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Cox / Smedley family

Chester County, Pennsylvania Will and Administration Abstracts

Joshua Smedley (will: 3-15-1806, probate: 5-4-1812)

… To niece Hannah, wife of Benjamin Cox my plantation whereon she now lives during life; then to her son George; he paying £100 to his sisters Catharine, Hannah, Jane, Joseph. Amy, and Margaret.

June 21, 1834/Proved July 12, 1834
Sons – Joshua, Caleb (when 21)
Daughter - Hannah Cox, my deceased wife’s tea ware
To – Ann Few, my deceased wife’s niece
Executors – Levi Garrett and Thomas Massey of Willistown
Witnesses – Elijah Brooks, Abner Few
Will #9128/WB 16 Page 600

Cox Tax returns (Willistown unless otherwise noted)
1800 – Benjamin 96a, Joseph 100a, Richard 100a, William 110a
1805 – Benjamin (trade), George (Goshen), Lawrence (Goshen), Richard, William
1810 – Benjamin (96a), George (Goshen, Freeman), John (Freeman), Richard (33a + 40a), William (111a)
1814 – Benjamin (96a), George, Richard (39a), Thomas (freeman), William (104a)
1820 – Benjamin (96a), George, John (58a), Levi, William (104a)
1824 - Benjamin (96a), George, John (58a), Levi, Thomas (30a), William (104a)
1838 – George (heirs of), Joshua, Thomas (89a), William (104a)