John Cox, Sr.

JOHN COX, SR.
State of South Carolina )
Horry District )

To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina The Humble Petition of John Cox, Senr. of the parish of All Saints and district and State aforesaid, respectfully Sheweth, That your Petitioner served three years and a half as a Soldier, in the Militia Service, during the Revolutionary War, in the Companys of Capt. Samuel Price, John Warden, and Thomas Livingston, and in other Companys, Chiefly in the Brigade of General Francis Marion. Your Petitioner further Shows that he has now attained a very advanced age and has (under the blessing of Providence) raised a numerous family without having ever called upon, or received from his Country any assistance whatsoever; but as that imbecility which is consequent when old age, and especially the afflicting to which his great exposure in pursuing, his necessary avocation, has subjected him, have at length so far weakened his constitution and impaired his health, — he finds himself in his old age unable, as heretofore, by his own efforts, to supply himself and his aged companion with the common necessaries of life. Your Petitioner therefore prays, that your Honorable body will take his case into consideration, and grant him that assistance in the premises, which in your wisdom and liberality shall seem in ect. And your petitioner, as in duty bound, will ever pray—

October 23d 1828
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John (JC) Cox
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Witness:
B. A. Thomas


South Carolina )
Horry District )

Before me personally appeared John Cox, Sr., the within petitioner, and made oath that the facts set forth, in his within petition are just & true.

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John (JC) Cox
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Sworn to before me
this 27th day of July 1829
Samuel Wilson JQ


A Schedule of the property of John Cox

VIZ550 acres of Land worth about$100
VIZone horse$30
VIZOne cow & calf$10 & $40
VIZ15 head of hogs$30


South Carolina )
Horry District )

Before me personally appeared, Capt. Edward Conner, who being duly sworn according to law, deposeth & saith, that he was personally acquainted with John Cox, Sen. of All Saints Parish of the district and State aforesaid, at & during the time of the American Revolution, that he the said John Cox was during that period a true Whig, and a faithful Soldier in the Revolutionary Army.
Edward Conner

Sworn to before me
this 12th Sept 1828
Benj. Holt QU


South Carolina )
Horry District )

Personally come before me Jos. Vaught Justice Peace for Said District Matthias Vaught, Senr., who being Duly Sworn on the Holy Avangalist of Almighty God Deposeth and Sayeth that he was personally acquainted with Mr. John Cox Senr in the Revolutionary war, and this Deponent Sayeth that he the Said John Cox Senr was a stanch Whig and fought for his Country in the Militia Service.

Matthias Vaught

Sworn to before me this
17th Day of October 1828
Jos. Vaught JP


South Carolina )
Horry District )

Personally came before me Jos. Vaught, Justice of the Peace for Said District, John Roberts, Senr. who being Duly Sworn on the Holy Avangalist of Almighty God Deposeth and Sayeth that he was personally acquainted with Mr. John Cox, Senr in the Revolutionary War, and this Deponent Sayeth that the the Said John Cox, Senr was a good Whig and fought for his Country in the Militia Service.

John Roberts

Sworn to before me this
17th October 1828
Jos Vaught (JP)

From the files of Catherine H. Lewis

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