- Born: 24 Feb 1811, Randolph Co., N. Carolina 169,337,338,339
- Marriage (1): Thomas Cox on 15 Sep 1830 in Randolph Co., N. Carolina 324,336
- Marriage (2): Andrew H. Jester on 25 Feb 1859 in Fillmore County, Minn. 345
- Died: 12 Jan 1881, Burr Oak, Winneshiek County, Iowa aged 69 340,342,348,355
- Buried: 14 Jan 1881, Burr Oak, Winneshiek County, Iowa 342,344
Note the LDS Ancestal files has Mary Moffit AFN: 1NN9-1C5 marrying a William Cox.. This just has to be an error as all the evidence in Boone county courthouse shows Thomas Cox. This includes Thomas leaving a will in 1845 and leaves "all to wife Mary". Later the sale of property mentions the family of Mary Cox, Hugh Cox, William Cox and his wife Matilda"
1850 Census, Boone County, Indiana
32 605 616 Cox Mary 37 F 1,000 N.C.
33 605 616 Cox William 16 M Farmer N.C.
34 605 616 Cox Hugh 14 M N.C.
35 605 616 Cox Jacob 12 M N.C.
36 605 616 Cox Hiram 10 M N.C.
37 605 616 Cox Hannah 6 F Ind
Lebanon, Boone County records, page 300-304, 28, April 1856
Petition to sell Real Estate
February 7, 1856, Appraisal of three fifths of the East half of the South East quarter of section 28, township 20, North of range 2 west by two independant appraisers found to be appraised at $1380.
The court ordered a bond to be posted for $2800 (twice the amount of the appraisement ) for the protection of the minor heirs of Thomas Cox. Those heirs being Joab Cox, Hiram Cox and Hannah Cox.
The bond to be posted by Mary Cox and Joshua Moffitt.
Sale of real estate in Boone County, Indiana, 30 April, 1856, page 583
Mary, William and Hugh Cox to Mathias Roland
We, Mary Cox, William Cox and Matilda his wife and Hugh Cox, widow and heirs at law of Thomas Cox deceased of Boone County in the state of Indiana convey and warrant to Mathias Roland of the same place for the sum of nine hundred and sixty dollars the following real estate in Boone County in the state of Indiana to wit the undivided two fifth parts of the East half of the South East Quarter of Section twenty eight (28), Township twenty (20) North of Range two (2) west containing eighty acres by government survey and all the improvements thereon and all the right title claim or interest of the said Mary Cox in and to the whole of said tract of land by virtue of the will of Thomas Cox deceased or otherwise. In witness whereof the said Mary Cox, William Cox and Hugh Cox have hereto set their hands and seals this 30th day of April, 1856,
signed Mary Cox, William Cox, Matilda Cox, Hugh Cox
State of Indiana, Boone County. Before me Oliver Craven a justice of the peace in and for said county this 30th day of April 1856 personally appeared Mary Cox and Hugh Cox and acknowledged the execution of the above deed. witness my hand and seal, Oliver Craven, justice of the peace
State of Iowa, Winneshiek county, Before me, a notary publice in and for said county and state this 30th day of the sixth month AD 1856 personally appeared William Cox & Matilda Cox and acknowledged the execution of the within deed as their voluntary....
Last will and testament of Mary Cox, Decorah Court House, Decorah, Iowa
I, Mary Cox of Winneshiek County, State of Iowa,
first. to pay of debts
second, to be erected a suitable tombstone
third, daughter in-law Josephine Cox, $200
fourth, Joab Cox, $50
fifth, daughter Hannah Winch all the remainder of the money and other property I am possessed of.
1880, signed, Mary Cox
Noted events in her life were:
• Residence, 1830, Randolph Co., N. Carolina. 336
• Residence, 1839, N. Carolina. 358 son Hiram born in N. Carolina abt 1839 as per 1850 census.
• Residence, 1841, Thorntown, Boone County, Indiana. 164
• Residence, 1850, Boone County, Indiana. 169
• Residence, 1857, Fillmore County, Minn. 359
• Residence, 1880, Burr Oak, Winneshiek County, Iowa. 338
Mary married Thomas Cox, son of Stephen Cox and Unknown, on 15 Sep 1830 in Randolph Co., N. Carolina 324.,336 (Thomas Cox was born between 1800 and 1810 in N. Carolina 330 and died in Nov 1845 in Thorntown, Boone County, Indiana 331,333,360.)
North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Bride: Mary Moffitt
Groom: Thomas Cox
Bond Date: 15 Sep 1830
Record #: 01 055
Bondsman: Samuel Coffin
Bond #: 000111189
Mary next married Andrew H. Jester on 25 Feb 1859 in Fillmore County, Minn..354 (Andrew H. Jester was born about 1812 in Ohio 361.)