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Dare Co., NC Cemeteries
Cox Family Cemetery
Manns Harbor, NC
Directions: Going west on Hwy. 64/264 in Manns Harbor, go .2 mile past Preston Twiford Rd and turn right onto Ambrose Lane. Go .1 and the cemetery will be on the right close to the edge of the lane This cemetery is well maintained.
Photographed: In 2006 by Ann Boll. Click on underlined names for a picture of the tombstone.
|NAME||BIRTH||DEATH||COMMENTS / INSCRIPTION|
|Cox, Cary Ann||Dec. 8, 1843||Feb. 12, 1918||And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours and their works do follow them.|
|Cox, Dora M.||May 5, 1873||Jan. 25, 1943||
Mother - Faithful to her trust. Even unto death.
[Double with James B. Cox]
|Cox, Gladys E.||Aug. 25, 1902||July 13, 1978|
|Cox, James B.||Feb. 14, 1870||Dec. 19, 1937||
Father - He died as he lived--trusting in God
[Double with Dora M. Cox]
|Cox, James Balford||Oct. 4, 1897||Sept. 11, 1899||But Jesus called them unto him, and said suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.|
|Cox, Jeremiah Wescott||April 19, 1836||Sept. 23, 1904||And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours and their works do follow them.|
|Cox, Mary Ethel||Aug. 1, 1899||Nov. 20, 1902||But Jesus called them unto him, and said suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. [Close-up photo]|
Ann Boll on the above persons:
Jeremiah Wescott Cox was probably born in Tyrrell County according to the family Bible now in possession of the heirs of Philip Hathaway. He was the son of James Cox (b. 1810 d. ca. 1848 in Tyrrell County) and Mahala Wescott (b. 19 Mar 1808 according to a Wescott family Bible d. before 1850). Mahala's parents were John Wescott (b. 7 Jan 1759, d. before 28 Apr 1812) and his second wife Amelia Midgett (b. 10 Apr 1776, d. Sept 1852 in Tyrrell County). Jeremiah Wescott Cox and Cary Ann Balfour Cox had two children who survived to adulthood: James Benjamin Cox and my grandmother, Geraldine Carey Cox. James Benjamin died on the Newport News Middle Ground Light in Chesapeake Bay, where he was keeper at the time. Cary Ann (Balfour) Cox was probably born in Tyrrell County. Her parents were Benjamin S. Balfour (b. between 1810-1820 in VA or NC, d. before 1850) and Sarah M. Spruill (b. about 1814 in NC and died after the 1880 census in NC). Cary Balfour ran a school in Manns Harbor around 1900. I have not been able to find any further information about either of Cary's parents. Gladys Eloise Cox was James and Dora's third child; she never married. She had four younger siblings: Charles W., Clara Ursula., Geneva, and Jeremiah W. Cox.
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