Phillip Fox

1814–1883 (Age 69)
Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life of Phillip

When Phillip Fox was born on 3 May 1814, in Wayne, Indiana, United States, his father, Johannes Fox, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Groshen, was 23. He married Mary Susan Catherine Jane Rector on 11 March 1841, in Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Pipe Creek Township, Madison, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 December 1883, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Prewett Cemetery, Frankton, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phillip Fox
Mary Susan Catherine Jane Rector
Marriage: 11 March 1841
Andrew Jackson Fox
John Fox
Jacob Fox
William Miles Fox
Clarinda Jane Fox
Elizabeth Ann Fox
Nancy Ellen Fox
Mary Frances Fox
Amanda Louisa Fox
George Fox
Marcus Monroe Fox
Thomas Asberry Fox

Spouse & Children

11 March 1841
Wayne, Indiana, United States


  • Andrew Jackson Fox


  • John Fox


  • Jacob Fox


  • Male1850–1930Male

  • Clarinda Jane Fox


+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1781–1858Male

  • Elizabeth Groshen




World Events (8)


Age 2

Indiana is the 19th state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

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 22

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Philip Fox, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Phipp Fox, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Philip Fox, "United States Census, 1880"

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