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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


DENNIS FOX, who is probably as well known as any private citizen of Greene County, is a successful farmer and stock-grower, and was born April 5, 1827, on the farm where he resides.  His parents, Henry and Susan (Dulaney) Fox, were descended from the Dutch, and natives of this county.  Peter and Mary (Thomas) Fox, his grandparents, came to this county from New Jersey, and settled on the farm which Dennis now owns.  Here Peter Fox planted a little willow sprout which he brought with him, and the tree is now twenty-one feet in circumference, by actual measurement.  This tree is to remain standing, as Dennis says, a monument to the memory of him who planted it so many years ago.  Mr. Fox has a fine farm of nearly 500 acres, well stocked and improved, his barns being among the best in Perry Township.  He was united in marriage, January 18, 1848, with Miss Betsey, daughter of David and Elizabeth (McCann) John.  She is of Irish and English extraction.  Mr. and Mrs. Fox have ten children—Henry, David, Osborn, Kinsey, James, Marion, Susan, wife of Spenser Cowell; Sarah Jane Cowell, and John and Elizabeth, deceased.  Mr. Fox is a Republican in politics.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 10 August 2008

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