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Jonathan Upham Cox and Lucinda Blood

Jonathan Upham Cox was born on March 5, 1785 to Walter Cox and Judith Deland in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Lucinda Blood was born July 3, 1787 to Caleb Blood and Hepzibah Jewett in Massachusetts. The Bloods were a people of rather large stature.

Jonathan and Lucinda were married on August 31, 1807 in Charleston, Essex County, Massachusetts. After Lucinda and Jonathan's marriage, they made their home in Boston. They were Free-will Baptists. In 1809 they moved to Plymouth, Chenango, New York and in 1815 to Owego, New York where his occupation was a miller. Jonathan also ran a sawmill in western New York, preparing materials for the Erie Canal. His rheumatism was so bad that by 1826 he had to quit work. His son, William Upham Cox assumed his job.

Jonathan died in Oswego, New York on April 21, 1830.

Lucinda moved to Nelson, Portage County, Ohio with her children and was baptized a Mormon there in 1834. Lucinda died on December 5, 1838 in Nelson, Portage County, Ohio.

Edited and Compiled by Ruth H. Barker

Sources: The Cox Family in America. This source gives Jonathan’s birth date as 5 Feb 1785, Baptism - 6 Mar 1785; Death 21 Apr 1804.
Jonathan and Samuel Cox removed about 1809 to Plymouth Chenango County, New York. Jonathan removed about 1815 to Owego, New York.

Family Record of Orlan Cox and Elvira A. Stott; Record of the First Church of Cambridge; Research of Lawrence Brainerd 7 Arborway Court, Forest Hills, Massachusetts.