Biography of John Cox
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JOHN COX, of section 12, Eaton Town ship, Clark County, was born in Leeds County, Canada, thirty three miles north of Brockwell, October 6, 1836, the son of George Cox, a native of Somersetshire, England, who came to Canada when a young man, where he still resides. Our subject's mother, nee Lucy Dowsett, is now deceased. They were the parents of eleven children, five of whom still survive: John, James, George, William and Charles.

The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm, and received his education in the common schools. He worked in the pineries several years in Canada, and then, in December, 1867, came to this county. In November, 1868, he settled on his present farm of forty acres, thirty of which is cleared. He has worked most of the winters in the pineries, and drove logs in the spring and summer, and has also followed the carpenter's trade,

Mr. Cox was married in Canada, October 25, 1862, to Elizabeth Edrnunds, daughter of Caleb, deceased, and Jane (Andrews) Edmunds, Mr. and Mrs. Cox have ten children, nine of whom are still living, namely: Olive, born May 17, 1863; Ernest, October 11, 1864; Sarah, December 10, 1866; George, May 3, 1868; Frederick, January 6, 1872; Sidney, August 29, 1873; Charlotte, August 12, 1875; Epbraizn, August 31, 1877, and Doretta, May 27, 1882. Olive was tnarried to Daniel Stoneburg, of this city, and has four children, viz.: Herbert, born Jnly 1, 1881; Ivan, June 6, 1884; Berton, August 29 1886, and Joseph, June 10, 1888,


FROM:
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
Lewis Publishing Company.
Chiago, 1891.