Thursday, October 14, 2010

Joel Fox in Oneida County, New York

The image above represents an approximate 12 mile radius from the city of Utica, New York.  In the previous post, the obituary for Sarah Perry mentions she was born 12 miles from Utica.  Sarah's death certificate states her father was Joel Fox and mother was Mary Forbes.  Sarah was born in 1821, so I started with the 1820 census and with the magic of came up with the census page below.  It is for the town of Deerfield in Oneida County.  Deerfield is not shown on this map, but it borders Utica.  I highlighted the household of Joel Fox and it appears like he may have already been married and had one child, a girl.  He is living next door to a Forbes family cluster.  I highlighted the house of Warner Forbes, as it appears like this is probably the father of the group of Forbes' or at least a generation older than Peter and Jacob.

A quick check of the IGI turns up a Warner Fox with sons named Jacob and Peter.  More importantly, he also has a daughter named Mary born 29 Jan 1800.  I am always a little hesitant to accept an IGI record without any substantiating proof, but this family group seems to be accurate.  Even the age groups are a perfect match to this family (assuming the female in Joel Fox's house is Mary Forbes).  Joel Fox is in the 18 to 25 year old group making his birth between 1795 and 1802.  Everything seems to fit together quite nicely.  I cannot seem to find Joel Fox in the 1830 census.  

Remember Henry Fox in the 1840 census for St. Clair, Michigan?  Now it's time to discuss his family and Joel Fox for the years 1820 through 1840...

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