- Some researchsers indicate the Fox family came to America in 1680 from England and settled in Pennsylvania. Others believe they came from Germany with the surname Fuchs.
Adam Fox first appeared in Virginia records on a land warrant application in Augusta County in October 1752. He later moved eight miles south to Mill Creek. Originally in Augusta County, his land later fell in Frederick and is now Shenandoah County just north of Forestville.
Adam Fox's will, dated 22 March 1768, was probated in Frederick County in 1769. Written in German, it mentions wife Catherine, daughters and two young sons, later identified by land records.
"Sevier County, Tennessee and Its Heritage", 1994, p 201, 202, 204.
Manda Fox, email@example.com, 2 Aug 2004.