28. Documentation for John L. Fox
(18 October 1818 to 06 January 1899)
father of Daniel Alexander Fox
(13 January 1860 to 29 July 1932)



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John L. Fox was born 18 October 1818 near Miamisburg, Ohio.
(1) He was the son of George Fox and Elizabeth Ann Link.(2)

John L. Fox married Susannah Hiligass on 11 November 1845 in Miami Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, by the Reverend George Long.
(3) Susannah Hiligass was the daughter of Michael Hillegas Junior and Anna Yeakel. She was born 30 November 1819 in Montgomery County, Ohio.(4)

John L. Fox and Susannah Hiligass were the parents of seven children: Anna Elizabeth, Mary Susannah, Catherine Florence, Martha Jane, Margaret Persilla, John Adam, and Daniel Alexander Fox. All of the children were born in Ohio except Daniel, who was born in Vermillion County, Indiana.
(5)

Susannah Hiligass Fox died 11 August 1894 in Gessie, Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.
(6) John L. Fox died 06 January 1899 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois.(7) Both Susannah (Hiligass) Fox and John L. Fox are buried in Hopewell Cemetery west of Covington, Indiana.(8)
The will of John L. Fox lists the following children: Margaret Ricketts, John A. Fox, Anna E. Goff, Mary Burnett, and Daniel A. Fox.
(9) Martha Jane Fox was not mentioned in the will of her father, John L. Fox. She was listed as deceased on page 94 of The Fox Genealogy, which was compiled between 1911 and 1914 by Daniel Gebhart Fox. Martha Jane apparently died before the 1869 United States Census since she does not appear in that record.

Catherine Florence Fox is not mentioned in the will of her father, John L. Fox, and it is not known when she died, but she is not listed in the 1860 census. Catherine Florence Fox married John Kiley Wilenmeyer and she is listed as married on page 94 of
The Fox Genealogy. Daniel Gebhart Fox, the author of The Fox Genealogy, did not update any births, deaths, or marriages after 1914, when he first presented the book for publication.

John L. Fox is listed under the 1850 United States Census of Ohio for Miami Township, Montgomery County, as age 32; value of real estate = $2,500. Also listed with him are Susannah age 30, Ann age 2, and Mary Fox age 8 months. All are listed as born in Ohio.
(10) John L. Fox and family moved to Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, about 1857.

John L. Fox appears in the 1860 United States Census for Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana. His real estate was valued at $6,560 and his personal property was valued at $1,500. Also listed in the household is: Susannah Fox, age 40, born in Ohio; Ann E. Fox, age 12, born in Ohio; Mary S. Fox, age 10, born in Ohio; Catherine F. Fox, age 8, born in Ohio; Margaret P. Fox, age 6, born in Ohio; John A. Fox, age 3, born in Ohio; Daniel A. Fox, age 5/12, born in Indiana; and Allen Rager, age 45, a laborer, who was born in Indiana.
(11)

John L. Fox is listed under the 1870 U. S. Census for Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, Post Office - Perrysville, enumerated 21 June 1870 by A. J. Adams, pages 14 and 15, dwelling number 94, family number 94. John L. Fox is listed as age 53, real estate value = $6,780 and personal estate value = $1,400. Susannah is listed as age 50.
(12)

John L. Fox is listed in the 1880 United States Census for Indiana, Highland Township, Vermillion County, dwelling 16, family 16, age 60, a farmer, living with Susannah Fox and Daniel Fox.
(13)

For a biographical sketch of John L. Fox, see
Biographical and historical record of Vermillion County, Indiana, page 491. The article indicates John L. Fox owned 331 acres of choice land at one time in Highland Township. He was farming 186 acres at the time the book was published in 1888.(14) Also see The Peoples' Guide, a business political and religious directory of Vermillion County, Indiana, by Cline and McHaffie, 1874. A listing includes John L. Fox, farmer, 1 1/4 miles north east of Gessie, born in OH, 1818, settled in Vermillion Co., IN, 1858.(15)

Children (
Fox):

i. Anna Elizabeth, born 25 February 1848 in Miamisburg, Montgomery
County, Ohio
ii. Mary Susannah, born January 1850 in Ohio
iii. Catherine Florence, born in 1852 in Ohio
iv. Martha Jane born in Ohio (deceased by 1914)
v. Margaret Persilla, born in 1854 in Warren County, Ohio
vi. John Adam, born in July 1857 in Warren County, Ohio
vii. Daniel Alexander, born 13 January 1860 in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana


ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
JOHN L. FOX and his son DANIEL ALEXANDER FOX


1) John L. Fox married Susannah Hillegas, daughter of Michael Hillegas Junior and his wife, Anna Yeakel. Ohio County Marriages, 1774-1993, Michael Hillegoss – father, Susannah Hillegoss – bride, John L. Fox – groom. Film Number 001030835, the marriage record includes the notation, "her father Michael Hillegass." Date appears to be 1st November 1845.

2) The parents of Susannah Hillegas were Michael Hillegas and Anna Yeakel Hillegas. The tombstones for the parents of Susannah Hillegas are at the St. John, or Gebhart Cemetery, Miamisburg, Ohio. For the parents of Susannah Hillegas, see Samuel Kriebel Brecht, editor, The Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families: Seekers of Religious Liberty Who Fled from Silesia to Saxony and thence to Pennsylvania in the Years 1731 to 1737. (Pennsburg, Pa.: Rand McNally & Company, 1923), page 475, [38-35] Anna Yeakel.

3) John L. Fox married Susannah Hillegas on 11 November 1845 in Miami Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, by Reverend George Long. The Fox Genealogy. 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 Daniel Gebhart Fox, 1914. (n.p) 1924. 1 p. 1., (5)-172 p. 20 com. 37-9439 CS71.F79 1924 Library of Congress, page 94, Sketch of John L. Fox.

4) John L. Fox and Susannah Hilligass marriage record, source #492.000, Yates Publications.

5) John L. Fox married Susannah Hillegas. John L. Fox obituary, The Hoosier State newspaper, Newport, Indiana, Wednesday 11 January 1899, page 1, column 3.

6) Tombstone of "Susannah Hilligass wife of John L. Fox", Hopewell Cemetery west of Covington, Indiana. Date of death is given as 11 August 1894. The tombstone indicates she was 74 years, 8 months, 11 days old.

7) Tombstone for John L. Fox, Hopewell Cemetery west of Covington Indiana. The tombstone states, "John L. Fox, died January 6, 1899, aged 80 years, 2 months, 28 days".

8) Daniel Alexander Fox is listed as a son of John L. Fox in The Fox Genealogy, page 94, Sketch of John L. Fox.

9) Daniel Alexander Fox was a son of John L. Fox. John L. Fox obituary, The Hoosier State newspaper, Newport, Indiana, Wednesday 11 January 1899, page 1, column 3. Lists Daniel as born after John L. and Susannah Fox moved to Vermillion County, Indiana.

10) The tombstone for Daniel Alexander Fox and his wife, Elizabeth Jane Ricketts Fox, is adjacent the tombstone for his parents, John L. Fox and Susannah Hilligass at the Hopewell Cemetery in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, west of Covington, Indiana.

11) Will of John L. Fox, Court House, Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, pages 520 and 521. The will names Daniel A. Fox as an heir along with four others identified as sons or daughters.

12) Estate Papers of George Fox, Warren County Genealogical Society, 300 East Silver Street, Lebanon, Ohio 45036, includes a receipt in the amount of $50 signed by Susannah Fox for John L. Fox.

13) 1850 United States census for Ohio, Montgomery County, Miami Township, enumerated by J. Hokidry on 04 August 1850 dwelling number 473, family number 473. Lists John Fox age 32, Susannah Fox age 30, Ann Fox age 2 and Mary Fox age 8.

14) 1860 United States census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office - Perrysville, enumerated by A. J. Adams on 30 June 1860 dwelling number 76, family number 76. Lists John L. Fox age 41, Susannah Fox age 40 and Daniel A. Fox age 5/12 as well as other children.

15) 1870 United States census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office - Perrysville, enumerated by A. J. Adams on 21 June 1870, dwelling number 94, family number 94, pages 14 and 15. Lists John L. Fox age 53, Susannah Fox age 50, and Daniel Fox age 10 as well as other children.

16) 1880 United States census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, enumerated June 8, by Joshua Lewis, dwelling number 16, family number 16. Lists John L. Fox, Susannah Fox, and Daniel Fox, age 20.

17) Indiana State Board of Health Certificate of Death, Daniel E. Fox, date of death 29 July 1932, Highland Township, Vermillion County. Name of wife Elizabeth Fox. Date of birth 13 January 1862. Informant William Fox. Age 70 years 6 months 16 days. Evidence supports Daniel Alexander Fox's year of birth as 1860. William Fox gave the wrong year for his father's date of birth.

18) The Peoples’ Guide, a business political and religious directory of Vermillion County, Indiana, by Cline and McHaffie, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Printing and Publishing House 1874, page 310. Lists John L. Fox as born in Ohio in 1818 and settled in Vermillion County, Indiana, in 1858.

19) History of Vermillion County, Indiana, Biographical and Historical Record of Vermillion County, Indiana, Lewis Publishing Company, 1888, Chicago, page 491, Sketch of John L. Fox. The children of John L. Fox and his wife, Susannah Hilligass, are listed in this article. Daniel is listed and it is stated he was born in 1860 in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana. The article indicates John L. Fox owned 331 acres of choice land at one time in Highland Township. He was farming 186 acres at the time the book was published in 1888.


REFERENCES


1. 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 Daniel Gebhart Fox, 1914. (n.p) 1924. 1 p. 1., (5)-172 p. 20 com. 37-9439 CS71.F79 1924 Library of Congress, page 94; Tombstone of John L. Fox, Hopewell Cemetery west of Covington, Indiana. Date of death is given as 06 January 1899. The tombstone indicates he was 80 years, 2 months, 28 days old. Tombstone photograph taken by Curtis L. Older; 1850 United States census for Ohio, Montgomery County, Miami Township, enumerated by J. Hokidry on 04 August 1850 dwelling number 473, family number 473. Lists John Fox age 32, Susannah Fox age 30, Ann Fox age 2 and Mary Fox age 8.

2. Estate Papers of George Fox, Warren County Genealogical Society, 300 East Silver Street, Lebanon, Ohio 45036, includes a receipt in the amount of $50 signed by Susannah Fox for John L. Fox; The Fox Genealogy by D. G. Fox, p. 94.

3. Ohio County Marriages, 1774-1993, Michael Hillegoss – father, Susannah Hillegoss – bride, John L. Fox – groom. Film Number 001030835, the marriage record includes the notation, "her father Michael Hillegass." Date appears to be 1st November 1845; The Fox Genealogy by D. G. Fox, p. 94, Sketch of John L. Fox, John L. Fox and Susannah Hiligass, married 11 November 1845 in Miami Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, by Reverend George Long; Susannah Hiligass and John L. Fox marriage record, source #492.000, Yates Publications; John L. Fox obituary, The Hoosier State newspaper, Newport, Indiana, Wednesday 11 January 1899, page 1, column 3.

4. The Fox Genealogy by D. G. Fox, p. 94; tombstone of Susannah Hiligass, Hopewell Cemetery west of Covington Indiana. The tombstone states, "Susannah Hiligass, wife of John L. Fox, died August 11, 1894, 74 years, 2 months, 11 days"; Samuel Kriebel Brecht, editor, The Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families: Seekers of Religious Liberty Who Fled from Silesia to Saxony and thence to Pennsylvania in the Years 1731 to 1737. (Pennsburg, Pa.: Rand McNally & Company, 1923), page 475, [38-35] Anna Yeakel; Michael Hillegas Junior received $253.33 as a distribution to the heirs of Jeremiah Yeakel. Money distributed by the estate of Jeremiah Yeakel was paid to the husbands of the married daughters of Jeremiah Yeakel. Jeremiah Yeakel Estate Papers, File Number 211-325, Case 243, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, 1818.

5. The Fox Genealogy by D. G. Fox, p. 94; U. S. Census for Ohio, 1850, Montgomery County, Miami Township, enumerated by J. Hokidry on August 4, 1850, dwelling number 473, family number 473; U. S. Census for Indiana, 1860, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office - Perrysville, enumerated by A. J. Adams on June 30, 1860, dwelling number 76, family number 76; U. S. Census for Indiana, 1870, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office - Perrysville, enumerated by A. J. Adams on June 21, 1870, dwelling number 94, family number 94, pages 14 and 15; U. S. Census for Indiana, 1880, Vermillion County, Highland Township, enumerated June 8, by Joshua Lewis, dwelling number 16, family number 16; will of John L. Fox, Court House, Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, pages 520 and 521; John L. Fox obituary, The Hoosier State newspaper, Newport, Indiana, Wednesday 11 January 1899, page 1, column 3; History of Vermillion County, Indiana, Biographical and Historical Record of Vermillion County, Indiana, Lewis Publishing Company, 1888, Chicago, page 491, Sketch of John L. Fox. The children of John L. Fox and his wife, Susannah Hilligass, are listed in this article. Daniel is listed and it is stated he was born in 1860 in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.

6. Tombstone of Susannah Hiligass, Hopewell Cemetery west of Covington Indiana. The tombstone states, "Susannah Hiligass, wife of John L. Fox, died August 11, 1894, 74 years, 2 months, 11 days."

7. Tombstone of John L. Fox, Hopewell Cemetery west of Covington, Indiana. Date of death is given as January 6, 1899. The tombstone indicates he was "80 years, 2 months, 28 days old"; John L. Fox obituary, The Hoosier State newspaper, Newport, Indiana, Wednesday 11 January 1899, page 1, column 3

8. Tombstones of John L. Fox and Susannah Hiligass at Hopewell Cemetery west of Covington, Indiana. The tombstone for Daniel Alexander Fox and his wife, Elizabeth Jane Ricketts Fox, is adjacent the tombstone for his parents.

9. Will of John L. Fox, Court House, Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, pages 520 and 521.

10. 1850 United States census for Ohio, Miami Township, Montgomery County, enumerated 04 August 1850 by J. Hokidry, Dwelling 473, Family 473, John L. Fox, age 41, John Fox, age 32, farmer, real estate value = $2,500, born in Ohio; Susannah Fox, age 30, female, born in Ohio, Ann Fox, age 2, female, born in Ohio, Mary Fox, age 8 months, born in Ohio.

11. 1860 United States Census for Indiana, Highland Township, Vermillion County, enumerated by A. J. Adams on 30 June 1860, Dwelling 76, Family 76, John L. Fox, age 41, farmer, real estate value = $6,560, personal property value = $1,500, born in Ohio; Susannah Fox, age 40, born in Ohio; Ann E. Fox, age 12, born in Ohio; Mary S. Fox, age 10, born in Ohio; Catherine F. Fox, age 8, born in Ohio; Margaret P. Fox, age 6, born in Ohio; John A. Fox, age 3, born in Ohio; Daniel A. Fox, age 5/12, born in Indiana.

12. 1870 United States census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office - Perrysville, enumerated 21 June 1870 by A. J. Adams, pages 14 and 15, Dwelling number 94, Family number 94, John L. Fox, age 53, male, white, farmer, real estate value = $6,780, personal estate vale = $1,400, born in Ohio, citizen of the U. S.; Susannah Fox, age 50, female, white, at home, born in Ohio; Anna Fox, age 22, female, white, at home, born in Ohio; Mary Fox, age 20, female, white, at home, born in Ohio; Catherine Fox, age 18, female, white, at home, born in Ohio, attended school within the year; Margaret Fox, age 14, female, white, at home, born in Ohio, attended school within the year; John Fox, age 13, male, white, at home, born in Ohio, attended school within the year; Daniel Fox, age 10, male, white, at home, born in Indiana, attended school within the year.

13. 1880 United States census for Indiana, Highland Township, Vermillion County, enumerated 08 June 1880 by Joshua Lewis, Dwelling number 16, Family number 16, John L. Fox, age 60; Susannah Fox, age 59; Daniel Fox, age 20.

14. See Biographical and historical record of Vermillion County, Indiana. Published: Chicago: The Lewis publishing company, 1888. Under Biographical Sketches, page 491, there appears a sketch of John L. Fox. The biographical sketch indicates he owned 331 acres of choice land at one time in Highland Township. He was farming 186 acres at the time the book was published in 1888.

15. The Peoples' Guide, a business political and religious directory of Vermillion County, Indiana, by Cline and McHaffie, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Printing and Publishing House 1874: page 310, John L. Fox, farmer, 1 1/4 miles north east of Gessie, born in OH, 1818, settled in Vermillion Co., IN, 1858.


APPENDIX A

Brothers and Sisters of John L. Fox
as Listed in The Fox Genealogy by D. G. Fox


Adam Fox was born Oct. 1, 1808, and died May 1, 1881, in Ohio. He married Elizabeth F. Heiss.

Frederick L. Fox was born Feb. 28, 1810, in Montgomery Co., Ohio, and died Nov. 20, 1851. He is buried at the St. John or Gebhart Church Cemetery in Miamisburg, Warren Co., Ohio. He married Anna Maria Zehring on Mar. 28, 1833.

Daniel L. Fox was born Aug. 17, 1811 and died Sep. 8, 1889. He married Rosannah Christman on Sep. 12, 1833.

Catharine Fox (Mrs. John Fox) was born May 6, 1813 and died Sep. 19, 1841. She married John Fox on Sep. 20, 1832.

George L. Fox was born Sep. 12, 1816 and died Apr. 17, 1893. He married Susannah Manning on Dec. 27, 1842.

Alexander Fox was born Sep. 21, 1820 and died Sep. 15, 1900. He married Anna Eagle on Apr. 9, 1845.

Susanna Jane Fox was born Nov. 17, 1824 and died Nov. 17, 1824.

Elizabeth Fox was born Oct. 1, 1830 and died Oct. 23, 1868. She married Peter Eagle on Nov. 11, 1854.

Mary L. Fox was born Oct. 1, 1830 and died Oct. 5, 1850.