Biography of Justus B. Fox
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Fox, Justus B., of Connecticut ancestry, was born April 15, 1822, in Richland, a grandson of Ephraim, born in Connecticut, who died in this county, aged eighty five. The father, Justus, was also born in Connecticut, and died here aged eighty years. He married Rebecca Bull of Conncticut, who died aged sixty eight years. Their children were, Ann, Abigail, Wait G., Elizabeth, Ursula, Luke, Desire, Justus, Hiram, Luke J., all of whom are deceased except Justus. The latter was educated in Richland, and was a farmer and boatman for twenty years, and now manufactures brick. He has lived on his present farm forty four years. He is a Royal Arch Mason, and a Granger. In 1846 he married Sarah Fields, daughter of Seymour Fields, and she died in 1868. Their children were Ursula, Janet, Ephraim J., Seymour D., Milly, Seymour J., and Helen, of whom Ursula, Janet, S. D. and Helen are deceased. November 15, 1868, he married second, Laura, widow of Clark Filmore, and daughter of Jarvis Hurd of Richland The grandfather and father of Justus were the first settlers in this town from the East, there being two from Canada, coining about 1801. The grandfather was a Revolutionary soldier. The father was a Royal Arch Mason. The grandfather of Laura Fox, Joseph Hurd, was one of the first settlers in Sandy Creek. Jarvis Hurd, son of Joseph Hurd, was a soldier in the war of 1812. Mr. and Mrs. Filmore had these children: Rebecca and Silas, the latter dying at the age of twenty two. Rebecca married Fernando Smith and lives in this town.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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