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Joshua Cox
b. circa 1700, d. 1747

Father Sir Richard Cox1 b. 25 March 1650, d. 3 May 1733
Mother Mary Bourne2 b. 1658, d. 1 June 1715
Pedigree

Last Edited 13 Apr 2002

Birth circa 1700  Joshua Cox was born circa 1700 at Ireland.3,4 
Birth 1694  He was born in 1694 at Ireland.2 
  He was the son of Sir Richard Cox and Mary Bourne.1,2 
Marriage circa 1724  Joshua Cox married Mary Rankin, daughter of John Rankin and Ann Craig, circa 1724 at Ireland.3,5,1 
Death 1747  Joshua Cox died in 1747.3,1 
Note   Part I of Verl Weight's book was the work of Rev. Simeon Coxe, who spent 20 years researching the Cox ancestry. Simeon Cox says he went to Lancaster County, PA and looked at the will of Joshua Cox (1747) in the will book, as copied by the clerk, which said "the last will and testament of Joshua Cockx". But he says the original will was still on file and it was signed clearly John Cox. He brought the matter to the attention of the recorder who said yes he saw that it was John and he would change the index.

Now in the Phillips book, there is additional evidence that this man's name was really Joshua. In 1794 David Cox signed a power of attorney in Grayson County, VA, for his nephew to represent him in matters concerning the land of Joshua Cox, dec'd, whom he refers to as "my father." Rev. Coxe's whole genealogy was based on the fact that family tradition says the Cox brothers were grandsons of Sir Richard Cox, and Sir Richard Cox had a son named John who was the right age. If his name was really Joshua, then he may be somebody else entirely. The birth date of 1694 is based on him being the son of Sir Richard.

Now maybe Sir RIchard had another son that nobody knew about. Or maybe Joshua's name was John Joshua. Or maybe the family tradition was just wrong..........

It seems odd that these people several hundred years ago could have mis-remembered their grandfather's name, so I choose to favor the family tradition and include Sir Richard in my genealogy.1,5 

Family Mary Rankin d. 1756
Children  1. RIchard Cox b. c 1725, d. 18106,7,8
  2. Mary Cox b. c 1728, d. 18166,7,8
  3. Joshua Cox b. c 1730, d. 18216,7,8
  4. David Cox+ b. bt 1735 - 1737, d. 18199,10,11
  5. John Cox+ b. 1739, d. 24 Dec 18187,8

Citations
  1. [S245] Verl F. Weight, As A Tree Grows, page 15-20.
  2. [S245] Verl F. Weight, As A Tree Grows, page 15-16.
  3. [S221] Rebecca Bond Moore, The Cox Family Heritage in Pictures & Words, page 4-5.
  4. [S244] Alice Cox Phillips, Our Cox Family, page 5.
  5. [S244] Alice Cox Phillips, Our Cox Family, page 5-8.
  6. [S221] Rebecca Bond Moore, The Cox Family Heritage in Pictures & Words, page 4-10.
  7. [S245] Verl F. Weight, As A Tree Grows, page 21.
  8. [S244] Alice Cox Phillips, Our Cox Family, page 8-9.
  9. [S221] Rebecca Bond Moore, The Cox Family Heritage in Pictures & Words, page 9.
  10. [S244] Alice Cox Phillips, Our Cox Family, page 6-9.
  11. [S245] Verl F. Weight, As A Tree Grows, page 21-22.

Mary Rankin
d. 1756

Father John Rankin1,2,3 b. 1690
Mother Ann Craig2,1
Pedigree

Last Edited 14 Apr 2002

  Mary Rankin was the daughter of John Rankin and Ann Craig.1,2,3 
Marriage circa 1724  Mary Rankin married Joshua Cox, son of Sir Richard Cox and Mary Bourne, circa 1724 at Ireland.4,5,6 
Death 1756  Mary Rankin died in 1756. 

Family Joshua Cox b. circa 1700, d. 1747
Children  1. RIchard Cox b. c 1725, d. 18107
  2. Mary Cox b. c 1728, d. 18167
  3. Joshua Cox b. c 1730, d. 18217
  4. David Cox+ b. bt 1735 - 1737, d. 18198,9,10
  5. John Cox+ b. 1739, d. 24 Dec 1818

Citations
  1. [S244] Alice Cox Phillips, Our Cox Family, page 8.
  2. [S221] Rebecca Bond Moore, The Cox Family Heritage in Pictures & Words, page 4.
  3. [S245] Verl F. Weight, As A Tree Grows, page 16.
  4. [S221] Rebecca Bond Moore, The Cox Family Heritage in Pictures & Words, page 4-5.
  5. [S244] Alice Cox Phillips, Our Cox Family, page 5-8.
  6. [S245] Verl F. Weight, As A Tree Grows, page 15-20.
  7. [S221] Rebecca Bond Moore, The Cox Family Heritage in Pictures & Words, page 4-10.
  8. [S221] Rebecca Bond Moore, The Cox Family Heritage in Pictures & Words, page 9.
  9. [S245] Verl F. Weight, As A Tree Grows, page 21-22.
  10. [S244] Alice Cox Phillips, Our Cox Family, page 5-9.

Marshall Greer1
b. 3 February 1851, d. 23 March 1928

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth 3 February 1851  Marshall Greer was born on 3 February 1851 at Ashe Co NC. 
Marriage circa 1867  He married Charlotte Moore, daughter of Wilson G. Moore and Elizabeth Shue, circa 1867. 
Death 23 March 1928  Marshall Greer died on 23 March 1928 at Ashe Co NC at age 77. 
Burial   He was buried at R10 Marshall Greer Cem, Todd. 

Family 1
Children  1. Ruth Greer
  2. Fannie Geneva Greer

Family 2 Charlotte Moore b. 1842
Children  1. Cora J. Greer b. 1868
  2. James Jefferson Greer b. 1872
  3. George W. Greer b. 1874
  4. Louisa Greer+ b. 25 Jun 1876, d. 16 Dec 1961
  5. Mary E. Greer b. 1879

Citations
  1. [S147] Letter from Bobby Worley (son of Tom son of Cicero) (Ashe County, NC) to Karen Worley, 8/25/1999 , Also Willson Moore's will lists 2 dau. Charlotte Greer and Matilda Worley, Ashe will abstracts. Marshall and Charlotte as parents of Louisa is from Warren Houck. See also The Heritage of Ashe Co vol 2 #151 "Marshall Greer".

Charlotte Moore1
b. 1842

Father Wilson G. Moore2 b. circa 1812, d. circa 1889
Mother Elizabeth Shue b. 16 July 1816, d. between 1901 and 1902
Pedigree

Last Edited 1 Sep 2002

Birth 1842  Charlotte Moore was born in 1842. 
  She was the daughter of Wilson G. Moore and Elizabeth Shue.2 
Marriage circa 1867  Charlotte Moore married Marshall Greer circa 1867. 

Family 1
Child  1. Nelson B Moore b. c 1864

Family 2 Marshall Greer b. 3 February 1851, d. 23 March 1928
Children  1. Cora J. Greer b. 1868
  2. James Jefferson Greer b. 1872
  3. George W. Greer b. 1874
  4. Louisa Greer+ b. 25 Jun 1876, d. 16 Dec 1961
  5. Mary E. Greer b. 1879

Citations
  1. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article # 151.
  2. [S344] W. G. Moore will (Written Sept 3, 1886, probated June 22, 1889).

George W. Greer
b. 1874

Father Marshall Greer b. 3 February 1851, d. 23 March 1928
Mother Charlotte Moore b. 1842
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth 1874  George W. Greer was born in 1874. 
  He was the son of Marshall Greer and Charlotte Moore

Mary E. Greer
b. 1879

Father Marshall Greer b. 3 February 1851, d. 23 March 1928
Mother Charlotte Moore b. 1842
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth 1879  Mary E. Greer was born in 1879. 
  She was the daughter of Marshall Greer and Charlotte Moore

Ruth Greer

Father Marshall Greer b. 3 February 1851, d. 23 March 1928
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

  Ruth Greer was the daughter of Marshall Greer

Fannie Geneva Greer

Father Marshall Greer b. 3 February 1851, d. 23 March 1928
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

  Fannie Geneva Greer was the daughter of Marshall Greer


       

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Karen Reynolds Worley
Wilkesboro, NC

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