John Cox was a Revolutionary Soldier and may have been the man who was born about 1752 and enlisted on 20 February 1776 in Captain John Nelson's Independent Company of Riflemen, raised in western Pennsylvania to participate in the invasion of Canada. This John Cox served through much of the war in the Pennsylvania Line. In any event, our John Cox married Catherine Cull and was of Virginia on 1 November 1783, the birthdate of his oldest son, Joseph. About ten years later (or perhaps sooner), he moved to Redstone Fort, now Brownsville, Pennsylvania. Thereafter, he joined the migration to Kentucky, but it is difficult to distinguish him from others of that name in the Kentucky tax records. He apparently lived in Bourbon, Fleming or Mason counties during the 1790s. He was presumably the John Cox who appeared in Henry County, Kentucky in 1804, departing for what was later Wayne County (then Dearborn County), Indiana by 1807.
John Cox served as a Justice of the Peace and was a founder of Abington in Wayne County. He is last of record on 29 April 1822, at which time he resided in Union County, just south of Abington.
John and Catherine (Cull) Cox had seven known children:
2 i. Joseph2 Cox, b. 1 Nov 1783, Virginia; d. 12 Jun 1848 Rapids City, Rock Island Co, Ill; m. 15 Nov 1804, Henry Co, Kentucky, Mary Rue
3 ii. Anne Cox, b. bef 1790; m. 28 Sep 1814, Wayne Co, Indiana, James Waddell
4 iii. James Cox, b. abt 1789, Virginia; d. 17 Nov 1860 Eaton, Preble Co, Ohio; m. 2 Jan 1810, Preble Co, Ohio, Elsa Ann Sellers
5 iv. John Cox, b. 9 Jan 1791, Fleming Co, Ky; m. 3 Aug 1815, Wayne Co, Indiana, Martha Moffat
6 v. David A. Cox, b. abt 1793, Maysville, Mason Co, Ky; d. 19 Mar 1859, New Paris, Preble Co, Ohio; m. 20 Dec 1825, New Paris, Preble Co, Ohio, Amy Fleming
7 vi. Moses Cox, b. abt 1796, Kentucky; d. May 1850, Cedar Co, Iowa; m. 31 Dec 1818, Wayne Co, Indiana, Sarah Hurst
8 vii. Israel H. Cox, m1 8 Mar 1832, Tippecanoe Co, Indiana, Susana Peters; m2 17 Mar 1837, Tippecanoe Co, Indiana, Sarah Rider; d. <4 Mar 1839, Tippecanoe Co, Indiana