Third Generation


35. Juliette WILLIAMSON63,64,118,119,120,121,122,123,124,125 was born on 22 April 1812 in KY, Jefferson Co.. She lived with her parents in IN, Sullivan Co. in 1820. She lived with her parents in IN, Clinton Co. in 1830. Juliette lived in IL, Rock Island Co., Port Byron in 1840. She lived in IL, Mercer Co. on 9 October 1850. John M. Twigg, who was 1 year old, lived with them. She lived in IL, Henry Co., Oxford on 13 September 1860. Juliette lived in IL, Mercer Co., New Windsor on 26 July 1870. Although the census looks as if a Coral S. Cox, female, age 17, lived with her, this is actually her son Everald. She owned 124 acres, value $10,000, in Section 16 in 1877 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. She lived next to her son Everald in IL, Henry Co., Oxford on 8 June 1880. She died on 14 April 1889 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. Juliette was buried in IL, Henry Co., Alpha, Old Oxford Cemetery. She was Methodist Episcopal. Her name was variously spelled as Juliette, Julietta, Julia Etta, Juliet, or Juliett. On the 1860 census her name is shown as Tabitha.

Her husband, John Washington Cox, and her sister's husband, Joseph Bird Cox, were brothers.

Before the first official school opened in Oxford, Henry Co., IL, school was kept in the homes of J. W. Cox, Stokely Douglas, and Edwin Bundy.

From "Portrait and Biographical History of Henry Co., IL", pg 814:
The town of Oxford, Henry Co., IL only existed for a few years. It was described as being in a "swampy sea of sloughgrass". The building of the railroad a few miles to the southwest of the town spelled its doom. The people of Oxford, unwilling to rebuild, put their houses on wheels and moved them over to the tracks, renaming their new town Alpha. While Oxford was in existence, its only claim to fame was a wildcat bank in 1860, known as the “Bank of the Mississippi.” Its assets in its best days were later shown to be “an old rusty safe without a lock, one old-fashioned copper, part of a cheap lead pencil, a rusty steel pen, and a scribbled-over half-sheet of foolscap paper.”

The town of Alpha was at the crossing of the Galva and Keithsburg Branch of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy railroads and the Rock Island and St. Louis railroads, so railroads led North-South and East-West, meeting at Alpha.

Juliette WILLIAMSON and John Washington COX were married on 24 October 1832 in IN, Clinton Co.. John Washington COX118,119,120,123,125,126 was born on 12 January 1807 in IN, Wayne Co.. He served in the Illinois militia during the Black Hawk War in 1832 in IL, Rock Island Co., Port Byron. He lived in IL, Rock Island Co., Port Byron in 1840. John lived in IL, Mercer Co. on 9 October 1850. He lived in IL, Henry Co., Oxford on 13 September 1860. He died on 2 March 1869 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. John was buried in IL, Henry Co., Alpha, Old Oxford Cemetery. He was a farmer . From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Illinois":
"Mr. Cox was born in Wayne Co., Ind., in 1807. In 1836 he came to Illinois, and settled on the banks of the Mississippi, at a place called Tippecanoe,near Hampton, Rock Island County. There he lived and labored hard in the development of the country for 13 years, when he came to Oxford Township, and purchased 160 acres of land on section 16. Here he was one of the first pioneers, and was an honored and respected man. He lived on the old place, which he brought to a good state of cultivation, until his death...Politically, Mr. Cox was a Republican, and religiously, an ardent Methodist, and for 40 years had been connected with that Church."

10 Jan 1852 was elected trustee of a school in Rivoli, Mercer Co., IL. However, would not serve because he was going to move out of the township in a short time.

From "History of Henry County, Illinois":
"Before the first official school opened in Oxford, Henry Co., IL, school was kept in the homes of J. W. Cox, Stokely Douglas, and Edwin Bundy."

Juliette WILLIAMSON and John Washington COX had the following children:

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Eliza COX.

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Theodore M. COX62 was born on 2 July 1837 in IL, Rock Island Co., Rapids City. He died on 31 August 1840 in IL, Rock Island Co., Rapids City. He was buried in September 1840 in IL, Rock Island Co., Rapids City, unnamed (Howard Family) cemetery.

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Joseph Frank COX.

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Williamson Sanford COX67 was born on 4 October 1842 in IL, Rock Island Co., Port Byron. He died on 7 August 1848 in IL, Rock Island Co., Port Byron. He was buried in August 1848 in IL, Rock Island Co., Rapids City, unnamed (Howard Family) cemetery.

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John Wesley COX.

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Samuel Kirby COX.

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Evrald S. COX.