Samuel Fox

Samuel Fox

Male 1821 - 1869  (48 years)    Has 50 ancestors and 9 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Samuel Fox 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 29 Jun 1821  Philadelphia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Dec 1869 
    Person ID I207214  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2001 

    Father Senator Joseph Mickle Fox,   b. 25 Oct 1789, Philadelphia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1846  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Hannah Emlen,   b. 6 Feb 1790, Philadelphia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1869  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 6 Apr 1820 
    Family ID F86251  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Rodman Fisher,   b. 11 Feb 1822, Wakefield, Germantown, Philadelphia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1903  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1849 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Mickle Fox,   b. 6 Mar 1850,   d. 26 Jan 1853  (Age 2 years)
     2. William Logan Fox,   b. 27 Sep 1851,   d. 29 Apr 1880  (Age 28 years)
     3. Joseph Mickle Fox,   b. 4 Feb 1853,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Sarah Lindley Fox,   b. 27 Mar 1855,   d. 20 Jun 1882  (Age 27 years)
     5. Hannah Fox,   b. 11 May 1858,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F86253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • graduated from University of Pennsylvania 1841, was admitted to Philadelphia Bar on 11 June 1844, and was entering upon the practice of his profession which he relinquished when his father's death brought to him other duties in the management of his mother's affairs. He was a man of scholarly instincts and great culture, of a retiring and contemplative disposition; he had no desire for the notoriety of public life, and was devoid of political ambition, although during the Civil War his pronounced views made him in his district a leader and a strong advocate for the cause of the Union. In 1861 he was Republican candidate for state senator from twenty-eighth district, composed of Jefferson, Forrest, Elk and Clarion counties, and although running far ahead of the rest of the party ticket, was defeated, his district being heavily Democratic.
      When, in 1865, petroleum was discovered on the Allegheny River, near Oil City, wells were drilled at and near Foxburg and oil was found in paying quantities. Foxburg later became a prominent oil point, and the town of Foxburg, situated a mile and a half from the Fox residence, had its origin. No land was then, nor has been since sold from the estate, but all settlers build on leased ground, the owners holding absolute control.


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