QUO-HADI Cynthia Ann Nau-Nocca PARKER Mini tree diagram

Mary Bell Nan-nio-nina COX1,2,3,4

Jun 18901,2 - 18th Feb 19123

Life History

Jun 1890

Born in Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma Territory.1,2

18th Feb 1912



  • Some genealogies list Mary's Indian name as Nannie Nina, following the transcription of Ancestry.com on the 1900 census.  It appears to me to read Nan nio nina.  Most genealogies report Mary and her older sister Nellie as the daughters of Naunocco (Cynthia Ann) Parker, but Naunocco did not marry their father Emmet Cox until January 1883.  Cynthia Ann Naunocca is reported to have married Emmet Cox in 1893, which would mean that Norah was her first child, and Nellie and Mary (Nan nio nina) would be daughters of the first wife.

    Mary Bell Cox
    Birth 1891. Death 18 Feb 1912
    Emmett Edward Cox 1852 - 1927
    Nau-Nocca Parker 1873 - 1947
    --  Emmet Cox Lineage, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/17423678/person/508560056

    1896 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma Territory, 30 June, Kiowa Agency, Comanche Tribe, Page 48
    #1203   Eng Name Emmett Cox Male Father age 45 [b abt 1851]
    #1204 Ind Name Nau-nooc-co        Female Wife age 23 [b abt 1873]
    #1205                   Eng Name Nethi Cox Female  Dau age 7 [b abt 1889]
    #1206                   Eng Name Mary Cox Female  Dau age 6 [b abt 1890]
    #1207                   Eng Name [No Name] Female  Dau age 2 [b abt 1894] [Matches Norah in later censuses]

    One genealogy identifies Nellie's mother as Nahkiape.  Mary is not reported as a child of Nahkiape on that genealogy.  I found one genealogy that reports Mary as the daughter of Naunocco with a prior husband named Quohaddy.  There was no documentation or detail.  I have not been able to find any other references to this.

    In the 1900 census, all the children are reported as 5/8 white except Nellie, who is only 1/2 white, since her father Emmet Cox is White and her mother Nahkiape was full-blood Comanche.  But Mary is reported as 5/8 like the younger children of Emmet with Naunocco.  So this would seem to indicate some difference in her parentage.  But the percentage still would not match, if Quahaddy was full-blood Comanche.  So it is still uncertain.  This kind of detail is often reported incorrectly in the censuses.  The math involved is often way off.

    In 1900 the child matching Mary is reported under the name of Nan nio nina.

    1900 Federal Census, Oklahoma Territory, 7 June, Apache, Kiowa & Comanche Reservation, District 252, page 74A, Hse #793, Fam #798
    Cox, Emmet Head Ind M Oct 1852 47 Married 17 yrs MO KY VA Farmer Owns Comanche Father White Mother White 1/2 White Not Polygamous
    Cox, Nah mack ir  Wife Ind F Feb 1873 27 Married 8 yrs 5 children/3 living OklaTerr [should be Texas] OklaTerr [Comancheria] OklaTerr [Comancheria]  Comanche Comanche Comanche 1/4 White
    Cox, Nillie Dau Ind F Dec 1883 14 Single OklaTerr MO OklaTerr Student Comanche White Comanche1/2 [sic]
    Cox, Nan nio nina Dau Ind F June 1890 10 Single OklaTerr MO OklaTerr Comanche White Comanche 5/8 White
    Cox, Noera Dau W F Dec 1895 5 Single OklaTerr MO Okla Terr Comanche White Comanche 5/8 White
    Cox, Joseph Son W M Nov 1899 1mo Single OklaTerr MO OklaTerr Comanche White Comanche 5/8 White

    "The earlier comment that Emmet Cox had a Comanche wife before Nau-no-ca is considered to be correct although there is doubt that Mary was a daughter of Emmet Cox (some believe that Mary was Nau-no-ca's daughter prior to her marriage to Emmet). Nellie was the daughter of Emmet's earlier wife who is thought to be Napiape. Also there is uncertainty as to Nellie's birth date. Her tombstone indicates 13 Dec 1882, was created during her fathers lifetime and is confirmed by her daughters while the annual Comanche census indicates her birth year as1886 or 1887. Of course her birth year would have likely been provided by her stepmother and the annual census was generated by adding one year to the previous year, then updated with births and deaths, (which would tend to copy earlier information forward)."
    --  Bill Cook, Ancestry Comments, comment on teh McCann Family Tree, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/34771228/person/18886794810/mediax/1?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7CpgNum&ftm=1


  • 1. 1896 Indian Census Rolls, Comanche Tribe, Oklahoma Territory
    • 30 June, Kiowa Agency, Comanche Tribe, Page 48
  • 2. 1900 Federal Census, Oklahoma Territory
    • 7 June, Apache, Kiowa & Comanche Reservation, District 252, page 74A, Hse #793, Fam #798
  • 3. Ancestry Trees
  • 4. Ancestry Comments

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