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Aras B. Cox

Aras B. Cox was born in Floyd County, Virginia, January 25, 1816, and married Phoebe Edwards, February 23, 1845.

They settled in Ashe County. In 1849 he was elected clerk of the Superior Court, and also in 1853. He sold his farm in Alleghany County and bought one seven miles from Jefferson.

He was in the Confederate War. He was a distinguished physician and the author of "Footprints on the Sands of Time," published at Sparta, N. C., in August, 1900. He died soon after.

Source: Western North Carolina A History From 1730 to 1913, By John Preston Arthur, Published by Edward Buncombe Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, of Asheville, N. C., 1914

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