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An American Family History

The Fox Family

Ancestors of Eliza Fox Smith

Eliza Fox Smith's ancestors came from England to Kingwood, Hunterdon County, New Jersey in 1729. They moved with a group of Baptists, led by the Reverend Sutton to Loudoun County, Virginia to Hampshire County, West Virginia to Washington County, Pennsylvania and finally to Warren County, Ohio. Eliza's great-grandfather, Bonham Fox, went on to Butler County, Ohio and her grandfather, Levi Fox, moved on to Lucas County, Iowa.

When Levi's son, John Newton Fox, married Sarah Jane Ricketts in 1863, they again united the Baptist families (Yerkes, Ricketts, Oxley, Fox, Bonham) who had settled in New Jersey and had been moving together and intermarrying since the 17th century. According to oral family history, the strict religious tradition continued through Eliza Fox.

George and Mary Fox about 1727
Will of George Fox the Elder

Horninghold, Leichester County, England
Kingwood, Hunterdon County, New Jersey

 

Absalom Fox and Christian Bonham 1758
1765 Land Indenture
1797 Land Transfer
North Ten Mile Baptist Church
The Sutton Family

Kingwood, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Loudoun County, Virginia

Hampshire County, West Virginia
Washington County, Pennsylvania

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Bonham Fox and Temperance 1794

Temperance Fox 

Washington County, Pennsylvania
Turtle Creek Township, Warren County, Ohio
St. Clair Township, Butler County, Ohio

Levi Fox and Eliza Yerkes 1831

St. Clair Township, Butler County, Ohio
Benton Township, Lucas County, Iowa

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Sarah S. Hartley and Joseph Teas 1834  
Levi Fox and Sarah S. Hartley

John Fox and Sarah Jane Ricketts 1863

Benton Township, Lucas County, Iowa


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Isabelle Solinger Groves Shelton Fox Welch and R. Groves  
Isabelle Soliger and John Shelton
 
John Fox and Isabelle Soliger

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Isaac Ricketts
Sarah Jane Ricketts Fox
Eliza Fox Smith
John Elmer Smith
Virginia Smith Miller

DNA match with other descendant in this line.
Hezekiah Bonham
Amariah Bonham
Christian Bonham Fox
Bonham Fox
Levi Fox
John Newton Fox
Eliza Fox Smith
John Elmer Smith
Virginia Smith Miller

DNA match with other descendant in this line.
William Walton
Thomas Walton
Caleb Walton
Mary Walton Yerkes
Josiah Yerkes
Joshua Yerkes
Josiah Yerkes
Eliza Yerkes Fox

John Newton Fox
Eliza Fox Smith
John Elmer Smith
Virginia Smith Miller

 

Bauman & Dreisbach
 
 
 

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