Born: Ju­ly 16, 1823, Bal­ti­more, Ma­ry­land.

Died: No­vem­ber 27, 1909, Har­ris­on­burg, Vir­gin­ia.



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

In 1844, Cox joined the Me­tho­dist Ma­ry­land Con­fer­ence, which his fa­ther helped or­gan­ize 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. He was 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.



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