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Cox, Jeremiah (IL Representative)

Born: 1789-05-05 Maryland

Died: 1862-12-03 Morgan County, Illinois

Flourished: Morgan County, Illinois

After his birth, Cox moved with his family to Kentucky, where was raised. He married twice and had thirteen children. In 1829, he moved his family to Morgan County, Illinois. In 1840, Cox won election as a Whig to the Illinois House of Representatives. In 1850, he was farming in Morgan County, where he lived with his second wife Margaret and his large family.

Gravestone, Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville, IL; Portrait and Biographical Album of Morgan and Scott Counties, Illinois(Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1889), 220; Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 343; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Morgan County IL, 220.