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Cox, William

Born: 1804 Virginia

Died: 1870-06-02 Benton County, Missouri

Flourished: 1830 Sangamon County, Illinois

In 1830, Cox lived in Sangamon County, Illinois and had three other persons in his household. During the Black Hawk War, he served in Abraham Lincoln's company of mounted militia. In 1833, he purchased 40 acres of land in Sangamon County and purchased an additional 40 acres in 1836. By 1840, he had moved to Benton County, Missouri, where he lived as a farmer for the rest of his life.

U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Sangamon County, IL, 201; Muster Roll of Abraham Lincoln’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Sangamon [Menard] County, 68:136, 69:82, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Election Returns for New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Benton County, MO, 63; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Benton County, MO, 297; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Benton County, MO, 22; Gravestone, Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, MO.