Kentucky Coxes

Illinois Coxes


Welsh Cox y-dna


Littleberry & William Cox

Littleberry & Charley Cox

William & Charles Cox

Molly & Sally Cox

Faris & Coxes

Jones & Coxes

Jones & Cockes

Palmers & Coxes

Reeses & Coxes

French Huguenots

Mystery of Sally Ready

Humane Values

Books by Floyd R Cox

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.

Y-dna Haplogroup R1b1

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.)

Y-dna Haplogroup J2a4h2

Perhaps by 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.

Need for Transparency

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.