Person:Peter Myndert Dox

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Peter Myndert Dox


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 U.S. Congressman

Born:September 11, 1813, Geneva, NY
Died:April 2, 1891, Huntsville, AL
Buried:Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, AL

Notes:

•  Dox was a delegate to the Alabama constitutional convention of 1865

•  Married Matilda Wyatt on October 27, 1854. - Tripod

•  "Son of Abraham Dox, a native of Albany, N. Y., born July 7, 1780, married a Miss Nicholas, was a captain in the War of 1812, served in the State legislature in 1813, was a trustee of Hobart College from 1825 to 1850, and died in Geneva. N. Y., August 19, 1862; grandson of John Nicholas, a representative in congress from Virginia, from 1793 to 1801." - Alabama Biography

•  "He represented his district in the New York legislature in 1841, and was elected judge of Ontaria County, N. Y. He moved to Alabama in 1855, locating in Madison County and represented that county in the state constitutional convention of 1865. He was elected a representative in the Forty-first congress, 1869, and was re-elected by a large majority over Judge Standifer of Cherokee the following year. He declined further service at the end of his term in 1871. He served as a trustee of Hobart College from 1847 to 1856." - Alabama Biography

•  Last residence: Huntsville. - Alabama Biography

•  Peter M. Dox came to Madison County in 1855, and became a planter. "He was born at Geneva, New York, in 1813, and was educated at Hobart College. He became an attorney, and was elected judge of the Ontario county court. He was also a member of the legislature of New York in 1842. He represented Madison in the constitutional convention of 1865, and in 1869 was elected to congress. He was re-elected in 1870 over Judge Standifer of Cherokee by a very large majority; but declined further service at the end of his term. He married Miss Pope of this county. Judge Dox is a gentleman of fine appearance, and popular manner. He is ready and able in debate, and a most agreeable companion. His views are liberal, and his reading varied and extensive." - Brewer's Alabama History

•  Possible contradictory information found in different references related to his marriage or marriages. - FindaGrave: Margaret, Alabama Biography, Tripod


Related Links:
•  Alabama Biography - History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 3 by Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, © 1921, pp. 504-7

•  Biographical Directory of US Congress, Abstract - Abstract of a letter from Dox in the Duke University Archives.
•  Biographical Directory of US Congress, Bio - Short bio
•  Brewer's Alabama History - Alabama, Her History, Resources, War Record, and Public Men: From 1540 to 1872 By Willis Brewer, © 1872, p 370.
•  FindaGrave: Peter - Short Bio plus a photo of the tomb stone in Maple Hill Cemetery
•  Our Campaigns - Stats
•  Tripod - Marrage data
•  Wikipedia - Bio




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