20. March 2014 · Comments Off on FOGG, Thomas S. – (b. 1820) · Categories: Biographies · Tags: , ,

THOMAS S. FOGG’S birth occurred in King and Queen’s County, Va, June 20, 1820, the oldest and only surviving member of a family of five children born to James G. and Patsy (LaFaun) Fogg, and is of Scotch and French extraction. James Fogg was born in Virginia, in 1790, and came to Tennessee in 1823. He served in the war of 1812, and died in Giles County, Tenn., July 2, 1852. The mother was also a Virginian, born in 1795, and died in 1833, in Tennesee. Our subject’s grandfather, James Fogg, served in the war for Independence and fought at Bunker Hill and Cowpens. Our subject has made farming his chief business through life, but in early life followed carpentering and traveled in all the Southern States. Mary M. Beasley became his wife December 24, 1846, and has borne him twelve children, nine now living: Thomas A., Walter S., Oscar G., Harry P.. Edwin, Claude, Guy, Gertrude and Maie. Mrs. Fogg was born May 11, 1829. Mr. Fogg was an old-line Whig and since the death of that party has not affiliated with any political organization. He was made a Mason in 1847, and owns the “Pleasant View” farm of 500 acres, and is a liberal and benevolent giver, aiding all laudable enterprises. The most of the family are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


Source: Goodspeed’s History of Giles County, 1886

20. March 2014 · Comments Off on FOGG, William – (b. 1799) · Categories: Biographies · Tags: , ,

WILLIAM FOGG, deceased, was a farmer and a stock raiser of the Sixth District in Giles County. He was born in King George County, Va., in 1799, son of Frederick and Elizabeth Fogg, natives of Virginia. William received a good education and came to this State, settling in Giles County in the early part of this century. He was a tiller of the soil, and in 1832 he was joined for life to Frances Fogg, who died in 1852, in Giles County. In 1855 he took for his second wife Sarah L. Morris, the widow of Gen. Lafayette Morris, and the daughter of Levi and Mary A. Reed, natives of Tennessee. By this union our subject became the father of five children, viz.: Annie M., Frances E., William R., Frederick A. and Louisa M. Mr. Fogg came from a very highly respected family, and is of English descent. He owned 300 acres of good land, all well improved, and was in very comfortable circumstances. He died in 1868, mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends. He was a Democrat in politics.


Source: Goodspeed’s History of Giles County, 1886