Joseph Andrew Fox

9 April 1841–18 May 1923 (Age 82)
Williamson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Joseph Andrew

When Joseph Andrew Fox was born on 9 April 1841, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Hugh Alexander Fox, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Wakefield, was 18. He married Ollie Louisa Gray on 30 October 1865, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 1, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 1, Maury, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died on 18 May 1923, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Greenbrier, Williamson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Andrew Fox
Ollie Louisa Gray
Marriage: 30 October 1865
William T H A Fox
Joseph R Fox
Magdalene " Malittia" Fox
John Wesley Fox

Spouse and Children

30 October 1865
Maury, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 5

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the animal, Middle English, Old English fox. It may have denoted a cunning individual or been given to someone with red hair or for some other anecdotal reason. This relatively common and readily understood surname seems to have absorbed some early examples of less transparent surnames derived from the Germanic personal names mentioned at Faulks and Foulks .2 Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an tSionnaigh ‘son of the fox’ ( see Tinney ).3 Jewish (American): translation of the Ashkenazic Jewish surname Fuchs .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joe A Fox, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joe A Fox, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph A Fox, "United States Census, 1900"

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