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Re: The Society of Civil War Families of Ohio

Sir: I wonder if you have run across info on a Richard COX, the only COX who served in the 5th US or 27th US COLORED INFANTRY (Camp Deleware). I do not have the first name of my great grandfather COX who probably lived in London, OH at the time he began service. He died in the Civil War and his (second) wife received his militaty pension, so I was told. My first step will be to obtain the census data from Madison county, if available. If you have additional suggestions, I would greatly appreciate them. Very glad to discover this forum a few days ago.

I searched Ohio Census records (1850-1860-1870) for COX and Richard. I found a couple of leads for Richard Cox (2) that are possibly the Richard you mention as serving in the CW. However, both were in Ross County, a neighbor of Madison County.

A possible COX connnection is found in Madison County in the 1870 Census. here is that family structure.
Cox, Coleman 41, born in VA

Anna 39 born in TN

Julia 18 born in TN

RICHARD 13 born in TN

Mitchell 1 born in OH

William 8 born in TN

We find a Richard Cox in the 1880 Census as a 23 y/o in Columbus, OH.

If you have access to Census records, particularly through Heritage Quest (HQ) I suggest you search for both black & mulatto COX. You will find them in Ross, Madison, Franklin, Greene and other nearby counties.

Just a brief look at Census records revealed what appear to be Cox connections. Email me off-board and I'll try to get some selected printouts to you.

Hope this helps,

Art Thomas

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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