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Jesse Cox Sr.

My grandfather Jesse Cox was the fifth out of eight children born to Scott Cox and Jessie Belle Moorer. At the age of 23 Jesse enlisted in the U.S. Army. He attended the U.S. Army Post Fort Dix, where he was a student at the Bakers and Cooks School. By 1943 Jesse had become a Truck Driver in the 3869th Quartermaster Truck Company. Negro quartermaster truck and transport companies were more or less permanently attached to infantry and armored divisions fighting across Europe. Many of them, through their long attachment, becoming almost integral parts of the divisions to which they were attached. Some of the men joining in the fighting of WWII as riflemen when needed.

Jesse Cox

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Emma Rauzy Watson

Emma Rauzy Watson

My maternal great great grandmother Emma Rauzy was born between the1850s and 1860s. According to census records she was born in Alabama but as oral family history goes she came from an Island off of South Carolina. Before she met and married James Watson on August 18th 1877 in Mobile, Alabama. She already had two daughters Fanny and Lillie Rauzy from a previous relationship. Together Emma and James had one child, James Watson Jr. While Emma took care of the house, her husband worked as laborer to provide for the family. Emma died January 12th 1902 in Bromley Baldwin County, Alabama. Emma Rauzy Watson is part of my history.

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