John Fox

The Life Summary of John

John Fox married Elizabeth about 1772, in Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Madison Township, Fairfield, Ohio, United States in 1840.

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Family Time Line

John Fox
Elizabeth
1750–
Marriage: about 1772
Jane Fox
1778–
John Fox
1780–
Andrew Fox
1782–1859
Peter Fox
1787–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1772Pennsylvania, British Colonial America
  • Children

    (4)

    World Events (8)

    1776
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1783 · A Free America
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Faulks
    Foulks
    Tinney
    Fuchs
    Volk
    Fuchs
    Fuchs
    Foxman
    Foxx
    Kearney
    Sankey
    Shinnick

    Sources (2)

    • John Fox in entry for Jane Fox, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
    • John Fox in entry for Jane Fox, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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