Posted By:Robin Moore
Subject:Re: Eli T. and Henry Foxworth of SC
Post Date:July 31, 2010 at 19:38:04
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Forum:Foxworth Family Genealogy Forum
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Hi Barbara, It's nice to be able to correct the message I left 8 years ago! What I wrote was what another researcher had told me, never a good thing to do without first double-checking it!

Ida and Richard were the two youngest children of Eli T. and Eliza Ann Foxworth. 1860 was a terrible year for the family starting with the death of their son James William on June 17th. Daughter Julia Ann died on July 17th followed on the 21st with Eli's death. Eliza was the last, to my knowledge, to die on August 16th. I don't have the date of death for 3 of the children so I can't say for sure if they survived or not. I believe that 4 year old Ida and 2 year old Richard went to live with Stephen Foxworth. That's where they were living at the time of the 1870 census. Their oldest sister, Mary Jane Foxworth, married James Cahoon in 1866 and they eventually (I don't know what year) moved to Florida, taking Ida and Richard with them. Ida was able to repay her sister for taking them in when she took in Mary Jane's children when she passed away in 1880 and her husband in 1883.

I would love to add your line of descent and will share whatever I have with you. You can email me at:
I have no info on Zorra. Did she ever mention what caused the deaths in 1860? My guess it that it was a contagious sickness but I haven't found out definitively.