Cox, Francis Augustus
Cox, Francis Augustus D.D., LL.D., an eminent English Baptist minister, was born about 1783. He was pastor at Hackney, London, and was one of the leading men in many of the religious societies of the metropolis. Of his works the most important are the History of the Baptist Missions, a volume on Antiquities, reprinted from the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana; Our Young Men, a prize essay (1847); and a Life of Melancthon. He was a contributor to the first series of the Journal of Sacred Literature. His name is worthy of being associated with those of Ryland, Fuller, Carey, Marshman, Ward, Robert Hall, and John Foster, who in recent times have brought honor on the Baptist denomination by their literary as well as their religious labors. He died Sept. 5, 1853.