Member Biography

Joseph Mickle Fox 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1829-1830       24 Democratic-Republican


10/25/1779 - 02/12/1845

Joseph Mickle Fox (D24) Armstrong, Indiana, Jefferson, Venango and Warren Counties 1829-1830

Early Life:

Joseph Mickle Fox, born October 25, 1779, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of Samuel and Sarah Pemberton Pleasants Fox; pursued a legal career practicing law, Bellefonte, Meadville; married, Hannah Emlen Fox, 1820, son, Samuel Mickle Fox; established a post office, served as postmaster, Foxburg; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1829-1830; died, February 12, 1845 (aged 55), Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 24th district, Armstrong, Indiana, Jefferson, Venango and Warren Counties, 1829-1830; vacancy, Eben Smith Kelly, death prior to the beginning of the 1829-1830 session.  


Wife, Hannah Emlen, sister of George Emlen, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1st district, Philadelphia City, Philadelphia County, 1823-1827. 

George Emlen  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (

Father, Samuel Fox, was heir of tens of thousands of acres in what became Clarion and Venango Counties, Joseph bought from the trustees under his father's will twelve tracts of land in what is now Clarion County, containing thirteen thousand two hundred and eighty-four acres, the consideration paid being about $1.10 per acre. 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members F"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project Wilkes University.

Cox, Harold. Senate1790-1869 ( University Election Statistics Project Wilkes University.

Joseph Mickle Fox (1789-1845) - Find a Grave Memorial