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.
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.