An American Family History

David Fox

Children of Temperance
and Bonham Fox
  • Levi Fox, Sr.
  • Mary Fox Green
  • Christina Fox Riley
  • David Fox
  • Jonathan Fox
  • Isaac P. Fox
  • Butler County, Ohio was established in 1803 from Hamilton and Ross Counties.

    David Fox was born in 1801 in Ohio. No proof has been found that he was Bonham and Temperance Fox's son, but he had a close connection to the family.

    He married Jane Keen in 1821 in Butler County, Ohio. Jane was born about 1801 in Ohio. Her father was Joseph Ayers Keen. In 1830 Joseph A. Keen was living in St. Clair Township.

    Their children included:
    Joseph A. Fox (1823),
    John Fox (1825, married Amanda Tyre),
    Anna Fox (1829),
    Mary Jane Fox (1836) and
    Susanna Fox (1838). 

    The family appeared in the 1830 census in St. Clair Township, Butler County, Ohio. The household consisted of a man between 30 and 39, a woman between 20 and 29 a boy between 5 and 9, and two boys under 5.

    David appeared in the 1839 Tax List of Butler County.

    In 1840 the David Fox household in St. Clair Township consisted of a man betwen 40 and 49, a woman between 30 and 39, a boy between 15 and 19 (John), a boy between 10 and 14 (Joseph A.), and two girls under 5 (Mary Jane and Susanna).

    Ohio 1840
    From an Ohio newspaper in 1840.

    According to the 1849-1850 mortality schedule, David Fox died at age 49 in August, 1849.

    In 1850 Jane Fox appeared as a widow in St. Clair Township. She was living with her brother, Joseph Keen, his wife, Ellen Kean, and daughters, Mary Fox age 16 and Susan Fox age 12.

    In 1860 Jean was living with her son Joseph and his family. The household also included her daughters Susan and Mary Jane. They were living in Vandalia, Butler Township, Montgomery County, Ohio. Susan was a seamstress. Mary Jane was listed as a widow.

    In 1870 Jane was still in Butler Township. She was 67 years old and keeping house. She was living with Susanna, age 32, who was a seamstress.

    St. Clair Township, Butler County, Ohio was organized in 1803. It included the present townships of Oxford, Milford, Wayne, Reily and Hanover and was bounded on the north by Preble County, on the east by Lemon Township, on the south by the Miami River and Ross Township, and on the west by the State of Indiana.

    The first Europeans settled in the Northwest Territory in 1788. The Miami Company managed settlement in the southwest and the Connecticut Land Company managed settlement in the northeast. Migrants came from New York and New England. Ohio was admitted to the Union as the 17th state on March 1, 1803.