Elijah Wilcox

1810–22 May 1874 (Age 64)
Homer, Homer, Cortland, New York, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah Wilcox was born in 1810, in Homer, Homer, Cortland, New York, United States, his father, Thomas Wilcox, was 41 and his mother, Rebecca Stillman, was 34. He married Sally Ann Cummings on 16 May 1833, in Bath, Bath, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 22 May 1874, in Bath, Bath, Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Bath, Bath, Steuben, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Wilcox
1810–1874
Sally Ann Cummings
1813–1880
Marriage: 16 May 1833
Eliza Wilcox
1834–
James Albert Wilcox
1836–1864
Mary R. Wilcox
1837–
Adam H. Wilcox
1839–1863
Thomas Fisher Wilcox
1843–1925
Robert Stillman Wilcox
1845–1933
Hannah Finette Wilcox
1847–1928
Susan Elizabeth Wilcox
1851–1861
Helen Rebecca Wilcox
1854–1904
Charles R. Wilcox
1858–1861

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 May 1833
Bath, Bath, Steuben, New York, United States
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World Events (7)

1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 17

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Wilcock .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elizah Wilcox, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elijah Wilcox, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elijah Wilcox, "United States Census, 1870"

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