Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Foxes of Michigan

Gustavus Fox
On 13 OCT 1835 Gustavus Fox bought some land in Macomb at the Detroit Land office. He lives in Macomb in 1850 on the same page as William and Mary Wilson and all their children including Rueben) 1860 and 1870, 1880. Gustavus is b in conn. in abt 1810.

Henry Fox
On 04 APR 1833 Henry Fox bought Macomb land and then again in 1835. I can't find Hnery in 1850 and wonder if he is even still alive. There is a Henry living in St. Clair in 1840 and 1850. The Henry in St Clair says he is b in MI in 1808 and his wife Mary says she was b in MI in 1815. Their children Lewis and Mary both 16, Hannah 12, Oscar 10 and Dora 8 are all b in MI.
In 1860 they have moved to Macomb and Mary is listed as Male Farmer b in NY. Go figure. They live next door to the Colon family (hahaha). They have a 25 yo Henry (lewis?), Oscar is 18 and now there is a Francis who is b in 52 and a Manda b in 1855. Manda and Oscar are living together in 1870. Mary married MR. Bell and died in Charlevoix in 1882 of Lung Fever.

Dorus Fox
Dorus M Fox bought land in Macomb on 18 AUG 1837 and on Rootsweb he is listed in someones family tree as being a Col, he also has a son named Oscar. They live mostly in Ionia. Here's the link to his family tree:

Zenos Fox
On 07 MAR 1825 Zenos Fox bought land in Oakland and more again in 1837 he m Maria (or Emaria or Elmaria or Elvira) Burt on 30 JAN 1827. In 1830, 1860 and 1834 Zenos is listed in the MI state census as living in Oakland. In the 1850 Federal Census he says his is b in Conn in 1806 (he is living ion Springfield, Oakland) occupation listed is farmer. Wife is Almina or Almira b in Mass in 1806. daughter Tilpha or Zilpha b 1830 in MI, Caroline b 18382 in MI and Lorina b 1835 in MI. Ont eh same page there is a William Wilson b in NY b 1820 wife, Lydia. In 1860 Zenos says he is b in 1798 in Conn, wife Almira is b 1804 in NY (I think it says NY) there is a 80 yo Simeon Burt b in NY also livingi n the house.

In 1830 Zenus is in Oakland and in his house are 1 male between 30 and 40, 1 female 5 and under and on female between 20 and 30. In 1840 he is "Z Fox" in Oakland 1 male between 30 and 40 one female under five two between 5 and 10 and one felmale between 30 and 40. Daughter Lavina Fox (b feb 1833) m James S Hubbard on 26 OCT 1854 in Oakland

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