Lydia Fox

31 December 1714–25 January 1772 (Age 57)
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Fox was born on 31 December 1714, in Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, John Fox, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Bailey, was 22. She married Joseph Ware on 8 April 1742. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States in 1714. She died on 25 January 1772, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 57.

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Joseph Ware
Lydia Fox
Marriage: 8 April 1742
Mary Ware
Elizabeth Ware
Joseph Ware
Daniel Ware
Hannah Ware
Elias Ware
Elizur Ware

Spouse and Children

8 April 1742


    Mary Ware


    Elizabeth Ware





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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)

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

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