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Family of Major Elijah Calloway WILCOXEN (6) & Prudence PUTMAN



Major Elijah Calloway and Prudence (Putman) Wilcoxen

49. Redding P. WILCOXEN.8,1,28 Immigrated to Lamar, Missouri.1,28 Resided in Lamar, Missouri.1  Redding P. died on 8 Dec 18?? in Lamar, Missouri.28 Buried in old Salem cemetery.28 Alias/AKA: Redding P. WILLCOXEN28 He was the namesake of his maternal grandfather, Redding Putman, thus his middle initial "P" probably stood for "Putman."

On 8 May 18625 when Redding P. was 23, he first married Amanda Evline STOUT5,28 in Fulton Co., Illinois.5 Amanda Evline died before Dec 1873,28 at the age of 31.28

Their marriage license is listed in the online Illinois state records as:5
WILLCOXEN, R P       STOUT, AMANDA EVLINE      FULTON       05/08/1862     00D/0011    00000108
They had the following children:
49A i. Lee (<1873-)
49B ii. Anna (<1873-)
49C iii. Andrew J. (<1873-)
49D iv. Noah C. (<1873-)

On 24 Dec 18745 (his obituary gives the date as 22 Dec 1873) in Fulton Co., Illinois,5 when Redding P. was 35, he second married Lucinda C. MORGAN,5,28 daughter of James MORGAN & Unknown UNKNOWN.28

Their marriage license is listed in the online Illinois state records as:5
WILLCOXEN, REDDING     MORGAN, LUCINDA C     FULTON     12/24/1874     00E/0016     00000314
They had the following children:
49E i. Viola (ca1875-)
49F ii. William Wade (ca1876-)
49G iii. Redding Quincy (ca1877-)
49H iv. Jesse D. (ca1878-)
49I v. Melinda (ca1880-)
49J vi. James Oliver (ca1881-)
49K vii. Bert (ca1883-)
49L viii. Jerry (ca1885-)

The following is the obituary for Redding P. Wilcoxen:28
Redding P. Wilcoxen
Died in Lamar, Mo., Dec. 8, leaving his widow and a large family of children. The remains were brought to his old home in Liverpool tp. Funeral services were held at Salem church at 11 a.m. Thursday, with burial in old Salem cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Dr. B.Y. George of Elmwood in the presence of a large assemblage of Mr. Willcoxen's relatives and neighbors. Mr. Willcoxen was born on the old home farm, Aug. 29, 1838, a son to Elijah Calloway Willcoxen and Prudence Putman-Willcoxen, both of Kentucky, and they come to Liverpool tp. in 1830. Redding was married May 8, 1862, to Miss Amanda Stout, who died at the age of 31, leaving four children -- Lee (who died about 1-1/2 years ago), Anna, (Mrs. Ney Willcoxen), Andrew J. and Noah C. Dec. 22, 1873, he was again married, this time to Miss Lucinda, daughter to James Morgan. To them were born eight children -- Mrs. Viola Berry, Wm. Wade, Redding Q., Jesse D., Mrs. Melinda Wilson, James Oliver, Bert, Jerry -- all living.
         On his first marriage Redding settled upon his father's old homestead, and on the death of the latter bought the farm of 219 acres, on which had been built a noble brick mansion, and here he continued to reside until his removal to Missouri some four years ago.
         Deceased was a sober, industrious and strictly honorable and generous man in all his dealings. He was ever high-mined, standing for the best things in public and social life. He was generous in his support of churches, temperance, good schools. He was the ideal husband, father, neighbor and citizen, an honor to the ancient and revered Willcoxen and Calloway names worthy descendants of Daniel Boone and the Calloways of Kentucky. And Redding P. Willcoxen's whole life from childhood to his death reflected honor upon his famous, heroic ancestors.
          And so has passed away another lifelong friend of this paper and its editor. With his beloved we shall miss his courtly visits and the long, long friendship from childhood that bordered close on love. And may it be renewed in the Better Land.
50. Elvira WILCOXEN.1 Born on 23 Jan 1839.1 They resided in Fulton Co., Illinois and later moved to Altamonte, Missouri.1 Elvira died on 5 Jan 1899; she was 59.1

31 On 4 Feb 18585 in Fulton Co., Illinois5 when Elvira was 19, she married her first cousin, once removed Amos FAW,1 son of Jacob FAW III (29 Jan 1799-15 Jan 1859) & Mary CALLOWAY (7 Mar 1803-14 Jun 1876), a sister of Elvira's grandmother Charlotte Calloway. Amos was born in 1835;31 he died in 1889.31 They resided in Fulton Co., Illinois and later moved to Altamonte, Missouri.1

Their marriage license is listed in the online Illinois state records as:5
FAW, AMOS     WILCOCKSON, ELVIRA     FULTON     02/04/1858     1858 00C/0012     00000022
They had the following children:
176 i. Mary (1858-)
177 ii. Shadrach C. (Died as Child) (1860-)
178 iii. Laura (1863-)
179 iv. Amos A. (1865-)
180 v. Arabella (1866-)
181 vi. Bloom (1869-1932)
182 vii. Virginia E. (1871-)
183 viii. Washington Monroe (1873-1949)
184 ix. Bessie (1876-1939)
185 x. James Walter (1878-)
186 xi. Effie (1880-)

The following is from Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, M.A., Wilcoxson and Allied Families (Willcockson, Wilcoxen, Wilcox), 1958 [p.125]:1
654.   AMOS FAW (Mary5 Calloway, Mary4 Cutbirth, Elizabeth3 Willcockson, John2,        ) b. 3 Jan., 1835; d. 27 Jan., 1889; m. Elvira Wilcoxen, b. 23 Jan., 1839; d. 5 Jan., 1899. They lived in Fulton Co., Ill., and later moved to Altamonte, Mo.     CHILDREN:
    +1542 Mary Faw [information on p. 187 --Webmaster]
       1543 Shadrach C. Faw, b. 9 Aug., 1860; d. in childhood.
    +1544 Laura Faw [information on p. 187 --Webmaster]
    +1545 Amos A. Faw [information on pp. 187+188 --Webmaster]
       1546 Arabella Faw, b. 29 Nov., 1866; Alfus Ray. No children.
    +1547 Bloom Faw [information on p. 188 --Webmaster]
    +1548 Virginia E. Faw [information on p. 188 --Webmaster]
    +1549 Washington Monroe Faw [information on p. 188 --Webmaster]
    +1550 Bessie Faw [information on p. 188 --Webmaster]
       1551 James Walter Faw, b. 9 Aug., 1878; m. Luinda Leach. No children.
       1552 Effie Faw, b. 10 Dec., 1880; m. Albert Post after death of her sister,
                  his 1st wife.
51. Nancy Matilda WILCOXEN.1 Nancy Matilda died after 1908.29

On 14 Mar 18615 in Fulton Co., Illinois,5 Nancy Matilda married William SHIELDS,1 son of Andrew Jackson SHIELDS & Margaret Redd.1 William was born in 1836.1 William died after 1908.29 Occupation: School Director.29

Their marriage license is listed in the online Illinois state records as:5
SHIELDS, WILLIAM     WILCOXEN, NANCY M     FULTON     03/14/1861     00C/0497     00000070
They had the following children:
187 i. Prudence Luella (1862-1887)
188 ii. Andrew L. (1863-1864)
189 iii. Elijah Calloway (ca 1864 - aft 1908)
190 iv. Anna C. (1866 - aft 1908)
191 v. George Lee (ca 1868 - aft 1908)

The following is from Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, M.A., Wilcoxson and Allied Families (Willcockson, Wilcoxen, Wilcox), 1958 [p.144]:1
924.   NANCY M WILCOXSON (Elijah C.5, Elijah4, Samuel3, John2,        ) m. 14 March, 1861, William Shields, b. 1836, son of Andrew Jackson and Margaret (Redd) Shields.     CHILDREN:
       1965 Prudence Luella Shields
       1966 Andrew L Shields, d. bef. 1879.
       1967 Elijah Calloway Shields
       1968 Anna C. Shields
       1969 George Lee Shields
The following is from Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Fulton County, Munsell Publishing Co., Chicago, 1908:29
SHIELDS, William

He, in duration of residence is one of the oldest farmers of Fulton County, as well as one of the most successful and substantial, is located on Sect. 10, Liverpool Twp. He was born hear Canton, this county, Nov. 26, 1836, and is a son of Andrew J. and Margaret (RED) Shields. Robert SHIELDS, the father of Andrew, was a native of Tennessee, migrating from that state to Indiana and thence to Fulton Co., where he settled near Canton. There he was successfully engaged in farming for many years, and finally became a resident of Canton itself, where he died. His first wife, Naomi (LITTLE), who accompanied him from Indiana, died at a very early period on the farm on which he originally settled. His second wife was Mrs. BROWN, who moved with him into Canton, where she also died.

Andrew J. Shields was a native of Indiana and located in Fulton Co., at an early period. he and his wife were the parents of seven children, as follows:
Martha, widow of Wesley PITTMAN, and then of Alfred WEAVER.
William
Mary Ellen, deceased, wife of Humphrey MURPHY, of Iowa
Robert, a resident of Cozad, Dawson Co., NE
Andrew J. who is engaged in farming in Buckheart Twp.
Naomi, widow of Henry FISHER, of Urbana, IL.
Margaret, widow of Boone WILLCOXEN, who resides in Lewistown.

The mother of this family died Oct. 10, 1896, the father having passed away just after the cholera epidemic of 1849. William Shields was but a lad when the death of his father occurred, and has but a faint remembrance of him. The former has been a resident of Fulton Co., for sixty-eight years, with the exception of three years spent in McDonough Co., IL. He is the owner of 200 acres of highly cultivated land. He has borne the reputation of being one of the most thorough farmers in his township. On May 14, 1861, Mr. Shields was united in marriage with Nancy WILLCOXEN, a daughter of Elijah C. Willcoxen, son of Capt. Elijah Willcoxen. Mr. and Mrs.Shields became the parents of the following children:
Prudence L., b. 5 Sept, 1862, who was the wife of George COLEMAN, and died Sept. 6, 1887
Andrew L., b. Aug 22, 1863, and died Mar. 14, 1864
Elijah C., a farmer in Liverpool Twp., who married Minnie BLACK, and has two children: Earl and John
Annie, b. July 6, 1866, who married Wiley RAY, and is the mother of Ethel, Wiley A, George, Clifford, Hazel M., Sylvia, Jesse E., Clugston, and, an infant.
George L., who is a member of the parental household.
Charles G., b. Oct. 4, 1880, a farmer in Liverpool Twp., who married Mary PRESTON, and has two children: Herman and Ross.

Mr. Shields is a Democrat.He has creditably discharged the duties of School Director and has been a steadfast advocate of the interest of the public school system. He is a man of most upright character and correct life, never using tobacco or liquor in any shape, and in the community where he has lived so long, is greatly respected and regarded as one of its most useful and exemplary members.

52. Elijah WILCOXEN.8,1

He died at age 18.1

53. Jane WILCOXEN.8,1 Jane died in 1870.29

On 24 Nov 18645 in Fulton Co., Illinois,5 Jane married Andrew J. SHIELDS,1,5,8 a native of Fulton Co.29 After Jane's death in 1870, Andrew J. second married Nettie FORD, a native of Kentucky, and by this union had two children: Della, wife of William SNIDER, living in Buckheart Twp.; and Ina, wife of Charles SNIDER, of Dunfermline.29 Occupation: Andrew J. was a farmer in Buckheart Twp., Fulton Co.29

Their marriage license is listed in the online Illinois state records as:5
SHIELDS, ANDREW J     WILLCOXEN, JANE     FULTON     11/24/1864     00D/0047     00000269
They had the following children:
53A i. May ( - bef 1908)
53B ii. Perry O ( - aft 1908)

The following biography of Perry O., Shields, a son of Jane and Andrew, is from Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Fulton County, Munsell Publishing Co., Chicago, 1908:29
SHIELDS, Perry O.

He is successfully pursuing the vocation of a farmer and stock-raiser in Fulton Co., IL, and is located on Sect. 35, Lewistown Twp., where he cultivates 110 acres of exceptionally productive land.

He is a son of Andrew J. and Jane (WILLCOXEN) Shields, natives of Fulton Co. Andrew J. Shields is engaged in farming in Buckheart Twp., Fulton Co. His wife died in 1870. Two children, May, deceased, and Perry O. resulted from their union. The former was the wife of Street HARDEN, of Los Angeles, CA. The father of Perry O. Shields subsequently wedded Nettie FORD, a native of Kentucky, and by this union had two children:
Della, wife of William SNIDER, living in Buckheart Twp.
Ina, wife of Charles SNIDER, of Dunfermline.

The subject of this sketch was brought up to farm life. He received his mental training in the district schools of his neighborhood, and has lived in the same vicinity ever since. Including the 110 acres on Sect. 35 which he owns, he operated in 1905, 310 acres. Besides stock--horses, cattle and hogs, preferring the back and Shorthorn cattle and Poland China hogs. He is classed among the most thorough and successful farmers in Fulton Co. On February 13, 1885, Mr.Shields was united in marriage with Madeline BORDNER, born Mar 6, 1868, a daughter of Moses and Elvira (EWERS) Bornder. Her father was an honored pioneer settler of Fulton Co., a memoir of whose life constitutes an interesting chapter of this volume. Mr. and Mrs. Shields became the parents of five children, namely:
Bessie, born Sept. 15, 1887, and died August 23, 1899
Ira, born Febr. 28, 1889, and died Dec. 2, 1890
Frank H., born Oct. 12, 1892
Henry D. born Apr 29, 1895
Edith L. born Dec. 10 1899
In politics Mr. Shields is an adherent of the Democratic Party, but is liberal in his views. He has creditably filled the office ot Road Commissioner of his township. Fraternally he is affiliated with the K. of P. As a farmer and as a man and citizen he is ranked among the representative characters in the community of which he is a member.

54. James M. WILCOXEN.1 Born on 26 Mar 1848 in Fulton County, Ilinois.8,9,1 James M. died in Fulton County, Ilinois on 11 Feb 1917; he was 68.9 Alias/AKA: James M. WILCOXEN.1

James M. first married Andrea SHIELDS.

On 12 Apr 1870 when James M. was 22, he second married Isabel "Belle" FORD,9 daughter of John FORD & Ruth KIMBERLIN, in Fulton County, Ilinois.9 Isabel was born on 2 Oct 1853 in Clark Co., Indiana.9 Isabel "Belle" died in Fulton County, Ilinois on 11 Mar 1937; she was 83.9 Alias/AKA: Lucinda FORD.

They had the following children:
192 i. Melvin (1879-1948)
193 ii. Dora (~1872-)
194 iii. John C. (1875-)
195 iv. Roby (1881-)

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

Among the leading farmers of Liverpool Twp., Fulton County, one of the most prominent isthe well known citizen whose name furnished the caption of this biographical record. He was born in Liverpool Twp., Mar 26, 1848, a son of Elijah C. and Prudence (PUTMAN) Willcoxen. Elijah C. was a son of Captain Elijah Willcoxen, whose career is portrayed in another portion of this volume.

Prudence PUTMAN was the daughter of Redding PUTMAN who was a soldier of the Black Hawk War, and is long since deceased.

Elijah C. Willcoxen was the father of a family of 14 children, four of whom died in infancy. The others are as follows:
Redding, who live in Lamar, MO
Elvira, deceased wife of Amos FALL, also deceased, leaving two
      children, Post and Ray.
Nancy, wife of William SHIELDS, a farmer of Liverpool Twp., a sketch
      of whose life is contained in this work.
Elijah, who died at age eighteen
Jane, deceased wife of Andrew SHIELDS, who is engaged in farming
      in Buckheart Twp.
James M.
Prudence, married and a resident of the state of Washington
Calloway, who died at the age of eighteen
Douglas, a farmer in Liverpool Twp.
Rebecca, deceased wife of Alfred RAY

The father of this family departed this life in 1872, and the mother passed away in 1883. Both were prominent and highly respected members of the community. He and his wife were members of the Baptist Church. In politics he was a Democrat, and he filled various township offices.

The subject of this sketch, James M. Willcoxen, was reared on a farm in Sect. 8, Liverpool Twp., near the place where he was born. He remained under the parental roof until he reached the age of twenty-two years, when he moved to his present farm on Sect. 9, Liverpool twp. Besides this property of 100 acres, he is the owner of another 200 acres on which he is successfully engaged in general farming and raising a good grade of stock of all kinds.

On Apr 12, 1870, Mr. Willcoxen was united in marriage with Belle FORD, daughter of John and Ruth (KINNLIN) Ford, natives of Kentucky, and pioneer settlers of Fulton Co. Besides Mrs. Willcoxen Mr. and Mrs. Ford were the parents of three other children:
Utta, wife of Andrew SHIELDS, a farmer in Buckheart Twp.
Nancy, wife of John BERRY, a resident of Arkansas
Sarah who is the widow of David STROUT, and resides in Kewanee, IL

The parents of this family were members of the Christian Church. The father departed this life Jun 10, 1894, and the mother passed away in January 1901.

Mr. and Mrs. Willcoxen are the parents of four children, namely:
Dora, born Feb 5 1871, wife of Joseph MILLETT, a farmer in
      Buckheart Twp.
John, b. July 17, 1875 who is engaged in farming in Liverpool Twp.,
      and who married Josephine ELLIOTT
Melvin, a farmer in the same township, b. Jan 19, 1879, and is
      the husband of Emma MILLETT
Roba , born Oct 29, 1881

In politics, Mr. Willcoxen supports the Democratic party, and he and his worthy wife are members of the Christian Church. Mr. Willcoxen is a man of excellent qualities of the head and heart and no member of the community is more highly esteemed or exercises a more wholesome influence in behalf of the public welfare.

55. Prudence WILCOXEN.1 Born on 17 Jun 1851. She went to the state of Washington.1 Prudence died in Centralia, Washington on 30 Apr 1925; she was 73. Buried in Satsop Cemetery, Satsop, Washington.

On 16 Dec 18675 in Fulton Co., Illinois5 when Prudence was 16, she married John Alexander RAY,5,20 son of William RAY & Juliann FAW. John Alexander was born on 5 Jan 1845 in Ashe Co., North Carolina. John Alexander died in Centralia, Washington on 30 Apr 1925; he was 80. Buried in Satsop Cemetery, Satsop, Washington.

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

RAY, JOHN     WILCOXEN, PRUDENCE     FULTON     12/16/1867     00D/0113     00000371
They had the following children:
196 i. Teresa
197 ii. Marcellus
198 iii. Geneva
199 iv. Roby Gilbert
200 v. Charles
201 vi. Wilbur
202 vii. Thomas Franklin "Frank"
203 viii. Walter

56. Calloway WILCOXEN.1

He died at age 18.1

57. Douglas WILCOXEN.1 Alias/AKA: Stephen Douglas Wilcoxen.

Douglas married Unknown UNKNOWN.

They had one child:
204 i. Arnold (1891-)

58. Rebecca WILCOXEN.1

Rebecca married Alfred RAY.1

59. Infant WILCOXEN.1

60. Infant WILCOXEN.1

61. Infant WILCOXEN.1

62. Infant WILCOXEN.1


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