Fourth Generation


101. Augustus D. COX65,66,127,128,129,130,132,244,245,246,247,248,249,250 was born on 18 April 1842 in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton. He lived with his parents in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton on 25 November 1850. He lived with his parents in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton on 20 July 1860. On 20 July 1860 Augustus labored on his father's farm in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton. On 14 February 1865 in IL, Rock Island Co., Moline he enlisted in the in the Union Army of the Tennessee for 1 year in the Civil War. He was enlisted by M. Shaunassy. He mustered in the Civil War as a Cpl. in Co. G, 47th IL Inf., Capt. Graham's Cav. Co. [Independent Rangers] on 8 March 1865 in IL, Sangamon Co., Springfield, Camp Butler. From the "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Rock Island County":
"The first company Rock Island county started to raise was called the Independant Rangers, and the movement originated at Moline. A company of cavalry was raised from the counties of Rock Island, Mercer, and Henry by Captain Robert H. Graham, who made Moline his headquarters. The company took passage on a boat from Rock Island for Quincy, Ill., where they arrived the following day, and were sent across the Mississippi River to Hannibal, MO. Being supplied with some old guns, they were sent along the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad to guard its bridges and protect the property from the enemy. Within a few days, however, they were transferred to Leavenworth, Kas., where they were fully armed and equipped. From there they were sent back to Lexington, Mo., to act as a guard against bushwackers and prevent the advance of Price's army. After skirmishing almost daily with the enemy, while on scout duty, for some time, the company was re-inforced by the Irish brigade under Colonel James Mulligan, and a small body of the Home Guards. These commands united in doing all they could to fortify themselves and to protect the people they were guarding, against the approaching army.
The battle of Lexington [Mo.] began on September 11, 1861, when about 3,000 men under General Harris advanced on that city. The First Illinois Cavalry, Graham's company of Rangers and the Thirteenth Missouri, were ordered out to stand them off. A sharp action resulted in the retreat of the enemy, who suffered severe losses. However, on September 18, Price's entire army, about 30,000 stong, surrounded Lexington, and after fifty-two hours of desperate fighting, when he had no water or ammunition left, Colonel Mulligan surrendered on the 20th, his force by that time having been reduced to less than 2,500 men. The officers were put on parole, while the men gave their oath not to take up arms again until they were exchanged as prisoners of war. They were escorted to the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad and sent to Quincy, Ill., and from there to St. Louis. There their officers joined them a week later, and they were paid off at that city the last of September and sent home to await their exchange. This not being effected, they were discharged in November." He mustered out the Civil War as a sergeant on 21 January 1866 in AL, Dallas Co., Selma. He was mustered out by Lt. Hosner. He was on the County Board of Supervisors in 1866 in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton. He lived in his in-laws' household in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton on 18 July 1870. He lived next to his parents in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton on 18 June 1880. Filed for a Civil War pension as an invalid on 18 July 1891 . Augustus lived in IL, Sangamon Co., Springfield on 1 June 1900. On 1 June 1900 he was a State House employee in IL, Sangamon Co., Springfield. He died between 1900 and 1914 in IL, Sangamon Co., Springfield. Augustus was 5'7-3/4" tall, with light hair, blue eyes, and a light complexion.

Augustus D. COX and Annie E. SCOTT were married on 24 October 1867 in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton. Annie E. SCOTT127,128,130 was born in 1846 in PA. She lived in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton on 18 July 1870. She lived in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton on 18 June 1880. Annie died on 20 July 1881 in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton.

Augustus D. COX and Annie E. SCOTT had the following children:

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Harry COX127 was born in 1869 in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton. He died between 1870 and 1880 in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton. He lived with his parents in his grandparents' household in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton on 18 July 1870.

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Walter COX128 was born in 1874 in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton. He lived with his parents in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton on 18 June 1880.

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Fred Edward COX.

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Ralph COX128 was born in 1878 in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton. He lived with his parents in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton on 18 June 1880.

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Laura E. COX128 was born in January 1880 in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton. She lived with her parents in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton on 18 June 1880.

Augustus D. COX and Dora E. WILSON were married on 3 February 1885 in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton. Dora E. WILSON130,244 died between 1885 and 1898 in IL, Rock Island Co., Hampton. She was born in IA.

Augustus D. COX and Mary M. COE were married on 16 November 1898 in IL, Sangamon Co., Springfield. Mary M. COE246,249 was born in March 1858 in IL. She lived in IL, Sangamon Co., Springfield on 1 June 1900. The 1900 census shows she had 1 child who was living, although the child is not listed. Since she married Augustus in 1898, it is possible she was previously married.