NameNathan Cox, 3C3R
BirthMar 1863, Kentucky
Death26 Aug 1933, Elliott Co., Kentucky
Marriage1 Aug 1904, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseMary ("Polly") Jennings
Birth10 May 1850, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death27 Oct 1938, Garrison, Lewis Co., Kentucky
Notes for Nathan Cox
His death certificate records Nathan Cox, age 70, birthdate blank, born in Morgan Co., Ky, died 26 Aug 1933 in Devil’s Fork, Elliott Co., Ky, married, husband of Polly Hitch Cox, occupation farmer, father Polly Cox, born in Morgan Co., mother’s maiden name Polly Jennings, born in Morgan Co., Ky, cause of death auricular fibrillation due to aortic insufficiency, informant Rosie Hitch, Wyatt, Ky, burial in Devil’s Fork.
The informant seems to have not noticed the vertical marginal labels that said Mother and Father, and assumed that the name and birthplace fields below the occupation section were still referring to the wife of the deceased.
Notes for Mary ("Polly") Jennings
Her death certificate records Polly Cox, age 87 years 5 months 17 days, born 10 May 1851 in Elliott Co., Ky, died 27 Oct 1938 in Garrison, Lewis Co., Ky, widow of Nathan Cox, father John Lewis born in Tennessee, mother’s maiden name Rachel Fannin, born in Elliott Co., cause of death chronic valvular heart disease, informant Everett Fraley, Garrison, Ky, burial in Elliott Co.
The informant Everett Fraley is Polly’s grandson, the son of William Fraley and her daughter Rinda Hitch, from her marriage to Calvin Hitch.
1900 census of Morgan Co., Ky, district 6, enumerated 19 June, lists on p. 16B as family #261/263:
Lewis, Polly, 48, b. May 1852, Ky Tenn Ky, widowed, day laborer; Hitch, Henry, son, 27, b. Oct 1872; Hitch, Lizzie, dau, 22, b. Apr 1878; Hitch, Edmund, son, 13, b. Mar 1887; Hitch, William, son, 10, b. Apr 1890. The Hitches all born Ky Md Ky.
Polly and Calvin’s children Ellen, Delpha and John are living in Devil’s Fork, Elliott Co., as servants in three different households. Apparently the widowed Polly was unable to support them all at home.
Notes for Nathan & Mary ("Polly") (Family)
Rowan Co. marriage book 5, p. 101, records the marriage on 1 Aug 1904 of Nathan Cox, age 41, farmer, residence Wagner, born and mother born in Elliott Co., father born in Virginia, to Polly Hitch, 52, residence Tyger Valley, father born in Va, mother born in Morgan Co., at Joseph Slusher’s, witnesses Joseph Slusher and Sarah Slusher. It is recorded as the second marriage for Nathan and the third for Polly.