Daniel Fox (2d) is the fourth of the eleven children belonging to Samuel Fox and Lucy Williams. He was born in the town of Adams May 16, 1808, and has been a resident in it all his life. His boyhood was spent on his father’s farm until he attained his sixteenth year, when he was apprenticed to the carpenter’s trade. Having mastered this, he became an active workman, and scores of buildings in the town are the result of his handicraft. When the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburgh R. R. was built through Adams Center he received the appointment of station agent, in which capacity he has rendered such faithful service that he has held the position ever since, being the only one in the employ of the company who has held the office for such a continuous length of time. In 1832 he married Betsey Harrington, of Rodman, who died in 1850. Two years later he married his present wife, Miss N. C. Clark. By this union he has a son, George L., who is the assistant station agent at Adams Center.
Source: Durant, Samuel W. and Henry B. Peirce. History of Jefferson County, New York, With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co., 1878. p 264.