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I am looking for information on Joshua Cox, born about 1794 in Burke County, North Carolina. He was married to Elizabeth Hawkins in 1823 in Hall County Georgia. He died in 1852 in Williamson County, Illinois and is buried there.

I cannot find his parents' names nor where Elizabeth is buried. Some people think they left with the Indians and traveled the Trail of Tears, staying behind in Illinois rather than travel on to Oklahoma. I think Elizabeth might have died along the way and there was no way to document her death. In the 1850 census Joshua is in southern Illinois with his 9 children but no Elizabeth. So....I would like to find his parents' names and what became of Elizabeth Hawkins Cox.