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WILCOX


Benjamin Wilcox, of Grimsby, Lincoln Co., U.C.:
a brief sketch of his ancestry, and four generations of his descendants

We focus here on the lineage of Benjamin Wilcox, the progenitor of a Ontarian line of Wilcoxes, whose probable ancestry is sketched fairly briefly, without discussion of collateral lines. The parentage we attribute to him has been widely accepted, but (it must be admitted) is not absolutely certain, and further evidence would be welcome.

Assuming the correctness of this identification, the immigrant ancestor of this line was Edward Wilcox of Rhode Island, who has been the subject of an extensive literature of greatly varying quality, the best survey being given in Anderson’s The Great Migration Begins. His English origins were revealed in a valuable and interesting article by Jane Fletcher Fiske which appeared in 1993.[1] This article corrects a number of erroneous speculations which had previously appeared,[2] in particular supplanting a fictitious Wilcox pedigree which appeared in the “American Families with British Ancestry” section of the 1939 edition of Burke’s Landed Gentry.[3]

The present account is based, for the early generations, on a number of sources additional to those just mentioned. The account of this family in Savage’s Genealogical Dictionary is not up to the usually high standards of that work, but an important source is still John Osborne Austin’s Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island (1887). The first four American generations of this line are treated in an important article by George Andrews Moriarty published in 1942.[4] A few useful details are added by Frederick E. Crowell’s manuscript “New Englanders in Nova Scotia” although (as discussed below) we do not agree with all of its conclusions.[5] Herbert A. Wilcox, Daniel Wilcox of Puncatest and the genealogy of some of his descendants (South Pasadena, California, 1943), mentions (p. 90) the possibilty that Daniel Wilcox Jr. (our no. 4) was not the son of his father’ first wife Elizabeth Cooke as stated in previous accounts, but does not discuss the evidence. His account is generally derivative, and is unaware of the marriage of our no. 6.

For the later generations, we have drawn heavily on a 1981 manuscript Wilcox manuscript by Mrs. Lorraine Joyce (Midgley) Mitchell,[6] and, strictly for the Canadian descendants, on the chapter on this family in Powell’s Annals of the Forty[7] and on Cecelia and Roland Botting, Wilcoxes and McIntyres of Lincoln County (hereafter WMLC).[8] A major secondary source is the very long article on the Rhode Island Wilcox serialized in H.F. Johnston, Your Family Tree, specifically the part in vol. 12 (1958?), pp. 1423-24. It is most frustrating that its author does not cite his sources, but (as we shall argue below) his information on this branch of the family appears to be reliable. We have not seen the account of this family in Dorothy Turcotte, People & Places From Grimsby’s Past (Grimsby, 1995).

Unbeknownst to us when we first published this page, there was already in existence a book-length study of the descendants of Richard Wilcox, son of Benjamin Wilcox, by R. Robert Mutrie, entitled Wilcox of Windham Twp., Norfolk County (2003). We are grateful to Kevin Brennan for bringing this work to our attention. Because our treatment of Richard Wilcox was one of the weakest sections of this page, it seems pointless to attempt to augment it when interested descendants can refer to Mutrie’s work.[9]

The present draft of our material is very rough, with some of the credits and source citations still missing; but it is so seriously overdue that I have decided to present it here, warts and all. With its publication, I have now covered (after a fashion) all the Canadian ancestral lines of my natural grandmother, Jean Margaret (Kennedy) Mitchelson, except her paternal line of Kennedy.

Assistance has been received from a number of informants, some of whose names still need to be added here, and the following persons:

  • Shirley (Hodgkins) Lockhart, a descendant of a step-child of a Wilcox descendant, who collated these notes against Ontario vital records and census records, and supplied many burial records;
  • Wilma McQueen, a descendant of Mary Jane (Wilcox) Bater.
  • A.J. Levin, who pointed out a problem in the account of the Smith family.
  • Ruth Burkholder, of Stouffville, Ontario.
  • Kevin Brennan.
  • Jim Isaak, of Beamsville, a descendant of Mary Elizabeth Wilcox and Lewis Hoffman, who supplied copies of important documents and made a number of valuable suggestions.
  • Nan Miller, who supplied information on the family of her ancestor David L. Wilcox, son of Hamilton Wilcox.
  • Miles Krisman, who provided a Marlatt correction.


1. DanielA Wilcox, of South Elkington, Lincolnshire, born say 1565, buried there 25 November 1605. He married before 1592, Isabel ____, who was probably but not certainly the mother of all of his children. Their issue included:

  1. 2Edward Wilcox, baptized 12 February 1603[/4] at South Elkington.

First American Generation

2. Edward1 Wilcox, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, baptized 12 February 1603[/4] at South Elkington, was still alive in May 1638.[10] He married (1) Mary ____, “who died evidently following childbirth and was buried at Croft, Lincolnshire, 27 June 1630.”[11] He married (2) 12 May 1631 at Orby, Lincolnshire, Susan/Susanna Thomson, probably the one of this name baptized 6 September 1607 at Orby, daughter of Amos Thompson (sic), laborer, presumably by the latter’s wife (married 10 November 1606 at Orby), “Carynthaphuch” Jackson (whose exotic name is obviously a misspelling of that of Keren-Happuch, mentioned in Job xlii:14).[12] His name occurs in a list of the inhabitants of Portsmouth made on 20 May 1638, which gives the date of his admittance as 2 April 1638.[13] As Fiske notes, he was evidently dead by 13, 2 mo. [April] 1660, when his son Daniel Wilcox sold land which had belonged “to my father Edward Wilcox” (see below). Given the chronology, it seems possible he was the “Eduwaert Wilcock” who before September 1645 had purchased land on the East River in New Netherland, as recited in a deed of 1652.[14]
    His issue included:

  1. 3Daniel Wilcox, baptized 4 March 1632[/3] at Croft, Lincolnshire,[15]

Second American Generation

3. Daniel2 Wilcox (I), of Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, baptized 4 March 1632[/3] at Croft, Lincolnshire,[16] died (testate) 2 July 1702, possibly at Tiverton, R.I. He was originally of Portsmouth. His parentage is proved by a deed from Daniel Wilcox of Portsmouth, dated 13, 2 mo. [April] 1660, conveying to John Briggs, of the same place, land on the east side of Portsmouth that had belonged to “my father Edward Wilcox.”[17] Furthermore, in a deed from Daniel Wilcox to Edward Lay, both of Portsmouth, dated 1 August 1661, the grantor exempted a lot of land in that town where the grave of “my deceased wife” was situated.”[18] He married (1) by 1656, _________ (his unknown first wife), who died by 1 August 1661, and was buried at Portsmouth. He married (2) 28 November 1661, Elizabeth Cooke, died 6 December 1715, daughter of John Cooke and Sarah Warren, who cannot have been the mother of his son Daniel as claimed in much of the early literature.
    Daniel Wilcox was in Dartmouth in 1664. On 3 June 1668 Daniel Wilcox and John Cooke “were given the privilege of running a ferry at Pocasset. This was the ferry at the northern end of the island, sometimes called Howland’s Ferry, about where the Stone Bridge to Tiverton was later built.”[19] He was in Tiverton in 1692. In his will, dated 9 June 1702 and proved 25 August following, he appoints as executors his wife Elizabeth and sons John and Edward. He leaves to his “eldest son” Daniel 260 acres of land in Dartmouth, and names as beneficiaries his sons Stephen, John, Thomas, “Samuel, deceased,” and daughters Susannah, Mary wife of John Earle, Lydia, and Sarah wife of Edward Briggs.[20]
    His issue by his first wife, name unknown, included:

  1. 4Daniel Wilcox, Jr., born ca. 1656-57.

Third American Generation

4. Daniel3 Wilcox (Jr.), of Dartmouth and perhaps also of Portsmouth, spoken of as alive in his father’s will of 1702, although he had long been absent from Dartmouth and there does not seem to be any evidence for the date of his death.[21] He married (as her first husband) probably before 1680, Hannah Cooke or Cook, born say 1661, probably at Portsmouth, died there 22 October 1736, having married secondly in 1700, Enoch Briggs; she was a daughter of John Cook and Mary Borden.[22] Daniel Wilcox and his wife must have been married before 1680, as the birth of their eldest son Daniel cannot convincingly be placed any later than that year. The evidence for their parentage is clear, as her father’s will of 1691 refers to a daughter “Hannah, wife of Daniel Wilcox,” and his father’s will of 1702 leaves “to my eldest sonne Daniel Willcock and so successively to his eldest sonne Daniel Willcock” 200 acres of land “in the Township of Dartmouth … in the place where my sonne Daniel Willcock formerly lived on the East side of the River called Norachucke River.”
    Fiske raised the perplexing question of how Hannah could have borne three children to Enoch Briggs before their marriage, which is recorded in the Portsmouth Vital Records under date of 2 March 1699[/70]. Apparently Daniel Wilcox abandoned her and she began living with Briggs, and it was several years before they were able to infer that Daniel was deceased. (The common-law principle that the death of a spouse could be presumed after an absence of seven years was ratified by a statute to that effect in 1604.[23]) But as Fiske notes, no actual record of his death has ever been found, despite the fact that Hannah is (perhaps optimistically) called “widow of Daniel Wilcox” in the record of her second marriage.
    “Hannah Briggs, widow,” made her will 14 June 1734 “for the preventing [of] future trouble in my family.” Leaving only modest bequests of personal estate, it mentions among others “my granddaughter Hannah Wilcock, daughter to my son Daniel late decd.” The inventory, taken 8 November 1736, totalled only £501 12s. 6d. and included such household items as a pair of speckled callico curtains, earthenware on a mantle-tree shelf, and a dozen pattipans, along with a black mare and some turkeys.
    The eminent genealogist George Andrews Moriarty was descended from Daniel Wilcox, Jr., and his wife in two different lines.
    Their issue included:

  1. 5Daniel Wilcox, born ca. 1680.

Fourth American Generation

5. Daniel4 Wilcox (III), of Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Mass., born ca. 1680, died (intestate and v.m.) 2 February 1720/1.[24] The eminent genealogist George Andrews Moriarty (who was himself a direct descendant of Daniel Wilcox and his wife) states that Daniel “resided on his father’s land on the east side of the East Branch of the Accoxet River, where he sold lands in 1713 and 1714 …, and in the latter year he and his wife Sarah mortaged their homestead farm to the Province.” Administration of his estate was granted to his widow Sarah on 7 May 1722; she submitted an inventory taken 2 March 1721/2 previous, and presented a final accounting on 10 October 1723.[25] He married (as her first husband) before 1705, Sarah ____, who died (testate) in 1755, between 4 Jan. and 5 Nov., having married secondly in 1728, Philip Marion, of Dartmouth.[26] Her will mentions, among others, her (deceased) son William, below.
    We know of no basis for the recent claim that she was a Sarah Hart or Hort, born 16 April 1684 at Dartmouth, daughter of Thomas Hart or Hort and Margaret ____. Not only is any such person absent from the town’s vital records, but judging from these and Bristol County probate records, the name does not seem to be attested there in any form before the mid-eighteenth century.
    By some inexplicable confusion, the date of the marriage of their daughter, Sarah Wilcox, which occurred 20 November 1723 in St. Paul’s Church, Narragansett, has sometimes been applied to this couple!
    Their issue included:

  1. 6William Wilcox, born 22 November 1711 at Dartmouth.

Fifth American Generation

6. William5 Wilcox, of Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, blacksmith, born there 22 November 1711, died intestate and v.m. shortly before 15 September 1743 (when inventory was made of his estate), before reaching his 32nd birthday.[27] He married 8 February 1732/3 at Darmouth (Dartmouth VR), Dorothy Allen, born 16 January 1707 at Dartmouth, said to have died (testate) in 1782, between 19 September and 30 November of that year, but we have not seen the alleged will.[28] She was a daughter of Benjamin Allen, of Dartmouth, by the latter’s wife Deborah Russell, daughter of Jonathan Russell, also of Dartmouth. The record of their marriage in 1733 refers to them as “William Willcox, son of Daniel deceased, and Dorothy Allen, of Dartmouth, daughter of Benjamin Allen of Dartmouth.” Dorothy’s father, in his will dated 25 November 1751 and proved 29 July 1755, leaves to “my daughter Dorothy Wilcox” the house and land “I bought of Ebenezur Allen during her widowhood, and after her marriage or death the land to be improved for her son Amos who by blindness is incapable of supporting himself, and after his death to be divided between her other children.“[29]
    According to the inventory of his estate taken on 15 September 1743, William Wilcox left personal estate worth £260 5s. 6d., but no real estate. His widow made application on 18 October following to administer the estate, and produced an account dated 11 December of the same year, mentioning that the estate was insolvent, and stating that she had “six small children.”[30] Oddly, there is no record of the death of either William or his wife Dorothy in the Dartmouth town records. Their son William was a direct ancestor of Jennie Jerome, mother of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.[31]
    Their issue included:

  1. 7Benjamin Wilcox, born 21 August 1737 at Dartmouth.

First Canadian Generation

7. Benjamin6 Wilcox, almost certainly the above-named son of William and Deborah (Allen) Wilcox, of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, was if so born 21 August 1737 at Dartmouth, and in any case he certainly died 1816 in Woodhouse Tp., Norfolk Co., Upper Canada (now Ontario). He married by 1759, Elsie Lanning,[32] born 1739, died 6 June 1805 at Grimsby, and buried in St. Andrew’s churchyard, daughter of Isaac Lanning, of Hardwick Tp., Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, by his wife Aaltje/Elsie Hunt. In her father’s 1774 will (proved 1781), she is called “Else wife of Benjamin Weelcox.”[33]
    Since our account of this Benjamin Wilcox will have him engaged in frequent and wide-ranging moves, and especially as he has also been claimed as the ancestor of an entirely distinct family, we must consider as carefully as possible the evidence for his identity. No contemporary statement has been found in Canadian records to suggest a place of origin or age at death for Benjamin Wilcox of Grimsby. It is thus not enough that his Canadian descendants have sought to place him in the well-known Wilcox family of Dartmouth, where he fits chronologically, since this suggestion could simply have been quess-work.[34]
    A demonstrably false counter-claim which we must first dismiss is that Benjamin Wilcox of Dartmouth was the man of this name who, “with others” from Dartmouth, settled in Newport Township, Hants County, Nova Scotia, in 1760. This was stated by the well-known Boston genealogist Frederick E. Crowell, in the manuscript which he donated in 1979 to the NEHGS, intended as a supplement to a set of family histories he assembled from articles originally published in the Yarmouth Herald.[35] The relevant portion of this genealogy cites no source except for the will of Benjamin Wilcox of Newport (dated 3 March 1813), the main text of which throws no light on the testator’s identity; and Crowell confesses to ignorance of the name of his wife.
    But when we turn to the work of Sanford, who in 1969 gave what remains probably the best account of the ancestry of the Nova Scotian Wilcoxes in print,[36] we find a definite refutation of Crowell’s theory. Benjamin Wilcox of Newport, in a codicil to his will of 23 March 1813 (which Crowell apparently overlooked), refers to an estate “left me by my brother Stephen Wilcox of Richmond Town, New England,” and this Stephen’s will in turn mentions brothers William, Benjamin, Smiton, and Thomas, all of which establishes him beyond possible doubt as a son of Stephen Wilcox, of Richmond, R.I., by the latter’s wife Alice Brownell, whose mother was a Smiton.[37] Furthermore, we must consider the matter of chronology. Sanford demonstrates persuasively that Benjamin Wilcox of Newport had children born no later than the early 1750s and a granddaughter born in 1768, which would be nearly impossible for a man born in 1737. Finally, definitive evidence against Crowell’s contention was adduced some twenty years ago in Duncanson’s Newport, Nova Scotia: A Rhode Island Township (1985), which cites a death notice of Benjamin Wilcox of Newport, published in the Acadian Recorder of 5 June 1813, giving its subject’s age as 93 (and thus implying a birthdate of ca. 1720) and mentioning that his descendants included a great-great-grandchild.[38] While nineteenth-century death notices are notoriously prone to exaggerating ages at death, such a statement cannot possibly apply to a man born in 1737, who could have scarcely reached his 76th birthday at the time, and for whom the existence of a great-great-grandchild would require four successive generations averaging only 19 years in length.
    Having dispensed with Benjamin Wilcox of Newport Tp., N.S., as a possible son of William and Dorothy (Allen) Wilcox of Dartmouth, let us consider the merits of the claim that Benjamin Wilcox of Grimsby is this son. The most obvious initial consideration is the onomastic evidence. Does the latter Benjamin’s family preserve the given names used by the Wilcox and Allen families of Dartmouth? The answer is yes, although the tendency is not overwhelmingly persuasive. Among William’s siblings were Sarah, Daniel, and Hannah, and among his children were Daniel and Hannah, and of course Benjamin. The given name of Deborah Allen’s father was Benjamin, a name more common among the Allens than the Wilcoxes; unfortunately there does not seem to be any satisfactory account in print of his family or of his father’s. These names appear among Benjamin Wilcox’s children, and, what is perhaps more important, there is among his grandchildren an Allen Wilcox. This was before Allen had acquired its modern popularity as a given name.
    The identification which we have followed is probably stated most positively by H.F. Johnston. There is not, perhaps, much significance in his bald statement that Benjamin Wilcox of Dartmouth “went to Grimsby, Ontario,” or in the fact that he correctly names Benjamin of Grimsby’s first three children and their spouses, since these children were born in Massachusetts and the eldest of them married before the family left New Jersey, so that their names may have been obtained by modern research in public records. What is really compelling is that Johnston is unaware of any younger children, yet gives correct dates of death for Benjamin’s wife (1805) and daughter Hannah (1838), which must have come — at some time — from Canadian informants. The specificity of this information strongly suggests that it is derived from contemporary letters, and was not contaminated by information received from Canadian correspondents of Johnston’s own era. Note in particular that Johnston correctly names the husband of Benjamin Wilcox’s daughter Sarah as Amos Merritt, whereas the account of the Wilcoxes which appeared, probably in the same year, in Annals of the Forty (1958), erroneously proposes that she married Moses Merritt (a claim repeated without qualification by the Bottings in WMLC, p. 18). We can only lament Johnston’s failure to give citations of his sources, which might have easily settled the question. Later writers who have relied on Johnston have generally added nothing to his documentation.
    The Benjamin Wilcox who married Elsie Lanning left New Jersey in 1787 with his wife and children and other Loyalist families, and arrived in the Niagara district of Upper Canada later that year. He afterward settled in the Grimsby area of Lincoln Co., and in August of 1795 held lots 19 in concessions 1 and 2, and part of lot 18 in concession 1.[39] In a petition for land dated 21 July 1796, he states that he “came into this Province in 1788 with a wife and six children, and … has only received 200 acres.”[40] The lot in concession 1 he sold (apparently before 1799) to Andrew Hunter, but an 1811 map shows him occupying land in concessions 1, 2, and 3.
    The Wilcoxes were among the first settlers of Grimsby. Their first years were a time of severe hardship duing which they, among others, were lent government aid; in 1789, he was one of the signers of a petition concerned with the repayment of that loan. Later, his name appears with some frequency in the public records: in 1798, he signed a receipt for a musket and ammunition issued to various adult males in order that they might prepare to defend the territory; and from time to time he held offices in the townships: Overseer of Roads in 1792, and Town Warden in 1793, 1794, 1795, and 1796. The town minutes mention “Benjamin Wilcox and David Palmer, town wardens, [who had] a settlement … the 30th day of July, 1796, with John Moore and Jacob Glover concerning two hogs sold in 1795.”[41]
    In 1812, Benjamin Wilcox, by then a widower, moved with his son Richard to near Simcoe, Woodhouse Tp., Norfolk Co. where he died.
    Known issue:

  1. 8Hannah Wilcox, born 13 August 1759; married John Smith.
  2. 9Absalom Wilcox, born in December 1765.
  3. 10Sarah Wilcox, born by 1769 (H.F. Johnston says she was baptized in that year, but does not name the place). She married Amos Merritt.
  4. 11Benjamin Wilcox Jr., born [28?] February 1769.
  5. 12Daniel Wilcox, born ca. 1770.
  6. 13Elizabeth (“Elsie”) Wilcox, born 1772; married Paul Marlatt.
  7. 14Richard Wilcox, born 1780-82.
  8. 15Rachel Wilcox, born [1783?], died 1857; married John Lewis.
  9. David Wilcox, born apparently after 1787.[42] He was a member of the Grimsby Masonic Lodge in 1799, and a member of the Grimsby Presbyterian Church in 1818. We have no further record of him.

Second Canadian Generation

8. Hannah7 Wilcox, daughter of Benjamin Wilcox and Elsie Lanning, was born 13 August 1759, and died 12 July 1838.[43] She married by 1779, John Smith, born 22 August 1754 in Sussex Co., New Jersey, died 26 August 1826, son of Joseph Smith, of Sussex Co., New Jersey, by the latter’s wife Rachel ____.[44] Both are buried in the Fifty Mile Creek Burial Ground, Saltfleet Tp., Wentworth Co., Ontario. John Smith came to Canada with several of his siblings in 1787, and received a location ticket for lots 17 in concessions I and II of Grimsby Tp., which was confirmed by a Land Board certificate of character and loyalty. A further grant of land in 1791 was confirmed by a Crown deed of 1798. He was a cooper, and produced, besides, barrels and casks, furniture and other household articles. From 1792 to 1820 he was a member of the Grimsby Tp. Council, holding such offices as Poundkeeper, Assessor, Collector, Town Warden, etc. His name appears on at least two petitions in the public interest. He was a man of ability and education, drafting legal documents for illiterate neighbors and contributing widely to the good of the community. His account book is in the collection of the Grimsby Historical Society. Issue:

  1. Isaac Smith, born 17 December 1779 in New Jersey, died 1840. He married (1) 26/27 January 1804, Elizabeth Pettit, born 11 September 1784, died 25 March 1832, daughter of Andrew Pettit and Sarah Smith. He married (2) 26 April 1834, Elizabeth (____) Foster, widow of John Foster. He lived on lots 20 in concessions I and II of Grimsby Tp. Issue (all by first wife):
    1. Deborah Smith, born 8 February 1805. She married 2 April 1822, George Ransier Coon, born 13 March 1799, son of Stephen Coon, of Clinton Tp., by the latter’s wife and Phoebe Carpenter.[45] It is not known whether they had issue.
    2. John D. Smith, born 20 October 1806, died 16 November 1896. He married 25 October 1831, Margaret Walker, born ca. 1809, daughter of Ralph Walker and Elizabeth Book. They lived in Halton Co.[46] Issue:
      1. Elizabeth Smith.
      2. Almira Smith.
      3. Amanda Smith.
      4. Mariah Smith.
      5. John Walker Smith; married Keturah Inglehart.
    3. Sarah Smith, born 19 September 1808. She married 15 April 1829, Andrew P. Muir, born 12 April 1803, son of Andrew Muir and Ann Green.[47] Her husband inherited his parents’ homestead and farm, lots 14 and 15, concession III, Grimsby Tp. Issue:
      1. Jonathan Pettit Muir; married Sarah Ethel Carpenter.
      2. Andrew Green Muir; married Jane Kerr Walker.
      3. Keturah Muir; married Thomas Charles Brownjohn.
      4. Hannah Muir; married William Francis Biggar.
      5. Isaac Thomas Muir, died young.
      6. John Muir, a judge in Wentworth Co.. He married Anne Cytheria Pettit.
    4. Andrew P. Smith, born 8 November 1810.
    5. Hannah Smith, born 13 November 1811. She married by licence dated 25 February 1831, Isaac Burkholder, son of David and Elizabeth Burkholder. Issue:
      1. Elizabeth Burkholder.
      2. Sarah Burkholder.
      3. Andrew Burkholder.
      4. Isaac Burkholder.
      5. Hannah Burkholder.
      6. Zilpah Burkholder.
    6. Elizabeth Smith, born 25 January 1814. She married 30 November 1834, George Langtry. Issue:
      1. Mary Langtry.
      2. Hamilton Langtry.
      3. George Lantry.
      4. Elizabeth Langtry.
      5. Sarah Langtry.
      6. Amanda Langtry.
      7. John Langtry.
      8. Susannah Langtry.
      9. Walter Langtry.
      10. Emma Langtry.
      11. Robert Langtry.
      12. Andrew Langtry.
    7. Lavinah Smith, born 27 March 1816. She married 20 October 1835, John Foster. They lived in Nelson Tp., Halton Co.
    8. Asa P. Smith, born 8 March 1818. He married 2 April 1839, Mary Eliza Smith, daughter of Ananias Smith, of Saltfleet Tp., by his wife Elizabeth Showers. They lived at Buffalo, N.Y.
    9. Mary Smith, born 27 July 1820. She married 26 February 1839, Jeremiah Smith, born 12 September 1815, son of Ananias Smith of Saltfleet Tp., by the latter’s wife Elizabeth Showers.
    10. Isaac Smith, born 18 January 1823, died shortly before 11 September 1879, when he was buried in St. Andrews Church Cemetery, Grimsby. He married 3 November 1846, his first cousin, Mary Ann Smith, born 2 November 1825, died shortly before 10 June 1891, when she was buried with her husband, daughter of John Wilcox smith and Euphemia Glover, below. He inherited his parents’ farm. Issue:
      1. Keturah Smith.
      2. Albert Smith.
      3. Murray Smith.
    11. Martha Smith, born 14 January 1826, died 27 November 1832.
    12. Esther Ann Smith, born 1828, died 19 December 1832.
  2. Joseph Smith, born 10 August 1781 in New Jersey, died 1832. He married 19 March 1805, Margaret Moore, daughter of John and Dinah (Pettit) Moore (who after his death married secondly a Mr. Cornell). He may be the Joseph Smith who was issued a rifle and ammunition by the government to assist in the defence, and in 1804 was an ensign in a Lincoln Co. regiment. Later he lived in Trafalgar Tp., Halton Co. Issue:
    1. Hannah Smith, baptized 2 June 1806.[48] She married 29 March 1828 in Grimsby Tp., Lincoln Co., Lieut. John Triller Howell, born 1800, probably in New Jersey, died 1892. They are enumerated in the 1871 census of Halton County.[49] Issue:
      1. Helen Howell, born 6 November 1830 in Trafalgar Tp., died 8 June 1924 at Hamilton, Wentworth Co., aged over 93 years., and buried in Job’s Lane Cemetery (Union Burying Ground), Nelson, Halton County. She married James Teeter, son of Moses Teeter and Eleanor Covenhoven, by whom she had issue.[50]
      2. Keturah Adelaide Howell, born 10 March 1832, died in April 1906, and buried in Palermo Metodist (later United Church) Cemtery, Trafalgar Tp. She married 27 December 1854 at Palermo, Anson Buck, M.D., M.R.C.S., born 17 August 1833, and had issue.
      3. Mary Margaret Howell.
      4. William Howell.
      5. Harriet Ann Howell.
      6. Sampson Joseph Howell, born 17 July 1846 in Trafalgar Tp., died 20 November 1879, and buried in St. Jude’s Cemetery, Oakville, Trafalgar Tp. He married Married: 28 May 1868, E. Sabrey Rribble, born 11 May 1856 in Trafalgar Tp., and they had one child.
      7. James Bruce Howell.
      8. Victoria Howell.
    2. Rachel Smith, born ca. 1810. She married John Street.[51] Issue:
      1. George Street.
      2. Erastus Street.
      3. William Street.
    3. Orpha Smith; married Dr. Alexander Black. Issue:
      1. Margaret Black.
      2. Mary Black.
      3. Eliza Black.
      4. Orpha Black.
      5. Rachel Black.
      6. Hannah Black.
      7. Alexander Black, Jr.
    4. (?) John Allen Smith, of Trafalgar Tp., farmer, an Episcopal Methodist, born 1810-11, who died 8 September 1883 in Wentworth Co., aged 72 years, of paralysis.[52] Unfortunately his death record does not state his parentage. The Bottings credit Joseph Smith and Margaret Moore with a son of this name, claiming that he married Eliza Sheridan. However, as pointed out to us by A.J. Levin, that he really Mary Ann Sheridan, who may have been her sister, while Eliza married a James Bartley Smith, not necessarily of the present family. A John A. Smith with wife Mary A. Smith is found in the Flamborough East Tp., in the 1881 census,[53] and we can be pretty sure this is the right couple as the marriage records of four of their children give the father’s name as John Allan Smith. Known issue:
      1. John W. Smith, born 1847-48 (aged 23 in 1871) at Palermo, Ontario. As John W. Smith, son of John Allan Smith and Mary Ann ____, he married 3 July 1871 at The Manse, Strabane, Flamborough West Tp., Wentworth Co., by Episocopalian rites,[54] Elizabeth Jane Allison, born 1849-50 (aged 21 in 1871) in East Flamborough Tp., daughter of Thomas Allison and Mary ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents without however supplying the mothers’ maiden surnames, the groom was a shoemaker, of East Flamborough Tp., and the bride was of Carlisle, Ontario; the witnesses were George Wise, of Beverley, and Elizabeth Smith, of East Flamborough.
      2. Elizabeth Jane Smith, born 1853-54 (aged 27 in 1881) in Ontario; the age of 26 years given in her 1886 marriage record is a gross understatement. As Elizabeth Jane Smith, daughter of John Allan Smith and Mary Ann ____, she married 18 March 1886 at Waterdown, Wentworth Co., by Methodist rites,[55] William Fowler, born (aged 27 in 1886) in Ontario, son of Joshua Fowler and Ellen ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents without however supplying the mothers’ maiden surnames, the groom was a farmer, and both parties were of East Flamboro Tp.; the witnesses were G.F. Cookman, of Waterdown, and Maria Foster, of Milton.
      3. Bertha Smith, born 1857-58 (aged 23 in 1881) in Ontario; the age of 21 years given in her 1886 marriage record is a gross understatement. As Bertha Smith, daughter of John Allan Smith and Mary Ann ____, she married 15 December 1886 in the Methodist Church, Waterdown, Wentworth Co.,[56] Andrew Mcgraw, born 1864-65 (aged 21) in Ireland, son of John Mcgraw of Sarah ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents without however supplying the mothers’ maiden surnames, the groom was a farmer, and both parties were of East Flamboro Tp.; the witnesses were Chris. Teeple, of Waterdown, and Edgar Rymal, of Waterdown.
      4. Ruhammah Smith, born 1859-60 (aged 21 in 1881); no marriage record found.
      5. Keturah Smith, born 1860-61 (aged 21 in 1881, 22 in 1883) in West Flamborough Tp. As Keturah Smith, daughter of John Allan Smith and Mary Ann ____, she married 14 February 1883 at Waterdown, Wentworth Co., by Methodist rites,[57] M. James Foster, born 1859-60 (aged 23 in 1882) in West Flamborough Tp., son of Samuel Foster and Barbara ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents without however supplying the mothers’ maiden surnames, the groom was an agriculturalist, of Nelson Tp., and the bride was of East Flamboro Tp.; the only witness was Lawrence C. Watson, of Watersdown.
      6. Edwin Smith, born 1861-62 (aged 19 in 1881); no marriage record found.
  3. Benjamin Smith, born 1 August 1783 in New Jersey, died 2 November 1850. He married 3 January 1805, Catherine Shook, born 1790, died 1887, daughter of Henry and Rosannah (Baumas) Shook. They lived in Trafalgar Tp., Halton Co., and are buried at Palermo in that township. Issue:
    1. Lavinah Smith, born 14 December 1805. She married William Morse.
    2. [Catherine?] Matilda Smith. She married Caleb Smith [probably her first cousin of this name, who was a son of John Wilcox Smith and Euphemia Glover, below].
    3. John Henry Smith, born 1809, died 1863. He married Martha Street. They are buried at Palermo.
  4. Lavinah Smith, born 16 August 1785 in New Jersey, died 24 August 1796 at Grimsby.
  5. Absalom Smith, born 3 February 1788 in Grimsby, died 5 February 1861. He is said to have been the first white child born in Grimsby. He married 17 October 1809, Anna Mary Beamer, daughter of John Beamer, Jr., of Grimsby, formerly of Log Gaol, Sussex Co. (now Johnsonburg, Warren Co.), by his wife Anna Young.[58] He and his wife farmed in Trafalgar Tp., and are buried at Palermo. Issue:
    1. Anna Catherine Smith, born 8 October 1810, died 9 December 1899. She married 30 October 1832, Thomas Picket. Issue:
      1. Andrew Pickett.
      2. Daniel Pickett.
      3. Mary Elizabeth Pickett.
      4. Sarah Pickett.
      5. Thomas W. Pickett.
      6. David Pickett.
      7. Samuel Pickett.
      8. William Pickett.
    2. Mary Elizabeth Smith, born 12 May 1812. She married 23 September 1834, Richard Ableson. Issue:
      1. Cyrus Ableson.
      2. Mary Elizabeth Ableson.
      3. Alice Clarinda Ableson.
      4. Huldah Ann Ableson.
      5. Anna Mary Ableson.
      6. Louisa Ableson.
      7. James Harvey Ableson.
      8. Alberta Ableson.
    3. Hannah Priscilla Smith, born 14 January 1814, died 20 June 1897 at Palermo, Trafalgar Tp., Halton Co., and buried in Palermo Cemetery. She married 11 October 1835 at Palermo, Jonathan Johnson Book, born 30 July 1815, died 31 August 1861 at Palermo, son of Jacob Book and Mary Moore.[59] They are buried at Palermo. Hannah appears as a widow in the 1881 census of Trafalgar Tp., with one child:
      1. Etta Book, born 1852-53 (aged 28 in 1881).
    4. Elsie Aquilla Smith, born 9 September 1815 at Palermo, died 24 August 1909 at Omaha, Nebraska. She married 7 October 1841 at Macon, Illinois, William Fletcher Lowe, by whom she had six children.[60]
    5. Lydia Howell Smith, born 15 March 1817. She married 20 September 1842, Caleb Calvert.
    6. Eli B. Smith, born 4 January 1819. He married 30 January 1844, Charity Van Norman.
    7. Sarah Lavinah Smith, born 8 January 1821. She married 6 September 1859, George Sheridan.
    8. John William Smith, born 22 September 1823. He married (1) 21 October 1850, Margaret Campbell. He married (2) 16 May 1865 in Wentworth Co.,[61] Dansilla E. Hilliard, born (aged 29 in 1865) in Trafalgar Township., daughter of Benjamin Griggs and Catherine ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which gives the names of both parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, both parties were residing in Trafalgar Tp.
    9. Hulda Ann Smith, born 28 December 1824.
    10. Margaret Mahala Smith, born 12 June 1827. She married George Gordon Crooks.
    11. Absalom Smith, born 30 October 1829. He married Angeline Haze.
    12. (?) Harvey Smith, a physician.
  6. Daniel Smith, born 11 January 1790, died 1850. He married 1814, Anna Margaret Beamer, born 1788, died 1876. Their property was lots 12 and 13, concession VII of Clinton Tp. Both are buried in the old Clinton Cemetery. Issue:
    1. Dennis Smith, born 7 July 1814. He married 17 February 1844, Martha Darragh. Issue:
      1. Daniel Smith.
      2. Menza Smith.
      3. Martha Smith.
    2. Mary Smith, born 2 March 1817, died unmarried 1893.
    3. Isaac Smith, born 16 July 1820. He married 22 October 1843, Maria Konkle. Issue:
      1. John Smith.
      2. George Smith.
    4. William Smith, born 13 March 1822, died 28 September 1900 at Campden, Clinton Tp., Lincoln Co., and buried in Mountain Presbyterian Cemetery. He married (1) Sarah Kennedy born 2 January 1825, died 25 September 1875, daughter of John Kennedy, of Gainsborough Tp., Lincoln Co., by his wife and Barbara Dean.[62] He married (2) Marion Moore, born 5 April 1840, daughter of Ashman Moore and Elizabeth Swackhammer. Issue:

      (by first wife)

      1. Hulda Ann Smith, born 1849, died 1932. She married 1870, William Grobb Wismer, and had 6 children.
      2. Barbara Jane Smith, born 6 June 1851, died February 1810. She married (1) 1875, Philip Donald McIntyre, born 23 September 1841, died May 1883, son of Alexander McIntyre and Margaret Zeller, and buried in the Clinton Presbyterian Church Cemetery.[63] She married (2) 1886, Emerson W. High, a widower with a daughter. She had 3 children by her first husband but none by the second.
      3. Samantha Mary Smith, born 1853, died 1934. She married 1876, Ephraim Hipple,[64] and had 4 children.
      4. Ann Margaret Smith, born 1855, died unmarried 1881.

      (by second wife)

      1. Emmons Duane Smith.
      2. Eleanor Smith.
      3. William Burgess Smith.
      4. Seymour Smith.
      5. Isaac Smith.
    5. George Smith, born 24 February 1824. He married Mary Ann Metler. Issue:
      1. Jared Smith (twin).
      2. Albert Smith (twin).
      3. Herschel Smith.
      4. Russel Smith.
      5. Mary Margaret Smith.
      6. Mack Smith.
    6. John K. Smith, born 2 January 1826, died 22 September 1827.
    7. Daniel Smith, born 27 August 1828. He married Elizabeth Henry, daughter of Jesse and Mary Henry. They lived at Northfield Center, Burford Tp., Brant Co. Issue:
      1. Marcus Smith.
      2. Augustus Smith.
      3. Adrian Smith.
  7. Caleb Smith, born 19 April 1792, died 2 September 1794.
  8. Levi Smith, born 1793, died 1867. He married Ann Amery, daughter of Conrad Amery and Ann ____. They lived in Halton Co., and are buried at Palermo. Issue:
    1. Ezra Smith; married ____.[65] Issue:
      1. Amelia Smith.
      2. Amanda Smith.
      3. Albert Smith.
      4. Levi Smith.
      5. Ocean Smith.
    2. Ezekiel Smith; married ____.[66] Issue:
      1. William Smith, died unmarried.
    3. William Smith, died unmarried. He appears in the 1871 Census of Halton Co.[67]
    4. Benjamin Smith, born 1838, died 1865. He married Helen Maria ____.[68] Issue:
      1. Burdette Smith.
      2. Lyndia Smith.
      3. Jackson Smith.
      4. Logan Smith.
      5. Augusta Smith.
      6. Chester Smith.
  9. Elsie Smith, born 7 October 1795, died 1877. She married 2 May 1816, John Carpenter Pettit, son of John Pettit by his wife Sarah, daughter of Ashman Carpenter.[69] Both are buried in St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Grimsby. Issue:
    1. John William Pettit, born 1817, baptized 9 November 1817, died 1842.
    2. Hannah Pettit, born 22 October 1819, died July 1877, and buried in St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Grimsby. She married 10 September 1839, Isaac Brock Smith, don of Ananias Smith, of Saltfleet Tp., by the latter’s wife and Elizabeth Showers.
    3. Sarah Maria Pettit, born 6 October 1823. She married (1) Robert Biggar. She married (2) Jacob Bowslaugh.
    4. Benjamin W. Pettit, born 6 August 1826. He married Amy Cline.
    5. Henry Vernal Pettit, born 4 July 1836. He married Harriet Tate.
  10. Hannah Smith, born 20 December 1797, died 28 August 1872. She married John Kenny. They lived in Trafalgar Tp., Halton Co. The 1871 census of Halton, part 38B, 2:28-9, lists a number of persons of this surname who may be their descendants.
  11. John Wilcox Smith, born 6 November 1800, died 12 November 1876. He married 22 February 1821, Euphemia Glover, born 22 April 1801. He inherited a part of his parents’ farm. Issue:
    1. James Smith, born 29 December 1821. He may be the man of this name for whom a marriage licence to Eliz Ann Burkholder was granted 17 January 1848 at Grimsby.
    2. Caleb Smith, born 3 November 1823. He married Catherine Matilda Smith [possibly his cousin, Matilda Smith, daughter of Benjamin Smith and Catherine Shook, above]. Issue:
      1. Benjamin Franklin Smith; married Edith Post.
    3. Mary Ann Smith, born 2 November 1825. She married her first cousin, Isaac Smith, born 18 January 1823, son of Isaac Smith and Elizabeth Pettit, above, q.v. for their issue.
    4. John Henry Smith, born 28 January 1828. He married Rose (Prudholm) McGregor. He was known as “California” Smith because he made a fortune in the Gold Rush. On returning home, he built a stone mansion, about two miles west of Grimsby.
    5. Eliza Jane Smith, born 4 March 1820. She married Thomas Ryan Hunter,[70] born 21 May 1827, died 5 June 1901. They lived at “Lakeview,” Grimsby, his family farm. Issue:
      1. Andrew Hunter, born 1852, died 1868, and buried in St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Grimsby.
      2. Arthur Hunter; married Charlotte Johnson.
      3. Hugh Hunter, born 1859, died 1939, and buried in St. Andrew’s Cemetery. He married Sarah Ann Mitchell.
      4. Edgar Hunter, born 1861, died 1891, and buried in St. Andrew’s Cemetery. He married Agnes ____.
      5. William Hunter, born 1864, died the same year.
      6. Adolphus Hunter.
      7. Jonathan Chester Hunter, born 21 June 1870, died 2 November 1898.
    6. Abram Smith, born 22 June 1832.
    7. Daniel Smith, born 24 December 1834. He married Mary Wilson, daughter of William Wilson (and sister of Sarah Catherine Wilson below).
    8. Euphemia Smith, born 10 April 1837. She married John Edwin Cook. They lived in Brant Co.
    9. George Smith, born 28 April 1839. He married Sarah Catherine Wilson, daughter of Willia Wilson (and sister of Mary Wilson above).
  12. Ezekiel Smith, born 24 August 1802, died 28 January 1886. He married 1 May 1823, Mary McDuffy, born 7 August 1800, died 24 December 1875, daughter of Neil and Sarah McDuffy. He inherited part of his parents’ farm, lots 17 of concessions I and II. Issue:
    1. Sarah Ann Smith, born 9 May 1824.
    2. Hannah Matilda Smith, born 9 May 1826. She married James M. Farewell.
    3. Catherine Lavinah Smith, born 23 November 1827.
    4. Jasper Smith, born 23 October 1829. He married Hannah Evans.
    5. Sardis Smith, born 17 February 1834. He married Sarah Jane Squires.
Home of Absalom Wilcox
Home of Absalom Wilcox (1765-1841) on Dundas Street, Toronto Township, Peel County, built ca. 1830, sketched about 1890 by W.W. Alexander. From Wm. Perkins Bull, From Brock to Currie (Toronto, 1935), p. 157. (Click for larger image)

9. Absalom7 Wilcox, son of Benjamin Wilcox and Elsie Lanning, was born in December 1765, died 20 February 1841, and was buried at Dixie, U.C.[71] He married ca. 1792 at Trenton, New Jersey (suring a return trip to the U.S.), Barbara Hull, born 30 November 1774 in the U.S., died 15 February 1856, and buried with her husband. Absalom Wilcox was a mason. He came into Canada as a single man in 1787,[72] but returned to Trenton, New Jersey before 1793, and was married there. He and his wife lived near Log Gaol, Sussex Co. (now Johnsonburg, Warren Co.), then in 1801 moved to Canada, settling near Grimsby. Around 1806 they moved to Toronto Tp., Peel Co., of which the south part had just been surveyed, and were granted lot 3 in the first concession in 1808 or 1811. They were among the first settlers, and their youngest son Allen is said to have been the first white boy born in the county. Absalom broke his leg while clearing the land for the first church at Dixie, and he had to be carried to Toronto, where his leg was amputated at the knee. Absalom Wilcox was the man who sheltered William Lyon Mackenzie during his escape from Upper Canada following the 1838 rebellion. Mackenzie himself mentions that reaching “the hospitable mansion of a worthy settler on Dundas Street, utterly exhausted with cold and fatigue,” and his biographer comments on this passage, “there can no longer be any reason for witholding the fact … that the house [was that] of Mr. Absalom Wilcox, who had several sons engaged in the revolt.”[73] The local historian Perkins Bulls states, “The rebel leader was sheltered the first night in the home of Absalom Wilcox of Toronto township, where he was cared for by the family. His friends stood guard while he slept…. Mackenzie remained in the Wilcox home only one day; then, accompanied by Allen Wilcox, he set out on horseback towards the Niagara frontier and safety….” Bull also mentions their son “Allen … who, with his older brother, Richard, was an admirer of Mackenzie and was present at the Gallows Hill engagement.”[74]
    Issue:[75]

  1. 16Daniel Wilcox, born 19 August 1793.
  2. 17Sarah Wilcox, born 30 April 1796. She married John Burkholder.
  3. 18James Wilcox, born 7 October 1798.
  4. 19John Wilcox, born 14 March 1801.
  5. 20Elsie Wilcox, born 25 J…[76] 1803.
  6. 21Richard Wilcox, born 18 August 1806.
  7. 22Allen Wilcox, born 15 June 1809.
  8. 23Hannah Wilcox, born 29 August 1811. She married Thomas Hamilton.
  9. Rachel Wilcox, born 4 August 1813, died s.p. 23 July 1841. She married 5 October 1840 at Toronto,[77] Thomas Wilson Adams, of East Flamborough Township, Wentworth County. We have not found this couple in the 1881 census of Ontario.
  10. Mary Wilcox, born 24 July 1816 in Toronto Tp., died unmarried 10 April 1900.

10. Sarah7 Wilcox, born by 1769 (H.F. Johnston says she was baptized in that year), died shortly before 3 January 1844, when she was buried with her husband in St. Andrew’s churchyard, Grimsby Tp. Her tombstone says she came “to Grimsby [in] 1789.” WMLC commits a serious error in stating that she married Moses Merritt, born 19 July 1771 at Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York, died 23 July 1835 in Grimsby Tp., son of Joseph Merritt, of Smithville, by the latter’s wife and Mary Parker. This man is buried with his wife Sarah (her tombstone apparently reads 1771-1847) in the Merritt Burial Ground, Grimsby. However, she was not Sarah Wilcox, but Sarah Ackley. This is proven by the petition of “Sarah Merritt of Grimsby, wife of Moses Merritt … the only daughter of Jonathan Ackley, who came into this province in 1797,” and by her death notice in the Canadian Christian Advocate of 1 February 1848, which states: “Mrs. Sarah Merritt was born near the Genesee country, and came to Canada in 1794, after which she married Moses Merritt. She died in Gainsbury [recte Gainsborough] Township, 23rd ult. [i.e. 23 January 1848] in her 75th year.”[78] In fact, as stated many years ago by H.F. Johnston, Sarah married Amos Merritt, born 1759, who died 1843, and is buried with his wife.[79] He seems to be unknown to historians of the Merritt family, although Powell plausibly suggests that he was a close kinsman of Moses Merritt. Known issue:

  1. Lydia Merritt, born 1791, died 1804.
  2. Catherine Merritt, married William Warren Wilson. Possibly they were the parents of:
    1. William Warren Wilson, born 1813-14 (aged 38 in 1852) in the U.S. (per the 1852 census), died in 1852-81. He married 1842 in Grimsby Tp., Margaret Book, born 1 February 1812 in Grimsby Tp., Lincoln Co., died 15 July 1890 in Grimsby Tp., and buried in that township in the Old Presbyterian Churchyard, daughter of John Matthias Book and Elizabeth Teeter.[80] They were enumerated in Grimsby Tp. in the 1852 census, in which William is called a carpenter.[81] The widow Margaret Wilson appears with her son Edwin in the 1881 Census of Grimsby Tp., which gives her family’s religion as Presbyterian. Known issue:
      1. Mary Wilson, born 1838-39 (aged 13 in 1852).
      2. Catherine Wilson, born 1839-40 (aged 12 in 1852).
      3. George Wilson, born 1842-43 (aged 9 in 1852).
      4. Edwin Wilson, born probably in 1846 (aged 6 in 1852, 34 in 1881), a laborer in 1881. He married by 1869, Margaret ____, born 1846-47 (aged 34 in 1881) in Ontario of Dutch ancestry. Known issue:
        1. Nellie Wilson, born 1869-70 (aged 11 in 1881).
        2. George Wilson, born 1872-73 (aged 8 in 1881).
        3. Melissa Wilson, born 1874-75 (aged 6 in 1881).
        4. William Wilson, born 1875-76 (aged 5 in 1881).
      5. Susan Wilson, born 1849-50 (aged 2 in 1852).
  3. John Merritt, born 1806, died 1869.

11. Benjamin7 Wilcox, Jr., son of Benjamin Wilcox and Elsie Lanning, was born [28?] February 1769 in New Jersey, died 13 December 1847, and was buried in the Clinton Prebyterian churchyard.[82] He married ca. 1795, Jemima McIntyre, born 22 February 1771 [or 1772?], possibly in New Jersey, died 20 September 1847, and buried in the Clinton Presbyterian churchyard, daughter of Daniel McIntyre and Mary ____.[83] He settled on lot 23, concession VI, Clinton Tp. He is probably the “Benjamin Will[c]ocks Junior” who petitioned for land in Townsend Tp. in 1797.[84] WMLC says that he was a private in the 4th Lincoln Co. Regiment in July 1814, but we wonder if this record does not in fact refer to a younger man of the same name. Benjamin Wilcox and his wife were members of Clinton Presbyterian Church. He made the following testament, dated 25 March 1839, of which we transcribe all but some repetitious legal verbiage:

In the name of God Amen. I, Benjamin Willcox, of the township of Clinton in the County of Lincoln in the District of Niagara and province of Upper Canada, yeoman, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and knowing that it is appointed to all men once to died, and being somewhat inform in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory (blessed be Almighty Good for the same), do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following; that is to say:
    First, I give and resign my soul into the hands of Almighty God, who gave it, and said body to be buried in a decent Christian-like manner at the discretion of my executors. And as to my worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with, I give, bequeath, devise and dispose of in the following manner.
    First, I give and devise to my youngest son Hamilton Willcox, his heirs and assigns, the east half of lot number twenty-three in the sixth concession of this Township of Clinton….
    I also give and assign to my son Benjamin Willcox the younger, his heirs and assigns, the south part of the west half of the said lot number twenty-three in the said sixth concession of Clinton, extending from the allowance for road in the rear of the said lot, north to the road running in a westerly direction through the said lot and containing by admeasurement thirdy acres be the same more or less….
    I also give and devise to my son Samuel Willcox, his heirs and assigns, the north part of the west half of the said lot number twenty-three in the said sixth concession of Clinton aforesaid, and extending from the allowance for road in front of the said concession, south to the said road running in a westerly direction through the said lot … subject nevertheless to his proviso, that if he my said son Samuel Willcox … should decease not having lawful issue, the said parcel or tract of Land … shall revert to my said son Benjamin Willcox….
    And I give and bequeath to my three eldest sons, viz. Daniel Willcox, John Willcox, and Isaac Willcox, ten pounds lawful money apiece.
    I also give and bequeath to my eldest daughter Mary Book, wife of John Book, the sum of ten prounds of like lawful money.
    And I further bequeath to my youngest daughter Jemima Willcox the sum of ten pounds of like lawful money; also two milch cows, two yearling calves, two sheep, two feather beds with bedstead and bedding complete, which same liberal bequest I know I will ____ [here follows some inserted lines in small writing, mostly illegible].
    I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife Jimima [sic] Willcox one half of my household furniture, also the choice room in my dwelling house wherein I now reside during her natural life, the household furniture to be at her will and disposal. I also will and order that my said beloved wife Jemima Willcox shall be furnished with all things necessary for her support, comfort, and convenience, provided by and at the joint expense of my said three sons….
    Lastly, as to all the rest, residue and remainder of my personal estate, goods, and chattles of what kind and nature soever, after paying my lawful debts, I give and bequeath to my said two sons, Benjamin Willcox the younger and Hamilton Willcox.
    And I hereby nominate and appoint my sons Daniel Willcox and Isaac Willcox of the Township of Grimsby…, yeomen, and John Patterson of the said township of Clinton, yeoman, executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
    In witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the twenty-fifth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine.

Benjamin Willcox [his] mark
Matthias Durham
John L. Clouse

The account of this family given in WMLC, pp. 10-12, is distinctly inferior to that given in the Mitchell manuscript, and contains serious errors. If Benjamin Wilcox was really the father of Elizabeth and Sally Wilcox, mentioned in membership list of Clinton Presbyterian Church in 1818, then both must have died young, as he mentions neither in his will. Elizabeth cannot therefore have been the Elizabeth Wilcox who married David B. Smith, and indeed this man’s wife is shown two pages later as a daughter of Daniel Wilcox (no. 12).
    Known issue:

  1. 24Daniel Wilcox, born about 1796-97 (aged 56 in 1852); listed first among the “three eldest sons” in his father’s will.
  2. John Wilcox, probably born about 1798-99, listed second among the “three eldest sons” in his father’s will. He was a farmer in 1819, in which year he petitioned, probably successfully, for a grant land, though he had been “unfit for service during the War [of 1812] being under age and size” (see the account of his elder brother, Daniel). The estimate of his date of birth is based on the assumption that this petition was filed as soon as possible after he reached the age of majority of 21 years; and this assumption is consonant with the verifiable date of birth of his brother Daniel.[85] This man is a more credible match for the John Wilcox who “lived in Grimsby Township, and served on the Grimsby Township Countil in 1825, 1826, 1831, and 1837” than Daniel’s son of the same name, who is credited with this career in WMLC, p. 17. He married before 1835, Margaret ____, and they were members of Clinton Presbyterian Church. WMLC, p. 12, credits them only with a daughter, Elizabeth Catherine Wilcox, born 8 May 1835, and baptized 18 August following in Clinton Presbyterian Church. The Mitchell MS states that “he lived near Brantford, Ontario,” and had issue George, William, Isaac, Louis, and Jane.
  3. Isaac Wilcox (missed in WMLC), listed third among the “three eldest sons” in his father’s will. Accordin to the Mitchell manuscript he married Annie Martin, and had eight children. We tentatively accept this statement, which accords well with the presence of an Isaac Wilcox, farmer, aged 52 years, with wife Anne in the 1852 census of Grimsby Township, Lincoln County; the family was Presbyterian.[86] Assuming this identification is correct, they had the following children:
    1. Margaret Wilcox, born 1832-33 (aged 19 in 1852).
    2. Jane Wilcox, born 1834-35 (aged 17 in 1852).
    3. Israel Wilcox, born 1836-37 (aged 15 in 1852).
    4. Harris Wilcox, born 1839-40 (aged 12 in 1852).
    5. Susan Wilcox, born 1842-43 (aged 9 in 1852).
    6. Aruba Wilcox, born 1845-46 (aged 6 in 1852).
    7. Eve Wilcox, born 1849-50 (aged 2 in 1852).
  4. 25Hamilton Wilcox, born ca. 1803.
  5. 26Benjamin Wilcox, Jr., born 31 December 1806.
  6. 27Samuel Wilcox, born ca. 1807.
  7. Mary Wilcox, born 3 December 1808, died 29 May 1879 in Clinton Tp. She is mentioned as “my eldest daughter Mary Book, wife of John Book” in her father’s 1839 will, but in WMLC, p. 15, is erroneously placed in the family of her father’s brother, Daniel Wilcox. She married before 1826, John Book, born 17 September 1802 in Clinton Tp., Lincoln Co., died there 1 March 1882, son of George Book and Susan Elizabeth McPherson.[87] He held lot 14, concession X of Clinton. She and her husband were communicants of St. Anns Presbyterian Church in 1833. He appears as a widower in the 1881 census of Clinton Tp., in which he is called a farmer and the family’s religion given as Presbyterian.[88] Known issue:
    1. George Allen Book, born 1826 in Clinton Township, Lincoln County, Ontario, Canada, and died 26 December 1886. He married 19 January 1853, Charity Freas, born in 1826 in Clinton Tp., died 26 April 1900 in Gainsborough Tp., Lincoln Co.
    2. Charity Book, born 23 January 1836 in Clinton Tp., died 3 March 1914. She married Silas Lindaberry, born 1 September 1835 in Ontario, died 22 August 1913, son of Joseph Lindaberry and Elizabeth Snyder.
    3. Isaac J. Book, born 17 July 1837 in Clinton Tp., died 14 February 1915. He married 2 March 1864 in Lincoln Co., Mary Jane Wills, born 30 November 1840 in Gainsborough Tp., Lincoln Co., died 23 March 1897, daughter of Philip Wills and Mary ____.
    4. John Albert Book, born 13 September 1845 in Clinton Tp., died 27 May 1933 at Smithville, Grimsby Tp., Lincoln Co. He married 23 August 1870 at St. Catharines, Lincoln Co., Eliza Jane House, born 21 October 1850 in Grimsby Tp., died 1940, daughter of David W. House and Hannah Elizabeth Marlatt.
    5. Daniel Eastman Book, born 20 September 1849 in Clinton Tp., Ontario, living with his widowed father in 1881, when he was a farmer. He was probably named for the Rev. Daniel Ward Eastman, a well-known minister of the church of Scotland who came to Upper Canada from the Presbytery of Morristown, N.J., in 1801. His marriage record names his pareents as John and Mary Book. He married 30 September 1874 at the residence of the Rev. John G. Murray, Grimsby village,[89] Mary Jane Pysher, born 16 July 1854 in 1881) in Louth Tp., daughter of William Pysher and Lydia Ann Stewart.[90] At the time of their marriage, the record of which gives the names of both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, he was a farmer, of Clinton Tp., and she was of Louth Tp.; the witnesses were Peter F. Pysher, of Louth, and Athalia Rump, of Clinton Tp.
      1. Bertie M. Book, born 1875-76 (aged 5 in 1881).
      2. Cecelia A. Book, born 1877-78 (aged 3 in 1881).
    6. Elizabeth Book, born 1829 in Clinton To., died 1905. She married 10 October 1867 in Lincoln Co., Adam Huntsman, born 1 December 1830 in Clinton Tp., died 5 October 1901 in Lincoln Co., son of Robert Huntsman and Sarah Watts. Issue:[91]
      1. Ada May Huntsman, born 1869-70 (aged 18 in 1888) in Clinton Tp. She married 24 October 1888 in Lincoln Co.,[92] her double kinsman, Murray Elgin Wilcox (no. 24.xii above), born 1863-64 (aged 24 in 1888) in Clinton Tp., son of Benjamin Wilcox and Hannah Book.
      2. Elura B. Huntsman, born 1875.
  8. Jemima Wilcox, born 15 (?) April 1817 (per WMLC), died 22 August 1874, and buried in the old Clinton Presbyterian Church. She is mentioned as “my youngest daughter Jemima Willcox” in her father’s 1839 will, in a manner that makes it clear she had not yet received her marriage portion. Considering the errors in the family reconstructions in WMLC, this constitutes important evidence serving to distinguish from her from her much older double first cousin, Jemima Wilcox, daughter of Daniel Wilcox (no. 12), whose marriage occurred in 1822. The present Jemima married 29 March 1847, Conrad Tufford, son of Joseph Tufford and Elizabeth Thomas. We cannot find this man in the LDS transcription of the 1881 census.

12. Daniel7 Wilcox, son of Benjamin Wilcox and Elsie Lanning, was born ca. 1770 in New Jersey, died 6 March 1857, and was buried in the Presbyterian churchyard at St. Anns, Gainsborough Tp., Lincoln Co., Upper Canada (now Ontario).[93] WMLC states that he served in the War of 1812, appearing as a private in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Company of Militia in muster rolls of July and October 1814; but it is much more probable that this record relates to his like-named nephew, no. 11.i above.[94] He married 18 June 1795, Mary (“Polly”) McIntyre, born 29 September 1775, possibly in New Jersey, living June 1816, sister of his elder brother Benjamin’s wife, and daughter of Daniel McIntyre and Mary ____. In 1818 he was living on Lot H, Grimsby Gore, and he and his wife were members of the Clinton Presbyterian Church. Our subject is probably the Daniel Wilcox, farmer, aged 80, born in the U.S., and Wesleyan in religion, who is found with (a second wife?), Susannah (aged 59, born in Lower Canada, a Canadian Methodist), in the 1852 census of Windham Tp., Norfolk Co., U.C.[95] Known issue:[96]

  1. Daniel Wilcox, born 9 September 1791 [?],[97] said in WMLC to have died 28 December 1800. Annals of the Forty lists a supposed son Daniel, born 1796, who reached adulthood, but this is clearly a confusion with Daniel (no. 24), son of Benjamin Wilcox.
  2. 28Hannah Wilcox, born 2 August 179_. She married Peter Griffis.
  3. 29Isaac Wilcox, born [12?] Jan. 1801 [?].
  4. Jemima Wilcox, born 27 December 1801 in Grimsby Tp., died 5 November 1876 near Beamsville, Clinton Tp., Lincoln Co., U.C. She married 20 February 1822, Francis Comfort,[98] born 28 August 1800 in Montgomery Tp., N.Y., baptized there Jan. 1801 in Goodwill Presbyterian Church, died 18/19 June 1880 near Beamsville, and buried in Clinton Preasbyterian Cemetery, son of John Comfort, of Montgomery Tp., formerly of Clements Tp., Annapolis Co., N.S., by the latter’s wife and Catherine Harris. A full account of them and their extensive progeny has been given in Comfort Families of America, pp. 344-58. See Comfort.
  5. Elizabeth Wilcox, born 1 May 1804, died 3 May 1877 [?]. She married 28 May 1828, David B. Smith, born 14 April 1802 in Glanford Tp., Wentworth Co., died 12 March 1869, son of Jacob Smith and Susannah Beam.[99] As noted above, the Bottings, WMLC, pp. 11, 13, have replicated the identification of the Elizabeth Wilcox who married David Smith. She certainly cannot have been a daughter of Benajmin Wilcox (our no. 11) as stated on p. 11. The Elizabeth Wilcox who married David Smith was of Clinton at the time of her marriage. David Smith and his wife lived near Chatham, Kent Co., Ontario. Issue:
    1. Jacob Smith, M.D., born ca. 1830. He lived near Blenheim, Harwich Tp., Kent Co., Ontario, and appears there in the 1861 census of Howard Tp. (?), Kent Co.
    2. David Smith, of Raleigh, Kent Co., born ca. 28 September 1832, died 6 June 1910. He married by 1858, Eliza A. ____, born ca. 1831. Issue:
      1. Mary E. Smith, born ca. 1858.
      2. Emma C. Smith, born ca. 1859.
    3. Francis Smith, born 10 October 1834 at Beamsville, living 1868, died at San Diego, California, and buried at Muskegon, Michigan. He married by 1871, Armenia (“Minnie”) Hubbard, born 1847-48 (aged 33 in 1881) in New York State, daughter of Justus Hubbard. According to WMLC, “He was a graduate (1864) of the law school of the University of Michigan, and practiced law for a year at Jonesville, Michigan, where he was also Superintendent of Schools. In 1866, he entered a law office in Muskegon, Michigan, where he practiced law for the rest of his professional life. In 1868, and twice later, he was Prosecuting Attorney. He was also a member of the School Board and of the Board of Public Works.” He and his wife are enumerated with two children in the 1880 census of the Second Ward of Muskegon, Muskegon Co., in which he is called a lawyer; the household included his “sister” Elisabeth A. Smith, who was said to be “keeping house.”[100] Known issue:
      1. Francis H. Smith, born 1871-72 (aged 9 in 1881) in Michigan.
      2. Roy L. Smith, born 1875-76 (aged 5 in 1881) in Michigan.
    4. Elizabeth Ann Smith, born 1837-38 (aged 43 in 1881). WMLC states, “She was an amateur artist of ability,” and that she married and had a son who was a farmer. However, this is at odds with the fact that she appears as an unmarried woman in the household of her brother Francis in 1881, when she was 43 years old and presumably past child-bearing age.
  6. Rachel Wilcox, born 2 July 1806. She married 15 January 1827, Nathan Williams, born 9 September 1806 in the U.S., died 29 October 1881 in Grimsby Tp., son of Timothy Williams, of the town of Newark Valley, Tioga Co., New York, by his first wife, Phoebe Hedges.[101] Her husband was a wheelwright, cabinet-maker and coffin-builder. They appear in the 1852 and 1861 censuses of Gainsborough Tp., and he appears as a widower in the 1881 census, in which he is called a cabinet-maker, and his religion given as Presbyterian.[102] WMLC lists five children for them, including:[103]
    1. Spenser Williams (1827-1899), of Smithville, father of:
      1. Charles Williams, born 8 February 1858 at Smithville (but 1901 census gives date of birth as 9 February 1859), died 1946, and buried in Bethel Cemetery, Treherne, Manitoba, who went west with his second cousin, John Kennedy (son of John Kennedy and Margaret Comfort, and grandson of Francis Comfort and Jemima Wilcox above), and settled at Treherne, Manitoba.[104] He is listed at Treherne in a directory published in 1882,[105], and in 1894 is recorded as the owner of two quarter-sections there.[106] He was one of the founders of the Bethel Methodist (later United) Church at Treherne. He married in 22 July 1888 at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba,[107] Carrie Gartley, born 23 March 1859 (per 1901 census), died 1946, and also buried in Bethel Cemetery. It seems unlikely they had issue, or at least any which survived. They do not appear to have had any children registered in Manitoba through 1908, and no children appear with them in the 1901 or 1906 censuses.[108]
  7. Candice Wilcox, born 1 April 1811, living 1881 but died ca. 1899. She married William Snure, said in WMLC to have been born 1818, but aged only 72 in the 1881 census, died 1884, son of John Snure and Esther (____) Ongoney.[109] They lived on lot 23, concession I, of Gainsborough, near Candasville. They are enumerated in that township in the 1881 census, in which William is called a farmer, and the family’s religion is left blank, and Candice’s birthplace is erroneously given as Germany.[110] WMLC lists only one child for them, the son found with them in the 1881 census:
    1. William Anson Snure, born 1853-54 (aged 27 in 1881), still living unarried with his parents in 1881, when he was a farmer. WMLC says he remained unmarried.
  8. Sarah Wilcox, born 3 September 1813, said in WMLC to have died 16 June 1890 [i.e. on the same day as her sister Anna below].
  9. Anna Wilcox, born 30 June 1816, living 1881, said in WMLC to have died 16 July 1890 [i.e. on the same day as her sister Sarah above]. She married before 1843, Martin Sammons, born 1811-12 (aged 69 in 1881) in the U.S.A., died before 1890, possibly a son of Peter Sammons. They appear in the 1852 census of Gainsborough Tp. Her husband was received into the St. Anns Presbyterian Church on 9 January 1857. They are enumerated with three of their children in the 1881 census of Ward 3, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, in which Martin is called a gardener and the family’s religion is given as Canadian Presbyterian.[111] WMLC lists eight children for them:
    1. Mary Elizabeth Sammons, born 1850-51 (aged 30 in 1881), still living unmarried with her parents in 1881, when she was a teacher. According to WMLC, “She taught in Gainsboro District 5 before the building of the new school in 1883, and for six years thereafter. She laid the foundations of the school library in that district. She died unmarried, aged over 90.” There is a tribute to her in the local history:
      Mary E. Sammons was born in Smithville and with her brothers and sisters attended school at the old red school at Middleport. While still in her teens her family removed to Grimsby where she attended High or Grammar School. She began teaching school at the age of seventeen and taught for forty years, retiring from the profession about five years ago. Most of her work was in the Niagara Peninsula. She now resides in Hamilton and retains a loyal friendship for all her old friends. It is impossible to estimate the value of such a life, devoted for forty years to the youth of our land. We are sure that the children who have come under the influence of her personality and intellect will be better men and women as a result of that privilege.[112]
    2. Elizabeth Sammons, probably born 1842-43.
    3. Huldah Sammons, probably born 1847-48.
    4. Edwin Sammons [twin to Jennie?], probably born 1849-50; WMLC says he married and had issue.
    5. Jennie Sammons [twin to Edwin?], born 1849-50 (aged 31 in 1881), living 1881. She married 10 or 11 August 1875, Richard Edgar Woodruff, born 11 March 1847, living 1881, son of William Henry Woodruff and Mary Secord.[113] They are enumerated with their daughter Kate H. in the 1881 census of Niagara, Ontario, in which Edgar is called a clerk, and the family’s religion is given as Presbyterian.[114] However, WMLC states that he was a piano tuner and that they lived in Grimsby Tp., so perhaps they moved after 1881. WMLC and a Woodruff genealogy agree that they had only one child:
      1. Kate Helena Woodruff (called Lena in WMLC), born 1877, said in WMLC to have remained unmarried.
    6. Hester Ann Sammons, born 1852-53 (aged 28 in 1881), still living unmarried with her parents in 1881, when she was an “artist in wax.” WMLC says she remained unmarried.
    7. Catherine E. Sammons (called Kate in WMLC), born 1855-56 (aged 25 in 1881), still living unmarried with her parents in 1881, when she was a teacher. According to WMLC She married Charles Schooley, but had no issue.
    8. Hattie Sammons, born 1856-57 (aged 24 in 1881), living 1881. She married by 1880, Edward New, born 1850 in Ontario, of English ancestry, died 1928. They are enumerated in the 1881 census of Ward 3, Hamilton, Ontario, in which Edward is called a brick-layer and a Baptist, but his wife and child are Canadian Presbyterians.[115] At the time they had only one child, their eldest son Cecil, but WMLC lists a total of eight children for them. WMLC also states that they lived in Grimsby Tp., so perhaps they moved after 1881.
  10. Benjamin Wilcox, of whom we have found no further record.
  11. Samuel Wilcox, of whom we have found no further record.
  12. (perhaps) John Wilcox.

13. Elizabeth (“Elsie”)7 Wilcox, daughter of Benjamin Wilcox and Elsie Lanning, was born 1772 in New Jersey, and died in 1835 (according to her tombstone which survived in the 1960s).[116] She married by 1801, Paul Marlatt, born about 1772, died 1844, and buried in St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Grimsby, son of John and Margaret (____) Marlatt, of Oxford, Warren County, New Jersey.[117] The Bottings’ statement that “he was the natural son of Abraham Marlatt and Mary [Mills] Null, Abraham’s housekeeper” confuses him with a much younger man of the same name, born in 1815, who was a son of his first cousin.[118] In 1791, her husband held lots 22 and 23, concession VI, of Clinton. In 1812 his name appears on the Grimsby voters list as holding lot 18, con. 2. In 1800, he was a member of the Grimsby Tp. Council. He served in the War of 1812 in the 4th Lincoln Co. Regiment, and his war losses were reported as £12, 5s. Issue:

  1. Caleb Marlatt, born 1801, died 1869. He married Amanda Dean, born 1806, died 1889, of unknown parentage, but likely a close relative of Stafford Dean of Clinton Township as she named a son Stafford Dean Marlatt.[119] They are buried in the Fifty Mile Creek Burying Ground. It is said that he kept an inn near Grimsby, which served for many years as a stage coach stop. Issue:
    1. Isaac B. Marlatt, born 1826.
    2. Stafford Dean Marlatt, born 1830. He married ____ Triller, daughter of Philip Triller and Mary Catherine Young. They are said to have settled in Halton Co., but they are not found there in the 1871 census.
    3. Dr. J.W. Marlatt, born 1833, died 1867, and buried in the Fifty Mile Creek Burying Ground.
  2. Isaac Marlatt, born 1803. He married Anna Snyder, born 1804, died 1853, daughter of Joseph and Margaret Snyder. His wife and three of his daughters (Ellen, Margaret, and Eliza) are buried in St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Grimsby. Isaac Marlatt is described as a laborer in Lovell’s Directory (18—). He owned parts of lots 17 and 18, concession V, Grimsby. He appears in the 1852 census of Clinton Tp., Lincoln Co. Issue:
    1. Ellen Marlatt.
    2. Margaret Marlatt.
    3. Eliza Marlatt.
    4. Israel Marlatt, born ca. 1827.
    5. Robert Marlatt, born ca. 1831.
    6. Elkanah Marlatt, born ca. 1834.
    7. George Marlatt, born ca. 1835.
    8. Edwin Marlatt, born ca. 1837.
  3. Jane Marlatt, born 1805, died 1856, and buried in Beamsville Baptist Cemetery. She married (1) (by license dated 18 December 1826) Patrick McGaw, living 1830. She married (2) after 1830, Peter Hare, a widower, born 13 February 1794 at Jordan, Louth Tp., Lincoln Co., died 1856, and buried at Jordan. Peter Hare was a captain in the 4th Lincoln Co. Regiment, his commission bearing the date 19 April 1823. Only known child, by first husband:
    1. Hannah McGaw, born 1830, died 1837, and buried with her mother in Beamsville Baptist Cemetery.
  4. Paul Marlatt, born 1815, died 1880. He married Elizabeth/Eliza Ann ____, born 1809, died 1878. Both are buried in the old Clinton Presbyterian Cemetery. He was a farmer, and appears in the 1852 and 1861 censuses of Clinton Tp. Issue:
    1. Nancy J. Marlatt, born ca. 1837.
    2. Abraham W. Marlatt, born ca. 1840.
    3. Mary Catherine Marlatt, born ca. 1842.
    4. Andrew Thompson Marlatt, born ca. 1843.
    5. Allen W. Marlatt, born ca. 1845, possibly the man of this name who married Azuba Fisher, daughter of Peter Fisher and Lydia Snyder.[120],
    6. Orpha Marlatt, born ca. 1847, not found in her father’s household in the 1861 census.
    7. E. Ann Marlatt, born ca. 1849, apparently married William Henry Patterson, born 1838, died 1894. For his four children see WMLC, p. 20.
    8. Amy Marlatt, born ca. 1851.
    9. John L. Marlatt, born ca. 1853.
    10. William Marlatt, born ca. 1856.
    11. George Marlatt, born ca. 1858, possibly the man of this name who married Rhoda Fisher[121], daughter of Peter Fisher and Lydia Snyder.
    12. James Marlatt, born ca. 1860.
  5. ? Ezekiel Marlatt, born 1815, died 1888, who must have either been a twin of Paul Marlatt, above, or else belongs to a different branch of the Marlatt family.

14. Richard7 Wilcox, of lot 6, concession 13, Windham Tp., Norfolk, Co., son of Benjamin Wilcox and Elsie Lanning, was born about 6 January 1782 in New Jersey, died 9 March 1868, aged 86 years, 2 months, and 3 days, presumably in Windham Tp., and was buried in the Old Windham Methodist churchyard, lot 1, concession 12, Windham Tp.[122] Richard Wilcox arrived in Upper Canada with his father in 1788 and lived initially in Grimsby Tp., Lincoln Co. He later settled on land in Townsend Tp. located west of the present town of Simcoe. During the War of 1812, Richard served as a Sergeant in Captain Nisbet Collver’s Company of the Norfolk County Militia. He married 25 January 1807, Sarah (“Sally”) Youngs, of Grimsby, born on or about 3 July 1783 in New Jersey, died 14 June 1861, aged 77 years, 11 months, and 10 days, and buried in the old Windham Methodist churchyard, daughter of Benjamin Youngs, of Windham Tp., by the latter’s wife Abigail ____. She is named Sarah Willcox in her father’s will, dated 1 October 1827.[123] In 1812 he moved with his widowed father to Norfolk Co. He and his wife are found with their daughter Phoebe, the only child still in their household, in the 1852 census, which states no occupation for him, suggesting that he was retired.[124]
    WMLC says of Richard Wilcox that “nearly all of his descendants moved to the U.S.” The Mitchell MS states that two of the daughters married “two Culver brothers near Simcoe.” We have not determined which of the daughters these were. Locally, this surname is more often found as Collver.[125] Known issue:

  1. Benjamin Wilcox (twin?), born ca. 1807.
  2. Abigail Wilcox (twin?), born ca. 1807.
  3. Charles Wilcox, said to have lived at Waterford, Townsend Tp., Norfolk Co., born 14 February 1809, died 12 July 1882, and buried with his parents.
  4. Joseph Wilcox, born 1811. He married Elizabeth Schyler. He appears in the 1861 census as Joseph Wilcox, farmer, born in Upper Canada, with wife Elizabeth born in the United States. Their sixth child was Catherine Wilcox Brennan, great-grandmother of Kevin Brennan, who has assisted in the preparation of these notes.
  5. Hannah Wilcox.
  6. Lydia Wilcox, born 1815, died shortly before 20 June 1899, when she was buried in St. Andrews Cemetery. She married her first cousin, Isaac Lewis, below.
  7. Henry Wilcox.
  8. Elsey Wilcox.
  9. Elizabeth Wilcox.
  10. Isaiah Wilcox. He married Margaret Ann ____, born 29 Sep 1834, died 9 Oct 1852, who is buried in the Old Windham Methodist churchyard as Margaret Ann Willcox, widow of Isaiah Willcox.
  11. William Wilcox.
  12. Phoebe Wilcox, born about 1826-27 (aged 25 in 1852), living unmarried with her parents in 1852, but not mentioned on their tombstone.
  13. (?) John Wilcox. The Mitchell MS states, “according to a letter from Mrs. Arsula Hodgkins [see no. 24.xi below] written December 7, 1937 to Mrs. Elsie Minerva Wilcox Midgely, Richard [Wilcox] had a son, John, who was a commercial traveller and John had two daughters, Clara Willcox and Edith Willcox, living in Massapequa [in Queens County], Long Island, New York.” We cannot find a family fitting this description in the LDS transcription of the 1880 census.[126]

15. Rachel7 Wilcox, daughter of Benjamin Wilcox and Elsie Lanning, was born probably ca. 1783, and died 1857.[127] She married by 1804, John Lewis, born 1768 near Hackettstown, Warren Co., New Jersey, son of Levi Lewis Sr.[128] Her husband came to Canada with his father and other relatives. He was one of the signers of the petition concerning the supplies furnished the new settlers during the year of hardship. In December 1798, he was issued a musket and ammunition under the program designed to create a defence force for the area. He served on the Grimsby Tp. Council in 1800 as one of the two Assessors, and again in 1804 and 1809. In 1808 his name appears on the voter’ list for Saltfleet Tp., Wentworth Co. as the holder of lot 12, concession IV, and in 1812 on the voters’ list for Grimsby Tp. as the holder of lot 20, concession II, a part of his father’s Crown grant. Issue:[129]

  1. Mercy Lewis, born 1804, died 1865, and buried in the Fifty Mile Creek Burying Ground.
  2. John Lewis Jr., born 1806. He married 3 November 1840, Hannah Burkholder.
  3. Isaac Lewis, born 1808. He married Lydia Wilcox, born 1815, died shortly before 20 June 1899, when she was buried in St. Andrews Cemetery, daughter of his uncle Richard Wilcox, above.[130] According to Powell, Annals of the Forty, he married 11 February 1843 Sydney Barnes, which would have been a rather late marriage, and thus possibly a second one. Supposed issue by Sydney Barnes, as given by Powell:
    1. Marvin Lewis.
    2. Terah Lewis.
    3. Sydney Lewis.

Third Canadian Generation

16. Daniel8 Wilcox, son of Absalom Wilcox and Barbara Hull, was born 19 August 1793 at Trenton, New Jersey, and died 9 July 1872.[131] He married 6 February 1821 in Toronto Tp., Hannah Harris, born 23 November 1798 at Kortright [sp.?], N.Y., died 1874, daughter of Daniel Harris and Sarah Wood. They lived in Chinguacousy Tp. until about 1848, when they moved to Binbrook Tp., Wentworth Co., which had not yet been cleared. They stayed with a Scottish family named Mackenzie (whom his brother Allen had previously known) for two weeks while they felled the trees and built a log house. Issue:

  1. Sarah Wilcox, born 16 January 1822. She married Abel Stafford, of Chinguacousy Tp. They are said to have had six children.
  2. Eli Wilcox, born 11 March 1824, died 16 October 1905, and buried with his wife at Hamburg, Iowa. He married Maria Kintzel or Kinsel, who predeceased him. Eight children: Sarah Robina; Malinda (twin); Lucinda (twin); Rachel Amanda; Paris; Emmarilla Maria; Angius Absalom; Elmer Ammon.
  3. Samuel Wilcox, born 13 July 1826, died 20 February 1904. He married 6 March 1862, Mary Ann Pilkey, died 1880 (?), and buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Four children: Absalom Joseph; Minerva Jane; Charles Edgar; Alymer [Aylmer?] Ezra. Of these, Charles Edgar Wilcox was the maternal grandfather of Mrs. Lorraine Joyce (Midgley) Mitchell, born 1920, author of the Mitchell MS.
  4. Daniel Wilcox Jr., born 13 February 1829, died 7 January 1909. He married Mary Kinzelor or Kincel. Four children: Washington Jefferson; Silvester Wellington; Daniel Jackson; Bertha.
  5. Absalom Wilcox, born 9 May 1831, died in February 1925, and buried at Hot Springs, South Dakota. He married 27 August 1883, Eve Macklem, who is buried with him. The Mitchell MS says they had no issue.
  6. Isaac Wilcox, born 1 October 1833, died 11 December 1905. He married 4 October 1860, Ellen McFarland, died 31 July 1890. They were enumerated in the 1861 census of Toronto Tp., in which Isaac is called a blacksmith and their religion is given as Wesleyan Methodist.[132] According to the Mitchell MS they had two children: Walter Franklin; George Arthur.
  7. Mary Elizabeth Wilcox, born 27 September 1836, died 10 October 1909. She married William Albert Petch, died 23 February 1906. They are said to have had twelve children.
  8. Hannah Wilcox, born 28 August 1839 in Chinguacousy Tp., died 13 March 1920. She married 12 October 1865, Robert Ford. They are said to have had three children.
  9. Rachel Amanda Wilcox, born 18 January 1843, died 20 January 1854.

17. Sarah (“Sally”)8 Wilcox, daughter of Absalom Wilcox and Barbara Hull, was born 30 April 1796 at Trenton, New Jersey, and died October 1842.[133] She married (as his first wife) 16 November 1820 in St. James Anglican Cathedral, Toronto, by special licence, John Burkholder. At the time of their marriage, which was witnessed by Susan Burkholder and Daniel Wilcox, both were unmarried, and he was of Vaughan Tp. According to the Mitchell MS, he married secondly Margaret DeLong, and had two more children, William and Charles. This Margaret (DeLong) Burkholder in turn married secondly, John Wilcox, below. Issue:

  1. Elsie Burkholder.
  2. Susan Burkholder.
  3. Lydia Burkholder.
  4. Sarah Burkholder.
  5. Edward Burkholder.

18. James8 Wilcox, son of Absalom Wilcox and Barbara Hull, was born 7 October 1798 at Trenton, New Jersey, and died 18—. He married Susan Burkholder, perhaps a kinswoman of his sister Sarah’s husband. Issue (along with probably 2 more sons and 5 daughters):

  1. Absalom Wilcox.
  2. James Wilcox.
  3. Samuel Wilcox.

19. John8 Wilcox, son of Absalom Wilcox and Barbara Hull, was born 14 March 1801 at Trenton, New Jersey, died in April 1873 or 1874, and was buried at White Brick Church, Ancaster, Ancaster Tp., Wentworth Co., U.C.[134] Powell, Annals of the Forty, places him in Binbrook Tp., Wentworth Co., and census records might confirm this. He married (1) by 1824, Elizabeth Burkholder, living 1830, perhaps a kinswoman of his sister Sarah’s husband. He married (2) after 1830, Margaret (DeLong) Burkholder, widow of John Burkholder, above. Issue (all by first wife):

  1. Barbara Ann Wilcox; no further details given in Mitchell MS.
  2. 30Allen Wilcox, born about 1824 (aged 46 in 1870, 55 in 1880) in Canada.
  3. Jane Wilcox; no further details given in Mitchell MS.
  4. 31John Wilcox, born 4 May 1830.
  5. 32William Wilcox, born 1834-35 (aged 34 in 1870, 45 in 1880) in Canada.
  6. Susan Wilcox; married ____ DeLong, and had two sons.
  7. Elizabeth (“Elsie”) Wilcox.

20. Elsie8 Wilcox, daughter of Absalom Wilcox and Barbara Hull, was born 25 J…[135] 1803, and died September 1847.[136] She married Abraham Burkholder, perhaps a kinsman of the Burkholders who married three of her siblings. After her death he married secondly, Rebecca De Graw, a widow with two daughters. Issue:

  1. Thomas Burkholder.
  2. Susanna Burkholder.
  3. Charlotte Burkholder.
  4. Harriet Burholder.
  5. Charles Burkholder.
  6. John Burkholder.
  7. Allen Burkholder.
  8. Mary Burkholder.

21. Richard8 Wilcox, son of Absalom Wilcox and Barbara Hull, was born 18 August 1806 in Grimsby Tp., Lincoln Co., U.C., and died May 1883.[137] He married Kate McLaughlin/Mulholland.[138] Issue:

  1. Rufus Lyon Wilcox.
  2. James Ross Wilcox.
  3. Hannah Wilcox, born 13 July 1836.
  4. Jane Wilcox; married ____ Buchanan.
  5. Richard Wilcox.
  6. Rachel Wilcox, never married.
  7. Sarah Wilcox.

22. Allen8 Wilcox, son of Absalom Wilcox and Barbara Hull, was born 15 June 1809 at Summerville, Toronto Tp., Peel Co., U.C., died 17 June 1894, and was buried at Dixie.[139] He married in 1837, Elizabeth Harris, born 7 February 1816 at Cooksville, U.C., died 22 June 1890, and buried at Dixie; she was apparently a daughter of Daniel Harris and Sarah Wood, as the Mitchell MS makes her a sister of the wife of Allen’s older brother, Daniel Wilcox. Allen Wilcox He took over his parents’ farm, and is described in a brief biographical sketch published in 1877 as a fruit farmer.[140] He was an adherent of Mackenzie, whom he supported in the 1838 rebellion, and helped escape to the U.S.[141] Mackenzie himself mentions that while making his escape, he “reached the hospitable mansion of a worthy settler on Dundas Street, utterly exhausted with cold and fatigue,” and his biographer comments on this passage, “there can no longer be any reason for witholding the fact … that the house [was that] of Mr. Absalom Wilcox, who had several sons engaged in the revolt,” and which man was the father of our subject. The next morning, writes Mackenzie, “A lad in his nineteenth or twentieth year accompanied me,” whom his biographer identifies as Allen Wilcox, while rightly noting that Mackenzie had underestimated his age.[142] The 1877 sketch states, “He first joined Mackenzie at Toronto and was with him at Navy Island, and was one of the chief ones to assist him out of the country. He took up arms against the Government because he thought they were interfering with the rights of the people, and … believed yet that although they were not successful, a good thing was accomplished for the country. After the war he remained a year in the States, after which he returned, and has since resided on his farm.” The photograph (reproduced at left) accompanying this sketch is signed “Allen Willcox” (note the double l in the surname). It is also as Allen Willcox that he was enumerated in the 1861 census of Toronto Tp.[143] According to the 1877 sketch, he and his wife had eleven children, of whom seven were then alive. Of these, we have identified only the following ten:

  1. Charles R. Wilcox, born 13 May 1838, born 1917, and buried at Muskoka. He was still living unmarried with his parents in 1861, when he was a laborer. He later married “George” Fisher, without issue.
  2. Candace Wilcox, born 27 April 1840 in Toronto Tp. (per baptismal record), baptized as an adult 19 March 1865 with her younger sister Elisa by a Wesleyan Methodist minister in Toronto Tp.,[144] died unmarried 1917, and buried at Dixie.
  3. Rachel Wilcox, born 9 February 1842, died same month.
  4. Elisa Elizabeth Wilcox, born 8 June 1843 in Toronto Tp. (per baptismal record), died 1919. She married after 1860, William Wallace, born 1844, died 1923. Her marriage probably occurred after 19 March 1865, when as Elsie Elizabeth Wilcox, daughter of Allan and Elizabeth Eilcox, she was baptized as an adult by a Wesleyan Methodist minister in Toronto Tp.[145]
  5. Absalom L. Wilcox, born 22 March 1845, died 10 December 1910. He is called a laborer in the 1861 census. His daughter Cora is said to have been born in Iowa in 1869, but we cannot find him there in the 1870 census. By 1871 he had gone to Nebraska, where he is found in the 1880 census at Shell Creek, Madison County.[146] We presume his wife was the Hannah A. ____, born 1839-40 (aged 40 in 1880) in Ohio, who is not designated as his wife but is the only adult female found in his household, and whose place of birth would be compatible with the statement that the other of his daughter Cora was born in Ohio. In any case, he had a known daughter:
    1. Cora Lillian Wilcox, born 26 September 1869 at Winterset, Madison Co., Iowa, died 24 December 1954 at Bladen, Nebraska. She married 16 November 1886 in Holstein Tp., Jefferson Co., Nebraska, John Wesley Saylor, born 4 February 1860 at Peoria Co., Illinois, died 19 July 1947 at Webster Co., Nebraska, son of Isiah Saylor, Sr., of Juniata Co., Pennsylvanna, Peoria Co., Illinois, and Glenn Elder, Mitchell Co., Kansas, by the latter’s wife Sarah Mattocks.[147] Known issue:
      1. Earl Edward Saylor, born 8 May 1887 at Western, Saline Co., Nebraska, died 25 September 1958 at Granby, Colorado. He married 6 September 1911 at Campbell, Nebraska, Essie Rhine, born 27 December 1900, died in April 1975. They are not stated to have had issue.
      2. Sarah Saylor, born 1 August 1889 in Nebraska, died in infancy.
      3. Roy Isaiah Saylor, born 14 April 1891 at Western, Saline Co., Nebraska. He married 6 November 1912 at Bladen, Mabel Ann Kelley, born 16 January 1891 at Troy, Kansas, and they had four children.
      4. Lillian Saylor, born 4 September 1893 at Campbell, Nebraska, died 22 February 1972 at Hastings, Nebraska. She married 16 March 1912 at Bladen, James Milo Vance, Jr., born 12 March 1891 at Bladen, died there 26 August 1959, and they had two children.
      5. John Wallace Saylor, born 8 June 1899 at Campbell, Nebraska, died 13 March 1981 in Adams Co., Nebraska. He married 3 November 1920 at Holstein, Nebraska, Gladys Cchapman, born 2 October 1900 at Holstein, Nebraska, died in August 1980, and they had two children.
  6. Daniel Jackson Wilcox (called Jackson in the 1861 and 1881 censuses), born 2 April 1847, died 1922. He married Adelaide Frances Chapman, born 1857, died 1922. They are found in Toronto Tp. the 1881 census.[148] Only known child:
    1. Mabel M. Wilcox, born about 1881.
  7. Thomas A. Wilcox, born 9 March 1849, died 1852.
  8. Mary Jane Wilcox, born 26 July 1851, died 1914.
  9. H. Alice Wilcox, born 24 December 1852, died unmarried 12 June 1873.
  10. Dr. Helen (“Nellie”) B. Wilcox, M.D., born 5 March 1855, died unmarried 14 August 1937. She was a school-teacher and later a physician.

23. Hannah8 Wilcox, son of Absalom Wilcox and Barbara Hull, was born 29 August 1811 in Toronto Tp., Peel Co., and died July 1890. She married before 1837, Thomas Hamilton, died 30 November 1849.[149] We have not found her in the 1861 census of Toronto Tp. Issue:

  1. Susan M. Hamilton, born 1 January 1837. She taught school at Toronto for 38 years. It is not known whether she ever married; she was single in 1885 when she served as a witness at the wedding of her younger sister Mary.
  2. Mary (“Polly”) Agnes Hamilton, born 10 October 1839 in Toronto Tp. She married (as his second wife, and presumably without issue considering her age at the time) 12 August 1885 at Toronto,[150] Robert Carroll, Jr., born 1836-37 (aged 48 in 1885) at Toronto, son of Robert Carroll and Mary McCallen.[151] At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, both parties were of Toronto, and the groom was a merchant and a widower; the witnesses were George Farquhar, of Toronto, and Susan M. Hamilton [the bride’s sister]. Previously her husband had been a prominent Toronto contractor, as appears from a biographical sketch of him published in 1885:
    Robert Carroll, of Carrol & Dunspaugh … was educated at the old Model School, which stood on a site of the residence of the present Lieutenant-Governor. He learned the building business with the firm of Metcalf, Wilson & Forbes, during which time they had the contract for St. James’ Cathedral, Trinity College, Normal School, and the old Post Office, on the west side of Toronto Street. After his apprenticeship he commenced business as builder and contractor.
        He married Catharine Jamieson on 15th December, 1864, daughter of Wm. Jamieson, lumber merchant, one of the old pioneers from Ayrshire, Scotland, who arrived in Little York in 1831 and died in 1875, by whom he had six daughters. Three are now alive: the eldest, Catharine Marion, Hamilton; second, Mary Louise; the youngest, Elma Burns. Their mother died April 18th, 1883.
        He continued in the same business until he formed a partnership in the year 1868 with his brother-in-law, W.M. Jamieson, in builders’ supplies…. He continued this business until the death of W.M. Jamieson in 1877, after which time W.F. Dunspaugh took his place (1879) in which he, W.F., continued until he effected another partnership with Francy, on the Ohio River, U.S., for the manufacturing of sewer pipes, which firm is know as the Great Western Fire Clay Company, Toronto, Jefferson County, Ohio, U.S. His father W.H. Dunspaugh, took his place in the old firm 1882, which now stands Carroll & Dunspaugh, dealers in and importers of sewer pipe and general builders’ supplies, 66 Adelaide Street West. [152]
  3. Sarah M. Hamilton, born 16 July 1842, of whom no further record has been found.

24. Daniel8 Wilcox, of Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, son of Benjamin Wilcox and Jemima McIntyre, was born about 1796-97 (aged 56 in 1852), and is listed first among the “three eldest sons” in his father’s will. His existence is missed in the account of his parents in WMLC, pp. 10-12, which has unfortunately caused a cascade of identification errors in that work. He served in the War of 1812, appearing as a private in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Company of Militia in muster rolls of July and October 1814 (in WMLC this career is less plausibly credited to his uncle, Daniel Wilcox, no. 12). He as a farmer in 1819, when he and his younger brother John petitioned for a grant of land:

[letter:]
To His Excellency Sir Peregrine Maitland K.C.B. Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada and Major General Commanding His Majestys forces therein &c. &c. &c. in Council.
    The Petition of Daniel Wilcox & John Wilcox both of the Township of Clinton, County of Lincoln, Farmers Humbly Sheweth
    That your Excellencys Petitioners have been born in the province, where they have since constantly resided and have attained to Twenty one years of age and upwards[.]
    That during the late War Coln. Daniel Wilcox served as a Militia man in the 4th Lincoln Regiment[.] Petitioner John Wilcox was unfit for service during the War being under age and size, as by the accompanying certificate will appear.
    Therefore your Petitioners humbly Pray that your Excellency would be pleased to grant them such portion of the waste lands of the Crown as Your Excellency shall deem proper. And for your Excellencys welfare Petitions as in duty bound will ever pray.

Daniel Wilcox
John Wilcox
Clinton May 1st 1819[153]

The cover sheet to this document, signed T. Ridout, notes that it was “Recd. from their Father Benjamin Wilcox 4 May 1819,” and that “It does not appear that either David [sic] Wilcox or John Wilcox have [previously] received Land,” which means that the petition would likely have been sucessful. We conclude that the father Benjamin Wilcox cannot have been Benjamin Wilcox Sr. (no. 7 above), as it would have been practically impossible for the latter’s wife, Elsie Lanning, who had she still been alive in 1812 would have been aged around 73, to have had a son so young as to be excluded from military service.
    Daniel Wilcox married probably by 1825, Sarah Thompson (surname per WMLC), born ca. 1801-02 (aged 51 in 1852), and they appear in Grimsby Township with seven children in the 1852 census, in which Daniel is called a farmer.[154] Known issue:

  1. Hannah M. Wilcox, born about 1826 (aged 26 in 1852).
  2. Bertram Wilcox, born about 1828 (aged 24 in 1852, 33 in 1861) in Canada West, found in Townsend Tp., Norfolk County, in the 1861, when he was unmarried and working as a mill hand for an E. S. Wilcox, farmer and mill owner, whom we have not identified.[155]
  3. Ramsey Wilcox, born 16 September 1831, died 17 November 1900. He married Christina Merritt, and had at least seven children. See WMLC, pp. 21-25, for a record of his descendants. The Bottings were unable to affiliate him correctly because of a false family tradition that his parents’ names were Daniel and Ellen Wilcox.
  4. Richard Wilcox, born about 1833 (aged 19 in 1852).
  5. Daniel Wilcox, born about 1836 (aged 16 in 1852).
  6. James A. Wilcox, born about 1840 (aged 12 in 1852).
  7. Jane Wilcox, born about 1842 (aged 14 in 1856).

25. Hamilton8 Wilcox, Jr., son of Benjamin Wilcox and Jemima McIntyre, was born ca. 1803, and was still alive in 1881.[156] He married 7 October 1837, Dorothea Laraway, born 1810-11 (aged 70 in 1881), living 1881, said to have been from Pelham Tp., Welland Co. They were members of Clinton Presbyterian Church in February 1843, and he appears in the 1852, 1861, and 1881 censuses of Clinton Tp., in the last of which he is called a farmer, and their religion is given as Presbyterian.[157] WMLC and the Mitchell MS agree that they had eight children, although neither traces their descendants any further, and neither gives the Mary Elizabeth Wilcox, born 1839-40, whom we tentatively assign to this family:

  1. James B. Wilcox, born 1837-38 (aged 23 at his marriage) in Clinton Tp. He married (1) 2 October 1861,[158] Augusta Jane Bugner, daughter of Joseph Bugner [i.e. Buchner?] and and Sarah Ann ____. According to their marriage record, both parties were born in, and residing in, Clinton Tp. Known issue:
    1. Florence M. Wilcox, born 1862-63 (aged 20 in 1883) in Gainsborough Tp. She married 1 May 1883 in Gainsborough Tp.,[159] Samuel W. Piper, born 1861-62 (aged 21 in 1883) in Gainsboro Tp., son of Henry Piper and Mary ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which gives the names of both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, both were of Gainsborough Tp., andhe was a farmer; the witnesses were Edward Campbell and Hattie C. Piper, both of Gainsboro.
    2. Joseph H. Wilcox, born 1871-72 (aged 24 in 1896) in Gainsborough Tp. He married 12 February 1896 at Beamsville,[160] Euphemia McPherson, born 1876-77 (aged 19 in 1896) in Gainsborough Tp., daughter of Ezra McPherson and Amanda Crow.[161] At the time of their marriage, the record of which gives the names of both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, they were both of Gainsborough Tp., and he was a farmer. The witnesses were William McPherson, of Gainsborough Tp., and Bertha McPherson, of Jordan Station.
  2. Mary Elizabeth Wilcox, born 1839-40 (aged 25 in 1865) in Clinton, although her marriage record appears to give the names of her parents as same Hamilton and Caroline Wilcox. She married 27 Dec 1865,[162] Lewis Hoffman, born 1834-35 (aged 30 in 1865) in Germany, son of David (??) Hoffman and Catherine ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which gives the names of both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, she was of Clinton Tp. and he of Grimsby Tp.; the sole witness was David (??) L. Wilcox, of Clinton. We have not found this couple in the 1881 census. They were however the ancestors of the Jim Isaak, of Beamsville, who has supplied important documents relating to this family.
  3. Robert Allen Wilcox [twin to David L.?], born 1843-44 (aged 22 at his marriage) in Clinton Tp. He married 15 May 1866 in Lincoln Co.,[163] Harriett Bruser (?), born 1843-44 in Grimsby Tp., daughter of John and Mary Bruser (?). Their marriage record gives his residence as Clinton Tp. and hers as Grimsby Tp. We have not found this couple in the 1881 census.
  4. David L. Wilcox [twin to Robert Allen?], born 28 September 1843, possibly at either Clinton or Grimsby, Lincoln County, died 21 February 1917 at Avonhurst, Saskatchewan, and buried in Avonhurst Cemetery.[164] He married 15 May 1866, Harriet Anderson, born 6 April 1844, died 10 November 1929, and buried with her husband, sister of Thomas Anderson below, and daughter of John Anderson by his first wife, Jane Beam. They were enumerated in Eramosa Tp. in the 1881 census, in which he is called a labourer.[165] They were the great-great-grandparents of Nan Miller. Known issue:
    1. John H. Wilcox, born 1865-66 (aged 25 in 1891) at Grimsby. He married 18 Nov 1891 in Amabel tp., Bruce County, by licence,[166] Mary Ann Cox, born 1872-73 (aged 18 in 1891) in Amabel Tp., , daughter of Robert Cox and Catherine ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names his parents as David Wilcox and Harriet ____, and hers as just stated, he was a Baptist and she a Methodist, and both were residing in Amabel Tp., Bruce Co. The witnesses were (his sister and her husband) W.A. Owen and Maggie Owen, both of Amabel.
    2. Roland Wilcox, born 1868-69 (aged 12 in 1881; the date of birth of 4 May 1865 given on his tombstone, at least in the transcription, is impossible), died 21 December 1906, and buried with his parents in Avonhurst Cemetery.
    3. Franklin Wilcox, born 1869-70 (aged 11 in 1881).
    4. Maggie L. Wilcox, born 1871-72 (aged 9 in 1881, 19 in 1891) in Canada; called Mary in the 1881 census. She married 10 July 1891 at “Palmiston” (i.e. Palmerston), Wellington County,[167] William A. Owen, born 1866-67 (aged 24 in 1891) in Canada, son of William Owen and Ann Williams. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names her parents as David Wilcox and Hariet Anderson, and his as just stated, she was of “Palmiston” the groom was a farmer, of Wiarton, and both parties were Baptist in religion. The witnesses were Frank Wilcox of Morton, and Jemima Davidson, of “Palmiston.”
    5. Anabel Wilcox, born 1873-74 (aged 7 in 1881).
    6. Marjery Wilcox, born 1875-76 (aged 5 in 1881).
  5. Jemima Jane Wilcox, born 1845-46 (aged 23 in 1869) in Clinton Tp., called Jane in WMLC. She married (1) (as his second wife) 8 September 1869 at Beamsville,[168] Thomas Anderson, born 1834-35 (aged 34 in 1869) in Nova Scotia, brother of Harriet Anderson above, and son of John Anderson by the latter’s first wife, Jane Beam.[169] At the time of her first marriage, the record of which gives the names of both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, she was of Clinton Tp., and her husband was a farmer, of Grimsby Tp.; the witnesses were Margaret and Alen L. Couse, of Beamsville. We have not found this couple in the 1881 census. She married (2) George Derby, and lived in Niagara Falls, New York until her death.[170]
  6. Jonas Alfred Wilcox, born ca. 1848-49, who was of Clinton Tp. in 1877, when he served as a witness at the marriage of his younger sister Rebecca.
  7. Rebecca Ann Wilcox, born 1849-50 (aged 27 in 1877) in Ontario, Clinton, married (as his second wife) 5 September 1877 in Grimsby Tp.,[171] Jacob Hoffman, born (aged 36 in 1877), son of Jacob Hoffman and Mary ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents but without supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, she a resident of Clinton Tp., and he a widower and farmer, resident in Gainsborough Tp.; the witnesses were Jonas Alfred Wilcox [the bride’s brother], of Clinton, and Isabella Smith. Only known child:
    1. Anna Maria Hoffman, born 1880-81 (aged 18 in 1899) in Gainsborough Tp. She married 15 November 1899 at Smithville,[172] John Wesley Mingle, born 1876-77 (aged 22 in 1899) in Gainsborough Tp., son of William Mingle and Mary Hilts. At the time of their marriage, the record of which gives the full names of both sets of parents, both parties were of Gainsborough and the groom was a farmer; the witnesses were Jane Fydell and Bertha House, (both?) of Smithville.
  8. Daniel Leander Wilcox, born 1851-52 (aged 21 in 1873, 29 in 1881) in Ontario. The birthdate of “ca. 1845” given for him in WMLC is much too early. He married 16 July 1873 in Grimsby Tp.,[173] Mary Catherine Walters, born 1850-51 (aged 22 in 1873, 30 in 1881) in Ontario, died 25 February 1931 at her home in Grimsby East, and buried in Queen’s Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby.[174] daughter of Frederick Walters and Sarah ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents without however supplying the mothers’ maiden surnames, he was a farmer, of Grimsby Tp., and she was of the same township; the witnesses were John Thomas, of Ayre, and J.H. Holmwill (?), of Toronto. As Daniel Wilcox, farmer, he appears in the 1881 census of Clinton Tp. with wife Mary, aged 30, born in Ontario, with three children. Also living with them was a John H. Wilcox, aged 15, whose presence we cannot explain.[175] Known issue:
    1. Annie R. Wilcox, born 1873-74 (aged 7 in 1881) in Saltfleet Tp., died unmarried, within a year of 25 February 1931, “after a short illness,” and buried in Queen’s Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby.[176] Her death notice reads, in part:
      Miss Wilcox … was born in Saltfleet township. She was formerly a resident of Grimsby beach, and moved to Toronto eighteen years ago…. She leaves two brothers, Robert of Tampa, Fla., and George of Grimsby beach, and two sisters, Miss Dorothy at Grimsby beach and Mrs. W.R. Lay of Hamilton.
    2. Dorothy Wilcox, born 1876-77 (aged 4 in 1881), still unmarried at the death of her sister Annie in 1931-32.
    3. Mary C. Wilcox, born 1879-80 (aged 1 in 1881). This is presumably the daughter who married W.R. Lay, of Hamilton.
    4. Robert Allen Wilcox, born 21 November 1881 in Lincoln Co., mentioned as of Tampa, Florida, in the 1931-32 death notice of his sister Annie. we have not however found this man in the U.S. Federal Census for 1920 or 1930.
    5. George Alfred Wilcox, born 3 June 1884 in Lincoln Co., mentioned as of Grimsby Beach in the 1931-32 death notice of his sister Annie.

26. Benjamin8 Wilcox, Jr., son of Benjamin Wilcox and Jemima McIntyre, was born 31 December 1806, and died 5 July 1876 in Clinton Tp., aged 70 years, of “over-exertion and exposure to the hot sun,”[177] and buried in Mountain Presbyterian Cemetery, Clinton Tp. In his death record, he is called a farmer, of Clinton Tp., and Presbyterian in religion. The statement in WMLC that he died 7 July 1896 is impossible, as his wife was a widow in 1881.[178] He married 12 October 1833, Hannah Patterson, born 1 March 1818, died 11 September 1901 in Clinton Tp., of paralysis,[179] and buried with her husband, daughter of William Patterson and Jane ____. He was a farmer, appearing in the 1852 and 1861 censuses of Clinton Tp., Lincoln Co.; according to WMLC this was “part of the homestead farm.” His widow appears in the 1881 census of Clinton Tp. with six children, and her identity with the wife of Benjamin Wilcox is proved by the appearance in her household of their sons Oscar and Edgar, whose names are quite distinctive and whose parentage is known from their marriage records.[180] We draw heavily for their extensive issue on the Mitchell MS, which is clearly much better-informed here than is WMLC. Issue (apart from a son James Albert who died in infancy):

  1. Mary Jane Wilcox, born 13 May 1835, died 17 February 1907 in Clinton Tp., Lincoln Co., of cancer, aged 72 years[181]; married (as his second wife) 17 February 1869, George Bater, and had issue:[182]
    1. Abram/Abraham Bater, born 7 December 1871 in Norfolk Co.; married 16 August 1911 in Wentworth Co., Helen (“Ella”) Mary Chadwick. No issue.
    2. Margaret Ellen Bater, probably born around 1873-75; married 1 January 1896 in Clinton Tp., Lincoln Co., her step-cousin, Albert Hodgkins (below), son of Thomas Hodgkins by the latter’s first wife, Sarah Beamer.
    3. George Benjamin Bater, born 3 January 1876 in Norfolk Co.; married 11 April 1906 in Lincoln Co., Margaret B. Terryberry. No issue.
    4. William Herbert Bater, born 1877-78 (aged 32 in 1910). He married (1) 5 October 1910 in Lincoln Co., Jennie Spence, daughter of Thomas Spence and Mary Giles. He married (2) 14 February 1923 in York Co., his first wife’s sister, Gertrude Spence. Issue by first marriage:
      1. George Bater, married ________ and had three daughters.
      2. Alice Bater, mother of Wilma McQueen.
  2. Ellen Wilcox, born 39 July 1836 (per Mitchell MS) in Clinton Tp. She married 7 October 1862 in Lincoln Co.,[183] Samuel McIntyre, born 2 September 1833 (per Mitchell MS) at Brantford, son of William McIntyre and Phoebe ____. Their marriage record, which names her parents as Benjamin and Hannah Wilcox, gives her address as Clinton Tp. and his as Ontario (i.e. Ontario County?). Issue (per Mitchell MS):
    1. Loretta McIntyre, born 26 July 1863. She married 24 October 1883 at Paris, Ontario, Alfred E. Pottruff. Issue (per Mitchell MS):
      1. Norman Samuel Pottruff, born 10 September 1884.
      2. Eva Gertrude Pottruff, born 14 July 1886.
      3. Lucy Ella/Ellen Pottruff, born 13 August (birth record says 1 Sept.) 1888 in Brant Co.
      4. Allen R. Pottruff, born 16 May 1891.
      5. Alfred Delos Pottruff, born 11 October 1893.
      6. William Stanley Pottruff, born 20/23 September 1895 in Brant Co.
      7. Marion Jane Pottruff, born 20 January 1898 in Brant Co.
      8. Margaret Mildred Pottruff, born 7 or 8 October 1903 in Brant Co.
    2. Daniel William McIntyre, born 13 January 1865, died in 1911. He married (1) Matilda Pline, and (2) Eliza Hunteburger. According to the Mitchell MS, there was no issue of either marriage.
    3. Eliza Jane McIntyre, born 24 January 1867. She married Ed Lymons. Issue (per Mitchell MS):
      1. Ruby Evalina Lymons, born 28 January 1893.
      2. Pearl Loretta Lymons, born 14 November 1895.
    4. Evalena Melinda McIntyre, born 28 September 1871 in Brantford Tp., alive in 1905. She married 24 October 1894,[184] Robinson Greenwood, Jr., born 30 November 1872 in Brantford Township, Brant Co.,[185] son of Robinson Greenwood, of Brantford Tp., farmer, by the latter’s wife Jane Sanderson. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents without however suppying the maiden surnames of the mothers, both parties were residing in Brantford Township; the groom was a farmer, and Independent in religion, while the bride was Presbyterian. The witnesses were Benjamin McIntyre and Martha Greenwood, both of Brantford Township. Issue (per Mitchell MS and birth records):
      1. Edward Paul Greenwood, born 9 October 1895 in Brant Co.
      2. Ethel Greenwood, born 30 June 1897 in Brant Co.
      3. Benjamin Rupert Greenwood, born 5 November 1899 in Brant Co.
      4. Lydia Evelyn Greenwood, born 2 September 1901 in Brant Co.
      5. Chester Greenwood, born 5 July 1905.
  3. John J. Wilcox, born 25 October 1839 (per death record), died 19 March 1913, of cancer of the knee, aged 74 years, at lot 16, concession 9, Clinton Tp.[186] His death record, which calls him “retired,” supplies the full names of both of his parents; the informant was an Ernie E. Patterson, of Smithville. He married Mary Elizabeth Dean, born 1847-48 (aged 33 in 1881) in Ontario, living 1881.[187] They were enumerated in Grimsby Tp. in the 1881 census, in which he is called a farmer.[188] They were of Caistor township at the birth of their daughter Lynnia in 1875. Issue (mainly per Mitchell MS):
    1. Lynnia May Wilcox, born 17 May 1875 in Lincoln Co. (birth registered as Leyna May Wilcox).[189]
    2. Ava/Eva Elizabeth Wilcox, born 6 Nov 1879 in Lincoln Co.
    3. Emma Jane Wilcox, born 10 August 1881 in Lincoln Co.
    4. Clara Madelia Wilcox, born 29 March 1883 in Lincoln Co.
    5. Alonzo Wilcox (twin to Orlando), born 17 November 1887 in Lincoln Co. (birth registered as Lorenzo Wilcox).
    6. Orlando Wilcox (twin to Alonzo), born 17 November 1887 in Lincoln Co.
  4. Frances Melinda Wilcox, born 1840-41 (aged 33 in 1874, 40 in 1881) in Ontario, alive in 1881. She married (1) (as his second wife) 31 December 1874 in Clinton Tp.,[190] William McCaffrey, born 1809-10 (aged 64 in 1874) in Ontario, died by 1881, son of James McCaffrey and Mary ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents but without supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, and incorrectly calls her mother Mary, she was of Clinton Tp., and he a widower and farmer, also of Clinton. The witnesses were Milton E. Wilcox [the bride’s brother] of Clinton Tp., and George Bater, of Brantford. According to the Mitchell MS, there was no issue of this marriage. As Melinda F. McCaffry she married (2) (as his second wife) 2 June 1880 in Clinton Tp., by licence,[191] Isaac Jarvis, born about 1836 (aged 22 in 1858, 44 in 1881) in Ancaster Tp., Ontario, alive in 1881, widower of Catherine M. Patterson,[192] son of Frederick S. Jarvis and Anna ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents without however giving the maiden surnames of the mothers, the groom was of Saltfleet Tp., and a Methodist, while the bride was of Clinton Tp., and a Presbyterian; the witnesses were Joseph Bissel and Milton Wilcox, both of Clinton Tp. The Mitchell MS states that it is unknown whether there was issue of this marriage. They are found in the 1881 census of Clinton Township, with children of her husband’s previous marriage.[193]
  5. William Benjamin Wilcox, born 1843-44 (aged 28 in 1872). He married 4 December 1872 at Simcoe, Windham Tp., Norfolk Co.,[194] Sevilla Johnston, born 1847-48 (aged 24 in 1872) in Townsend Tp., daughter of Gilbert Johnston and Hannah McDonald. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents, he was a yeoman, and both parties were resident in Townsend Tp.; the witnesses were Henry Hyram Burch and Jennie E. Biggar, both of Townsend. They are found, without children, in Burford Tp., Brant Co., in the 1881 census.[195] The Mitchell MS expressly states that they had no issue.
  6. Eliza Catharine Wilcox, born 20 Oct 1848 in Clinton Tp., died 4 March 1932 at her home in Gainsborough Tp., and buried with her husband in the Lane Cemetery, Gainsborough Tp. She married (as his second wife) 9 June 1889 in Clinton Tp.,[196] Thomas Hodgkins, born 10 December 1830 in Gainsborough Tp., died there 20 December 1918, aged 88 years, 20 days, son of Isaac Hodgkins and Mary Ann Robbins. At the time of their marriage, the record of which gives the names of both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, she was of Clinton Tp. and he a widower and farmer, of Gainsborough Tp; the witnesses were [her brothers-in-law] Joseph Bissell and Isaac Jarvis, both of Clinton Tp. By his first wife, Sarah Beamer, Thomas Hodgkins had four children, including (a) Elmon James Hodgkins (1867-1947), who married his pretended “step-aunt” (but really step-sister), Arsula Louise Wilcox, below, and (b) Albert Hodgkins, who married his step-cousin, Margaret Ellen Bater (daughter of George Bater and Mary Jane Wilcox above), and was the grandfather of Shirley (Hodgkins) Lockhart, who kindly provided information on this family. Thomas Hodgkins and his second wife are found in Gainsborough Tp. in the 1901 census, at which time their household included her “sister” Arsula Wilcox, and a Pearl Wilcox.[197] At the taking of the 1911 census Arsula and Pearl Wilcox still appear with them, being called a step-daughter and step-niece of the head, respectively.[198] Had the relationships alleged in these census records been true, it would have made a 52-year-old mother out of Eliza’s mother, Hannah (Patterson) Wilcox, and we are grateful to Shirley (Hodgkins) Lockhart for noticing that something is amiss. The truth, she found, appears in Arsula’s marriage record, in which it is finally revealed that Arsula was actually Eliza’s illegitimate daughter by an unnamed father. (The Mitchell MS tactfully introduces this child as Arsula Louise Hodgkins, but she is never so called in contemporary documents.) Child of Eliza Catharine Wilcox:
    1. Arsula Louise Wilcox, born 22 Aug 1870 (per the 1901 census), died 19 August 1942 as the result of an automobile accident. She and her husband are both buried in the Hodgkins plot in Lane Cemetery, but according to Shirley (Hodgkins) Lockhart the graves have no markers. She is clearly the Arsula Wilcox, of Gainsborough Tp., who served as a witness at the 1896 marriage, in Clinton Tp., of Albert Hodgkins and Margaret E. Bater.[199] As noted above, in the 1901 census, she is found in the household of her much older sister, Eliza Catharine (Wilcox) Hodgkins, above, with a Pearl Wilcox, born 11 April 1895. She is found in the same household in 1911, again with this Pearl Wilcox, who is designated a step-niece of the head. We have not found a birth record for this Pearl Wilcox. Shirley (Hodgkins) Lockhart suggests the possibility that Pearl could have been Arsula’s illegitimate daughter, but notes that she has failed to find mention of Pearl in later records. Arsula Wilcox married 24 October 1912 at the home of the groom’s father in Gainsborough Tp., by licence,[200] Elmon James Hodgkins, born 15 May 1867, died 12 December 1947, son of her uncle by marriage, Thomas Hodgkins, by the latter’s first wife, Sarah Beamer. At the time of the marriage, the record of which supplies the full names of the groom’s parents but only calls the bride an illegitimate daughter of Eliza C. Wilcox, the groom was a farmer and the bride a weaver, and both were previously unmarried and residing in Gainsborough Tp.; the witnesses were Amos Robbins, of Wellandport, and Pearl Wilcox, of Silverdale Station. The Mitchell MS mentions a letter from Mrs. Arsula Hodgkins written December 7, 1937 to Mrs. Elsie Minerva Wilcox Midgely.”
  7. Milton Ernest Wilcox, of Grimsby Town, born 29 March 1851,[201] possibly on 29 March (according to his death notice, in which however the stated year is wildly erroneous), died 23 November 1933 at his home in the town of Grimsby, of heart trouble, aged over 82 years, and buried in Queen’s Lawn, Grimsby.[202] He was of Clinton Tp. in 1874 and 1877, when he served as a witness at the weddings of his sisters Frances and Margaret, respectively. He married (as her second husband) some time in 1875-1881,[203] the substantially-older Rebecca Ellen (Kemp) Patterson, born 8 October 1841 in Ontario, died 11 July 1931 at Grimsby Town, of a fractured hip, and buried at Queenstown, Grimsby Tp.[204] widow of Alexander Patterson, of Grimsby Tp., and daughter of Robert Kemp, of Niagara Tp., of Scottish origin, by the latter’s wife Margaret ____. (By her first husband she was mother of Maud May Patterson, born 2 May 1875,[205] who married 9 March 1895, James Zimmerman.[206]) He is enumerated in Grimsby Tp. in the 1881 census, in which he is called a farmer and his family’s religion is given as Canadian Presbyterian.[207] He is again called a farmer in the 1882 birth record of his son Milton. A death notice reads in part:
    Milton Ernest Wilcox died suddently at his home, 30 Mountain Street, yesterday afternoon. He had been down town earlier in the day and his death came as a shock to a wide circle of friends. He was born in Clinton township on March 29, 1851, and was in his 83rd year. He was a retired farmer and had resided in Grimsby for the past 18 years. All his life was spent in the district. He was a member of the United Church. His wife predeceased him two years ago. Surviving are: one son, Leslie, of Grimsby; one [step-]daughter, Mrs. James Zimmerman, of Beamsville; also three brothers, Oscar, Edgar, and Murray, all of Beamsville…. Interment will be in Queen’s Lawn Cemetery.[208]
    Only surviving child:
    1. Leslie Milton Wilcox, born 22 July 1882 in Lincoln Co.[209] He was alive in 1933, when as “Leslie Wilcox, [of] Grimsby, son,” he served as the informant of his father’s death.
  8. Hannah Maretta Wilcox, born 1854-55 (aged 26 in 1881), still living unmarried with her widowed mother in 1881. WMLC calls this child Merritt, but she was certainly female. The Mitchell MS states that she remained unmarried.
  9. Alem Oscar Wilcox, born probably in 1855 (aged 25 in 1881, 27 in 1882, 60 in 1916) in Clinton Tp., alive on 23 November 1933 (he survived his brother Milton). He is called Oscar Alem Wilcox in the birth record of his son Norman (1899) and in the record of his second marriage (1916). He was living unmarried with his widowed mother in 1881, but married (1) 20 December 1882 at Beamsville,[210] Eliza Ursula Terryberry, born (aged 22 in 1882) in Clinton Tp., Beamsville, daughter of Robert N. Terryberry and Jane ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which gives the names of both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, he was a mechanic, of Clinton Tp., and she was residing at Beamsville; the witnesses were Mathias Durham and Azuba (?) Marlatt, both of Clinton Tp. He married (2) 6 March 1916 in Lincoln Co., by Presbyterian rites,[211] Ada Prudence Allen, born 1880-81 (aged 35 in 1916) at Warminster, Wiltshire, England, daughter of Jabez Allen and Mary Anne Hill. At the time of their marriage, the record of which gives the names of both sets of parents, both parties were of Beamsville and the groom was a carpenter; the witnesses were Charles William Wilcox and Eliza B. Hunsberger, “both of Beamsville.” He was still of Beamsville in 1933. in Issue (per Mitchell MS):

    (by second wife:)

    1. Gertha Valeria Wilcox, born 29 December 1884 in Lincoln Co.
    2. Jennie May Wilcox, born 1 May 1887 in Wentworth Co.
    3. John Alexander Wilcox, born 22 November 1889 in Lincoln Co., died young according to the Mitchell MS.
    4. Robert Wilcox.
    5. Charles Wilcox, died young according to the Mitchell MS.
    6. Pearl Wilcox.
    7. Norman Stanley Wilcox, born 17 April 1899 in Lincoln Co.

    (by second wife:)

    1. Joseph Wilcox.
  10. Margaret Ann Wilcox, born 1857-58 (aged 19 in 1877) in Ontario. She married 3 January 1877 at Clinton Tp.[212] Joseph N. Bissell, born 1854-55 (aged 22 in 1877) in Ontario, son of Daniel Bissell and Mary ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents but without supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, she was of Clinton Tp. and he was a farmer, of Grimsby Tp.; the witnesses were Milton E. Wilcox [the bride’s brother] and Michael M. Teeter, both of Clinton Tp. Issue (per Mitchell MS):
    1. Ella Amelia Bissell (no birth registration found).
    2. Mary Hannah Eliza Bissell, born 1 November 1882 in Lincoln Co.
  11. Henry Edgar Wilcox (called Edgar in the 1881 census and in the death notice of his brother Milton), born 1860-61 (aged 20 in 1881, 24 in 1885) in Clinton Tp., alive on 23 November 1933 (he survived his brother Milton) but died some time in 1939-1941, “in his 80th year” (see below), and buried in Mountain Presbyterian Cemetery, Clinton Township. He was living unmarried with his widowed mother in 1881, but married 1 Nov 1885 at the home of Rev. J.G. Murray, Grimsby,[213] Eliza Prudence Fisher, born 4 November 1864 (per death record) in Clinton Tp., died 23 April 1933 in Clinton Tp., of influenza, aged over 68 years,[214] daughter of Jacob Fisher and Ellen/Helen House (both of her parents being born in Ontario). At the time of their marriage, the record of which gives the names of both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, both were of Clinton Tp., and he was a farmer. The witnesses were Milton (?) Wilcox and George Fisher, both of Clinton Tp. He was of Beamsville at the death of his brother Milton in 1933. A death notice reads, in part:
    The death occurred on Thursday last following an illness of some little time, of a well known farmer in the Grobb School Section of Clinton Township in the person of Edward Wilcox in his 80th year. He was a lifelong resident of the township. He is survived by three sons, George, Archie, and Elmer, and two daughters, Mrs. Morris Merritt and Mrs. Frank Bowman, all of Clinton Township, and two brothers, Oscar Wilcox of Beamsville and Murray Wilcox of Clinton Township…. Interment took place in Mountain Presbyterian Cemetery, Clinton Township. The pallbearers were Messrs. D. High, died Grobb, I. Melitzer, J. Bradshaw, F. Lane, and C. Orth.[215]
    Issue:
    1. James Elmer Wilcox, born 23 July 1886 in Lincoln Co.
    2. George Wilcox, born 11 June 1891 in Lincoln Co. As who as George Wilcox, of R.R. 2, Beamsville, he served as the informant of his mother’s death in 1933.
    3. Edna Ellen Wilcox, born 29 Aug 1894 in Lincoln Co. She evidently survived her mother.[216]
    4. Margaret Meretta Wilcox, born about 1899 (no birth registration found). She married 22 March 1916, Norris Stanley Merritt. They lived in Grimsby Tp., and had a daughter Senneth who was still alive in 2008.[217]
    5. Archibald Benjamin Wilcox, born 9 May 1903 in Lincoln Co.
  12. Murray Elgin Wilcox, farmer, born 1862-63 (aged 18 in 1881), died in Jan. 1952, aged at least 88 years. He married 24 October 1888, his double kinswoman, Ada May Huntsman (no. 11.vii.f above), daughter of Adam Huntsman and Elizabeth Book. He was of Beamsville in 1933 and of Clinton township at the death of his brother Edgar about 1940. Issue (per Mitchell MS and birth records):
    1. Lillie Beatrice Wilcox, born 25 August 1890 in Clinton Tp.[218]
    2. Jessie May Wilcox, born 23 October 1892 in Clinton Tp.[219]
    3. Walter A. Wilcox, born 26 January 1895 in Clinton Tp.[220]
    4. Alden B. Wilcox, born 10 June 1897 in Lincoln Co.[221]

27. Samuel8 Wilcox, born ca. 1807. He married ca. 1830, Hannah ____. According to WMLC, “he had a small part of the homestead farm,” and is listed in the 1852 and 1861 censuses of Clinton Tp. The Mitchell MS lists five children for them: Coon [i.e. Conrad?], Alice, Mary, and twins Arabell and Isabell. We can verify the following:

  1. Arabella Wilcox, born 1863-64 (aged 18 in 1882) in Ontario. She married 10 January 1882 at Smithville,[222] William Henry York, born 1854-55 (aged 27 in 1882) in Ontario, son of Daniel York and Rachel ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which gives the names of both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, both were of Clinton Tp., and he was a farmer; the witnesses were Alonzo E. Bessey and Conrad Wilcox [probably the bride’s borther], of Smithville. Known issue:
    1. Murray Edgar York, born 23 August 1883 in Lincoln Co.
    2. George William York, born 7 January 1887 in Lincoln Co.
    3. McLarin Conrad York, born 9 January 1895 in Lincoln Co.
  2. (?) Margaret Wilcox, born 1863-64 (aged 17 in 1881) in Campden Tp., called in her marriage record a daughter of Samuel and Hannah Wilcox. She married 13 Sept 1881 at Beamsville,[223] Thomas Conner, born 1854-55 (aged 26 in 1881) at London England, son of Edward Conner and Elizabeth ____. The record of their marriage, which names both sets of parents without however supplying the mothers’ maiden surnames, calls her of Clinton Tp. and he a laborer, of the same township. The witnesses were Hamilton and Conroad [sic] Wilcox, of Clinton Tp.

28. Hannah8 Wilcox, daughter of Daniel Wilcox and Mary McIntyre, was born 2 August 179_.[224] She married by 1816, Peter Griffis.

  1. Issue:
  2. Daniel Griffis.
  3. Israel Griffis, born ca. 1816. He married Mary Jane ____, born ca. 1820. He appears in the 1852 census of Louth Tp., Lincoln Co. Issue:
    1. Eliza Ann Griffis, born ca. 1840.
    2. Paul Calvin Griffis, born ca. 1842.
    3. [Elizabeth?] Griffis, born ca. 1847.
    4. Israel S. Griffis, born ca. 1848.
    5. Charlotte Griffis, born ca. 1851.
  4. Robert Griffis; married ________.
  5. Issue (aside from two other daughters who died young):
    1. Elizabeth (“Libbie “) Griffis; married ____ Henderson.
  6. James Griffis; married ________. Issue:
    1. Harvey Griffis; married ________. Issue (aside from one other child whose name and gender are unknown):
      1. Charles Griffis.
      2. Thomas Griffis.
      3. Clara Griffis.
    2. Alfred Griffis; married ________. Issue:
      1. Nellie Griffis.
      2. William Griffis.
      3. Arthur Griffis.
    3. Lavina Griffis; married ________. Issue (surname unknown):
      1. Wilfrid.
      2. Sarah.
    4. Louise Griffis, of St. Catharines, died unmarried
    5. Orinda Griffis, of St. Catharines, died unmarried
    6. Alice Griffis, of St. Catharines, died unmarried
    7. Emma Griffis; married ________. Issue (surname unknown):
      1. Blanche.
      2. Stanley.

29. Isaac8 Wilcox, son of Daniel Wilcox and Mary McIntyre, was born [12?] Jan. 1801 [?], died 21 May 1871, and was buried in the old Clinton Presbyterian churchyard.[225] He was in the 4th Lincoln Co. Regiment in June 1818. Later he was a farmer, holding lot 1, concession VI of Grimsby. He married by 1837, Anna Martin, born [17?] July 1806, died 8 October 1890, and buried in the old Clinton Presbyterian churchyard. He and his wife were members of the Clinton Presbyterian Church in 1818, and he was elder in 1843. His widow appears in the household of their son Israel in Grimsby Tp. in the 1881 census, in which her ancestry is given as Dutch.[226] Known issue:

  1. (probably) Margaret Wilcox, born 1834-35 (aged 46 in 1881), living 1881. She married by 1855, Nathan Field, born 1834-35 (aged 46 in 1881) in Ontario, of English origin, living 1881. We tentatively place her here since a Nathan Field served as a witness at 1873 wedding of the known daughter Azuba Catherine Wilcox, below. This couple in enumerated with four children in the 1881 census of Grimsby Tp., in which Nathan is called a farmer and the family’s religion is given as Universalist.[227] Known issue:
    1. Isaac W. Field, born 1855-56 (aged 25 in 1881, 28 in 1884) in South Grimsby Tp., still living unmarried with his parents in 1881. He married 5 March 1884 at St. Anns,[228] Helen F. Kennedy, born (aged 23 in 1884) at St. Anns, daughter of Samuel Kennedy and Mary J. Davis, of Gainsborough Tp., and granddaughter of John Kennedy and Barbar Dean, of the same township. At the time of their marriage, the record of which gives the full names of both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, he was a farmer, of South Grimsby Tp., and she was of St. Anns; the witnesses were Murray and Mary J. Field, of South Grimsby. Their issue is traced in Cecelia and Roland Botting, Descendants of John Kennedy of Sussex County, New Jersey [3rd ed.] (the authors, 1989), pp. 30-31.
    2. John H. Field, born (aged 22 in 1881), still living unmarried with his parents in 1881.
    3. Mary J. Field, born (aged 20 in 1881), still living unmarried with his parents in 1881.
    4. William Field, born (aged 18 in 1881), still living unmarried with his parents in 1881.
  2. Israel Wilcox, born ca. 1837-38 (aged 43 in 1881), presumably the Israel Wilcox of Grimsby Tp. who served as a witness at the wedding of his younger sister Azuba in 1873. He married by 1881, Isabella Thompson, born 1856-57 (aged 24 in 1881) in Ontario, of Scottish parentage. He is enumerated in Grimsby Tp. in the 1881 census, in which he is called a farmer and his family’s religion in given as Canadian Presbyterian; his household included his widowed mother, Anna.[229] Known issue:
    1. Ethel May Wilcox, born 29 October 1879 in Lincoln Co.
    2. Amelia Belle Wilcox, born 3 December 1882 in Lincoln Co.
    3. Anna Elizabeth Wilcox, born 16 September 1886 in Lincoln Co.
    4. Myrtle Olive Wilcox, born 16 April 1889 in Lincoln Co.
    5. Isaac Thompson Wilcox, born 9 May 1891 in Lincoln Co.
    6. John Martin Wilcox, born 4 October 1894 in Lincoln Co.
    7. Israel Ellewood Wilcox, born 7 July 1896 in Lincoln Co.
    8. Mabel Gertrude Wilcox, born 9 December 1898 in Lincoln Co.
  3. Wilcox, Harriet S. Wilcox, born 1838-39 (aged 21 in 1860) in Grimsby Township. She married 14 November 1860 in Lincoln Co.[230] Solomon Wendle, born 1835-36 (aged 24 in 1860) in Grimsby Tp., son of Nathaniel Wendle and Mary Ann ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which gives the names of both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, both were resident in Grimsby Tp. We have not found birth records of any children.
  4. Susan Wilcox, born 1842-43 (aged 23 in 1866) in Grimsby Tp. She married 14 November 1866 in Lincoln Co.,[231] Robert Terryberry, born 1837-38 (aged 28 in 1866) in Grimsby Township, son of Jacob Terryberry and Margaret ____. At the time of their marriage, the record of which gives the names of both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, both were residing in Grimsby Tp. We have not found birth records of any children.
  5. Azuba Catherine Wilcox, born 1845-46 (aged 27 in 1873) in Ontario. She married 5 March 1873 in Grimsby Tp.,[232] Jacob B. Terryberry, born 1835-36 (aged 37 in 1873) in Ontario, son of Jacob and Margaret Terryberry. At the time of their marriage, the record of which names both sets of parents without however supplying the maiden surnames of the mothers, she was of Grimsby Tp. and he a farmer, also of Grimsby; the witnesses were Nathan Field and Israel Wilcox, (both?) of Grimsby. Only known child:
    1. Louis Edgar Terryberry, born 25 October 1874 in Lincoln Co.

Fourth Canadian Generation

30. Allen9 Wilcox, son of John Wilcox and Elizabeth Burkholder, was was born about 1824 (aged 46 in 1870, 55 in 1880) in Canada, and was still alive in 1880. Although no details of this man are given in the Mitchell MS, he married 12 March 1850 at Simcoe, Ontario, Phoebe Ann W. Ryerson, born 1827 (aged 43 in 1870, 32 in 1880) in Canada, still alive in 1900, a niece of the famous Egerton Ryerson, being a daughter of the Rev. Joseph William Ryerson, last of Mohawk, or Mount Pleasant, near Brantford, member of the Dominion Parliament, by the latter’s wife, Mary Griffin (daughter of Nathaniel Griffin, probably of Grimsby, by his wife Elizabeth Beam), and granddaughter of Col. Joseph Ryerson by the latter’s wife Sophia Mehitabel Stickney.[233] According to the 1994 Ryerson genealogy (cited above), “Allen [Wilcox] and Phoebe lived near her father, William Ryerson, in Onandaga Township, and are listed there in the 1861 census.” The family moved to the U.S. in 1868, according to the entry for Phoebe in the 1900 census. They are said in a county history published in 1898 to have later “settled in Virginia City, Montana.”[234] They are indeed found near Virginia City (it is given as his postal address) in the 1870 census, in which he is called a carpenter.[235] They are found at Pony, Madison Co., in the 1880 census, in which he is called a stock grower.[236] The widow Phoebe A. Wilcox is found in the household of her widowed daughter Helen (Wilcox) Jay in the 1900 census (see below). Known issue (probably all born in Onandaga Tp., Brant Co.):

  1. Mary E. Wilcox, born probably in 1850 (aged 11 in 1861), who appears with her parents in the 1861 census but was no longer living with them in 1870.
  2. William J. Wilcox, born probably in 1851 (aged 10 in 1861), who appears with his parents in the 1861 census but died by 1864, the latest possible birthdate for his younger brother of the same name.
  3. Olivia or Octavia Wilcox, born 1852-53 (aged 8 in 1861, aged 17 in 1870) in Canada, living with her parents in 1870 but not in 1880. She is called Olivia in the 1861 census but Octavia in the 1870 census.
  4. Helen or Ellen J. Wilcox, born 1854-55[237] in Canada, living with her parents in 1870 but not in 1880. She is called Helen in the censuses of 1861 and 1900, but Ellen in that of 1870. She married before 1876, O[rson?] W. Jay, born in Ohio (per 1880 census) or in Colorado (per the entries for his children in the 1900 census), who died some time in 1880-1900. They were enumerated in Harrison Tp., Madison Co., in the 1880 census, in which he is called a farmer.[238] She appears as the widow Helen J. Jay, a farmer, in the 1900 census of Fergus Tp., Madison Co., being easily recognized by the presence of her widowed mother, Phoebe A. Wilcox, in the household.[239] Known issue:
    1. Orson Allen Jay, born in 1875 or 1876[240] in Montana, who was living unmarried with his mother at the taking of the 1900 census, in which he is called a farmer. He married some time in 1900-10, Olga ____, born 1883-84 (aged 26 in 1910). They are enumerated at Pony, Harrison Tp., Madison Co., in the 1910 census, in which he is called a farmer; their household included her mother, Margaret C. ____, whose surname is illegible.[241] Although he must have been aged some 42 or 43 years at the time, he enlisted for military service at Pony on 12 September 1918, giving his occupation as farmer and the name of his next-of-kin as Mrs. Olga S. (?) Jay.[242] Known issue:
      1. Catharine (?) Jay (female), born 1904-05 (aged 5 in 1910) in Montana.
      2. Dorothy Jay, born 1906-07 (aged 3 in 1910) in Montana.
    2. Lillian M. Munro, born in February 1875 in Montana; married by 1900, Daniel W. Munro, born in October 1872 in English Canada, of Canadian-born parents. They are found in the household of her widowed mother in the 1900 census, which gives the date of his immigration to the U.S. as 1884.
  5. Mary Wilcox, born 1856-57 (aged 3 in 1861, 13 in 1870) in Canada, living with her parents in 1870 but not in 1880.
  6. William A. Wilcox, born 1863-64 (aged 6 in 1870, 16 in 1880) in Canada, still living with his parents in 1880.

31. John9 Wilcox, son of John Wilcox and Elizabeth Burkholder, was born 4 May 1830, and died 21 August 1899. He married 6 February 1862, Ann Ramsay, born 16 April 1834 in Scotland, of Scottish-born parents, died in November 1897. They were enumerated in Binbrook Tp. in the 1881 census, in which he is called a farmer and his ethnicity rather absurdly given as German; the entire family was Canadian Methodist in religion.[243] They were enumerated there again in 1891, with similar information (but the census of that year did not contain a question on ethnicity).[244] The Mitchell MS is highly informative for this family, tracing their descendants down to great-great-grandchildren:

  1. Clara Wilcox, born 12 January 1863, died 28 August 1925. She married 23 February 1910, James H. Patterson, born 1857, died 16 August 1925. The Mitchell MS states that it is unknown whether they had issue.
  2. John Wilcox, born 25 February 1865, died 8 November 1934. He was still living unmarried with his parents in 1891, when he is called a farmer in the census. He married 7 June 1899, Florence Elizabeth Allan, born 10 July 1870 in Canborough Tp., Haldimand Co., died 20 December 1934. Only child:
    1. Annie Florence Wilcox, born 22 May 1910.
  3. Walter R. Wilcox, born 28 April 1866, died 9 August 1932. He was still living unmarried with his parents in 1891, when he is called a farmer in the census. He married 30 December 1891, Isabella Lester, born 30 September 1866, died 24 November 1948. The Mitchell MS states that it is unknown whether they had issue.
  4. Allen E. Wilcox, born 4 March 1868, died 13 May 1934. He was still living unmarried with his parents in 1891, when he is called a student in the census. Rather late in life, he married 29 July 1909, Jennie Florence Reeve, born 18 January 1876 at London, England, died 11 May 1868. Issue:
    1. John Clare Wilcox, born 21 May 1910 at Hamilton, Ontario. He married 21 October 1933 at Toronto, Ontario, Gladys Florence Pepper, born 8 October 1910 at St. Catharines, Ontario. Issue:
      1. Patricia Clare Wilcox, born 21 June 1941 at Toronto; married Joseph Reyndoubt.
      2. Linda Lee Wilcox, born 9 July 1946 at Toronto; apparently unmarried at the writing of the Mitchell MS.
    2. Jean Adele Wilcox, born 18 June 1915. She married 9 November 1936, John Shannon, born 2 August 1914, died 6 January 1974. Only child:
      1. Barbara Ann Shannon, born ____; married 3 March 1962, Anthony Lloyd McPhee, born 6 January 1935. Issue: Shannon Marie McPhee, born 29 October 1962; Paul McPhee, born 1 March 1965; James McPhee, born 11 August 1968.
    3. Annie Allaine Wilcox, born 31 August 1917 at Hamilton. She married 20 August 1938, Stanley Clifford Yardley, born 19 July 1912 at Hamilton. Only child:
      1. Carol Alline Yardley, born 19 February 1942 at Hamilton. She married 30 May 1964, Kenneth James Smith, born 8 May 1914 at Hamilton. Issue: Deborah Allaine Smith, born 19 October 1965 at Sault St. Maire; Brenda Lynn Smith, born 14 December 1967 at Brampton, Ontario.
  5. Charles Wilcox, born 28 December 1870, died 2 March 1939. He was still living unmarried with his parents in 1891, when he is called a farmer in the census. He married (1) 6 February 1901, Anetta House, born 25 October 1884, died 23 January 1933. He married (2) 14 February 1934, Margaret Faichney Mailer, born 7 February 1880 at Auchterarder, Scotland, died 22 April 1970. The Mitchell MS states that it is not known whether he had issue by either marriage.
  6. Frederick Wilcox, born 27 August 1873, died 24 January 1915. He was still living unmarried with his parents in 1891, when he is called a farmer in the census. He married 30 December 1899, Etta May Johnston, born 7 January 1875, died 4 January 1949. Issue:
    1. Victor Ramsay Wilcox, born 6 May 1904, died 10 September 1976. He married 6 June 1931, Glenna Mabel Bush, born 28 March 1909. Only child:
      1. Frederick Murray Wilcox, born 4 February 1934.
    2. Reta Winnifred Wilcox, born 4 June 1912. She married 5 December 1936, Harley Wilford Gliddon, born 27 August 1911, died 3 December 1957. Issue:
      1. Shirley Maxine Gliddon, born 31 March 1938. She married 13 June 1959, Thomas Gilvear, born 8 February 19__. Issue: Janet Lynn Gilvear, born 7 May 1960; Harry James Gilvear, born 28 April 1961.
      2. Wilfred James Richard Gliddon, born 27 August 1939. He married 9 May 1959, Kathleen Anne crossman, born 22 September 1940. Issue: Margaret Elaine Glidodn, born 14 October 1959; Merle Elizabeth Gliddon, born 26 March 1962; Wilfred James Richard Gliddon, born 6 July 1964.
      3. George Arthur Gliddon, born 20 June 1943., died 15 December 1969. He married 26 Janh. 1963, Barbara Ripley, born 11 October 19__. Issue: David Harley Gliddon, born 30 July 1953, died 21 May 1968; Karen Ann Gliddon, born 23 November 1964; George Arthur Gliddon, born 6 April 1968.
      4. Joyce Arlene Gliddon, born 8 December 1945. He married 17 July 1965, but subsequently divorced, Roland Sydney Rodwell. Only child: Michael Brennan Rodwell (? surname), born 31 December 1977.
      5. Donna Marie Gliddon, born 20 April 1950 (?). She married 11 December 1965, Robert Corson, born 25 November 1945. Issue: Michelle Marie Corson, born 5 July 1966; Cheryl Roberta Corson, born 15 February 1975.

32. William9 Wilcox, son of John Wilcox and Elizabeth Burkholder, was born 1834-35 (aged 34 in 1870, 45 in 1880) in Canada, and was still alive in 1880. He married by 1865, Margaret Duff, born 1840-41 (aged 29 in 1870, 39 in 1880) in Canada, living 1880. According to the Mitchell MS “went to British Columbia during the ‘Cariboo Gold Rush’ and later moved to Montana.” Like the family of his elder brother Allen Wilcox, they are found near Virginia City (it being given as their postal address) in the 1870 census, in which he is called a farmer.[245] They are found at Ruby Valley, Madison Co., in the 1880 census, in which he is called a carpenter, and in which his father’s birthplace is erreously given as Pennyslvania.[246] Known issue:

  1. Jessie Wilcox [female], born 1865-66 (aged 4 in 1870, 14 in 1880) in Montana, living with her parents in 1880.
  2. Lincoln A. Wilcox, born in October 1866 (per 1900 census) in Montana, died some time after the taking of the census on 9 April 1930, and apparently buried with his wife in Hillside Cemetery, Virginia City, but there is no date of death on the stone. He and his younger brother William were sharing a household on the Poor Farm, in Laurie Tp., Madison Co., in 1900, when he was a day laborer.[247] He married (as her second husband) after 1903, Sarah (“Sadie”) Ellen Dunn, born 14 April 1872 in Missouri, died 5 June 1958 at Flathead, Montana, and buried in Hillside Cemetery, Virginia City, widow (with issue) of William D. Hull (who was still alive in 1903), and daughter of Francis Marion Dunn and Eliza Jane Spray.[248] They were enumerated in Virginia Precinct, Madison Co., in the 1910 census, in which his occupation is given as teamster.[249] They were enumerated in Union Tp., Madison Co., in the 1930 census, in which his occupation is given as “none.”[250] It is not known whether they had issue, and none appear with them in 1910 or 1930.
  3. Jane Wilcox, born 1868-69 (aged 1 in 1870) in Montana; presumably died by 1880, as she does not appear with her parents in the census of that year.
  4. William Wilcox, born in December 1869 (per 1900 census), living 1906. He was living unarried with his brother Lincoln in 1900, when he was a livestock herder. He married 26 March 1906 at Silver Bow, Montana,[251] Rosie Grim.
  5. Allen Wilcox, born 1872-73 (aged 7 in 1880); married 30 April 1906 at Silver Bow, Montana,[252] Lillie Vanslette.

Unplaced Persons

The following persons probably or certainly belonged to the present family, but their position has not been determined:

John Wilcox, born probably no later than the 1790s. Annals of the Forty and WMLC (p. 17) list him as a son of Daniel Wilcox (our no. 6), but the chronology of their family is already very tight, including four children supposedly born between 1795 and 1801, and this reconstruction is barely acceptable as it stands without the insertion of another child in this period. However, the name John Wilcox gave to his son makes it clear that he belongs somewhere in this family. He married Anna ____. He lived in Grimsby Tp. He and his wife were members of the Clinton Presbyterian Church in 1818, and he served on the Grimsby Tp. Council in 1825, 1826, 1831, and 1837. Only known child:

  1. William Lanning Wilcox, born probably in 1824, baptized 30 January 1825 in Clinton Presbyterian Church. No further record found.

Daniel Wilcox, yeoman, born 1795-96 in Ontario, died 14 May 1873 in Grimsby Tp., of heart disease, aged 77 years.[253] He presumably lived near the town of Smithville, which is given as the address of his attending physician. There can be practically no doubt that this man was of the present family, but we have found no direct evidence concerning his parentage. As noted above, Annals of the Forty assigns a son Daniel, born 1796, to Daniel Wilcox and Mary McIntyre, but this seems to conflict with the existence of a son Daniel (1791-1800) for this couple. It would seem possible on chronological grounds that he could have been the son Daniel attributed to Benjamin Wilcox and Jemima McIntyre in the Mitchell MS, and who is said to have married Sarah Thompson.

Lanning Wilcox, who “may have been a son or grandson of Benjamin Sr. He was a member of the Presbyterian church at Clinton in 1818.”[254]

Isaac Wilcox. According to a history of Summerville, in Etobicoke township, “In 1867, just west of the creek and north of Dundas, the community added a substantial blacksmith shop; Contracted by Isaac Wilcox, it was built by Mr. Vokes, a master stonemason. In 1907, Robert Parton bought the blacksmith shop…. Incidentally, Isaac Wilcox was the son of Absalom Wilcox, who was noted to have sheltered William Lyon Mackenzie following the Rebellion of 1837. The family home was located just west of Summerville, on the north side of Dundas Street.”[255] However, Absalom Wilcox is not known to have had such a son.


Notes

1Jane Fletcher Fiske, “Edward Wilcox of Lincolnshire and Rhode Island,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register (hereafter NEHGR) 147 (1993): 188-91.
2For example in Alden G. Beaman, “A Line of Descent from Edward Wilcox of Portsmouth,” Rhode Island Genealogical Register, vol. 2, no. 3 (Oct. 1979), 91-100, at p. 91.
3“Wilcox,” Burke’s Landed Gentry, 16th ed. (1939), p. 2974.
4G. Andrews Moriarty, “One Branch of the Rhode Island Wilcox Family,” TAG 19 (1942): 23-31, 177; 24 (1947): 260 (correction).
5Frederick E. Crowell, “New Englanders in Nova Scotia” manuscript at NEHGS, vol. II, family no. 570 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,402,829].
6Lorraine Joyce (Midgley) Mitchell, “…Willcox Family Genealogy,” MS (on foolscap), 16 pp., dated 21 April 1981. The Mitchell MS cites as a source the Perkins Bull MS, which we have not personally seen.
7R. Janet Powell, Annals of the Forty, 10 vols. (Grimsby Historical Society, 1950-1959), 9:63-64.
8Cecelia and Roland Botting, Wilcoxes and McIntyres of Lincoln County [Ontario] (hereafter WMLC) (Tucson, Arizona, the authors, 197_). I regret passing up the opportunity of clarifying with the late Mrs. Botting (a first cousin to my maternal grandmother) the date of publication of this work. It was published later than their Comfort Families of America (1971), which it cites.
9It may be ordered at Long Point Settlers Genealogies.
10Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, 422; Fiske, loc. cit.
11Fiske, loc. cit.
12Fiske, loc. cit.
13Moriarty, in TAG 19:25.
14New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, translated by Arnold J.F. van Laer, 4 vols. (Baltimore, 1974), 3:334-35.
15Fiske.
16Fiske.
17G. Andrews Moriarty, “The Mayflower Ancestry of the Descendants of Daniel Wilcox of Portsmouth, R.I.,” NEHGR, 87 (1933): 73-74, citing Porstmouth Land Evidence Book, I, p. 16. (Note: the “Mayflower ancestry” of the title does not apply to the branch of the family treated in the present notes.)
18Moriarty, loc. cit., again citing Porstmouth Land Evidence Book, I, p. 16.
19Jane Fletcher Fiske, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: A Genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury … who came to Taunton, Massachusetts, in 1637, and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, in 1643, 2 vols. (Boxford, Mass.: the compiler, 1987), 1:35.
20For a very full abstract of his will see George Ernest Bowman, “Wilcox Notes,” Mayflower Descendant 16 (1914?): 239-43.
21The best account of him in print is now Jane Fletcher Fiske, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island (cited above), 1:67-9.
22Jane Fletcher Fiske, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island (cited above), 1:67-9.
23See for example James B. Thayer, “Presumptions and the Law of Evidence,” Harvard Law Review 3 (1889): 141-166, at pp. 151-52. Thayer notes that if the first spouse subsequently proved to be alive, this statute “did not validate the second marriage … it simply exempted a party from the statutory penalty [for bigamy].”
24G. Andrews Moriarty, “One Branch of the Rhode Island Wilcox Family,” cited above, at p. 29; Jane Fletcher Fiske, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island, 1:69. H.F. Johnston, in his magazine Your Ancestors, vol. 10 (1956?), p. 1267, erroneously claims that Daniel died testate and that his will was proved 10 October 1723 at Taunton. Such a will, if it exists, must clearly belong to another man than the present subject, as Daniel Wilcox of Dartmouth is explicitly stated to have died intestate in the order by which his widow was made his executor.
25H. L. Peter Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate Records, 1687-1745, 4:86, 90, 99, citing original records, 4:47, 107/8, 262/3.
26Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate Records, 1745-1762, 14:172-73, citing original records 14:578-581.
27G. Andrews Moriarty, “One Branch of the Rhode Island Wilcox Family,” cited above, at p. 30; Frederick E. Crowell, “New Englanders in Nova Scotia” manuscript at NEHGS, vol. II, family no. 570 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,402,829], although the statement therein that his son Benjamin (our ancestor) is the one of this name who went to Newport, N.S., is incorrect. William is treated very briefly and not with complete accuracy in H.F. Johnston’s magazine Your Ancestors, vol. 12 (1958?), p. 1423. He is also treated in Martha Scott Osborne, Wilcox/Wilcoxson Families of New England, rev. ed., 3 vols. (1993): 3:945.
28The existence of which is claimed in H.F. Johnston’s magazine Your Ancestors, vol. 12 (1958?), p. 1423.
29John Kermott Allen, George Allen of Weymouth, Mass., 1635, of Lynn, Mass., 1636, and of Sandwich, Mass., 1637-68; together with some of his descendants, typescript (1924), from a copy in the collection of the Genealogical Society of Utah, available online at http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cgi-bin/docviewer.exe? CISOROOT=/FamHist27&CISOPTR=17845, p. 98. This abstract is fuller and more literal than that given in H.L. Peter Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachussetts, Probate Records, 1745-1762, 14:169, citing original records, 14:529-24.
30The inventory, application for administration, and account of the estate of William Wilcox appear in H.L. Peter Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate Records, 1687-1745, 10: 342, 333, citing original records 10:473/4, 375/6; Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate Records, 1745-1762, 11: 7, citing original records 11:72/3/4.
31Conklin Mann, “Two Famous Descendants of John Cooke and Sarah Warren,” NYGBR 73 (1942): 160-66, which is however unfortunate in its title in that Churchill was not in fact descended from either of the persons mentioned therein. For some interesting comments on this matter see Eugene Aubrey Stratton, Applied Genealogy (1988), 147-49.
32It will be noticed that her mother Aaltje and her daughter Elizabeth each used “Elsie” as a nickname. What was Elsie Lanning’s true full name can therefore not be guessed.
33Elsie Lanning is identified in Lewis D. Cook, [The] Lanning Family of Newtown, Queens County, L.I., N.Y., and of Burlington, Hunterdon, Sussex, Warren, Mercer, and Cumberland Counties, N.J., and of North Carolina (1970 [?], typescript at Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,697,679, item 4]), p. 22. This work does not further identify her husband, Benjamin Wilcox.
34The Dartmouth connection is implied, for example, in the Halton-Peel Branch O.G.S. Newsletter, vol. 8, no. 3 (May 1983), p. 40, which makes Benjamin a brother of David Wilcox, of Green Valley, N.Y. A letter to the author of the article elicited some useful material but did not clarify the question of the evidence for the identification.
35Frederick E. Crowell, New Englanders in Nova Scotia, vol. II [MS section], family no. 570.
36“Benjamin Wilcox of Newport, Nova Scotia, in Jack Minard Sanford, President John Sanford of Boston, Masachusetts and Portsmouth, Rhode Island, 1605-1965, and his descendants…, revised ed. (privately printed, 1969), p. 371. Martha Scott Osborne, Wilcox/Wilcoxson Families of New England … a genealogical dictionary, revised ed., 3 vols. (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1993), 1:97; 3:878, endorses and reinforces Sanford’s analysis.
37This elder Stephen’s parents were Stephen Wilcox Jr., and Elizabeth Crandall, the father being of an entirely different branch of the Wilcoxes from those of Dartmouth. See Johnston, Your Family Tree, p. 1351, or better, Alden G. Beaman, “A Line of Descent from Edward Wilcox of Portsmouth,” Rhode Island Genealogical Register, vol. 2, no. 3 (Oct. 1979), 91-100, at pp. 91-3.
38John Victor Duncanson, Newport, Nova Scotia: A Rhode Island Township (Belleville, Ontario, 1985), in his treatment of the Wilcoxes of Newport in pp. 426-39, at p. 427. He refers explicitly to Crowell’s work on p. 426, but does not explain his rejection of it. This death notice was earlier abstracted in Terrence M. Punch (comp.), Nova Scotia Vital Statistics from Newspapers, 1813-1822 (Halifax, 1978), p. 10.
39“District of Nassau — Register of Lots in the Townships of that District,” in Report of the Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario, no. 3, (1905). Toronto, 1906, pp. 337-43, at pp. 341-2.
40… Report of the Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario, no. 19 (1930) (Toronto, 1931), p. 60. In The Correspondence of Lieut. Governor John Graves Simcoe, with allied documents relating to his administration of the government of Upper Canada, ed. E.A. Cruikshank, 5 vols. (Toronto: Ontario Historical Society, 1931), vol. 5, p. 199, this same text appears with the date misprinted as 1778.
41Smithville Town Minutes, quoted in Frank E. Page, The Story of Smithville (Welland, Ontario, 1923), p. 40.
42As implied WMLC (p. 20), where is stated that his elder brother Richard was “the youngest son of the family when they moved to Canada,” which was in 1787.
43WMLC, p. 1; Annals of the Forty, 8:41-45.
44For an account of his family see Annals of the Forty, 34, 41-5, to which the present notes owe a heavy debt.
45Annals of the Forty, 4:28-9.
461871 census of Ontario, Halton Co., 38B, 3:20.
47Annals of the Forty, 6:__.
48We have taken much of our data on her and her family from Ronald Cox's Ancestors, Cousins and their allied families, at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=roncox.
491871 census of Ontario, Halton Co., 38B, 2:29.
50David Kipp Conover, Conover Family History, at http://www.conovergenealogy.com/.
511871 Census of Ontario, Halton Co., 38B, 3:11.
52Wentworth County death registrations, 1883, no. 018311.
531881 Census of Canada, Ontario, Wentworth North, Flamborough East, Wentworth North, district 148, Subdistrict B, division 2, p. 60; Library and Archives of Canada microfilm no. C-13256, Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,892. The entry reads:
name cond. gender ethnicity age birthplace occupation --------------------------------------------------------------- John A. SMITH M M German 69 Ontario farmer Mary A. SMITH M F Irish 59 Ireland Elizabeth SMITH F German 27 Ontario Bertha SMITH F German 23 Ontario Rhuamy SMITH F German 21 Ontario Ketorah SMITH F German 21 Ontario Edwin SMITH M German 19 Ontario ==== Entire household Canadian Methodist.
54Wentworth County marriage registrations, 1871, unnumbered.
55Wentworth County marriage registrations, 1886, no. 012625.
56Wentworth County marriage registrations, 1886, no. 012635.
57Wentworth County marriage registrations, 1886, no. 013216.
58For this Beamer family see William C. Armstrong, Pioneer Families of Northwestern New Jersey (Baltimore, 1979), 7-13, at p. 9.
59Annals of the Forty, 3:51-8.
60See Vincent Needham, The Needham Family, available online at http://jrm.phys.ksu.edu//needham.html.
61Wentworth County marriage registrations, 1865, no. __.
62For her ancestry and a more detailed listing of her descendants see Cecelia and Roland Botting, Descendants of John Kennedy of Sussex County, New Jersey [3rd ed.] (the authors, 1989), at p. 10.
63For his ancestry see WMLC, p. 27, and Middleton, Province of Ontario, 3:299; 4:544. He was not of the same McIntyre family as Jemima and Mary McIntyre, the wives respectively of Benjamin and Daniel Wilcox.
64For his ancestry see Canadian German Folklore, 7 (1979): 93.
651871 census of Ontario, Halton Co., 38B, 2:34.
661871 census of Ontario, Halton Co., 38C, p. 37.
671871 census of Ontario, Halton Co., 38B, 2:35.
681871 census of Ontario, Halton Co., 38B, 2:35.
69For an account of this family see Annals of the Forty, 7:30-4, 40-1, 42.
70For an account of his family see Annals of the Forty, 5:56-8.
71According to the Mitchell MS. WMLC (p. 9) says “one source gives ca. 1761 as the year.” Johnston (p. 1424) says that he was baptized in 1769. Apart from these sources, we have used the memoir of his son, Allen, in Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Peel, Ontario (Toronto, 1877), p. 69, and Wm. Perkins Bull, From Brock to Currie: the military development and exploits of Canadians in general and of the men of Peel in particular, 1791 to 1930 (Toronto: The Perkins Bull Foundation, George J. McLeod Ltd., 1935), pp. 155-6. Available online at http://www.pinet.on.ca/peeldiglib/Page.asp?PageID=7210, whose statement that Absalom Wilcox’s wife Barbara Hull was “twenty-three years her husband’s junior” is clearly impossible given the birthdates of their children.
72As he is designated in “Return of Families who have this Season come into the Settlement of Niagara & who have taken their Oaths,” dated 17 September 1797, printed in E.A. Cruikshank, ed., Records of Niagara (Niagara Historical Society), no. 39, n.d., pp. 126-28.
73Charles Lindsey, The Life and Times of Wm. Lyon Mackenzie, 2 vols. (Toronto, 1862), 2:104.
74Wm. Perkins Bull, From Brock to Currie, cited above, pp. 155-6.
75His issue is dealt with only briefly in WMLC. Our main source is the Mitchell MS.
76Month illegible in Mitchell MS.
77Marriage announcement, Toronto Examiner, 14 October 1840, abstracted in Williams D. Reid, Marriage Notices of Ontario 1813-1854 (Lambertville, New Jersey: Hunterdon House, 1980), p. 230. This record calls the bride “Rachel, daughter of Absalom Willcox, of the township of Toronto.&rdqo;
78For these documents see Richard Dilts, Dilts Families, at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:2771876, citing, for the second of these, Donald A. McKenzie, More Notices From Methodist Papers, 1830-1857 (Lambertville, New Jersey: Hunterdon House, 1986), p. 301.
79Annals of the Forty, 6:__.
80W.R. Walker, Families connected to our Walker Families, available online at http://www.wrwalker.com/page16.html.
811852 Census of Canada, Canada West, district 22 (Lincoln County), subdistrict 207 (Grimsby Tp.), p. 93; PAC microfilm no. C-11736. The entry reads:
                       age next b'day
William Wilson  U.S.   39  carpenter
Margaret  "     Canada 39
Mary      "       "    14
Catherine "       "    13
George    "       "    10
Edwin     "       "     7
Susan     "       "     3
====
Family reported no religion
82WMLC, p. 10.
83WMLC, p. 26.
84“Report of persons recommended by Paul Averill with the lots wished for by them, and other circumstances relative to the township of Townsend,” in Report of the Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario, no. 20 (1931) (Toronto, 1932), pp. 11-15, at p. 13.
85We are grateful to Jim Isaak for this suggestion.
861852 census of Canada West, district 22 (Lincoln County), subdistrict 207 (Grimsby Township), p. 75; Library and Archives of Canada microfilm reel C-11736. The entry reads:
name            age  occupation
-------------------------------
Isaac Wilcox    52   farmer
Anne Wilcox     46
Israel Wilcox   15
Margaret Wilcox 19
Jane Wilcox     17
Harris Wilcox   12
Susan Wilcox     9
Aruba Wilcox     6
Eve Wilcox       2
=====
Entire family born in Canada; Prsbyterian.
87See Lowell S. Thomas, Mac/McPherson of PA and Related Families, at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=seadragon5, which is our main source for the children of John Book and Mary Wilcox, improving upon the account in Annals of the Forty, 3:56.
881881 Census of Ontario, Lincoln Co., Clinton Tp., district 145, subdistrict D, division 2, p. 37; PAC microfilm no. C-13255 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,891].
89Lincoln County marriage registrations, no. 4994-74.
90Myrna Perry informs us that the mother of Mary Jane Pysher was Lydia Ann Stewart, buried in Rockway Cemetery, daughter of David Willoughby Stewart and his wife Mary ____.
91Per Lowell S. Thomas, Mac/McPherson of PA and Related Families, as cited above.
92Lincoln County marriage registrations, 1888, no. 997161.
93WMLC, p. 12.
94We are grateful to Jim Isaak for this suggestion.
951852 census of Ontario, township 237 (Windham), PAC microfilm no. C-11741.
96We have followed the birth-dates given in WMLC (pp. 12-18). If that for Isaac Wilcox (here listed as child no. 4) is given correctly, he is out of order in WMLC, as he is placed as child no. 12; and note that the dates of birth given for him and his sister Jemima are only eleven months apart. The supposed daughter Mary (Wilcox) Book is a duplicate of no. 11.vii above.
97Such a date would be before his parents’ marriage.
98For an account of him and his ancestry see Comfort Families of America, p. 344.
99See Annals of the Forty, 8:57-8.
1001880 U.S. Federal Census, Michigan, Muskegon Co., Muskegon, 2nd Ward, p. 212C; National Archives microfilm no. T9-0597 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,254,597].
101For this Williams family see W.B. Gay, Historical Gazetteer of Tioga County, New York, 1785-1888 (Syracuse, 1887), pt. I, pp. 222-23; H.B. Pierce, History of Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins, and Schuyler Counties, New York, with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers (Philadelphia: 1879), p. 143.
1021881 Census of Ontario, Monck District, Gainsborough Tp., district 144, subdistrict B, division 1, p. 54; PAC microfilm no. C-13254 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,890].
103See also Page, The Story of Smithville, p. 82, where this family is briefly mentioned.
104Treherne Area History Committee, Tiger Hills to the Assiniboine (1976), p. 335.
105Henderson’s Directory of Manitoba … 1882, p. 548.
106“List of Electors of the Rural Municipality of South Norfolk, 1894,” reproduced in Tiger Hills to the Assiniboine, pp. 1-11.
107Manitoba marriage registrations, no. 1888-001036 and no. 1888-001527 (duplicate registrations).
108 1901 Census of Canada, Manitoba, District no. 8 (MacDonald), Subdistrict I (Norfolk), Division 5, p. 8; PAC microfilm no. T-6433. The entry reads, in part:
name              relat. gender cond. date of birth  age
--------------------------------------------------------
Williams Charles  head   Male   M     9  February  1859   42
Williams Carrie   wife   Female M     23 March 1859   42 
1906 Census of the Prairie Provinces, Manitoba, district no. 4 (Macdonald), Subdistrict 7 (Townships 7, 8, 9 in range 10 west), p. 3; PAC microfilm no. T-18355. The entry reads, in part:
Williams Charles  head M M 48 
Williams Caroline wife F M 48 
109See Annals of the Forty, 8:60, and the memoir of his wife’s nephew, George William Hansler, in HCW, pp. 475-76.
1101881 Census of Ontario, Monck District, Gainsborough Tp., district 144, subdistrict B, division 2, p. 49; PAC microfilm no. C-13254 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,890].
1111881 Census of Ontario, Wentworth Co., Hamilton, Ward 3, district 149, subdistrict C, division 1, p. 51; PAC microfilm no. C-13256 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,892].
112Page, The Story of Smithville, p. 76.
113Herbert George Todd, Armory and Lineages of Canada, 6th ed. (Yonkers, N.Y., 1917), 62-67, at p. 64.
1141881 Census of Ontario, Niagara District, Niagara, district 143, subdistrict A, division 2, p. 4; PAC microfilm no. C-13254 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,890].
1151881 Census of Ontario, Wentworth Co., Hamilton, Ward 3, district 149, subdistrict C, division 2, p. 13; PAC microfilm no. C-13256 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,892].
116Annals of the Forty, 2nd ed., 6:29-30; WMLC, p. 18.
117Information from Miles Krisman, who kindly supplied a correct of an erroneous statement respecting this man’s parentage in earlier versions on these notes.
118Information from Miles Krisman.
119There is a brief account of her in DGT, p. 29, but only as an unplaced person.
120The line of ancestry given for her through her mother in DGT, p. 2, is not acceptable, since…
121As we have noted in regard to her sister Azuba above, the ancestral line given to them in DGT, p. 2, is false.
122For transcriptions of his and his wife’s tombstone(s) see Old Windham Pioneer Cemetery Simcoe, Norfolk County, Ontario, at http://www.interment.net/data/canada/ontario/norfolk/windham/old_wind/. See in general WMLC, p. 20.
123Susan Dorris, “Benjamin Youngs, Windham, Norfolk,” at http://genforum.genealogy.com/youngs/messages/391.html.
1241851-52 Census of Canada West, Norfolk County, Townsend Tp., p. 73; Library and Archives of Canada microfilmn no. C-11741. The entry reads:
name occupation birthplace "age next birthday" ---------------------------------------------------------- Richard Wilcox ---- New Jersey 73 Sarah Wilcox " " 70 Phebe Wilcox Canada 26 ----- entire family Methodist
125Frederic Lathrop Colver, Colver-Culver genealogy; descendants of Edward Colver of Boston, Dedham, and Roxbury, Massachusetts, and New London, and Mystic, Connecticut (New York, 1910), does not account for these alleged Wilcox marriages, but shows (pp. 74, 92) two sons of Jabez Colver (born 1731), namely John Colver (born 1768), and Gabriel Colver (born 6 June 1774), as early settlers of Norfolk County.” In fact Jabez Collver (1731-1818) himself came to Canada, and is buried in the Old Windham Methodist churchyard, with his son John Colver (1768-1834), John’s widow Miriam Collver (1772-1852), and Gabriel’s widow, Martha Collver (ca. 1777-1866).
126Social Security Death Index.
127WMLC, p. 21.
128Whose wife’s name appears to be unknown; see Powell, Annals of the Forty, 6:__.
129Powell, Annals of the Forty, also makes them “in all probability” the parents of a James S. Lewis, who served in the war of 1812; but WMLC dismisses this suggestion without a mention, and we agree in rejecting as a son of Rachel (Wilcox) Lewis a man who clearly cannot have been born much later than 1795.
130So WMLC, p. 21.
131He is only briefly mentioned in WMLC, p. 9, but the Mitchell MS gives a detailed account of him and his issue.
1321861 Census of Canada, Ontario, Peel Co., Subdistrict no. 367 (Toronto Tp.), Division 3, p. 50; [Family History Library microfilm no. 349,319]. The entry reads:
name          age gender cond. birthpl. relig. occupation
---------------------------------------------------------
Willcox Isaac   28   M   M   Canada     W.M.   blacksmith
Willcox Ellen   23   F   M   Canada     W.M.
133She is only briefly mentioned in WMLC, p. 9, but the Mitchell MS gives an account of her and her issue.
134He is only briefly mentioned in WMLC, p. 10, but the Mitchell MS gives a detailed account of him and his issue.
135Month illegible in Mitchell MS.
136She is only briefly mentioned in WMLC, p. 10, but the Mitchell MS gives an account of her and her issue.
137He is only briefly mentioned in WMLC, p. 10, but the Mitchell MS gives a detailed account of him and his issue.
138WMLC says McLaughlin; Mitchell MS says Mulholland.
139He is only briefly mentioned in WMLC, p. 10, but the Mitchell MS gives a detailed account of him and his issue.
140Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Peel, Ontario (Toronto, 1877), p. 69; the accompanied signed photograph of him appears on p. 36.
141The Mitchell MS cites in support of this statement an article by Mrs. Charles Prudham in the Burlington Gazette of May 1944, which we have not seen.
142Charles Lindsey, The Life and Times of Wm. Lyon Mackenzie, 2 vols. (Toronto, 1862), 2:104.
1431861 Census of Canada, Ontario, Peel Co., Subdistrict no. 367 (Toronto Tp.), Division 3, p. 49; [Family History Library microfilm no. 349,319]. The entry reads:
name           age gender cond. birthpl. occuptation
-----------------------------------------------------
Willcox Allen     50   M   M   Canada    farmer
Willcox Elisa     45   F   M   Canada    
Willcox Charles   22   M   S   Canada    laborer
Willcox Candace   20   F   S   Canada
Willcox Elisa     17   M   S   Canada
Willcox [Absalom] 15   M   S   Canada    laborer
Willcox Jackson   13   M   S   Canada
Willcox Mary       9   F   S   Canada
Willcox Alice      8   F   S   Canada
Willcox Helen      5   F   S   Canada
----
Family was of "no religion"
144Wesleyan Methodist Baptisms, transcribed by Ida Reed, at >http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wjmartin/wesleyan.htm.
145Wesleyan Methodist Baptisms, transcribed by Ida Reed, at >http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wjmartin/wesleyan.htm.
1461880 U.S. Federal Census, Nebraska, Madison Co., Shell Creek, 520A; National Archives microfilm no. T9-0752 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,254,752]. The entry reads, in part:
name        relation cond. gender age  birthpl. father  mother  occupation
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Absalom L. Wilcox  self   M   M   36    Can.      Can.   Can.   farmer
Hannah A. Wilcox   other  M   F   40    Ohio      Ohio   Ohio   keeping House
Cora L. Wilcox     dau.   S   F    9    Nebraska  Can.   Ohio
147See Joyce Williams, Calvin Williams, available online at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:1242080.
1481881 Census of Canada, District 140 (Peel Co.), Subdistrict A (Toronto Tp.), Division 2, p. 34; Library and rchives Canada microfilm no. C-13252. The entry reads:
Name           cond. gender age   birthplace  occupation 
--------------------------------------------------------
Jackson Wilcox      M   M    34   Ontario     farmer
Francess A. Wilcox  M   F    22   Ontario
Mabel M. Wilcox         M*    0   Ontario
====
* sic in transcription; original record not checked
Entire family's ethnicity given as English; religion Church of England
149She is only briefly mentioned in WMLC, p. 10, but the Mitchell MS gives an account of her and her issue.
150York County marriage registrations, 1885, no. 014047.
151A biographical sketch of him in History of Toronto and County of York, (Toronto, 1885), 2:24, contains a long account of his parents:
His father [Robert Carroll] was born in the north of Ireland, where he acquired the building business with his father, who was a Government contractor for many years. He continued with him until he emigrated to Canada in the year 1831, and followed the same line of business in the City of Toronto until his death in the year 1868. His wife, Mary McCallen, was born in the same place. She was the daughter of a farmer, who was of Scotch descent, who now lives on Ontario Street, aged seventy-seven years. On leaving the Old Country they had one daughter, who died on the voyage out. While in York he had three sons, James, Matthew and Robert. James died in Lockport N.Y., to which place his parents moved from Canada, they lived there for six years, during which time three daughters were born, Mary Jane, Anne and Alvarina, the latter died in Buffalo, whither her parents had moved, after ten months trial of Pittsburgh, and where they resided over two years. They returned to Toronto in 1845, and made it their home for life, where another son was born, James W. (1845), who married Sarah Morrison, sister of James Morrison, brassfounder, Adelaide Street West. He went to Winnipeg, where he now resides with his wife and one son, having lost three daughters in Toronto. Matthew married in Toronto and made his home in New York, U.S., and died there in 1869, leaving a wife, son and one daughter, who now resides in Toronto. Mary Jane married J. Segsworth, wholesale jeweller and importer, Wellington Street East, near Yonge, son of John Segsworth, an old pioneer who emigrated from Yorkshire, England, to Little York in the year 1831, and who carried on a successful business as waggon-maker on Richmond Street West, from which he retired on a competency, and died in the old homestead in 1871. Mary Jane is now the mother of eleven children, ten of whom are now living with her and her husband at 137 Church Street. Anne was married to Mr. D.J. Bradley, from Yorkshire, England, engaged in the dry-goods line; she had seven children, four of whom are now alive, one son and three daughters.
152History of Toronto and County of York (Toronto, 1885), 2:24. Paragraphing added.
153Upper Canada Land Petitions "W" Bundle 12, 1819-1920, R.G. 1, L 3, Vol. 527 (a), from a copy kindly supplied by Jim Isaak, of Beamsville, Ontario.
1541851-1852 census of Canada West, district 22 (Lincoln County), subdistrict 207 (Grimsby Township), enumeration district 7, p. 15; Library and Archives Canada microfilm reel C-11736. The entry reads:
name            age occupation
------------------------------
Daniel Wilcox   56  farmer
Sarah Wilcox    51
Bertram Wilcox  24
Ramsey Wilcox   21
Richard Wilcox  19
Daniel Wilcox   16
James A. Wilcox 12
Hanna M. Wilcox 26
Jane Wilcox     14
=====
Entire family born in Canada; gives religion as "none"
1551861 Census of Canada West, Norfolk County, Townsend Tonship, enumeration district 3, p. 63 (of stamped numbering); Library and Archives Canada microfilm reel no. C-1053.
156WMLC, pp. 10-11.
1571881 Census of Ontario, Lincoln Co., Clinton Tp., district 145, subdistrict D, division 2, p. 28; PAC microfilm no. C-13255 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,891].
158Ontario Marriage Index.
159Lincoln County marriage registrations, no. 006802-83.
160Lincoln County marriage registrations, no. 7622-96.
161The maiden surname of Amanda (Crow) McPherson was supplied by a great-granddaughter, Beverly Letford, who says Amanda is supposed to have been aboriginal.
162Lincoln County marriage registrations, vol. 33, p. 77.
163Ontario Marriage Index.
164Avonhurst Cemetery, at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansacem/avonhurst.html.
1651881 Census of Canada, Ontario, District 151 (Wellington South), Subdistrict D (Eramosa), division 3, p. 11. The entry reads
name            age  occupation
-------------------------------
David Wilcox     37  labourer
Harriet Wilcox   37
Roland Wilcox    12
Franklin Wilcox  11
Mary Wilcox       9
Anabel Wilcox     7
Marjery Wilcox    5
-----
Entire family of Scottish origin [sic], Presbyterian in religion.
166Bruce County marriage registrations, 1891, no. 001677.
167Wellington County marriage registrations, 1891, no. 012413.
168Lincoln County marriage registrations, vol. 1, p. 351.
169Information from Nan Miller, correcting an earlier version of this page.
170Information from Nan Miller.
171Lincoln County marriage registrations, no. 5988-77.
172Lincoln County marriage registrations, no. 9963-99.
173Lincoln County marriage registrations, no. 1046-73.
174Death notice from an unidentified newspaper, from a copy kindly supplied by Shirley (Hodgkins) Lockhart.
1751881 Census of Ontario, Lincoln Co., Clinton Tp., district 145, subdistrict D, division 2, p. 28; PAC microfilm no. C-13255 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,891].
176Death notice from an unidentified newspaper, from a copy kindly supplied by Shirley (Hodgkins) Lockhart. It is undated, but states that the deceased “was the daughter of the late Daneil and Mrs. Wilcox” and that “her mother Mrs. Mary K. Wilcox, died February 25, last.”
177Lincoln County death registrations, 1876, no. 037839.
178WMLC, p. 11.
179Ontario Death records, 1901, no. 016428.
1801881 Census of Ontario, Lincoln Co., Clinton Tp., district 145, subdistrict D, division 2, p. 28; PAC microfilm no. C-13255 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,891].
181Lincoln County death registrations, no. 1907-017946.
182Information from a great-granddaughter, Wilma McQueen.
183Ontario Marriage Index.
184Brant County marriage registrations, 1894, no. 001369.
185Brant County birth registrations, no. 001265.
186Lincoln County death registrations, 1913, no. 020515.
187She is not accounted for in Cecelia and Roland Botting, The Deans of Gainsboro Township (s.l., n.d.).
1881881 Census of Canada, Ontario, district 145 (Lincoln County), subdistrict E (Grimsby Township), division 2, p. 4; PAC microfilm no. C-13255 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,891]. The entry reads:
John J. Willcox  M  Male     English   42  farmer
Mary      "      M  Female   English   33
Lynnie    "         Female   Dutch [!]  5          
Eva E.    "         Female   Dutch [!]  2          
====
Entire family born in Ontario; Canadian Presbyterian in religion
189Lincoln County birth registrations, 1875, no. 011092.
190Lincoln County marriage registrations, no. 5268-75.
191Lincoln County marriage registrations, 1880, no. __.
192Isaac Jarvis, aged 22 years, born in Ancaster Township and residing in Saltfleet Township, son of F.S. Jarvis and Anna ____, married 8 December 1858 in Wentworth Co., Catherine M. Patterson, aged 22 years, born in Ireland and residing in Glandford Township, daughter of James Patterson and Elizabeth ____. (Lincoln County marriage registrations, 1858, no. ____.
1931881 Census of Canada, Ontario, District 145 (Lincoln Co.), Sub-district D (Clinton Tp.), Division 2, p. 30; Library and Archives Canada microfilm no. C-13255 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,891. The entry reads:
name            cond. gender age  birthplace  occupation
---------------------------------------------------------
Isaac Jarvis        M    M    44   Ontario    farmer
Melinda Jarvis      M    F    40   Ontario
Frederick S. Jarvis      M    18   Ontario
Orlando V Jarvis         M    16   Ontario
Walter M. Jarvis         M     7   Ontario
====
Entire household's ethnicity Irish, religion Canadian Methodist
194Norfolk County marriages, vol. 24, p. 202, which spells the bride’s name Servilla.
1951881 Census of Canada, Ontario, District 159 (Brant South), Subdistrict B (Burford township), Division 1, p. 28; Library and Archives of Canada microfilm no. C-13263 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,899]. The entry reads:
name        cond.  gender ethnicity  age  birthplace  religion occupation
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
William Wilcox   M   M    Scottish   37   Ontario     Weslyan Methodist   farmer
Sevilla Wilcox   M   F    Scottish   33   Ontario     Weslyan Methodist  
196Lincoln County marriage registrations, no. 7372-89.
1971901 Census of Canada, Ontario, district no. 85 (Lincoln and Niagara), subdistrict C (Gainsborough Tp.), division 2, p. 4. The entry reads:
                                          origin
Thomas Hodgkins  head    10 December  1831  69 Scottish  farmer
Eliza C.   "     wife    20 October  1848  52 English   ----
Elmon J.   "     son     28 May   1867  33 Scottish  farmer
Benjamin   "     son     17 July  1878  22    "      ----
Arsula L. Wilcox boarder 22 August  1870  30 Engish    ----
Pearl      "     boarder 11 April 1895   5    "      ----
====
All born in Ontario; all Presbyterian
1981911 Census of Canada, Ontario, Ontario, district no. 93 (Lincoln), subdistrict no. 16 (Gainsboro), p. 5. The entry reads:
Thomas Hodgkins  head       December  1831  79  farmer
Eliza C.  "      wife       October  1848  62  ----
Elmon J.  "      son        May   1867  44  labourer
Arsula Wilcox    step-dau.  August  1870  40  ....*
Pearl     "      step-niece April 1895  16  ----
====
All born in Ontario; all of English origin and Canadian
nationality; all Presbyterian
* illegible
199Lincoln County marriage registrations, 1896, no. 7608.
200Lincoln County marriage registrations, 1912, no. 012620.
201The date is given explicitly both in his death record and in his death notice, which are supported by the age of 30 reported for him in the 1881 census. Thus the statement in WMLC that he was born in 1841 is incorrect.
202Lincoln County death registrations, 1933, no. 022045, naming his parents as Benjamin Wilcox and Hannah Patterson.
203I.e. between the birth of her daughter Maud in 1875, and the taking of the 1881 census.
204Lincoln County death registrations, 1931, no. 022313. The record contains the maiden surname of her mother, but it has been written over so many times that it is illegible.
205Lincoln County birth registrations, 1875, no. 010995.
206Lincoln County marriage registrations, 1895, no. 007370.
2071881 Census of Ontario, Lincoln Co., Grimsby Tp., district 145, subdistrict E, division 2, p. 3; PAC microfilm no. C-13255 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,891]. The entry reads:
Milton E. Willcox  M  Male   Scottish  30  farmer   Can. Presb.
Rebecka E.    "    M  Female Scottish  39           Can. Presb.
Maud M.       "       Female Scottish   5        
Wm. Simmerman      M  Male   Dutch     60  labourer  C. of E.  
====
Entire household born in Ontario
208Death notice of M.E. Wilcox, from an unidentified and undated newspaper, kindly supplied by Shirley (Hodgkins) Lockhart.
209Lincoln County birth registrations, 1882, no. 018437.
210Lincoln County marriage registrations, 1883, no. 006804.
211Lincoln County marriage registrations, 1916, no. 013890.
212Lincoln County marriage registrations, no. 006064-77.
213Lincoln County marriage registrations, no. 006785-85.
214Lincoln County death registrations, 1933, no. 021732.
215Death notice from an unidentified and undated newspaper, from a copy kindly supplied by Shirley (Hodgkins) Lockhart.
216An undated clipping from an unidentified newspaper, supplied by Shirley (Hodgkins) Lockhart, reads: “In loving memory of Mrs. Eliza Wilcox, who departed this life April 23rd, 1933 … ever remembered by Ellen and family.”
217Information from Shirley (Hodgkins) Lockhart.
218Lincoln County birth registrations, 1890, no. 018516.
219Lincoln County birth registrations, 1892, no. 017785.
220Lincoln County birth registrations, 1895, no. 017694.
221Lincoln County birth registrations, 1897, no. 024106.
222Lincoln County marriage registrations, no. 6577-82.
223Lincoln County marriage registrations, no. 6544-81.
224WMLC, p. 12.
225WMLC, p. 17.
2261881 Census of Ontario, Lincoln Co., Grimsby Tp., district 145, subdistrict E, division 2, p. 9; PAC microfilm no. C-13255 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,891].
2271881 Census of Ontario, Lincoln Co., Grimsby Tp., district 145, subdistrict E, division 2, p. 25; PAC microfilm no. C-13255 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,891].
228Lincoln County marriage registrations, no. 6637-84.
2291881 Census of Ontario, Lincoln Co., Grimsby Tp., district 145, subdistrict E, division 2, p. 9; PAC microfilm no. C-13255 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,891].
230Ontario Marriage Index.
231Ontario Marriage Index.
232Lincoln County marriage registrations, no. 1062-73.
233There is some account of the Ryersons in Edward Marion Chadwick, Ontarian Families, 2 vols. (1898), 2:15-20, although its account of the Rev. William Ryerson is very weak and does not give the name of his wife. There are much better accounts in E.A. Owen, Pioneer Sketches of Long Point Settlement (1898), 62-71, where Phoebe Ryerson and her husband Allen Wilcox are mentioned on p. 70; in Albert Winslow Ryerson, The Ryerson Genealogy (Chicago, 1916), 112; and especially in Phyllis A. Ryerse and Thomas A. Ryerson, The Ryerse-Ryerson Family, 1574-1994 (Ingersoll, Ontairo, 1994), pp. 297, 309 (where the first five children of Allen Wilcox and Phoebe Ryerson are named). For Mary Griffin see Justus A. Griffin, Ancestors and Descendents [sic] of Richard Griffin of Smithville, Ont. (Hamilton, Ontario, 1924), p. 32.
234Egbert Americus Owen, Pioneer sketches of Long Point settlement; or, Norfolk’s foundation builders and their family genealogies (Toronto, 1898), p. 70, q.v. for further details of the family of Phoebe Ryerson. He gives the name as Mary Griffin as May Griffin.
2351870 U.S. Federal Census, Montana, Madison Co. [town or township not stated], pp. 25-26; roll M593_827, folio 252 [of modern stamped numbering, both sides]. The entry reads:
                                   birthplace
---------------------------------------------
Allen Wilcox  46  married carpenter     Canada  
=== (page break) ===               Canada
P.A.  Wilcox  43  f  keeping house   "
Octavia    "  17  f  at home         "
Ellen      "  15  f    "             "
Mary       "  13  f    "             "
William A. "   6  m    "             "
2361880 U.S. Federal Census, Montana, Madison Co., Pony, p. 23. The entry reads:
                                      b.p.  father's   mother's
----------------------------------------------------------------
Allen Wilcox m 55 head stock grower  Canada New Jersey Canada
P.A.W.  "    f 53 wife keeping house Canada N.B.       Canada
Wm. A.  "    m 16 son  asst. at home Canada Canada     N.Jersey*
====
* this is surely an error.
237She was aged 6 in 1861 and 15 in 1870, and therefore the birthdate of Jan. 1858 given for her in the 1900 census cannot be correct.
2381880 U.S. Federal Census, Montana, Madison County, Harrison Tp., p. 354D; National Archives microfilm no. T9-0742 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,254,742]. The entry reads:
O.W. Jay     head  M  M  36  Ohio    N.Y. N.Y. farmer
Helen Jay    wife  M  F  24  Can.    Can. Can. keeping house
Lily M. Jay  dau.  S  F   5  Montana Ohio Can.
Orson A. Jay son   S  M   3  Montana Ohio Can.
2391900 U.S. Federal Census, Montana, Madison Co., Fergus, enumeration district 55, sheet 1A; roll T623 913. The entry reads:
                                                    father   mother
Helen J. Jay     head   wid. Jan.  1858  42 C.E.*   C.E.     C.E.
  farmer
Orson A. Jay     son    s.   September 1876  23 Montana Colorado C.E.
  farmer
Daniel W. Munro  **     mar. October  1872  27 C.E.    Can.     C.E.
  farmer
Lillian M. Munro dau.   mar. February  1875  25 Montana Colorado C.E.
Phoebe A. Wilcox mother wid. September 1828  81 C.E.    C.E.+    C.E.
====
* C.E. = English Canada
** son-in-law
+ "Nova Scotia" is stricken out
Immigation dates: Helen J. Jay and Phoebe A. Wilcox in 1868;
Daniel W. Munro in 1884
240His birthdate is given as 3 September 1875 in his draft registration, but as September 1876 in the 1900 census.
2411910 U.S Federal Census, Montana, Madison Co., Harrison Tp., Pony, enumeration district 52, sheet 12B; roll T624_834. The microfilm is severely out of focus here. The entry reads, so far as we can tell:
                                    father  mother
Orson A. Jay      head 31  Montana  Penn.*  C.E.
  farmer
Olga Jay          wife 26  ....     ....     ....
Catharine [?] Jay dau.  5  Montana  Montana  ....
Dorothy Jay       dau.  3  Montana  Montana
Margarett C ....  +    56  ....     .....
====
Entire family is of English origin. There are two more 
persons in the household who do no not appear to have 
been family members.
* This is quite unlikely
+ mother-in-law
242World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, which gives his age as 43.
2431881 Census of Canada, Ontario, district 147 (Wentworth South), subdistrict B (Binbrook Tp.), division 1, p. 28; PAC microfilm no. C-13255 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,375,891]. The entry reads:
John Wilcox M Male   German   49  farmer
Ann      "  M Female Scottish 45
Clara    "    Female German   18
John     "    Male   German   16  [farmer's] son
Walter   "    Male   German   15  farmer's son
Allen    "    Male   German   14  farmer's son
Charles  "    Male   German   12
Fredrick "    Male   German    9
====
Entire family born in Ontario [an error in the case of Ann],
and Canadian Methodist in religion

2441891 Census of Canada, Ontairo, Wentworth County, Binbrook Tp., division 1, p. 14; PAC microfilm no. T-6378. The entry reads:
                        father mother
John Willcox  Ontario   U.S.   Ont.   farmer
Annie   "     Scotland  Scot.  Scot.
Clara   "     Ontario   Ont.   Ont.
John    "     Ontario   Ont.   Ont.   farmer
Watson* "     Ontario   Ont.   Ont.      "
Allan   "     Ontario   Ont.   Ont.   student
Charles "     Ontario   Ont.   Ont.   farmer
Fred    "     Ontario   Ont.   Ont.      "
====
Entire family Methodist in religion
* an error for Walter
2451870 U.S. Federal Census, Montana, Madison Co. [town or township not stated], p. 44; roll M593_827, folio 261 [of modern stamped numbering]. The entry reads:
                                  birthplace
---------------------------------------------
William Wilcox   34 m  farmer        Canada
Margaret Wilcox  29 f  keeping house Canada 
Jesse Wilcox      4 f  ----          Montana
Lincoln Wilcox    3 m  ----          Montana
Jane Wilcox       1 f  ----          Montana
William Wilcox 8/12 m  at home       Montana
2461880 U.S. Federal Census, Montana, Madison Co., Ruby Valley, p. 18. The entry reads:
                                         b.p.  father's  mother's 
------------------------------------------------------------------
William Wilcox m 45 [head] carpenter     Canada   Penn.*   Can.
Margaret   "   f 39 wife   keeping house Canada   Scotland Can.
Jessie     "   f 14 dau.   stays at home Montana  Canada   Can.
Lincoln    "   m 13 son    ----          Montana  Canada   Can.
John       "   m 11 son    ----          Montana  Canada   Can.
William    "   m  9 son    ----          Montana  Canada   Can.
Allen      "   m  7 son    ----          Montana  Canada   Can.
====
* [this is obviously a mistake]
2471900 U.S. Federal Census, Montana, Madison Co., Laurie Tp., enumeration district 53; roll T623_913, sheet 9A. The entry reads:
                  gender b.d.    age b.p.    fa.  mo. occupation
----------------------------------------------------------------
Lincoln Wilcox partner m Oct.1866 33 Montana Can. Can. day
                                                         laborer
William  "     partner m Dec.1869 30 Montana Can. Can. stock
                                                          herder
248Ancestors of Jim Terry, available online at http://users.legacyfamilytree.com/Dunn-Terry/.
2491910 U.S. Federal Census, Madison Co., Virginia Precinct, enumeration district 47; series T624, roll 834, sheet 11B. The entry reads:
                    b.p.        father's  mother's ethn.  occ.
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Lincoln A. Wilcox head m 43 Montana  Unknown   Unknown  Eng.
                                                            teamster
Sarah E.   "      wife f 37 Missouri Tennessee Nebraska Eng.
                                                            none
2501930 U.S. Federal Census, Montana, Madison Co., Union Tp., enumeation district 18; roll 1258, sheet 2A. The entry reads:
                    b.p.     father's  mother's occupation
Lincoln Wilcox head m 63 Montana  Eng.Can.  Eng.Can. none
Sarah E.  "    wife f 57 Missouri Tennessee Nebraska none
251Patrons’s submission record, indexed in IGI.
252Patrons’s submission record, indexed in IGI.
253Lincoln County death registrations, 1873, no. 034742.
254Powell, Annals of the Forty, 9:64.
255Mississaugua Heritage Foundation, The Lost Village of Summerville, available online at http://www5.mississauga.ca/heritage/new/summerville.htm.

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