Biographical Sketch of Joseph Cox
Marion County delegate
Joseph Cox was born in Ross County, Ohio. In 1833 he married Eliza Parker in Fountain County, Indiana. They moved from Indiana to Illinois and then Missouri before deciding to make the trek to Oregon in 1847. Five children accompanied Joseph and Eliza. The family settled in Marion County and filed a land claim with the Provisional Government. When Congress passed the Donation Land Act they filed a new claim for 640 acres in Marion County under the provisions of the federal act.
Joseph was a delegate from Marion County to the constitutional convention and served on the Committee of Suffrage and Elections.