Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Former Attorney Writes Book

Friday, July 1, from 5-7 p.m., Bob Cox, a Wellsboro native, will be at From My Shelf Books at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro to chat with folks and sign copies of the book he wrote titled “James Cock: His Life and Times: 1630-1699.” After 40 years of practicing law in Wellsboro, Cox retired in 2011 and soon began researching his mother’s genealogy. It wasn’t long before he realized that the story of his mother’s earliest ancestor to live in America was intertwined with the tumultuous era in which he had lived. Published this spring, Cox’s book covers early colonial law and history, early Quaker history, bloody clashes with several groups of Native Americans, and other harrowing challenges that faced early settlers.

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