|Birth: ||Mar. 29, 1739|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 1806|
Rudolph Fox was born 29 March 1739 at St. Johnsville, New York. He was a Palatinate German and a farmer. In Palatine, New York he married Catherine Elizabeth Miller, also a Palatine German in 1763. He worked for 66 days to help build the Indian Castle Church. He was paid13 pounds and 4 shillings in May 1770 for his work on the church. Shortly after he and his family traveled down the Susquehanna River. They stopped at Towanda, Pennsylvania. There he purchased land from the Indians. On the West side of Towanda Creek about half a mile from its mouth he built his log cabin home and became the "First Permanent White Settler" in present day Bradford County, Pennsylvania. During the Revolutionary War he joined the cause. He became an Ensign in the Ninth Company (Up-River Company) of the 24th Connecticut Militia. This Company was never called together for active service but he was loyal to the American Cause and gave assistance. In march of 1777 he was captured by a band of Indians while he was searching for stray cattle. He was taken to Quebec and held there for nine months. "During all of which time his family were ignorant of his fate". He was captured by Seneca Indians again in May 1778 but soon escaped. After that he took his family and moved to Sunbury, "a place of safety". In 1783 he and his family returned to Towanda to re-establish their home. "He was short and thick-set, a regular German both in figure and language". He spoke German and some broken English. He was a Methodist. On the 4 March 1806 while fishing on the river a short distance above the mouth of the creek he fell thru the ice and drowned.
Catarine Elizabeth Miller Fox (1748 - 1810)*
Dorothea Fox Townsend (1772 - ____)*
Daniel Fox (1774 - 1851)*
Plot: Section Lot - O, Grave # 22
Created by: Charles Price
Record added: Aug 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55708077
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