It is interesting to know that relatives of the original Quaker, George Fox of England, settled in Hunterdon County. However, they were not direct descendants. The Hunterdon Fox family came from George Fox’s brother John Fox and his wife Ann Chambers.
FOX. There were two separate Fox families in early Hunterdon, one of them from Germany (originally Fuchs), and the other from England. The English branch was directly related to the great Quaker leader, George Fox. The German branch settled south of Sand Brook village.
Here is the Fox Family Tree: https://goodspeedhistories.com/fox-descendants/
Mary Fox, born about 1738 in Kingwood Twp., was the second daughter and sixth child of George Fox (iii) and his wife Mary. Her older sister was Anchor Fox who married Uriah Bonham. We know very little about Mary, except that when she was about 18 years old, in 1756, she got into trouble. Sad to say, this story is more about the man who got her into trouble than it is about Mary. Historical records are woefully silent when it comes to women. Continue reading »
The trouble with writing about families is that the stories get more complicated as you move through the generations. Here is a brief summary of the children of Uriah Bonham and Anchor Fox.
1. Amos Bonham (1752-1817)
2. Dinah Bonham (1756-1810)
3. Mary Bonham (c.1758-c.1838)
4. Hannah Bonham (c.1760-aft 1790)
5. Zedekiah Bonham (1762-1835) Continue reading »
This post will continue the saga of the Fox family in Hunterdon. This time the subject is the first child and first daughter of George (iii) and Mary Fox. Her name was Anchor, and she was born about 1728, probably in Kingwood Township. Continue reading »
Postscript to “The Fifth George Fox” (1753-1815)
Whilst researching in the County Archives for a future post on another subject, I came across a fascinating court paper [#21152] pertaining to this George Fox. Continue reading »
Second Postscript to “The Will of George Fox 1754”
Following the death of George Fox in June of 1754, his executors were obliged, as was usually the case, to deal with debts related to the estate. Judging by the number of documents filed with the Court of Common Pleas of Hunterdon County, the executors must have worked nearly full-time on this job. Continue reading »
On July 6th, I posted an article on the will of George Fox (iii) written in 1754. I used that will to describe some of what I knew about his widow and children and what happened to them after he died. But there was a lot I didn’t know, and I discovered some of it recently when visiting the County Archives at the Records Center in the County Complex on Route 12. What I found was a considerable amount of litigation over debts owed by the George Fox who died in 1754, and debts owed to him. Continue reading »
Correction to “The Fifth George Fox” (1753-1815)
While my computer was in the shop (I do not recommend spilling a glass of water on your keyboard), Kay Larson pointed out an egregious error in this article (she was the one who thought Edward was precocious). Now that I have my computer back, I can finally make the correction. Continue reading »