Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, M.A., compiler and publisher, Wilcoxson and Allied Families (Willcockson, Wilcoxen, Wilcox), privately printed by Commercial Service, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1958.
Research on the Wilcoxson Family in early records has been difficult because of the various methods of spelling the name. The same person has appeared in his will with a certain spelling, in Census records with a different method and, again, in deeds or Court Suits with two or more varying spellings. These are the various forms of the name which were found during the four years of research: Wilcox, Willcox, Willcocke, Wilcock, Willkoks, Willcoks, Wilcoks, Willkokes, Wilcocke, Wilcockes, Willcocks, Willcock, Willcokes, Wilcocock, Wilcoxen, Willcoxen, Wilcoxzen Wilcockson, Wilcoxkson, Willcockson, Willcocksun, Wilcoxon, Wilcokson, Wilcoxsun, Willcasson, Wilcoxson, Wilcoxsan, Wilcaxson, Willicokson, and Wilcomer in one instance where a partially illegible Census record was transcribed into an almost unrecognizable form.
The most authentic document previous to 1800 is the will of George Willcockson signed by himself in this manner, 1785, Rowan Co., N. C. Various lines of descendants have modernized the spelling and use the following forms; Willcockson, Wilcoxson, Wilcoxen, and Wilcox. For the purposes of this book the name appears in the form used on any given date by the line discussed, in so far as this has been possible. The title of the book is given in the form used by the ancestors of the author. All spellings are indexed as though there were only one. It is believed that this method will simplify the locating of persons who were born under one spelling of the name but whose deeds and wills are recorded under shortened forms.
TO FIND YOURSELF AND YOUR ANCESTORS: Turn to the Index and find your name and page number. On that page you will find your name preceded by a number; turn back until that number first appears, in the previous generation. Heading that paragraph is a number relating to your parents. Turn back again into the next preceding generation and you will find that number in the paragraph on your grandparents. Proceed thus until you arrive at the beginning of the book and you will have your complete lineage in the Wilcoxson (Wilcox) line. If you are childless, your name and those of your parents appear in the same paragraph. Proceed as outlined above.
FUTURE RECORDS may be entered on pages designated for births, marriages and deaths, found in the back of the book.
DOCUMENTATION. The author has tried to give proof of records and relationship down to about 1825. Where clues for conclusions "by inference" are used, these are explained. Records on most lines from 1825 to 1958 were contributed by descendants from their own search of deeds wills, marriage records, tombstones, Bibles and family papers.
Draper Manuscripts (referred to in this book as Draper Mss) comprise a voluminous collection of notes from interviews and correspondence of, the late Lyman C. Draper, who planned an exhaustive history of Daniel Boone. These manuscripts are preserved in the archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wis. Many of them have been microfilmed and may be found in large libraries, such as that of
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