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123. Irenia MABRY120 was born on 15 December 1824 in Grayson County, Virginia.57,101 She died on 9 March 1907 at the age of 82 in Indian Valley, Floyd County, Virginia.101

The marriage date in the Mabry book is 1841; records from Grayson Co. suggest it was instead, 7 Apr 1842.

1860 Census. Indian Valley P.O., Floyd Co VA, Hh 831
Aris R. Cox, 43. Irena 35.
Bufort 16. Melvina 14. Fulton 12. Luann 10. Winfield 8. Franklin P. 6. Julina M. 4, and Warren C. 2 months old.

1870 Census. Indian Valley & Burks Fork, Floyd, VA, Hh 152
Irene Cox, 45.
Melvina, 23. Wingfield 18. Franklin 15. Julina 13. Warren 15.
Elkanah Simmons, 22, farm labor
next door in Hh 151
Bluford Cox, age 28. Nannie 25. Walton E., age 1.

1880 Census. Indian Valley, Floyd, VA, Hh 222
Warren Cox, 20
Florence, 16, wife
Irena, 55, mother

1900 Census. Indian Valley, Floyd, VA, Hh 160
Irena Cox, b. Dec 1824, age 75, widow, had 9 children - 7 are living, b. VA as were parents
Maude M., gdau, b. Dec 1884, age 15
next door in Hh 161
Lurene Cox, b. Sep 1867, age 32, widow, 7 children - all living
Cloyd, son, b. Aug 1885, 14. Ballard P., son, b. Nov 1889, age 10. Melinda, dau, b. Jun 1891, 8. Della J., dau, b. July 1893, 6. Franklin, son, b. Sep 1895, 4. Ollie May, dau, b. Dec 1897, 2. Rosie D, dau, b. Mar 1900, age 2 months.
Mildred Mitchel, mother, b. July 1828, age 71, widow, 1 child - living, b. VA

Irenia lived near Indian Valley in Floyd Co VA and served the area as a midwife until her death. The cemetery where she is buried with Aris is today know as the "Irenia Cox Cemetery".
Actually FindAGrave shows the cemetery as Ambrose Cox Memorial Park, Indian Valley, Floyd County.

Irenia MABRY and Aris Reed COX were married on 7 April 1842.121 Aris Reed COX101,120, son of Ambrose Norwood COX and Sarah REED, was born on 6 June 1817 in Montgomery County, Virginia.57,122 He died on 17 December 1860 at the age of 43 in Floyd County, Virginia.122

Aris was the son of Ambrose Cox and Sarah Reed.
The family was in Floyd Co in the 1850 and 1860 Census. He was killed by a fallen tree at age 43.

Irenia MABRY and Aris Reed COX had the following children:

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Beauford COX120 was born on 30 January 1844 in Beuford, Floyd County, Virginia.57,120 He died on 17 September 1931 at the age of 87 in Hancock County, Illinois.120 He was buried in Harmony Cemetery, Bentley, Hancock County, Illinois.123

Beauford married Nancy E. Phillips (1849-1882) daughter of Robert W. & Nancy Phillips. He operated a general store and post office in Beuford, before moving to Illinois. His second wife was Melissa Frances Hill (1848-1927).

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Melvina COX120 was born on 13 January 1846 in Floyd County, Virginia.57,120 She died on 31 October 1929 at the age of 83.120 She was buried in Ambrose Cox Memorial Park, Indian Valley, Floyd County, Virginia.124

Melvina married on 28 Jan 1871 to Greenberry Duncan (b. 17 May 1847; d. 29 Nov 1916), son of Blanch and Catherine Phillips Duncan. They are buried in the Irenia Cox Cemetery. (Ambrose Cox Memorial Park)

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Fulton COX120 was born on 21 May 1848 in Floyd County, Virginia.57,120 He died on 11 December 1937 at the age of 89 in Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska.120 He was buried in Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska.125

Fulton married on 2 Jan 1873 to Adaline L. Radford, daughter of Isaac & Angeline Radford. He served in the CSA, co I, 9th VA Cavalry for three years. After the ward he joined a wagon train to Illinois and lived about six years. He returned to VA to marry Adaline and took her back to IL. They moved to Elmo, Nodaway Co, MO about 1890, and on to Nebraska in 1904.

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Louanna Minerva COX120 was born on 21 May 1850 in Floyd County, Virginia.57,120 She died on 11 March 1935 at the age of 84 in Anthony, Harper County, Kansas.120 She was buried in Forest Park Cemetery, Anthony, Harper County, Kansas.126

Luanna's age given as 9 months in the 1850 census.

Luanna married 5 Dec 1867 in Floyd Co to Charles William Alley. They migrated west in the 1880's living in Tennessee and then Anthony, Harper Co, KA in 1884.

Charles was the son of David Leon Alley and Evaline Altizer. He was born 23 Dec 1847, Montgomery Co, VA; died 4 Feb 1937, Anthony.

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Winfield Scott COX120 was born on 31 July 1852 in Floyd County, Virginia.57,120 He died on 17 June 1892 at the age of 39 in Floyd County, Virginia.120 He was buried in Ambrose Cox Memorial Park, Indian Valley, Floyd County, Virginia.127

Winfield married in Mar of 1875 to Mary Elizabeth Mitchell daughter of Berry G. and Miriam Brown Mitchell. He lived on part of the original Ambrose Cox plantation, willed to him by his father.
Mary Elizabeth was born 27 Sep 1857, died 10 Oct 1928.

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Franklin Pierce COX120 was born on 21 October 1854 in Indian Valley, Floyde County, Virginia.57,120 He died on 4 December 1915 at the age of 61 in Indian Valley, Floyd County, Virginia.120 He was buried in Ambrose Cox Memorial Park, Indian Valley, Floyd County, Virginia.128

Frankline married 19 Dec 1875, Martha Elizabeth "Duck" Spence, daughter of Jeremiah and Margaret Jane Jackson Spence. Martha was born 9 Apr 1858, Indian Valley; died 31 Aug 1935, in the same place.

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Julina Marinda COX122,129 was born on 12 July 1857 in Floyd County, Virginia.57,129 She died on 7 October 1899 at the age of 42 in Floyd County, Virginia.129

Julina married Abram Dandridge Burnett, son of Beveridge Austin Burnett & Judith Slaughter on 19 Mar 1877, Floyd Co VA. They were the ancestors of Dorothy Burnett Peterson who wrote BLUE RIDGE HERITAGE.

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Warren Casburn COX120 was born on 1 March 1860 in Floyd County, Virginia.57,120 He died in 1910 at the age of 50 in Illinois.120

Warren was age 2 months in the 1860 census.

Warren married (1) on 18 Dec 1879 to Missouri Florence Cox, daughter of Luke and Ellen Mayberry Cox. They had one daughter and she died soon after. Warren married (2) on 23 Nov 1893 in Pulaski Co VA to Ulalah Nancy El Jones, daughter of William Wlaker & Elizabeth Susan Young Jones. They moved to Illinois.