Dr. Braxton Jason Cox

Male 1810 - 1902


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  • Name  Dr. Braxton Jason Cox 
    Title  Dr. 
    Born  15 Mar 1810  Wilkes Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1840 
    Along the ridge above the Rhoda Branch, between Walker's Creek and the water of the Lower Devil's Creek. Later named Big Andy Ridge. 
    • Source for residence: Powell County Messenger, Feb. 7, 1996 page 8 by Jim Spencer
    Died  30 Jan 1902  Wolfe Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Cox Cemetery, Big Andy Ridge, Lee Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Cox and Kin by Bruce K. Cox 1986:
      Jason B. Cox was a farmer and is listed as a physician in the 1880 census.
    • 1850 Owsley Co., Ky. Census:
      Cox, Jacient age 40 farmer, b. NC
      Lydia, age 41 b. NC
      Joel age 15 laborer, b. NC
      Sampson Thompson age 11 b. NC
      William age 8 b. NC
      Branton (sic Braxton) age 6 b. NC
      Lydia age 4 b. Ky
      Polley age 12 b. NC
      Ambrose age 2 b. Ky

      There were at least 9 children born of this marriage.

      1860 United States Federal Census
      about Lydia Cox
      Name: Lydia Cox
      Age in 1860: 50
      Birth Year: abt 1810
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1860: Owsley, Kentucky
      Gender: Female
      Post Office: Spruce Grove
      Value of real estate: View Image
      Household Members: Name Age
      Lydia Cox 50
      Joel L Cox 25
      Mary Cox 24
      Sampson B Cox 21
      William Cox 18
      Jason B Cox 15
      Lyda Cox 13
      Ambrose Cox 11

      [Where is the father in the 1860 census? He lived to be 107 years old]

      1870 United States Federal Census
      about B J Cox
      Name: B J Cox
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1810
      Age in 1870: 60
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1870: Precinct 3, Elliott, Kentucky
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Value of real estate: View Image
      Post Office: Sandy Hook
      Household Members: Name Age
      B J Cox 60
      Mary A Cox 52
      Isaac Cox 21
      Benjamin Cox 16
      Sarah Caudell 85
      Lucy Fannin 21
      Ambrose Cox 17

      [WHO IS SARAH CAUDELL ...just states "at home"] Is this the correct Braxton Jason Cox? skouns7@aol.com


    • The Hazel Green Herald, Thursday, September 7, 1899 page 5
      Dr. Brackson Jason Cox, of Christy creek neighborhood in Rowan county, passed through here Tuesday to visit his son, Brack Cox, of Torrent, and attend the Red River association of Baptists which will convene tomorrow at some church in Estill county. The old doctor tells us that he has enjoyed the best of health during the past year, and does not feel the infirmities of old age, though he is 89 past.

      1900 United States Federal Census
      about Braxton G Cox
      Name: Braxton G Cox
      [Berton Caudill]
      Home in 1900: Hoggtown, Rowan, Kentucky
      Age: 40
      Birth Date: Mar 1810
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      [Kentucky]
      Race: White
      Ethnicity: American
      Gender: Male
      Relationship to head-of-house: Boarder
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Residence : Magisterial District 3, Hogtown, Precinct 4, Rowan, Kentucky
      Occupation: View on Image
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members: Name Age
      Isaac Caudill 48
      Margret Caudill 41
      Mary L Caudill 18
      Braxton Caudill 12
      William Caudill 9
      John H Caudill 7
      Eliza J Caudill 3
      James S Caudill 7/12
      Braxton G Cox 40 [sic 90] Physcian

      WHY WAS HE LIVING WITH THIS FAMILY in 1900?


      Central Record Newspaper
      20 Feb. 1902 - Dr. Jason Cox said to be 107 years old, died at his home in Wolfe Co.

      Clay City Times 27 Feb. 1902 - Dr. Jason Cox who died at his home in Wolfe county last week left papers showing that he was 107 years old.
    • 1880 United States Federal Census
      Name: Brackston J. Cox
      Home in 1880: Precinct 4, Wolfe, Kentucky
      Age: 70
      Estimated birth year: abt 1810
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Relation to head-of-household: Father
      Father's birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's birthplace: North Carolina
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Occupation: Physician
      Marital Status: Widower
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Household Members: Name Age
      Brackson S. Cox 36
      Elisabeth Cox 30
      Mary E. Cox 9
      Lueratia Cox 6
      William S. Cox 5
      Rossia B. Cox 3
      Florance Cox 1M
      Brackston J. Cox 70
      Ambrose G. Powell 16


    • Source: Our Family Tree Roots and Branches by Nora Cox Clark page 44

      Our Cox family was supposed to have come to Kentucky in 1804 or 1807 from North Carolina. They were in Wilkes County, NC which was formed from Burke and Surry being organized in 1777. In the first census of Wilkes County 1790 our Braxton Cox was listed. They came to Owsley and Letcher County, Kentucky and at the time of the Civil War four sons of Dr. Jason Brackston cox fought in that war; two for the north and two for the south. Some say that Dr. Jason also served during the war, but we have not found the records nor which side he would have been on.

      Joel Sturgis Cox volunteered for the Confederate Army (South) in Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky in 1861. He is grandfather of Nora Cox Clark. He was Pvt. Co. A. 1st Battalion Kentucky Mounted Rifles. Grandfather Joel never forgave Braxton D. Cox, his brother, for fighting for the North.

      At age 17 Braxton D. Cox volunteered for the Co. G. C. 8 Ky Inf. for the Union Army (North) At age 20 he was in Co. A. 4 Ky Mounted Infantry Pvt. He later became a doctor, married Elizabeth Spencer, and he delivered the children of Leah and Jason Cox.

      Sampson D. Cox, Pvt. Co. B. 10 Regt. Ky Infantry enlisted Sept. 9, 1862 at Whitesburg, Letcher Co., Ky. Residence Letcher Co. Kentucky; captured at Cynthiana, Ky.; was prisoner in Rock Island, Ill.

      One other brother fought during the war, but we hav enot been able to find if it was William, Ambrose, or Jason B.

      [Note from Sharon Kouns: It was William Allison Cox, the brother of the above that served in the CW. This information has been provided by his descendant, Jan Covey of California.]

      None of the records show the maiden name of Lydia, wife of Jason Brackston Cox. Since Joel Sturgis Cox was her first son and the name "Sturgis" sounds like a surname it could be that she was Lydia Sturgis, butr we have never found this in any records; it is just a possibility.

      Joel Sturgis Cox married Widow Naoma C. Reasor Hobbs in Lee County, Virginia, on May 24, 1866. She was the mother of three sons. They moved to Wolfe County, Kentucky, and their family is as follows:

      [note from Sharon Kouns skouns7@aol.com - go to his family sheet for the listing of his children]
    • BIG ANDY RIDGE (Naming of)
      Source: Early and Modern History of Wolfe County
      page 173
      ..near the mouth of Devils Creek, now known as Big Andy. (This community took its name from a conversation between Dr. Brack Cox and Andy Spencer. Mr. Spencer wanted to donate a portion of his land for a Community Church and name it Spencer. Dr. Cox suggested he donate the land and he would call the settlement Big Andy.)
    • From Jan Covey, Dec. 20, 2009:
      Sharon, I just received a letter from National Archives. They have found a Confederate Staff Officer's File for an Acting Assistant Surgeon, B. J. Cox who served from Kentucky in the Confederate States Army. Will forward my findings when I get the actual copies. It probably will take a few weeks. What a surprise!!! --Best Wishes, Jan [P.S. It's possible he was a contract physician. If so, it would explain why he doesn't show up on confederate soldier records.]
    • Hazel Green Herald, Hazel Green, KY 17 May 1894

      Dr. B. J. Cox, of Elliottsville, Rowan County, passed through here Wednesday en route home. He had been visiting his sons, Dr. Drack [sic Brack], Samp and Joel, all of whom live in our county. Dr. Cox, sr., was 84 years of age on the 15th of March last but looks to be much younger, and can ride horseback much better than many not half so old. He told the writer that he can ride after night and frequently does so inn the practice of medicine, and that for two years past he has not felt a pain. He has been a tobacco chewer since he was 23 years old, but does not smoke. Dr. Cox is connected with the Rock Spring association of Baptists, and still takes an active part in its affairs. He looks to be in perfect health and from present indications there are yet many years of usefulness before him.
    Person ID  I051  Cox-Hobbs-Shoemaker
    Last Modified  18 Oct 2014 

    Father  Braxton Dickerson Cox,   b. 28 Dec 1780, Montgomery Co., Va. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1856, Owsley Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Nancy Allison,   b. 1779, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft. 1860, Yancey Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Oct 1798  Wilkes Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F030  Group Sheet

    Family  Lydia Sturgeon Sturgis or Sturgill,   b. 8 Sep 1809, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1863, Lee Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1833  Caldwell Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Nancy Carolyn Cox,   b. 1834, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Ky Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Joel Sturgis Cox,   b. 3 May 1835, Wilkes Co., NC now known as Caldwell Co. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Mar 1918, Torrent, Wolfe Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Polly Cox,   b. 1837, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Sampson David Cox,   b. 11 May 1839, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1926, Denison Tp., Lawrence, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. William Allison Cox,   b. 1841, NC (Family notes indicate he was born in Lee Co., VA) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 1911, Denison, Grayson Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Braxton Dickerson Cox,   b. 15 Mar 1844, Owsley Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Feb 1917, Campton, Wolfe Co., Ky. Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Jason B. Cox,   b. 1845
    >8. 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
    >9. Ambrose Cox,   b. 1848,   d. Sept. 1923, Fayette Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Elizabeth Cox,   b. 1850
    Family ID  F029  Group Sheet

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    Generations of Dr. Braxton D. Cox Family
    Generations of Dr. Braxton D. Cox Family
    Dr. Jason Braxton Cox
1810-1902
    Dr. Jason Braxton Cox 1810-1902
    Joel Cox Family
    Joel Cox Family
    Dr. Braxton Cox and family
see article on his family page
    Dr. Braxton Cox and family see article on his family page
    Back Row: fifth over from left - William Sherman Cox and wife Cora Hobbs Cox. Wm. Cox, the submitter of the photo to Ky. Explorer states that lady on right on front row is Rose Profitt. Braxton D. Cox had a daughter Rossia (Rose) that married a Profitt. This Braxton D. was the uncle to the B. D. Cox that was assassinated.
    Cox, Lydia
    Cox, Lydia
    Lydia Sturgeon/Sturgill, wife of Jason Braxton Cox
    Lydia Sturgeon/Sturgill, wife of Jason Braxton Cox
    William A. and Margaret Haining Cox
    William A. and Margaret Haining Cox
    William A. Cox, son of Jason Braxton and Lydia Sturgeon Cox