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Hiram Cox (1795-1843)
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Born: Abt 1795 .
Married: Elizabeth Chishenhall (1805-1850) on 15 Nov 1823 in Rutherford County Tennessee. 1
Died: Bet 1842 and 1843 .
Buried: .




Hiram Cox
Abt 1795-Bet 1842 and 1843



Spouse and Children

      Elizabeth Chishenhall

June Term 1843 On motion and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that Shadrick Cox, Catherine Cox, Nancy Feriby Cox children of Hiram Cox Dec. are being raised in a manner that is unbecoming for white children. It is therefor ordered by the court that the sheriff have before this court at the next term is the said children to be bound out as the law directs and that the clerk of this county certify the same to the sheriff.

July Term 1843 In pursuance of a former order of this Court Making it the duty of the Sheriff to bring the children of Hiram Cox deceased to Court for the purpose of having them bound. The children were presented in open Court and it is was considered by the Court that they would bind Shadrick Cox a boy about thirteen years of age and said boy was bound to William Smith who entered and acknowledged his bond, also I.B. Cox his securities acknowledge the bond in the sum of two thousand & fifty dollars conditioned that the William Smith teach the said orphan the art and mystery of a farmer and to give him six months schooling in the summer and fall seasons sometime about the eighteenth or nineteenth year of his age and when he arrives at full age furnish him with a horse, saddle & bridle worth Seventy five dollars, one good suit of Jeans, Cloak & fur hat, one good pair of shoes & 2 pair of stockings and during his apprenticeship to furnish him a sufficiency of food, washing and clothing suitable to an apprentice.

The Court also proceeded to bind Harmon Cox a boy about the age of fifteen and said Harmon Cox was bound to Johnathan B. Cox, who appeared in open Court together with him, his security entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penal sum of two hundred & fifty dollars conditioned as follows (viz.) that the said Johnathan B. Cox learn the said orphan the art and Mystery of a farmer and to give him six months' schooling in the summer & fall seasons sometime about the eighteenth or nineteenth year of his age and when he arrives at full age, furnish him with a horse and saddle & bridle worth seventy five dollars, one good suit of Jeans, Cloak & fur hat, one good One good pair of shoes & 2 pairs of stockings and during his apprenticeship to furnish him a sufficiency of food washing & clothing suitable to an apprentice.

Sources:

  1. Rutherford County Tennessee Book, pg 36