Cocke County, Tennessee
Caroline (Elijah) Fox
Civil War Widow's Pension

Names mentioned: Elijah Fox, Caroline Boswell Fox, William Buckner, Guilford Fox, Ransom Fox, Benony Carter Fox, Elijah Fox, John Thomas, Mary E. Ellis, Mary A. Ellis Sr, Joseph Breeden, Daniel Driskill, William Worth, Penelope Fox, Emily Crumley, Elizabeth Dawson, and Temperence E. Freshour. Original records may be found online through various genealogy databases, or by requesting copies of military records in government archives.
Abstracted and submitted by Bruce Price

Elijah Fox served in Company C, 8th Regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Infantry. He died 8-27-1864 in Marietta, GA of wounds received in a skirmish near Atlanta.
Elijah Fox married Caroline Boswell 7-1-1849 in Cocke County; they were married by William Buckner, J.P., in the house of her father.

Their children:
They lived at her house on the farm of John Thomas in the 4th Civil District. Mary A. Ellis and Joseph Breeden of the 4th Civil District witnessed her signature 9-17-1869.

4-2-1866 - Daniel Driskill and William Worth witnessed Caroline's signature.

10-11-1869 - Penelope Fox and Emily Crumley swore that Caroline Fox was the widow of Elijah, who served in the military and that they had the four children above.

Caroline died 3-8-1907.

Mary A. Ellis Sr and Elizabeth Dawson were nurses at the birth of Caroline's children. They signed with an "X", witnessed by Mary A. Ellis and Temperence E. Freshour.

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