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Henry S Cox

1st MI Cavalry, Company G  (1826 – 1910)       Born in England on July 2, 1826 to Peter and Anna (Norton) Cox, Henry Cox was trained as a physician.  He emigrated to the United States in 1849. Cox enlisted as a corporal at age 25 in the 1st Michigan Cavalry, Company G on August 13, 1861.  He was promoted to Full 1stSergeant. Promoted to Full Hospital Steward on April 10, 1863.  Promoted to Full Assistant Surgeon on December 5, 1864.  Henry survived the war and was discharged with the rank of Captain on June 15, 1865 in Leavenworth, KS.  He was enumerated in the 1890 Veterans Schedules as having war related disabilities of an injury to the left ankle and a heart condition.
     Following the war Henry Cox set up his practice as a physician in the village of Franklin, MI.  He married Grace Trick with whom he had five daughters:  Nellie G. (died at age 7), Mattie (Martha?) J., Almina (married Robert T. Gamble of Southfield), Anna G. (died at age 17), and another Nellie (married Hosea D. Beebe).   Henry died March 11, 1910 and is buried in Franklin Cemetery.  His name appears on the Franklin Village Cemetery Veteran’s Memorial.

Franklin Cemetery 2011

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