William Gillham Cox was born to Micajah & Elizabeth (Gillham) Cox on 17 Jan 1814 in
Madison County, Illinois. He married Julia Ann Morrison in Morgan County, Illinois on 26 Oct. 1834.
William and Julia (Morrison) Cox raised their children in Scott County, Illinois. Their children
included: John Thomas Cox (died in the civil war on 8 Sep 1862 in TN), Micajah
VanBuren Cox, Elizabeth Janey Cox (married Sidney Braden); Hannah Susannah Cox (married
Thomas Peaker), Mary R. Cox (married Henry A. Tewksbury); William Hardin Cox (never married),
James Robert Cox (married Miss Hood and moved to OK.); Martha "Mattie" Cox (married a Mr. Brunner);
Julia C. Cox; Ella Mae Cox (died 15 Aug 1888 at 30 years of age);
and Ida Alice Cox (married John H. Albright).
William Gillham Cox died during the Civil War at Mitchelville, Tennessee on 24 Dec 1862
and is buried in the Nashville National Cemetery in Tennessee.