, Jr. born 7/8/1772 Columbia ME; died 11/6/1816 Columbia, married 1790s

Children: Leah Barnard born 10/7/1803 married Nehemiah Preston; Almira/Elmirah born 4/17/1795 Machias, died 3/12/1869 Machias married David Reynolds Jr.; Anna/Annie born 12/24/1800 Columbia ME married Isaac Reynolds; Nathan born 10/7/1796 Columbia died 6/8/1881 Machias age 84 married Rebecca Weston Whitney daughter of Joseph Whitney and Mary C. Libbey; Jeremiah born 4/21/1798 Columbia ME died 1830 age 32 unmarried; Mary Ann born 3/22/1807 in Columbia ME married John Haskell Benner; Joel Bonney born 3/22/1809 Columbia  married Emily Preston, no children; Asa born 3/7/1817 Columbia; Sarah Jane/Sally born 2/7/1813 Columbia married Abraham Sealey; Ephraim born 2/15/1815 married Lucy Nash McCaslin; Alalian born 3/8/1811 Columbia married Eliza Newman; [Note: Early Pleasant River Families does not list Alalian but includes Callahan Winchester born 3/8/1811, lightkeeper at Blue Hill & hotel keeper at Ellsworth married Eliza Newman; Downeast Genealogy lists Malahan, could be interpretation of handwriting]


See 1790 Census of Washington Co. Plantations East of Machias, Plantation No. 10. Nathaniel Cox, Plantation #13

MA Town Vital Records Pembroke pg 21: Cox, James, ch. Edward bp May 10, 1752 CR2; Cox, John, ch Edward bp 5/10/1752 CR2; Cox, Nathaniel, ch Edward bp 5/10/1752 CR2; Cox, Nathaniel s Edward & Rebecca Nov __, 1741; Cox, Benjamin, ch Edward bp 5/10/1752 CR2; Cox, Edward s. Benja(min) & Deborah 6/12/1774; Cox, Elizabeth d. Edward bp 5/10/1752 CR2; Cox, Hannah, ch Edward bp 5/10/1752 CR2; Cox, Rebecca, d Edward & Rebecca 12/17/1739; Cox, Rebecca, ch Edward bp 5/10/1752 CR2; Cox, Rebecca d Edward bp 10/21/1756 CR2; Cox, Sarah d Edward bp 2/2/1755 CR2. pg 227 marriages Cox, Edward & Abigail Hanks 10/14/1761.

Eastport Sentinel Vol 7 #23 1/22/1825: Eastport, Marriages in Plantation #10, no date, by E. C. Wilder, Nathaniel Cox, Jr. to Thursey Reynolds.  Vol 66#9 1/23/1884 marriages in Dennysville 13 Jan 1884 Nathaniel B. Cox to Mary E. Seeley b/o Edmunds. Vol 81 #51 12/13/1899 marriages in Dennysville 9 Dec 1899 by Rev. F.W. Spell, Nathaniel B. Cox to Linnie M. Cook b/o Edmunds.

1800 Census Machias Washington ME: Nathaniel Cox 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0
1800 Census Machias Washington ME: Nathaniel Cox Jr. 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 
1810 Census Plantation 10 Washington ME; Nathaniel Cox Jr. 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
1830 Census Edmonda ME; Nathaniel Cox

Children of Nathaniel & Hannah per Early Pleasant River Families pages 120 & 121.

Early Pleasant River Families: Pg 628 Nathan Whitney 3rd, b 8 July 1772; d at Columbia 6 Nov 1816; lived at Columbia [1800-10], in 1806 sold half his homestead at Columbia to brother Joseph for $1,000 [Washington Co. Deed 4:307] and also some marshland for $1,200 [Deed 4:324], and moved to Edmunds by 1818; m at Columbia Sarah Cox, b say 1775; d 1820+; (Cox #7), {living 31 Jan 1820 at Dennysville}; 11 children b at Columbia Pg 681 Inhabitants cc at Pleasant River on 27 April 1778...Gowen Wilson 7 in family; Nathan Whitney 8 in family, Noah Mitchell 4 in family, Nathaniel Cox 9 in family (in want),  William Mitchell 4 in family Pg 685: Property-Owners at Pleasant River in 1798. Columbia [including present day Columbia Falls] Edward Cox Homestead Value $50, 49.5 acres, total value $200; Nathaniel Cox Homestead $50, Acreage 100, Total Value $200; Nathan Whitney Homestead $40, Acreage 173, Total Value $697; Nathan Whitney Homestead $200, Acreage 1, Total Value $200; Nathan Whitney Jr. Homestead $50, Acreage 100, Total Value $175; Gowen Wilson Homestead $650, Acreage 137.8, Total Value $1513. Pg 688-9 Addison 1790 Census Whitney, Mathias males over 16 (1), males under 16 (5), Females (4) Pg 691 Addison 1810 Whitney, Matthias males 45+ (1) Pg 698 Addison 1830 Mathias Whitney males 50/60 (1) Pg 708 Plantation #13 W. of Machias 1790 [Columbia Falls] Nath'l Cox 2 males over 16, 3 males under 16, 7 females; Edward Cox 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 5 females; Nath'n Whitney 2 males over 16, 4 males under 16, 4 females; Pg 709  Columbia Falls 1800 Edward Cox Males 1 0/10, 1 26/45, females 3 0/10, 1 26/45; Columbia 1800 Nathan Whitney males 1 10/16, 1 16/26, 1 45+, females 1 0/10, 1 16/26, 1 45+; Nathan Whitney Jr. males 2 0/10, 1 26/45, females 1 0/10, 1 26/45. Pg 711 Columbia & Columbia Falls 1810 Edward Cox males 3 0/10, 1 10/16, 1 26/45, females 2 0/10, 3 10/16, 1 26/45. Pg 712 Nathan Whitney males 1 0/10, 1 45+, females 2 0/10, 1 16/26, 1 26/45, 1 45+; Nathan Whitney Jr. males 1 0/10, 2 10/16, 1 26/45, females 3 0/10, 1 10/16, 1 26/45. Pg 713 Columbia & Columbia Falls 1820 Edward Cox males 1 0/10, 1 10/16, 1 16/26, 1 26/45, females 1 10/16, 1 16/26, 1 45+. Pg 715 Columbia & Columbia Falls 1830 Edward Cox males 2 20/30 1 70/80, female 1 50/60. Pg 722 Columbia & Columbia Falls 1840 males 1 70/80, females 1 70/80

MA Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 4, page 53: Cox, Nathaniel, Narragaugus. Private, Capt. Francis Shaw, Jr.'s (Seacoast) co.; enlisted 9/9/1775; service, 4 mos. 1 day; company stationed at Narragaugus, Gouldsborough, No. 4, and Pleasant River. Page 53; Cox, Nathaniel. Sergeant, Lieut. Thomas Parrat's detachment drafted from militia; enlisted 6/24/1777; discharged 6/30/1777; service, 7 days, at Machias. Roll sworn to at No. 4. Cox, Nathaniel. Sergeant Major, Col. Benjamin Foster's regt.; engaged 9/25/1777; discharged 10/10/1777; service, 15 days, at Machias. Page 53: Cox, Nathaniel. Certificate dated Machias, 12/12/1777, signed by Capt. Reuben Dyer, stating that said Cox and others had received bounty from Capt. Stephen Smith, Muster Master for Lincoln Co., for engaging to serve on the expedition against St. Johns; also, Sergeant, Capt Reuben Dyer's co.; engaged 7/4/1777; discharged 12/13/1777; service, 5 mos. 10 days; company raised for expedition against St. Johns, N.S., and continued in service at and for the defense of Machias.
Cox, Benjamin. Private, Capt. John Turner's Co. marched to RI 9/28/1777. 6 mo. service.

[Collections of the Maine Historical Society XV:357] Return of Rations due to Colol Benjamin Foster's Regiment of Militia while on Duty at Machias Between the 20th of May 1777 and the 13th of February Following, Vizt - Benjamin Foster, Colonel; Alexander Campbell, Lieut Colonel; Samuel Jordan, Major; Jonas Farnsworth, Adjutant; James Flinn, Qua. Master; Nathl Cox, Serjt Major; Benja Foster, Colonel; Joseph Libby, Capt; Thirty five Privates; Joseph Seavey, Captain; Fifty Two Privates; Joseph Seavey, Captain; Ezekiel Foster, Lieut; Forty five Privates; Stephen Smith, Captain; Amos Boynton, Lieut; Forty five Privates; Joel Whitney, Lieut; Jonathan Knight, Do; Eighteen Privates; Samuel Libby & Company; Henry Dyer & Do; Lieut Wm Nickles & Men; Capt John Hall & Do {signed} Jonas Farnsworth Adjt http://home.att.net/~n.c.hall/Census.html - website removed

Bangor Historical Magazine inhabitants of Addison ME 4/27/1778 included: Gowen & Joseph Wilson; Nathan Whitney; Noah & William Mitchell; Nathaniel Cox.

Kelly Klynh1227@aol.com ancestry through Nathaniel Cox and Hannah Mitchell through their son  Nathaniel, Jr. who married Joanna Tenney. Their daughter Joanna born 1801 married James Carter her 4th gr grandparents.
Art Cartera2@aol.com Charlotte ME is related through Carter.

19 Aug 1771 - Nathaniel Cox sold to John Bucknam, both of Pleasant River, land by the river [Lincoln County Deeds 8:192] http://home.att.net/~n.c.hall/Census.html - web site removed

ragtimer@nemaine.com  Dorothy Burns - Cox/Reynolds connection.

Washington: Maine Place Names & the Peopling of Its Towns:  The first settlers to Columbia were William and Noah Mitchell from Falmouth who came about 1750.The marshland at the mouth of Pleasant River had attracted them as feed for their cattle. they first constructed rude log cabins and hovels. William built the first frame house in town; exactly where it was located is not known. Among the heads of families living in Plantation #13, now Columbia Falls, in 1790 were Allen, Archer, Bucknam, Black, Cox, Coffin, Calaghan, Crocker, Drisko, Dunbar, Dorr, Hale, Ingersoll, Kelly, Nash, McKinsey, Merritt, Mansfield, McKaslegen, Reynolds, Tinny, Tucker, Tibbetts, Whitney, Wilson, Worcester, Wass and Weymouth. Captain Joseph Wilson of Kittery was one of the first settlers. He came about 1762; Captain John Bucknam from North Yarmouth, an early comer, began to build mills, and started lumbering in 1773. He married Mary, the daughter of Joseph Wilson.

The Bangor Historical Magazine gives the following inhabitants of Addison on 4/27/1778: David, Wilmot & Wilmot Wass, Jr.; Joseph & Joseph Tibbetts Jr.; Joseph, Samuel, Margaret, Isaiah & Joseph Nash, Jr.; Widow Knowles; Wm. Ingerson; Edmund Stevens; Seth Norton; John Hall; Daniel & George Tenney; Gowen & Joseph Wilson; John Bucknam; Owen McKenzie; Moses Wooster; Nathan Whitney; Wm. McCausland; Obadiah Allen;  Noah & Wm. Mitchell; Nathaniel Cox; Nehemiah Small; Richard Coffin; Joseph Drisko & Joseph Drisko, Jr.; Moses Plummer; David Will; Daniel Look.
Edmunds: When Colonel Hobart came to view his purchase in 1786, he found the earliest comers already located in the area. Among these were an Irishman, James Neil, a deserter from the British Army, who had built his log house here in 1775;  the Widow Oliver and her family; Samuel Scott & Richard Harper, all of whom had arrived in 1785; Elijah Ayer, Sr; and his son Elijah, Jr. who with their families were living on Denny's River. /P/ In addition to those already mentioned, early settlers were James Shaw, Samuel Runnels, Daniel Smith, Wm. Hurley, Joshua Cushing, Hosea Smith, Nathaniel Cox, David Reynolds and Nathaniel Cox, Jr. All were in the township before 1799. Of the 5 or 6 settlers living there when Colonel Hobart purchased the township in 1786, none remained.
-- Muster Roll at Machias 1777. A list of men mustered by Stephen Smith, Muster Master, on the 24th day of July, 1777, in Col. McCobb's regiment and Brigadier-General Warner's brigade: Joseph Averill, James O'brien, Nathan Andrews, Joshua Libbee, Jonathan Woodruff, James Dillaway, Henry Dillaway Fifer, John Berry Jr., Nathaniel Cox, Nehemiah Small, Daniel Small, Mathias Whitney, Daniel Merritt, Abraham Allen, William Kelley, David Libbee, Bartholomew Bryant, Joseph Getchell, William Mills, Peter Collbooth, John Young, James Foster, Bennin Foster, William Mitchell, Noah Mitchell, George Tinney, Joseph Libbee, Shubael Hinckley, Samuel Reynolds, John Gardner. From the papers of Col. Jonathan Eddy of Eddington.

History of Plymouth Colony: Those from Pembroke known to have been in the French & Indian War: Nathaniel Cox. 6 months' men under a resolve of 6/5/1780 Benjamin Cox, served 5 months and 28 days. . 

Maine Historical Magazine: A list of men mustered by Stephen Smith, Muster Master, on the 24th day of July 1777, in Col. McCobb's Regiment -- In Brigadier General Warner's Brigade, 212: Nathaniel Cox, Noah Mitchell, Mathias Whitney, William Mitchel...

MA Soldiers & Sailors of the Revolutionary War: Cox NATHANIEL Narragaugus Private Capt Francis Shaw Jr s Seacoast co enlisted Sept 9 1775 service 4 mos 1 day company stationed at Narragangus Gouldsborongh No 4 and Pleasant river. Cox NATHANIEL Sergeant Lieut Thomas Parrat's detachment drafted from militia enlisted June 24 1777 discharged June 30 1777 service 7 days at Machias Roll sworn to at No 4. Cox NATHANIEL Sergeant Major Col Benjamin Foster's regt engaged Sept 25 1777 discharged Oct 10 1777 service 15 days at Machias. Cox NATHANIEL Certificate dated Machias Dec 12 1777 signed by Capt Reuben Dyer stating that said Cox and others had received bounty from Capt Stephen Smith Muster Master for Lincolu Co for engaging to serve on the expedition against St Johns also Sergeant Capt Reuben Dyer's co engaged July 4 1777 discharged Dec 13 1777 service 5 mos 10 days company raised for expedition against St Johns NS and continued in service at and for the defence of Machias.

(?connection? Elias Cox Pembroke & Plymouth son of 1st James m circa 1790 Abigail Witherell of Pembroke (2) Patience d of Isaac Churchill. James, Pembroke m circa 1760 Ruth Magoon)

Baptized 2nd Church of Christ Pembroke MA 5/9/1749 Isaac son of William Cox; Thomas son of John records, baptized on account of William Cox; June 1763 Mary daughter of William Cox Jr.

Early MA Marriages: Pembroke - Ruth Cox & John Delano of Duxbury 5/22/1758; Edward Cox and Abigail Hanks 10/14/1761; William Cox Jr. & Mary Josselyn Jr. 1/21/1762; James Cox & Ruth Magoun 2/15/1770; 

Daughters of the American Revolution: William Cox Jr. marched from Pembroke MA at the Lexington Alarm. He removed to Maine 1782, where in 1817 he died.

Washington: Maine Place Names & the Peopling of Its Towns: The First settlers to Columbia were William and Noah Mitchell from Falmouth who came about 1750. The marshland at the mouth of Pleasant River had attracted them as feed for their cattle. They first constructed rude log cabins and hovels. William built the first frame house in town; exactly where it was located is not known. // Among the heads of families living in Plantation #13, now Columbia Falls, in 1790 were Allen, Archer, Bucknam, Black, Cox, Coffin, Calaghan, Crocker, Drisko, Dunbar, Dorr, Hale, Ingersoll, Kelly, Nash, McKinsey, Merritt, Mansfield, McKaslegen, Reynolds, Tinny, Tucke, Tibbetts,  Whitney, Captain Joseph Wilson of Kittery was one of the first settlers. He came about 1762; Captain John Bucknam from North Yarmouth, an early comer, began to build mills, and started lumbering in 1773. He married Mary, the daughter of Joseph Wilson. // The Bangor Historical Magazine gives the following inhabitants of Addison on 4/27/1778: David, Wilmot & Wilmot Wass, Jr.; Joseph & Joseph Tibbetts Jr.; Joseph, Samuel, Margaret, Isaiah & Joseph Nash, Jr.; Widow Knowles; Wm. Ingerson; Edmund Stevens; Seth Norton; John Hall; Daniel & George Tenney; Gowen & Joseph Wilson; John Bucknam; Owen McKenzie; Moses Wooster; Nathan Whitney; Wm. McCausland; Obadiah Allen; Noah & Wm. Mitchell; Nathaniel Cox; Nehemiah Small; Richard Coffin; Joseph Drisko & Joseph Drisko, Jr.; Moses Plummer; David Wilson; Daniel Look. Edmunds: When Colonel Hobart came to view his purchase in 1786, he found the earliest comers already located in the area. Among these were an Irishman, James Neil, a deserter from the British Army, who had built his log house here in 1775; the Widow Oliver and her family; Samuel Scott & Richard Harper, all of whom had arrived in 1785; Elijah Ayer, Sr; and his son Elijah, Jr. who with their families were living on Denny's River. /P/ In addition to those already mentioned, early settlers were James Shaw, Samuel Runnels, Daniel Smith, Wm. Hurley, Joshua Cushing, Hosea Smith, Nathaniel Cox, David Reynolds and Nathaniel Cox, Jr.  All were in the township before 1799. Of the 5 or 6 settlers living there when Colonel Hobart purchased the township in 1786, none remained.

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