1821 - 1869 (48 years)
Has 50 ancestors and 9 descendants in this family tree.
||Samuel Fox |
||29 Jun 1821
||25 Dec 1869
||11 Mar 2001 |
||Mary Rodman Fisher, b. 11 Feb 1822, Wakefield, Germantown, Philadelphia , d. 26 May 1903 (Age 81 years) |
||28 Jun 1849
| ||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|
||11 Mar 2001 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- 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.