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Anchor Fox Bonham

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

Anchor Fox Bonham was born in 1729 in Kingwood, Hunterdon County, New Jersey or at sea. She was the daughter of George and Mary Fox. An Ancestral Chart and Handbook reported that

There is a family legend that the first wife of Uriah Bonahm was born upon the water. The vessel was anchored during the time of birth of the child; whence the origin of her name.

Anchor married Uriah Bonham the son of Hezekiah Bonham. Uriah and her children are described in more detail in the section on Uriah.

Her brother Absolom Fox married Christian Bonham who was Uriah’s brother, Amariah Fox’s, daughter.  

The Traditions of Hunterdon said

In 1763, and how much earlier I know not, a Uriah Bonham of Piscataqua, was in this neighborhood as a school teacher. He married Ancher, daughter of George Fox, the elder. They had 5 children, 2 sons and 3 daughters.

Their children and life together are described in the section on Uriah Bonham.

Uriah died in 1809 in Amwell.

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.

Children of George and Mary Fox
  • Anchor Fox Bonham
  • Absalom Fox
  • George Fox
  • Gabriel Fox
  • Ambrose Fox
  • Mary Fox
  • Amos Fox
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    New Jersey's first permanent European settlement was in 1660.

     

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    Bonham and Related Family Lines by Howard Eugene Bonham and Jean Allin

    Anchor Fox, born in 1729, was the daughter of George and Mary ( ____?) Fox, who came from England in 1729 and settled in Hunterdon Co., New Jersey. According to Genevieve Hawke in Fox Genealogy, p. 2, Anchor was born at sea while the ship lay at anchor. Five of her grandchildren were named for her as was a daughter of her brother Absalom.