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Fox, Byron, was born October 10, 1840, and followed the occupation of farming until thirty-three years of age, when he went into the mercantile business with R. Terry and so continued for five years. He was then in business for himself for one year, when he returned to farming and in 1896 traded his farm for a grist mill in Depauville. Mr. Fox is a Democrat in polities and is justice of the peace, which position he has held for eight years. He married Sarah Gloyd and they have four children: Mrs. Charles Durfee, Mrs. Dr. Dale, Wilbur A. and Byron Harris. Mr. Fox has been delegate to many conventions and was nominated for member of assembly by the Democratic party in 1889. He has been trustee for over thirty years and treasurer for a great many years. Mr. Fox's father came to Clayton in 1832 from Cortland county, and was a prominent man of his day. He was elected to the Legislature in 1850 and from 1853 to 1857 was customs officer at Cape Vincent, after which he returned to the farm where he resided until his death in 1880. His wife was Lucy Harris.

Our County and it's people
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Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898