James Cox (Nova Scotia politician)

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James Cox (died 1805[1]) was a merchant and political figure in Nova Scotia. He represented Shelburne County in the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia from 1799 to 1805.

A loyalist, he came to Nova Scotia from Virginia,[2] settling in Shelburne around 1792.[3] Cox was married twice: first to Elizabeth and then to Margaret Sorrel in 1799. He served as a justice of the peace. With George Gracie, he was co-owner of the privateer ship Nelson. Cox apparently returned to New York sometime between September 1803 and November 1805.[2]

His grandson George A. Cox also served in the assembly.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ *Robertson, Marion (1987). "Jacob Van Buskirk". Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  2. ^ a b Public Archives of Nova Scotia (1984). Elliott, Shirley B, ed. The Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1758-1983: A biographical directory. Province of Nova Scotia. ISBN 0-88871-050-X. 
  3. ^ a b "G.A. Cox's Store". The Loyalist Link: The Forest and The Sea. Shelburne County Museum. Retrieved 2011-04-19.