Today marks a very interesting date in history for Livingston County. In 1837 the first Court was held in Livingston County, Missouri. This took place at Joseph Cox's cabin north of Chillicothe which property is located along LIV 222. One of the jurors in that first trial was named Stephen Cox.
Joseph Cox is known as one of the first settlers of Livingston County and his cabin stood well into the 1900's. Sheriff Cox and family actually reside on part of the original farm from the 1830's while his cousin Bill Thompson and his family actually reside on the property were the original cabin stood.
The photo is of Sheriff Steve Cox with the fireplace mantel from the Joseph Cox cabin. The mantel was handed down to Steve from his grandfather Manford Cox.
In this time of pandemic concerns it is helpful to reflect and appreciate our families, friends and other loved ones. Stay strong, remain healthy and be safe. Our office is always here to help you and your family.
Sheriff Steve Cox