Cox, Samuel J
Cox, Samuel J.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Monmouth County, N.J., November 2, 1789. He joined the Church in 1809, was licensed to preach in 1812, and not long after admitted on trial in the Philadelphia Conference. He filled successively the following appointments: Sussex Circuit; Snow Hill; Kensington, Philadelphia; Wilmington, Delaware; Union Charge, Phila.; and Salem, N.J. In 1821 he located and removed to Zanesville, Ohio, where he remained until his death, August 23, 1870. Mr. Cox was editor of the Muskingqum Messenger from 1823 to 1835, and filled various civil offices with eminent ability. (W.P.S.)