Descendants of Thomas FOX of Newport, N.Y.

By Irene Fox Uttendorfsky

Thomas Fox was born in Ireland about 1791. He emigrated to this country about 1828. He married, probably in Newport, Herkimer Co., NY about 1829, Nancy Davis, daughter of John and Maria Davis. Nancy was born in Herkimer Co., NY about 1807. By 1836 Thomas was able to purchase, for the sum of four hundred and twenty five dollars, fifty acres of land in Newport. According to the 1850 Federal Census he was a farmer, owning real estate valued at $1500. Thomas filed a letter of Intent to be naturalized in 1842. His petition to be naturalized was filed in 1850 and on 9 Oct 1850 he received American Citizenship. Thomas Fox died at Newport, Herkimer Co., NY 3 Jun 1858 and is buried in the Irish Settlement Cemetery there.

The children of Thomas and Nancy (Davis) Fox:
John b.

Peter Fox, son of Thomas and Nancy (Davis) Fox, was born at Newport, Herkimer Co., NY about 1841. He married about 1867 Mary Ann Jones, daughter of William and Olive (Coley) Jones. She was born in Schuyler, Herkimer Co, NY in June 1846. She died in Herkimer, Herkimer Co., NY 5 Dec 1905. Peter died in Copenhagen, Lewis Co., NY 8 Sept 1899.

The children of Peter and Maryann (Jones) Fox:

  • Albert Clinton, b. Newport, NY Sep 1867, d. Copenhagen, Lewis Co., NY 5 Feb 1898
  • John Henry, b. German Flatts, Herkimer Co., NY, d. Copenhagen, Lewis Co., NY 9 May 1950; m. Edith Amanda Nichols (these are my grandparents)
  • Minnie R. b. Newport, Herkimer Co., NY 9 Aug 1870; d. Boonville, Oneida Co., NY 11 Jan 1945, m. Herkimer, Herkimer Co. NY, William Swartout
  • Charles b. Newport, Herkimer Co., NY 24 Sep 1875, d. 3 May 1924 near Forestport, Oneida Co., NY
  • Elva May b. 1878, probably Newport, Herkimer Co., NY, d. Herkimer, Herkimer Co., NY 1947; m. George William Smith
  • James, b. May 1880, assumed to have died young.

I made contact with a son of Elva May (Fox) Smith in the early 1980s. He said that the Fox family resided in the section of Newport called "Honey Hill."

Irene Fox Uttendorfsky

[As of the year 2000] Irene has more information about other descendants and would love to correspond with other researchers of this line.

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