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Ancestors of George Richard Fox, Jr.




Generation No. 1


      1. George Richard Fox, Jr., born August 05, 1939 in Chattanooga, TN1. He was the son of 2. George Richard Fox, Sr. and 3. Blanche Henderson. He married (1) Mildred Juanita Enterkin May 25, 1964 in Atlanta, GA. She was born April 15, 1939 in Atlanta, GA2. She was the daughter of Preston Fayne Enterkin and Helen Elizabeth Heaton.

Generation No. 2



      2. George Richard Fox, Sr., born January 28, 1909 in Chattanooga, TN3,4; died August 09, 1974 in Atlanta, GA4,5. He was the son of 4. William Haney Fox and 5. Nellie May Head. He married 3. Blanche Henderson September 10, 1938 in Chattanooga, TN.

      3. Blanche Henderson, born January 18, 1913 in Sevier County, TN6. She was the daughter of 6. Otha Ray Henderson and 7. Lida Denton.

Notes for George Richard Fox, Sr.:
George Richard Fox was named after his two grandfathers and went under the name of Richard Fox. He attended the Citadel in Charleston for 2 years after which he returned to Chattanooga and graduated from the University of Chattanooga in 1931. Richard's first job was as a traveling salesman for Lever Bros. soap company. Around 1936 he joined his father and uncle at Fox Bros. Co.

In 1930 Blanche Henderson graduated from Cohutta High School as Salutatorian. After graduation she attended Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, TN. She worked in various law offices in Athens, Madisonville, and Knoxville, before coming to Chattanooga and working for the First National Bank Receivership. There she met Richard Fox. They were married in 1938 in the University of Chattanooga chapel.

In 1940 Richard and Blanche Fox built their first house at 1206 McCord Ave. In 1948 Richard Fox joined the F. & A. Masons. On 18 Sep. 1948 he became a Master Mason. His family was active in the First Baptist Church. In 1952 Richard and his family sold their house and moved to 1606 Carroll Lane.

In 1955 Richard became President of Fox Bros. Co. Blanche Fox served on the Board of Directors of the Florence Crittenton Home. In 1979 Blanche joined the Daughters of the American Revolution (Nat. No. 636417).
     
Children of George Fox and Blanche Henderson are:
  1 i.   George Richard Fox, Jr., born August 05, 1939 in Chattanooga, TN; married Mildred Juanita Enterkin May 25, 1964 in Atlanta, GA.
  ii.   Charlotte Frances Fox, born September 23, 1942 in Chattanooga, TN.
Generation No. 3



      4. William Haney Fox, born October 01, 1876 in Tunnel Hill, GA7; died January 20, 1961 in Chattanooga, TN7. He was the son of 8. Richard Haney Fox and 9. Sarah Caroline Laymance. He married 5. Nellie May Head November 15, 1905 in Tunnel Hill, GA8.

      5. Nellie May Head9, born March 24, 1878 in Tunnel Hill, GA10,11; died April 02, 1947 in Chattanooga, TN12,13. She was the daughter of 10. George Washington Head and 11. Elizabeth Helen Jordan.

Notes for William Haney Fox:
Will Fox had his first job with the NC & St L Railroad in Tunnel Hill. In 1898 he was transferred to Chattanooga. He later worked as a traveling freight agent for Clyde Steamship Co. Around 1905 Will opened a retail grocery at Ninth and Carter Streets in Chattanooga. In Nov. 1905 he married his childhood sweetheart, Nellie Head, a schoolteacher from Tunnel Hill, GA.

In 1918 Will, his father, and his brother Charleton, established Fox Brothers Wholesale Grocery. Will was a deacon at the First Baptist church. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Alhambra Shrine. Nellie was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and United Daughters of the Confederacy. They lived at 549 Oak Street in Chattanooga. Nellie died in 1947.

In 1955 Will retired and sold a 900 acre farm he owned in Catoosa Co., GA. He donated a plot of this land and $500 for a church to be built. This church was built and named the Nellie Head Church.
     
Children of William Fox and Nellie Head are:
  i.   Sarah Elizabeth Fox, born September 12, 1906; died April 15, 1965 in Albuquerque, NM; married William Oscar McCord, Jr. August 12, 1935 in Chattanooga, TN.
  2 ii.   George Richard Fox, Sr., born January 28, 1909 in Chattanooga, TN; died August 09, 1974 in Atlanta, GA; married Blanche Henderson September 10, 1938 in Chattanooga, TN.
  iii.   Blanche Jordan Fox, born December 14, 1910 in Chattanooga, TN14; died July 24, 1983 in Dallas, TX14; married Walter Earl Manning, Jr. April 18, 1936 in Chattanooga, TN14; born December 20, 1911 in Chattanooga, TN14; died February 03, 1978 in Dallas, TX14.


      6. Otha Ray Henderson15, born July 12, 1889 in Sevier County, TN16,17; died October 31, 1969 in Chattanooga, TN18,19. He was the son of 12. William Bruce Henderson and 13. Sarah Katheryn Robertson. He married 7. Lida Denton December 24, 1909 in Sevier County, TN20.

      7. Lida Denton21,22, born August 03, 1892 in Jefferson County, TN23,24; died September 04, 1964 in Dalton, GA25,26. She was the daughter of 14. William Harrison Denton and 15. Laura Virginia Trotter.

Notes for Otha Ray Henderson:
Otha Henderson and Lida Denton were raised in Sevier Co., Tennessee. They met each other while attending the Long Springs School. They married in 1909.

In the 1910 Federal Census Otha Henderson and his bride Lida Henderson were living in the household of William Bruce Henderson, Otha's father, in the 4th Civil District of Sevier Co., Tennessee. (Federal Census, Sevier Co., TN, p. 53)

Sometime after 1910 Otha Henderson moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where Otha worked at a grocery store.

In 1918 Otha and Lida had 3 small children. They decided to move to McGaughey's Chapel near Cohutta, Georgia, where his father, William Bruce Henderson, had moved and owned a farm. Otha moved his family to his father's farm and helped his father with his farm. Otha and Lida became prominant members of McGaughey's Chapel Methodist Church.

In 1938 Otha's father died. Otha and Lida bought a farm in the town of Cohutta, Georgia. They became one of the first families of the area to become poultry farmers for the Tennessee Egg Co. Poultry farming became one of the chief occupations of north Georgia. In 1945 after being discharged from the Army, their eldest son, Coy Henderson, bought a farm nearby and also became a poultry farmer.
     
Children of Otha Henderson and Lida Denton are:
  i.   Coy W. Henderson, born April 15, 1911 in Sevier County, TN26; died February 24, 196226; married Mary D. Carey; born July 30, 191326; died March 25, 195926.
  3 ii.   Blanche Henderson, born January 18, 1913 in Sevier County, TN; married George Richard Fox, Sr. September 10, 1938 in Chattanooga, TN.
  iii.   Denton B. Henderson, born September 17, 1914 in Knox County, TN26; died December 20, 1977 in Chattanooga, TN26; married Hazel Morgan May 10, 1941; born July 27, 191326; died March 05, 1993 in Chattanooga, TN26.
Generation No. 4



      8. Richard Haney Fox, born January 29, 1842 in Sevier County, TN27,28; died December 29, 1929 in Tunnel Hill, GA29,30. He was the son of 16. Abraham Maxwell Fox and 17. Hannah Burkett Hix. He married 9. Sarah Caroline Laymance December 24, 1865 in Tunnel Hill, GA31.

      9. Sarah Caroline Laymance32, born August 07, 1846 in Murray Co., GA33,34; died January 26, 1906 in Tunnel Hill, GA35. She was the daughter of 18. Jacob Charleton Laymance and 19. Ruth A. Douglas.

Notes for Richard Haney Fox:
At the outbreak of the Civil War, on Oct. 3, 1861, R.H. Fox enlisted as a private in the Georgia State Troops. This unit was disbanded in April 1862. On May 1, 1862, R. H. Fox with his brothers, David and Cicero, enlisted in Co. F, 39th Reg't Georgia Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A., a unit of men from Catoosa Co., GA, in which he remained until the end of the war. His unit fought in the battles of Champion Hill, Missionary Ridge (Chattanooga), East Lake (Atlanta), Franklin, and Nashville. He was present at the surrender of the Army of Tennessee on 26 April 1865 in Greensboro, NC.

Sometime prior to 1880 R.H. Fox opened a country store in Tunnel Hill, GA, and became a dry goods merchant. His family attended the Tunnel Hill Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Joseph E. Johnston Camp No. 34 of the United Confederate Veterans in Dalton, GA. In 1893 R.H. Fox was a Justice of the Peace for Tunnel Hill. R.H. Fox was a member of Tunnel Hill Lodge No. 202 of F. and A. Masons. On January 15, 1894 he received his Master Mason Degree.

The following article appeared in the "Chattanooga Times" on 23 Oct. 1954, p. 8:

"Twenty-five years ago John A. Fox of Norman, Okla., 80 years old and the youngest of three brothers, was in Chattanooga on his first visit in 60 years. With him on his tour through Chattanooga to refresh old memories were his two elder brothers, R.H. Fox, 88, of Tunnel Hill, Ga., and W.L. Fox, 82, of Lakeview.

The brothers were natives of Sevier Co., Tenn. As small boys they moved with their parents and nine brothers and sisters to Catoosa Co., Ga. Then came the Civil War in which the brothers did their bit. W.L. and John A. Fox were among those who helped search for Andrews' Raiders after the capture of the "General", the locomotive which now stands as a relic in Union Station here.

R.H. Fox enlisted in the 39th Georgia Infantry in 1861 and served until 1865. He was the last living member of that regiment. After the was in 1869, John Fox went "out west" to Oklahoma where he lived in Norman. Among honors he earned there was membership in the Norman police and fire department. Just before he made his trip to Chattanooga, John Fox turned in his old badge, declaring he was too old to have such responsibility."
     
Children of Richard Fox and Sarah Laymance are:
  i.   John Ernest Fox, born December 01, 1872; died October 23, 1918 in Rockwood, TN; married Zoe Allen Hamilton.
  4 ii.   William Haney Fox, born October 01, 1876 in Tunnel Hill, GA; died January 20, 1961 in Chattanooga, TN; married Nellie May Head November 15, 1905 in Tunnel Hill, GA.
  iii.   Charles Walker Fox, born November 17, 1879 in Tunnel Hill, Whitfield County, GA35; died December 28, 1890 in Tunnel Hill, GA35
  iv.   Henry Charlton Fox, born September 24, 1885 in Tunnel Hill, Whitfield County, GA36; died January 01, 1955 in Chattanooga, TN36; married Laura Walker; born January 19, 189036; died July 24, 1972 in Chattanooga, TN36.


      10. George Washington Head37,38, born February 12, 1850 in Whitfield Co., GA39,40; died October 23, 1921 in Dalton, GA41,42. He was the son of 20. Morgan Head and 21. Cynthia Louisa Clanahan. He married 11. Elizabeth Helen Jordan March 25, 1875 in Whitfield Co., GA43.

      11. Elizabeth Helen Jordan44, born May 20, 1851 in Greenville, TN45,46; died August 03, 1937 in Tunnel Hill, GA47,48. She was the daughter of 22. William Watts Jordan and 23. Mary Jane West.

Notes for George Washington Head:
George W. Head was a member of Tunnel Hill Lodge No 202 of the Free and Accepted Masons. He received his Master Mason Degree on 20 Feb 1875. (Records of F & A Masons Lodge No 202, Tunnel Hill, GA, on file at the Grand Lodge of Georgia, Macon, GA)

In the 1880 Federal Census George W. Head listed his occupation as Attorney-in-law. (1880 Federal Census, Whitfield Co., GA, p. 43)

George W. Head and his family were members of the Baptist Church in Tunnel Hill, GA. (Official History of Whitfield Co, Ga, by the Whitfield Co. History Commission, 1936, p 117, 131, 192)

Between 1912 and 1913 George W Head was the Justice of the Peace and Notary Public for Tunnel Hill, following in the foot-steps of his father, Morgan Head, who held the same offices between 1873 and 1880. George's sons held the office of Justice of the Peace, G. W. Head, Jr. in 1918, and Grady Head in 1921. (Official History of Whitfield Co, Ga, by the Whitfield Co. History Commission, 1936, p 117, 131, 192)

George W. Head and his family were listed in the 1900, 1910, and 1920 Federal Census records. (1900 Federal Census, Whitfield Co., GA, p. 80-B; 1910 Federal Census, Whitfield Co., GA, p. 156-B; 1920 Federal Census, Whitfield Co., GA, ED 201, Sht 2, Ln 72)

George W. Head's son, T. Grady Head, also became a lawyer. He served on the Georgia Supreme Court for 20 years.

George W. Head made a will in Whitfield Co., GA. (Whitfield Co., GA, Will Book B 1897-1960, p. 269)

     
Children of George Head and Elizabeth Jordan are:
  i.   Oskes L. Head49, born Abt. 1876.
  5 ii.   Nellie May Head, born March 24, 1878 in Tunnel Hill, GA; died April 02, 1947 in Chattanooga, TN; married William Haney Fox November 15, 1905 in Tunnel Hill, GA.
  iii.   George Washington Head, Jr.50, born September 07, 1880; died January 27, 1954.
  iv.   Florence Head50, born March 1883; married Wade G. Shields.
  v.   Kendall W. Head50, born April 1884.
  vi.   Margie Dell Head50, born August 1890; married A. S. Hadley.
  vii.   Mary Ruth Head50, born July 1893; married M. J. Richardson.
  viii.   Thomas Grady Head50, born July 04, 1897 in Tunnel Hill, GA; died June 07, 1965 in Atlanta, GA; married Tommie Edwards 1928 in Ringgold, GA.


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