Moses Cox

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Moses Cox, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born about 1594.1 He died 28 May 1687.1

Moses married (1) Alice (…);1,2 he married (2), as her 2nd husband, Prudence Marston, 16 June 1658. The ancestry of both wives is unknown (or not traced here).1

The tragic death of his first wife and son were noted in the town records and reported in the History of Hampton:
"The Wreck of Rivermouth"
"In the autumn of 1657, an event occurred, which brought mourning and sorrow into several families in the town and cast a gloom over the while community. A vessel sailed from our river, October 20, bound to Boston, having on board four men, two women and two chldren—eight person in all—belonging to Hampton. From some cause not now known, the vessel, soon after leaving the harbor, either foundered, or was capsized, and all on board perished. The persons lost were these:
Robert Read, Sergt. William Swaine, Emanuel Hiliard, John Philbrick, his wife Ann and their daughter Sarah, Alice, the wife of Moses Cox, and John Cox their son, and as is supposed, their only child.

"The entry is thus quaintly made on the town records:
The sad Hand of God upon Eight psons goeing in a vessell by Sea from Hampton to boston, who were all swallowed up in the ocean soon after they ware out of the Harbour."3

Family 1

Alice (…) d. 20 Oct 1657
  • Sarah Cox+1
  • John Cox1 d. 20 Aug 1657
  • Rachel Cox1
  • Mary Cox1 b. abt. 1644
  • Moses Cox1 b. 2 Nov 1649

Family 2

Prudence Marston
  • Leah Cox1 b. 21 Apr 1661
This person was last edited on10 May 2022


  1. [S922] Sybil Noyes, Charles T. Libby and Walter G. Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Portland, Maine: The Southworth Press, 1928-1939, 167. CD-ROM reprint, Compendium of New England Pioneers: A Collection of 14 Classic Genealogical Dictionaries of Early New England Settlers (Columbia, Maryland: Archive CD Books USA, 2006), further cited as Noyes, Libby, and Davis, Gen. Dict. of Maine & N. H.
  2. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1:387, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  3. [S2360] Joseph Dow, History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire: From it's Settlement in 1638, to the Autumn of 1892 (Salem, Massachusetts: Lucy E. Dow, 1894), 1:57, further cited as Dow, History of Hampton.