Volume 1, Issue 1 March 13, 2002



Attendee’s to the 2001 Cox reunion in Lampasas, TX

2002 Cox Reunion Lampasas, TX

Descendants of Solomon and Naomi Hussey Cox, and the families of Cox spouses and friends.

This year’s reunion is set for May 17th through May 19th at the Hostess House in Hancock Park in Lampasas, Texas.

If this year’s event is like past reunions, it will be a great time of visiting, sharing, learning and making new and renewing old family connections.

Please come prepared with photos, documents or anything else you would like to share.

The registration form will follow in a later mailing. Annual Membership Mtg. May 18.

2002 Cox Reunion Arkansas

Date for the Arkansas reunion has not been finalized at this time. It is normally held in early May.


Polly Wilson at (254) 893-4744 or

Ken Vochoska at (254) 826-5173 or [email protected]

2002 Cox Reunion San Antonio

Descendants of William Madison Tucker Cox and Fannie Lindsey Cox

All of our Coxes and related families are Welcome. 1-2 June 2002, Encino Park Clubhouse, San Antonio, TX.



Lisa Sullivan at (830) 438-2328 or [email protected]

2002 Whitley Co. KY Cox Reunion

July 20-21, 2002 FMI

Elvin Cox at PO Box 157, Stearns, KY or (606) 376-2055 or [email protected]


Our family organization is about fellowship and fun, folklore, and family history. Dues are $15,

$25 and $100, depending on the level of support you want to provide. Our dues year runs from June 1 to May 31. It is not necessary to belong to Brandywine Crucible, Inc., to attend any of the Cox reunions. We do want you as a member! Send your new or renewal dues to:

Bettye Wallace

9 Hospital Drive, Apt. 24

Canyon, TX 79015-4502

Brandywine Crucible Website

Have you visited the Brandywine Crucible website? You really should. The site contains information about the Brandywine Crucible organization, but the really great thing is that it has space for posting research information and/or family stories. This website can be a tremendous communications tool but it will take you to make it. When you submit your material you are making it available to the world.

You can find the website at: ndex.html

To submit an article contact the webmaster: Mark D. Werner

112 Dundee Grace

New Braunfels, TX 78130-8800 (830) 620-0879

[email protected]

Brandywine Crucible, Inc.

Board members

Joe Burton Cox, Jr. Pres. & VChair of

program planning

William Tarry VPres. VChair of

Budget comm.

Mary Lou Hudson VPres. Lester Sutton Sec.

Bettye Wallace Treas. & Chair of

Budget comm.

Katherine Sullivan Research & Compilation


Arlee Gowen Communication. comm. Jane Cox Membership comm.

Peggy Gordon Vchair of Communication comm

Bit and Pieces


2001 reunion, Joe B. Cox introduces speaker.


2001 reunion, Joe Cox of Falls Church VA makes a presentation on his military experiences.

Bit and Pieces continued

Brandywine Crucible Annual Membership Meeting

Saturday, May 18th 2002

Genealogy Exchange Workshop

submitted by Mary Lou Hudson August 10, 2002

Williamsburg, KY

9a.m. to 4p.m.

Williamsburg Tourism & Conference Center (Exit 11 off I75 across from Cumberland Inn)

Admission – FREE

The workshop is open to anyone researching Southeastern KY and Northeastern TN EVERYONE WELCOME!

Tables available for anyone wanting to sell or display genealogical and historical material.

Genealogical and Historical Societies


For additional information contact: Bonnie White ([email protected]) 6217 Apex Dr.

Louisville, KY 40219



Mary Lou Hudson ([email protected]) 8276S 600W

Claypool, IN 46510



Creekmore Family Reunion August 11, 2002 Williamsburg, KY

10a.m. to 3p.m.

Williamsburg Tourism & Conference Center (Exit 11 off I75 across from Cumberland Inn)

Creekmore Cousins and Friends WELCOME!

FMI Contact:

Bonnie White or Mary Lou Hudson (Addresses above)

Old Newspaper Article – Williamsburg, KY

(Date and name of paper not known)

submitted by Mary Lou Hudson Cox Family Has Reunion

Mrs. Mary Cox, Emlyn, was honored on her 80th birthday with a family reunion.

Mrs. Amy Creekmore was hostess at a party and buffet dinner at the Southern Rose Cafeteria in Mrs. Cox’s honor.

She received several gifts.

Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Norris (Beulah) Hunter, Hanover, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. Isaac (Geneva) Wyatt, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Cox and children, Paint Lick; Mr. and Mrs. Everett H. Cox, Dotham, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Cox and daughters, Covington; Mr. Henly Cox, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Joyce Snukes and children, New Jersey; Rose Marie Bucky Guth, Charlotte, N.C.; Mr. Jeff Cox, Jr., Los Angeles; Mr. Billy J. Cox, Dothan, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. Horace Baker, Jellico; Mr. and Mrs. Riley Troxell and son, Norwood; Mrs. Ida Myers, Clinton, Tenn.; Mrs. Betty Thurmond and son, Clinton; Mossie DeBord, Jellico; Mrs. Jean Jeffers, Oneida; Rev. and Mrs. Junior Vance, Springfield, Ohio. Other guests calling on Mrs. Cox over the weekend included Mr. Claude Cox, Lebaon, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. John L. Wyatt, and daughter, Williamsburg, and Mr. Jerry Wyatt, Covington. Her eight children and sisters were present.

The Whitley Republican - Williamsburg, KY

Thursday, October 5, 1942

submitted by Mary Lou Hudson

Clear Fork River

Mrs. Ella Cox and Mrs. Sherman Ridenour were visiting in Jellico, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Gorman Cox were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ranza Bunch.

Thursday, November 12, 1942 Roy E. Cox In Navy Now

Great Lakes, Ill --- It takes strenuous conditioning to make a good fighter. Roy E. Cox, 26, Gatliff, Ky. last week reported at the

U.S. Naval Training Station here and is now participating in the Navy's vigorous physical hardening program to train for his biggest fight, enemies of the United States.

Pioneer Ohio Newspapers

submitted by Mary Lou Hudson

Page 309

John Greave, in Jefferson Township, Ross County, reports that Samuel Darby and Nathan Cox have appraised a horse found by William Darby. Daniel Barber and John Comer appraised a horse found by Jesse Redlick.

John Ratcliff reports that John Wilkison and Joseph Wilkison have appraised a mare found by Solomon Cox in Jefferson Township, Ross County.

In Remembrance


Pioneer Ohio Newspapers 1793-1810, Genealogical and Historical Abstracts, by Karen Mauer Green, The Frontier Press, Galveston, 1986 (On file at the Ft. Wayne, IN Library)

Page 178 - Volume 1, Friday, 11 July 1800, No.


Solomon Cox, living on Salt Lick Creek at the ford on the old Indian Trace, reports two stray horses.

Page 199 -Volume III, Saturday, 25 September 1802, No. 124

Note from Jeremiah M'Lene, sheriff of Ross County, about elections mentions Solomon Cox (on Salt Lick Creek), Philip Woolf, James Scott in Franklinton, Richard Chenoweth in PePee township, Gergus Moore in Wayne township, Arthur St. Clair, Christian Platte in Paxton township, Oliver Ross in New-Market.

Page 201 - Volume III, Saturday, 18 December 1802, No. 133

Jeremiah M'Lene, sheriff of Ross County, regarding the upcoming elections mentions Solomon Cox on Salt Lick Creek, Philip Wolf, Richard Chenoweth in PePee township, James Scott at Franklinton, Fergus Moore in Wayne township, Christian Platto in Paxton township, Oliver Ross in New Market.

Page 210 - Volume III, Saturday, 13 August 1803, No. 168

Solomon Cox, living on Salt Lick Creek, has land for sale including the mill.

Leta Mae Williams Barker Great Grand-daughter of Amy Cox and Brice Miller Smart

Leta Mae Barker passed away Monday, May 14, 2001. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, in Millersview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Johnson’s Funeral Home.

Leta, the youngest of 13 children, was born Jan. 31, 1913, to John Milam and Helen Williams. Leta and Richard Alton Barker were married May 4, 1935.

She was preceded in death by her husband on April 4, 1966.

Leta is survived by her son, Richard Barker and wife, Ruthie, of San Angelo; daughters, Joyce Lambert and husband, Harlan, of Fort Stockton, Pat Stephens and husband, John E., of Robert Lee and Judi Lubke and husband, Tony, and Sheri Luther and husband, Jerry, all of San Angelo; 10 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; one sister, Myrl Stuart of Brownwood; one special niece, Leta Mae Normand of Big Spring; and many other nieces and nephews.

Myrl Williams Stuart

Great Grand-daughter of Amy Cox and Brice Miller Smart

Myrl Williams Stuart, age 94, of Brownwood, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at the Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services for Mrs. Stuart will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 in Millersview Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Harris officiating under the direction of the Heartland Funeral Home.

She was born July 13, 1907, in Briggs, Burnet County to the late John Milam and Helen Blackwell Williams. She married Emmitt Fulton Stuart on Dec. 19, 1924. He preceded her in death in August of 1964. Mrs. Stuart had taught in Millersview for two years. She worked as a saleslady at Sturges in Ballinger and at Edmondsons in Brownwood for 17 years. She enjoyed every moment with Edmondsons and with her customers. She was a member of First Christian Church in Ballinger serving as a long time Sunday School teacher in the primary and intermediate groups at the church. She worked in all parts of the church in Ballinger including Bible School, prayer groups and more. Her faith was unending. Mrs. Stuart had lived in Brownwood since 1962, moving from Ballinger. She was the last surviving member of the John Milam and Helen Blackwell Williams’ family of 13 children. Her last sister, Leta Barker of San Angelo, died last year. Also preceding her in death were daughter, Betty Lockett; grandson, John Lee Stuart, Jr. and great-granddaughter, Kaci Lea Bryan.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, John Lee and Addie Stuart of San Angelo and Troy and Georgia Fay Stuart of Yorktown; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Grayum Hart of Bangs; 10 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

After Thoughts

RV Parks in Lampasas

submitted by Linda Atkins

Boone RV Park HWY 281 S

Lampasas TX 76550

(512) 556-5171

Circle R/J Overnight RV Park Hwy 190 E Lampasas, TX 76550

(512) 556-9020


submitted by Linda Atkins

If you like to golf, Linda has made arrangements at Hancock Park Municipal Golf Course for three or four teams to play, number there is 512-556-3202.

Items for the Newsletter

This newsletter is an excellent medium for announcing events, family stories, posting obituaries or letting people know about your research. If you have items to publish please submit them, electronically if you can, to:


[email protected] Or mail them to:

Tony Lubke 2066 Lubke Ln.

San Angelo, TX 76905