Lemuel Cox, the Bridge builder and inventor. by Walter Kendall Watkins, Malden.
[Read before the Medford Historical Society, Monday, February 19, 1906.]
JOHN Cox, born, as he states in a deposition, on the east shore of the Kennebec River, just previous to King Philip's War, came later to Dorchester, where he married Susanna Pope and settled.
At Dorchester was born his son William, who married in 1716, Thankful Maudsley, and had a numerous family, among whom was Unite Cox, born in 1723, who married Lydia Falkner, and settled in Malden, becoming the ancestor of those of the name still living in Malden.
The youngest brother of Unite Cox was LemuelCox was Lemuel, born in 1736.
Of his early days we know little or nothing till his marriage intention was published in Boston, 14 April, 1763, to Susanna Hickling, born 6 February, 1740, the daughter of William and Sarah (Sale) Hickling, of Boston, the great-grand parents of William Hickling Prescott, the historian.
Sarah Sale was of a family