Wayne County Ohio, Office of Recorder
Deed Book Vol. 114,
James Madison President of
the United States of America.
To all to whom these presents
shall come greeting. Know ye that Peter
Cocks of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, having deposited
in the General Land office a certificate of the Register of
the Land office at Canton
thereby it appears that full payment has been made for the
north east quarter of Section fourteen of Township sixteen
in Range eleven of the lands directed to be sold at Canton
by the Act of Congress entitled "An act providing for
the sale of the lands of the United States in the Territory
north west of the Ohio and about the north of Kentucky River
and of the acts amendating of the same there is granted by
the United States unto the said Peter
Cocks, the quarter Lot an Section of land above described
to _____ and to hold the said quarter Lot and Section of land
with the appurtenances unto the said Peter
Cocks his heirs and assigns forever. In testimony thereof
I have caused these letters to be made Patent and the Seal
of the General Land Office to whereunto affixed. Given under
my hand at the City of Washington the twenty seventh day of
December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and fifteen and of the independence of the United States of
America the fortieth.
By the President James Madison
United States General Land Office
Josiah Meigs Commissioner of the General Land Office
Received and Recorded May 25th 1886, Huey Marshall, Recorder
Map 13: Wayne County, Ohio Townships
Peter Cox settled his family on a quarter section
farm (half a mile by half a mile) just southeast of the town of
Dalton in Sugar Creek Township Wayne County.
For researchers, Wooster is the place to visit.
For those who canít make the trip, the web site Roots
Web's (www.rootsweb.com) has oodles of information and links
to Wayne County,
as well as other Ohio counties.
Wayne County Probate Court
107 W Liberty St
Wooster, OH 44691
Wayne County Public Library
304 N Market St
Wooster, OH 44691
Map 14: The Coxes in Ohio
To better situate Wayne County, it is just to the
southeast of Akron and northeast of Columbus, the state capital.
Peter Cox settled in Wayne County, while his brother, Jacob,
settled in Darke County on the western edge of the future state.
Peterís grandson, Samuel Denman Cox, died in Ashtabula County, located
in the far northeast corner of the state. Logan County contains
the burial place of the "other Michael Cox" (for
information on him, go to Part 1 Chapter 1.