Corporal Samuel Fox was a soldier during the Revolutionary War and saw long and hard service, serving a total of 7 years. He first enlisted at Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut in May 1775. At this point, Samuel Fox was stationed in Massachusetts in the city of Rocksbury during the siege of Boston. After serving there for 7 months, Fox then served 2 months in the year 1776 in a Long Island Militia. While serving in this Militia he fought in the battle of Long Island and the retreat of Washington to White Plains. After enlisting for the third time, in the year 1777, Fox this time was fighting the War under Captain Bernard and Colonel Wyllys. He was appointed to the position of Corporal in July 1780 and kept that position until he was discharged, which occurred in July 1783. In July 1780, Samuel Fox was detached as light infantry under Major Wyllys and sent to the command of Lafayette in Virginia, where he was in the Battle at the Mouth of the James River, the Pledge of Yorktown, and the surrender of Lord Cornwillis in October of 1781. Samuel Fox was rewarded this land after first enlisting as a soldier, due to his service fighting as a soldier for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.