Biography of H. H. Wilcox
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Wilcox, H. H., was born in Manchester, Ontario county, November 20, 1823, a son of Earl and Jane (Stewart) Wilcox, he a native of Pahnyra, born March 30, 1794:, and she of Massachusetts. The grandfather, William Wilcox, was born in Rhode Island, April 24, 1770, and at the age of eighteen (1788) came to Palmyra. March 7, 1793, he married Ruth Durfee, they being the first couple married in Palmyra. They prospered and became possessed of 500 acres of land, their residence being three quarters of a mile east of Pahnyra Station. They had five sons and five daughters. The grandfather was a farmer and for many years captain of the Light Horse Military Company, with whom he was very popular. Earl, the eldest of the family of William, was born March 29, 1794, and at the age of eighteen was drafted as a soldier, being the only one drafted in that town. He married Jane Stewart, September 24, 1815, and became a farmer. He was a well informed man, but never cared for public office. Re had six sons and one daughter, of whom our subject was the fourth. He was born November 20, 1823, at Manchester, Wayne county, and came to Marion in 1826, where he has lived ever since, engaged' in farming. He owns 142 acres of the old homestead, and is a member of Williamson Grange No. 338. January 22, 1850, he married Mary E. Button, of England, born in July, 1831, a daughter of William and Mary Button. Mr. Wilcox has one son, Francis, born October 21, 1854. He was educated in Marion Collegiate Institute, and has always resided at home. December 12, 1877, he married Eliza A., daughter of Augustus and Amanda Beach, and they have one daughter, Mildred M., born October 25, 1891. Francis is a member of Williamson Grange, and also of the K. O. T. M.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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