New Jersey gentleman farmer.
Traded in Philadelphia as a merchant. Moved to Burlington, New Jersey (c. 1789), where he specialized in fruit cultivation. Author of A View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees, and the Management of Orchards and Cider (1817). New Jersey Assemblyman (1796-1817, intermittently); speaker (1798-1800, 1802). U.S. Congressman (1813-15). Federalist.
Son of William and Mary (Francis) Coxe of New Jersey; brother of Tench Coxe. Married Rachel Smith (1789); had issue.
First letter in correspondence: January 25, 1790; DAB.