Generation No. 2
2. John2 Cox (William1 Coxe) was born Abt. 1640 in Henrico Co., Va., and died Bef. February 01, 1696/97 in Henrico co., Va.. He married (1) FNU Craddock. She was born Abt. 1640, and died Bef. September 25, 1682 in Henrico Co., Va.. He married (2) Mary Kennon September 1682. She was born Abt. 1661, and died Aft. July 11, 1693.
Notes for John Cox:
Will of John Cox, Book 5, page 678, Records 1688-1697, Henrico Co., Va (proved Feb. 1, 1696/97):
Feb. 19th, 1691/92. In the name of God, Amen. I, John Cox, of Henrico County, in Virginia, planter, being sick and weak in body, but in perfect and sound memory, Blessed and praised be Almight God, therfore I do make, ordain, constitute, and appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form following;
First, I bequeath my soul to God that gave it, hoping through the merit and meditation of my ever blessed Savior Jesus Christ, to obtain pardon and remission of all my sins and inherit life everlasting. I order my body to be decently buried at the charge and discretion of my executor hereafter named, and for such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I give and dispose of in manner and form following:
Item - I bequeath unto my son, John Cox, the plantacon called by the name of New plantacon, beginning at a white oak out the river being Bartholomew Cox, so up the bottom to a slash at the headline and so along the pond to Captain Gardner's crick's mouth, to him and his heirs forever.
Item - I bequeath unto my son, Bartholomew Cox, the plantacon as he now liveth on, beginning at a white oak by the river at a bottom and so up the bottom to a wett slash and so along my head line to Captain Davis's to him and his heirs forever.
Item - I bequeath unto my son, Richard Cox, a negro called Robin, to him and his heirs forever.
Item - I bequeath unto my son, Henry Cox, the bed I ly on with all belongings to it as it stands, and one negro child called Molly, to him and his heirs forever.
Item - I bequeath unto my son, George Cox, the plantacon I now live on and all the neck of land from Jarrett's Spring to the mouth of captain Gardner's Creek, running along the ponds and up the river to a hicory at bote's landing, and one bed with all as belongs to it standing in the best room, one negro woman called Betty, and one chest and all that it in it, one chest of drawers and one cupboard and great table as it stands and two yoak of oxen and cart with spoak wheels and ox chains and plow irons, six leather chairs four high and two low, to him and his heirs forever.
It is my will and pleasure for Henry to live with George and he to let Henry have ground to tend and menure and housing for it and Henry to repair the housing he makes use of either with him or by himself, and George to be a help to him.
Item - I give and bequeath to my wife, Mary Cox, one silver spoon.
Item - I bequeath all other of my personal estate after my debts are paid to be equally divided between my six sons, John Cox, William,Cox, Bartholomew Cox, Richard Cox, Henry Cox, and George Cox.
I also hereby ordain, constitute, and appoint my said son, George Cox, my executor of this my last will and testament. Lastly, I hereby revoke forever all other former wills written or verbally by me at any time heretofore made, confirming this to be my last will and testament. Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this day and year above written. John (X) Cox
Witnesses: John Ironmonger, Jon Tayler, John Davis.
Note: from Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. 1. On April 1, 1685, John Cox, Sr., of Harroe Addocks, made a deed of land to his son, William. This gift, it is presumed, is the reason John Cox did not leave a full share of his estate to his son, William, in his will. The gift to William was witnessed by Bartholomew Cox, and three other individuals.
John Cox died and left a Will, proved February l, 1696/97, Henrico County. His widow, Mary Kennon, that same day, filed a suit against five of the sons (all except Richard) for her dower in the 550 acres of land which he had patented in 1665. He left her one silver spoon in his Will. Notice that the date of marriage for Mary Kennon and John Cox is 1682. Son Richard was born 1678. There is an assumption that John married Mary Kennon, after the death of his first wife, and several years after the birth of his son, Richard, to Mary Kennon. He included his son Richard in his bequests, but did not feel obliged to include Mary in his bequests.
Notes for FNU Craddock:
Date of Death is taken from assumption that John Cox married Mary Kennon after death of his first wife, /?/ Craddock.
More About John Cox and Mary Kennon:
Marriage: September 1682
Children of John Cox and FNU Craddock are:
+ 6 i. Bartholomew3 Cox, born Bef. 1665 in Henrico co., Va.; died Bef. June 15, 1731 in Goochland Co., Va..
7 ii. William Cox, born Bef. February 1664/65; died Bef. June 02, 1712 in Henrico Co., Va.. He married Sarah Dennis; died Unknown.
8 iii. Henry Cox, born 1670; died Bef. October 01, 1697 in Henrico co., Va..
Notes for Henry Cox:
died in Henrico Co., unmarried. His brother, George Cox, was administrator of his estate. Will probated Henrico Co., 1697.
9 iv. John Cox, born 1673; died Bef. November 1710 in Henrico co., Va.. He married Mary Baugh; died Unknown.
10 v. Elizabeth Cox, born Abt. 1680; died Unknown.
11 vi. George Cox, died Unknown. He married Martha Stratton October 22, 1697 in Henrico Co., Va.; born Unknown; died Unknown.
More About George Cox and Martha Stratton:
Marriage: October 22, 1697, Henrico Co., Va.
Child of John Cox and Mary Kennon is:
12 i. Richard3 Cox, born 1678 in Virginia; died Bef. February 1734/35 in Henrico Co., Va.. He married Mary Trent Bef. January 1700/01 in Henrico co., Va.; died Unknown.
More About Richard Cox and Mary Trent:
Marriage: Bef. January 1700/01, Henrico co., Va.