John Wilcox

Male1755–31 August 1827

Brief Life History of John

When John Wilcox was born in 1755, in New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Moses Wilcox, was 27 and his mother, Desire Ranney, was 28. He married Catharine Woodard about 1778, in Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 31 August 1827, in Wells, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Wells, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wilcox
Catharine Woodard
Marriage: about 1778
Lucy Wilcox
Amos Wilcox
Betsy Wilcox
Sally Mary Wilcox
Wealthy Wilcox
Artemas Wilcox
Phebe Wilcox
Cephas Wilcox
Emily Wilcox

Sources (8)

  • United States Census, 1820;
  • John Wilcox, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Wilcox in entry for Phebe Park, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1778Rhode Island, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 21

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

    Age 36

    On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 39

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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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