James K. Cox was born in Henry County, Virginia, in 1797, and immigrated to Tennessee in the year 1810, and from there to Illinois, in 1819, and settled in Madison County. From there he removed to Morgan County, in 1822, and to Mason County, where Manito now stands, in 1851. He was one of the proprietors of that town. He died there, in 1863.
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