Fox, Daniel E. 1831-1916
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 1/27/2019 at 15:21:59
Daniel E. Fox, son of Buell and Prudency Fox was born April 27, 1831, in Ellisburg, Jefferson Co., N.Y., where he lived till April 5, 1857 when he came to Iowa and settled at Farmersburg, Clayton county.
He was married to Rachel A. Partlow, May 28, 1861.
He enlisted in the 27th Iowa Volunteers Feb. 1, 1864, was mustered in at Davenport, Iowa, as a recruit and was kept at camp McCellan under Capt. White to guard the Indian prisoners until May when an order came for every able bodied soldier to be sent down south.
He met his regiment at Memphis the last of June 1864 and started for Tupelow where they had a hard victorious fight with Forest and then started back to Memphis but was followed by Forest and engaged in another fight at Oldtown Creek where he received a gun wound in his right thigh which caused him to be sent to the hospital at Memphis and from there to Jefferson Barrax [sic], thence to Keokuk where he stayed till everything was sold out of the hospital, then going back to Farmersburg where he stayed with his family, and lost three children and in April 1884 he moved to a farm near Volga where he lived until July 1890 then moving onto a farm near Lamont where he resided until Sept. 22, 1892.
Since then he has been at the Soldier's Homes at Milwaukee, Wis., Leavenworth, Kans., and Marshalltown, Iowa. Since leaving the Soldiers' Homes he has lived with his children until his death Dec. 3, 1916. He was 85 years, 7 months and six days old and leaves ten children.
~The Arlington News, Arlington, Fayette co. IA, December 7, 1916
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The body of Daniel Fox, was brot to Farmersburg for burial by his sons Buell and Joe. Mr. Fox was an old soldier and old time resident of this town.
~Monona Leader, 12/14/1916
- from the Monona Leader, 8/23/1894, Farmersburg column: "Daniel Fox visited with friends here last Friday and Saturday. He came from the Soldiers' Home at Milwaukee, where he has been for some time."
- Death Certificate (source: familysearch.org)
DOB: 4/27/1831, in Jefferson Co., N.Y.
DOD: 12/3/1916 in Sperry twp.
Marital status: Divorced
Father: Buel Fox
Mother: "Do not know"
Cause of death: Old age with nephritis and dropsy
Informant: J.G. Fox, Arlington, IA
- Rachel, his wife, is also buried in F-W cemetery also. Death Cert. states "Divorced".
- for those who have access, his Soldier's Home record is on Ancestry, he served in more than one CW regiments
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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