Jesse Cox - My 3rd Great Grandfather
Jesse Cox my 3rd great-grandfather and his Will gave important clues to his children and their spouses in Lincoln and Pulaski Counties in Missouri.
This document was very helpful when researching my Cox family relatives. Jesse Cox was born in Kentucky around 1801. How or why his family decided to come to Missouri is unknown. He married Elizabeth Clark in 1822 in Lincoln County and from this union there were six children born; Ralph H. C. (my great-great-grandfather), William Timothy, James M, Sarah, Mary Jane and Elizabeth Ellen Cox.
Elizabeth Clark Cox died sometime in February 1850. Jesse remarried later that year in September to Nancy McDonald in Lincoln County. This union had three more children; Jesse Newton and Nancy Emily that were twins and Sarah Hannah Cox.
Jesse lived almost all of his life in Lincoln County and died in Lincoln County on January 15, 1875.
This will states as follows;
Know All Men by these Presents:
That we George R Canteril as principal, and Milton Creech, David Collard and Benjamin J Kinion as securities, are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and full sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, lawful money of the Untied States, to the payment whereof, well and truly to be made, we, and each of us, blind ourselves, or heirs, executors or administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.
The Condition of the above Bond is, That if George R Canteril Administrator of the Estate of Jesse Cox deceased, shall faithfully administer said Estate, account for pay and deliver all money and property of said Estate, and perform all other things touching said administration required by law, or the order or decree of any Court having jurisdiction, then above Bond to be void, otherwise to remain in full force.
Witness our hands and seals this 23 day of January 1875.
George R Canteril (his X mark), Milton Creech, David H Collard, Benjamin Kinion
George R Canteril being duly sworn, says that Ralph Cox of Pulaski Co. Missouri, W Cox of Lincoln County, Mo., James Cox of Colorado, Mary Jane Creech of Lincoln Co., Ellen E Canteril of Lincoln Co., children by the first wife and Jesse N Cox, Nancy Ramsour and Sarah Hannah Wilson by the 2nd wife all of Lincoln County, Mo.
Are the only heirs and legal representatives of Jesse Cox deceased, to the best of his knowledge and belief. That the deceased died without a will. That he will make a perfect inventory of, and faithfully administer all the Estate of said deceased; and pay all the debts as far as the assets will extend, and the law direct; and account for and pay, according to law, all assets which shall come to his possession or knowledge.
George R Canteril (x his mark)
subscribed and sworn to before me, this 23 day of January A.D. 1875
Eugene N Bonfils Judge Probate
Mary Jane Cox married to Milton Creech
Ellen E Cox married to George R Canteril
Nancy Emily Cox married to Michael Ramsour
Sarah Hannah Cox married to John Q Wilson