Biography of Thompson Cox
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

THOMPSON COX, farmer and stock raiser; P. O. Piqua; was born in Hamilton Co., Ohio. November, 1822, and is a great grandson of Gershom and Mary Cox; she died in 1804, and he in 1807; he is a grandson of William Coax, who was born in New Jersey Sept. 21, 1778, and during his life followed milling and stonemasonry; was in the war of 1812. On Feb. 23, 1800, he married Mary Lafer, who was born March 6, 1780: he died at the age of 82 years, and she at a very old age; two children were the fruits of their union - Martha A., and Tunis, the father of Thompson, was born in New Jersey in 1802, and during life was a brick and stone mason, and in 1829, married Nancy Sparks who was born in 1800, and died in 1841, and he in 1861; they by this union had twelve children. viz., William Thompson (our subject), Mary A., Sarah, Gershom, Andrew, Elizabeth, Isaac, Martha. Harriet. George W. and Catherine; Thompson was raised on the farm and received an ordinary education and in 1844 married Susan Patterson, who was born Nov. 22, 1822 they are the parents of four children, of whom Alice is dead, Nancy J., Memery and Edmond are now living. Mr. Cox came to this county in 1852, bought a farm of 140 acres. and has since been largely engaged in buying and selling land, and now owns 188 1/2 acres in Secs. 23 and 17 well improved.

History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880

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