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Shannon Co Family

Cathy (Brawley) Rosner (View posts)
Posted: 940075200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cox, Willis, Summers, Terrill, Brawley, Strain
I am trying to find some information on my great grandparents. James Monroe Cox b. 4-28-1858 in Sullivan Co. TN., m. Sirena(Summers) Cox b. 1-15-1858 near Ink, MO. Had 10 children, Amanda, Emma, Adaline,Mary, Ella, David, Willie, Alice , Jimmie and Jack. Jack is my grandfather. My grandmother is Beulah Mable (Willis) Cox. Her parents were James Willis and Isla (Terrill) Willis. His parents were George Washington Willis & Lydia Margret (Lewis) Willis. My parents are Robert G. Brawley and Doris Marie (Cox)Brawley. I know my mother was born around Ink and grew up on Spring Valley. My father's parents were Noel Martin and Francis Fern (Strain)Brawley. Any info on these branches would be greatly appreciated.


JANE EVANS (View posts)
Posted: 940161600000
Classification: Query
I am not aware of where Ink, MO., is, but my WILLIS' were in the Shannon County, MO., area. My GGrandfather, John Robert WILLIS, born abt. 1850 in unknown. He married Catherine "Kate" HOLMES. Their son, William Alan WILLIS, born September 16 1878, Shannon County, MO., I "think", married Minnie Grace SHOEMATE, and they had my Mother, Bessie Martha WILLIS, born October 13 1913, and she married my Father, Earl Frederic "Fred" EVANS. Grandaddy "Willy"'s known siblings were Arnett WILLIS, Lillie WILLIS, and Emeline WILLIS LINDSEY. Please e-mail me if you see anyone that might be familiar to you. Thank you for your post.


JANE EVANS (View posts)
Posted: 942062400000
Classification: Query
Hi Cathy,
I believe you and I have talked before but I'll try again. My WILLIS' start with John Robert WILLIS born about 1853. He married Catherine HOLMES. Three of their children were:
William Alan "Willie" WILLIS born September 16 1878 (My Grandfather)
Kathryn Emeline WILLIS born about 1875 (She married ?? LINDSEY)
Arnett WILLIS born unknown
Oscar WILLIS born June 11 1878
"Willie" WILLIS married Minnie Grace SHOEMATE. They had a daughter, Bessie Martha WILLIS who chose Earl Frederic EVANS to be my father. Please let me know if we could possibly have a connection. Thank you. Jane EVANS

COX in Shannon Co., MO.

Posted: 984571200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993745266000
Surnames: COX, PIERCE
Hi Cathy.....I was wondering if you have made any progress on your Cox family history.

Our line is William Cox b. abt. 1835 GA., d. 1929 Howell Co., MO., m. Margaret "Martha" Pierce. They are living in Newton Twp., Shannon Co., MO. in the 1860 census.

William apprears to be the son of Austin Cox Sr. b. 1817-1819 Georgia, and Elizabeth ? b. 1815-1819 Georgia. They are found in the Shannon Co. 1850 Census, and thereafter.

Is your James Monroe Cox the son of William Cox and Sabra (?) Cox-Campbell?

And, was William Cox a brother to Austin Cox, Sr.?

Thanks for any information.

Gloria Hursey

James Cox - Sirena Summers

Posted: 985176000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993745266000
Surnames: COX, SUMMERS
Hi Cathy,

I have a biography in regard to your Cox family.
It shows that your James Cox was the son of David Yearsly Cox & Jane Hughes.

David was the son of Gilberry Cox

If you don't have this bio. let me know and I will email it to you.

Re: James Cox - Sirena Summers

Posted: 1001527225000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1153916463000
Surnames: Summers, Berger
My great grandmother was Mary Summers. Mary Summers married a Charles Berger. Mary Summers father was William Summers. Mary had a sister named Susie. They were from Missouri then Illinois. My mother was born in 1926. My grandmother was born in 1901. So Mary Summers was probably born between 1875-1880 and William Summers was probably born around 1850-1860 ???
Does any of this sound familiar?

Re: COX in Shannon Co., MO.

Posted: 1016828612000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1066679079000
Hi Gloria. Did your William have a brother named Charley? Have you been able to go further back than William b.1835? I queried you before but could not find a link. I just read your queries and remembered that my grandfather's sister, Ava Jane was born in 1895 Shannon co. and in 1883 Charley married Sarah Foyster/Foster in Howell co. The relative of Sarah Foyster who signed for her to marry "at her mother's home" was surname Henson. Does any of this sound familiar to you at all now?

Re: COX in Shannon Co., MO.

Posted: 1016895840000
Classification: Query
Hi Nancy....I recall communicating about your Cox ancestors.

William Cox, Sr. (1834-1926) was the son of Austin Cox, Sr. b. 1817-1819 GA. & Elizabeth ? b. 1815-1817 GA.

Austin & Elizabeth Cox had children that I know of:
William Cox (MY LINE) m. Margaret "Martha" Pierce
Austin Cox, Jr. m. Grace Jane ?
Isabell/Jubal Cox
George Washington Cox m. Rebecka Jane Summer

I never have found any further information for the children of William Cox, Sr. and his 2 spouses:
(1st) Margaret "Martha" (Pierce):
Mary Elizabeth Cox b. 1859 (MY LINE) m. Reuben Ferguson Abbey
Charles "Charlie" Cox b. Aft. 1859
George Cox b. Aft. 1859
Sarah "Sally Cox b. Aft. 1859
William Cox, Jr. b. Aft. 1859

(2nd) Unknown
Male Cox
Male Cox

As you can see, I did find out who the parents and siblings of William were, but I've not made any progress on finding further information for his children, other then our Mary Elizabeth (Cox) Abbey. I'm going to have to once again get back at looking in the MO. census for them.

Sorry that I cannot not be of help to you with your Cox right now. I will watch for anything that could help.

Re: James Cox - Sirena Summers

Posted: 1016897542000
Classification: Query
Hi Ted......I was exploring the Cox on this website and ran across your posting to one of mine from several months ago. I don't see a response posted by me on the website, and I can't recall if I may have emailed you direct, but in case not....

I have William Summer born about 1849 MO., married Dicianna ? born about 1846 KY. I have 5 children listed for them, one being Mary L. Summer born about 1871. I don't have a sister listed for her named Susan or Susie, but I may not have all the children.

I don't have any extended information for Mary L.

William Summer was the son of Rev. John Adam Summer b. 1805 Morgan Co., TN., d. 1871 Shannon Co., MO. & Virginia Carolina Jane Baumgardner.

Re: James Cox - Sirena Summers

Posted: 1017065136000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1153916463000
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