Cox, Richard (2)

Cox, Richard a minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born in New York city in 1808. He was designed for mercantile life, but, comparatively late, entered the ministry, graduating from Columbia College in 1833. Having finished the course at the General Theological Seminary, he was ordained deacon in 1836; was missionary pioneer at Vicksburg, Mississippi; rector for several years of St. John's Church, Troy, N.Y.; then of St. Paul's Parish, Woodbury, Connecticut; a year or two after became rector of Zion Church, New York city, retaining this position for thirteen years; afterwards was rector of St. John's, Santa Cruz, W.I.; and a short time before his death returned to New York city, where he died, December 16, 1860. See Amer. Quar. Church Review, 1861, page 186.

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