Abraham Wilcox Jr.

Brief Life History of Abraham

When Abraham Wilcox Jr. was born in 1745, in Exeter, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Abraham Wilcox, was 46 and his mother, Lydia Harrington, was 26. He married Mary Card on 14 July 1770, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He died on 31 January 1814, in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 69.

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Abraham Wilcox Jr.
Mary Card
Marriage: 14 July 1770
Abraham Wilcox
Lebeous Wilcox
Jonathan B. Wilcox
John Wilcox
William Boss Wilcox

Sources (13)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Abraham Wilcox Jr. - Individual or family possessions: Death record or certificate: birth: 13 July 1835; Busti, Chautauqua, New York, United States
  • Abraham Wilcox, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"
  • Abraham Wilcox in entry for Abraham Wilcox, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1932"

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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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