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Family of Jesse Boone WILCOXEN (3) & Margaret SMITH

35. Sarah E. WILCOXEN.1,29

On 7 May 18735 in Fulton Co., Illinois,5 Sarah E. married Jasper N. WALKER.1 Alias/AKA: Joseph N. WALKER,29 Newton J. WALKER,5

Research note: Her husband's first name is found three different ways; did more than one Sarah E. Willcockson marry a Mr. Walker ca 1880??

Their marriage license is listed in the online Illinois state records as:5

WALKER, NEWTON J     WILLCOXEN, SARAH E     FULTON     05/07/1873     00D/0215     00000133
36. James H. WILCOXEN.1 Born on 16 Jan 1858 in Liverpool Twp., Fulton Co., Illinois.1 James H. died after 1908.29

On 8 Mar 1883,5,29 James H. married Della M. CLARKE,5,29 a daughter of William R. CLARKE, a resident of Lewistown, and also a pioneer settler of Fulton Co.29

Their marriage license is listed in the online Illinois state records as:5

WILCOXEN, J H     CLARK, DELLA M     FULTON     03/08/1883     00E/0171     00000070
They had the following children:
36A i. Infant (died in infancy)29
36B ii. Chalmers29
36C iii. Clarence29
36D iv. William M.29

The following is from Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Fulton County, Munsell Publishing Co., Chicago, 1908:29

WILLCOXEN, JAMES H.
A prominent, influential and progressive farmer of Fulton Co, he was born on the farm where he now lives, on Sect. 8, Liverpool Twp., Jan. 16, 1858. He is a son of Jesse B. and Margaret (SMITH) Willcoxen, pioneer settlers of Fulton Co. The former was a son of Captain Elijah Willcoxen, the founder of the family in the county.

Jesse B. Willcoxen first married Priscilla STUFFLEBEAM, a native of KY and a daughter of William Stufflebeam, who settled in Fulton Co., at an early period. Ten children were born to this union, of whom the first died in infancy. The others were:
Francis M. who died when six years old
Zerilda, wife of Frank CONLEY
Elijah C., a farmer in Liverpool Twp.
William C., also a farmer there
Charlotte, widow of B. L. HARRISON
Jesse E. deceased
Harvey H., of Lewistown
and Joseph J. who is on the old home farm.

The mother died in 1852. By the father's second wife, Margaret SMITH, he had six children, namely:
Sarah E., wife of Joseph N. WALKER
James H., Jacob S., Noah L., of Liverpool Twp.,
Martha E., wife of Peter HAVERMALE
Ida, who is with her mother in Joshua Twp.

Jesse B. Willcoxen died in 1871. He was an upright and dutiful man in all relations of life, and did his full share of pioneer work. He departed this life honored and lamented by all who knew him.

The subject of this sketch was reared on the home farm and received education in the district schools. He has devoted his entire life to farming and general stock-raising.

He and his brother, Jacob S., own jointly 203 acres, constituting the old homestead farm. The latter was also born on this place, his birth having occurred in 1860.

He [Jacob S. Willcoxen] was united in marriage Nov. 18, 1885 with Maude E. HUMMELL, a daughter of John and Rebecca (ARNETT) Hummell, of whom the former is deceased.

Two children resulted from this union, namely: Toland, who was b. in 1886, and Chester W. whose birth took place in Aug 1890.

The old Willcoxen homestead is the birthplace of 15 of the Willcoxen children, who grew to manhood and womanhood and married there, and settled in new homes in the vicinity of the spot where their childhood's days were spent.

The land was patented from the Government in 1830, being part of a congressional grant. When the Willcoxen family first located in Fulton County, Jesse B. Willcoxen served with his father, Captain Elijah Willcoxen in the Black Hawk War in 1831-1832. His widow who is still living in Joshua Twp. receives a pension from the government for services rendered by her husband.

The younger Willcoxens are proud to dwell on the noble record made by their gallant pioneer ancestors.

On Mar 8, 1883, Mr. [James H.] Willcoxen was united in marriage with Della M. CLARKE, a daughter of William R. Clarke, a resident of Lewistown, and also a pioneer settler of Fulton Co. This union resulted in four children, of whom the first died in infancy. The others are: Chalmers, and Clarence, both of whom dwell under the paternal roof, and William M.

In politics Mr. Willcoxen is a supporter of the Democratic Party. Fraternally he is affiliated with the K. of P. of Lewistown. He is a man of superior intelligence and upright character, and is highly respected by a wide circle of acquaintances.

37. Jacob S. WILCOXEN.1,29 Born in 1860.1,29 Jacob S. died after 1908.29

On 18 Nov 188529 when Jacob S. was 25, he married Maude E. HUMMELL,1,29 a daughter of John HUMMELL29 (died before 190829) and Rebecca ARNETT.29 Alias/AKA: Maude E. HUMMEL.1

They had the following children:
37A i. Toland (1886~ )29
37B iv. Chester W. (1890~ )29

38. Noah L. WILCOXEN.1,29

39. Martha E. WILCOXEN.1,29

Martha E. married Peter HAVERMALE.1,29

40. Ida B. WILCOXEN.1,29 As of 1908, she was living "with her mother in Joshua Twp."29


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