Person:Nathan Fox (5)

Watchers
m. 9 Jan 1805
  1. Hannah Fox1806 - 1808
  2. Martha Huddleston Fox1808 - 1862
  3. Jacob Fox1809 - 1811
  4. John Fox1810 - 1812
  5. Juliette Elvira Fox1813 - 1863
  6. Nathan Jackson Fox1815 - 1891
  7. Mary Fox1817 - 1817
  8. Elizabeth Evaline Fox1818 - 1835
  9. William Henry Fox1820 - 1891
  10. Margaret Caroline Fox1823 - 1862
  11. Nancy Fox1825 - 1825
m. 24 Jun 1858
  1. William Love Fox1859 - 1829
  2. Clara Neely Fox1862 - 1886
  3. David Burney Fox1865 - 1931
  4. Hallie Theobald Fox1869 - 1921
  5. Mattie Eliza Fox1872 - 1954
Facts and Events
Name Nathan Jackson Fox
Gender Male
Birth? 1 Feb 1815 York, South Carolina, United States
Marriage 24 Jun 1858 Nashville, Davidson, TNto Eliza Lerisa Love
Census[1] 1870 Louisville, Winston, MS
Census[2] 1880 Louisville, Winston, MS
Death? 13 Jul 1891 Louisville, Winston, Mississippi, United States
Burial? 1891 Masonic Cemetery, Louisville, Winston, MS

Nathan Jackson Fox was born 1 FEB 1815, in York Co, SC son of WilliamFox and Margaret Steadman. On 24 JUN 1858, he married Eliza Levisa Love, (PIC) daughter of David Love and Clarinda Neely. In his development years, Nathan Jackson Fox lived with his parents in SC and moved with them to Green County, AL. In the 1830's, Nathan Jackson Fox was called to the ministry and served a Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Carlowville, AL. In the late 1830's that church sponsored his attendance at Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN where he obtained an MA degree and taught for a year. He then served a church in Winchester, TN for a number of years. In the early 1850's, Nathan Jackson Fox began writing diaries. We are aware of five of these diaries, four of which have survived. In 1855 he took a trip by horseback to Texas, going as far as San Antonio. He kept notes of this trip and gives a good description of the area and its people. For instance he describes what the Alamo and the Missions of San Antonio looked like in 1855. All of these documents are with the archives in Jackson, MS and can be viewed upon request. Also in the MS Archives is a transcription of each of the documents which is easier to read than the original script. In the mid 1850's Nathan Jackson Fox was called to serve the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Columbus, MS. There he met Eliza Levisa Love, and they were married in 1858 in Nashville, TN Their honeymoon trip was in a horse drawn buggy to Columbus, MS. Following the Civil War, Nathan Jackson Fox, moved his family to Winston Co, MS to look after his deceased fathers plantation. While there, Nathan Jackson and Eliza became aware of the dire need of educational facilities in the South. They opened their home in Louisville, MS as a boarding school where they both taught until the early 1890's. Eliza Levisa Love was born 9 MAY 1832 in Hardeman Co, TN daughter of David Love and Clarenda Neely (PIC). Shorly after her birth, the family moved to Columbus, MS. Sadly her father died 13 NOV 1933 as a result of a fall experienced while constructing his new home. The older children and their mother rose to the occasion and raised a fine family. Eliza was brought up in Columbus, MS and attended school there. She graduated from Nashville, TN Female Academy, and it is known that she was teaching there in 1855. While still a teenager, Eliza Love began keeping a lifelong journal that has survived the years and is called "The Greenbook" because of its dark green color. In The Greenbook, Eliza recorded thoughts and events that were of importance to her. But of very great importance, she chose to record her's and her husband's ancestral and living families, giving dates and relationships. Much of our knowlege today of the Foxes and Loves comes from that document. Nathan Jackson Fox passed away 13 JUL 1891 in Louisville, MS and is buried there in the Masonic Cemetery. Eliza sold their home/school and went to live with her children. She helped to raise some of her grandchildren, who remembered her as being a very sweet woman who told the children Bible stories. She passed away 25 MAY 1907 and is buried next to her husband.

References
  1. Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census. (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2003;)
    Database online. Louisville, Winston, Mississippi, post office Louisville, roll 753, page 475, image 473.

    Record for Jackson Fox _FOOT: Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003), Database online. Louisville, Winston, Mississippi, post office Louisville, roll 753, page 475, image 473.

  2. Ancestry.com. 1880 United States Federal Census. (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;)
    Database online. Louisville, Winston, MS ED 21, roll T9_669, page 14.4000, image 0223.

    Record for Nathan J. Fox household.