Marinda Fox

30 April 1816–about 1888 (Age 71)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Marinda

When Marinda Fox was born on 30 April 1816, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Benjamin Fox, was 36 and her mother, Fox, was 31. She married Wiley Wellington Watkins in 1835, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died about 1888, in Laurel, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Laurel, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wiley Wellington Watkins
Marinda Fox
Marriage: 1835
Martha Jane Watkins
Susan Watkins
Ethel Watkins
Addison Franklin Watkins
Marshall Fountain Watkins
Beverly Luke Watkins

Spouse and Children

    Wiley Wellington Watkins



Kentucky, United States


    Martha Jane Watkins


    Susan Watkins


    Ethel Watkins


    Addison Franklin Watkins


    Marshall Fountain Watkins


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Fox






World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 2

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 20

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marinda Watkins in household of W W Watkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Marinda Fox in entry for Richard Leighton Ewell, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • Miranda Fox in entry for Richard R Ewell, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1962"

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