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Mary Jane Rockhold

Mary Jane Rockhold

Female 1838 - 1925  (87 years)

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  • Name Mary Jane Rockhold 
    Born 26 May 1838  Carroll, Carroll County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 May 1925  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 I617  Thompson
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2005 

    Father Lloyd Rockhold, II,   b. 15 Jan 1808, Carter County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1884, Gas Point, Shasta County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Jane Conner,   b. Abt 1810, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1890, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 08 Mar 1827  Clay County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Jane Connor
      Name: Jane Connor
      Gender: Female
      Birth Place: KY
      Birth Year: 1810
      Spouse Name: Lloyd Rockhold
      Spouse Birth Place: TN
      Spouse Birth Year: 1808
      Marriage Year: 1827
      Marriage State: MO
      Number Pages: 1
    Family ID F225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Willis Burton Cox,   b. 19 Dec 1825, Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1899, Mercer County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 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
    Mary Jane (Rockhold) Cox
    Mary Jane (Rockhold) Cox
    Mary Jane (Rockhold) 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.
    Mary Jane Rockhold and three Daughters
    Mary Jane Rockhold and three Daughters
    Back row - Dora (cox) Hampton and Ellen Cox
    Front row - Nancy Ann (Cox) Thompson and their mother Mary Jane (Rockhold) Cox.
    Mary Jane Rockhold
    Mary Jane Rockhold
    Mary Jane Rockhold
    Mary (Rockhold) Cox and brother Richard Rockhold
    Mary (Rockhold) Cox and brother Richard Rockhold
    Mary (Rockhold) Cox and brother Richard Rockhold.

    Documents
    1860 United States Federal Census Record - Somerset, Mercer County, Missouri - Page 102
    1860 United States Federal Census Record - Somerset, Mercer County, Missouri - Page 102
    1870 United States Federal Census Record - Somerset, Mercer County, Missouri - Page 11
    1870 United States Federal Census Record - Somerset, Mercer County, Missouri - Page 11
    1880 United States Federal Census Record - Sommerset, Mercer County, Missouri - Page 15
    1880 United States Federal Census Record - Sommerset, Mercer County, Missouri - Page 15
    1900 United States Federal Census Record - Somerset, Mercer County, Missouri - Sheet 3 A
    1900 United States Federal Census Record - Somerset, Mercer County, Missouri - Sheet 3 A
    1910 United States Federal Census Record - Somerset, Mercer County, Missouri - Sheet 6 A
    1910 United States Federal Census Record - Somerset, Mercer County, Missouri - Sheet 6 A

    Headstones
    Mary Jane (Rockhold) Cox Tombstone
    Mary Jane (Rockhold) Cox Tombstone
    Mary J.
    Cox
    Died
    May 30 1925
    Aged
    87Y. 4D.

  • Notes 
    • 1860 Census on file.
    • Thelma Nicholas' notes show the last name spelling as Rocholdt, but this is not correct.

      Notes with tombstone are: COX Mary J. May 30, 1925 Age 87y, 4d, Same stone with John W. B. Cox, Dau of Loy & Jane Rockhold, Born in Carroll Co., MO.

      Obit:
      Mrs. Mary J. Cox, A Well Known Old Resident, is dead
      By Obie Davenport
      Mrs. Mary Jane Cox, an old and highly respected lady of the north part of the county, died Saturday at her home. The funeral was held Sunday at the family home and was conducted by Rev. W E Kauffman, assisted by Rev. Tye and Rev. Houston. Interment was in the Laughlin cemetery.
      Mary Jane Rockhold, daughter of Loyd and Jane Rockhold was born in Carroll County, Mo., May 26, 1837. She was one of a family of eleven children, all of whom preceded her in death except her brother, Richard L Rockhold and another brother in California. She moved to Mercer County with her parents, when a child. She was married to the Reverand Burton Cox, Oct 23, 1856 and through their long wedded life she was an exemplar companion, kind, loving, faithful and self-sacrificing. To this union nine children were born. Jarret M, Mrs. Nancy A Thompson, Brewster, Kans., Miss Ellen deceased; Mrs Madora Hampton, Lineville; Thomas W Cox, Lineville; L ****** *** **** Tipton B and *** ****** ***** **** **** ****** ** *** ***** ****** ******* ****** ***** ***** ***** *** ** ******* **** ** the same motherly kindness and gentle she reared a large number of homeless and orphan children.
      The hospitality of the Cox home was shared and enjoyed by the entire community for many years. And it has been quite often said that no one was permitted to the leave the Cox home at meal time without breaking bread with this fine old family. Since her husbands death she had lived with her devoted sons, Jarret and Porter in the old home. Her daughter had offered her the comforts of her home but she preferred to remain under the old roof until the end. The children were ever ready to make any sacrifice for their dear old mother's comfort and pleasure. The relatives assembled to celebrate her birthday May 26, and although she was bedfast at the time she greatly enjoyed the occasion very much and was glad they all came home to spend the day.
      She was reared by devoted Christian parents was early in life became a member of the Christian church. Later she with her husband, who preached the gospel for more than a quarter century, united with the Baptist church in 1871. She departed this vale of tears to dwell for ever with the pure and Holy. She had for several days been happy singing "I'm Going Home to Die No More." The morning of her death she prayed that the Savior might come and take her home. And, with her passing there comes to our minds this phrase from the Inspired word. "Well done thou good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful, over a few things. I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of the Lord."


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