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Deed on Peter's Farm

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Wayne County Ohio, Office of Recorder
Deed Book Vol. 114,
page 642-643

United States
James Madison,

Peter Cocks

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


Peter Cox's land deed


Map 13: Wayne County, Ohio Townships

Wayne County, OH 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 ( 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.

Ohio Counties



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