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Robert Box biography - Alcorn County, Mississippi

20 Oct 1785 - abt 1855

(submitted by Vicki Burress Roach)

Robert Box was born 20 Oct 1785 as recorded in Box Family Records and as inscribed on his headstone. (published in Alcorn Co.,MS Cemetery Records, 976.2993 V3a, pg.37).

Robert Box married Patsy Mitchell probably in Laurens or Abbeville Co.,SC about 1803, and had eleven children.(four died before 1810 and seven children are named in 1856 deed "heirs of Robert Box" cited below).

Robert and Patsy Box family lived in SC; Livingston Co.,KY in 1810; Perry Co.,TN 1820; Hardeman Co.,TN 1830; then Tippah Co., MS by 1837 where they resided till their deaths.

A deed names his widow Patsy Box, four daughters; Susan Medford (J.J.), Rachel BELL (John), Keziah BRIGHT (Simeon), Mary KENNEDY (Saunders), and three sons; A. B. (Nancy), William M. (Martha) and John M. (Jemima).

Robet Box was about age 70 at his death. Patsy Mitchell Box died three years later in Oct 1859 at about 74 years of age. Both died in Tippah Co., MS in an area that later became Alcorn Co., MS.

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