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Fox, M. H., was born in Lorraine, N. Y., July 9, 1852, a son of George A. and Amelia Webb Fox, natives of Lorraine. George A. was born in 1814, a son of Elijah Fox, one of the first settlers of the town, a native of Vermont and grandson of Elijah Fox, one of the first settlers of Adams in 1801, and who came to Lorraine, where he spent his last days; he was in the war of 1812. George A. was educated in the common schools; he is a farmer and owns 250 acres of land, with a dairy of thirty cows. He was married in 1838 to Amelia Webb, and they had seven children, two now living and four grew to manhood and womanhood: Celestine, Nancy, Sophia and M. H. George A. is a Republican and has been highway commissioner and assessor for a number of terms; he is a member of Rising Sun Lodge No. 234, Adams Chapter, and Watertown Commandery. M. H. Fox was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and Watertown Business College. He is a farmer and cheese maker, owns sixty acres of land and a half interest in the Lorraine Village Cheese Factory and house and lot in the village where he resides. In 1890 he married Allie Ball and they have three children: George B., Karleen and Millie. Mr. Fox is a Republican in politics and was supervisor of Lorraine in 1886. He is a member of Rising Sun Lodge No. 234, F. & A. M., and was charter member of Lorraine Grange. He and wife attend and support the M. E. church. Mr. Fox's mother died October 20, 1889. She was a daughter of Alford and Nancy Webb, one of the first settlers in the town.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898