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Clergyman , college president

Samuel Hanson Cox, American clergyman, college president.


Cox, Samuel Hanson was born on August 25, 1793 in Rahway, New Jersey, United States. Son of James and Elizabeth (Shepard) Cox.


Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Williams College, 1823. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Marietta College, 1855, South Carolina. College, 1863.


15 children including Arthur Cleveland. Licensed by New York Presbytery, 1816. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1817.

Pastor Spring St. Church, New York City, 1821, Laight Street Church, 1825. A founder New York University. Director Union Theological Seminary, 36 years.

Professor sacred rhetoric and pastoral theology Auburn Seminary, 1835-1837. President Ingham U. (women), Le Roy, New York, 1856-1863.


Married Abia Hyde Cleveland, April.; married second, Anna Fosdick Bacon, November 16, 1869.

James Cox

Elizabeth (Shepard) Cox

Abia Hyde Cleveland

Anna Fosdick Bacon