The Reverend Joseph Cox, 65 years of age, died of an intestinal problem on this date, September 5th, in 1843 and was buried at Bethel Burying Ground. He was pastor of Bethel Church from 1834-1840. Originally a tanner, he became a preacher and then an elder of Bethel AME Church in the 1820s. Bishop Cox was the brother of preacher Rebecca Cox Jackson. His funeral was on September 8th at his late residence on Gaskill Street, a few doors below Fifth. His funeral procession to Bethel Burying Ground was several blocks in length according to The Public Ledger (9 Sept 1843). In all likelihood he was buried next to the body of his son John who died of Tuberculosis at the age of nine in 1832 and was buried at Bethel Burying Ground.
For much more information on Rev. Cox and Rebecca Cox Jackson please see – Gifts of Power: The Writings of Rebecca Jackson, Black Visionary, Shaker by Rebecca Jackson. It is available at Google Books.