52 Relatives in 2018 #7 Elizabeth Holt Fox (1796-1883)

Elizabeth Christophers Holt Fox

relationship: Her 4x great-grandmother

birth: 6 February 1796 in New London, Connecticut

parents: Ebenezer Holt Jr (1760-1835) and Elizabeth Christophers (1764-1851)

Elizabeth is a possible Daughter of the American Revolution through her father, a Revolutionary War Patriot, and her grandfather, Ebenezer Holt Sr.   She is also a Mayflower descendant through William Brewster.

War of 1812 (1812-1815)

marriage: 26 December 1816 to Thomas Lester Fox (1794-1865) in New London, Connecticut


*  Elizabeth Holt Fox (1818-1841)
*  Thomas William Fox (1820-1896)
*  Christopher Holt Fox (1821-?)
*  Charles James Fox (1825-1828)
*  Caroline L Fox (1830-1903)
*  Maria Louisa Fox (1831-1832)
*  Louisa M Fox (1834-?)
*  Charles J Fox (1836-1917)

Civil War (1861-1865)

death: 30 April 1883

burial:  East Neck Cemetery.  Waterford, New London Co, Connecticut, United States

Fox Lester and Elizabeth headstone
from findagrave memorial #60918269  Photo posted on FG by ridercoach0412



New London Vital Records 1646-1854.  Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

Ancestry.com. War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
Original data: War of 1812 Pension Applications. Washington D.C.: National Archives. NARA Microfilm Publication M313, 102 rolls. Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group Number 15.


She is Related to a President #4 (Gorham)

Nathaniel Gorham isn’t usually a name one thinks of when you mention US Presidents.

The following biography was adapted from “The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress” and is found here. 

GORHAM, Nathaniel

  •  born in Charlestown, Mass., May 27, 1738
  • member of the provincial legislature 1771-1775
  • delegate to the Provincial Congress in 1774 and 1775
  • member of the board of war 1778-1781
  • delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1779
  • served in the State senate in 1780 and 1781
  • Member of the Continental Congress in 1782, 1783, 1786, 1787, and 1789 and was its president from June 6, 1786, to February 2, 1787 [this makes him a “US President” – George Washington wasn’t elected until 1789]
  • delegate to the Federal Convention at Philadelphia in 1787 and signed the Constitution
  • delegate to the State constitutional convention which ratified the Federal Constitution in 1788
  • judge of the court of common pleas from July 1, 1785, until his resignation on May 31, 1796
  • died in Charlestown, Mass., June 11, 1796

Nathaniel Gorham is Her 3rd cousin 7 times removed.