The Wilcox Family
This is my oldest family to date, and perhaps the one which evokes the most confusion. There are as many theories to this ancestry as there are people researching it. If only there weren't so many Daniels! The Wilcoxes and the Stewards intermarried twice, so there is some duplication here. See Lucy Steward and John Steward Sr. in the Steward family to find out more about these families. This appears to be the most logical descendancy for my family. If anyone has evidence to disprove it, I am more than willing to look at it. In the meantime, here's what I've found:
Daniel Wilcox was born in South Elkington, Lincolnshire, England, in 1565. He married Esebel (Unknown). Esebel was born in Lincolnshire about 1568. Daniel died 25 Nov. 1605. Daniel and Esebel had the following children:
Edward Wilcox was born in South Elkington, Lincolnshire, England. He was baptized 12 February 1603/04. He married twice. He married Mary (Unknown) in Croft, Lincolnshire, England in 1628/29. Mary died in June, 1630, in Croft, where she was buried 7 June 1630. Edward then married Susanna Thompson 12 May 1631. Susanna was baptized 6 September 1607 in Orby, Lincolnshire. Susanna died in Providence, RI. Edward died in April, 1660 in Portsmouth, RI.
Daniel Wilcox was born in Croft, Lincolnshire, England 4 March 1632/33. He married twice. He married (Unknown) about 1655. He then married Elizabeth Cooke 28 November 1661 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI. Elizabeth was was born in 1647 in Plymouth, MA, the daughter of John Cooke and Sarah Warren. She died 6 December 1715 in Tiverton, MA (which later became Tiverton, RI). Daniel died 2 July 1702 in Tiverton.
Mary Wilcox was born in 1639. She married Eber Sherman. Eber was born in Roxbury, MA in 1634. He died in N, Kingston, RE in 1706. Mary and Eber had the following children:
John Wilcox was born in Rhode Island in 1670. He married Rebecca Moshier in 1698. John and Rebecca had the following children:
Lydia Wilcox was born in 1679 in Tiverton, RI. She married twice. She married Thomas Sherman 26 June 1702. He was born 8 August 1658 in Tiverton, RI, the son of Peleg Sherman and Elizabeth Lawton. Thomas Sherman died in 1719. She then married Thomas Potter 8 December 1720. He was born about 1663 in Portsmouth, RI, the son of Ichabod Potter and Martha Hazzard. Thomas Potter died in 1728 in South Kingston, RI.
Lydia Wilcox and Thomas Sherman had the following children:
Lydia Wilcox and Thomas Potter had the following child:
Susannah Wilcox was born about 1680 in Dartmouth, MA. She married Jonathan Head 7 December 1704 in Little Compton, Newport Co., RI. Jonathan was born about 1678 and died about 1748 in Little Compton, RI. Susannah died about 1748. Susannah and Jonathan had the following child:
Daniel Wilcox was born 25 February 1700/01 in Little Compton, Newport Co., RI. He married Sarah Hart in Tiverton, RI in 1723. Sarah was born 7 January 1702/03. Daniel died in 1780. He and Sarah had the following child:
Rebecca Wilcox was born 14 August 1711 in Little Compton, RI. She married Nicolas Mosher 20 January 1728/29 in Little Compton. He was born 1 January 1702/03 in Dartmouth, MA, the son of Nicolas Mosher and Elizabeth Audley. Rebecca died after 1753. Nicolas died after 1765 in Beckman, Dutchess Co., NY. Rebecca and Nicolas had the following children:
Daniel Wilcox was born in 1734 in Stonington, CT. He married Hannah Wilbur in Richmond, Washington Co., CT, 31 December 1761. Hannah was born about 1735 in Richmond, CT. Daniel died before 7 June 1803 in Stonington. Daniel and Hannah had the following children:
Stephen Wilcox was born 8 August 1762 in Rhode Island. He married Sabra Palmer in Stonington CT 4 March 1782. Sabra was born 15 October 1763 in Stonington. She died 20 January 1849 in Busti, Chautauqua Co., NY. Stephen died 15 September 1846 in Busti. Both are buried in the Wilcox Cemetery in Busti, NY. They had the following children:
Stephen Wilcox, Jr. was born in Herkimer County, NY 2 October 1784. He married Lucy Steward 1 January 1804. Lucy was born 19 September 1783, and died 1 November 1859 in North East, PA. Stephen died 17 April 1847 in Blockville, NY. Both are buried in Blockville Cemetery. They had the following children:
Eunice Wilcox was born 23 February 1787 in Stonington, CT. She married John Steward, Sr. in Bridgewater, NY 26 December 1805. John was born 14 June 1786 in Frankfort, Herkimer Co., NY, and died 15 April 1826 in Busti, Chautauqua Co., NY. Eunice died 17 May 1875 in Busti. Both are buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Panama, Chautauqua Co., NY. Eunice and John had the following children:
(Note: See the Steward Family page for descendants of these children.)
Abel Wilcox was born in Stonington, CT in 1794. He married Patience Akin. Patience was born in 1796. Abel died 21 April 1839, and is buried in Stillwater Cemetery in Kiantone, Chautauqua Co., NY. Abel and Patience had the following children:
Lura Wilcox was born about 1800. She married Edward Akin. Edward was born 13 July 1800, and died 29 July, 1892. He is buried in Stillwater Cemetery in Kiantone, NY. Lura and Edward had the following children, all of whom are now buried in Stillwater Cemetery:
George Steward Wilcox was born 9 February 1810 in Herkimer Co., NY. He married Abigail Smith 14 December 1837. Abigail was born 4 May 1821. She died 22 February 1904. George died 4 April 1886. Both are buried in East Ripley Cemetery in Ripley, Chautauqua Co., NY. They had the following children:
Abel Wilcox Jr. was born about 1818 in South Valley, Cattaraugus Co., NY. He married Caroline (Unknown). Abel died 5 June 1850, and is buried in Stillwater Cemetery in Kiantone, Chautauqua Co., NY. Abel and Caroline had the following child:
Sabra Jane Akin was born in 1840. She married James Walker Barnes. James was born in 1837, and died in 1920. Sabra died in 1919. Both are buried in Stillwater Cemetery, Kiantone, NY. They had the following child:
Amy Ida Wilcox was born in Blockville, NY 20 November 1844. She married William H. Barnes 30 December 1869. Amy died 15 February 1915 in Ripley, NY. They had the following child:
Jay Wilcox Barnes was born in Ripley, NY 31 January 1881. He married Lucy Bartlett 20 February 1907. They had the following children:
This page updated 11 September 2002.
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