28. Documentation for John L. Fox
(18 Oct 1818 to 06 Jan 1899)
father of Daniel Alexander Fox
(13 Jan 1860 to 29 Jul 1932)



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

John L. Fox married
Susannah Hiligass on November 11, 1845, in Miami Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, by the Reverend George Long.(3) Susannah Hiligass was the daughter of Michael Hiligass and Anna Yeakel(Weikel). She was born November 30, 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 August 11, 1894, in Gessie, Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.(
6) John L. Fox died January 6, 1899, probably in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.(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 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. Catherine Florence is not mentioned in the will of her father, John L. Fox, and it is not known when she died. 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 U. S. Census of Ohio, 1850, 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 Vermillion County, Indiana about 1857.

John L. Fox appears in the U. S. Census of Indiana, 1860, 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 U. S. Census of Indiana, 1870, Highland Township, Vermillion County, Post Office - Perrysville, enumerated June 21, 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 U. S. Census of Indiana, 1880, 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 February 25, 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 January 13, 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) Will of John L. Fox, Court House, Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, pages 520 and 521. Names Daniel A. Fox as a beneficiary.

2) 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.

3) U. S. Census for Ohio, 1850, Montgomery County, Miami Township, enumerated by J. Hokidry on August 4, 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.

4) 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. Lists John L. Fox age 41, Susannah Fox age 40 and Daniel A. Fox age 5/12 as well as other children.

5) 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. Lists John L. Fox age 53, Susannah Fox age 50, and Daniel Fox age 10 as well as other children.

6) U. S. Census for Indiana, 1880, 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.

7) John L. Fox and Daniel Alexander Fox are buried in adjacent cemetery plots at Hopewell Cemetery west of Covington, Indiana.

8)
John L. Fox and Susannah Hiligass, married November 11, 1845, in Miami Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, by Reverend George Long; Susannah Hiligass and John L. Fox marriage record, source #492.000, Yates Publications.

9)
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."

10)
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. Information included in The Fox Genealogy was collected about 1914 and was done at the time when Fox family members would have had first hand information about John L. Fox and his son Daniel Alexander Fox. See Sketch of John L. Fox.

11) 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.

12) Biographical Sketch of John L. Fox on page 491 of History of 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.

13) 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.

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 January 6, 1899. The tombstone indicates he was 80 years, 2 months, 28 days old. Tombstone photograph taken by Curtis L. Older.

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. The Fox Genealogy by D. G. Fox, p. 94; John L. Fox and Susannah Hiligass, married November 11, 1845, in Miami Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, by Reverend George Long; Susannah Hiligass and John L. Fox marriage record, source #492.000, Yates Publications.

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."

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.

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".

8. Tombstones of John L. Fox and Susannah Hiligass at Hopewell Cemetery west of Covington, Indiana.

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

10. U. S. Census for Ohio, 1850, Miami Township, Montgomery County, enumerated August 4, 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. U. S. Census for Indiana, 1860, Highland Township, Vermillion County, enumerated by A. J. Adams on June 30, 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. U. S. Census for Indiana, 1870, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office - Perrysville, enumerated June 21, 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. U. S. Census for Indiana, 1880, Highland Township, Vermillion County, enumerated June 8, 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.

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.