The Wilcox Family

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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:


   Generation One

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:

Thomas Wilcox - b. North Elkington, Lincolnshire. He was baptized 30 Nov.  1589.   He married Susan (Unknown), and died after 1645.

Anne Wilcox - b. 1 March 1590/91 in South Elkington, Lincolnshire. She died 30 Sept. 1593 iin South Elkington.

Ellen Wilcox - b. 1 Sept. 1594 in South Elkington, Lincolnshire. She died 23 April 1599 in South Elkington.

Alis Wilcox - b. about 1595 in South Elkington, Lincolnshire . She died 20 May 1597 in South Elkington.

Margret Wilcox - b. 4 Nov. 1597, died 6 Nov. 1597 in South Elkington.

Francis Wilcox - b. 20 Dec. 1598 in South Elkington, Lincolnshire.

John Wilcox - b. 8 August 1602, died 29 Nov. 1602 in South Elkington.

Edward Wilcox - b. before 12 Feb. 1603/04.


Generation Two

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.

Edward and Mary had the following child:

Daniel Wilcox - b. in Croft, Lincolnshire. He was baptized 24 June, 1630. He died in September, 1630 in Croft, where he was buried on 22 September, 1630.

Edward and Susanna had the following children:

+ Daniel Wilcox - b. 4 March 1632/33.

Stephen Wilcox - b. 6 Dec. 1634 in Croft.  He married Hannah Hazard in Portsmouth, RI 30 January 1657/58.  Hannah was born in Boston, MA 10 September 1637.  She died in Westerly, RI.  Stephen died about 6 February 1690 in Westerly.

+ Mary Wilcox - b. 1639.

Generation Three

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.

Daniel and his Unknown wife had the following children:

Daniel Wilcox - b. 1656 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI. He married Hannah Cook. Daniel died in 1692.  Hannah died in 1736.

Samuel Wilcox - b. about 1659.  He married twice. He married Esther Cook. He married Mary Wood.

Daniel and Elizabeth had the following children:

Sarah Wilcox - married Edward Briggs in Dartmouth, MA in 1692. Edward was born 19 February 1664/65 in Portsmouth, RI, and died  11 May 1718.  Sarah died in 1751 in Tiverton, RI.

Judith Wilcox

Job Wilcox

Mary Wilcox - b. 25 Feb. 1661/62 in Dartmouth, MA.  She married John Earle in 1686.  John was the son of Ralph Earle and Dorcas Sprague.  He died in 1728.  Mary died in 1735 in Tiverton, RI.

Stephen Wilcox - b. about 1668 in Massachusetts.  He married twice.  He married Susannah Briggs 9 February 1694/95. Susannah was born 14 March 1671/72, the daughter of Thomas Briggs and Mary Fisher. She died 16 October 1719 in Dartmouth, MA.  He married Judith Barnard Briggs in Nantucket, MA. Judith died 2 December 1760.  Stephen died 13 November 1736 in Dartmouth.

+ John Wilcox - b. 1670

Thomas Wilcox - b. 1672. He died 9 September 1712.

+ Lydia Wilcox - b. about 1675. 

Edward Wilcox - b. 1675/76 in Tiverton, RI. He married Sarah Manchester in Tiverton in 1699. 

+ Susannah Wilcox - b. about 1680

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: 

Eber Sherman - b. in N. Kingston, RI

Samuel Sherman - b. in N. Kingston, RI

Stephen Sherman - b. in N. Kingston, RI

Elisha Sherman - b. in N. Kingston, RI

William Sherman - He married Abigail Palmer.

Peleg Sherman

Abigail Sherman

Generation Four

John Wilcox was born in Rhode Island in 1670.  He married Rebecca Moshier in 1698. John and Rebecca had the following children:

Jacob Wilcox - b. 14 October 1699

+ Daniel Wilcox - b. 25 February 1700/01

Elizabeth Wilcox - b. 13 Dec 1702.  She married Joseph Tripp 13 November 1718. Joseph was the son of Jonathan Tripp and Martha Brownell.

John Wilcox - b. 22 September 1704.  He married Rebecca Mosher 20 January 1728/29. Rebecca was born 20 March 1706/07, the daughter of Nicolas Mosher and Elizabeth Audley.

Barjona Wilcox - b. 23 November 1708.  He married Elizabeth Wait 29 March 1744 in Dartmouth, MA.  She was the daughter of Joseph Wait and Elizabeth Wolf.

+ Rebecca Wilcox - b. 14 August 1711 in Little Compton, RI.

Thomas Wilcox - b. abt. 1713.

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:

Josiah Sherman - b. 2 March 1702/03 in Portsmouth, RI

Daniel Sherman - b. 26 November 1706 in Portsmouth, RI

Ruth Sherman - b. 1708 in South Kingstown, RI

George Sherman - b. 1710 in South Kingstown, RI

Benjamin Sherman - b. 1712 in South Kingstown, RI

Susannah Sherman - b. 1715 in South Kingstown, RI

Lydia Wilcox and Thomas Potter had the following child:

Martha Potter - b. about 1721 in South Kingstown, RI

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:

Martha Head  - b. abt. 1721 in South Kingstown, RI

Generation Five

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:

+ Daniel Wilcox - b. 1734

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:

Deliverance Mosher - b. 1729

Jabez Mosher - b. 1731, d. 1810

Wilcox Mosher - b. 1733, d. before 1713

Freelove Mosher

Margaret Mosher

Nancy Mosher

Elizabeth Mosher  b. 1738

Susannah Mosher

Nicholas Mosher - b. 1752, d. 1835

Lewis Mosher - b. abt. 1756, d. before 1835

Generation Six

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 - b. 8 August 1762

Nathan Wilcox

Mahala Wilcox -  b. about 1763/4.  She married twice. She married John Tice.  She married Hezekiah Wilcox 19 May 1793. Hezekiah was born in 1769 in Orange, NY.  Mahala died in 1860.

Noah Wilcox - b. 1789 in Stonington, CT

Generation Seven

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.) b. 2 Oct. 1784

+ Eunice Wilcox  b. 23 Feb 1787

Ephraim Wilcox  b. 2 April 1792. He first married Lucy Ingraham 20 June 1811 in Frankfort, Herkimer Co., NY. Lucy was born 9 June 1792, died 16 November 1836. He then married Diadama Mead, who was born in 1793.  Ephraim died 26 January1877 in Jamestown, NY. Ephraim and Lucy are buried in Wilcox Cemetery in Busti, NY.

+ Abel Wilcox  b. 1794

Alfred Wilcox  b. 1798, d. 1833

+ Lura Wilcox  b. about 1800

Roxanna Wilcox  b. about 1802.  She married Adin Russell.

Generation Eight

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:

John Wilcox

+ George Steward Wilcox  b. 9 February 1810

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.)

Alfred W. Steward

Elizabeth Steward 

John Steward Jr.  b. 21 October 1806

Sardius Steward b. 29 October 1808

Lucy Steward b. 28 December 1810

Stephen W. Steward  b. 1812

Baname Steward  b. in Harmony NY about 1813

Eliphalet Steward  b. 22 February 1815

Almira Steward  b. 1817

Alexander Steward  b. December, 1818, d. 11 March 1819 in Harmony, NY

Cornelia Steward  b. 11 January 1820

Rhoda L. Steward b. 16 March 1822

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:

+ Abel Wilcox, Jr.  b. about 1818

Patience Wilcox  b. about 1820, d. 5 June 1827. She is buried in Stillwater Cemetery in Kiantone, NY.

Rodney H. Wilcox

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:

Ransom Akin  b. 1827, d. 26 October 1902.

Edward Akin, Jr.  b. 1836, d. 1901.

+ Sabra Jane Akin  b. 1840.

Mercy Ann Akin  b. 17 March 1842, d. 13 August 1855.

Laura Akin  b. 10 January 1846, d. 12 March 1855.

Generation Nine

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:

Alsa Eliza Wilcox    She married (Unknown) Jones.

Lucy Wilcox   Lucy never married.

Wallace William Wilcox

George Cornelius Wilcox

Angeline E. Wilcox   She married (Unknown) Shafer.

Eunice Eleanor Wilcox   She married (Unknown) Newlove.

Richard Marion Wilcox

Arthur Smith Wilcox

+ Amy Ida Wilcox   b. 20 November 1844.

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:

Jackson Wilcox    Born 6 February 1846, died 15 February 1846, and is buried in Stillwater Cemetery.

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:

Belle Barnes.  Belle married (Unknown) VanDusen

Generation Ten

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  b. 31 January 1881

Generation Eleven

Jay Wilcox Barnes was born in Ripley, NY 31 January 1881.  He married Lucy Bartlett 20 February 1907.  They had the following children:

William Bartlett Barnes  b. 24 September 1911 in Evanston, WY

Grace Elsa Barnes  b. 3 January 1913 in Grand Junction, CO

Muriel Janet Barnes  b. 20 July 1914 in Evanston, WY


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