Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, M.A., compiler and publisher, Wilcoxson and Allied Families (Willcockson, Wilcoxen, Wilcox), privately printed by Commercial Service, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1958.
Senior was still living although descendants who recorded him as an ancestor for any patriotic organization stated he was killed at Bryant's Station 1780 or 1782.
In 1861, Jeremiah F. Willcoxen wrote from Canton, Ill., to Lyman C. Draper (Draper Mss 23 CC 47) stating, in part, "You say you was informed that my Father was a nephew of Col. Boon. He was a Grand nephew of Col. Boon, being a Samuel Willcoxen who was a son of John and Sarah Willcoxen, formerly Sarah; a sister of Col. Boon. John Willcoxen & Sarah Boon was married in North Carolina (we are not in possession of the date.) He died in Roann County N. Carolina. After which She removed to Kentucky with her Grandson (Jesse Boon Willcoxen) with whom she lived till her death which took place in the year 1814 at the age of about 97 years."
Little more is known of the life of John and Sarah Wilcoxson in the Yadkin valley, except that he was security in 1768/9 in a law suit when Samuel Hall sued George Wilcocks, weaver.
Previous to 1763, John Wilcoxson was constable as the record states that Jacob Hunter was appointed 15 Jan., 1760 "in the Room of John Wilcox", Rowan Co., N. C.
One compiler stated that he was in the House of Burgesses of North Carolina in 1771 but the following excerpt from "The Colonial Records of North Carolina", by Saunders, Vol. 9,p. 143 disproves it.
Monday November 25th 1771 House Records
"The House met according to Adjournment.
"The Clerk of the Crown having certified that Mr. Thomas Hines, and Mr. Benjamin Hardy, were duly Elected and returned Representatives for the County of Wake, pursuant to which they appeared.
"Mr. Joseph Hewes, one of the Members of the Chowan County, Mr. William Allen one of the Members for Chowan County, and Mr. Thomas Eaton one of the Members of Bute County appeared.
"The Clerk of the Crown having certified that Mr. John Wilcox, and Mr. Isaac Brooks were duly Elected and returned Representatives for the County of Chatham; pursuant to which the said Mr. Wilcox and Mr. Brooks appeared.
"The the House adjourned till Tomorrow morning 10 o'clock."
John Willcox of Chatham Co. was the son of Thomas Willcox of Concord, Pa., and was born 21 June, 1728 and died 1793 in North Carolina. This was first, if not THE first, Catholic families in the Colony of Pennsylvania. Many books and articles have been written about the family because of the establishment of Ivy Mills, one of the first paper mills in America and by the famous Iron Works which John Willcox owned in Chatham Co., No. Car. This Willcox family appears in "The First Generation" of this book.
Nothing, except the Court Records given, is available to give events in the lives of the early Wilcoxsons but some idea of the Wagon Road which they traversed for days to reach their home in western North Carolina and some history of the Yadkin Valley should be of interest to their descendants.
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