Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon


COX, THOMAS B. (1785–?). Thomas B. Cox was born in Alabama in 1785 and moved to Texas in March 1822 with his wife, Cynthia, as a member of Stephen F. Austin's third colony. His grant was located in what is now Walker County. He served at the siege of Bexar and was mustered into the Texas army on January 24, 1836, as a private in Capt. John Chenoweth's company. He was one of only four members of the company to escape death at the Goliad Massacre. He later served as a private in Capt. Thomas H. McIntire's company of Col. Sidney Sherman's Second Regiment, Texas Volunteers, at the battle of San Jacinto. In February 1845 a bill for the relief of Thomas B. Cox was passed by the Texas legislature.


Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto (Houston: Anson Jones, 1932). Telegraph and Texas Register, February 22, 1845. Gifford E. White, 1830 Citizens of Texas (Austin: Eakin, 1983).

Thomas W. Cutrer


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Thomas W. Cutrer, "COX, THOMAS B.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.