An American Family History

Rebecca Fox Dearth

In the War of 1812 (1812-1815) the United States declared war on England because of trade restrictions, impressment, and British support for Indian attacks. They signed the Treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814 after reaching a stalemate.

Rebecca Fox Dearth was born in 1781 in Warren County, Ohio. Her parents were Absalom Fox and Christian Bonham.

She married Bazil (Basel, Basil) Dearth (Death) on June 5, 1799 in Washington County. Basil was born in 1777 and was the son of Edward Dearth and Elizabeth Roberts. Basil was Rebecca’s brother, Jonathan Fox’s wife, Hannah’s, first cousin.

Their children included:
Harvey Dearth (1802, married Mary Gaskill),
Charles Fox Dearth (1804, married Elizabeth Kerr),
Edward Dearth (1806, married Marie Elma Cregg),
Asael Dearth (1808, married Louisa Cushman and Phoebe McCowan),
Mary Dearth Lightfoot (1810, married William Lightfoot),
Sarah B. Dearth Strouder (1812),
Absalom Fox Dearth,
Elizabeth (Eliza) Dearth Hall,
Anker F. Dearth Loy (1818, married Jacob Loy),
Rebecca Dearth Long (1820),
and Ivy S. Dearth Robertson (1822).

Basil died in September, 1822. She died on September 14, 1848 in Warren County, Ohio. They are buried in Springboro Cemetery, Warren County, Ohio with other family members.
Children of Absalom Fox
and Christian Bonham
  • Captain Charles Fox
  • Bonham Fox
  • Mary Fox Frazee
  • David Fox
  • Anchor Fox Sutton
  • Iva Fox Sargeant
  • Jonathan Fox
  • Rebecca Fox Dearth
  • Warren County is in southwest Ohio and was formed in 1803 from Hamilton county. Lebanon is the county seat.



    from Clarinda Herald, Aug 26, 1885

    Mrs Anker Loy, wife of Job Loy died at her home in this city, Sunday evening August 23rd, at 8:30 o'clock, at the age of 67. Funeral sermon were held Thursday, August 25th at 10:30 am at the residence, Rev R.R. Wescot officiating. The funeral service will be preached by Rev W.W. Merrit, of Red Oak next Sabbath at the Universalist church. He was detained from being here to conduct the funeral service.

    Mrs Loy was a native of Ohio, and one of the earliest settlers of the county. She was married forty nine years ago, and her golden wedding anniversary would have occurred in June next. Her husband, three sons, and two daughters survive to mourn the loss of a devoted christian wife and mother. They have the cordial and universal condolence of this community.


    Jacob [Job] Loy, aged 81 years, died at his home in this city last Sunday, Oct 4. The funeral took place from the residence at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; services conducted by Rev W.W. Merrit of Red Oak, and were attended by a throng of relatives and sympathizing friends. Mr Loy had lived in this community many years, and was held in high esteem. He was a member of the Universalist church. His body was interred beside that of his wife, who died only a few weeks since.


    from Warren County Cemetery Records.

    Edward & Elizabeth Dearth with their sons, Basil, James E., Aseal, Isaac, Samuel & daughter Priscilla landed at Cincinnati from Penn. on 16th day of April 1798 when a village of less than thirty houses; thence threaded their way along Waynes's Military Road to the waters of Clear Creek and struck their tent in that vicinity before Ohio became a state or Warren County had an organization.

    The first and many subsequent elections for what are now Franklin & Clear Creek Townships were held at their house.

    In 1827 their remains of the father & 2 sons were removed from the present site of the Miami Canal, and they, in 1871 with their friends who had followed were again removed to provide space for railroad facilities.

    Their descendants have now selected for them this beautiful spot adjacent to the surroundings of their busy life as a suitable retreat from further encroachments incident to the wants of commerce or travel, for their long repose.

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


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