Based on the documentation presently known (but very fragmented and incomplete), I believe Joseph Box who received a land grant on Walnut Creek in 1767 had three sons: Michael Box Sr, (based upon his land grant adjacent to Mrs. Box on Walnut Creek in 1784), Joseph Box (Jr,) whose Revolutionary War Indent was submitted by Margaret Box who is believed to be his mother (submitted after she was referred to as Mrs. Box in the 1784 land grant of Michael Box)*, and Jonathan Box who appears in the 1790 census in the same district as Michael Box. I believe Margaret Box is in the large household of Michael Box in the 1790 census and in the 1800 census is in the same area adjacent to her son, Joseph Box (Jr.?). Your Jonathan Box was in Georgia in 1804-1805 for the land lottery with Michael Box Sr and his sons, Josiah Box,and Michael Box, Jr.; and John Morris Box and his brother, James Box. There are several other Box men, Philip Box, Thomas R.Box and William Box that I cannot place at this time.
Michael Box, Sr. married Mary Margaret Keys Bolton, the widow of William Bolton in 1782 or 1783 in Orange Co., NC.
I know it is flimsy documentation but it is the best I know.
*On Oct, 15, 1786, Margaret Box submitted two Indents: one in her name and one in the name of Joseph Box, dated 11th and 12th of February 1779, respectively. She was paid for the Indent in her name but denied payment for the Indent in Joseph Box's name for "No attestation". I interpret this to mean her husband, Joseph Box was deceased and the Indent was for her son, Joseph Box, who was still alive. A similar Indent issued to Robert Box was paid to his widow, Mary Box.
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