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Rudolph Fox
Birth: Mar. 29, 1739
Canajoharie
Montgomery County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 1806
Towanda
Bradford County
Pennsylvania, USA

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. 
 
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 Parents:
  Johann Philip Fuchs (1712 - 1770)
  Anna Dorothea Petrie Fuchs (1717 - 1799)
 
 Spouse:
  Catharine Elizabeth Miller Fox (1748 - 1810)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Fox Bowman (1767 - 1841)*
  Elizabeth Fox Means (1770 - 1851)*
  Dorothea Fox Townsend (1772 - ____)*
  Daniel Fox (1774 - 1851)*
  John Fox (1777 - 1855)*
  Abraham Fox (1787 - 1863)*
  Delia Fox Goff (1791 - 1865)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catherine Fox Borst (1737 - 1784)*
  Rudolph Fox (1739 - 1806)
  Elizabeth Fox Hiltz (1743 - 1843)*
  Christopher Philip Fox (1744 - 1804)*
  Anna Fox Bellinger (1746 - ____)*
  Johann Jost Fox (1748 - 1790)*
  Daniel C. Fox (1752 - 1819)*
  Peter Fox (1754 - 1822)*
  Philip P Fox (1754 - 1804)*
  Delia Fox Putnam (1757 - 1815)*
  Margaret Fox Barsch (1760 - 1823)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cole Cemetery
Monroeton
Bradford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section Lot - O, Grave # 22
 
Created by: Charles Price
Record added: Aug 01, 2010
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