Biography of Thomas Cox
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Cox, Thomas, was born in Ireland December 25, 1842, a son of Daniel and Ellen Cox, natiyes of Ireland, where Mr. Cox died, and Mrs. Cox came to Oswego county in 1845, where she died March 23, 1893. Our subject was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and was learning the harness trade with M. M. Tucker in Sandy Creek when the war broke out in 1861; he enlisted in Co. G, 24th N. Y. Vols., was in eleven hard fought battles, one seven days at Chancellorsville. At the end of two years' service he reenlisted in Co. I, 20th N. Y. Cavalry for three years. At the close of the war he commenced railroading and was for twenty years an engineer on the R. W. and O. Railroad. In 1890 he moved on a farm which he bought in 1875, consisting of sixty seven acres, and now follows general farming. He married, in December, 1868, May, daughter of Henry Chango, one of the early settlers of Sandy Creek. Subject and wife have one child, Genevieve, wife of C. W. Lindsey, a railroad engineer of Oswego.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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