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Minister John Willis Burton Cox

Minister John Willis Burton Cox

Male 1825 - 1899  (73 years)

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  • Name John Willis Burton Cox 
    Title Minister 
    Nickname Burt 
    Born 19 Dec 1825  Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Apr 1899  Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Laughlin Cemetery, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I616  Thompson
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2012 

    Father Arthur Willison Cox,   b. 25 Nov 1784, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1865, Mercer, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Susannah M Laughlin,   b. 10 Jan 1787, Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1862, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1807  Washington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane Rockhold,   b. 26 May 1838, Carroll, Carroll County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1925, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1856  Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Soon after they were married Bert and Mary took a baby boy by the name of Sam B. Baker to rear.
    • Bert and Mary also took to rear Tom Qualls and Tobe Molen.

    Married:
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Mary Jane Rockhold
      Name: Mary Jane Rockhold
      Gender: Female
      Birth Place: MO
      Birth Year: 1838
      Spouse Name: John Willis Cox
      Spouse
      Birth Place: TN
      Spouse Birth Year: 1825
      Marriage
      Year: 1856
      Marriage State: MO
      Number Pages: 1
    Children 
     1. Jarett Madison Cox,   b. 27 Jul 1857, Mercer, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1938  (Age 81 years)
    +2. Nancy Ann Cox,   b. 05 Jan 1859, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1937, Rawlins County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Elurysey Eleanor Cox,   b. 21 Nov 1860, Mercer, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1913  (Age 52 years)
     4. Lloyd Porter Cox,   b. 03 Sep 1862, Mercer, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1932  (Age 69 years)
    +5. Jasper Alexander Cox,   b. 17 Oct 1864, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1919  (Age 54 years)
    +6. Elizabeth Jane Cox,   b. 20 Apr 1866, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1898  (Age 32 years)
    +7. Mary Viola Madora Cox,   b. 18 Mar 1869, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1934, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +8. Thomas Willis Cox,   b. 1872,   d. 04 Sep 1960  (Age 88 years)
     9. Tipton Burton Cox,   b. 1876, Mercer, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1880  (Age 4 years)
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    John Willis Burton Cox
    John Willis Burton Cox
    John Willis Burton Cox
    John Willis Burton Cox Family
    John Willis Burton Cox Family
    Front: Reverend John Willis Burton Cox, Virgil Brown and Mary Jane (Rockhold) Cox. Back: Eleanor Cox, Elizabeth Jane (Cox) Brown and Mary Viola Cox.

    Documents
    1880 United States Federal Census Record - Sommerset, Mercer County, Missouri - Page 15
    1880 United States Federal Census Record - Sommerset, Mercer County, Missouri - Page 15
    1860 United States Federal Census Record - Somerset, Mercer County, Missouri - Page 102
    1860 United States Federal Census Record - Somerset, Mercer County, Missouri - Page 102

    Headstones
    John Willis Burton Cox Tombstone
    John Willis Burton Cox Tombstone
    J.W.B. Cox
    Died
    April 24, 1899
    Aged
    73Y. 4M. 5D.
    Husband of M.J. Cox

    Histories
    John Willis Burton Cox Family
    John Willis Burton Cox Family
    Mercer County Pioneer Traces Vol I, Page 213, Wyona (Ivan) Cox

  • Notes 
    • 1860 Census on file.
    • Tombstone reads "JWB Cox died Apr. 24 1899 aged 73y 4m 5d".

      Also found notes stating John W B Cox was born in Kentucky.

      He was licensed to preach in 1873 and ordained into the Baptist Church in 1875.

      Obit:
      Obituary
      J.W.B. Cox was born December 19th, 1826, and departed this life April 24 at 6 o'clock, 1899, aged 73 years, 4 month and 6 days. He was born in the state of Tennessee, and at the age of 11 years moved to Jackson Co., MO with his father and mother and seven brothers and sisters, he being the seventh. James the oldes, Jarret T. Mary Ann, Hugh P., Elisabeth Jane, Sarah C., Margaret E. and J.W.B. Cox are the names of the family of Wilson and Susannah Cox and they have all passed away except Margaret, who is only waiting for her lord to call her home.
      At the age of 17 J.W.B. Cox moved to Mercer Co., where he made his home until God called him away. He joined the Baptist Church in the year of 1871, was licensed to preach the gospel in 1873 and was ordained about 1875. He was married to Mary Jane Rockhold in the year of 1856. He has left his companion 4 boys and 3 girls and 15 grandchildren. Two of his children had gone on before to a better land, one in infancy and the other, Elizabeth J. Brown, who has preceeded him about 5 months, and died so happy in Jesus and having her friends stand around her bed and her **ther hold her Bible open so she could look on its sacred pages to the last. But how soon does a generation pass away? J.W.B. Cox was loved by all. He was a minister of the Gospel in word and deed. No one ever came to him for aid but what he would help them. He was a Good Samaritan to all, his house was open to receive the orphans and he was a father to them all. How sadly he will be missed by al and especially at home when they gather around the dear old family altar at night, oh, then, how he will be missed! Yet his works will follow him for how can we ever forget who have heard his kind exhortations and warnings and prayers.
      His sufferings were very great during his illness of nine days but he shouted and praised God all day the day he took sick. He said from the first day of his sickness that he would not get well and he has gone to his erernal rest.
      The funeral sermon was preached by J.R.Nordyke and J.D.Houston from Job 14:1 to a large concourse of people.
      Weary toiler thy work all done And they soul into glory gone, Eternal life with its crown now won, God giveth the rest. Rest from all sorrows and watching and fears, Rest from all possible sighing and tears, Rest through God's endless wonderful years, At home with the blest.


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