III. B. JONAS CHRISTOPHER FOX
B: 5 Oct 1817 Sevier County, Tennessee
M: 13 Jan 1843 Eliza Bird (12 Jan 1822-8 Jul 1896)
D: 2 Jul 1866 Fox Cemetery
Christopher was the second son of Adam Fox III and Mary
Shrader. He married Eliza Bird, daughter of Lewis. Christopher
volunteered for service with the Union army and was enrolled as
a sergeant in F company of the 9th Tennessee Cavalry at Panther
Springs on 13 Sep 1863. He was just short of 46 years old. An
other members of F Company were Christopher’s son, Simon.
Christopher’s nephews, Caswell and Gilbert, were in K
Christopher returned from the war, suffering from consumption
and chronic bronchitis and died 2 Jul 1866 at the age of 48.
Eliza remained a widow and lived in Sevier and Jefferson
Counties. Both are buried in Fox Cemetery.
+ a. Simon Fox Jan 1844
b. Mary Jane Fox 1846. She married Henry Harrison Wells
on 2 Jan 1868 in Jefferson County. He was the son of Levi
and Anna Wells. They moved to San Saba County, Texas,
where Simon also lived.
+ c. Caswell Fox Dec 1847.
d. Matilda Fox or Margaret E. Fox 16 May 1852. She
married Philip Ottinger 17 Jun 1873. See census records
e. Barbara A. Fox 7 Sep 1857
f. Sarah A. Fox 7 Sep 1857
g. Louise H. Fox 15 Aug 1860
h. Perry M. Fox 2 Nov 1862. He married Fannie Moore 29
1850 Jefferson County, Tennessee Census 1039/800
Christopher 30, Eliza 27, Simon 6, Mary Jane 4, Caswell 3,
Matilda 1 month.
1860 Jefferson County, Tennessee Census 323/490
Chris 41, E. (f) 38, S. (m) 16, M.J. (f) 14, C. (m) 6?, M.E. (f) 8,
B.A. (f) 2, S.A. (f) 2
1870 Jefferson County, Tennessee Census 800/975
Eliza 48, Simon 24, Caswell 20, Margaret 16, Barbara A. 13,
Sarah A. 13, Louisa 8, Perry 6
Adam Fox III:
Dick Fox's Homepage:
1512 Parkview Drive
Lockhart, Texas, 78644