94. Joseph Frank COX118,119,120,122,125,206,207,208,212,214,215,216,217 was born on 16 January 1840 in IL, Rock Island Co., Port Byron. He lived with his parents in IL, Rock Island Co., Port Byron in 1840. Between 1850 and 1880 he was a farmer . Joseph lived with his parents in IL, Mercer Co. on 9 October 1850. He lived with his parents in IL, Henry Co., Oxford on 13 September 1860. On 3 September 1861 in IL, Rock Island Co. he enlisted in the enlisted for the Union in Co. M, Fourth IL Cav. in the Civil War. He lived in IL, Henry Co., Oxford on 4 June 1870. Joseph lived and enumerated the census in IL, Henry Co., Oxford on 1 June 1880. He lived in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 4 June 1900. On 4 June 1900 he was a furniture dealer in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. Joseph lived in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 15 April 1910. On 15 April 1910 he was a notary public at home in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. He lived in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 6 January 1920. Joseph died on 16 March 1925 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha. He was a Republican. He was a Mason. . Joseph wrote the following story: "I remember when I was twenty-one years old, I went to a red school house over north of here to a meeting one evening. When the meeting was out, I had a lady friend there and I went home with her to see her home, and I stayed an hour or so, and started to my home, and had to cross a little ravine, and when I got there, there was a wolf there. It was howling and pretty soon I heard another wolf in another direction, and they kept it up and the wolves kept increasing till they got the hair standing up on my head. I went to a picket fence and pulled up a stake and got ready to be attacked. Just about that time there was another young man came along, and we doubled our forces and made it through the wolves. They did not attack us, but we expected it every minute. Finally we got pretty near home, going through a big field. It was dark and we got lost and we had to stay out till pretty near morning before we found our way home." . From 1890 to 1896, he was the Henry County, IL Supervisor.
Per the "Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry Co., IL":
Joseph Frank COX and Jane Wilhelmina SUTTON were married on 6 December 1864 in IL, Henry Co., Oxford. Joseph wrote a in a short article which was later compiled in "Pioneer Stories of the Cox Family": "I was married on December 6, 1864, at 12 o'clock noon, to Jane Sutton. The Methodist minister married us. My father and mother and my wife's mother and a few friends were at the wedding, but I can't remember who all were there. About 3 o'clock in the afternoon, we started on our wedding trip.
When we got to Oneida, the snow was four inches deep. We got supper, took the train at 8pm for Chicago. On arriving at Chicago, the snow was two feet deep and the temperature was 40 degrees below zero. Our train arrived two hours too late to catch the Milwaukee train. We remained in Chicago all day, took the night train for Milwaukee, Wis., and got there at 12 o'clock at night, changed cars for Rolling Prairie. When we got off the train, it was snowing and blowing like a hurricane, and no hotel in sight. We saw a light a little way off and we went to the light and found an old man watching with his soldier son. He came to the door when we rapped, and said, "Come on in. This is a terrible night to be out." We went in and found an old friend of my wife's father's. He made us welcome. We stayed with him all night and till night the next day. Then we went to meet a friend by the name of Sawyer, and we remained there with them two months. During all that time it never thawed on the south side of the house. My brother Sam took us to the train when we left for our trip, and it got so stormy and cold he nearly froze getting home.
In April, we came back to Oxford, or Alpha, and lived there with my wife's mother for two years." Jane Wilhelmina SUTTON122,125,206,207,208,215 was born on 31 December 1843 in Canada. She lived in IL, Henry Co., Oxford on 4 June 1870. She lived in IL, Henry Co., Oxford on 1 June 1880. Her husband enumerated the census. Jane lived in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 4 June 1900. She lived in IL, Henry Co., Alpha on 15 April 1910. She died between 1910 and 1920 in IL, Henry Co., Alpha.
Joseph Frank COX and Jane Wilhelmina SUTTON had the following children: