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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JOHN FOX, Kirby, Penn., one of the substantial citizens of Whiteley Township, Greene County, was born in Perry Township, April 25, 1830.  His parents were Henry and Susannah (Delany) Fox, who were natives of Greene County, where they were married and remained till death.  He departed this life October 29, 1882, and she December 25, 1875.  They were the parents of ten children, of whom six are living.  Mr. John Fox was united in marriage December 13, 1849, with Dorothy Hains, who was born in Whiteley Township October 15, 1830, a daughter of John and Jane Hains (nee John), who were natives of Greene County, lived in Whiteley Township until 1857, then moved to West Virginia where Mr. Hains died in 1887.  His widow is still living.  They had a family of eleven children—Eli, Christopher C., Matilda, wife of Winfield S. Vandruff; Jane, wife of John L. Walters; Taylor, Daily, Luther, Maggie, wife of George Patterson; William and Nancy; and Walter, (deceased).  Mr. Fox is quite a genius in his way, and successful in almost every undertaking.  His principal business is farming, and he owns 475 acres of land in Greene County.  He filled the office of justice of the peace of his township for five years; and at different times has held the positions of auditor, constable, assessor, trustee and member of the school board.  He and his wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church.


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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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