Letter to Chalmers Brainard Cox from George Edward Gee Cox dated Feb. 10 1879.
Yours of 30 Jan. came to hand the 4th of Feb. which I was more than thankful to you for writing to me for I had not heard from you in a long time wanting to write but did not know where to send my letter. I would have written to you right away.
I was looking for your Aunt Margt. at Cockfield's that I might get some news. I am....she has not reached here yet.
I came here two weeks ago at your Aunt Hester's Poston's that was all well Geo Cockfield is gone to XXArge?XXX and XXXIsng?xxx (illegible)...Erasamus Poston's.
This leaves us all well before it will find you and loved ones the same...We had a hard time last fall about 4 months that was our family sick were was up day and night...We lost our oldest daughter Mary ..she was about 4 years old. We have only one..Corry is her name. She is 3 years old..she had a hard spell of the fits last friday night..today is running around and playing these in my..?
My last wife Margt. Stewas? a Hutchinson..her mother was a Ray? They say that she had a son..relation by the name of Byers?
Maggy has some favor of your mother ..her hair like your mother xxx and that is Scottish descent..those relatives lived in North Carolina.
Chalmers, your great grandfather was named George Cox. He came from Virginia to this country when he was about 16 years old and served in the Revolutionary War 3 years...and work he done when in this country..split rails for the man by the name of Cockfield..the stumps bin shown to me stand about 4 miles from where i now live.
He married Miss Turner named Nancy..she was like him for he sold his xxxMeuten?xxx out for so and xxxxx
I had him for my life??? once that I was 7 years old...he wore no coat...he was 82 years old when he died...he owned over 6000 acres of land and about xxxxxxx . He was of Dutch descent...all of his children is dead that was one son that was my father Jacob Cox. He was about 65 years old when he died.
I have known lived 7 children 3 sons 4 daughters xxxxxRalson Matthews Scott? is man is cold row that is both gettin along well. My 3 boys is working well. Tom Wal? is 19 Years old, Charles is 17years old Arthur 10 years old. My age 50 years old Maggy 43 years. I am running a horse farm not near here? xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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