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Gabriel Petersson COCK
Ephraim COX
Israel COX
(Abt 1736-1778)


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Israel COX

  • Born: Abt 1736, probably New Jersey 2
  • Marriage: Mary QUICK on 3 Jul 1765 1
  • Died: 3 Jun 1778, Rowan County, North Carolina 3

bullet  Birth Notes:

Tombstone reads he was age 42 when he died.

bullet  Death Notes:

Buried at a cemetery in the Cabin Creek area in what is now Davidson County, on land once owned by Israel Cox and later by his son, David Cox. Tombstone shows his date of death to be 3 Jun 1788.


Israel married Mary QUICK on 3 Jul 1765.4 (Mary QUICK died on 22 Aug 1829 4.)



1 Family Bible of David Cox. David Cox was the son of Israel Cox, who in turn was a son of Ephraim Cox. A transcribed copy of the bible was provided to me by Nancy Kiser, a descendant of Ephraim Cox by his son Moses.

2 Family Records of Doris Scrivner Collier. Doris is a descendant of Peter Larsson Cock (Cox) as follows: Peter > Gabriel > Ephraim > Moses > Mary, who married Benjamin Scrivner. Doris has done considerable research on the Cox family of Rowan County, North Carolina, and she is also the "go to" person for all things Scrivner, having written the authoritative history of the Scrivner family. Doris' e-mail address is and her postal address is 177 Sanctuary Dr., Dardene Prairie, MO 63368.

3 Family Records of Doris Scrivner Collier.

4 Family Bible of David Cox.

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