113. Documentation for Catherine Booker
(01 May 1748 to 01 Nov 1800)
mother of George Fox
(10 Mar 1781 to 14 Jun 1847)
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Catherine Booker was born May 1, 1748.(1) She was the daughter of Bartholomew Booker and his wife Margaret, who were of German ancestry.(2) The brothers and sisters of Catherine Booker were: Daniel, Peter, Margaret, Bartholomew, Leah Ester (Mrs. Daniel Mason), Mathias, Rachel (Mrs. Joseph Wolder), Barbra, Elizabeth (Mrs. Jacob Rablogell), Mary, Solomon, John and Hannah.(3)
Bartholomew Booker Senior owned land in the area near Fox's Gap and "at the time of his death he was the owner of 890 acres of land in Bedford County, Pennsylvania".(4) Bartholomew Booker died in 1791 or 1792.(5) Margaret Booker died in 1796.(6)
Catherine Booker married Frederick Fox on March 1, 1773, probably at or near Middletown, Maryland.(VV - 14) Frederick and his parents probably lived at or near Fox's Gap, Maryland, during the 1760s. The gap received its name from Frederick's father, John Fox, because he was the earliest settler in the immediate vicinity of the gap.(7) Fox's Gap in Maryland is where the Old Sharpsburg Road from Frederick, Maryland, to Sharpsburg, Maryland, crosses the South Mountain.(8) The Old Sharpsburg Road was part of the Great Wagon Road to Philadelphia, which also was known as the German Monocacy Road.(9) The road also was known as the Road from Conestoga to Opequon, the Monocacy Road, the main road leading from Frederick Town to Sharpsburg, the German Monocacy Road, and the Main Road that leads from Frederick Town to Swearingen's Ferry and near to John Foxes House.
Fox's Gap in Maryland lies about midway between Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland, and about two miles from Boonsboro, Maryland. Sharpsburg, the site of the Battle of Antietam during the Civil War, lies approximately five miles west. Fox's Gap in Maryland was destined to become not only the home for John Fox and his family, but an historical landmark due to the events of the Braddock Expedition of 1755 and the Battle of South Mountain, called the Battle of Boonsboro in the South, on September 14, 1862.(10) It is unknown if John Fox and his family resided at the gap when General Braddock, George Washington, and Maryland Governor Sharp passed through there on May 2, 1755. It is entirely possibly they did. We can only speculate if the reason or reasons John Fox chose to settle at Fox's Gap were similar or like-minded to those of the Confederate Army on September 13 and 14, 1862.
The Reno Monument, dedicated to U. S. Major Jesse Lee Reno who was killed in the Battle of South Mountain, stands at Fox's Gap.(11) A little more than one hundred years prior to the Battle of South Mountain, on May 2, 1755, the road through Fox's Gap was used by General Braddock, George Washington, and Maryland's Governor Sharpe to travel from Frederick Town to Swearingen's Ferry on the Potomac River, while on their way to Fort Cumberland during the Braddock Expedition.(12)
Frederick Fox was a farmer and perhaps a tavern keeper.(13) He married Catherine Booker on March 1, 1773, probably at or near Middletown, Maryland.(14) Catherine was a daughter of Bartholomew Booker and Margaret.(15) She was born May 1, 1748.(16)
The Fox Genealogy by Daniel Gebhart Fox indicates that The Fox Inn, which still is standing and is occupied by renters in the year 2004, was built on land owned by Frederick Fox.(17) However, Curtis L. Older found no land records that support Frederick Fox as the owner of the land upon which the Fox Inn stands. Curtis did find that George Fox, at age 24, the oldest son of Frederick and Catherine Fox, acquired the Fox Inn along the Old Sharpsburg Road in 1805.(18) The inn stands about two miles east of Fox's Gap and about two miles west of Middletown, Maryland, along the Old Sharpsburg Road from Frederick to Sharpsburg.
Frederick Fox served in Joseph Chapline Junior's Company of Militia, Sharpsburg, Maryland, probably between 1775 and 1777.(19) He signed the Patriot's Oath of Fidelity and Support in 1778.(20) Frederick served as a drummer in the Lieutenant Colonel's Company of the 10th Regiment, Pennsylvania Continental Line from April 22, 1777, to January 1, 1781.(21) He probably fought in the battles of Brandywine, Paoli "Massacre", Germantown, and Monmouth and he was at the Valley Forge Encampment.(22)
Frederick was short and of rather stout build and wore his hair in the olden time cue style.(23) He was an elder in the Zion Lutheran Church of Middletown, Maryland, from 1787 until 1790.(24)
Frederick Fox and Catherine Booker Fox were the parents of seven children: Christiana, Rose, George, Daniel Booker, Elizabeth, Mary Magdalena, and Joseph.(25) Catherine Booker Fox died November 1, 1800, and was buried in the Middletown, Maryland, area.(26)
Sometime between 1800 and 1807 Frederick Fox married a widow, Susannah (Schutt) Young. She was born April 19, 1754 and died November 13, 1831.(27) "Frederick Fox and thirty-two other persons, thirty-one of whom are known, emigrated to Ohio in the early day canvas covered wagons, coming by the way of Wheeling, West Virginia, and arriving in Franklin, Warren county, in the fall of 1807."(28) Frederick Fox died February 27, 1837, in Miamisburg, Ohio, and was buried in the Gebhart or St. John Cemetery in Miamisburg.(29)
Frederick Fox appears as a head of household in the 1790 Maryland Federal census for Frederick County.(30) The household contained 3 free white males of 16 and upwards, including heads of families, 3 free white males under 16 years, 5 free white females including heads of families, 0 all other free persons, 0 slaves.
The 1800 Maryland Federal census lists Frederick Fox as a head of household in Frederick County.(31) The Frederick Fox household reported: free white males - none under age 10, one male age 10 to 15, 2 males age 15 thru 25, no males age 26 thru 44, one male age 45 and over. Free white females included: none age under 10, one age 10 to 15, 3 age 15 thru 25, one age 26 thru 44, and none age 45 and over.
The 1809 Ohio state census for Warren County, Franklin Township, lists Frederick Fox.(32) The 1810 Ohio Federal census for Warren County, Franklin Township shows the Frederick Fox household.(33)
The 1830 Ohio Federal Census lists the Frederick Fox household of Warren County, Clear Creek Township, as containing: one male at least 70 and under 80, one female at least 40 and under 50, and one female at least 70 and under 80.(34)
See APPENDIX ONE for the full text of the will of Frederick Fox; APPENDIX TWO has a list of the Frederick Fox Land Records in Frederick County and Washington County in Maryland as well as records in the Tracey Collection in Westminster, Maryland; APPENDIX THREE has a list of original source material related to Frederick Fox; APPENDIX FOUR has material on Rosina (Rose or Rosannah) Fox, a daughter of Frederick Fox, who is not discussed in The Fox Genealogy by Daniel Gebhart Fox; APPENDIX FIVE has the September 8, 1812, Letter from Jacob Reel of Sharpsburg, Maryland, to Frederick and Michael Fox of Warren County, Ohio; APPENDIX SIX has a Map of The Road from Swearingen’s Ferry on the Potomac River through Sharpsburgh to the Top of the South Mountain at Fox’s Gap. August 23, 1792; APPENDIX SEVEN has an article on the Occupations of Residents along the Old Sharpsburg Road in the 1700s; APPENDIX EIGHT discusses Frederick Fox's records in Ohio; and APPENDIX NINE lists some Fox family related records in Montgomery County, Ohio.
Children (Fox) born in Frederick County, Maryland:(35)
i. Christiana, born January 20, 1774
ii. Rose, born September 9, 1775
iii. Mary Magdelena, born December 17, 1778
iv. George, born March 10, 1781
v. Daniel Booker, born June 6, 1783
vi. Joseph, born April 12, 1785
vii. Elizabeth, born September 27, 1788
ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
CATHARINE BOOKER and her son GEORGE FOX
1. Tombstone of Frederick Fox, Gebhart or St. John Cemetery, Miamisburg, Ohio; The Fox Genealogy including the Metherd, Benner, and Leiter descendants, giving biographies of the first and second generations, with sketches of the third generation, compiled by D. G. Fox, 1914. (n.p) 1924. 1 p. 1., (5)-172 p. 20 com. 37-9439 CS71.F79 1924 Library of Congress, 82.
2. Will of John Fox, Book A Liber 102, Washington County, Maryland, January 17, 1784; Fox Genealogy, p. 12.
3. Will of John Fox; Michael Fox, Frederick's brother, was a member of Joseph Chapline's Company of Militia. See S. Eugene Clements and F. Edward Wright, The Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War (Silver Spring, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1987), 241; Maryland Historical Society Records for Washington County. Militia Lists of Daughters of Founders and Patriots.
4. Fox Genealogy, pp. 12 and 13; The Bierly Tannery Report, held by the Frederick, Maryland, library, is a report on the tannery business in and about Frederick, Maryland, in the mid 1700s. 5. Will of John Fox.
6. Fox Genealogy, p. 12; Letter from Jacob Reel to Michael and Frederick Fox, dated at Sharpsburg, Aug. 9, 1812, from a copy obtained from Robert H. Fox of Cincinnati, Ohio. "The following letter received and forwarded from Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1812, addressed to Msrs. Fredric(k) & Michael Fox, Franklin Township, Warren Co. Ohio".
7. Curtis L. Older, The Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland (Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1995), p. 77-79.
8. Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland, Chapter Three, pp. 69-116.
9. Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland, p. 87.
10. Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland, Afterword, pp. 177-182.
11. Curtis L. Older, The Land Tracts of the Battlefield of South Mountain (Westminster, Md.: Willow Bend Books, 1999), 206; Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland, p. 99.
12. Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland, p. 70.
13. FCLR, WR-19-206, Mortgage from Christian Benner to Frederick Fox, recorded April 11, 1799, Shaaffs Purchase and Mount Sinai. "Between Christian Benner Sen. of Frederick County farmer of the one part; and Frederick Fox of the same county farmer of the other part."; Lemoine Cree, A Brief History of the South Mountain House (Boonsboro, Md.: Dodson, 1963); Ohio D.A.R. Soldiers Rosters, 2 Vols., 1:146; Fox Genealogy, pp. 13-14.
14. Ohio D.A.R. Soldiers Rosters, 2 vols., 1:146; Fox Genealogy, p. 12.
15. Fox Genealogy, p. 12; will of Bartholomew Booker, Frederick County, Maryland, Register of Wills Records, GM-2-431; will of Margaret Book (Booker) Frederick County, Maryland, Register of Wills Records GM-3-126.
16. Fox Genealogy, p. 12.
17. Fox Genealogy, p. 13.
18. Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland, p. 98; Land Tracts of the Battlefield of South Mountain, p. 211.
19. Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War (Silver Spring, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1987), 241; Maryland Historical Society Records for Washington County, Militia Lists of Daughters of Founders and Patriots.
20. Washington County, Maryland, Patriot's Oath, March Court, 1778. Sharpsburgh Hundred, March 2, 1778, Christopher Cruss's Returns.
21. National Archives, card numbers 37404176, 4837, 37188278, and 39144421; National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 17th Report, Pierce's Register, #67913. Also see Pennsylvania Archives, Series 5, 3:487, 529, 533, and 572.
22. Ibid; Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland, p. 212.
23. Fox Genealogy, p. 18.
24. Frederick S. Weiser, ed., Zion Lutheran Church 1781-1826, Maryland German Church Records, Vol. 2, (Manchester, Md.: Noodle-Doosey Press, 1987), 4.
25. Will of Frederick Fox, Will Book C, case #1444, Montgomery County, Ohio; Fox Genealogy, p. 18.
26. Frederick S. Weiser, ed., Maryland German Church Records Vol. 2, Zion Lutheran Church 1781-1826 (Manchester, Md.: Noodle-Doosey Press, 1987), 77. The Death Register of Zion Lutheran Church indicates "Catarin, wife of Friedrich Fuchs, bur. 4 Nov. 1800. Heb. 4:9."; Fox Genealogy, p. 12.
27. Fox Genealogy, p. 15; tombstone of Susannah Fox, Gebhart Cemetery, Miamisburg, Ohio.
28. Fox Genealogy, pp. 15-16.
29. Tombstone of Frederick Fox, Gebhart or St. John Cemetery, Miamisburg, Ohio; Fox Genealogy, pp. 17-18.
30. 1790 Maryland Federal census, Fredrick County, unknown township, image 0491, roll M637_3, page 66.
31. 1800 Maryland Federal census, Frederick County, township District No. 3, image 124, roll M32_10, page 123.
32. 1809 Ohio state census, Warren County, Franklin township, page 13.
33. 1810 Ohio Federal census, Warren County, Franklin township, page 28.
34. 1830 Ohio Federal census., Warren County, Clear Creek township, image 340, roll M19_142, page 173.
35. Fox Genealogy, various pages; will of Frederick Fox, Will Book C, case #1444, Montgomery County, Ohio.
will of Frederick Fox
Montgomery County, Ohio, Will Book C, case #1444
In the name of God, Amen, I Frederick Fox of the County of Montgomery and State of Ohio, being far advanced in years but of sound mind and memory considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of this mortal life, and as it hath pleased God to bless me with some worldly estate, and to be better prepared to leave this world, whenever it may please God to call me hence, do make and publish this to be my last will and testament, in manner following that is to say:
First, I give and devise unto my son Joseph Fox the use and occupancy of the south west quarter of Section No. twenty two, of Township two in Range five, of the land between the Miami rivers, to my said son Joseph Fox, to have and to hold the aforesaid quarter section, except twenty five acres including a certain lease given to Mathias Wolff for payment of the said twenty five acres, to my said son Joseph to have and to hold the aforesaid quarter section except as aforesaid excepted to him and his wife Elizabeth now living during the life of my said son Joseph and his said wife Elizabeth provided that my said son is not to commit any waste by selling or destroying any timber on the aforesaid premises more than for the use & benefit of said premises on forfeiture of the aforesaid devise.
2nd I give and devise unto my grand son Frederick Fox and son of the aforesaid Joseph Fox twenty five acres of land, to be laid off by said Executors herein after named to my (?) in said twenty five acres the lease given Mathias Wolff in the greater section aforesaid to him my said grand son Frederick Fox and heirs and assigns to have and to hold the aforesaid 25 acres for ever
3rd After the death of my said son Joseph Fox and his wife Elizabeth, I give and devise the aforesaid quarter section except as above excepted to my grand children one son and seven daughters share and share equal alike all children of my son Joseph Fox.
4. It is my will and wish that after my death that my executor herein after named will make sale of the north west quarter of section fifteen of Township Two in Range five of the lands between the Miami Rivers, wherein I formerly lived and also to make sale of my house and lot in the town of Franklin in Warren County to the best advantage and the monies arising from the sale of the said premises to be equally divided between my lawful heirs share and share alike that is to say my son George and Daniel B. Fox and my four daughters to wit: Christena Metherd, Meahany Benner, Rosannah Hogee living in Virginia near Shanodore River, and my daughter Elizabeth Lighterd and to my son Joseph Fox an equal share with all the rest of my aforesaid children to be paid to my son Joseph by my Executor herein named as he thinks the said Joseph stands in need of money at any time or times-
5. I give and bequeath to my daughter Rosannah Hoge's four children that she had by her first husband that is to say one son and three daughters receive of my estate to the amount of the balance of my daughter Rosannah legacy ??? the amount of my daughter Rosannah shall be equal with all ??? ?? ?? as aforesaid-
And lastly I do hereby nominate & appoint my son Daniel B. Fox to this my last will and testament ??? Sole and Sole Executor revok
ing and ?? Annulling all former wills by me heretofore made allowing this and none other to be my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I the said Frederick Fox have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty three
Frederick Fox (Seal)
Signed, sealed and declared by the testator Frederick Fox to this will to be his last will and testament who called on us who have subscribed our names to witness the same,
The State of Ohio
Montgomery County (?) Court of Common pleas, March Term 1837.
Personally appeared in open Court John Liter, and Frederick Liter, who being duly sworn depose and say that the paper now before them purporting to be the last will and testament of Frederick Fox now deceased, was by the said Frederick Fox acknowledged, published and declared by him to be his last will and testament in the presence of these deponents, that the said deceased was of lawful age, that he was of sound and disposing mind and memory, and under no restraint as they verily believe that they subscribed the same as witnesses in the presence and at the request of the testator and in the presence of each other,
Sworn and subscribed this 20 day of March 1837 in Open Circuit
Edward (?) Daniel Clerk
The State of Ohio Montgomery Circuit Ct.
Frederick Fox Land Records in Frederick County, Maryland
Reference No. Date From Other Party Name of Tract
WR-7-213 Apr 4, 1787 From Bartholomew Booker I Hope It's Well Done
WR-10-643 May 2, 1792 From Christian Kiser Pick All
WR-12-367 Apr 23, 1794 To Peter Hutzele Fredericksburg
WR-13-488 Aug 21, 1795 From William Widmeyer I Hope It's Well Done
WR-17-158 Jul 24, 1798 To George Methard Fredericksburg
WR-18-206 Apr 11, 1799 From Christian Benner Shaaf's Purchase, Mt. Sinai
WR-22-477 Apr 17, 1802 To Christian Benner Shaaf's Purchase, Mt. Sinai
WR-23-286 Aug 9, 1802 From Joseph Chapline Exchange
WR-25-556 May 5, 1804 To Conrad Miller I Hope It's Well Done
WR-31-319 Aug 1, 1807 From George Fox Mt. Pleasant
WR-32-26 Oct 7, 1807 To Joseph Sweringen Fredericksburg
WR-32-28 Oct 7, 1807 To John Ringer I Hope It's Well Done, Pegging Awl,
Turkey Foot, Mt. Pleasant
WR-32-63 Oct 14, 1807 To Henry Ascherman I Hope It's Well Done,
Shettle, Exchange, Pegging Awl, Turkey Foot, Peter's Neglect,
WR-25-424 Mar 3, 1804 From Abraham Boyer Negro Woman Eleana
Frederick Fox Land Records in the Tracey Collection,
Acreage Date Name of Tract
231 1/2 Ac June 8, 1795 Friendship (unpatented certificate #228)
202 Acres May 9, 1797 Addition to Friendship
Frederick Fox Land Records in Washington County, Maryland
Reference No.——Date——————-From——— Other Party———-Name of Tract
A-368-370———— Nov 27, 1778——-From———- Jacob Soufrank——1/2 Lot #4, Sharpsburg
A-536-537 ————Apr 29, 1779———To————— Philip Waggoner—-Lot #55, Sharpsburg
C-510——————1783———————To—————-Adam Deats———-1/2 Lot #4, Sharpsburg
D-579——————1783———————From————Jacob Nafe————Lot #5, Sharpsburg
G-441 1791 To Jacob House Lot #15, Sharpsburg
G-442 1791 To Jacob House Lot #6, Sharpsburg
G-443 1791 To Jacob House Lot #17, Sharpsburg
G-444 1791 To Jacob House Lot #123, Sharpsburg
G-445 1791 To Jacob House Lot #5, Sharpsburg
H-601 1794 From Peter Conn Lot #175, Sharpsburg
I-330 1795 From William Widmyer Bill of Sale
L-128 1798 To Henry Shrader Lot #177, JerusalemTown
W-285 1810 To Peter Ham (Out?) Lot #1, Sharpsburg
Frederick County, Maryland, Survey Records
Tract Name Acreage Ref. No. Date Survey Done For
Fredericksburg 75 Acres HGO-1-564 Jul 6, 1792 Frederick Fox
Mt. Pleasant 23 Acres HGO-1-534 Jan 10, 1791 Thomas Van Swearing
Peter's Neglect 37 Acres THO-1-75 May 1, 1796 Adam Rowsann
Turkey Foot 6 Acres HGO-1-267 Mar 13, 1788 Henry Cullman
Original Source Material Related to Frederick Fox
1. Will of Frederick Fox - Will Book C, case #1444, Montgomery County, Ohio, December 10, 1833.
2. Catharine, the wife of Frederick Fox, was buried November 4, 1800. Frederick S. Weiser, ed., Maryland German Church Records Vol. 2, Zion Lutheran Church 1781-1826 (Manchester, Md.: Noodle-Doosey Press, 1987), 77. The Death Register of Zion Lutheran Church indicates "Catarin, wife of Friedrich Fuchs, bur. 4 Nov. 1800. Heb. 4:9."
3. 1790 Maryland federal census, Frederick County, Unknown Township, Page 66, Roll M637_3, Image 0491. Frederick Fox appears in the first census of the United States in 1790.
4. 1800 Maryland federal census, Frederick County, District No. 3, Page 123, Roll M32_10, Image 124. Frederick Fox is in the Maryland census for the last time.
5. 1809 Ohio state census, Warren County, Franklin Township, page 13.
6. 1810 Ohio federal census, Warren County, Franklin Township, page 28.
7. 1830 Ohio federal census, Warren County, Clear Creek township, Page 173, Roll M19_142, Image 340.
8. Tombstone of Frederick Fox at the Gebhart or St. John Cemetery, Miamisburg, Ohio.
9. Frederick Fox was an Elder in the Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown, Maryland. Weiser, Frederick S., Zion Lutheran Church 1781-1826, Maryland German Church Records 2:4.
10. Frederick Fox and Margaret Booker were the executors of the estate of Bartholomew Booker. See the will of Bartholomew Booker, Frederick County, Maryland, Register of Wills Records, GM-2-431, October 21, 1791.
12. Frederick Fox was a farmer. See Frederick County Land Records, WR-19-206, mortgage from Christian Benner to Frederick Fox, recorded April 11, 1799, Shaff's Purchase and Mount Sinai.
12. Frederick Fox signed the Patriot's Oath of Fidelity and support. See NGSQ Volume 6, #1, April 1917, Unpublished Revolutionary Records of Maryland, page 13, Patriot's Oaths of Fidelity and Support, 1778, Sharpsburgh Hundred. Washington County, MD, Patriot's Oath, March Court, 1778, Sharpsburgh Hundred, March 2, 1778, Christopher Cruss's Returns.
13. Frederick Fox served for a period in the Maryland Militia. See S. Eugene Clements and F. Edward Wright, The Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War (Silver Spring, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1987), 241. Maryland Historical Society Records for Washington County, Militia Lists of Daughters of Founders and Patriots.
14. Daughters Mary and Elizabeth Fox are mentioned in the will of Margaret Booker. See Frederick County, MD, Register of Wills Records, GM-3-126, will of Margaret Book (Booker).
15. Frederick Fox served as a drummer in the Lieutenant Colonel's Company of the 10th Regiment, Pennsylvania Continental Line, American Revolution, from April 22, 1777, until January 1, 1781. National Archives, card numbers 37404176, 4837, 37188278, and 39144421; National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 17th Report, Pierce's Register, #67913. Also see Pennsylvania Archives, Series 5, 3:487, 529, 533, and 572.
16. Maryland newspaper items related to Frederick Fox in Maryland. See Edward Wright, Western Maryland Newspaper Abstracts 1786-1798 (Silver Spring, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1985), 1:14.
Item 101. FTM Aug 28 1792/Margaret Booker, Frederick Fox, exec, to sell farm, late the prop of Bartholomew Booker, decd, 304 a., on road from Fred Town to Williams Port, and Hager's Town, about 3 miles above Middletown/
Item 466. EAM Aug 31 1797/Frederick Fox to petition the Assembly to confirm his title to 2 lots in Village of Boonsberry, formerly deeded by William and George Boone to Michael Booch.
Item 485. EAM Jan 11 1798/Letters remaining at P.O. Hagerstown: Frederick Fox
17. Ohio Wills and Estates to 1850: An Index, by Carol Willsey Bell, published by Carol Willsey Bell, C.G., 4801 Mockingbird Court, South, Columbus, Ohio 43229.
Fox, Frederick - W-1837 MT wbC p46; c1444 (MT = Montgomery)
Fox, Frederick - W-1849 WR wbB p301 (WR = Warren)
18. Book B, page 38. Deed dated 1811. Jacob Long to Frederick Fox. Sec 18, T 2, R 5S. Signed Jacob Long. Witness: W. C. Schenck, #2 ? (german script) rec 1812. p 465.
19. Common Pleas (Probate) Docket Book C-1, Term of August 1816. Case 239. Will of Benjamin Richards. Exec: Massy Richards & Benjamin Richards. Witness: Charles Hardy, Frederick Fox. Appr: Nicholas Horner, James Petticrew, William Brown, p. 98.
20. An Index of Wills and Administrations In Montgomery County, Ohio, Book I, 1803-1893, Transcribed by Lindsay M. Brien from the Probate Records of Montgomery County, Volume I, Chronological Index, Miami Valley Records, Vol. 2, Pt. 1, Typed by W. P. A. Workers, Dayton, O., Dayton Public Library, 1940 [0 00 60 3716119 4]. Doc AI Page 7 Fox Frederick Will Book Cl Page 46, Jan. 10, 1837 to Sept. 10, 1851.
21. Marriage Record - See Ohio D.A.R. Soldiers Rosters, 2 vol., 1:146.
22. Early Settlers of Montgomery County, Ohio, Genealogical Abstracts from Land Records, Tax Lists, and Biographical Sketches, Compiled and Edited by Shirley Keller Mikesell, Heritage Books, Inc.
23. Common Pleas (Probate) Docket Book C-1. Term of August 1816. Case 239. Will of Benjamin Richards. Exec: Massy Richards & Benjamin Richards. Witness: Charles Hardy, Frederick Fox. Appr: Nicholas Horner, James Petticrew, William Brown. p. 98.
Derivative Source Material Related to Frederick Fox
1. Early Settlers of Montgomery County, Ohio, Genealogical Abstracts from Land Records, Tax Lists, and Biographical Sketches, Compiled and Edited by Shirley Keller Mikesell, Heritage Books, Inc.
2. Daniel Gebhart Fox, The Fox Genealogy including the Metherd, Benner and Leiter Descendants. (n.p., 1914).
3. Older, Curtis L., The Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland. Westminster, Md: Family Line Publications, 1995.
4. Older, Curtis L., The Land Tracts of the Battlefield of South Mountain, Westminster, Md: Willow Bend Books, 1999.
5. Fredrick Fox was born on the ocean while his parents were immigrating to America. History of Vermillion County, Indiana, Biographical Sketches: page 491 indicates, under the biography of John L. Fox, a grandson of Frederick Fox, "The father of our subject was a native of Maryland, and a son of Frederick Fox, who was born on the ocean while his parents were immigrating to America." This statement supports the record of John Frederick Fox who came to the Port of Philadelphia in 1751 as being the John Fox who was the father of Frederick Fox.
Rosina (Rose or Rosannah) Fox, a daughter of Frederick Fox
Rosina (Rose or Rosannah) Fox was the only child of Frederick Fox who did not move from Maryland to western Ohio in late 1807 with the other members of the Fox family. Her descendants are not published in The Fox Genealogy by Daniel Gebhart Fox.
The History of the Descendants of John Hottel, Immigrant from Switzerland to America, begun by Reverend W. D. Huddle, B. S., and completed by his wife, Lulu May Huddle, Westerville, Ohio. Published by Shenandoah Publishing House Inc., Strasburg, Virginia, in 1930.
The top of pages 726 and 727 in the heading of the book is entitled, History of the Descendants of John Hottel:
3x-h Daniel Hottel, son of George, b. near Mt. Olive, Va., in the seventeen hundred and fifties, and m. twice and probably three times; first, Sept. 16, 1783, Eva Hiser, daug. of Henry. Second, m. May 20, 1804, Rosina Fox, dau. of Frederick, of O., formerly of Maryland, and widow of Christian Wolgemuth, who was a flour miller by vocation and resided at Toms Brook, Va. Rosina d. in 1841. Daniel inherited from his father 220 acres in Hampshire Co., but the tract upon which he spent his life he bought of his brother Henry. It lay on the Shenandoah River near the mouth of Pughs Run, three miles northeast of Woodstock, the seat of Shenandoah county.
2409x-e Christina Hottel, b. May 27, 1805
2409x-f Sarah Hottel, b. Feb. 6, 1807
2409x-g Lydia Hottel, b. 1809
William Ernest Fox also provides the following from Shenandoah County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds 1750-1850, the LDS Family History Center, and from Daniel G. Fox, The Fox Genealogy.
Rosina was born 9 Sept 1775 in Maryland and died in 1841. She was a daughter of Frederick Fox and Catherine Booker of Fox's Gap in Maryland. She married Christian Wolgemuth before 1804. Christian and Rosina (Fox) Wolgemuth were the parents of: (MBD- Marriage Bond Date)
1. Jacob Wolgemuth MBD 1. 18 Oct 1818, to Mary C. Coffman; 2. 31 July 1832, MBD Mary Shaver
2. Elizabeth Wolgemuth 30 May 1793, 14 July 1853, Va, MBD 6 Jun 1815, Shenandoah Co Va to Jonathan Zirkle
3. Catherine Wolgemuth, 1798, MBD 22 Apr 1814, Shenandoah Co Va to Samuel Gochenour
Rosina (or Rosannah) Fox, a widow of Christian Wolgemuth, next married Daniel Hottel (Huddle). Daniel Hottel was born in 1756 at Mt. Olive, Shenandoah Co Va. Daniel Hottel died 1811-1814 in Shenandoah Co Va. They married 20 May 1804, (MBD) 19 May 1804. The first wife of Daniel Hottel was Eve Hiser. Daniel's father was George Hottel and his mother was Elizabeth. Daniel and Rosina (Fox) Hottel were the parents of:
1. Christina Hottel 27 May 1805, Woodstock, Shenandoah, Va., 21 Dec 1883, MBD 11 Apr 1823, Shenandoah Co., Va., to Jacob Haun
2. Sarah Hottel 6 Feb 1807, Woodstock, Shenandoah, Va., 23 Nov 1875, 20 MBD 1824, to William Spigle (Speigle)
3. Lydia Hottel 6 Aug 1809, Woodstock, Shenandoah, Va., 7 Mar 1885, MBD 17 Jan 1826, Shenandoah Co., Va., to Joseph Borden
Letter from Jacob Reel of Sharpsburg
to Frederick and Michael Fox of Ohio
A copy of the following letter from Jacob Reel of Sharpsburg to Michael and Frederick Fox about the death of their mother Christiana was obtained from Robert H. Fox of Cincinnati, Ohio:
Received and forwarded from Lebanon. Warren Co. Ohio Sept. 8, 1812. Addressed to Msrs. Fredric & Michael Fox, Franklin Township Warren Co. Ohio.
Sharpsburg Aug 9 1812.
Dear. Brothers and Sisters by these few lines we let you know that we are in considerable good stte of health at the present time. Thanks be to God for all his blessings. But we inform you that our aged Mother departed this life the 6th of Aug after a sickness of four weeks and was decently burried on the 7th and hope she is now at her rest. We had a physician who attended her regular. She did not complain of very severe pains in the time of her sickness. We suppose on account of her much sleeping. Mr. Widmeyer and wife were down to see her in time of her sickness and gave advice in some cases it seemed to give her some relief but according to the decree of God "dust thou art to dust return" stands good against all of the human family to which period we all hasten as fast as the wheels of time can carry us and may it please the Great Author our being to grant and give us all that true wisdom from above that we may consider our in most soul to meet the great Redeemer of Mankind who is the great Judge of quick and dead therefore let us all seriously and with good earnest consider the great importence of these things to our souls salvation. So we conclude by remembering our love and esteem for you all Yours Truly. Jacob Reel.
Jacob Reel died in 1844 in Sharpsburg. His Will is found in ?, pages 547-552, in Washington County Records. He mentions Christiana Fox twice in his Will, both times in reference to the 1/2 of Lot #6 in Sharpsburg which he purchased from her. He gives his wife's name in the Will as Elizabeth. On an 1877 Map of Sharpsburg, 1/2 of Lot #6 was owned by a D. Reel. Although this property was left by Jacob Reel to his daughter, ? ? , it could have come into the hands of one of his sons, David Reel.
"Item. To my daughter Nancy Michael, Wife of Adam Michael, I give and devise the half lot and premises in the town of Sharpsburg Washington County Maryland adjoining Crise and Beard and which was purchased of Christina Fox etc."
"To my beloved Wife Elizabeth I give, bequeath and devise for and during her natural life the following property viz. half a lot of ground in the town of Sharpsburg Washington County Maryland adjoining Crise and Beard which was purchased of Christian Fox, also the house and lot on which I now live situate in the said town of Sharpsburg and which I purchased from Jacob Houser etc."
The tombstones of Frederick Fox and his second wife, Susannah, are in the Gebhart Church Yard Cemetery in Miamisburg, Ohio. Also in the Gebhart Church Yard Cemetery are tombstones for George Fox, Daniel Booker Fox, Elizabeth Fox Liter, Christena Fox Mettert, Mary Magdalene Fox Benner, and their spouses. Several of these tombstones indicate the individual was born in Frederick County, Maryland. There can be no doubt the Fox family that lived at Fox's Gap in Maryland was the same one that moved to the Miamisburg, Ohio, area in late 1807.