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Cora Cox[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Female 1876 - 1949


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  • Born  03 Mar 1876  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Gender  Female 
    Died  23 Nov 1949  Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried  26 Nov 1949  Dover, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I35  Main
    Last Modified  4 Apr 2012 

    Father  Robert Cox, Sr.,   b. 7 May 1835, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sept 1908 
    Mother  Amanda,   b. approx. 1838, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F372  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Samuel Becton Lawhorn,   b. 1871, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1917 
    Married  28 May 1899 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Date from Lawhorn Family Bible (says last sunday in May of 1899) and this date is very close to year extracted from 1930 census.
    Children 
    >1. Samuel Valentine Lawhorn, Sr.,   b. 29 Aug 1901, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1944, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Ida M. Lawhorn,   b. 15 Sept 1906, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 1972, Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. William "Bill" Hew Lawhorn, Sr.,   b. 12 Aug 1910, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1981, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Phelton Gromey Lawhorn,   b. 2 Dec 1914,   d. 1914-1917?
    >5. George McArthur Lawhorn, Sr.,   b. 20 February 1917, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 August 1984, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  24 Nov 2007 
    Family ID  F14  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Willie Morton,   b. Abt 1865, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Dec 1924  New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Documents
    Marriage Certificate: Will Morten & Cora Cox
    Marriage Certificate: Will Morten & Cora Cox
    Note: Morten's last name spelled as "Motten" and Cora's name is signed as "McLawhorn"
    Last Modified  27 Jun 2009 
    Family ID  F95  Group Sheet

  • Documents

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    1880 NC Census: Robert Cox (Head)
    1880 NC Census: Robert Cox (Head)
    Enumeration Date: 14 Jun 1880
    District: 44
    Location: Township 9, Craven County, NC

    Robert - Head, age 45
    Amanda - Wife, age 30
    Moses - Son, age 12
    Robert - Son, age 10
    Joseph - Son, age 8
    Edward - Son, age 6
    Cora - Daughter,age 4
    Affie - Mother, age 60
    Benders, Phoebee - Grandmother, age 90
    Benders, Matilda (?) - Niece, age 6
    Benders, Gertrude - Niece, age 4

    Note: Moses' age is not correct because he was not yet born in 1870.
    1910 Census: Samuel Becton Lawhorn (Head)
    1910 Census: Samuel Becton Lawhorn (Head)
    Enumeration Date: 15 Apr 1910
    Enumeration District: 17
    Sheet: 2A
    Location: Barnwell - 1Pct, Craven County, NC

    1) Sam - Head, age 38, 1st marriage, married 11 yrs
    2) Cora - Wife, age 31, 1st marriage, mother of 2 children, both still living
    3) Sam - Son, age 8
    4) Ida M. - Daughter, age 3

    Family rented farm, both could read and write. Family listed as Mulatto.
    1920 US Census Record - Township 3 (Craven Co.), NC
    1920 US Census Record - Township 3 (Craven Co.), NC
    Cora Lawhorn is listed as Head of the Family (age 38). Children are Samuel(age 18), Ida (around age 13? though it is hard to tell from the writing), William (age 10), Phelton (age 5), and George (age 3).

    The next entry in this Census record is for the family of Charles Morton, with Nancy Morton listed as wife and Willie Morton listed as son (age 55). By the time of the next Census in 1930, Cora Cox marries Willie Morton.
    1930 Census - Township 3(Craven Co.), NC
    1930 Census - Township 3(Craven Co.), NC
    Will Morton, Head of Household, age 58
    Cora Lawhorn, wife, age 48
    Ida Lawhorn, Stepdaughter, age 23
    William Lawhorn, stepson, age 19
    George Lawhorn, stepson, age 13
    Lodger - James M. Williams - age 22
    Roberta Cox - niece -age 12

    Headstones
    Headstone: Cora Cox Lawhorn Morton
    Headstone: Cora Cox Lawhorn Morton
    picture from FindAGrave.com

    Histories At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Death Certificate- Cora Cox
    Death Certificate- Cora Cox

  • Notes  Born:
    • Birth date as on death certificate and Lawhorn family bible is wrong b/c Cora is listed as being 4 years old in the 1880 census.

  • Sources 
    1. [S24] 1880 NC Census: Craven County (Twp 9), 4 Jul 2006.

    2. [S51] 1920 NC Census: Craven County (Twp 3), 4 Jul 2006.

    3. [S52] 1930 NC Census: Craven County (Twp 3), 4 Jul 2006.

    4. [S20] North Carolina Death Certificate, 4 Jul 2006.

    5. [S50] 1910 NC Census: Craven County (Ft. Barnwell), 4 Jul 2006.

    6. [S12] Lawhorn Family Bible (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S297] 1940 Census. Ancestry.com. .
      Ft. Barnwell, Craven County, North Carolina - ED 25-10. Sheet 8A. http://goo.gl/hLXeS. Age 60.

    8. [S2] SSDI.

    9. [S108] North Carolina Marriage Certificate.
      Craven County - Certificate #5981