- Born: Between 1800 and 1810, N. Carolina 330
- Marriage: Mary Moffitt on 15 Sep 1830 in Randolph Co., N. Carolina 324,325
- Died: Nov 1845, Thorntown, Boone County, Indiana 331,332,333
Thomas Cox, Last will and testament, November 16th , 1845, Boone County , Indiana.
November 16, 1845
I, Thomas Cox, of the State of Indiana, Boone County, at this time in a greatly diseased state of body, but rational state of mind, do hereby make this my last will and testimony, that there be sold personal property sufficient to satisfy all just claims against me, after which I want Mary my wife to have the balance of the property real and personal, to be hers as long as she remains my widow, after which I want it to be given to my bodily heirs, to be their property to be divided equally among them.
It is also my desire that William Moffitt attend to the settlement of my affairs when I am dead, made in the presence of and written by I. M. Boyd, signed Thomas Cox (x his mark)
(note: William Moffitt was brother to wife Mary Moffitt. jca)
Who was this Thomas Cox, the one who died and left a will in Boone County, Indiana, in 1845 ?
30 December 1845, Boone County, Indiana
An account of sale of the personal property of Thomas Cox late of Boone County deceased sold at public auction at the last residence of said deceased on the 30th day of December, 1845
sold to Isaac Cox one drawing knife, 12 1/2
William Barton gravel shovel, 68 3/4
ditto 1 pair trace chains, 62 1/2
Oliver Craven 1 pair trace chains, 50
William Mitchell 1 pair trace chains, 71
Hosia Willson mans saddle, 50
Samuel Simmans? horse collar, 83
William Barton ditto, 37 1/2
Samuel Simmans? hipstraps and blind bridle, 37 1/2
Isaac Cox 1 pair harness, 1.37 1/4
William Barton ditto harness,
James Emit 1 sythe and grader, $3.37 1/4
Isaac Cox 1 ax, 37 1/2
Jacob Snavely 1 ax, 95
Benjamin Crose 3 calves $7.50
Martin Bush red cow and calf $12.18 1/4
Jacob Booker Bay horse, $26.00
total $57.99 1/4
December 30, 1845 , Oliver Craven
State of Indiana, Boone County, to wit the above named Oliver Craven makes affirmation that the above is a just and true account of the sale of personal estate of Thomas Cox late of said county, deceased, Affirmed and subscribed to before me this the 30th day of December, 1845, signed David D. Green, justice of the peace.
(note by JCA. I suspect that the Isaac Cox shown above could have been a brother or a cousin to Thomas Cox and must pursue this lead further. A submission to the LDS IGI files by an LDS member shows an Isaac Cox as a son of Stephen Cox and born 1807 in Holly Spring, Orange County, N. Carolina which is a good match for the 1840 N. Carolina census record showing a Thomas Cox with 4 sons and no daughters under 10 years of age as "Thomas Cox of Stephen"
A search of the 1850 census records for District #7, Boone County, Indiana finds an Isaac Cox as next door neighbours of David Moffitt and his wife Rachael (Cox) as follows:
page 210, film M432_136
Isaac Cox, age 50, male, Farmer, value real estate $2000, born N. C.
Rachael ", age 41, female, born N.C.
Jeremiah ", age 19, male, Farmer, born N.C.
Moses ", age 19, male, Farmer, born N. C.
Mary ", age 12, female, born Ind.
Elisha ", age 9, female, born Ind.
Jesse? ", age 8, male, born Ind.
Tacy ", age 7, female, born Ind.
Isaac ", age 2, male, born Ind.
Moffat Clan website: http://clanmoffat.org Thomas Cox= person # 50561
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