Matthew/Matheus Myers Fox

1814–1884 (Age 69)
German Flatts, Herkimer, New York, United States

The Life of Matthew/Matheus Myers

When Matthew/Matheus Myers Fox was born on 3 October 1814, in German Flatts, Herkimer, New York, United States, his father, Daniel Clinton Fox, was 36 and his mother, Elisabetha Lambmann, was 50. He married Eliza Cone on 3 August 1843. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Butler, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Michigan, United States in 1870. In 1884, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 26 June 1884, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Matthew/Matheus Myers Fox
Eliza Cone
Marriage: 3 August 1843
Frederick Myers Fox
Francis Marion Fox
Edward Asher Fox
Mary Eliza Fox

Spouse & Children

3 August 1843


  • Frederick Myers Fox


  • Francis Marion Fox


  • Edward Asher Fox


  • Mary Eliza Fox


Parents & Siblings



  • Nancy Fox


  • Male1796–1851Male

  • Volkert Fox


  • Elizabeth Fox


  • Male1803–Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 13

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
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)

  • M Fox, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Matthew M Fox, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Matthew M Fox, "United States Census, 1870"

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