Marty and Karla Grant

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Husband: Aaron Cox
Born: 02 OCT 1757 in Monmouth Co, NJ
Married: 04 JAN 1787 in Lincoln Co, NC
Died: 1840/1850 in Haywood Co, NC
Father: John Cox
Mother: Margaret Morris
Spouses:
Wife: Olly Baker
Born: 1760/1765
Died: 1840/1850 in Haywood Co, NC
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (F): Rachel Cox
Born: 1784/1794
Died:
Spouses: William Grantham; Joseph Millsaps
02 (F): Sarah Cox
Born: 1794/1800 in Lincoln Co, NC
Died: 1835 in Macon Co, NC
Spouses: Joseph Miller
03 (F): Mary Cox
Born: 1794/1800
Died: 1849/50 in Gilmer Co, GA
Spouses: Elder Peter Miller
04 (M): Elijah Cox
Born: 1804/1810 in Lincoln Co, NC
Died:
Spouses: Elizabeth "Betsy" Gibson
05 (M): Elisha Cox
Born: 1804/1810 in Lincoln Co, NC
Died: after 1835 in Haywood Co, NC
Spouses:
06 (F): Nancy Cox
Born: 1805/06 in Buncombe Co, NC
Died: after 1870 in Victoria Co, TX
Spouses: Hiram Rich
Additional Information

Aaron Cox:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 6th Great Grand Parent.;

!NAMED: 1 Jan 1779 Morgan Dist, NC Court II-2 Morris COXE vs Isaiah LEMON, for Trespassing and damaging property on both sides Lenoards Fork, Indian Creek, 400a, bordering Aaron COXE's line, Isaiah LEMONS, line. LEMON did trespass and destroy timber and property of COXE;

!DEED:23 Apr 1782 Lincoln Co, NC 2-679 Thomas SALTER of Philadelphia, Merchant to John COXE of Middlesex County, NJ, Yeoman, John COXE is half brother of said Thomas SALTER and to (deed to) Aaron COXE, Paul COXE, Elisha COXE, Elijah COXE, sons of said John COXE. Land on North side of South Fork Catawba River, south branch of Fishers Creek. Witness Rachel COXE, Nancy COXE, R. WHITEHEAD.;

!DEED: 1 Jun 1782 Lincoln Co, NC 2-795 John COX and Aaron COX of Lincoln to Deder HEFFNER for L10, 10a adjoining Mill Pond. Witness Robert ABERNATHY, Paul COX;

!MARRIAGE: 4 Jun 1787 Lincoln Co, NC Aaron COX & Olly BAKER, Absalom BONHAM, Surety;

!CENSUS:1790 Lincoln Co, NC pg 112 Aaron COX age 16+ (bef 1774) "1-1-1-0-0";

!DEED: 4 Apr 1790 Lincoln Co, NC 16-52 John COX & wife Margaret of Lincoln Co, NC to his son Aaron COX of Lincoln Co, NC, 158a both sides Leonard's Fork of Indian Creek. Wit: Moses MOORE, Elisha COX;

!DEED: 7 Apr 1794 Lincoln Co, NC 17-51 Aaron COX of Lincoln Co, NC to Morris COX, Esq of Lincoln Co, NC for o30, 82a Indian Creek, part of Grant to Aaron COX 1 Jan 1792. S: Aaron Cox. Wit: James HOLLAND, Ad BREVARD;

!CENSUS:1800 Lincoln Co, NC pg 812 Aaron COX age 26-44 (1755/74) "11010-30010-0-0";

!DEED:25 Sep 1805 Lincoln Co, NC 23-112 Paul COX, Aaron COX of Lincoln Co, NC to Lawson HENDERSON, 100a Aaron COX's 1/6 share of 600a, waters of Howards Creek. S: Aaron Cox, Paul Cox. Wit: William RAMSEY, Rice F. ROSS;

!DEED: 2 Oct 1805 Lincoln Co, NC 21-517 Aaron COX and wife Alle of Lincoln Co, NC to Nathaniel ALEXANDER, executor of Wallace ALEXANDER, for $500, 2 tracts, 1st 158a Leonards Fork Indian Creek. 2nd 82a. S: Aaron Cox, Alle (x) Cox. Wit: Joseph MORRIS Jurat, James WEBB;

!DEED:26 Aug 1808 Buncombe Co, NC Deeds B-65 Aaron COX to Lewis SANDLIN, 200a Lee Mill Creek;

!CENSUS:1810 Buncombe Co, NC pg 249 Aaron COCKS age 45+ (bef 1765) "21001-31111-0-0";

!CENSUS:1820 Buncombe Co, NC pg 68 Aaron COX age 45+ (bef 1775) "020001-01001-0-0";

!DEED:11 Aug 1821 Buncombe Co, NC 16-70 Elijah LEE to Aaron COX, 50a;

!DEED: 7 Nov 1822 Buncombe Co, NC 16-69 Elijah LEE to Aaron COX, 100a;

!DEED:20 Nov 1826 Buncombe Co, NC 14-282 William W. ERWIN to Aaron COXE, 400a French Broad River;

!DEED:24 Jan 1828 Buncombe Co, NC 22-240 Aaron COX to John PLEMMONS, 250a Lees Mill Creek;

!CENSUS:1830 Haywood Co, NC pg 377 Aaron COX age 70-79 (1750/60) "0210100001-000001001";

!DEED: 6 Apr 1830 Buncombe Co, NC 16-86 Peter PENLAND to Aaron COX, 50a Lee Mill Creek;

!CENSUS:1840 Haywood Co, NC pg 112 Aaron COX age 80-89 (1750/60) "00000000001-0000100001";

!CENSUS:1850;

Olly Baker:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 6th Great Grand Parent.;

!NOTE:Might be a daughter of Joseph Baker listed near them in 1790 Lincoln Co, NC census, or if not a daughter at least related somehow;

!MARRIAGE: 4 Jun 1787 Lincoln Co, NC Aaron COX & Olly BAKER, Absalom BONHAM, Surety;

!CENSUS:1790 Lincoln Co, NC pg 112 w/Aaron COX no ages (bef 1790);

!CENSUS:1800 Lincoln Co, NC pg 812 w/Aaron COX age 26-44 (1755/74);

!DEED: 2 Oct 1805 Lincoln Co, NC 21-517 Aaron COX and wife Alle of Lincoln Co, NC to Nathaniel ALEXANDER, executor of Wallace ALEXANDER, for $500, 2 tracts, 1st 158a Leonards Fork Indian Creek. 2nd 82a. S: Aaron Cox, Alle (x) Cox. Wit: Joseph MORRIS Jurat, James WEBB;

!CENSUS:1810 Buncombe Co, NC pg 249 w/Aaron COCKS age 45+ (bef 1765);

!CENSUS:1820 Buncombe Co, NC pg 68 w/Aaron COX age 45+ (bef 1775);

!CENSUS:1830 Haywood Co, NC pg 377 w/Aaron COX age 60-69 (1760/70);

!CENSUS:1840 Haywood Co, NC pg 112 w/Aaron COX age 70-79 (1760/70);

!CENSUS:1850;

!NOTES:I found out about this Baker line after I'd been researching my ancestors a number of years. The first connection was finding out that Mary, wife of my ancestor Thomas B. Grant (d 1845 Macon Co, NC) was a Miller. Ollie Vee Clark (now deceased) told me about Mary being a Miller. Strong circumstantial evidence pointed towards Mary's parents being Joseph Miller (1790-1880) and Sarah Cox (c1794/1800-c1835). After getting in touch with my cousin Claire Morelli, I discovered that she and her Aunt Helen had data showing that Sarah Cox was a daughter of Aaron Cox and Olly Baker. Claire and Helen's research has helped me a great deal on the Cox and Miller families. Claire and I began a long lasting correspondence, and together we worked out many things on these two families. Unfortunately, neither of us have done much research on Olly Baker's family.

There is a marriage bond in Lincoln County, NC dated 4 Jan 1787 for Aaron Cox and Olly Baker, so we know for sure that was her maiden name. The bondsman was Absolam Bonham (who was married to Aaron Cox's sister in 1785). The 1790 census shows several Baker families in Lincoln Co, NC, and of them, a Joseph Baker was fairly close to Aaron Cox's household.

For the 1790 census, Lincoln County, NC was divided up into companies, each with a number. Most of my Cox family was found in the Sixth Company. There were only three Baker's listed in that company, Joseph, Joseph Jr and Abrm (Abraham or Abram) Baker. Of these, Joseph (Sr) was the closest to the Aaron Cox family, only about 17 households away.

I've not done enough research yet to be even reasonably sure that Joseph Baker is Olly's father. However, Olly did name one of her children "Joseph Cox", so that is a clue at least. Joseph Cox in 1790 only had two people in his household, one man over 16, and one female. This could indicate a newlywed couple with no children yet, or it could indicate an older couple, with all their children gone from home. Much more research will be needed to figure out if Joseph Baker is Olly Baker Cox's father, but for now, he is my prime suspect. There were eight Baker household's in the 1790 census of Lincoln Co, NC, including Elias Baker; Phillip Baker; Susanna Baker (bef 1755); Joseph Baker; Peter Baker (bef 1755); Phil. Baker (1755/74); Abrm Baker (bef 1755); and Joseph Baker Jr. Of these, a few were still in Lincoln for the 1800 census, including: Abraham Baker (bef 1755); Philip Baker (1755/74); Susanna Baker (bef 1755); and Peter Baker (bef 1755). There were also several new Baker families listed in 1800 including: Barnard Baker (1755/74); James Baker (1755/74); Sarah Baker (bef 1755); Nathan Baker (1755/74); James Baker (bef 1755); and John Baker (1774/84). Of these, Barnard, Abraham, James (1755/74) and Sarah (bef 1755) were near the Cox family.

By 1810 Aaron Cox and Olly Baker and their children moved to nearby Buncombe Co, NC. There weren't many Baker's in Buncombe County, so if any of her family members moved there to, it isn't apparent.

It will take a lot more research than I have currently done to figure out Olly Baker's family. I plan to work on this as time permits. The answers may be found in the Lincoln County Deed records or court records.

(05) Elisha Cox:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 5th Great Grand Uncle.;

!NOTE:Not proven son of Aaron;

!NOTE:An Elisha Cox (c1806 NC) is in Rutherford Co., TN in 1850 and Leon Co., TX in 1860, age and bplace fits, but no other linkage found so far;

!NOTE:An Elisha Cox (c1807 NC) found in Macon Co., TN in 1850;

!CENSUS:1810 Buncombe Co, NC pg 249 w/Aaron COCKS age 0-9 (1800/1810);

!CENSUS:1820 Buncombe Co, NC pg 68 w/Aaron COX age 10-15 (1804/1810);

!CENSUS:1830 Haywood Co, NC pg 377 w/Aaron COX age 20-29 (1800/10);

!POLL:1835 Haywood Co, NC Shoal Creek Precinct Elisha COX;

!CENSUS:1840;

!CENSUS:1850;

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