Henry Wilcox

13 January 1813–2 July 1850 (Age 37)
Orleans, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Wilcox was born on 13 January 1813, in Orleans, New York, United States, his father, Henry Wilcox, was 31 and his mother, Polly Sibley, was 29. He married Clarissa Redfield about 1834, in Lemington, Essex, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 2 July 1850, in Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Wilcox
Clarissa Redfield
Marriage: about 1834
Ann Wilcox

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1834Lemington, Essex, Vermont, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    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. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 7
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 12
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Autobiography of Henry Wilcox Jr

    Autobiography of Henry Wilcox Jr I was born as Henry Wilcox Jr. the son of Henry Wilcox, who is the son of William Wilcox whose wife was Hannah Johnson. My mother’s name as Mary Sibley. Her father’s …

    Sources (21)

    • Henry Wilcox, "United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850"
    • Henry Wilcox in entry for Mary Amanda Wilcox Jacobson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Mormon Battalion Company B return list: Henry Wilcox

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