- Born: 1762, Holly Spring Mm, North Carolina 1193
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: 6 Sep 1835, Holly Spring Mm, North Carolina aged 73 1193
Daniel and Joshua Cox, page 201, The Heritage of Randolph County , Volume one , 1993
Published by the Randolph County Heritage Book Committee in cooperation with The Heritage Book Collection and Delmar Printing, Charlotte, N. Carolina
I, Estelle Councilman Hackney, have the original deeds with the N.C. State Seals to Land Grants to Daniel Cox on Aug. 10, 1791, by Governor James Turner, and a land Grant to Joshua Cox on Sept. 10, 1810, by Benjamin Smith, Governor's Seal of N.C. affixed. They were sons of Thomas and Martha Jenkins Cox. According to various tax lists there were 6311 1/2 acres belonging to the Coxes.
Daniel Cox B. 1762 had eight children: Thomas, Joshua, Daniel, John, Abner, Sara, Martha and Jesse. His will was probated in 1835.
Joshua Cox's will was also probated. He was born 12-25-1760 d. 10-16-1847, married Rachel Duskin, and they had ten children: Michael, Abel, Joshua, Jason, Thomas, William, Nancy, Sally, Rachael, and Jane.
His great-grandson Abel Clarkston (b. 1859) married Ella M., and they had six children: Ross, Fred, Ida, Elroy, Hattie, Rodemia and Clarence. Clarence D. Cox married Bronna Mae Councilman, my sister. I have heard them and Clarence's parents and neighbours tell that, during the Civil War, their cellars were robbed of food stuff and horses were stolen. The good ones were tied to trees on the mountain where the N.C. Zoo now is. Men who refused to fight hid out (Frank Cox hid in a hogshead and came out to eat at night.) The women were punished by placing their hands between fence rails that the soldiers sat upon if they wouldn't tell where the men were.
The fields at that time were free of stumps. Remains of where Indians had lived and worked were found. I have been to two graves of slaves who were buried in a field. Clarkstons's place had the house in which he was born, a big, white frame house he and Ella built, and in 1950 Clarence and Bonna Mae (she drew the blue-prints) buildt a brick home in which I now live.
Sources: Personal knowledge, various tax lists, probated wills, Library's Cox File