29. Documentation for Susannah Hilligass
(30 Nov 1819 to 11 Aug 1894)
mother of Daniel Alexander Fox
(13 Jan 1860 to 29 Jul 1932)



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Son -


Name:

Jacob Hilligass

City:

Perry township

State:

IN

Year:

1890



Susannah Hilligass was born November 30, 1819, in Montgomery County, Ohio.
(1) Susannah Hilligass was the daughter of Michael Hilligass and Anna Yeakel(Weikel).(2) Susannah Hilligass married John L. Fox on November 11, 1845, in Miami Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, by the Reverend George Long.(3) John L. Fox was born October 18, 1818, near Miamisburg, Ohio.(4) He was the son of George Fox and Elizabeth Ann Link.(5)

John L. Fox and Susannah Hilligass 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.(6)

Susannah Hilligass Fox died August 11, 1894, in Gessie, Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.(7) John L. Fox died January 6, 1899, probably in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.(8) Both Susannah (Hilligass) Fox and John L. Fox are buried in Hopewell Cemetery west of Covington, Indiana.(9) The will of John L. Fox lists the following children: Margaret Ricketts, John A. Fox, Anna E. Goff, Mary Burnett, and Daniel A. Fox.(10)

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.
(11) John L. Fox and family moved to Vermillion County, Indiana about 1857.(12)

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.
(13)

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 Fox is listed as age 50.
(14)

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.
(15).

For a Biographical Sketch of John L. Fox, see
History of Vermillion County, Indiana, Biographical Sketches: 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.(16) 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.(17)

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

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

REFERENCES

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

2. 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; Tombstones for Michael Hilligass and Anna, wife of Michael Hilligass are at the St. John, or Gebhart Cemetery, Miamisburg, Ohio.

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

4. The Fox Genealogy by D. G. Fox, p. 94; 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."

5. The Fox Genealogy by D. G. Fox, p. 94; 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.

6. The Fox Genealogy by D. G. Fox, p. 94-96; will of John L. Fox, Court House, Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana, pages 520 and 521; 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.

7. Tombstone Susannah Hilligass.

8. Tombstones of John L. Fox.

9. Tombstones of John L. Fox and Susannah Hilligass at Hopewell Cemetery west of Covington, Indiana.

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

11. 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.

12. The Fox Genealogy by D. G. Fox, p. 94.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. History of Vermillion County, Indiana, 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.

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


Name: Michael Hildegos

Township: Not Stated
County:
Montgomery
State:
  Ohio
Roll:
  414

Page:   307