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Rebecca (3Allen, 2Thomas, 1William) Cox of South Carolina
Rebecca Cox was born 5/30/1780 in Old 96 Dist. (now Newberry Co) SC. We know that both of her parents were dead by 2/1794; as Rebecca and her other minor siblings chose Elisha Brooks as their guardian.
In about 1798 in Newberry Co SC, Rebecca married Zebulon Savage, Jr. b. 1/4/1779 Guilford Co NC. Zebulon and Rebecca are enumerated in the 1800 through 1830 Laurens Co SC Censuses.
Rebecca died 1/9/1835 and is buried in a plot which is located outside of the fence at Bethlehem Cemetery, Waterloo SC. Her tombstone was not found until recently because the original transcription of the cemetery had incorrect dates. Careful scrutiny of this photo shows the correct dates.
May 30 1780
Jan 9 1835
Born 5/30/1780 Old 96 Dist. (now Newberry Co) SC
1782 Newberry Co split from Old 96 Dist.
1794 Newberry Co SC Record
|Newberry County, South Carolina, Minutes of the County
Court, 1785-1798, p. 246:
Daniel, Rebekah and William COX, minors of Allen COX, dec'd, appeared in open court (with their Elder Brother James COX, admr of said Allen COX) and voluntarily made choice of Elisha BROOKS at any time when called upon as their guardian and when called into this court by the clerk Enter into a bond in the sum of £25 each for his faithful guardianship to said Minors Estate
Married c. 1798 in Newberry Co SC to Zebulon Savage, Jr. b. 1/4/1779 Guilford Co NC
4/23/1799 Newberry Co SC Land Transactions
|Laurens & Newberry Counties, SC: Saluda and Little
River Settlements, 1749-1775, p. 46:
Allen Cox, Henry Hazle, George Gothard, John Watson, Lewis Watson, Robert Cox, Zebulon Savage and Daniel Cox, of the District of Ninety Six, heirs and legatees of Allen Cox, dec'd. . . .
Rebecca died 1/9/1835 Laurens Co SC
Buried outside of the fence at Bethlehem Cemetery, Waterloo SC