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Foxworthy, James H.

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Foxworthy, James H.
March 14, 2007 05:50PM
HISTORY OF RUSH COUNTY, INDIANA: From the earliest time to the present,
with biographical sketches, notes, etc. Illustrated; Chicago: Brant and
Fuller, 1888. p. 378. Fleming County.

JAMES H. FOXWORTHY, of Center Township, was born in Fleming County, Ky.,
April 4, 1817. He was the son of Samuel and Mary Ann (Calvert) Foxworthy,
the former of whom was born in Virginia, being the son of William and
Clarissa Foxworthy, and the latter was the daughter of Landon and Ann Wood
Calvert. He was reared upon a farm in his native county, and continued
with his parents until he came of age. For a number of years thereafter he
was engaged as a farm hand in Fleming and Mason counties, Ky. In the fall
of 1847, he returned to Kentucky and was engaged as a teacher in Lewis
County during the winter which followed. In the fall of 1848, he went to
St. Francis County, Ark., thence, in company with his uncle, Stephen
Calvert, to New Orleans. In the spring of 1849, he returned northward to
Fleming County, Ky., and a month or so later he again came to Rush County,
in which he has chiefly resided ever since. He was married September 12,
1849, to Miss Cynthia A. Barrett, who was born in the State of Virginia,
January 21, 1822, being the daughter of Rev. Samuel and Clarissa (McCommas)
Barrett, both of whom whom were also natives of Virginia, the former being
the son of Edward and Esther Barrett and the latter being the daughter of
William and Dicy McCommas. Mr. and Mrs. Foxworthy entered upon their
married life in Knightstown and during the winter of 1849 and 1850 Mr.
Foxworthy taught school in Ripley Township. In the spring of 1852, they
removed to their present home in Center Township, which they occupied ever
since. The whole attention of our subject since then has been given to
agricultural pursuits, and in this connection his labors have been attended
with a reasonable degree of success. He and wife have two children; Mary
F., now the wife of Robert T. Overman, of Knightstown, and Anna D., now the
wife of Hon. Thomas M. Green, of Rushville. Mr. and Mrs. Foxworthy are
members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In her earlier life, Mrs.
Foxworthy taught public school four terms - two of which were Knightstown,
and two in Ripley Township, this county. In politics, Mr. Foxworthy is a
Republican. He has a farm of sixty acres, which is fitted up with a good
residence and is otherwise substantially improved. He is an industrious
and successful farmer. The grandmother of Mr. Foxworthy, Mrs. Ann Wood
Calvert was a relative of Lord Baltimore.

Foxworthy Calvert Barrett McCommas Overman Green
Rush-IN Mason-KY Lewis-KY St._Francis-AR LA VA

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