Monday, January 24, 2011

Amanuensis Monday - Titus Fox's Revolutionary War Pension File - Part 2

This is a continuation of the transcription of R3724 - Titus Fox - NC. Part 1 is here.

State of Kentucky
Hopkins County

On this 14th day of September, 1853, Before me, James A. Nisbet an acting Justice of the Peace within and for the county and States aforesaid, personally appeared Jesse Fox who, being sworn according to law, on his oath makes the following declaration for the purpose of obtaining the benefit of any act or acts of the Congress of this United States granting to the children of deceased Revolutionary soldiers a Pension, to wit:

That he is the legally appointed administrator upon the estate of Elizabeth Fox, widow of Titus Fox, late of the county and State aforesaid, who was a Private soldier in the lines of the army of the United States in the war of the Revolution. That application has heretofore been made for a Pension, and to the evidence on file with said application he refers for proof of service, identity, etc. He further declares that the aforesaid Titus Fox died in the county and State aforesaid on the Twenty first day of June one thousand eight hundred and twenty five; That his widow, the aforesaid Elizabeth Fox, died in the foresaid county and State on the Twenty fourth day of September one thousand eight hundred and forty five, aged about seventy eight years. leaving the following named children, to wit: Allen Fox, aged fifty years; Jesse Fox, aged about forty seven years; Daniel Fox, aged about sixty five years at the time of his death five years ago, Mrs. Amelia Meredith, aged about seventy years; Mrs Mary Sisk, aged aged about fifty three years' Mrs. Malinda Matthews, aged about forty four years, Mrs Sarah Hankins Mathews, aged about fifty six years at the time of her death about three years since; and James Fox, aged about fifty three years at the time of his death some four years since. He further declares that the said Titus and Elizabeth Fox were married in Wilkes County North Carolina, about the year one thousand seven hundred and eights. That her name before her marriage to the said Fox was Elizabeth Wright.

Jesse Fox
Elizabeth Fox decd

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of September 1852
James A. Nisbet J. P.

Titus' will does not name all of his children so the list provided here by his son, Jesse, is the only solid documentation for Titus and Elizabeth's children. Jesse being listed as Administrator of his mother's estate made me realize that I don't have a copy of Elizabeth's will or probate record. That's been added to my To Do List.

Amanuensis Monday is a daily blogging theme at GeneaBloggers encouraging family historians to transcribe family letters, journals, audiotapes, and other historical artifacts. It was created by John Newmark at Transylvanian Dutch.


  1. Documenting the Details - what a great name for a genealogy blog! I was just reading your profile on geneabloggers and totally agree with the comment about joining a community. We geneabloggers are truly a wonderful community.

    All the best to you in documenting the details!

  2. Nice write up today! I'm discovering exactly what a wonderful community it is due in no small part to you.

  3. Any slaves in this group. My slave descendants are Fox from Hopkins County, KY.

  4. Joan & NR - Thanks.

    Kathleen - Not that I know of but I don't have a copy yet of Titus' will yet. I do have a copy of his father James Fox's will from Hopkins County and there are no slaves mentioned in it. I've made a note on my To Do List to get back to you when I get a copy of Titus' will. As far as I know James and his sons were the only Foxes in Hopkins County in the early 1800's.