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Help us figure out who these folks are. This group from Cox-Hobbs-Shoemaker and possibly Spencer family photos in the possession of Eunice "Maude" Cox.


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Cox Brothers?
Cox Brothers?
Who are these young men? Partially written on the picture is "Bot got killed in" Does someone have the rest of this photograph? 
 
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Cox Brothers ??
Cox Brothers ??
Sent to me from Ken Reynolds 10/1/10 
 
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Three Soldiers
Three Soldiers
Who are they? Found in Cox-Hobbs-Shoemaker family photos. 
 
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Tin Type 2
Tin Type 2
Possibly taken in Lee, Wolfe, Breathitt or Letcher county, Kentucky. 
 
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Tin Type Photo
Tin Type Photo
Found with other old photos of Cox, Hobbs, Shoemaker family. If anyone can identify please contact skouns7@aol.com 
 
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Unknown ...Cox family?
Unknown ...Cox family?
Was unknown but now known as Mary Ellen Cox that married Isaac Wiles ...This same woman and man and children are in the group photo connected to Dr. Braxton D. Cox (#1090).
Mystery family may be solved:
This is what I have found I hope you can follow this. I have dated the picture sometime in 1898 and here are my reasons for doing so.
1. The mystery family in the pictures fits Mary Ellen Cox/Wiles and Isaac Wiles and their children. At this date (1898) they would have been as follows Braxton D. 5yrs born 1893, Louis 3yrs born 1895, William 1yr born 1897 Elizabeth born 1898, John L born 1900, Samuel born 1902, Rhoda born 1905 and Cora born 1907. The second picture of just this family would have included the first 5 children born and have been taken probably around 1901 after John and before Samuel.
2. The next identifier of the 1898 date would be that Rose's daughters are pictured Naomi and Dorothy. Naomi would have been 1yr and Dorothy 2 yrs at this date. One probably just turned 1 yr and the other ready to turn 3 yr. This also fits.
3. Next would be the other woman first thought to be Mary Ellen. This I believe is Lucretia. I have found a 1910 census that states that Clement Holmes was living in Ohio with his elderly father Solomon at this date. This would mean that he and Lucretia were not married yet nor would they have been married in 1898 when the picture was taken. So this was her still as a single woman with no children. This also fits the picture.
4.The last facter would be that my great-gandfather Sampson D. was born in 1889. This would have made him 9yrs in 1898. This also looks to be accurate.

So conclusion would be that the mystery family portrait would Mary Ellen Cox/ Wiles Isaac Wiles Braxton D., Louis, William, Elizabeth and John L. If you look closely at both pictures you can see that the 2 boys first thought to be possible twins are really not that close in age. Note the hieght difference in the sepia photo. Also I will go so far as to say that the mystery picture of the little girl is Elizabeth Wiles.

I have attached the documents that I used to reach this conclusion and you check things for yourself. Got any other mysteries you need throw them at me this was fun!!!

Samantha Elam, descendant of B.D.Cox
 
 
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Distinguished Man
Distinguished Man
Who is he? Per Alisha Boettger (her great uncle) he is Jessie Green Legg, the first husband of Catherine Cox Reynolds. 
 
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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. 
 
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Dr. Harrison Hobbs with last wife Matilda Baker.
Dr. Harrison Hobbs with last wife Matilda Baker.
The children are from Matilda's side of the family. Harrison and Matilda did not have children together.  
 
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Gentry family photos
Gentry family photos
Who is he?
Possibly William Cox son of Moses Lee and Sarah Margaret Hobbs Cox. 
 
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L-R Unknown person, Oscar Gentry
L-R Unknown person, Oscar Gentry
 
 
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Man Farming
Man Farming
Who is he? Found in Cox-Hobbs-Shoemaker family photos. May be a Spencer?? 
 
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Mystery Woman and Boy.
Mystery Woman and Boy.
Who are they? Found in the Cox, Hobbs, Shoemaker family photos. Possibly taken in Lee, Wolfe, Owsley or Breathitt county, Ky.
This could be Sarah Hobbs Cox, first wife of Joel M. Cox. Sarah was the daughter of Isaiah Hobbs and Tempy Shoemaker Hobbs. I believe she was a midwife. 
 
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Shoemaker - Hobbs Family
Shoemaker - Hobbs Family
Front Row: Sarah Shoemaker Hobbs, unknown child, Cora Hobbs Cox, Sherman Cox, unknown child

Back Row: Unknown, Temperance Hobbs (sister to Sarah Hobbs Cox), Mary Hobbs Gentry, unknown, unkown, William Henry Harrison Hobbs, unknown
{feel free to correct me if I am wrong skouns7@aol.com) 
 
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Unknown 4 Men
Unknown 4 Men
May have been taken in Breathitt, Lee, Wolfe or Letcher County. 
 
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Unknown Boys.
Unknown Boys.
Who are they? 
 
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Unknown couple.
Unknown couple.
Found among the Hobbs-Cox-Shoemaker family photos 
 
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Unknown man 1.
Unknown man 1.
Who is this? 
 
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Unknown Man 2
Unknown Man 2
Who is this? Found among the Cox-Hobbs-Shoemaker family photos. 
 
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Unknown Man 3
Unknown Man 3
Who is he? Found among the Cox-Hobbs-Shoemaker family photos. 
 

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