Gilbert Fox

24 November 1792–10 August 1864 (Age 71)
Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Gilbert

When Gilbert Fox was born on 24 November 1792, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joel Fox, was 38 and his mother, Mercy Gilbert, was 28. He married Sarah Ann Sperry on 25 November 1816, in Bloomfield, Richmond, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 10 August 1864, in Savanna, Carroll, Illinois, United States, at the age of 71.

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Gilbert Fox
Sarah Ann Sperry
Marriage: 25 November 1816
Calvin Portias Fox
Mercy or Mary Fox
Philomelia Fox
Benjamin Franklin Fox
Sarah A. Fox
Andrew Jackson Fox
Cordelia Fox
Sally Fox
Charles Wesley Fox
Apphia Anna Fox
Richard Marion Fox

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
Age 2
The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1802 · Brass is Discovered
Age 10
"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
Age 20
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

(1997: 58103;2007: 114719; 2010: 152334)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 ).

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

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Sources (5)

  • Gilbert Fox, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Gilbert Fox, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Gilbert Fox, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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