Nathan Jackson Fox

Nathan Jackson Fox

b: 1 Feb 1815
d: 13 Jul 1891
Nathan Jackson Fox
Nathan Jackson Fox (PIC) was born 1 FEB 1815, in York Co., SC, son of William Fox 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 Mississippi 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.

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Author Fox, Nathan Jackson, 1815-1891.
Title Fox (Nathan Jackson) papers [manuscript]
Local Call Number Z/1825.000/S
In-house Request Archival Reading Room
Collection Info. Collection description
Descr. 0.66 cubic ft.
Arrangement Organized into the following series: I. DIARIES, 1852-1855. II. DIARY TYPESCRIPTS, 1985. III. COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS, 1853. IV. PROMISSORY NOTE, 1853.
Lim. Use Original diaries are restricted; diary typescripts must be used for research.
Scope Note Diaries of Nathan Jackson Fox, a Cumberland Presbyterian minister and circuit rider active in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee during the 1850s; Fox’s address to the Alumni Society of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, on July 14, 1853; and a promissory note from Benjamin Decherd. The diaries reveal Fox’s moral, philosophical, and religious views and reflect his interest in natural history and his attempts to reconcile contemporary scientific discoveries with biblical revelation. The diaries also provide documentation of local social history in Alabama, Missisisppi, and Tennessee. They describe various places he visited during his ministerial circuit and the people he encountered through his ministry. Some information about Cumberland Presbyterian denominational history is included, and some marriages and deaths are noted. There is also a description of a devastating fire in Columbus, Mississippi, in September, 1854; references to local industries such as textile mills and iron foundries; and a description of the funeral of Daniel Webster and reflections on Webster’s life and accomplishments.
Citation Cite as: Z/1825.000: Fox (Nathan Jackson) Papers.
Cum.Ind./Find. Aid Register is available in Search Room.
Per.Sub. Fox family -- Archives.
Fox, Nathan Jackson, 1815-1891 -- Diaries.
Biography
Nathan Jackson Fox
Nathan Jackson Fox (PIC) was born 1 FEB 1815, in York Co., SC, son of William Fox 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 Mississippi 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.

Record 1 out of 2

Author Fox, Nathan Jackson, 1815-1891.
Title Fox (Nathan Jackson) papers [manuscript]
Local Call Number Z/1825.000/S
In-house Request Archival Reading Room
Collection Info. Collection description
Descr. 0.66 cubic ft.
Arrangement Organized into the following series: I. DIARIES, 1852-1855. II. DIARY TYPESCRIPTS, 1985. III. COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS, 1853. IV. PROMISSORY NOTE, 1853.
Lim. Use Original diaries are restricted; diary typescripts must be used for research.
Scope Note Diaries of Nathan Jackson Fox, a Cumberland Presbyterian minister and circuit rider active in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee during the 1850s; Fox’s address to the Alumni Society of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, on July 14, 1853; and a promissory note from Benjamin Decherd. The diaries reveal Fox’s moral, philosophical, and religious views and reflect his interest in natural history and his attempts to reconcile contemporary scientific discoveries with biblical revelation. The diaries also provide documentation of local social history in Alabama, Missisisppi, and Tennessee. They describe various places he visited during his ministerial circuit and the people he encountered through his ministry. Some information about Cumberland Presbyterian denominational history is included, and some marriages and deaths are noted. There is also a description of a devastating fire in Columbus, Mississippi, in September, 1854; references to local industries such as textile mills and iron foundries; and a description of the funeral of Daniel Webster and reflections on Webster’s life and accomplishments.
Citation Cite as: Z/1825.000: Fox (Nathan Jackson) Papers.
Cum.Ind./Find. Aid Register is available in Search Room.
Per.Sub. Fox family -- Archives.
Fox, Nathan Jackson, 1815-1891 -- Diaries.
Facts
  • 1 Feb 1815 - Birth - ; ,York Co., South Carolina
  • 1891 - Burial - ; Masonic Cemetery, Louisville, Mississippi
  • 13 Jul 1891 - Death - ; Louisville, , Mississippi
Ancestors
   
Jacob Fox
27 Nov 1750 - 13 Sep 1834
 
 
William Fox
22 Apr 1785 - 22 Mar 1868
  
  
  
Martha Huddleston
ABT 1755 - BEF 1834
 
Nathan Jackson Fox
1 Feb 1815 - 13 Jul 1891
  
 
  
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Margaret Steadman
9 Feb 1785 - 17 Apr 1846
  
  
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) William Fox
Birth22 Apr 1785
Death22 Mar 1868
Marriage9 Jan 1805to Margaret Steadman
FatherJacob Fox
MotherMartha Huddleston
PARENT (F) Margaret Steadman
Birth9 Feb 1785
Death17 Apr 1846
Marriage9 Jan 1805to William Fox
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MNathan Jackson Fox
Birth1 Feb 1815,York Co., South Carolina
Death13 Jul 1891Louisville, , Mississippi
Marriage24 Jun 1858to Eliza Levisa Love
FHannah Fox
Birth24 Jul 1806
Death9 Jul 1808
FMartha Huddleston Fox
Birth20 Jan 1808
Death1862
Marriage24 Aug 1826to Joseph Hughes
MJacob Fox
Birth29 Aug 1809
Death3 Jan 1811
MJohn Fox
Birth16 Nov 1810
Death14 Oct 1812
FJuliet Elvira Fox
Birth15 Jul 1813
Death18 Jan 1863
Marriage24 Feb 1853to Robert Boyd Walker Fleming
FMary Fox
Birth30 Apr 1817
Death30 Jul 1817
FElizabeth Evaline Fox
Birth1 May 1818
Death1835
MWilliam Henry Fox
Birth8 Jun 1820
Death2 Feb 1891
Marriage18 Nov 1841to Nancy Dumas
FMargaret Caroline Fox
Birth29 Jul 1823
Death27 Dec 1862
Marriage22 Dec 1844to Ebenezer Gaston
FNancy Fox
Birth22 Apr 1825
Death2 May 1825
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Nathan Jackson Fox
Birth1 Feb 1815,York Co., South Carolina
Death13 Jul 1891Louisville, , Mississippi
Marriage24 Jun 1858to Eliza Levisa Love
FatherWilliam Fox
MotherMargaret Steadman
PARENT (F) Eliza Levisa Love
Birth9 May 1832,Hardeman Co., Tennessee
Death25 May 1907
Marriage24 Jun 1858to Nathan Jackson Fox
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MDavid Burney Fox
Birth11 Nov 1865Louisville, , Mississippi
Death4 Sep 1931
Marriageto Mary Helen Hand
MWilliam Love Fox
Birth11 Sep 1859
Death
FClara Neely Fox
Birth13 Jul 1862
Death
FHallie Theobald Fox
Birth29 Nov 1869
Death
FMattie Eliza Fox
Birth27 Jan 1872
Death
Descendancy Chart
Nathan Jackson Fox b: 1 Feb 1815 d: 13 Jul 1891
Eliza Levisa Love b: 9 May 1832 d: 25 May 1907
David Burney Fox b: 11 Nov 1865 d: 4 Sep 1931
Mary Helen Hand b: 18 Aug 1871
William Love Fox b: 11 Sep 1859
Clara Neely Fox b: 13 Jul 1862
Hallie Theobald Fox b: 29 Nov 1869
Mattie Eliza Fox b: 27 Jan 1872