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William H. Cox (b. 1846)
William H. Cox (b. 1846)



(1846 – aft. 1904)


William H. Cox was born in Bullock county, Ala., Jan. 20, 1846. He was the son of William Cox and Mary Cox, who were born and reared in Georgia, and removed to Alabama during the early settlement of the State. They located in Macon county, later known as Bullock county, and were the parents of a large family:

  1. Moses Cox
  2. E. A. Cox
  3. Annie Cox
  4. Mary Jane Cox
  5. Mattie M. Cox
  6. Virginia Cox,
  7. William H. Cox
  8. Thomas J. Cox
  9. James B. Cox
  10. John B. Cox

William Harvey Cox received his primary education in the common schools. In 1863 he entered the University of Alabama, but after a term of two years he determined to become a physician, and attended a series of medical lectures in New Orleans. For various reasons this pursuit was given up, and he returned home, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits. In 1880 he was in the occupation of Dry Goods and Groceries.

In the fall of 1877 he was married to Lillie E. Bozeman,.daughter of Dr. R. L. G. Bozeman, and to them were born seven children:

  1. William R. Cox
  2. Lillie M. Cox
  3. Macon R. Cox
  4. Clayton H. Cox
  5. Sallie L. Cox
  6. Leo M. Cox
  7. Bessie C. Cox

The Cox family were among the first settlers of Alabama, and the name is well known in the States of Virginia, Georgia and Alabama. His home at Three Notch was one typical of Southern hospitality, and Mr. Cox was deservedly popular as a citizen and a gentleman of the old school.


  1. Notable men of Alabama: personal and genealogical, Volume 1 By Joel Campbell DuBose 1904
  2. 1880 Bullock County, Alabama census
  3. A Register of the Officers and Students of the University of Alabama, 1831-1901 By University of Alabama

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  1. I am looking for Cox relatives that lived at Creek Stand in Macon County, Alabama during the 1850’s and 60’s.

  2. […] Source: Biography: William H. Cox born 1846 with photograph | Alabama Pioneers […]

  3. My name is Lillian Dunn Ivie
    William H Cox .is my great great great Grandfather

    Mary Jane Cox is my great greatgrandmother.

  4. wonder if that plugs into mine

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