John Wilcox

about 1789–4 June 1865 (Age 76)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of John

When John Wilcox was born about 1789, in Connecticut, United States, his father, James Wilcox, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Bradley Auger, was 27. He married Rachel Florella Post in April 1816, in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 4 June 1865, at the age of 76, and was buried in Burr District Cemetery, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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John Wilcox
Rachel Florella Post
Marriage: April 1816
Rachel F. Macilroy

Spouse and Children

April 1816
Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States


    Rachel F. Macilroy


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+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 13

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 23

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Wilcock .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Wilcox, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • John Wilcox in entry for Rachel F. Macilroy, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John - Published information: Cemetery record or headstone: birth-name: John Wilcox

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