Biography of James Fox
Yates County, NY Biographies





Fox, James, was born in Vermont and married Jane Dean, and settled in this town in 1813. He was the first militia captain in the town, and was always known as Captain Fox. He was a school teacher, and held various town offices. He died in 1868, aged eighty two. His wife died in 1852. They bad nine sons, Thomas J., James L., Amos D., William H, Ira S., Lewis M., Alden D., Charles H. and Jeremiah R Alden D. Fox married Amy Robson, and they had two children, Anna and Elmer. Mr. Fox was educated at the district schools, commenced life as school teacher, taught thirteen terms; attended school at Franklin Academy two terms, and two terms at other graded schools. He has been a farmer all his life. In politics he is a Republican, and has taken an active interest in the affairs of his town and county. He has held many offices in his town, including that of town clerk for a number of years, town superintendent of schools for two terms, county clerk one term (1868-70), supervisor nine terms, and has held by appointment the office of postmaster for a number of years. He was also enrolling officer through the late war.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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