Jesse K. COX, an enterprising citizen and farmer of Haywood County, Tenn., was born in the same county, October 23, 1839, and is the son of Samuel and Bara (HAMMONS) Cox. The father was born in Missouri, March 7, 1779, and died November 27, 1878. The mother was born in 1810, and is still living. When our subject was an infant, his parents moved to Haywood County, and located four miles from Brownsville, where he was raised and educated, and has since farmed very successfully.
He is a Democrat, and while not connected with any church, is an earnest believer in the Christian religion. September 14, 1865, he married Mary M. MOORE, born in Haywood County, April 6, 1849. Five sons were born to this marriage: Alphier Berry (born September 16, 1866), Samuel G. (born November 20, 1868), William T. (born December 2, 1872), Ivie F. (born February G. (born February 16, 1875), and Lemuel B. (born July 18, 1877.) Ivie F. died May 6, 1876. Mr. Cox is a man of intelligence and integrity, and has the esteem and confidence of all who know him.
Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood and Crockett Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.