57. Documentation for Elizabeth Ann Link
(28 Jan 1784 to 09 Mar 1872)
mother of John L. Fox
(18 Oct 1818 to 06 Jan 1899)
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Elizabeth Ann Link was born on January 28, 1784, near Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland.(1) She was baptized in the Frederick Lutheran Church.(2) She was the first child of John Adam Link II and Jane Ogle.(3) Elizabeth's father was a grandson of John Jacob Link, an ancestor of Dwight D. Eisenhower.(4) Jane Ogle, a daughter of Alexander Ogle of Frederick, Maryland, was a descendant of John Ogle of Delaware.(5) Elizabeth's parents moved the family to near Shepherdstown, Virginia, in early 1784.(6)
Elizabeth Ann Link married George Fox on August 9, 1807, at Shepherdstown, Virginia, now West Virginia.(7) George Fox was born March 10, 1781, in Frederick County, Maryland.(8) George was the oldest son of Frederick Fox and Catharine Booker.(9)
George Fox was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Middletown, Maryland.(10) In 1805, at age 24, George Fox acquired the Fox Inn along the Old Sharpsburg Road, about 2 miles east of Fox's Gap.(11) Fox's Gap is where the Old Sharpsburg Road from Frederick, Maryland, to Sharpsburg, Maryland, crosses the South Mountain.(12) The Old Sharpsburg Road was part of the Great Wagon Road to Philadelphia, which also was known as the German Monocacy Road.(13)
Fox's Gap was named for John Fox, the grandfather of George and the father of Frederick. Fox John Fox settled at the gap by the early 1760s. Fox's Gap was the scene for a major portion of the Battle of South Mountain between forces under Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Union General George B. McClellan on September 14, 1862.(14) A little more than one hundred years prior to the Battle of South Mountain, on May 2, 1755, the road through Fox's Gap was used by General Braddock, George Washington, and Maryland's Governor Sharpe to travel from Frederick Town to Swearingen's Ferry on the Potomac River, while on their way to Fort Cumberland during the Braddock Expedition.(15) Swearingen's Ferry was near the sight of present day Shepherdstown, West Virginia, formerly Virginia.
George and Elizabeth Fox moved west to near Miamisburg, Ohio, in late 1807 along with a number of other families with ties to George's parents, Frederick and Catherine Fox.(16)
George and Elizabeth Fox were the parents of ten children:(17)
Adam Fox was born Oct 1, 1808, and died May 1, 1881, in OH. Late in his life he married Elizabeth F. Heiss.
Frederick L. Fox was born Feb 28, 1810, in Montgomery Co., OH, and died Nov 20, 1851. He is buried at the St. John or Gebhart Church Cemetery in Miamisburg, Warren Co., OH. He married Anna Maria Zehring on Mar 28, 1833. She was a daughter of Johann Zehring and Frances Garst. The seven children of Frederick L. and Anna (Zehring) Fox are: Samuel Fox, George Fox, Lavinia Fox, John P. Fox, Frances A. Fox, Elizabeth Fox, and Jacob Henry Fox. (See Family Tree Maker CD, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1340-1980)
Daniel L. Fox was born Aug 17, 1811 and died Sep 8, 1889. He married Rosannah Christman on Sep 12, 1833.
Catharine Fox (Mrs. John Fox) was born May 6, 1813 and died Sep 19, 1841. She married John Fox on Sep 20, 1832.
George L. Fox was born Sep 12, 1816 and died Apr 17, 1893. He married Susannah Manning on Dec 27, 1842.
Alexander Fox was born Sep 21, 1820 and died Sep 15, 1900. He married Anna Eagle on Apr 9, 1845.
Susanna Jane Fox was born Nov 17, 1824, and died September 9,1841.
Elizabeth Fox was born Oct 1, 1830 and died Oct 23, 1868. She married Peter Eagle on Nov 11, 1854.
Mary L. Fox was born Oct 1, 1830 and died Oct 5, 1850.
John L. Fox
George Fox died June 14, 1847, in Miamisburg, Ohio, and was buried in the Gebhart or St. John Cemetery in Miamisburg.(18) Elizabeth Ann (Link) Fox died March 9, 1872, in Miamisburg, Ohio, and is buried next to her husband in the Gebhart or St. John Cemetery.(19)
George Fox is listed in the 1809 Ohio state census for Franklin Township in Warren County.(20) The 1810 Ohio Federal census for Warren county, Franklin township, lists the George Fox household.(21)
The 1830 Ohio Federal census for Warren county, Clear Creek township, lists the George Fox household as consisting of 7 males and 2 females: one male was 5 and under 10, two males were 10 and under 15, two males were 15 and under 20, one male was twenty and under thirty, one male was 40 and under 50; one female was 5 and under 10 and one female was 15 and under 20.(22)
The 1840 Ohio Federal census for Warren county, Clear Creek township, lists the George Fox household as consisting of 5 males and 4 females: one male was age 15 and under 20, two males were 20 and under 30, one male was 30 and under 40, and one male was 50 and under 60; two females were age 5 and under 10, 1 was age 15 and under 20, and one was age 50 and under 60.(23)
The 1850 U. S. Census for Ohio, Warren County, Clear Creek Township, dwelling number 439 and family number 439 lists the Elizabeth Fox household. Elizabeth is listed as age 66 and born in Maryland. Also living in the household are Adam Fox age 42, a farmer born in Ohio; Elizabeth Fox, age 19 and born in Ohio; and Mary Fox, age 19 and born in Ohio. Also listed on the same census page are the households of George L. Fox and Frederick L. Fox.(24)
The 1860 U. S. Census for Ohio, Warren County, Clear Creek Township, dwelling number 287 and family 287 lists the Elizabeth Fox household. Elizabeth Fox is listed as age 76 and born in Maryland. Her real estate value is given as $3,862 and her personal estate value is given as $2,110. Also living in the household are Adam Fox, age 51, farmer, born in Ohio and Elizabeth A. fox, age 25, born in Ohio.(25)
The 1870 U. S. Census for Ohio, Warren County, Clear Creek Township, lists the Adam Fox household. Adam Fox is listed as age 61, a farm laborer who was born in Ohio. Also listed are Elizabeth Fox, age 36, who keeps house for her brother and Elizabeth Fox age 86, born in Maryland, who lives with her son.(26)
Children (Fox) born in Warren County, Ohio:
i. Adam, born October 1, 1808
ii. Frederick L., born February 28, 1810
iii. Daniel L., born August 17, 1811
iv. Catharine, born May 6, 1813
v. George L., born September 12, 1816
vi. John L., October 18, 1818
vii. Alexander, born September 21, 1820
viii. Susanna Jane, born November 17, 1824
ix. Elizabeth L., born October 1, 1830
x. Mary L., born October 1, 1830
1. Tombstone of Elizabeth Ann Link, Gebhart or St. John Cemetery, Miamisburg, Ohio, "Elizabeth wife of George Fox died March 9, 1872, aged 88 Yrs. 1 Mo. & 11 Ds." photograph by Curtis L. Older; The Fox Genealogy including the Metherd, Benner, and Leiter descendants, giving biographies of the first and second generations, with sketches of the third generation, compiled by D. G. Fox, 1914. (n.p) 1924. 1 p. 1., (5)-172 p. 20 com. 37-9439 CS71.F79 1924 Library of Congress, p. 82; see Paxson Link, The Link Family (Paris, Illinois: [s.l.], 1951), 81, " John Adam II and Jane spent the first year of their married life in Maryland, where their first child, Elizabeth Ann, was born January 29, 1784, and baptized in the Frederick Lutheran Church. She married George Fox, August 9, 1807, and has not been contacted in our research work."
2. The Link Family, p. 81.
3. Index to Marriage Licenses, Frederick County, 1778-1810, John Adam Link II and Jane Ogle, married April 14, 1783; The Link Family, p. 81, "on April 15, 1783, John Adam and Jane, accompanied by her brother and sister and his father and brother, Jacob, were married in the Frederick Lutheran Church."
4. The Link Family, chapter on Dwight D. Eisenhower; letter from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Paxson Link dated October 10, 1950, copy in the possession of Curtis L. Older; Adam Link I, the grandfather of Elizabeth Ann Link , supplied bacon during the American Revolution, see Maryland State Papers, Series A, MdHR 4586-15 1/6/4/18; John Adam Link II, the father of Elizabeth Ann Link, was an officer during the American Revolution, see Paxson Link, The Link Family, 78.
5. Francis Hamilton Hibbard, assisted by Stephen Parks, The English origin of John Ogle, first of the name in Delaware (Pittsburgh: n.p., 1967); Sir Henry Asgill Ogle, Ogle and Bothal (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Andrew Reid & Company, 1902). Alexander Ogle, father of Jane Ogle, provided wheat and flour from his mills to the Maryland troops during the American Revolution. See Maryland State Papers, Series A, MdHR 6636-23-29/7 1/7/5 and related papers.
6. The Link Family, p. 81, "During the first part of 1784 John Adam II and Jane moved across the Potomac River to take possession of Jane's inheritance and make for themselves a homestead."
7. Jefferson County, West Virginia, Marriage Records, 1807, page 286; The Link Family, p. 81.
8. Tombstone of George Fox, Gebhart or St. John Cemetery, Miamisburg, Ohio; Fox Genealogy, 82.
9. Curtis L. Older, The Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland (Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1995), p. 98; Ohio D.A.R. Soldiers Rosters, 2 vols., 1:146; will of Frederick Fox, Will Book C, case #1444, Montgomery County, Ohio; Fox Genealogy, p. 82.
10. Frederick S.Weiser, ed., Zion Lutheran Church 1781-1826, Maryland German Church Records, Vol. 2, (Manchester, Md.: Noodle-Doosey Press, 1987), 25. "Samuel, son of Jacob and Magdelena Benner was born April 14, 1801. Baptised June 21, 1801. Sponsored by George Fox, a single person." (Mary) Magdelena Benner was the daughter of Frederick Fox and sister of George.
11. Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland, pp. 97-99 and Appendix D; Curtis L. Older, The Land Tracts of the Battlefield of South Mountain (Westminster, Md.: Willow Bend Books, 1999), pp. 211-13, 227.
12. Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland, pp. 99-104; Land Tracts of the Battlefield of South Mountain, pp. 40-41.
13. Land Tracts of the Battlefield of South Mountain, p. 42; Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland, p. 87.
14. Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland, Afterword, pp. 177-182.
15. Braddock Expedition and Fox's Gap in Maryland, p. 70.
16. Sale of the Fox Inn property, Frederick County, Maryland, Land Records, WR-32-30, George Fox to John Ringer, 1807, 100 acres; Fox, Fox Genealogy, 15-6.
17. Warren County Genealogical Society, Lebanon, Ohio, estate papers of George Fox; Fox Genealogy, pp. 82-100.
18. Tombstone of George Fox, Gebhart or St. John Cemetery, Miamisburg, Ohio, "died June 14, 1847, aged 66 yrs, 3 mos, and 4 ds", photograph by Curtis L. Older; Fox Genealogy, 82.
19. Tombstone of Elizabeth Ann Link, Gebhart or St. John Cemetery, Miamisburg, Ohio, "Elizabeth wife of George Fox died March 9, 1872, aged 88 Yrs. 1 Mo. & 11 Ds." photograph by Curtis L. Older; Fox Genealogy, 82.
20. Ohio Early Census Index, 1809 Tax List, Warren County, Franklin Township, page 013, George Fox.
21. 1810 Ohio Federal Census, Warren County, Franklin Township, page 28.
22. 1830 Ohio Federal Census, Warren County, Clear Creek Township, roll M19_142, page 173, image 340.
23. 1840 Ohio Federal Census, Warren County, Clear Creek Township, roll M704_431, page 178, image 356.
24. 1850 Ohio Federal Census, Warren County, Clear Creek Township, page 446, roll M432_737, dwelling 439 and family 439, Elizabeth Fox household.
25. 1860 Ohio Federal Census, Warren County, Clear Creek Township, page 314, roll M653_1047, enumerated August 3, 1860, Elizabeth Fox household, dwelling 287 and family 287.
26. 1870 Ohio Federal Census, Warren County, Clear Creek Township, Post Office - Lebanon, enumerated August 1, 1870, page 225, roll M593_1277, image 54, Adam Fox household.