From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 382, Big Creek Township, White County, Indiana.
"ABNER FOX was born in LaFayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, September 6, 1840, and is the second of the six children born to JONATHAN and MARGARET N. (HAWK) FOX, both natives of Butler County, Ohio. JONATHAN FOX was by trade a butcher; he was married in Butler County, Ohio, and in 1836 moved to LaFayette, Indiana, and was the first butcher to occupy a stall in the LaFayette market house. In the spring of 1854, he came to this township, bought land and engaged in farming until his death, September 13, 1880. ABNER FOX, at the age of twenty-one, left his father, and for two years farmed on shares in this township. In 1863 he bought his present farm of 100 acres. He was married, December 24, 1863, to MARY WOLVERTON, daughter of PHILIP WOLVERTON, Sr., one of the pioneers of the county, and to this union have been born three children. MR. FOX has always taken a great interest in fast horses, and is now the owner of the noted runners "Bay Dick" and "Blue Jeans", the former having made a running record of 1:44. MR. FOX is a member of Brookston Lodge, No. 154, A., F. & A. M., and in politics he is a Democrat."