COX, John Bowes, son of John Bowes Cox (1780-1831) and Matilda Willis McAllister (1787-1858), was born November 19, 1817, at Estherton, Pa. He was descended from Dr. John Cox, who laid out Estherton, whose son was Col. Cornelius Cox, of the Revolution, father of John B. Cox, Sr. The children of the latter were Catharine Mary, married A. O. Hiester, Elizabeth, married Adam H. Orth, Matilda Wiliis [sic], John B., George Washington, d.s.p., Rachel, Esther Amelia, married Joseph E. Piolett, Cornelius, and George W., deceased.
Of the foregoing, John B. was educated at the academies at Lititz, Burlington, N. J., West Chester, and York, Pa. He learned the profession of civil engineer, which occupation he pursued several years, subsequently engaging for a long period in flour and saw-milling enterprises, when he retired from active pursuits. Mr. Cox married, in 1844, Rebecca E. Lightner, daughter of John and Rebecca Lightner, of Pequea, Lancaster county, Pa., and their children were: Matilda Willis, deceased, Mary Richardson, married Edward H. Buehler, John Bowes, Rebecca Hopkins, Edward Buchanan, and Catharine Hiester.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 30 Dec 2000
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