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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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SAMUEL A. FOX. Near the corporate limits of the city of Easton, and in Palmer Township, is situated the pleasant home of the above-named gentleman, who is one of the prominent citizens of Northampton County, and is at present rendering efficient service as a member of the Board of School Directors of his township. Mr. Fox is a native of Bethlehem Township, Northampton County, and was born on the 23d of February, 1848, to the union of Isaac and Elizabeth (Dewalt) Fox, also natives of this county, where the former still lives, making his home in Bethlehem Township. Though now past three-score and ten years of age, he is robust and hearty, and still engages to some extent in agricultural pursuits. He has long been identified with the history of Bethlehem Township, of which he is one of the best known citizens.

The subject of this biography was reared to manhood in Northampton County, and early, under the instruction of his father, gained a practical knowledge of farm work. It was natural that, when choosing a life occupation, he should select the one which was most familiar to him, and he has made agriculture his vocation. His education was limited to such knowledge as he could obtain in the neighborhood schools, but through reading and observation he has become well informed, and, intelligently posted upon topics of current interest, is an entertaining and pleasing conversationalist.

From Bethlehem Township, in the spring of 1880, Mr. Fox removed to Palmer, of which he has since been a continuous resident. He settled upon his present farm in the spring of 1893, and here has established an attractive rural home, presided over by his accomplished and amiable wife. This lady, whom he married in December, 1876, was in maidenhood Miss Lucy C. Yeager, and is a daughter of the late Jacob Yeager, of Palmer Township. There have been born unto this union three children, who are now living, namely: Annie E., Arthur S. and Clara M.

Having given intelligent consideration to the great questions of the age, Mr. Fox gives his support to the Republican party, which he believes best calculated to promote the prosperity of our country. He has occupied a number of local offices, and at the present time is serving his second term as School Director of Palmer Township. His religious connections are with the Lutheran Church, the faith of his forefathers. Socially he is identified with the Knights of the Golden Eagle, belonging to the lodge at Nazareth. He has been successful in his business enterprises, having through industry and shrewd judgment accumulated a comfortable competence.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in the book, Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company. 

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