John Posey & Sophronia A. (Hammond) Coxsey
of Emmett, Navarro County, Texas


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John P. Coxsey, son of George Abner & Martha (Cromwell) Coxsey, was born on May 20th, 1850 in Georgia.  John married Sophronia A. Hammond.  They had two children.  John died on February 19, 1933 in Frost, TX.  Sophronia was born on March 21, 1845 in Polk Co., TX and died on Nov 27, 1928 in Austin, TX.  John and Sophronia are buried in the Prairie Grove Cemetery at Emmett, Navarro County, Texas. 



J. P. Coxsey
Age 82 years 9 months, a Baptist 61 years.  In Texas 43 years.  Our near dear and beloved neighbor 35 years.

Born in Georgia May 20, 1850, Moved to Tenn at the age of 20, was converted and joined the Baptist Church at the age of 21 years.  In the same year was married to Miss Josphine Hammond, to which union was born two children, a boy who died at the age of 12 and a girl, Josephine, who married W. S. Dunagan.

He died in February 1933 after a short illness and was laid to rest in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.

This brother in Christ, brother J. P. Coxsey, was firm in his ideas and beliefs of all social, moral, and religious issues, as our opinion he was one of our strongest standbys against this approaching Octopus of of Modernism and against the combination of the hydra headed whisky rings.  His values in Conference and at the polls showed his heart was right in setting precepts and example against the gates of hell which threatens but never can destroy a Baptist Church.

As a friend and husband, he was gentle, kind and loving.  As a neighbor, he was thoughtful and abliging, as a Baptist he was a Conference member of never flinching Courage and had an abiding faith.  He had no compromises with error, and was a watchman on the wall.

His pure life and Clean Christian living are examples to be followed by all younger generations and kinsmen.  He leaves one daughter, Josephine Dunnagan, nine grand children and eight gret grandchildren to mourn his death.

Where as the relatives, neighbors, brethren and sisters in the church all bow humbly to the will of God and 

Where as we all know our loss is his gain and that "Sorrow Endureth for the night but joy commeth in the morning"

Therefore be it resolved that a copy of this obituary be placed on our church record, that a copy be sent to the Baptist Progress and a copy sent to the bereaved family.




Navarro County Pioneer Died in Austin Thursday
EMMETT, Dec. 4.—(Spl.)—Mrs. John Coxsey, aged 74 years, pioneer resident of this community, who moved to Austin a few months ago, died in Austin, Thursday and the remains were brought here and funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon with interment in the Emmett Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Shelby Dunagan of Austin, of this community until a few months ago, several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.



In Memory of Sister Coxsey

Sister J. P. Coxsey was born in Polk Co. Tenn March 21, 1855 [1852 per marker].  Was converted and joined the Baptist Church at the age of 14 years.  She moved to Texas with her husband Feb 1889 joined the Prairie Grove Baptist Church at Emmett soon after settling here.  She was one of our old fashioned mothers tried and true.  Never tired of helping anyone else.  She was always glad when she could be able to go to church and said after she was unable to go to church that her thoughts and prayers were for the church and community.

She died Nov 29, 1928.  The Church has lost a faithful member, the community a good friend and neighbors.  She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. W. S. Dunagan, of Austin, Texas.

Gone to the place that our Savior prepared.

Where ultimate peace and joy are all shared.  To await the day and the trumpets call when her loved ones meet our dear friends and all just such a Christian and Character two God give us more like her faithful and true.  She was gently laid to rest in the Prairie Grove Cemetery.  Eld A. D. Henle of Lockhart officiating.

Resolved that a copy be placed on our church record and a cop sent to the Baptist Progress.   .... committee (Mr. & Mrs. J. T Stroder & Mrs. W. H. Bowen) 

Prairie Gove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., Texas

Marker Photo by Karen Rost



  • 1900 Census - SD 9; ED 106; sheet 27

  • John Posey Coxsey's Death Certificate on file

  • Sophronia Coxsey's Death Certificate on file

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