Moses Lee Cox

Male 1878 - 1966


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  • Name  Moses Lee Cox 
    Born  28 Sep 1878  Rockhouse, Letcher Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  8 Jun 1966  Jenkins, Letcher Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Cox-Hobbs-Spencer Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge,, Lee Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910
      Name: Moses L Craft
      Birth Date: 27 Sep 1878
      Birth County: Letcher
      Ethnicity: White
      Gender: Male
      Mother's name: Lydia Cox
      County of Residence: Letcher
      [wonder why she gave the last name as Craft?]


      1880 United States Federal Census Record
      Name: Moses Cox
      Home in 1880: Rock House, Letcher, Kentucky
      Age: 1
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
      BirthPlace: Kentucky
      Relation to head-of-household: Something other than a direct relationship
      Father's birthplace: KY
      Mother's birthplace: KY
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Occupation: Ward
      Marital status: Single
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Household Members: Name Age
      William Bowens 65
      Lydia Cox 36
      Jason Cox 7
      Zilda Cox 4
      Moses Cox 1

      It is believed by the family that William Bowens was the father of Moses and several other of Lydia's children.


      Grandpa Mose had just been released from the Jenkins Hospital. Dad (Stanley Milich), me (Sharon) and my sister, Sarah, went to get him. We hadn't driven very far when he passed away. I can remember dad asking him if that was too much air coming in on him (the window was down a tiny bit). Grandpa said "Naw" and his head went back and his hat fell in my lap and he fell over on dad. Dad turned the car around and the returned to the hospital. A doctor was going in the door and he came over to the car and pronounced him dead. I had to hold grandpa upright until we got to the funeral home. Since he didn't die in the hospital they wouldn't transport him. I'll always remember that day.

      Granny and Papaw Cox lived in Neon with us before they died. Granny Cox for about 6 months before she died. Grandpa lived a year with us. I believe I was in the 8th grade when he died. Sarah in the 7th grade and Ann would have been a Freshman.

      Apparently grandpa Mose Cox didn't have a birth certificate, thus the reason for the following letter:

      Affidavit
      State of Kentucky
      County of Letcher
      The affiant, William Cox, a citizen and resident of Knott County, Kentucky, upon oath states as follows to wit: That I was born in the year 1871, and am of the age of 69 years 11 months old. That M. L. Cox stayed with me during the year 1894, and at that time he was about the age of 15 years old, taken it back from 1894, until the year of 1940, he would about 62 years of age at his last birthday in September 1940.
      Signed William Cox
      Subscribed and sworn to before me by William Cox, this the 28th day of December 1940. Signed J. M. Johnson, Notary Public..My Com Ex August 19th 1944

      1943
      Grandpa Mose Cox retired from the L&N Railroad Oct. 31, 1943 as evidenced by the following:
      Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company
      Office of the Superintendent at Ravenna, Ky, Oct. 27, 1943
      (to) Mose Lee Cox
      Section Laborer
      Neon, Ky.
      Dear Sir:
      Your letter of October 23, addressed to Supervisor Miller, expressing the desire to terminate your service with our company to make application to the Railroad Retirement Board for annuity, has been referred to me.

      Your resignation is hereby accepted, to take effect October 31, 1943, and I am furnishing you an extra copy of this letter, which you may forward to the Railroad Retirement Board as evidence of the fact that you have severed your employement relationship with our company.

      Yours truly,
      J. Othuston x(can't make out signature) ccs: Mr. Arch Miller and Mr. J. C. Wilcox

      1966
      Obituary
      Moses Lee (M. L.) Cox, son of Lydia Cox was born in Letcher County, Ky., Sept. 28, 1878, passed from this life at Jenkins, Ky. June 8, 1966 being 87 years, 8 months and 10 days of age at his death. Mr. Cox has been in declining health for the past 3 years. For the past 8 months he has made his home with his daughter and son-in-law Maude and Stanley Milich. His wife, Sarah Margaret passed away Dec. 14, 1965.

      He is survived by the following children: W. B. (Bill) Cox, of Hazard, Sherman Cox, Owensboro, James of Jackson, Ohio, Shirley of Beattyville, Mrs. Myrtle Harrington, Toledo, Ohio, Mrs. Cora Collier, Chicago, and Mrs. Maude Milich of Neon, 28 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, one brother Jason Cox of Indiana, two sisters Cora Black of Blackey and Rebecca Spencer, Pine Ridge, Ky. He was a member of the First Church of God, Torrent Lodge No. 711, retired Railroader after 33 years with the L&E and L&N R.R.

      Funeral services for M. L. Cox held at Kincaid Chapel - Route 2, Beattyville, Ky. Saturday, June 11, 1966-11 a.m. Burial in Family Plot of Spencer Cemetery. Torrent Lodge No. 711 F. & A.M. will have charge of Graveside Services. Banks and Craft Funeral Home,Neon, Kentucky in charge of arrangements.
    • Not proven to be same Moses Cox:
      1900 United States Federal Census Record
      Name: Moses Cox
      Home in 1900: Barboursville, Cabell, West Virginia
      Age: 21
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
      BirthPlace: Kentucky
      Relationship to head-of-house: Lodger
      Race: White
      Occupation: View Image
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members: Name Age
      Frank Cain 45
      Charles James 29
      George R Green 23
      Taylor Eles 19
      Frederick Landes 21
      Moses Cox 21 boarder
      King Shoemaker 21


    • 1920 United States Federal Census
      Name: Mame Cox
      [Mose Cox]
      Home in 1920: Fincastle, Lee, Kentucky
      Age: 41 years
      Estimated birth year: abt 1879
      Birthplace: Kentucky
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Spouse's name: Sarah M
      Father's Birth Place: Kentucky
      Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Home owned: Own
      Able to read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Image: 130
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      Household Members: Name Age
      Mame Cox 41
      Sarah M Cox 35
      William B Cox 18
      Sherman Cox 19
      Ila M Cox 11
      Cora A Cox 8
      James F Cox 6
      Sherley Cox 4
      Lula E Cox 2

      1930 United States Federal Census
      about Mare Cox
      Name: Mare Cox
      [Mose Cox]
      Home in 1930: Neon, Letcher, Kentucky
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      Age: 51
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
      Birthplace: Kentucky
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Spouse's Name: Sarah
      Race: White
      Occupation:

      Education:

      Military service:

      Rent/home value:

      Age at first marriage:

      Parents' birthplace: View image
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      Household Members: Name Age
      Mare Cox 51
      Sarah Cox 45
      Myrtle Cox 21
      James Cox 16
      Shirley Cox 14
      Lula Mae Cox 12
      Maud Cox 10
      Woodrow Cox 7
      Edward Cox 5




    • Social Security Death Index
      Name: Mose Cox
      SSN: 704-07-2421
      Last Residence: 41311 Beattyville, Lee, Kentucky, United States of America
      Born: 28 Sep 1878
      Died: Jun 1966
      State (Year) SSN issued: Railroad Board (Issued Through) (Before 1951 )

    Person ID  I048  Cox-Hobbs-Shoemaker
    Last Modified  31 Aug 2009 

    Mother  Lydia Jane Cox,   b. 27 Apr 1846, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1909, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F028  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah Margaret Hobbs,   b. 23 Dec 1885, Lee Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1965, Neon, Letcher Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1902 
    Children 
    >1. Ila Myrtle Cox,   b. 31 Dec 1910, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Feb 1994, Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Grover Cleveland Cox,   b. 3 Feb 1901, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1913
    >3. Sherman Ambrose Cox,   b. 03 Oct 1903, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1992, Owensboro, Daviess Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. William Braxton Cox,   b. 1904, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Cora Ann Cox,   b. 18 Feb 1911, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1972
    >6. James Thomas Cox,   b. 12 May 1913, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1983
    >7. Shirley Preston Cox,   b. 13 Sep 1915, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1998
     8. Lula Mae Cox,   b. 13 Mar 1918, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Apr 1936, Letcher Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Eunice "Maude" Cox
     10. Woodrow Wilson Cox,   b. 16 Jul 1922, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Nov 1940
     11. Walter Edward Tussey Cox,   b. 24 Oct 1924, Fincastle, Lee Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1932
    Family ID  F020  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Moses Lee Cox
    Children of Moses Lee and Sarah M. (Hobbs) Cox
    Children of Moses Lee and Sarah M. (Hobbs) Cox
    Children of Lydia Cox
    Children of Lydia Cox
    Front Row: Jason Cox, Rebecca Cox, Realdy Cox and Ambers or Ambrose Cox.
    Back Row: Sherman Cox (s/o Dr. Braxton Jason or Dr. Jason Braxton Cox - Dr. Cox was the brother of Lydia Cox), my grandpa Mose Cox, Cora Hobbs (sister to Mose's wife Sarah Hobbs), Bill Cox and Cora Cox.
    Cox Reunion
    Cox Reunion
    Grandma Sarah Hobbs Cox is the first adult on left holding child in the 2nd row. Grandpa Mose Cox is next to her with a child in his lap.
    Mose Lee Cox and Sister Cora Kay Spencer
    Mose Lee Cox and Sister Cora Kay Spencer
    Moses Cox and Sarah Margaret (Hobbs) Cox
    Moses Cox and Sarah Margaret (Hobbs) Cox
    This photo was taken inside the little house located in the Cox-Hobbs cemetery. Four of their children are buried inside of this house. One of the sons requested before he died that rain never hit his grave.
    Moses Cox and sons
    Moses Cox and sons
    Back Row: Shirley, Sherman and Woodrow
    Front Row: Moses, William and Jim
    Moses Cox and wife Sarah M.(Hobbs), his sisters Becky (Cox) Spencer and Cora Kay (Cox)Spencer
    Moses Cox and wife Sarah M.(Hobbs), his sisters Becky (Cox) Spencer and Cora Kay (Cox)Spencer
    Moses L. and Sarah M. (Hobbs) Cox
50th Wedding Anniversary
Neon, Letcher Co., Kentucky
    Moses L. and Sarah M. (Hobbs) Cox 50th Wedding Anniversary Neon, Letcher Co., Kentucky
    Neon, Kentucky
    Neon, Kentucky
    L&N RR Bridge
    L&N RR Bridge
    Jasper Shoemaker second from left. Mose Cox, sixth from left. Gerald Eckman, fourth from right.
    Lula Mae Cox, daughter of Mose Lee and Sarah Margaret (Hobbs) Cox
    Lula Mae Cox, daughter of Mose Lee and Sarah Margaret (Hobbs) Cox
    Died of typhoid fever at age 18.
    Shirley Cox
    Shirley Cox
    Son of Moses Lee and Sarah Margaret Hobbs Cox
    Ila Myrtle Cox Harrington
    Ila Myrtle Cox Harrington
    Daughter of Moses Lee and Sarah Margaret Hobbs Cox
    Grover Cleveland Cox, son of Moses Lee and Sarah M. (Hobbs) Cox
    Grover Cleveland Cox, son of Moses Lee and Sarah M. (Hobbs) Cox
    Sherman and Sylvania (Wilder) Cox holding grandson, James Morris, Jr.
    Sherman and Sylvania (Wilder) Cox holding grandson, James Morris, Jr.
    Cora Ann (Cox) Collier
    Cora Ann (Cox) Collier
    James Cox and wife, Helen Williams
    James Cox and wife, Helen Williams
    Eunice Maude Cox
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Woodrow Cox, son of Moses Lee and Sarah Margaret Hobbs Cox
    Woodrow Cox, son of Moses Lee and Sarah Margaret Hobbs Cox
    Written on back Wood. Cox and G. C. Hobbs Woodrow is on right.
    Grover Cleveland Hobbs and wife Lula Cable.  Little boy on left is Edward Cox, son of Mose Lee and Sarah Margaret Hobbs Cox.
    Grover Cleveland Hobbs and wife Lula Cable. Little boy on left is Edward Cox, son of Mose Lee and Sarah Margaret Hobbs Cox.

    Headstones
    Cemetery Photo of where some of my Cox, Hobbs, and Grandmother Milich and dad are buried.
    Cemetery Photo of where some of my Cox, Hobbs, and Grandmother Milich and dad are buried.
    In the very back of this photo is a grave with a lot of flowers, that is my dad's grave Sept. 25, 2003. To the right of his grave is Grandmother Milich's grave.
    The two graves by the house are my grandparents Mose and Sarah Hobbs Cox