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From: "sharon cox" <>
Subject: Re: [COX] Re: will of Asa Cox
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 20:38:56 -0600
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So is this Cary the descendant of Thomas who settled Jamestown in 1614.
Thomas Coxe had ten children: Ichabod, Sampson, Jesse,
Asa, Cary, Rowan, Willis, Oran, Bartley, and George. I to have Marian
Rountree as a wife of Cary. Can you tell me who the wife of Thomas was.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David L. Casey" <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 6:28 PM
Subject: [COX] Re: will of Asa Cox
> This Asa Cox was the son of Cary Cox, Sr., and the brother of MY ancestor,
> Cary Cox, Jr.
> I notice in Item #8 that he has a daughter named Mariah. I have in my
> that his WIFE was also named Mariah (maiden name Rountree) whose sister
> Martha Rountree married Asa's brother Cary Cox, Jr.
> There is a photo of Cary Jr. and Martha on the Tim Cox site
> (http://timiecox.us) somewhere.
> My site has an outline tree of my Cox ancestry, and links to my GEDCOM on
> AWT (Rootsweb) and a PDF report generated from FTM:
> Very nice of you to post! I agree this should definitely be submitted to
> the Georgia GenWeb folks for Jones and Harris Co. GA!
> Take care,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "sharon cox" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 9:40 AM
> Subject: will of Asa Cox
> > LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ASA COX
> > HARRIS COUNTY, GEORGIA
> > I, Asa Cox of said state and County, being of advanced age and
> > knowing that I must shortly depart this life, deem it right and
> > proper both as respects my self and family that I should make a
> > distribution of the property with which a kind providence has
> > blessed me. So therefore make this my last will and testament
> > hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me.
> > Item
> > I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and
> > Christian like manner suitable to my circumstances and condition
> > in life; my soul I trust shall return to God who gave it. I hope
> > for eternal salvation through the merits and atonement of the
> > blessed Lord and Savior, whose religion I have professed, and as
> > I humbly trust have enjoyed for the last ten years.
> > 2 Item
> > I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid by my
> > executors hereinafter named as I am unwilling my creditors should
> > be delayed their rights, especially, as there is no necessity for
> > delay.
> > 3 Item
> > My will and desire at my death all my estate both real and
> > personal be sold on credit of twelve months and equally divided
> > among all my children that is in life and to the lawful heirs of
> > any that may be dead.
> > 4 Item
> > My will and desire is that my daughter Isabella Hill shall have
> > at my death one Hundred Dollars more than my other children,
> > which hundred dollars I desire shall be laid out by my Executors
> > for her home, whereever she may wish or in any other property that
> > she may wish.
> > 5 Item
> > My will and desire is now to give my son Thomas Cox, should he
> > move to the State of Mississippi my Negro boy, Moses, which boy
> > I only give a lifetime estate in, and that the said Thomas Cox has
> > no power to dispose of said boy in any way or manner whatever nor
> > is said boy subject to the payment of any of the debts of the said
> > Thomas Cox that may now or hereafter be contracted, and I do
> > therefore appoint my son, William Cox, of the State of Mississippi,
> > as trustee for the said Thomas Cox, as far as relates to the above
> > named boy.
> > 6 Item
> > My will and desire that my daughters Matilda Griffin and Isabelle
> > Hill shall have a lifetime estate in the amount that each one
> > shall receive that each of the above named daughters shall have
> > the entire use and benefit of said estate during their natural
> > lives and then to the lawful heirs of their body, not subject to
> > any debts whatever, and I hereby appoint my sons James Cox and
> > Jesse Cox as Trustees for the above named daughters.
> > 7 Item
> > My will and desire is that all that portion of my estate which
> > I leave to my Daughter, Elizabeth Maynor, I give to her during
> > her natural life not subject to any debts whatever and at the death
> > of the said Elizabeth said property to go to the lawful heirs of
> > her body, and I do hereby appoint William H. Maynor, her husband,
> > as trustee for said estate.
> > 8 Item
> > My will and desire is that the portion of my estate which I
> > give to my daughter Mariah Dorman, I give to her during her
> > natural life and to the lawful heirs of her body at her death not
> > subject to any debts whatever and I do hereby appoint Hiram Dorman,
> > her husband, as trustee for said estate.
> > 9 Item
> > My will and desire is that the portion of my estate which I
> > give to my daughter Mary Barnes, I give only during her natural
> > life and then to the lawful heirs of her body not subject to the
> > payments of any debts whatever, and I do hereby appoint Oscar Barnes
> > as Trustee in said estate.
> > 10 Item
> > My will and desire that at my death that any or all of my
> > children who may have received any portions of my estate be it
> > little or much prior to my death shall in the language of the law
> > throw it into hotch potch and account for the same without interest.
> > 11 Item
> > I do hereby constitute and appoint James Cox and Jesse Cox,
> > my sons, executors of this my last Will and Testament.
> > This the 30th day of September 1856
> > Asa Cox (Seal)
> > Signed, sealed, declared and published by Asa Cox as his last Will
> > and Testament in the presence of us the subscribers who subscribed
> > our name hereto in the presence of said Testator at his special
> > request and of each other this 30th day of September 1856.
> > (s)Marshall Stevens, (s)Willard Whitehead
> > (s)William W. Stevens
> > CODICIL TO THE ABOVE
> > Harris County, in the State of Georgia, in the name of God, Amen.
> > I, Asa Cox, of the County and State afore said being feeble in body
> > but sound in mind, having thought proper to add to my last will
> > and Testament this Codicil, embracing the following items to wit:
> > Item 1st
> > For as much as I, Asa Cox, did about the first of March last,
> > give as a present fifty dollars to my children hereinafter
> > named, Cary Cox, James Cox, Jesse Cox, Matilda Griffin, Isabella
> > Hill, Mariah Dorman, Elizabeth Maynor and Mary Barnes. My will is
> > that my other two sons William Cox and Thomas Cox of the State of
> > Mississippi shall each receive the sum of fifty dollars out of my
> > estate making them equal with my other children.
> > Item 2nd
> > In my last Will and Testament, I, Asa Cox, gave to my daughter,
> > Isabella Hill, over and above an equal share of my estate One
> > Hundred Dollars, but being dissatisfied, I have thought proper
> > to give to the said Isabella Hill One Hundred Dollars more, making
> > in all, two hundred dollars, which I leave in the hands of my sons
> > James and Jesse Cox and Trustees for the said Isabella. The object
> > of the above sum is to purchase for the said Isabella a home after
> > my death and to further give to the said Isabella my buggy and also
> > thirty dollars annually for her care of me. All of the above I
> > give to the said Isabella Hill over and above an equal share in my
> > estate, because she, the said Isabella, has broken up and taken
> > care of me and my interest while I have been unable to take care
> > of myself when all of my other children have been taking care of
> > their own interest.
> > This the 28th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand
> > eight hundred fifty seven.
> > In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Seal,
> > TEST: Asa Cox
> > Marshall Stevens & William H. Stevens
> > ______________________________
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