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35. William FOX6,16 was born on 21 July 1804 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6 He died on 15 April 1875 at the age of 70 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6

Ranger Book 1817-1860; Copied under WPA by Mrs. Maude McGlasson, Jun 1936
Taken up by William Fox. 2 head of hogs on Flins Creek. 12 Dec 1825 Transmitted 7 Feb 1825.
Taken up by Alexander Boles. 7 hogs, Valued $14. 24 Sep 1842. Paid to William Fox $7 March the 19th, Alexander Boles.
Taken up by Lemuel G. Rose, bay mare 13 1/2 hand high. 3 years old, a bell on with a double buckle Valued $10 24 Sep 1842. Paid $5 which is one half of appraised value to William Fox on 24 Sep 1843.

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Land Entry Book in Jackson Co Land Office
William Fox entered 50 acres on S side of Cumberland on the waters of Flynn's Crk. Begin N side of Flynn's Crk near the mouth of the Cub hollow; includes part of said Fox improvement. 24 Jul 1833.

Tennessee Land Grants, Vol. I, Sistler.
William Fox, Jackson Co, Mountain District
1825, 50 acres, Bk 1, p.175 Grant #726 [his father had #725]
1838, 25 acres, Bk L, p.156 Grant #6537
1839, 50 acres, Bk L, p.525 Grant #6864
1840, 50 acres, Bk S, p.6 Grant #8028

1840 Census. Jackson Co TN
2m -5, 3m 5-10, 1m 10-15, 1m 15-20, 1m 30-40 [William]. 1f -5, 1f 5-10, 1f 10-15, 1f 15-20. 1f 30-40. Next to Henry & Bartlett Fox.

William Fox was a farmer and shoemaker. He lost a leg in a hay bailing accident on 29 Sep 1836. This family is the connection of researcher Lora Tindall.

1850 Census, Dist 11, Jackson Co TN, p.387b, Household 726. William Fox, age 46 and b. in TN. Engaged in Shoemaking. Jane age 47. Mary age 27, William age 18, John age 16, Almira age 14, Richard age 12, Marion age 9, Joseph age 8, Margaret age 7, Winfield age 3 and Lethy age 1. A note in the margins says "Room house" - presumably the next two are also part of the household. Henry Carter age 75 & born in Alabama, a mulatto, marked "Deaf". And Lydia Savage age 30, born in NC marked "Idiotic".

1860 Census. Dist 3, Jackson Co TN, Hh 65.
William Fox, age 55. Jane, age 55.
Mary, age 37, deaf & dumb. William, 25. Almira, 23. Marion, 20. Margaret, 17. Joseph, 15.
Johnson, 13. Emelia age 11.

1870 Census, Dist 1, Jackson Co TN, Hh 208. William gave his age as 70, Jiney's as 64. Mary age 40, marked "Deaf & Dumb". Emeline age 18.

William FOX and Jane "Jenny" BIRDWELL were married about 1822 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6 Jane "Jenny" BIRDWELL6 was born in 1803 in Tennessee.16 She died after 1880 at the age of 77.

Jenny's parents said to be George Birdwell and Jane Russell.

She is found in the household of her grandson in 1880 in Jackson Co TN - age 80. Her unmarried daughter Pollie S. is also living there.

William FOX and Jane "Jenny" BIRDWELL had the following children:

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Pollie Simpson FOX was born on 23 March 1823 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6,16 She died on 21 June 1904 at the age of 81 in Windom, Fannin County, Texas.6

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Elizabeth Ann FOX was born on 9 April 1824 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6 She died on 15 April 1826 at the age of 2 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6
Elizabeth Ann was killed falling from a rail fence.

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Bartlett Anderson "Bart" FOX.

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Sarah Ann FOX6,16 was born on 24 October 1827 in Jackson County, Tennessee. She died on 18 January 1902 at the age of 74.

Sarah Ann married William Billingley.

In the 1850 census, they were living near her parents. William was 22, Sally 22, and Elizabeth age 10 months. Elizabeth Harden, age 20 also living with them.

In 1860, William Billingsly age 31 had wife Polly age 32. There was a 10-year-old Elizabeth. Is there an error in the wife's name or did he remarry? W. S. Billingsly next door also had a wife Polly.

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Nancy Jane FOX.

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Benjamin Henry FOX was born on 15 January 1831 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6 He died on 10 April 1838 at the age of 7 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6

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William FOX6,16 was born on 6 November 1832 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6,16 He died in 1863 at the age of 31.6

William married Julia Alethea Hale. He was killed serving in the Confederate Army in the winter of 1863.

1860 Census: William A. Fox age 30, Letha age 29, Amon 5, America 4, Margret 7 and John 6 months old.

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John W. FOX was born on 7 September 1834 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6,16 He died on 18 August 1852 at the age of 17 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6

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Alvira Matilda FOX6 was born on 18 October 1836 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6,16 She died on 13 September 1903 at the age of 66 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6

Alvira married William W. Birdwell about 1856.

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Richard FOX was born on 7 April 1838 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6,16 He died on 24 July 1857 at the age of 19 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6

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Francis Marion FOX6 was born on 2 February 1840 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6,16 He died in 1864 at the age of 24.6

Francis Marion served in the Confederacy and was killed the winter of 1864. He never married.

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Margaret Kendrick FOX6 was born on 16 March 1842 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6,16 She died on 19 September 1937 at the age of 95 in Dodd City, Fannin County, Texas.6

Margaret married John DeJarnet, probably in Tennessee.

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Joseph FOX6 was born on 24 November 1843 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6,16 He died on 14 November 1915 at the age of 71.6

Joseph married Rachel Fox.

1870 Census, Dist 1, Jackson Co TN, Hh 210. Joseph Fox age 25, Rachel, age 30.

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[Infant] FOX was born about 1845 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6 He/she died before 1850 at the age of 5 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6

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John Winfield Scott FOX was born on 29 September 1847 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6,16 He died on 5 December 1929 at the age of 82 in Dodd City, Fannin County, Texas.6

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Amelia E. M. FOX6,16 was born on 18 February 1849 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6,16 She died on 30 December 1908 at the age of 59.6

Amelia married Isa Bell Jones. Her name may have been Aletha, rather than Amelia - it was a name used often in the Fox family and she's called "Lethy" in the 1850 census.