Biography of Levi Wilcox
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Wilcox, Levi, was born in Worth. on the farm he owns, November 26, 1825, a son of Sterling and Sallie (Smith) Wilcox. Sterling Wilcox was born in Herkimer county, N. Y., son of Joseph, who came from Herkimer county to Worth in 1805, and bought 150 acres of land, where Gilbert H. Wilcox, a great-grandson now lives. He died aged eighty-eight; his wife was Hannah Banning, who died at the age of seventy-six. Sterling died in 1885, aged ninety-four years, and his wife died March 22, 1867, aged sixty-seven years. They married in 1818 and had six children, of whom four are now living. Levi Wilcox was educated in the common schools; he is a farmer and owns 300 acres of land and has a dairy of thirty-five cows. In 1847 he married Mary Fox, and they had two children: Emma G. (deceased) and Gilbert H., born in 1853, and married Eva M. Brown; they have three children: Emma G., Ora S. and Gertrude.. Five generations have now lived on the same farm. Mr. Wilcox is a Democrat and was assessor for eleven years in succession and has been town clerk, supervisor and postmaster of Worth. He is a member of Rodman Lodge No. 506, F, & A. M. The family attend and support the M. F. church.

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