Biography of John Cox
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John Cox, a prominent and successful farmer and stock-raiser, was born June 24, 1828, in Dearborn County, Ind., the second son of Elisha and Lucinda (Sheril) Cox. His father died when he was quite young. His mother is still living, and makes her home in Farmer City, Ill. John Cox received a common-school education in his native county, and on arriving at maturity he engaged in farming. In the fall of 1850 he removed to La Salle County and settled on a farm containing a quarter-section of land which he had purchased, and which was located north of La Salle. He settled on his present farm on section 34, two miles south of La Salle, in 1872, which contains 460 acres of fine land. He commenced life on a very limited capital, but by energy, tact and good judgment lie has met with good success. His stables are well stocked with fine horses which he has raised upon his farm. He is one of the leading and most extensive breeders of Clydesdale horses in the county, and in his present herd running in his fine blue grass pastures are to be found some of the finest animals in the county. In the fall of 1884 he realized $13,000 at his sale of fine horses. Mr. Cox was married in Dearborn County, Ind., to Miss Johanna Franklin. They have a family of four children living, two Sons and two daughters.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886