William or James Cox
- GIVN: William or James
- SURN: Cox
- Sex: M
- Born: Abt 1594 in Of, , Maine, United States
- _UID: F6CB52B02A0111DAB9B700A0CC5D9B6512D3
- Record last updated: 30 Nov 2013
- TIME: 11:39
!Additional notes: Family records of O. C. Day gives him as father of Robert Cox with a "?" "Beginning with the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, English fishermen began coming to America. They were very friendly with the Indians. Soon they were staying over winter.
Before 1620, they had fishermen settlements in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, with a few white women. They kept no records; and apparently had no ministers.
The Pilgrims had trouble with a fishing town only about six miles from Plymouth, and sent Miles Standish with his army of six men against them. They had been stealing the Pilgrims' corn, thus threatening starvation for the Pilgrims.
William Cox (#523) was living in Maine by about 1620 in a fisherman town. Later he owned land there, which his son William Cox (#188) inherited. He sold out and moved to Salem, Essex MA near to Marblehead from which place our Robert Cox in 1675 enlisted to fight the Indian King Philip. William Cox (#188) was the right age to be Robert's father.
Cox family tradition says that three brothers came from the North part of England in the latter part of the 17th century, about 1660 or 1670. They landed in Massachusetts. Two of them remained in that state, the other went South. They were James, William and Robert Cox, sons of James Cox.
Excerpts from information compiled by Lawrence Brainerd, Genealogist, Forest Hills, Massachusetts. He cites 7 records as authority:
The best New England genealogists have written us that our Robert Cox was probably descended from these Cox fishermen." O. C. Day 12 SEP 1961
- William Cox
- Robert Cox, b. 1655 in Marblehead, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
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