From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 821-822


Solomon M. Cox was born in Knox County, Ohio, Sept. 17, 1840, a son of William and Margaret Cox, the former a native of Delaware, born Feb. 27, 1815, and the latter of Ross County, Ohio, born Jan. 1, 1820.  They were married Sept. 1, 1837. and after a residence of eleven years in Ohio moved to Steuben County, Ind., where the father died March 22, 1864.  Since August, 1864, the mother has lived with her daughter in Fulton County, Ohio.  Their family consisted of three children-- Sarah died at the age of six years; Elizabeth is the wife of H. S. Persing, of Fulton County, Ohio, and Solomon.  Our subject was reared in Steuben County, remaining at home till his marriage, Nov. 6, 1859, to Nancy Aldrich, who was born in De Kalb County, this State, Sept. 17, 1841, daughter of David and Mary (Jackman) Aldrich.  After his marriage he settled on a farm he had previously bought in Richland Township, where he lived till April 1, 1872, when he bought his present residence on section 13, Otsego Township.  He owns eighty acres of good land, well improved, with a pleasant residence and comfortable farm buildings, and thirty acres of good timber in Richland Township.  Aug. 25, 1861, Mr. Cox volunteered in defense of the Union and was assigned to Company A, Forty-fourth Indiana Infantry, and Jan. 1, 1864, veteranized and served till Sept. 14, 1865.  He participated in the battles of Pittsburg Landing, siege of Corinth, Stone River and Chickamauga.  At the two latter he was on duty on General Vancleve's staff.  Mr. and Mrs. Cox have two children-- Mary Ann, born Jan. 21, 1861, was married to James Wilson Nov. 14, 1880, and has two children-- Charley and Maggie; Schuyler C. was born June 19, 1869.  They are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.


Submitted by Kim Davoli