Cox Family Papers, 1780-1931

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Cox Family 

Title:  Papers, 1780-1931 

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department. 

Size of Collection:  0.33 cubic feet 

Location Number:  Mss. A C877 

Scope and Content Note 

Papers from the Cox family of Green County, Kentucky. They include letters to two men fighting in the Mexican War. They describe the economic conditions in Greensburg and the attitudes toward the war. There is information on slavery in the form of business accounts of labor costs. There are accounts for various enterprises such as tobacco manufacturing, land acquisition, monetary transaction and household expenditures. Archibald Cox was sheriff of Green County in the 1850s and 1860s. 

Biographical Note 

The Cox family were early inhabitants of Green County, Kentucky with land and business interest in that county. Members of the family fought in the Mexican War and Civil War. Archibald Cox was sheriff of Green County in the 1850s and 1860s. 

Folder List 

Folder 1: Personal Correspondence 1811-1847. 

Folder 2: Personal Correspondence 1852-1899. 

Folder 3: Business Papers 1780-1839 

Folder 4: Business Papers 1840-1873 and undated. 

Folder 5: Legal Papers 1834-1875 and undated. 

Folder 6: Miscellaneous Papers 1842-1931.