Welsh Cox y-dna
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LITTLEBERRY COX FAMILY
240 Years in America
by Floyd R. Cox
At about age ten,
William Cox arrived at Jamestown, James Island, Virginia, on a ship called
“Godspeed” in 1609. Over the next ten generations, he passed his male y-dna
from father to son down to Caswell “Cass” McClure Cox (who died in 1961) and
his son, Clifford Cox (who died in 1971) and are both buried at Earl Park
Cemetery, Benton County, Indiana (as in TABLE 13 of “Illinois Coxes”).
Another branch came down ten generations to Currin Cox living on the west
coast who has taken a y-dna test.
Currin matches the y-dna of a descendant of
Claiborne Cox who died in Goochland County, Virginia, in about 1860-70. These
descendants of the immigrant, William Cox, belong to y-dna haplogroup R1b1.
Hopefully, other researchers will attach
other surnames to these ten generations to illustrate how long other families
have been in the country.
Another William Cox (1692-1767) married
Catherine Kinkey (a granddaughter of Augustine Herman) and arrived at the
William Penn Settlement in Pennsylvania thus becoming a Quaker. His family
removed to North Carolina after 1753 and established the William Cox
Settlement. It is believed by some that three of William’s grandsons,
Anthony, Adam and James Cox, received land after 1836 in Hutton Township,
Coles County, Illinois, near Charleston, Their descendants are listed at
findagrave.com (Wiley Brick Cemetery as in TABLE 3; See tab “Illinois
Coxes” on the left). Anthony’s great grandson, Clifford Cox, along with his
brother, Churchill, was buried at Riverview Cemetery, in Marseilles,
LaSalle County, Illinois.
Some believe that William and Catherine’s
son, John Cox, married at the Cox Settlement “out of unity” with the Quaker
Meeting, in 1786, and their son, Joel, married Margaret “Peggy” Keenum in
Bedford County, Virginia, and became the parents of Catherine Cox of
Lafayette, Indiana (Table 5; See tab “Illinois Coxes” on the left). Joel and
Peggy are buried at Independence Cemetery, Warren County, Indiana.
Descendants of William and Catherine are
also of the haplogroup labeled R1b1.
Solomon, the son of William and Catherine,
settled in Ross County, Ohio. (Incidentally, another view is that Joel and
Peggy arrived from Campbell County, VA, to Ross County, Ohio, and that Joel’s
father was allegedly a John Cox from Germany.)
coincidence, other Coxes buried at Riverview Cemetery were descended
from Littleberry Cox and were from Casey and Taylor Counties, next to Jones
Chapel Cemetery, Casey County, Kentucky, near Mannsville (See tab
“Kentucky Coxes” on the left). These Coxes belong to J2a4h2, which matches my
own haplogroup. It’s a small world after all.
These settlers stand in sharp contrast to recent immigrants who admire
America because they can run for President even though their parents were
“tomato pickers” from Cuba, Kenya or Scotland. Surely this could not happen
in England. Perhaps the electoral process should require more transparency in
displaying the candidates’ roots. This would likely create a clearer picture
of just who the real Americans really are. Perhaps some are much more
American than others if they have been around for a while. Perhaps the DAR
(Daughters of the American Revolution) should also require y-dna evidence
that the paper trail is correct.