Biographical Sketch of Jesse Cox

Jesse Cox


Jesse Cox
Born 1821
Died 1901
Lane County delegate

Jesse Cox was born in Fayette County, Missouri. He married Nancy Kenney in Johnson County, Missouri in 1840. In 1851, Jesse, Nancy and four children came to Oregon. The family was following Jesse’s father and several siblings who had come to Oregon in 1848. They settled in Lane County and made a donation land claim of 320 acres.

Jesse Cox was a delegate from Lane County to the constitutional convention and served on the Committee of Expenses of the Convention.

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