Elijah Wilcox

Male1810–22 May 1874

Brief Life History 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
Sally Ann Cummings
Marriage: 16 May 1833
Eliza Wilcox
James Albert Wilcox
Mary R. Wilcox
Adam H. Wilcox
Thomas Fisher Wilcox
Robert Stillman Wilcox
Hannah Finette Wilcox
Susan Elizabeth Wilcox
Helen Rebecca Wilcox
Charles R. Wilcox

Sources (5)

  • Elizah Wilcox, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elijah Wilcox, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elijah Wilcox, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 May 1833Bath, Bath, Steuben, New York, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (7)


    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 (Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Flintshire): variant of Wilcock , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is based on the pronunciation.

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

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