Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, M.A., compiler and publisher, Wilcoxson and Allied Families (Willcockson, Wilcoxen, Wilcox), privately printed by Commercial Service, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1958.
Hopkinsville june the 24 1824
Dear Nephew I this Day take pen in hand to let you know I am well, hopeing these lines may find you and yours all well. I received your letter of the 7 of May informing me of the Sale of Lands in your State and I should be glad to be there but it will be out of my power as I have not collected my money yet. I got a judgement Last October and it was Replieved for two years so that I will not have the chance to come. That and some work that I have on hand will prevent as it is verry hard to get money here now. Everything is Low so that we have but verry little Chance to do much here now and as to sell my property there not a chance so that i must do as well as I can untill there is a change. I still remain single and shall for some time unless the prospect of business was better. Remember me to all of Relations and particular to Father and Mother as it is uncertain when I shall see them if ever again. Tho I hope. If we should be spaired to see them once more I should not come to that Country to live. Give my Respects to John Peeler and wife and tell Mrs. Peeler that I have not forgotten the time I came from Fayatt to there house and that if ever I come to that Country I will Pay them a visit . . . . . . . . . . .
Signed: John Willcockson Jr.
The remainder of the letter spoke of bad weather and the approaching election of a president of the nation.
5. GEORGE WILLCOCKSON (John2, ) was probably the second child of John and Sarah (Boone) Willcockson, as he appeared on the Rowan Co., N. C. Tax List in 1761 with the notation, "John Wilcockson and son George." At this time he was doubtless too young to be taxed in his own right.
A marriage record in Rowan Co., N. C. is believed to refer to him: "20 Oct., 1767, George Willcockson married Elizabeth Beam. Witnesses and/or bondsmen George Willcockson, George Boone, John (X) Willcockson and clerk, Thomas Frohock.
No descendant has been found. It is not possible to determine when deeds are from him as his Uncle George Willcockson had a wife named Elizabeth as did his son, George, Jr.
6. ISAAC WILLCOCKSON (John2, ) prob. b. in Penn., bef. 1751; m. Ruth _____, prob. Johnston. On 17 Oct., 1775, the freeholders and householders of Rowan Co., N. C., elected Isaac Willcockson as one of the members of the Committee of Safety.
He d. bef. 10 Oct., 1783, when the State of North Carolina granted (#257) to
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