Samuel Dox


Samuel Dox is said to have been born in 1679 and to have been a native of Long Island. Thus, he would have been the son of Thomas and Sarah Bushell Doxie. They were Connecticut natives and his father is said to have died in Barbadoes in 1688.

In September 1699, Samuel Doxie married Barber Jans at the Albany Dutch church. At that time, he was living in Rensselaerswyck. By the end of 1706, four children had been christened in Albany. Barber died shortly thereafter. By May 1708, Samuel was called the "widower of Barber Jans" when he married Lysbeth Bas also in Albany. By 1729, seven more children had been christened in Albany.

In 1709, his third ward property was accorded a modest assessment..

In March 1711, he petitioned the Albany government to appoint him as a licensed carter.

In 1720, Samuel Doxie was a freeholder in Schaghticoke.

The christening of his last child at the Albany church in June 1729 represents the latest reference encountered thus far.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Samuel Dox is CAP biography number 572. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. According to most traditional sources, this individual was the patriarch of the Dox family of old Albany County. Much of his story has escaped our sweep at this time.

first posted: 1/20/10