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137. Sidney Columbus FOX106,107,108 was born on 20 August 1859 in Jackson County, Tennessee.6,109 He died on 6 May 1928 at the age of 68 in Gainesboro, Jackson County, Tennessee.6

1900 Census. Jackson Co TN
Sidney C. Fox, born Aug 1859, age 40. Married 16 years. Michel C., born Mar 1867, age 33. She has had 7 children, 6 are living. Clauda V., daughter, born Mar 1887, age 13. James L., born Jun 1889, age 10. Columbus G., born Oct 1891, age 8. Vinie E., born Sep 1894, age 5. Oakley M., born Oct 1897, age 2, Ina E., born Feb 1900, age 2 months.

1910 Census. Jackson Co TN, p.147B, Household 188.
Sidney C. Fox age 50, married 26 years.
Michel C., wife, age 43, 10 children, 8 living.
Columbus G. age 17, Oakly W. 12, Ina E. 10, Dora E. 8, and Uriah B. age 1. Daughter Claudia V. Flatt was in the household, age 23, widowed, along with her son Robert D. Flatt age 1 year 6 months.

The death certificate states that he died of infleunza as the last cause but had paralysis. His birthdate is given as 20 Aug 1851 and his age at death as 68 years 9 months, 21 days. - it would seem the 1859 is correct for his birth. His father listed as U.H.W. Fox and his mother as Sarahan Brown. Evert Chaffin was the informant. He is buried Fox Cemetery in Jackson Co.

Sidney Columbus FOX and Michel Candis JACKSON were married on 6 March 1884 in Jackson County, Tennessee.53,110,111 Michel Candis JACKSON112, daughter of John JACKSON and Sarah BIRDWELL, was born on 9 March 1867 in Jackson County, Tennessee.53,107,109 She died on 10 September 1948 at the age of 81 in Jackson County, Tennessee.53

Mrs. Michel Jackson Fox daughter of Stanley and Sarah Jackson, was born March 9, 1867 departed this life September 10, 1948, making her stay on earth 81 years, 6 months and 1 day.
She was married to Sidney C. Fox March 6, 1884. He preceded her in death 20 years. To this union was born 10 children, two died In Infancy.
She is survived by four sons and four daughters: Leslie and Gilman Fox of Girard, Ill., Okley and Burton Fox, of Bloomington Springs, Tennessee Mrs. Claudia Chaffin, Cookeville, Mrs. Ethel Flatt and Mrs. Ina Mayberry of Gainesboro Route 3, and Mrs. Dona Mayberry of Cookeville Route 4; and 39 grandchildren and 26 greatgrandchildren.
Other survivors include four sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Sophia Aytes and Mrs. Ida Harley
of Texas; Mrs. Delia Chaffin Cottontown, Tennessee, and Mrs. Eliza Stout of Bloomington Springs, Tennessee; Bratch Jackson of Portland, Tennessee and Hazy Jackson of Cottontown, Tennessee and a host of dear friends to mourn her death.
She was baptized into the Church of Christ in early life and remained a true and faithful Christian throughout life. She was a loving mother and grandmother and loved by all who knew her and will be missed by everyone.

We can hear your footsteps creeping
As often you would do
Yet we know that you are sleeping
In that home prepared for you.
So sleep on, dear mother,
And take your rest.
God called you home
He thought it best.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon September 12, 1948 at Union Church of Christ by Brothers Ardel Pippin and Baugh Smith. Burial was in FOX Cemetery on Flynn's Creek with Whitson Funeral Home in Charge.
Copied Jackson County Sentinel

Michel's death certificate does give her parents as Stanley Jackson and Sarah Birdwell. She was buried Fox Cemetery on the 12th of September 1948. Her husband listed as Sidney C. Fox. She died of cornary occlusion.

Sidney Columbus FOX and Michel Candis JACKSON had the following children:



Lucy Ann FOX was born on 27 April 1885 in Jackson County, Tennessee.53 She died on 18 August 1885 at the age of 0 in Jackson County, Tennessee.53



Claudia Valene FOX.



James Leslie FOX.



Columbus Gilman FOX.



Vina Ethel FOX.



Okley Willie FOX53,113 was born on 1 October 1897 in Jackson County, Tennessee.106,107 He died on 16 January 1978 at the age of 80 in Jackson County, Tennessee.53

Okley is the grandfather of Bobby Fox ( who lives in Hartselle, AL

Okley married Mattie Tennessee Billingsley on 15 Oct 1916 in Jackson Co TN. She was the daughter of John Billingsley & Martha Petty. Mattie was born 15 Apr 1897, died 10 Jun 1983.

They lost a female infant born and died 10 Feb 1936. No physician was in charge & the baby lived only 5 hours. Parents listed as Oakley W. Fox and Mattie T. Billingsly. The baby was buried Flatt Cemetery.

Funeral services were held for Mr. Okley Willie Fox on Wednesday, January 18, 1978 at 10:30am in the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home by Bros. James Paul Anderson and Johnny Fox. Burial was in CREST LAWN Cemetery. Born to the late Sidney and Michel Jackson Fox on October 1, 1897. Mr. Fox died on January 16, 1978 at his home after an extended illness.
Mr. Fox is survived by his wife Mrs. Mattie Fox, Bloomington Springs; 5 sons: Collie Fox Gainesboro, Truman Fox Cookeville, Houston Fox Bloomington Springs, J.C. Fox Mt. Juliet and Junior Fox Old Hickory, 3 daughters Esteen Flatt, Evelyn Flatt Double Springs and Mazola Anderson Cookeville; 1 brother Burton Fox Cookeville, 3 sisters Ethel Flatt and Dona Mayberry Cookeville, Ina Mayberry, Ashland City; 22 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Anderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Burial: January 18, 1978, CRESTLAWN MEM Cem., Cookeville, Putnam County, TN

Funeral services for Mattie T. Fox, 86, of Route 1, Bloomington Springs were held Sunday June 12, 1983, at 2pm in the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home with Brother Johnny Fox officiating. Burial was in CREST LAWN Cemetery.
Mrs. Fox, the wife of the late Okley Fox was dead on arrival at Jackson County Hospital Friday June 10. A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late John and Martha Petty Billingsley. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Her family includes three daughters; Mrs. Joe Flatt, Mrs. Loid Anderson, Mrs. Harold Flatt all of Double Springs, five sons Collie Fox of Gainesboro, Truman Fox of Cookeville, Houston Fox of Bloomington Springs, J.C. Fox of Mt. Juliet and Junior Fox of Old Hickory. 22 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
Dyer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangement.



Ina Ester FOX.



Dona Etta FOX.



Alton B. FOX was born on 4 January 1904 in Jackson County, Tennessee.53 He died on 31 January 1908 at the age of 4 in Jackson County, Tennessee.53



Uriah Burton FOX53,114 was born on 24 March 1909 in Jackson County, Tennessee.109 He died on 5 June 1983 at the age of 74 in Putnam County, Tennessee.53

Uriah married Essie Cleo Burgess on 13 Jun 1926 in Jackson Co TN. She was the daughter of Jeremiah Burgess & Celina Pippin. Essie was born 1 Mar 1911 and died 9 Sep 1984, Rome, Floyd County, GA.

Uriah Burton Fox, was born 11 Mar 1935 and died 21 Mar 1936. He had pneumonia. His parents listed as Burton Fox and ____ Burgess. He was buried Fox Cemetery in Jackson Co.