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Cox, Stephen B.  

Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County" by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, p. 141, submitted by Judy.

Stephen B. Cox, Boonville, was born March 15, 1842 in this county, the eldest of eleven children born to Levi and Matilda (Hanby) Cox, natives respectively of Kentucky and Indiana. The father came to Warrick County at the age of eighteen, locating in Hart Township, where he entered eighty acres of land. He resided there about twenty-seven years, and in Owen Township thirteen years, then moving to Wabash County, Ill., made that his home until his death. Stephen B. was raised in his native county, securing only a limited education, and at the age of twenty-four was united in marriage with Lucy Allen, who died a few months after that event. Mr. Cox farmed in Owen township five or six years, then spent two years in Missouri and traveling in the West. October 3, 1872, he wedded Mary Boardman, of this county, and Mary M. and Anise E. are the names of their two children. After his second marriage Mr. Cox again engaged in farming in Owen Township, continuing until January, 1881, when he moved to Boon Township, locating a mile east of Boonville, where he at present resides. He is now extensively engaged in the tobacco business, handling annually from 400,000 to 500,000 pounds of that product, and is also doing an equally thriving business in hogs, corn, hay, wheat, oats and building material. He is a Democrat, a member of the I.O.O.F. and A.O.U.W., and Mrs. Cox is a member of the United Brethren Church .



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