A. N. FOX, farmer, P. 0. La Fayette, was a native of Madison County, Ohio, born November 7, 1838, and is a son
of John and Elizabeth Fox, he a native of New York, and she of Champaign County, Ohio. The grandfather, Daniel
Fox, was a native of Germany, who emigrated to America about 1876, and married Abigail Allen, a native of New York.
They settled in that State, where they resided till 1813, when they removed to Ohio and settled in Champaign County;
they afterward removed to Madison County, where he remained till his death. John, the father of our subject, was
born in 1801, and was twelve years of age when they settled in Champaign County, and there grew to manhood, and
married Elizabeth Jones, a native of that county, born in 1805. In 1836, they removed to Madison County and settled
in Pike Township, where they lived till their death; she died May 1, 1846, and he July 28, 1868. They had eight
children, six now survive - Rudolph, William R., John N., A. N., Alma (wife of Thomas Cantrall), and Henry C. Rudolph
(resides in Marion County, Ohio). and the others all reside in Kansas but our subject. Mr. John Fox, after locating
in Madison County, entered upon the mercantile trade at Rosedale, where he continued several years, also serving
as Postmaster during this time. He then sold out his store and purchased a farm, and for twenty five years devoted
his attention to farming. Then he again entered upon mercantile trade at Liverpool, where he continued business
till his death. He was also Postmaster while in business in Liverpool. Mr. Fox was an enterprising, thoroughgoing,
business man. He started in life without capital, and by his own industry and good business management he accumulated
a good property. At his death he owned 436 acres of land, besides quite an amount of personal and other property
at Liverpool. His character and integrity were undoubted; he was a member and an earnest worker in the Methodist
Episcopal Church from his early manhood, and was a Steward and Elder in the church for many years. Our subject
was raised to farm labor, and in his early life taught school for several years. He was married, November 27, 1862.
to Clarinda J. Baker, who was born in Delaware County, Ohio, November 30, 1843, and was a daughter of Hiram E.
and Margaret J. (Wilson) Baker, he a native of New York, and she of Ohio. Tbey had nine children - eight now survive
- Clarinda J., Ellen M (wife of L. G. Huff), Lester, Oscar, Sallie (wife of Christian Kaufman), Eugene, Etta and
Edgar. Mr. Baker and wife now reside in Morrow County, Ohio, where he is engaged in farming, a business which he
has followed the greater part of his life, and is one of the prominent leading men of that county. Mr. Fox and
wife have five children - Edgar B., born October 2, 1863; Gertrude, born December 30, 1865; Grace, born January
13, 1869; Eva, born October 19, 1870; and Ross, born December 3, 1878. Mr. Fox. after his marriage, settled on
the old home place near Liverpool, where he lived two years; then he purchased a farm on Barron Run, where he resided
till 1873, when, in February of that year, he located on the farm where he now resides. He served Pike Township
as Clerk several years.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Madison County, Ohio Biographies
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