The Cox & Kinkey Families

Margery Cox Nichols Ancestors

In 1742 Margery Cox married Isaac Nichols in Chester County, Pa. Margery’s father was William Cox. He married Catherine Kinkey in 1716. Catherine’s father was Herman Kinkey. The link below is for Herman Kinkey’s will, written in 1732. Below that is text found on giving a description of William Cox.

William Cox was born ca 1692 at/near New Castle, Delaware. He married Catherine Kinkey/Kankey ca 1716 at/near Hockessin, New Castle, Delaware. It is believed that William and Catherine had ten children: Rebecca, Mary, Martha, Harmon, Margery, William (Jr.), John, Solomon, Catherine, and Thomas. His will is on file in Orange County, North Carolina. William is buried at the Old Stone Graveyard of Mill Creek Friends, in Randolph County, North Carolina. William died in Orange Co/Randolph Co., North Carolina on Jan. 20, 1767.

Excerpt from, "Randolph County Historic Landmark Preservation Commission Minutes"/ Asheboro, North Carolina/March 24, 2010: "Mill Creek Friends Cemetery (Old Stone Graveyard): Mr. Whatley stated that the Old Stone Graveyard of Mill Creek Friends is located at the southeast corner of 1871 Mill Creek Road, Ramseur, NC and contains around two hundred graves located on land that was originally part of a very large estate acquired through land grants and purchases by William Cox. The Mill Creek Friends Cemetery has been called the Old Stone Graveyard because most of the graves are marked only with unlabeled markers or stones from the area. Many of the stones have been moved, not realizing they were grave markers. Mill Creek Preparatory Meeting was established in "Cox's Settlement" in the 1750s or 1760s, as an outgrowth of Cane Creek Friends Meeting in Orange (now Alamance) County. After the War of the Regulation and the Revolution when the area was under the control of David Fanning, the Mill Creek Meeting lapsed. About 1790, a new group, Holly Spring Preparatory Meeting, was established and became an independent Friends Meeting. The Mill Creek cemetery was used until a cemetery was established at Holly Spring. It is still maintained by Holly Spring Meeting. This cemetery is the resting place for William Cox and many of his decedents."

I (Audrey Haverkamp) visited the cemetery twice, first in 2013, and took the picture of the Old Stone Graveyard marker. This is the only indication that William Cox is likely buried here. I visited with the person whose yard the cemetery lies in and he shared that to his knowledge. the cemetery plat no longer exists as it was lost many years ago. Prior to his living there, his mother lived there so we are talking about many years. Many of the headstones are completely illegible, many missing, and many just contain initials carved upon field stones.