Mary Leona Wilcox

Female25 September 1812–28 September 1889

Brief Life History of Mary Leona

When Mary Leona Wilcox was born on 25 September 1812, in Bath, Bath, Steuben, New York, United States, her father, Thomas Wilcox, was 43 and her mother, Rebecca Stillman, was 36. She married Ebenezer Rider on 17 November 1831, in Bath, Bath, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 28 September 1889, in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Rider
Mary Leona Wilcox
Marriage: 17 November 1831
Albert Rider
Charles Auburn Rider

Sources (6)

  • Mary Rider in household of Ebenezer Rider, "United States Census, 1860"
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Mary Wilcox Rider, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 November 1831Bath, Bath, Steuben, New York, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 7

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 15

    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.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 24

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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