Dana Fox was the son of Moses and Caroline (Mack) Fox. He was born on 16 January 1795 in East Haddam, Connecticut. Dana became a Methodist Circuit Minister and served in New York where the diaries were begun.
Dana married Jane Strong of Lansingville, New York, daughter of Simeon Prime and Phebe (Goodwin) Strong. They had four sons and three daughters. In the late 1850's, Dana and his family resettled in Kansas.
Jane (Strong) Fox died on 12 August 1861 in Highland, Kansas. Dana Fox died on 17 August, 1876, also in Highland.
Simeon Moses Fox was their youngest son. He served in the Civil War and made his home in Manhattan, Kansas. He spent his life tracing his family's genealogy and became a noted genealogist.
These diaries were given into the care of Grace Woldt Shaw who had an extensive genealogy library in her home in Manhattan, Kansas. She then gave them into the care of Julia A. Kane who has endeavored to share them with others. They are now in the possession of the compiler of this website, Simeon's great-grandaughter.
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