A. B. Cox Manuscript
Scope and Content
This collection consists of a photocopy of a typescript copy of Foot Prints on the Sands of Time: a History of South-western Virginia and North-western North Carolina. Comprising [v] and 77 leaves, the manuscript contains the following chapters on southwestern Virginia: [Montgomery, Pulaski, Wythe, and Smyth counties], Carroll County, Floyd County, and Grayson County; and on North Carolina: Alleghaney County, Ashe County, Surry County, Watsuga County, Wilkes County, Battle of King's Mountain, Dr. Aras B. Cox and Family. Each chapter provides a brief overview of the area and biographical sketches of a few of the inhabitants. The copy was typed from Cox's book by Mrs. Alfred Apple of Bedford, Indiana.
- Cox, A. B. (Aras B.), 1816-1907 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to research.
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Dr. Aras Bishop Cox, son of Matthew and Mary Bishop Cox, was born in Floyd County, Virginia on January 25, 1816. He studied medicine under Dr. Mark Stoneman, then moved to Grayson County, Virginia, and taught school there. He married Phebe E. Edwards (1825-1893) on February 23, 1845; the couple would have five children. By 1849, the Coxes had moved to Ashe County, North Carolina, where A. B. Cox was elected clerk of the superior court. During the American Civil War, he served as a captain in Company I, 61st North Carolina Infantry. The Coxes moved to Iowa in 1869, then lived in Madison County, Nebraska, before settling in Buffalo Flats (Blaine County), Nebraska three years later. Aras Bishop Cox died in Nebraska on January 30, 1907, and was buried in Purdum Cemetery, Blaine County.
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Photocopy of typed manuscript of Footprints on the Sands of Time: A History of South-Western Virginia and North-Western North Carolina, by Dr. Aras B. Cox, typed from Cox's book by Mrs. Alfred Apple of Bedford, Indiana.
Source of Acquisition
The A. B. Cox Manuscript was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 1989.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the A. B. Cox Manuscript by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing and description of the A. B. Cox Manuscript commenced and was completed in January 2022.
- A. B. Cox Manuscript, 1900
- John M. Jackson
- 2022 (CC0 1.0)
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- 2020-08-31: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
- 2021-04-28: LM Rozema added missing notes for an unprocessed collection (abstract, source, processing, bio note), added FA title, added FA date from EAD, and added component with instances previously attached to collection level.
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