JOHN COX, JR.
5. John2 Cox (John1) was born on 9 Jan 1791 in Fleming County, Kentucky. (According to Sylvester Hickman's Genealogy of the Hickman Family (Chicago: Cameron, Amberg & Co., 1907), at p. 82). He married Martha Moffat on 3 Aug 1815 in Wayne County, Indiana, Hugh Cull officiating. Martha, known as Patsy, was born 3 Dec 1797, the daughter of Thomas Moffett. Martha died before 10 May 1837, when George B. Tingley was appointed guardian ad litem for her infant heirs, Asa, Mary, Israel, Caroline and Franklin Cox, in connection with the administration of her father Thomas Moffett's estate (Rush Co. probate rec.).
John Cox was presumably the private by that name in Colonel McFarland's detachment of Indiana militia, ordered into service for protection of the frontiers of Dearborn County. He served in that unit from 3 Apr 1813 to 17 Jun 1813 and may also have served in other units during the War of 1812.
A John Cox, Jr. was listed in the 1820 Wayne County census as engaged in agriculture with a household of two males, one 26-45 and one under 10, and one female 26-45 (p. 219).
John W. Cox of Montgomery County, Ohio bought lot 63 in Abington, Wayne County from Joseph and Mary Cox on 11 Jun 1821 (B:428). This John was not Joseph's son John Washington Cox, who was then only 14. John W. and Nancy Cox of Morgan County, Indiana sold this lot on 6 Apr 1833 (O:326).
When the Black Hawk War broke out in May 1832, Lafayette, Indiana:
literally boiled over with people and patriotism. A public meeting was held at the court house. Speeches were made by sundry patriotic individuals, and, to allay the fears of the women, an armed police was immediately voted, to be called the Lafayette Guards. An organization took place immediately. Thomas T. Benbridge was elected captain, and John Cox lieutenant. Captain Benbridge yielded the active drill of the Guards to his lieutenant, who had served two years in the war of 1812. After the meeting at the court house adjourned, the Guards were paraded on the green where Purdue's block now stands, and put through sundry military evolutions, by Lieut. Cox, who proved to be an expert drill officer, whose clear, shrill voice rung out on the night air, as he marched and countermarched the troops from where the paper mill stands to Main street ferry, and over the suburbs generally.
Sandford C. Cox, Recollections of the Early Settlement of the Wabash Valley 88-89 (Lafayette, 1860).
Mary (Cox) Freeland stated in a letter of 5 Sep 1904:
My father and mother, Joseph and Mary Cox, raised ten children of their own and four of Uncle John Cox's, no five. I forgot the baby, Asa, Fletcher, Franklin, Mary and Caroline. Their mother died in LaFayette, Indiana.
i. Lucinda3 Cox, b. 6 Jan 1819; prbly d. bef 10 May 1837, as she is not mentioned as an heir of her mother
ii. Asa W. Cox, b. 24 Jul 1820 [in 1850, miner near Placerville, Eldorado Co, Calif; miner in Placer Co, 1852; miner in twp #2, Placer Co (P.O. Ophirville) 16 Jul 1860--not found 1870]
40 iii. Mary Cox, b. 15 Jun 1822; m. Richard Hickman
iv. Israel [Fletcher] Cox, b. 16 Jul 1824 [in 1850, near Placerville, Eldorado Co, Calif, mining 504 of gold per day; miner in El Dorado Co 1852; not found 1860; an Israel Cox, ae 52 (?32), b. Ind was a farm laborer in 1870 in Farmersville twp, Tulare Co (P.O. Visalia), Calif]
v. Franklin Cox, b. 1 Feb 1827; d. $1848, California [a Franklin Cox, miner, ae 43 & b. Ind was in Placer Co, Calif in 1870 (P.O. Auburn); not found prior]
vi. Sarah Caroline Cox, b. 30 Apr 1829; ?m. 1 Mar 1852, Tippecanoe Co, Ind, Alexander Woodruff