MaryAnn Tuttle1

     MaryAnn Tuttle is the daughter of Louis Pardo Tuttle and Gertrude Fox.1 MaryAnn Tuttle married Henry Francis Retalliau on 15 July 1973.1

Citations

  1. [S10] Bertrand Fox, "Bertrand Fox Papers."
Last Edited=23 Jan 2005

Alan Fox Tuttle1

     Alan Fox Tuttle is the son of Louis Pardo Tuttle and Gertrude Fox.1 Alan Fox Tuttle married Carla Kotila on 22 December 1979.1 Alan Fox Tuttle and Carla Kotila were divorced in 1982.1

Child of Alan Fox Tuttle and Carla Kotila

Citations

  1. [S10] Bertrand Fox, "Bertrand Fox Papers."
Last Edited=23 Jan 2005

Virginia Lee Williams1,2

b. 28 July 1917, d. 20 May 1999
     Virginia Lee Williams was born on 28 July 1917 in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.2,3,1 She married Robert Temple Fox, son of Philip Fox and Ethel Lillian Snow, on 14 March 1942 in Charleston, Coles County, Illinois.2,1 Virginia Lee Williams died on 20 May 1999 in Lacey, Thurston County, Washington, at age 81.2,3 She was buried in Mound Cemetery, Charleston, Coles County, Illinois.2
     Born in Springfield, Illinois and lived at 1401 Bates.
Lived at 43 Jackson St., Charleston. Phone No. 6. Was at this address in 1939.
Lived at 915 Polk St., Charleston
Graduated from The Teachers College High School
Attended Eastern Illinois State Teachers College, Charleston, Illinois. Was a junior in 1939.

Buried in Mound Cemetary, Charleston, Illinois.2 She appeared on the 1920 Federal census of Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, enumerated 2 January 1920 in the household of her parents Harry and Grace Williams.4 She appeared on the 1930 Federal census of Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois enumerated 23 April 1930 in the household of her parents.5

Children of Virginia Lee Williams and Robert Temple Fox

Citations

  1. [S698] Letter, Robert Temple Fox to Bertrand Fox, March 2, 1983.
  2. [S34] James Ellis Fox, "Jim Fox's Data," e-mail to Ann Gulbransen, 2000.
  3. [S66] Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S675] 1920 United States Federal Census, IL, Roll: T625_407; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 159; Image: 300.
  5. [S676] 1930 United States Federal Census, IL, Roll: 559; Page: 23B; Enumeration District: 44; Image: 707.0.
Last Edited=11 Jun 2006

James Richard Fox1,2

     James Richard Fox is the son of Robert Temple Fox and Virginia Lee Williams.2,1 James Richard Fox married as his first wife Lynn Christiansen on 17 July 1965 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.2,1 James Richard Fox and Lynn Christiansen were divorced in 1970.1 James Richard Fox married as his second wife Roberta Muriel Lawson on 15 November 1975 in Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County, California.2,1 James Richard Fox and Roberta Muriel Lawson were divorced circa 1995.2

Citations

  1. [S698] Letter, Robert Temple Fox to Bertrand Fox, March 2, 1983.
  2. [S34] James Ellis Fox, "Jim Fox's Data," e-mail to Ann Gulbransen, 2000.
Last Edited=12 Apr 2005

Thomas Williams Fox1,2

     Thomas Williams Fox is the son of Robert Temple Fox and Virginia Lee Williams.2,1 Thomas Williams Fox married as his first wife Madhavii Singh on 17 June 1979 in Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado.2,1 Thomas Williams Fox and Madhavii Singh were divorced in 1985. Thomas Williams Fox married as his second wife Alana Helen Shaw on 1 December 1985 in Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado.2

Child of Thomas Williams Fox and Madhavii Singh

Child of Thomas Williams Fox and Alana Helen Shaw

Citations

  1. [S698] Letter, Robert Temple Fox to Bertrand Fox, March 2, 1983.
  2. [S34] James Ellis Fox, "Jim Fox's Data," e-mail to Ann Gulbransen, 2000.
Last Edited=30 Mar 2005

Simeon Moses Fox1,2,3

b. 28 August 1841, d. 6 March 1938
Simeon M. Fox
     Simeon Moses Fox was born on 28 August 1841 in Lansingville, Tompkins County, New York.4,5,6,2,7,3 He was the son of Reverend Dana Fox and Jane Strong.1,3 Simeon Moses Fox married as his first wife Ella Kimball, daughter of Joseph L. Kimball and Harriet Putnam, on 3 June 1868 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, married by his father Reverend Dana Fox.4,8,2,7 Simeon Moses Fox married as his second wife Esther Butler, daughter of Hiram Greeley Butler and Mary Temple, on 20 September 1875 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, married by his father Reverend Dana Fox.4,6,9,10 Simeon Moses Fox died on 6 March 1938 in Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, at age 96.4,3 He was buried in Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas.11,12
     He appeared on the 1850 Federal census of Lansing, Tompkins County, New York, in the household of his parents Reverend Dana Fox and Jane Strong.13 The family moved to Elmyra when Simeon was 12. He walked the entire way leading a cow and calf.1 Simeon Moses Fox appeared on the 1860 Federal census of Elmira, Chemung County, New York, in the household of his parents Reverend Dana Fox and Jane Strong.14 Simeon attended Genesee College, Lima, Livingston County, New York for about a year in 1861, but returned to Kansas when his mother became ill. He met his second wife Esther Butler during his brief time there. He enlisted on 30 September 1861 in the Kansas 7th Cavalry as a Private. He was promoted to Corporal 1 June, 1862 and to Sergeant Major 10 January, 1863. He was mustered out but re-enlisted 1 January, 1864 and was promoted to Adjutant December 27, 1864. He was mustered out on 29 September, 1865.5,15 Simeon Moses Fox was a retail merchant - he established the first bookstore in Manhattan, Kansas.16 He lived in 721 Pierre Street, Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas. He and Ella Kimball appeared on the 1870 Federal census of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, enumerated 25 June 1870. Their son William Kimball was listed as living with them.17 Simeon Moses Fox and Esther Butler appeared on the 1880 Federal census of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, enumerated 9 June 1880. Their children Philip, Martha and Florence were listed as living with them. His son an unknown person and Esther's brother an unknown person were living with them.18 Simeon Moses Fox and Esther Butler appeared on the state census of 1885 in Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas. He served as Adjutant General of the Kansas National Guard, March 1 1895-Jan 31, 1897 and Feb 22, 1899-Feb 1 1903. See http://skywans.lib.ks.us/museums.kng/tagfox.html.19 Simeon Moses Fox and Esther Butler appeared on the 1900 Federal census of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, at 721 Pierre Street, enumerated 28 June 1900. Their children Philip and Martha were listed as living with them.20

In 1908, Simeon completed the compilation of the first five generations of the descendants of Thomas Fox of Concord. He collaborated with William Freeman Fox to get the material published, and contributed an introduction to the volume. When the book was published, Simeon found that William Freeman Fox had editied and reworked the material and had made numerous errors, in spite of the corrections that Simeon had sent.

In the first addendum to the corrected book Simeon wrote "My feeling may be appreciated when I received the printed book, to know that the matter had been re-edited, rearranged, and a very large number of the persistent old-time errors that I had fondly hoped to see eliminated in print, carefully put back in their old places. I remember the story of the boy who used to go out behind the barn to swear - I wish I had a barn."

The material now in this database reflect the corrections in the annotated copies of the book now in the collection of the complier, with notes identifying the errors.21

He and Esther Butler appeared on the 1910 Federal census of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, at 721 Pierre Street, enumerated 19 April 1910. Their daughter Martha was listed as living with them, along with her husband Hunt Owen Smith and children Patricia and Stansfield.22 Simeon Moses Fox and Esther Butler appeared on the 1920 Federal census of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, at 721 Pierre Street, enumerated 17 January 1920.23 Simeon Moses Fox and Esther Butler appeared on the 1930 Federal census of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, at 721 Pierre Street, enumerated 11 April 1930. Their daughter Florence was listed as living with them, along with her son George Bertrand Harrop.24



Florence Fox Harrop wrote "Simeon M. Fox was given the advantage of a liberal education, laying the foundation in the public schools of Lansing, N.Y. Later he attended the High School in Elmyra, N.Y. whither his parents had moved in 1853. At the age of nineteen he entered Genesee College in Livingston Co, N.Y. but was called to his home in Kansas during his sophomore year on account of the death of his mother. He decided not to return east to school. It was 1861. The Battles of Bull Run and Wilson Creek had been fought. Every able bodied man in Kansas was enlisting and going to the front, and he joined the throng. He enlisted Sept. 25, 1861 as a private in Co. C, 1st Kansas Cavalry, which was being garrisoned at Ft. Leavenworth by Col Jennison. The number of this regiment was later changed to the 7th Kansas Cavalry, or perhaps better known as the "Jayhawkers." The regiment saw much hard service in Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. It veteranized in Dec 1863, preserving its full regimental organization, and was mustered out Sept 29, 1865, after four years of active service. The regiment participated in nearly ninety battles and skirmishes in the west, among them Corinth, Tupelo, Coffeeville, Hurricane Creek, Wyatt's Bridge, Iuka, Tallehatchie, Lamar and in numerous other hotly contested engagements. In the fall of 1861 the regiment formed as part of Gen. (then Col.) Sheridan's first brigade. S. M. Fox was promoted to corporal, major and adjutant of his regiment."4




Simeon was born and had his early schooling in NY state. His family moved to Kansas and after completing one year of college, he was called to Kansas by the death of his mother in 1861. He then enlisted in the Army and was involved during the entire civil war, being promoted several times and finally to adjutant of his regiment. He settled in Manhattan, KS at 721 Pierre St in 1868 as a merchant. He served as Adjutant General of Kansas for 2 terms (and preferred being called "General"). He was a highly skilled and respected genealogist.

Daughter Florence noted that he voted republican all his life except once for Cleveland. He voted for Lincoln the second time. Simeon was awarded the Ruth C. Bishop Volunteer Hall of Honor Award in 2003 by the Federation of Genealogical Societies. He was nominated by the Riley County Genealogical Society, of which he was a founding member.25

Children of Simeon Moses Fox and Ella Kimball

Children of Simeon Moses Fox and Esther Butler

Citations

  1. [S35] "The Simeon M. Fox Papers," Simeon Moses Fox, 1880-1935 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  2. [S254] Sophia Smith Martin, Mack Genealogy.
  3. [S314]
  4. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  5. [S30] "The Philip Fox Papers," Philip Fox, 1900-1945 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  6. [S74] National Society of DAR, DAR Lineage Books, Volume 115 page 242.
  7. [S1058] "Diary of Dana Fox," Reverend Dana Fox, Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  8. [S105] Riley County Genealogical Society, Pioneers of the Bluestem Prairie.
  9. [S889] Butler Bible.
  10. [S315] Marriage Certificate , Simeon Fox and Esther Robinson, signed by Rev. Dana Fox.
  11. [S755] Simeon Moses Fox Tombstone, Photographed by Ann Fox Gulbransen, 1990. Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  12. [S653] Biography/Burial Data, online www.findagrave.com.
  13. [S669] 1850 United States Federal Census,.
  14. [S670] 1860 United States Federal Census, NY, Roll 730, Book 1, page 555.
  15. [S924] Debra Graden, Kansas Adjutant Generals.
  16. [S106] "Fox - A Well-Known Pioneer Family."
  17. [S671] 1870 United States Federal Census, KS, Roll 441, Book 1, p. 535.
  18. [S672] 1880 United States Federal Census, KS, roll T9_394, Enumeration district 254, p. 290D.
  19. [S95] Museum of the Kansas National Guard, online http://skyways.lib.ks.us/museums/kng/tagfox.html
  20. [S678] 1900 United States Federal Census, KS, Roll T623, book 2, p. 98.
  21. [S874] Simeon Moses Fox, Corrections to Thomas Fox of Concord.
  22. [S674] 1910 United States Federal Census, KS, Roll T624-433, part 3, p. 105b.
  23. [S675] 1920 United States Federal Census, KS, roll T625_545, p. 13B.
  24. [S676] 1930 United States Federal Census, KS, Roll T626_718, enumeration district 11, p. 12A.
  25. [S696] "Miscellaneous Single Documents," Ruth C. Bishop Award Certificate in the collection of the compiler. Collection of A. Gulbransen.
Last Edited=31 Jul 2015

Esther Butler1,2,3

b. 7 November 1843, d. 30 June 1931
Esther (Butler) Fox
     Esther Butler was born on 7 November 1843 in Springboro, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.4,1,2,5,6 She was the daughter of Hiram Greeley Butler and Mary Temple.4,1,3 Esther Butler married as her first husband Dr. Samuel Adams Robinson circa 1869.7 Esther Butler and Dr. Samuel Adams Robinson were divorced before 1875.7 Esther Butler married as her second husband Simeon Moses Fox , son of Reverend Dana Fox and Jane Strong, on 20 September 1875 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, married by his father Reverend Dana Fox.8,9,5,10 Esther Butler died on 30 June 1931 in Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, at age 87.1,4,6 She was buried in Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas.11,12
     She appeared on the 1850 Federal census of Spring Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, in the household of her parents Hiram Greeley Butler and Mary Temple.13 Esther Butler appeared on the 1860 Federal census of Spring Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, enumerated 10 July 1860 in the household of Hiram Greeley Butler and Lydia Eliza Temple her father and step-mother.14 Esther Butler graduated from Genessee Wesleyan Seminary, Lima, Livingston County, New York, in 1862.15 She and Dr. Samuel Adams Robinson appeared on the 1870 Federal census of LaPorte, LaPorte County, Indiana, enumerated June 1870. Their son Rush was listed as living with them, Esther's sister Martha Butler was also in the household. In this census, son Rush was enumerated as Samuel Robinson Jr.16 Esther Butler and Simeon Moses Fox appeared on the 1880 Federal census of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, enumerated 9 June 1880. Their children Philip, Martha and Florence were listed as living with them. His son an unknown person and Esther's brother an unknown person were living with them.17 Esther Butler and Simeon Moses Fox appeared on the state census of 1885 in Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas.

DAR ID Number 88914. Esther Butler and Simeon Moses Fox appeared on the 1900 Federal census of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, at 721 Pierre Street, enumerated 28 June 1900. Their children Philip and Martha were listed as living with them.18 Esther Butler and Simeon Moses Fox appeared on the 1910 Federal census of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, at 721 Pierre Street, enumerated 19 April 1910. Their daughter Martha was listed as living with them, along with her husband Hunt Owen Smith and children Patricia and Stansfield.19 Esther Butler and Simeon Moses Fox appeared on the 1920 Federal census of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, at 721 Pierre Street, enumerated 17 January 1920.20 Esther Butler and Simeon Moses Fox appeared on the 1930 Federal census of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, at 721 Pierre Street, enumerated 11 April 1930. Their daughter Florence was listed as living with them, along with her son George Bertrand Harrop.21


From the editorial miscellany page of the Topeka Daily Capital, Sunday July 12, 1931

ONE WHO LIVED GREATLY
BY Arthur Lon Nichols, EDITOR CAPPER'S MAGAZINE

     Those who achieve greatness outnumber those who attain fame - has been beautifully said in lines that have made a country churchyard famous.
     In the passing of Mrs. Esther Fox at Manhattan, such a life ended in Kansas, a life that had enriched the lives of several score young men and young women in their day, some few of whom achieved distinction and attained fame, as may happen to those who go forth from a college community.
     Teaching was not her occupation. Students care to her for help and received inspiration. She discovered their gifts if they had any and fostered them. One such was a boy with an odd interest in sun spots. Together one summer, with the aid of a homemade telescope, they charted a series of these solar storms as these disturbances crossed the sun. To this youth, the late Ernest Fox Nichols, science was in after years to owe some of its most important advances in the study of radiation.
     Mrs. Fox had a part in the making of other men of science, among them her son, the astronomer Philip Fox, and on occasions when these men returned to Manhattan, they rarely missed going to see her. Her letters, written in a fine, characteristically flowing hand, had a distinction of style and grace of expression all their own. Many are still treasured by those who were privileged to receive them. The writer cherishes several volumes of the classics annotated for him in his youth by her hand. Her learning was extensive. Few had read more that was worth reading or to better purpose, or had thought more that was worth thinking or had a finer philosophy of life.
     In her young womanhood as Esther Butler, she was of striking comeliness. In later life, she might have sat for the portrait of Whistler's mother. She was graduated from Wesleyan Seminary, Lima, N.Y. at the head of her class while the Civil War was raging. It was there before the war that she met another student, S.M. Fox, who was to be her lifetime companion and who survives at the age of 90. Meanwhile she had been doomed by an attack of inflammatory rheumatism to an invalidism of more than 50 years, much of the time spend in a chair or on a couch. Yet these were full and fruitful years and included the rearing of her children. The riches of her mind and heart she gave to others and there were many others.
     The day of her passing, with the shadows of evening there same a sunset of surprising peace and glory. A royal benison.15

Child of Esther Butler and Dr. Samuel Adams Robinson

Children of Esther Butler and Simeon Moses Fox

Citations

  1. [S35] "The Simeon M. Fox Papers," Simeon Moses Fox, 1880-1935 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  2. [S254] Sophia Smith Martin, Mack Genealogy.
  3. [S467] Letter, Helen Butler to Florence Fox Harrop, dated April 12, 1937.
  4. [S30] "The Philip Fox Papers," Philip Fox, 1900-1945 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  5. [S889] Butler Bible.
  6. [S314] Esther Butler Fox (86.7.23, parents).
  7. [S105] Riley County Genealogical Society, Pioneers of the Bluestem Prairie, Article on S.M. Fox from F.F. Harrop's work.
  8. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  9. [S74] National Society of DAR, DAR Lineage Books, Volume 115 page 242.
  10. [S315] Marriage Certificate , Simeon Fox and Esther Robinson, signed by Rev. Dana Fox.
  11. [S755] Esther Butler Fox Tombstone, Photographed by Ann Fox Gulbransen, 1990. Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  12. [S653] Biography/Burial Data, online www.findagrave.com.
  13. [S669] 1850 United States Federal Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: Brookville, Franklin, Indiana; Roll: M432_146; Page: 290A; Image: 262.
  14. [S670] 1860 United States Federal Census, Crawford County, PA Roll 1100, Book 1, Pag 918.
  15. [S542] Obituary, Obituary of Esther Butler Fox by Arthur Lon Nichols.
  16. [S671] 1870 United States Federal Census, IN, roll M593_334, page 186.
  17. [S672] 1880 United States Federal Census, KS, roll T9_394, Enumeration district 254, p. 290D.
  18. [S678] 1900 United States Federal Census, KS, Roll T623, book 2, p. 98.
  19. [S674] 1910 United States Federal Census, KS, Roll T624-433, part 3, p. 105b.
  20. [S675] 1920 United States Federal Census, KS, roll T625_545, p. 13B.
  21. [S676] 1930 United States Federal Census, KS, Roll T626_718, enumeration district 11, p. 12A.
Last Edited=31 Jul 2015

Ella Kimball1,2

b. 26 September 1845, d. 17 June 1874
     Ella Kimball was born on 26 September 1845 in Pennsylvania.3,2 She was the daughter of Joseph L. Kimball and Harriet Putnam.3 Ella Kimball married Simeon Moses Fox, son of Reverend Dana Fox and Jane Strong, on 3 June 1868 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, married by his father Reverend Dana Fox.4,5,2,6 Ella Kimball died on 17 June 1874 in Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, at age 28.4,7,3,2,6 She was buried in Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas.8
     She appeared on the 1860 Federal census of Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, in the household of her parents Joseph L. Kimball and Harriet Putnam.9 Ella Kimball and Simeon Moses Fox appeared on the 1870 Federal census of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas, enumerated 25 June 1870. Their son William Kimball was listed as living with them.10

Children of Ella Kimball and Simeon Moses Fox

Citations

  1. [S35] "The Simeon M. Fox Papers," Simeon Moses Fox, 1880-1935 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  2. [S254] Sophia Smith Martin, Mack Genealogy.
  3. [S99] Evelyn J. Brown, "Evelyn Brown's data."
  4. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  5. [S105] Riley County Genealogical Society, Pioneers of the Bluestem Prairie.
  6. [S1058] "Diary of Dana Fox," Reverend Dana Fox, Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  7. [S30] "The Philip Fox Papers," Philip Fox, 1900-1945 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  8. [S755] Ella Kimball Fox Tombstone, Photographed by Ann Fox Gulbransen, 1990. Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  9. [S670] 1860 United States Federal Census, NH, Roll: M653_673; Page: 8; Image: 9.
  10. [S671] 1870 United States Federal Census, KS, Roll 441, Book 1, p. 535.
Last Edited=27 Feb 2010

Reverend Dana Fox1,2,3

b. 16 July 1795, d. 17 August 1876
Headstone of Dana Fox (photo by Vernon Gibbons)
     Reverend Dana Fox was born on 16 July 1795 in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut. The house where he was born was out beyond Millington Green according to S.M. Fox.4,5,2,6 He was the son of Moses Fox and Caroline Mack.4,3 Reverend Dana Fox married as his first wife Jane Strong, daughter of Simeon Prime Strong and Phoebe Goodwin, on 24 April 1824 in Lansingville, Tompkins County, New York.4,5,2,6 Reverend Dana Fox married as his second wife Harriet Egan on 10 December 1862 in Jackson County, Michigan.7,6 Reverend Dana Fox died on 17 August 1876 in Highland, Doniphan County, Kansas, at age 81.4,5,2,1,6 He was buried in Highland Cemetery, Highland, Doniphan County, Kansas.8,9
     Dana was also known as Samuel Whittlesy Dana Fox.4 He was the pastor in Cooperstown, NY as part of the Otsego Circuit in 1821.10 He appeared on the census of 1830 in Lansingville, Tompkins County, New York.11 He appeared on the census of 1840 in Lansingville, Tompkins County, New York.12 He and Jane Strong appeared on the 1850 Federal census of Lansingville, Tompkins County, New York, enumerated 4 October 1850 Dana was enumerated as Dany Fox..13 Reverend Dana Fox and Jane Strong appeared on the 1850 Federal census of Lansing, Tompkins County, New York, enumerated 4 October 1850.14 Reverend Dana Fox and Jane Strong appeared on the 1860 Federal census of Elmira, Chemung County, New York, enumerated 26 July 1860. Their children Sophronia and Simeon Moses were listed as living with them.15 Reverend Dana Fox moved to Highland, Doniphan County, Kansas, in 1860.4,16,2,6 He and Harriet Egan appeared on the 1870 Federal census of Iowa Township, Doniphan County, Kansas, enumerated 26 June 1870.174,5,18,19



Florence Fox Harrop wrote: "Dana Fox, the father of S.M. Fox, was a thoughtful, studious youth and gained a good education by attending the public schools of Connecticut, and by reading good literature and studying in his spare time when schools were not in session. When a young man, soon after the death of his father, he went to Pennsylvania and took up a tract of land near Montrose. He resided there about two years, when he moved to New York State, where he joined the conference, having been converted at the age of eighteen, and later becoming a preacher of the Methodist persuasion. He was soon after appointed to a circuit, and became one of the pioneer circuit riders of central and western New York. In 1856 he came to Kansas, traveling by rail to St. Louis, then the terminus of western railways. Hence he came to Iowa Point by river, and after looking over the country, decided to locate at Highland, a few miles from the river, in Doniphan County. Here he purchased property and continued to reside until his death which took place Aug. 17, 1876 at the advanced age of eighty one years."4

An undated obituary said: "Died - Rev. Dana Fox of Highland, Tuesday, August 17th, aged 81 years, 7 months. On Thursday, he was on the streets, as usual, no one thinking him the next to be numbered with the dead. He died sitting in his chair. The funeral, on Saturday, was the largest ever in Highland."20

Children of Reverend Dana Fox and Jane Strong

Citations

  1. [S35] "The Simeon M. Fox Papers," Simeon Moses Fox, 1880-1935 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  2. [S254] Sophia Smith Martin, Mack Genealogy.
  3. [S967] Strong Family Cemetery, online www.rootsweb.com/~nytompki/cemeteries/tcem133.htm.
  4. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  5. [S74] National Society of DAR, DAR Lineage Books, Volume 115 page 242.
  6. [S1058] "Diary of Dana Fox," Reverend Dana Fox, Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  7. [S984] Michigan Marriages 1851-75 (published).
  8. [S707] Letter, Florence Fox to Ethel Snow Fox, October 24, 1946.
  9. [S653] Biography/Burial Data, online www.findagrave.com.
  10. [S617] Early Cooperstown, online.
  11. [S667] 1830 United States Federal Census, NY, Roll M19_109, p. 536.
  12. [S668] 1840 United States Federal Census, NY, Roll M704_345, p. 161.
  13. [S669] 1850 United States Federal Census, NY, roll M432_605, p. 198.
  14. [S669] 1850 United States Federal Census,.
  15. [S670] 1860 United States Federal Census, NY, Roll 730, Book 1, page 555.
  16. [S105] Riley County Genealogical Society, Pioneers of the Bluestem Prairie.
  17. [S671] 1870 United States Federal Census, KS, Roll 423, book 1, p. 103.
  18. [S889] Butler Bible.
  19. [S315] Marriage Certificate , Simeon Fox and Esther Robinson, signed by Rev. Dana Fox.
  20. [S125] Letter, Patricia Yeager to Grace Shaw Woldt, March 5, 1983.
  21. [S314]
Last Edited=31 Jul 2015

Jane Strong1,2,3

b. 1 August 1800, d. 12 August 1861
Headstone of Jane Strong Fox (photo by Vernon Gibbons)
     Jane Strong was born on 1 August 1800 in Milton Township, Cayuga County, New York, now Lansingville, Tompkins County.4,5,2,3 She was the daughter of Simeon Prime Strong and Phoebe Goodwin.4,3 Jane Strong married Reverend Dana Fox, son of Moses Fox and Caroline Mack, on 24 April 1824 in Lansingville, Tompkins County, New York.4,5,2,3 Jane Strong died on 12 August 1861 in Highland, Doniphan County, Kansas, at age 61. Her obituary is in her husband's diary.4,5,2,3
     She and Reverend Dana Fox appeared on the 1850 Federal census of Lansingville, Tompkins County, New York, enumerated 4 October 1850 Dana was enumerated as Dany Fox..6 Jane Strong and Reverend Dana Fox appeared on the 1850 Federal census of Lansing, Tompkins County, New York, enumerated 4 October 1850.7 Jane Strong and Reverend Dana Fox appeared on the 1860 Federal census of Elmira, Chemung County, New York, enumerated 26 July 1860. Their children Sophronia and Simeon Moses were listed as living with them.8

Children of Jane Strong and Reverend Dana Fox

Citations

  1. [S30] "The Philip Fox Papers," Philip Fox, 1900-1945 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  2. [S254] Sophia Smith Martin, Mack Genealogy.
  3. [S1058] "Diary of Dana Fox," Reverend Dana Fox, Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  4. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  5. [S74] National Society of DAR, DAR Lineage Books, Volume 115 page 242.
  6. [S669] 1850 United States Federal Census, NY, roll M432_605, p. 198.
  7. [S669] 1850 United States Federal Census,.
  8. [S670] 1860 United States Federal Census, NY, Roll 730, Book 1, page 555.
  9. [S35] "The Simeon M. Fox Papers," Simeon Moses Fox, 1880-1935 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  10. [S314]
Last Edited=31 Jul 2015

Moses Fox1,2

b. April 1765, d. 7 February 1813
     Moses Fox was born in April 1765 in East Haddam, Connecticut Colony, now Middlesex County.3,2,4 He was the son of Ebenezer Fox and Esther Purple.3 Moses Fox married as his first wife Caroline Mack, daughter of John Mack and Sarah Beckwith, on 23 October 1787.3,5,2,4 Moses Fox married as his second wife Sarah Latimer in 1808 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut.6 Moses Fox died on 7 February 1813 in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, at age 47. He contracted what was known as the "Genesee fever" while visiting his brother Stedman, one of the pioneers of the settlement of New York.3,2,4
     He was a wheelwright.1 He appeared on the census of 1790 in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut. The household consisted of 1 male and 2 females.7 He appeared on the census of 1800 in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut. The household consisted of 1 male under 10, 1 16-25, 1 25-44, 2 females under 10, 1 10-15, and 1 25-44.8 He appeared on the census of 1810 in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut. The household consisted of 1 male 10-15 and 1 20-44; 1 female 10-15, 1 16-25 and 1 26-45. He was enumerated 2 lines below his father.9

Children of Moses Fox and Caroline Mack

Citations

  1. [S39] William Freeman Fox, Thomas Fox of Concord.
  2. [S254] Sophia Smith Martin, Mack Genealogy.
  3. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  4. [S1058] "Diary of Dana Fox," Reverend Dana Fox, Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  5. [S35] "The Simeon M. Fox Papers," Simeon Moses Fox, 1880-1935 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  6. [S255] Dr. George Henry Fox, Descendents of Isaac Fox.
  7. [S663] 1790 United States Federal Census, CT, roll M637_1, p. 82.
  8. [S665] 1810 United States Federal Census, CT, roll M32_3, p. 412.
  9. [S665] 1810 United States Federal Census, CT, roll M252_2, p. 312.
  10. [S967] Strong Family Cemetery, online www.rootsweb.com/~nytompki/cemeteries/tcem133.htm.
Last Edited=27 Feb 2010

Caroline Mack1,2

b. 21 March 1767, d. 4 April 1801
     Caroline Mack was born on 21 March 1767 in East Haddam, Connecticut Colony, now Middlesex County.3,4,2 She was the daughter of John Mack and Sarah Beckwith.3,5 Caroline Mack married Moses Fox, son of Ebenezer Fox and Esther Purple, on 23 October 1787.3,1,2,5 Caroline Mack died on 4 April 1801 in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, at age 34.3,2,5

Children of Caroline Mack and Moses Fox

Citations

  1. [S35] "The Simeon M. Fox Papers," Simeon Moses Fox, 1880-1935 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  2. [S254] Sophia Smith Martin, Mack Genealogy.
  3. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  4. [S94] Mary Beth Wheeler, "Ancestry of Bob and Mary Beth Wheeler", Jul. 20, 2002, unverified.
  5. [S1058] "Diary of Dana Fox," Reverend Dana Fox, Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  6. [S967] Strong Family Cemetery, online www.rootsweb.com/~nytompki/cemeteries/tcem133.htm.
Last Edited=10 Apr 2010

Ebenezer Fox1,2,3

b. 8 February 1720/21, d. 16 February 1813
     Ebenezer Fox was born on 8 February 1720/21 in New London, Connecticut Colony.4,1,3,5 He was the son of Ebenezer Fox and Jane Stedman.4,3 Ebenezer Fox was baptized on 24 July 1721 in New London, Connecticut Colony.1,4 He married Esther Purple, daughter of Richard Purple and Hannah Spencer, on 8 September 1748 in Millington Church, East Haddam, Connecticut Colony, now Middlesex County.4,1,2,6 Ebenezer Fox died on 16 February 1813 in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, at age 92 (Millington.)1,4,2,6,7 He was buried in Long Pond Cemetery, East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut.8,9
     He appeared on the census of 1790 in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut. The household consisted of 2 males and 3 females.10 He appeared on the census of 1810 in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut. The household consisted of 1 male over 45 and 1 female over 45.11

Children of Ebenezer Fox and Esther Purple

Citations

  1. [S39] William Freeman Fox, Thomas Fox of Concord.
  2. [S254] Sophia Smith Martin, Mack Genealogy.
  3. [S1005] The Ricker Compilation (published), New London VR.
  4. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  5. [S1154] CT Birth Index (published).
  6. [S1058] "Diary of Dana Fox," Reverend Dana Fox, Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  7. [S601] CT Death Index (published).
  8. [S653] Biography/Burial Data, online www.findagrave.com.
  9. [S1126] Charles R Hale, Hale Collection Cemetery Inscriptions.
  10. [S663] 1790 United States Federal Census, CT, roll M637_1, p. 82.
  11. [S665] 1810 United States Federal Census, CT, roll M252_2, p. 312.
  12. [S94] Mary Beth Wheeler, "Ancestry of Bob and Mary Beth Wheeler", Jul. 20, 2002, unverified.
Last Edited=1 Aug 2015

Esther Purple1,2,3

b. 30 May 1725, d. 2 March 1815
     Esther Purple was born on 30 May 1725 in East Haddam, Connecticut Colony, now Middlesex County.4,2,3 She was the daughter of Richard Purple and Hannah Spencer.4,3 Esther Purple was baptized on 6 June 1725.5 She married Ebenezer Fox, son of Ebenezer Fox and Jane Stedman, on 8 September 1748 in Millington Church, East Haddam, Connecticut Colony, now Middlesex County.4,1,2,6 Esther Purple died on 2 March 1815 in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, at age 89.7,4,2,6,8,9 She was buried in Long Pond Cemetery, East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut.10

Children of Esther Purple and Ebenezer Fox

Citations

  1. [S39] William Freeman Fox, Thomas Fox of Concord.
  2. [S254] Sophia Smith Martin, Mack Genealogy.
  3. [S1005] The Ricker Compilation (published), E. Haddam VR.
  4. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  5. [S1116]
  6. [S1058] "Diary of Dana Fox," Reverend Dana Fox, Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  7. [S35] "The Simeon M. Fox Papers," Simeon Moses Fox, 1880-1935 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  8. [S601] CT Death Index (published).
  9. [S1126] Charles R Hale, Hale Collection Cemetery Inscriptions.
  10. [S653] Biography/Burial Data, online www.findagrave.com.
  11. [S94] Mary Beth Wheeler, "Ancestry of Bob and Mary Beth Wheeler", Jul. 20, 2002, unverified.
Last Edited=1 Aug 2015

Ebenezer Fox1,2,3,4

b. 14 October 1689, d. before 25 April 1752
     Ebenezer Fox was born on 14 October 1689 in Medford, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1,5,6,4,7 He was the son of Isaac Fox and Abigail Osban.6,4 Ebenezer Fox married Jane Stedman, daughter of John Isbell Stedman and Jane Foster, on 25 March 1719 in New London, Connecticut Colony. They were married by Rev. Eliphalet Adams.6,1,5,8,9,10 Ebenezer Fox died before 25 April 1752 in East Haddam, Connecticut Colony, now Middlesex County. His children disposed of his property on this date.1,6
     Ebenezer moved from New London to East Haddam in 1732.11

Children of Ebenezer Fox and Jane Stedman

Citations

  1. [S39] William Freeman Fox, Thomas Fox of Concord.
  2. [S19] Savage, online.
  3. [S254] Sophia Smith Martin, Mack Genealogy.
  4. [S750] Early VR Middlesex Co. MA (published), Vital Records of Medford.
  5. [S60] Donald Fox, "Donald Fox's Data."
  6. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  7. [S1058] "Diary of Dana Fox," Reverend Dana Fox, Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  8. [S875] "Descendants of Thomas Fox of Concord," Simeon Moses Fox, 1909 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  9. [S1173] Frederic W Bailey, Early Connecticut Marriages.
  10. [S1116]
  11. [S10] Bertrand Fox, "Bertrand Fox Papers."
  12. [S1005] The Ricker Compilation (published), New London VR.
Last Edited=1 Aug 2015

Jane Stedman1,2

b. 1699, d. after 1733
     Jane Stedman was born in 1699 in New London, Connecticut Colony.1 She was the daughter of John Isbell Stedman and Jane Foster.1,3 Jane Stedman married Ebenezer Fox, son of Isaac Fox and Abigail Osban, on 25 March 1719 in New London, Connecticut Colony. They were married by Rev. Eliphalet Adams.1,2,4,3,5,6 Jane Stedman died after 1733 in East Haddam, Connecticut Colony, now Middlesex County.7

Children of Jane Stedman and Ebenezer Fox

Citations

  1. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  2. [S39] William Freeman Fox, Thomas Fox of Concord.
  3. [S875] "Descendants of Thomas Fox of Concord," Simeon Moses Fox, 1909 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  4. [S60] Donald Fox, "Donald Fox's Data."
  5. [S1173] Frederic W Bailey, Early Connecticut Marriages.
  6. [S1116]
  7. [S10] Bertrand Fox, "Bertrand Fox Papers."
  8. [S1005] The Ricker Compilation (published), New London VR.
Last Edited=1 Aug 2015

Isaac Fox1,2,3,4

b. 17 October 1657, d. 15 May 1735
     Isaac Fox was born on 17 October 1657 in Concord, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1,5,3,4 He was the son of Thomas Fox and Hannah Brooks.4 Isaac Fox married as his first wife Abigail Osban, daughter of Thomas Osban and Sarah (?), on 18 July 1678 in Billerica, Massachusetts Bay Colony.5,1,6,7,8 Isaac Fox married as his second wife Elizabeth Beebe on 4 September 1720 in Groton, Connecticut Colony.1,9 Isaac Fox died on 15 May 1735 in New London, Connecticut Colony, at age 77.1,6,10,9
     He lived with his uncle Timothy Brooks in Billerica after his mother moved to Ct.11 He became a freeman on 4 February 1677/78 in Billerica, Massachusetts Bay Colony.11,9 He moved to New London, Connecticut Colony, circa 1698 where he settled near his brothers and sister.11 He gave land on Fort Hill for First Baptist meeting house in New London, Connecticut Colony in 1730. Here Seventh and First Day Baptists worshipped on different days. The church was tall and called the "Pepper Box." It was taken down in 1847.11 He left a will on 1 July 1731. He made his son Samuel executor. A codcil in 1735 named Samuel Beebe as executor.11,5

Children of Isaac Fox and Abigail Osban

Citations

  1. [S39] William Freeman Fox, Thomas Fox of Concord.
  2. [S19] Savage, online.
  3. [S254] Sophia Smith Martin, Mack Genealogy.
  4. [S750] Early VR Middlesex Co. MA (published), Vital Records of Concord.
  5. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  6. [S60] Donald Fox, "Donald Fox's Data."
  7. [S145] VR of Massachusetts (published).
  8. [S989] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages.
  9. [S875] "Descendants of Thomas Fox of Concord," Simeon Moses Fox, 1909 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  10. [S106] "Fox - A Well-Known Pioneer Family."
  11. [S255] Dr. George Henry Fox, Descendents of Isaac Fox.
  12. [S750] Early VR Middlesex Co. MA (published), Vital Records of Medford.
Last Edited=1 Aug 2015

Abigail Osban1,2

b. 1661, d. 12 March 1717/18
     Abigail Osban was born in 1661 in Billerica, Massachusetts Bay Colony.3 She was the daughter of Thomas Osban and Sarah (?)3 Abigail Osban married Isaac Fox, son of Thomas Fox and Hannah Brooks, on 18 July 1678 in Billerica, Massachusetts Bay Colony.3,1,4,5,6 Abigail Osban died on 12 March 1717/18 in New London, Connecticut Colony.1,4
     Abigail was also known as Osborn.

Children of Abigail Osban and Isaac Fox

Citations

  1. [S39] William Freeman Fox, Thomas Fox of Concord.
  2. [S19] Savage, online.
  3. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  4. [S60] Donald Fox, "Donald Fox's Data."
  5. [S145] VR of Massachusetts (published).
  6. [S989] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages.
  7. [S750] Early VR Middlesex Co. MA (published), Vital Records of Medford.
Last Edited=1 Aug 2015

Elizabeth Beebe1

b. before 1700, d. after 1735
     Elizabeth Beebe was born before 1700. She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (York) Beebe.2 She married Isaac Fox , son of Thomas Fox and Hannah Brooks, on 4 September 1720 in Groton, Connecticut Colony.1,3 Elizabeth Beebe died after 1735.

Citations

  1. [S39] William Freeman Fox, Thomas Fox of Concord.
  2. [S255] Dr. George Henry Fox, Descendents of Isaac Fox.
  3. [S875] "Descendants of Thomas Fox of Concord," Simeon Moses Fox, 1909 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
Last Edited=17 Feb 2007

Thomas Fox1,2,3

b. before 14 October 1618, d. 14 April 1658
     Thomas Fox was born before 14 October 1618 in London, England.4 He was baptized on 14 October 1618 in St. Olave, London, London, England.4,5 He was the son of Thomas Fox and Annis (?)4 Thomas Fox married as his first wife Rebecca (?) in 1640.6,1,7 Thomas Fox married as his second wife Hannah Brooks, daughter of Henry Brooks and Unidentified Wife, on 13 December 1647 in Concord, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1,8,9 Thomas Fox died on 14 April 1658 in Concord, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1,9,8,7,10
     He immigrated circa 1638. William Fox wrote that Thomas Fox immigrated "in the train of Governor Craddock." That Thomas was actually Thomas Fox of Cambridge, and since Craddock never came to this continent, he came with Craddock's servants.4

Thomas Fox was a farmer. He became a freeman in March 1643/44.1,11

The current Orchard House in Concord, MA was built from a small L shaped house originally built by Thomas Fox and a larger house built in front of it by John Hoar. The Fox house portion is now the kitchen and dining room.12

"In signing his will, Thomas spells his name "ffoxe." His signature is accompanied by a seal displaying a coat of arms, which may have given rise to the tradition mentioned by some genealogists that he was a descendent of the Rev. John Ffoxe, author of the famous "Book of Martyrs," and who, in recognition of this work, received from his soverign a royal grant, giving him the right to a coat of arms." In actuality, it is the seal of one of the witnesses of his will, Rev. Bulkley. Kevin Fox has researched the family of John Fox and has concluded that neither Thomas Fox of Concord or Thomas Fox of Cambridge was his descendant.13,1,4 He left a will on 25 January 1657/58 in Concord, Massachusetts Bay Colony.14 His estate was inventoried on 23 April 1658.15

Children of Thomas Fox and Rebecca (?)

Children of Thomas Fox and Hannah Brooks

Citations

  1. [S39] William Freeman Fox, Thomas Fox of Concord.
  2. [S19] Savage, online.
  3. [S254] Sophia Smith Martin, Mack Genealogy.
  4. [S679] "Fox Origins," Kevin Fox, 18 December, 2004 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  5. [S1019] Baptismal Record.
  6. [S60] Donald Fox, "Donald Fox's Data."
  7. [S750] Early VR Middlesex Co. MA (published), Vital Records of Concord.
  8. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  9. [S113] History of Cambridge, MA, online.
  10. [S1140] Merideth B. Colkert, Founders of Early American Families.
  11. [S877] Simeon Moses Fox, Thos. Fox of Concord.
  12. [S276] Mary R. Fenn, Old Houses of Concord.
  13. [S30] "The Philip Fox Papers," Philip Fox, 1900-1945 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  14. [S710] Will of Thomas Fox.
  15. [S1133] Probate Record , Middlesex County Probate Files, online at www.americanancestors.org.
Last Edited=1 Aug 2015

Hannah Brooks1,2,3

b. 1626, d. 1692
     Hannah Brooks was born in 1626 in England.4,5 She was the daughter of Henry Brooks and Unidentified Wife.6,5 Hannah Brooks married as her first husband Thomas Fox , son of Thomas Fox and Annis (?), on 13 December 1647 in Concord, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1,7,8 Hannah Brooks married as her second husband Andrew Lester in 1661 in New London, Connecticut Colony, now New London County.9,5,10 Hannah Brooks married as her third husband Isaac Wiley after 24 April 1672 in New London, Connecticut Colony, now New London County, On this date, Isaac and his first wife participated in a land sale.11,5,12,13 Hannah Brooks died in 1692 in New London, Connecticut Colony, now New London County.4,5,12
     After Thomas' death in 1658, Hannah and her children moved to New London, CT.4

She was mentioned in her father Henry's will as "daughter Lester."4

Children of Hannah Brooks and Thomas Fox

Children of Hannah Brooks and Andrew Lester

Citations

  1. [S39] William Freeman Fox, Thomas Fox of Concord.
  2. [S19] Savage, online.
  3. [S254] Sophia Smith Martin, Mack Genealogy.
  4. [S35] "The Simeon M. Fox Papers," Simeon Moses Fox, 1880-1935 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  5. [S458] Brooks Families of NE, online www.tributaries.us.
  6. [S951] John Brooks Threlfall, Ancestors of J. B. Threlfall.
  7. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  8. [S113] History of Cambridge, MA, online.
  9. [S52] Compendium of American Genealogy, online.
  10. [S683] William J. Lester, The Lesters of Connecticut.
  11. [S877] Simeon Moses Fox, Thos. Fox of Concord, Citation to the Vital Records of New London, CT.
  12. [S858] Harvey Book, online.
  13. [S1143] MARR US & International Marriage Records (published).
  14. [S750] Early VR Middlesex Co. MA (published), Vital Records of Concord.
  15. [S877] Simeon Moses Fox, Thos. Fox of Concord.
  16. [S1005] The Ricker Compilation (published), New London VR.
  17. [S912] Robert Isbell, online.
Last Edited=10 Mar 2017

Rebecca (?)1,2,3

b. circa 1623, d. 11 May 1647
     Rebecca (?) was born circa 1623.4,1,2 She married Thomas Fox, son of Thomas Fox and Annis (?), in 1640.5,1,3 Rebecca (?) died on 11 May 1647 in Concord, Massachusetts Bay Colony.1,6,7,3
     Rebecca is often identified as Rebecca Wheate because Thomas Fox referred to Moses Wheate as his brother-in-law. Kevin Fox's research has shown that Moses Wheate married Thomas' sister Thomasine and thus the last name of Rebecca is still unknown.2

Children of Rebecca (?) and Thomas Fox

Citations

  1. [S39] William Freeman Fox, Thomas Fox of Concord.
  2. [S679] "Fox Origins," Kevin Fox, 18 December, 2004 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  3. [S750] Early VR Middlesex Co. MA (published), Vital Records of Concord.
  4. [S255] Dr. George Henry Fox, Descendents of Isaac Fox.
  5. [S60] Donald Fox, "Donald Fox's Data."
  6. [S17] "The Florence Fox Harrop Papers," Florence Fox Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  7. [S113] History of Cambridge, MA, online.
Last Edited=23 May 2015

Alonzo Jonathan Snow1

b. 4 October 1840, d. 13 December 1910
     Alonzo Jonathan Snow was born on 4 October 1840 in Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont.2,3 He was the son of Alonzo Snow and Ruby Bassett.2,3 Alonzo Jonathan Snow married Avis Gertrude Snow, daughter of Rev. Jonathan Marcus Snow and Hannah Vincent, on 9 June 1869 in Cook County, Illinois.4,5,6 Alonzo Jonathan Snow died on 13 December 1910 in Knox, Starke County, Indiana, at age 70.7,3 He was buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.7,3,8
     He appeared on the 1860 Federal census of East Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, in the household of his father Alonzo Snow.9 Alonzo Jonathan Snow and Avis Gertrude Snow appeared on the 1870 Federal census of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, enumerated 21 June 1870.10 Alonzo Jonathan Snow lived in 2351 South Calumet Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He and Avis Gertrude Snow appeared on the 1880 Federal census of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, enumerated 10 June 1880. Their children Mable Gertrude, Frederick Alonzo and Clifford Leon were listed as living with them. Avis' sister Sarah Jane Snow was living with them.11 Alonzo Jonathan Snow and Avis Gertrude Snow appeared on the 1900 Federal census of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at 2351 South Calumet Ave., enumerated 1 June 1900. Their children Mable Gertrude, Clifford Leon and Ethel Lillian were listed as living with them. Avis' mother Hannah Vincent was liiving with them.4 Alonzo Jonathan Snow appeared on the 1910 Federal census of Evanston, in Cook County, Illinois, enumerated 20 April 1910 in the household of Philip Fox and Ethel Lillian Snow.12



Alonzo Jonathan lived in East Montpelier until about 1860. His father built a second log house on Snow Hill, and later a two story house.

Alonzo, in 1855, paid $2.10 for tuition and $0.62 for board for one term of school. In 1858, for tuition in "Higher English," he paid $4.00. In 1859, he was licensed to teach a "Common School" in East Montpelier for one year, after being examined in "Spelling, Reading, Writing, Geography, Arithmetic and English Grammar," and given satisfactory evidence of good character. In 1860, he was again examined in the same subjects with the addition of "History of the U. States" and licensed to teach.

He arrived in Chicago in 1860 or 1861 and married his first cousin, Avis Gertrude Snow.

His first business venture was a tobacco route in downtown Chicago, and later a tobacco store in what is now the Loop, around Clark and Washington Streets. He prospered and became a successful business man of early Chicago. The family lived at 2351 South Calumet, Chicago.5

Children of Alonzo Jonathan Snow and Avis Gertrude Snow

Citations

  1. [S30] "The Philip Fox Papers," Philip Fox, 1900-1945 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  2. [S797] Washington Co, VT Gazetteer, online.
  3. [S314] Death certificate of Alonzo Jonathan Snow.
  4. [S678] 1900 United States Federal Census, IL, Roll T625_246, Book 1, p. 302a.
  5. [S10] Bertrand Fox, "Bertrand Fox Papers."
  6. [S1091] Marriage Record: Cook Co, IL Marriage and Death Indexes 1833-1889.
  7. [S542] Obituary, Chicago Tribune, 14 December 1910, online at www.ancestry.com.
  8. [S653] Biography/Burial Data, online www.findagrave.com.
  9. [S670] 1860 United States Federal Census, VT roll M653_1324, book 1, page 122.
  10. [S671] 1870 United States Federal Census, IL, Ward 1, M593_198, p. 43.
  11. [S672] 1880 United States Federal Census, IL, Roll T9_185, p. 495b.
  12. [S674] 1910 United States Federal Census, IL, Roll 624-240, part 2, p. 254b.
  13. [S314] Death Certificate of Ethel Snow Fox.
Last Edited=4 May 2014

Avis Gertrude Snow1

b. October 1845, d. 29 March 1904
Avis Gertrude Snow
     Avis Gertrude Snow was born in October 1845 in Wisconsin Territory.2 She was the daughter of Rev. Jonathan Marcus Snow and Hannah Vincent.2 Avis Gertrude Snow married Alonzo Jonathan Snow, son of Alonzo Snow and Ruby Bassett, on 9 June 1869 in Cook County, Illinois.2,3,4 Avis Gertrude Snow died on 29 March 1904 in 2351 South Calumet Ave., Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at age 58. She died of carcinoma of the intestine.5 She was buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.5,6
     Avis was also known as Gertrude Avis.5 She appeared on the 1850 Federal census of Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin, in the household of her parents Rev. Jonathan Marcus Snow and Hannah Vincent.7 Avis Gertrude Snow appeared on the 1860 Federal census of South Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, in the household of her parents Rev. Jonathan Marcus Snow and Hannah Vincent.8 Avis Gertrude Snow and Alonzo Jonathan Snow appeared on the 1870 Federal census of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, enumerated 21 June 1870.9 Avis Gertrude Snow appeared on the 1870 Federal census of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, in the household of her mother Hannah Vincent.10 Avis Gertrude Snow and Alonzo Jonathan Snow appeared on the 1880 Federal census of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, enumerated 10 June 1880. Their children Mable Gertrude, Frederick Alonzo and Clifford Leon were listed as living with them. Avis' sister Sarah Jane Snow was living with them.11 Avis Gertrude Snow and Alonzo Jonathan Snow appeared on the 1900 Federal census of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at 2351 South Calumet Ave., enumerated 1 June 1900. Their children Mable Gertrude, Clifford Leon and Ethel Lillian were listed as living with them. Avis' mother Hannah Vincent was liiving with them.2

Children of Avis Gertrude Snow and Alonzo Jonathan Snow

Citations

  1. [S30] "The Philip Fox Papers," Philip Fox, 1900-1945 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  2. [S678] 1900 United States Federal Census, IL, Roll T625_246, Book 1, p. 302a.
  3. [S10] Bertrand Fox, "Bertrand Fox Papers."
  4. [S1091] Marriage Record: Cook Co, IL Marriage and Death Indexes 1833-1889.
  5. [S314] Death certificate of Gertrude A. Snow.
  6. [S653] Biography/Burial Data, online www.findagrave.com.
  7. [S669] 1850 United States Federal Census, WI, Roll M432_999, p. 309.
  8. [S670] 1860 United States Federal Census, IL, Roll M653_170, p. 713.
  9. [S671] 1870 United States Federal Census, IL, Ward 1, M593_198, p. 43.
  10. [S671] 1870 United States Federal Census, IL, Ward 4, M593_200, p. 106.
  11. [S672] 1880 United States Federal Census, IL, Roll T9_185, p. 495b.
  12. [S314] Death Certificate of Ethel Snow Fox.
Last Edited=4 May 2014

Alonzo Snow1,2,3,4,5,6

b. 2 September 1811, d. 4 July 1891
Headstone of Alonzo Snow
     Alonzo Snow was born on 2 September 1811 in Montpelier, Jefferson County, Vermont, now Washington County. His birth certificate comfirms that he was the 12th child.5,2,6 He was the son of Jonathan Snow and Lydia Hammett.5 Alonzo Snow married as his first wife Ruby Bassett, daughter of Joel Bassett and Ruby Metcalf, on 2 October 1839 in Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont.7,8,4,6 Alonzo Snow married as his second wife Sarah Short after 1860 She was the widow of Mr. Ainsworth.9,10,6 Alonzo Snow died on 4 July 1891 in Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, at age 79.11,2,12 He was buried in East Montpelier Village Cemetery, East Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont.12,13
     He appeared on the census of 1840 in Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont.14 He and Ruby Bassett appeared on the 1850 Federal census of East Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, enumerated 29 August 1850.15 Alonzo Snow appeared on the 1860 Federal census of East Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, enumerated 8 August 1860. His children Alonzo Jonathan, Frederick Marcus and Mary Ruby were listed as living with him.16 Alonzo Snow and Sarah Short appeared on the 1870 Federal census of East Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, enumerated 15 July 1870. His daughter Mary Ruby was listed as living with him.9 Alonzo Snow and Sarah Short appeared on the 1880 Federal census of East Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, enumerated 15 June 1880. His daughter Mary Ruby was listed as living with him.17



Notes by Alonzo Jonathan Snow (son):

"My father, youngest of 12 children, all of whom except the first and last three were born and lived in a log house on top of Snow Hill, then Montpelier, now East Montpelier. The first death, Nancy Snow, March 27, 1833. Father was just 21 at the time. Grandfather came from Salem Mass in 1791 on horseback, when only five families were settled in town of Montpelier, and located 160 acres of heavy timbered land, and cleared and built a log house and barn, and raised some potatoes and wheat, stored same, and returned to Salem and moved back in winter of 1792 with wife and baby on sled with all their clothes and dishes on the back in a small chest, which was in existence the last time I was home. Grandfather riding his horse ahead, the oxen following him where broke the path he being guided much of the way by marked trees. their nearest neighbor, General Davis, lived three miles from where they settled, half way to Montpelier. My great grandfather, Michael Hammett (they were welsh) moved up a few years later and bought the east 1/2 of grandfather's 160, 80 acres and all lived and died there together.

My father lived except a few years on the old farm and died, nearly 80 years old. The farm, after the death of my only brother Fred M Snow, has passed out of the name of Show to my sorrow and regret"

Alonzo J. Snow, June 1st, 1908, 2351 Calumet Ave, Chicago.2

Children of Alonzo Snow and Ruby Bassett

Citations

  1. [S30] "The Philip Fox Papers," Philip Fox, 1900-1945 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  2. [S8] "Alonzo Jonathan Snow's notes," Alonzo Jonathan Snow, 1908 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  3. [S36] M. L. T. Alden, "Snow Genealogy."
  4. [S797] Washington Co, VT Gazetteer, online.
  5. [S541] Birth Certificate, Alonzo Snow.
  6. [S1030] Samuel P May, Descendants of Richard Sears.
  7. [S315] Marriage Certificate , Alonzo Snow and Ruby M. Bassett.
  8. [S35] "The Simeon M. Fox Papers," Simeon Moses Fox, 1880-1935 Collection of A. Gulbransen.
  9. [S671] 1870 United States Federal Census, VT, Roll M593_1626, book 1, page 198.
  10. [S10] Bertrand Fox, "Bertrand Fox Papers."
  11. [S314] Alonzo Snow.
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  18. [S314] Death certificate of Alonzo Jonathan Snow.
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