SANKOFA'S PLANTATION DATABASE
Location: Onslow Co., NC
History: Charles Cox, an Englishman, arrived in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1741 from the Bahamas or from Charleston, South Carolina and was soon granted 640 acres of Onslow County wilderness from the Royal Proprietors on behalf of the English Crown. The consideration of that land grant was that he clear 18 acres within three years and make the property his home. He met these conditions.
The Cox family continued to live on this same farm land in Onslow County, North Carolina from 1741 until today. From historical records reveal that Charles Cox began to operate a grist mill in 1745 on the same property. The mill operated continuously until 1931.
Associated Surnames: Cox
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1771: Slaves of Charles Cox
From the will of Charles Cox (1771). Transcribed by Hugh D. Cox. http://www.coxhistory.com/
- Bob: negro boy given to son Charles Cox
- Hannah: negro woman given to wife Rebecca Cox
- Hardy: negro boy given to daughter Sarah Cox
- Jane: negro girl given to son-in-law Arthur Royal; already in possession of Arthur Royal
- Lue: negro girl given to daughter Susanna Cox
- Peg: negro woman given to wife Rebecca Cox
- Rachel: negro girl given to son Jesper Cox
- Note: Peg's first child was bequeathed to son-in-law John Boston in advance..."Also I give unto my son-in-law John Boston the First living child that my Negro woman Peg shall have or bring into the world to him and his heirs forever."
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