Joseph Andrew Fox

Male9 April 1841–18 May 1923

Brief Life History 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 Helen Wakefield, was 18. He married Ollie Elizabeth Gray on 2 November 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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Joseph Andrew Fox
Ollie Elizabeth Gray
Marriage: 2 November 1865
William Thomas H A Fox
Joseph R Fox
Magdalene " Malittia" Fox
John Wesley Fox

Sources (18)

  • Joe A Fox, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph A Fox, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Joseph A Fox, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 November 1865Maury, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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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

    English: nickname from a word denoting the animal (Middle English, Old English fox), widely used to denote a sly or cunning individual. It was also used for someone with red hair. In England this surname absorbed some early examples of surnames derived from the ancient Germanic personal names mentioned at Faulks and Foulks .

    Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an tSionnaigh ‘son of the fox’ (see Tinney ).

    Irish: also adopted for Ó Catharnaigh, see Kearney .

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

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