Thomas B. Cox was born 1785 in Alabama. He served at the siege of Béxar 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.
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