July 16, 1823, Baltimore, Maryland.

November 27, 1909, Harrisonburg, Virginia.


Samuel was the son of Methodist preacher Luther J. Cox and Maria Keener, brother of Christopher Cox, and first cousin to Bishop John C. Keener.

In 1844, Cox joined the Methodist Maryland Conference, of which his father had been one of the organizers in 1828. After pastorates in Washington, DC, and elsewhere, in 1853 he became Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy at Madison College, Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He held that position a number of years, then engaged in educational work in Virginia and Alabama until 1866, when he joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. He then served as an educator and pastor in Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, DC and elsewhere; editor of the Episcopal Methodist, the Baltimore Christian Advocate, and the Baltimore and Richmond Christian Advocate; and member of the committee of nine which compiled the 1886–88 hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

  1. Lord, Thou Hast Promised Grace for Grace

Cox’s burial place