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Compiled by Linda Cunningham Fluharty, from information provided by Connie Kaneen.

      Jonathan Cox, born 5 April 1827, was the son of John Cox (1777-1853) and Elizabeth Huffman (1790-1862). John Cox was Elizabeth's second husband and their children were James, Jonathan, George, Friend and Sallie. From her previous marriage to Samuel Strong, Elizabeth had a son, Benjamin Franklin Strong.

1860 Census, Dist. 3, Wellsburg, Brooke County, (W) Virginia
Elizabeth Cox, 70, Farmer, Real Estate $7040, Personal $985, b MD
George R. Cox, 40, Farmer, b Va.
Jonathan Cox, 33, Farmer, Personal $200, b Va.
Friend Cox, 25, Farmer, b Va.
Harriett Peters, 30, b Va.

     On 26 Sep 1860 in West Alexander, Pa., Jonathan Cox married Samantha Jane Springer (1834-1904). Samantha's first marriage was to Robert Whittaker, with whom she had two children, Winfield Scott Whittaker (1852-1886) and Mary Alice Whittaker Amick (1855-1918). Samantha's mother died when she was two weeks old and she was raised by her grandparents, Peter and Margaret Rambo.

1870 Census, 3rd Ward, Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio
Jonathan Cox, 40, Laborer, b Va.
Samantha Cox, 38, Keeping House, b Pa.
Scott Cox (stepson; surname Whittaker, 16, Farm Hand, b Pa.
Alice Cox (stepddaughter; surname Whittaker), b Pa.
James Cox, 13, b Va.
Elizabeth, 9, b Ohio
Rebecca, 8, b Ohio
Harry, 4, b Va.

1880 Census, Steubenville Twp., Jefferson County, Ohio
Jonathan Cox, 53, Laborer, Va. Va Va.
Samantha Cox, 48, Wife, Keeping House, Pa. Pa. Pa.
Sheridan Cox, 14, Son, Va. Va. Pa.
Ida Cox, 6, Daughter, Ohio Va. Pa.


James Cox, b 12/25/1858; d 1930; married Martha Richie
Elizabeth Cox, b 1861; d 1915; married (1) Oscar Smith (2) James Finnerty
Rebecca J. Cox, b 2/19/1863; d 7/19/1871
Harry Sheridan Cox, b 6/24/1866; d 6/12/1939; married (1) Jessie Belle Able (2) Sadie Richie
Willie W. Cox, b 2/20/1868; d 7/12/1868
Nettie B. Cox, b 1/28/1871; d 7/13/1871
Ida Mae Cox, b 1873; d 3/11/1948
George Cox
Annie Cox

     On 24 May 1880, Jonathan Cox applied for a government pension. His application was granted; the certificate number is 474.060. His widow received a pension after his death, which occurred 4 Sep 1900. He is buried at the Brooke Cemetery, Brooke County, West Virginia.