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Jane Anne Tait[1]

Female 1857 - 1899  (42 years)


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  • Name Jane Anne Tait 
    Gender Female 
    Born 17 February 1857  Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (Foster Brook, PA)
    Alias/AKA Jane Anna Tait  [2
    Residence Bradford, Pa. 
    Died 29 September 1899  Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Remembrance card
    Person ID I70842  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 6 March 2006 

    Father Thomas Tait,   b. 25 June 1815, Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 September 1891, Foster Twp., McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Moffat,   b. 1813, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 January 1885, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F49479  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Harry Francis Fox,   b. 15 April 1849, Lydlinch, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 March 1932, Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 10 July 1877  possibly, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Donahoo says July 7
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Tate Fox,   b. 17 January 1879, Babcock’s Mill, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +2. Dr. Francis Harry Fox,   b. 22 August 1881, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 30 March 1958, Las Vegas, Clark Co., Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +3. Estella Clara Fox,   b. November 1882, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 30 April 1949, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +4. Alice Ethel Fox,   b. 6 April 1883, Derrick City, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 June 1972, Keene, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +5. Howard Edward Fox,   b. 3 June 1884, Foster Brook, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 24 April 1956, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +6. Agnes Vivian Fox,   b. 22 April 1886, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 April 1975, Bakersfield, Kern Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +7. Earl Maurice Fox,   b. 7 May 1891, Babcock’s Mill, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 2 April 1971, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Family ID F49458  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to her death notice, Jane Tait died September 29, 1899 leaving her husband Harry Fox seven children to raise. She apparently fell going down cellar, and one of her ribs punctured her heart, according to granddaughter Helen Saar.

      More is known about the Tait ancestry, chronicled by her older sister, Aunt Lizzie Tait (Gallaher). Aunt Lizzie was remembered by Lois Appleton (Faulkner) when she visited Bradford, Pa. when she was 14 (1924).

      [Adapted by Alaric Faulkner from reminiscences of Lizzie Tait Gallaher, Notes of Stella Fox Beam]
      Jane Ann, the youngest daughter, was born in the new house 1857, February 17th, before the time of the deer. Jane was the only one of Thomas and only one of the children of Tomas and Elizabeth Tait born on what came to be known as the old Tait farm. All petted her a lot.

      Here corn was stored upstairs to dry. Since there were no stairs, it was hauled up with a rope. Jane was hauled up in the last bag. She got sick that night, and wanted to get out of bed and pray all the time.

      Jane liked kittens. George and Tom drowned all but one and she had to protect that from the dogs. She had to feed it out halfway between barn and house, because the boys would not let it in house.

      Jane went to school at Limestone, New York [a hamlet in Carrolton, Cattaraugus Co, NY just no of Bradford PA], staying there with her sister Agnes, Mrs. Truman Snyder. She married Harry Fox in June of 1877, who worked for her father at the time. Harry had gone west before that, but had returned. They were married at home, and Copland [sic] was the preacher. They went to Niagara Falls on a wedding trip. When they came back, they settled in George's house, which her sister Janet had fixed up. It was there that she met her fate [fell down stairs and was killed?].

      Agnes, Jane and Elizabeth all lived along in a row at Babcock [Bradford, PA]. Jane and Harry lived at the old place, Lizzie and her husband Thompson Gallaher were where Tom's house now stands [1030] and Belle and Tom Tait lived out by the chestnut tree. (The elder Thomas Tait had bought the Madison Place of 50 acres. He-gave Tom around 15 acres up by the chestnut, Jane about 15 where the old house stood and George 15 where Harry's [Harry Fox’s] house stood. Harry had built a house there on Thomas Tait's place when he was working for him in anticipation of marrying his daughter Jane).

      Jane died on September 30, 1899. Elizabeth and [her daughter] Anna came to keep house for Harry Fox, thereafter., , [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1398] GEDCOM file from file “AdamMoffatDesends”, submitted by Alaric Faulkner.

    2. [S1368] Family Member - Michelle Ann Robinson [Fox].

    3. [S1363] Donahoo, George P., (Lewis Historical Publishing Co, New York & Chicago, 1926).

    4. [S1362] Reminiscences of Elizabeth Tait Gallaher -- Notes of Estella Fox Beam.


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