Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Enoch Fox 1803-1872


Dan's 4th great grandparents, Maternal Line

Enoch Fox
Henry  & Mary (Richards) Fox
son of
Born  June 21, 1803
Died November 10, 1872
Married
Christina Sechler
daughter of
Born August 10 1805
Died Dec. 3, 1864

Children:
Unknown
Unknown
John J. Fox 1828  - 1897 m. Mary Forsyth, Margaret Jury

Enoch Fox was born near Danville Montour county Pennsylvania. He was a shoemaker by trade which he followed for several years in connection with farming. In 1832 he was employed by William Boyd as a coal operator near Girardville Schuylkill county Pennsylvania. In 1841 he came to Columbia county locating near Unityville near the Lycoming line and thereafter was a farmer. He served in several township offices and was an active and enthusiastic Democrat. His family consisted of four children. 
-History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania ... edited by John Franklin Meginness

1803- Enoch Fox Born
June 21 1803
Calculated from death date and age on tombstone

1805  Christina Sechler Born
August 10 1805
Birthday calculated from tombstone.
maiden name is from the history of Lycoming county, about her son John J.Fox.

1828 - Son John J. Fox Born
April 22 1898 - calculated from tombstone

Birth: unknown
Death: Aug. 6, 1897
69y 3m 15d
He was the son of Enoch Fox and Christiana Sethler Fox - his first wife was Mary Forsythe and his second wife was Margaret Elizabeth Jury (Kitzmiller). He and Mary had 2 daughters: Christiann Fox (McClintock) and Amanda L.(Gordner) (McCarty)

John J Fox retired farmer and hotel keeper was born in Montour county Pennsylvania April 20 1828 son of Enoch and Christiana Sechler Fox.  He received a common school education at the Danville schools and began his business life at farming and lumbering which he followed for twenty five years. He then went into the mercantile business and after two years he sold out and went into the hotel business He has filled most of the township offices. February 27 1848 he was married to Miss Mary Forsyth and to this union were born two children Christiana who married John M McClintock and Amanda who is the widow of Albert P Gordner. Mrs Fox died September 25 1886 and Mr Fox was again married September 28 1887 to Mrs Margaret E Kitzmiller of Williamsport. Mr Fox was one of the charter members of the IOOF of Unityville and donated a lot upon which the building was erected for that organization. He is a member of the Evangelical Association was the principal builder of the present church edifice and gave part of the land for the graveyard. He is a director of the Moreland Fire Insurance Company of Lairdsville.
-History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania ... edited by John Franklin Meginness

1832 - Employed as Coal Operator
In 1832 he was employed by William Boyd as a coal operator near Girardville Schuylkill county - History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania ... edited by John Franklin Meginness

1841 - Moved to Columbia County
In 1841 he came to Columbia county locating near Unityville near the Lycoming line and thereafter was a farmer. - History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania ... edited by John Franklin Meginness

 Mr Dice sold his farm and removed Nescopeck Luzerne county where he two years then buying the Enoch Fox a farm of 106 acres in Pine township Columbia Co Pa to which was later added acres from the Frick farm In the two Mr Dice had about eighty acres of cleared and here he carried on general farming up to the time of his deathHistory of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania ... edited by John Franklin Meginness

1834 - Daughter Anna Fox born
Anna married Zebedee Rittter - they are Dan's 3rd great grandparents, you can read more about them here: http://heathersgen.blogspot.com/2012/02/zebedee-ritter-1826-1913.html


1850- Residence
Name: Enoch Fax
[Enoch Fox] 
Age: 49
Birth Year: abt 1801
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Madison, Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 89
Household Members:
Name Age
Enoch Fax 49
Christianna Fax 45

1860 - Residence
Name: Enoch Fox
Age: 57
Birth Year: abt 1803
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Pine, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Post Office: Sereno
Family Number: 252
Value of Real Estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Enoch Fox 57
Christiana Fox 53
Albert Prayton 1

1861 - Charles Prescott married Lavina Haldon, at the home of Enoch Fox
The Star of the North 
(Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania)
30 Oct 1861, Wed  • Page 2


1864 - Christina Died
 

Birth: unknown
Death: Dec. 3, 1864
 Spouse:
  Enoch Fox (____ - 1872)
  Children:
  Anna Fox Ritter (1834 - 1868)*
Inscription: 58y 3m 23d; w/o Enoch
 Burial: Salem Cemetery 
Unityville, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA

1865 - Enoch Fox VP for 89th Celebration of American Independence
The Star of the North 
(Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania)
12 Jul 1865, Wed  • Page 2

1866 - Enoch Fox Grand Juror, Pine Twp

Columbia Democrat and Star of the North 
(Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania)

2 May 1866, Wed • First Edition • Page 3

1870 - Fined For Not Appearing 
The Columbian 
(Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania)

23 Dec 1870, Fri  • Page 2

1870- Residence
Name: Enoch Fox
Age in 1870: 66
Birth Year: abt 1804
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Pine, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Serena
Value of Real Estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Enoch Fox 66
Susan Campbell 32

1872  - Enoch Died
Nov. 10, 1872

Burial- 

Birth: unknown
Death: Nov. 10, 1872
 Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Christiana Fox (____ - 1864)*
  Children:
  Anna Fox Ritter (1834 - 1868)*
 Inscription:
69y 4m 20d
 Burial:
Salem Cemetery 
Unityville, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA
Source - Find A Grave

The Columbian 
(Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania)
20 Dec 1872, Fri  • Page 2



Research:
From an ancestry.com message - 

"I have evidence indicating that Anna (Fox) Ritter was the daughter of Enoch Fox and Christiana Sechler, and granddaughter of Henry Fox and Mary Richards. Mary Richards was sister to my gggg-grandfather James Richards. Henry Fox was a farmer in Hemlock Twp., Columbia County, Pa. in the early 1800s. It appears that Enoch and his brother James took over the farm after Henry's death."



A Genealogical History of the Dupuy Family

 By Charles Meredith Du Puy
Page 76




JAMES RICHARDS second son of William and Elizabeth Richards was baptized September 20 1737 died in 1804 aged upwards of eighty years He resided first in Amity and subsequently in Earl and Colerain townships Berks County but late in life disposed of his property in that county to some of his sons and removed to the North Branch of the Susquehanna near Danville where he died He served for a short period during the Revolutionary War as sergeant in Captain Tudor's company Fourth Pennsylvania Continental Line enlisting May 10 1777. He was noted for his great physical strength. He married Mary whose surname is not known.
 Children of James Richards presumably by wife Mary
 i William Richards born January 27 1754 married Mary Miller by whom he had issue among whom were sons James and John
 ii Frederick Richards
 iii Elizabeth Richards married Enoch Rutter
 iv James Richards v Owen Richards
 vi Mary Richards married Henry Fox 
vii Sarah Richards married Henry Schmale viii Hannah Richards died unmarried
 ix John Richards 

https://books.google.com/books?id=NQC5vQ3LGFQC&pg=PA76&lpg=PA76&dq=Henry+Fox+%26+Mary+Richards&source=bl&ots=kjivBi47-4&sig=3oM5inPtdWxq_W8pAX_SqI2v5UE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwinmsiPhM3JAhUCPj4KHW7gD8sQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q&f=false



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