Author and Irish heritage researcher Tom Fox relays these and other stories that demonstrate the importance of Ireland to the development of New Jersey and the United States.
Thomas Fox is currently a librarian and researcher at the Bella Biondo Research Center of Pope John High School in Sparta, New Jersey.
He has previously been employed as an English teacher, history teacher and basketball coach.
has been at various times a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians
, Sussex County Civil War Roundtable
, Morris County Revolutionary War Round Table
, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
, New Jersey Education Association
, Fenian Discussion Forum
and Irish Northern Aid
has published one book, Drummer Boy Willie McGee, which was reviewed favorably in the Journal of Military History
, and is a contributor to the recent book, New Jersey Goes to War (Longstreet).
has also conducted an extended history of the Irish surname Sionnach since 1026 (not a family history project) that has been submitted to the Irish Studies Program at Notre Dame