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An American Family History

Ambrose Fox

The Foxes are Mayflower descendants: Samuel Fuller, Hannah Fuller Bonham, Hezekiah Bonham , Amariah Bonham, Christian Bonham Fox, Bonham Fox, Levi Fox, John Newton Fox

Ambrose Fox was born in 1737 in Kingwood, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. He was the son of George and Mary Fox.

When his father died he inherited half of the land except ten acres which went with the mills.

In 1768 he was listed as a waggoner in Loudoun County, Virginia.

In 1778 he witnessed an indenture between the Foxes and Jonas Clapman. Jonas paid them 800£ for 500 acres in Loudoun County.

An Ambrose Fox appeared in the list of Tenth Legion Tithables for Rockingham County, Virginia in 1792.

Children of George and Mary Fox
  • Anchor Fox Bonham
  • Absalom Fox
  • George Fox
  • Gabriel Fox
  • Ambrose Fox
  • Mary Fox
  • Amos Fox
  • Kingwood Township is on the western border of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. It was founded in 1798.

    Hunterdon County was originally part of Burlington County, West Jersey. It was set off from Burlington County on March 11, 1714. It included Amwell, Hopewell, and Maidenhead Townships.

    The Dutch were the first Europeans claim land in New Jersey. The region became a territory of England in 1664 when an English fleet sailed into New York Harbor and took control of Fort Amsterdam.

     

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