The Cox Family and other Sussex County, NJ lines

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  • ID: I1871
  • Name: Nicholas I. COX
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 13 Feb 1823 in New Jersey 1
  • Christening: 21 Nov 1829 First Baptist Church of Wantage, Sussex County, New Jersey 2
  • Death: 19 May 1902 in Wantage Township, Sussex County, New Jersey 1
  • Burial: Unionville Cemetery, Unionville, Orange County, New York 1
  • Note:

    His Will from "Rubincam Family Ancestry" by Milton Rubincam

    Will dated 9 April 1902, proved 9 June 1902

    Just debts and funeral expenses to be paid.
    Grandson, Harold Myers, "my sword --- to be delivered to him when he becomes, twenty one years old --- to have and to hold the same absolutely".

    Nephew, N.J. Cox, my heavy coat.
    Nephew, Floyd E. Dunn, my summer overcoat, razor and shaving cup.
    Wife, Charlotte Cox, the interest, income, use, profits and rest residue and remainder of my estate.
    After wife's death, the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to go to my two daughters, Sarah V. Van Fleet and Emily F. Cox; real, personal, and share alike, etc.
    To executors and exectrices the power to sell, convey, and give good title to my real estate.
    Executors: Daughters, Sarah V. Van Fleet and Emily F. Cox and son-in-law Albert Van Fleet.
    Witnesses: Joshua Case, Jr., residing at Unionville, NY and Frank William, residing at Wantage, NJ.
    Frank Wiliams deposed that Nicholas Cox died on 19 May 1902.
  • Note:
    Nicholas Cox Jr, Charlotte Cox and McCoy Cox are mentioned in the minutes of the First Baptist Church in Sussex New Jersey on March 2nd, 1850.

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    1830 Sussex County, New Jersey
    Cox, Nicholas
    males 5-10 (1) males 10-15 (2)
    males 15-20 (1) males 40-50 (1)
    female under 5 (2) female 10-15 (1)
    female 20-30 (1) female 30-40 (1)

    1850 Vernon, Sussex County, New Jersey
    Nicholas J. Cox, 61 Farmer, New Jersey
    Meribah, 54, New Jersey
    Rebecca, 18, New Jersey
    McCoy, 14, New Jersey

    Next family
    Nicholas Cox, 25, Laborer, New Jersey
    Charlotte, 23, New Jersey
    Sarah, 4, New Jersey
    Elizabeth Drop(?), 20, New Jersey
    Thomas McCarrick, 17, Laborer, New Jersey

    Next Family
    William Cox, 33, Farmer, New Jersey
    Emeline, 30, New Jersey
    Mary, 9, New Jersey
    Jane, 8, New Jersey
    James, 6, New Jersey
    Mary Wright, 19, New Jersey

    1860 Wantage, Sussex, New Jersey
    Nicklas Cox Jr, 38, Farmer, New Jersey
    Charlotte, 36, New Jersey
    Sarah, 14, New Jersey
    Emily, 2, New Jersey

    1870 Wantage Township, Sussex, New Jersey
    Nicholas Cox, 45, Farmer, N. J.
    Charlotte, 44, Keeping house, N. J.
    Sarah V, 24, N. J.
    Emily, 12, N. J.
    James De Witt, 19, Farm laborer, N. J.
    Arminda Windfield, 20, Domestic, N. Y.

    1880 Wantage, Sussex County, New Jersey
    Nicholas Cox, 56, Farmer, NJ NJ NJ
    Charlotte, 54, Wife, Keeping house, NJ NJ NJ
    Sarah C, 28, daughter, at home, NJ NJ NJ
    Emiley F, 21, daughter, at home, NJ NJ NJ
    Wm, Heming(?), 19, Servant, Servant, NJ NJ NJ
    ????? Babcock, 17, Servant, Servant, NJ NJ NJ

    1885 Wantage Township, Sussex County, New Jersey
    Cox, Nicholas
    " ", Charlotte
    " ", Emily
    Babcock, Phoebe
    Smith, Edward

    1895 Wantage Township, Sussex County, New Jersey
    Cox, Nicholas
    " ", Charlotte
    " ", Emily
    Hogencamp, Melissa
    Kimble, Walter

    1900 Wantage, Sussex, New Jersey
    Cox, Nicholas head, Feb 1823 77 marr 54yrs NJ NJ NJ farmer
    " ", Charlott wife Dec 1827(?) 74 3 2 NJ, NJ, NJ
    " ", Emily dau Oct 1857 42 NJ NJ NJ
    Lewis Utter servant Jan 1878 22 NJ NJ NJ farm laborer

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    Friday, May 23, 1902
    Nicolas Cox, one of the oldest and best known farmer residents, died at his home in North Wantage, on Monday evening, after a protracted illness. Mr. Cox had been in failing health for about a year , and his death was not unexpected. Mr. Cox was born on a farm near this town, now occupied by Charles Martin, just across the line in Hardyston. He was one of a large family, and was well known and highly esteemed throughout the northern part of the county. He has always followed the vocation of a farmer, and his home and farm near Unionville bear evidence of his thrift and success, being one of the best in Wantage township. In early life he married Charlotte Dunn, sister of the late Oscar Dunn, of this township, by whom he is survived, together with two daughters: Mrs. Albert VanFleet, of Unionville, and Emily, at home. He is also survived by two brothers, James and William both residing in this town , and who are perhaps the oldest men in this section of the county. The funeral was held at the house today (Thursday) at 2 p.m., and was largely attended. Interment at Unionville.

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    The Evening Gazette - Port Jervis, NY
    March 16, 1876-

    Unionville News-
    Nicholas Cox, living near Unionville, this county, is to sell his farm fixtures and stock by vendue the 22nd of this month. He has leased his farm to a Mr. Courtright and in April will move to Unionville and go into the freight and commission business.

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    Independent Republican (Orange County, NY)
    May 23, 1902
    Cox - May 19, in Unionville, N. Cox, aged 79 years.

    Father: Nicholas I. COX b: 28 Feb 1789 in Vernon, Sussex County, New Jersey
    Mother: Meribah M. MCCOY b: 8 Nov 1794 in New Jersey

    Marriage 1 Charlotte DUNN b: 22 Dec 1825 in New Jersey
    • Married: 25 Sep 1845 in First Baptist Church, Sussex, New Jersey 3
    1. Has Children Sarah Vernelia COX b: 19 Sep 1846 in New Jersey
    2. Has No Children George Edwin COX b: 19 Sep 1856 in Wantage Township, Sussex County, New Jersey
    3. Has No Children Emily F. COX b: 22 Oct 1857 in New Jersey

    1. Title: Tombstone
    2. Title: Church Record
    3. Title: Marriage record

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