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John Wilcoxson, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Bryan's Station, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Cause of death: Killed by Indians at battle
Immediate Family:

Son of George Wilcoxson and Elizabeth Wilcoxson
Husband of Sarah Cassandra Wilcoxson
Father of Nancy Greer; George WILCOXSON; Elizabeth Cutbirth; John WILCOXSON, Jr; Israel WILCOXSON and 9 others
Brother of George Wilcoxson; Issac Wilcoxson; Mary Wilcoxson; Hannah Wilcoxson and David Wilcoxson

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About John Wilcoxson, Sr.

aka John Wilcoxson, DAR Ancestor #A126458

John was a soldier from Virginia during the Revolutionary War. Verification through DAR Patriot Index p. 743.

John was not a Quaker but a "worldling" and the wedding was held outside the circle of the Friends. In July, Squire and Sarah were roundly criticized. (See pages 23 & 24 Daniel Boone by John Mack Fargher.

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Also, he was rumored to die 3 February 1782 at or near Bryan Station, Fayette County, Kentucky. Other records give evidence for a later date in North Carolina, such as 1798-1805.

MARRIAGE OF SARAH (BOONE) WILCOCKSON

MOVEMENT AWAY FROM PENNSYLVANIA

Sarah Boone was a Pennsylvania Quaker, and was condemned when she married outside her church to John Willcockson. They possibly migrated to North Carolina with the Squire Boone family between 1750 and 1758. A question arises whether they stopped a year or two in Western Virginia before moving on to North Carolina. Later they moved to Kentucky and then returned to North Carolina.

JOHN WILCOXSON IN NORTH CAROLINA RECORDS

On 9 January 1765, Rowan County court books ordered the appointment of overseers for a road, which included John Willcox to cover the road from the South Yadkin to Israel Boons old place. Later in 9 May 1765, John Willcockson witnessed a deed by David Jones to Edmond Dedman in Rowan County.

The March 1772 Rowan Count ordered John Luckey, Robert Johnson, Samuel Luckey, William and James and Morgan Bryan, JOHN WILCOCKS, James Brown, Theops Morgan, Thomas and Will Willson and Luke Lee to lay off a road from the road leading from Salisbury to the shoals of the Yadkin River. Then they were to do the same between Second and Third Creek with this road running towards Renshaws Ford on the South River, then along the dividing ridge between Rocky and Hunting Creek, until it intersected Hunting Creek, and from the head of the creek to the next ford above Widow Backis on the main Yadkin River, known as Samuel Bryants Bottom.

DEEDS OF JOHN WILCOCKSON

9 October 1779. #2328. John Wilcockson has a land entry request for 640 acres on Bear Creek, including his improvement and the old survey run by James Cailer (Koller?). This is probably State of North Carolina land grant #342, granted 10 October 1788.

9 January 1780, Warrant. Entry #2295. John Wilcockson is granted 640 acres on both sides of Bear Creek, in Rowan County, adjacent Benleys corner and Thomas Mansfields corner. North Carolina Grant #959, surveyed 22 February 1783, and signed John J Wilcockson.

10 October 1783, the State of North Carolina Grant #861 titled 640 acres to John Wilcockson on both sides of Bear Creek, adjacent Bentley and Thomas Maxfield.

DEEDS MENTIONING JOHN WILCOCKSON

21 March 1780, Daniel Lewis was granted 100 acres on Bear Creek adjacent to Benjamin Bartley, Abraham Wiltey, John Wilcockson, and John McElhaney.

1 August 1783, #2602. Thomas Maxwell was deeded 150 acres on Bear Creek adjacent to John Wilcockson, Senior.

1 September 1783, Thomas Maxwell was also granted by the State #645, 327 acres on the west side of Bear Creek adjacent John Wilcockson and his former survey.

Bear Creek is northwest of Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, by about 20 miles in Davie County. An explanation is needed for these deeds. John Granville, who never saw his vast North Carolina lands, died in 1763, forcing his land offices to close. Consequently, it was not possible for a settler to obtain a land title between 1763 and 1778 within the Granville area. In 1778, this changed and a claim for land could be entered in county records, because British land rights ceased during the American Revolution.

Our first clue when John Wilcockson left Rowan County comes in August 8, 1778, when John Willcoxon, Sr. and son Samuel Willcoxson are named nonjurors (no-shows) in Captain Lyons District.

WILCOCKSONS IN EARLY KENTUCKY

John Wilcoxson moved to Kentucky, possibly between 1778 and 1782 and was noted at Fort Boonesborough, or living nearby. Future research may better define the dates. An entry (below) by the Daughters of the American Revolution states John Wilcoxson was a soldier of Virginia, which must mean Kentucky County, Virginia. What do they mean by soldier? Do they know something we have not found yet?

From Daughter of the American Revolution in their Centennial Edition, Part III

John Wilcoxson, Senior: born about 1720 in Pennsylvania and died 26 February 1798 in North Carolina. Married Sarah Boone. Soldier Virginia.

Sarah (Boone) Wilcoxson: Born 7 June1724 in Pennsylvania and died 1815 Kentucky. Married John Wilcoxson. Patriotic service, Virginia.

There is a large monument at Fort Boonesborough, with the names of the settlers on it. Both John Wilcoxson and his wife, Sarah, are engraved on this monument, which is most impressive.

The children of John Wilcoxson, Sr. also came to early Kentucky, with Samuel Wilcoxson in 1775 and 1785, Rachel (Wilcoxson) Bryant in 1775, Daniel Wilcoxson by 1777, Israel Wilcoxson by 1779, John Wilcoxson, Jr., by 1780, Elizabeth (Wilcoxson) Cutbirth by 1790. A few stayed in Kentucky, such as Daniel Wilcoxson and Israel Wilcoxson, and others such as Samuel Wilcoxson returned to North Carolina. This is an impressive list for such an early date in Kentucky (statehood in 1792)!

In September 1778 at Fort Boonesborough, 440 Indians and 12 French-Canadians surrounded the fort and demanded surrender while displaying British and French flags. The Indians were lead by the Shawnee Chief Blackfish; Lieutenant-Governor Hamilton who sent them out to demand surrender of the Kentuckians and bring them back to Detroit as subjects of the King. The fort only had about 60 men and boys to defend it, and yet the settlers voted to fight, instead of surrender. For two days, Daniel Boone pretended to negotiate a treaty while the settlers slipped in food, cattle, hogs, horses and supplies into the fort. Finally, after the Indians attempted to grab the Kentuckians at the negotiations, the battle for Fort Boonesborough began. They attempted to torch the fort, pretended they had left the area, and began several tunnels from the riverbank into the fort. So desperate were the settlers that Daniel fashioned two wooden canons out of logs. One cannon managed to get off one shot before it burst. Little food was left after a week of fighting. Then a heavy rain developed one night, and when it ceased, the sound of digging in the tunnel could no longer be heard. The heavy rain caved-in the tunnels and caused the Shawnee Indians to quit the 9 to 11 day siege. The following morning, the people from Fort Boonesborough came out and searched the woods for Indians, but they had gone.

John Wilcockson was probably at Fort Boonesborough after this battle, between the years 1778 to 1783. Wilcockson settlers at Fort Boonesborough were:

William Billy Wilcox (son of George Wilcockson, born ~1725).

Daniel Wilcoxon, Sr.

Elizabeth Wilcockson, who married Benjamin Cutbirth.

John and Sarah Sally (Boone) Wilcoxon, Sr.

Rachel Wilcoxon, who married William Bryant.

      (From Early Settlers of Fort Boonesborough, by H. Thomas Tudor, 1995) 

Bryan Station is another settlement that some Wilcoxsons Daniel Wilcoxson, Sr. and Israel Wilcoxson lived at or nearby. The station was about 5 miles northeast of present-day Lexington, Kentucky, on the southern bank of the North Fork of Elkhorn. The Bryans settled at the Station in 1779, but a cabin had been built by Joseph Bryan, a son-in-law of Col. Daniel Boone, in 1776. The history of Bryan Station included a number of Indian attacks. In one of the worst attacks in 1782, the women of the Station prevented its fiery destruction by carrying badly needed buckets of water from the spring to the station while surrounded by Indians. A memorial exists for their efforts. Men at the Station included Daniel Wilcoxen, son of John Sr. Daniel Wilcoxen was in Captain in Holders Company on 10 June 1779.


There is confusion on the name of Bryans Station. In 1779 and 1780, eight Bryans made 13,000 acres of land entries near the Station. Joseph, William, John, and James Bryant entered an additional 6,000 acres. The names Bryan, Bryans, Bryants, and Bryant Station, were used at different times by Daniel Boone.


WILCOCKSONS MOVE BACK IN NORTH CAROLINA 1783


John is said to return to North Carolina by 1783, and lived in North Carolina until 1798 or beyond. John Wilcoxon, Sr. is recorded on the U.S. Census of 1790 Rowan County, North Carolina, with his wife and one male under age sixteen. In 1798, the last of his lands in Rowan County were sold to his son, William (witnessed by son, Samuel, and grandson, Squire Willcockson). He probably died shortly after this.


      

LAST DEEDS OF JOHN WILLCOCKSON


26 February 1798. John Willcockson, of Rowan County, North Carolina, deeded to William Willcockson of Rowan County, for 525 pounds a parcel of land containing 165 acres on both sides of Bear Creek...part of tract of 640 acres granted unto Jacob Koller, conveyed by J. Koller to John Willockson and now by John Willcockson to William Willcockson. Witnesses were Samuel Wilcockson and Squire Willcockson. Signed: John (x) Willcockson. (Rowan County Deed Book 19, page 254)


    26 February 1798.  John Willcockson of Rowan County, North Carolina deeded to William Willcockson for 250 pounds, estimation of 160 acres on Bear Creek including John Rowlands line, now Edward Parkers to Jacob Keller corner.  Witnesses were  Samuel Willockson and Squire Willcockson.  Signed John (x) Willcockson.  (19:256)

    

Sarah Boone Wilcoxson died at the home of her daughter, Elizabeth Cutbirth in 1815 in Madison County, Kentucky. ...No will of either Sarah (Boone) Wilcoxson or her husband John have been found, and no complete list of this children (From The Boone Family A genealogical History of Descendants of George and Mary Boone, by Hazel A. Spraker, 1923). This is disputed, as the Cutbirth family was thought to be living in Tennessee at this time.


John Willcoxen died in Rowan County, North Carolina, after which she removed to Kentucky with her Grandson, Jesse Boon Willcoxen, with whom she lived until her death which took place in the year 1814, at the age of about 97 years. (From a 1861 letter by Jeremiah F. Willcoxen to Lyman Draper in Draper Manuscript Collection, courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Series C, Volume 24.). Another source stated that Sarah was probably buried in or near Jesse B. Wilcoxsons farm in southern Clark County, Kentucky, not far from Boonesboro. Jesse (~1780) is believed to be the son of Samuel Wilcoxson (1755).


JOHN AND SARAH WILCOCKSON -

OLDEST ORIGINAL LOG HOUSE IN DAVIE COUNTY, N.C.


           Apparently, the original log cabin of John and Sarah Wilcockson, thought built between 1752 and 1756 on south end of Bear Creek, has survived in Davie County, and over the years has been incorporated into newer sections of a larger private home.  The original part of the house was a 17 x 33 foot room with floor planks three inches thick and over 1 foot wide, with a narrow staircase to the attic.   The location of the house was not given, and is not open to the public.  (From Salisbury Sunday Post, 1B, 3 August 1975, article by Gordon Tomlinson, courtesy of Pat Frunzi) 

CHILDREN OF JOHN AND SARAH WILCOCKSON


Children the list varies in numbers and names and suggests more research is needed. No will or probate has been found for John or Sarah Willcockson. As to their children, even Hazel A. Spraker wrote that there wasnt a complete list of names. Jermaiah F. Willcoxen, in an 1861 letter to Lyman Draper, named six sons and four daughters of Samuel Wilcockson (From Draper Manuscript Collection, courtesy of Wisconsin Historical Society, Series C. Volume 24). Missing on his list is David Wilcoxson and George Wilcoxson. Also notice the similar 1755 birth year for Daniel Wilcockson, Jr., and Samuel Wilcockson.

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John was a soldier from Virginia during the Revolutionary War. Verification through DAR Patriot Index p. 743.

John was not a Quaker but a "worldling" and the wedding was held outside the circle of the Friends. In July, Squire and Sarah were roundly criticized. (See pages 23 & 24 Daniel Boone by John Mack Fargher.

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Also, he was rumored to die 3 February 1782 at or near Bryan Station, Fayette County, Kentucky. Other records give evidence for a later date in North Carolina, such as 1798-1805.

MARRIAGE OF SARAH (BOONE) WILCOCKSON

MOVEMENT AWAY FROM PENNSYLVANIA

Sarah Boone was a Pennsylvania Quaker, and was condemned when she married outside her church to John Willcockson. They possibly migrated to North Carolina with the Squire Boone family between 1750 and 1758. A question arises whether they stopped a year or two in Western Virginia before moving on to North Carolina. Later they moved to Kentucky and then returned to North Carolina.

JOHN WILCOXSON IN NORTH CAROLINA RECORDS

On 9 January 1765, Rowan County court books ordered the appointment of overseers for a road, which included John Willcox to cover the road from the South Yadkin to Israel Boons old place. Later in 9 May 1765, John Willcockson witnessed a deed by David Jones to Edmond Dedman in Rowan County.

The March 1772 Rowan Count ordered John Luckey, Robert Johnson, Samuel Luckey, William and James and Morgan Bryan, JOHN WILCOCKS, James Brown, Theops Morgan, Thomas and Will Willson and Luke Lee to lay off a road from the road leading from Salisbury to the shoals of the Yadkin River. Then they were to do the same between Second and Third Creek with this road running towards Renshaws Ford on the South River, then along the dividing ridge between Rocky and Hunting Creek, until it intersected Hunting Creek, and from the head of the creek to the next ford above Widow Backis on the main Yadkin River, known as Samuel Bryants Bottom.

DEEDS OF JOHN WILCOCKSON

9 October 1779. #2328. John Wilcockson has a land entry request for 640 acres on Bear Creek, including his improvement and the old survey run by James Cailer (Koller?). This is probably State of North Carolina land grant #342, granted 10 October 1788.

9 January 1780, Warrant. Entry #2295. John Wilcockson is granted 640 acres on both sides of Bear Creek, in Rowan County, adjacent Benleys corner and Thomas Mansfields corner. North Carolina Grant #959, surveyed 22 February 1783, and signed John J Wilcockson.

10 October 1783, the State of North Carolina Grant #861 titled 640 acres to John Wilcockson on both sides of Bear Creek, adjacent Bentley and Thomas Maxfield.

DEEDS MENTIONING JOHN WILCOCKSON

21 March 1780, Daniel Lewis was granted 100 acres on Bear Creek adjacent to Benjamin Bartley, Abraham Wiltey, John Wilcockson, and John McElhaney.

1 August 1783, #2602. Thomas Maxwell was deeded 150 acres on Bear Creek adjacent to John Wilcockson, Senior.

1 September 1783, Thomas Maxwell was also granted by the State #645, 327 acres on the west side of Bear Creek adjacent John Wilcockson and his former survey.

Bear Creek is northwest of Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, by about 20 miles in Davie County. An explanation is needed for these deeds. John Granville, who never saw his vast North Carolina lands, died in 1763, forcing his land offices to close. Consequently, it was not possible for a settler to obtain a land title between 1763 and 1778 within the Granville area. In 1778, this changed and a claim for land could be entered in county records, because British land rights ceased during the American Revolution.

Our first clue when John Wilcockson left Rowan County comes in August 8, 1778, when John Willcoxon, Sr. and son Samuel Willcoxson are named nonjurors (no-shows) in Captain Lyons District.

WILCOCKSONS IN EARLY KENTUCKY

John Wilcoxson moved to Kentucky, possibly between 1778 and 1782 and was noted at Fort Boonesborough, or living nearby. Future research may better define the dates. An entry (below) by the Daughters of the American Revolution states John Wilcoxson was a soldier of Virginia, which must mean Kentucky County, Virginia. What do they mean by soldier? Do they know something we have not found yet?

From Daughter of the American Revolution in their Centennial Edition, Part III

John Wilcoxson, Senior: born about 1720 in Pennsylvania and died 26 February 1798 in North Carolina. Married Sarah Boone. Soldier Virginia.

Sarah (Boone) Wilcoxson: Born 7 June1724 in Pennsylvania and died 1815 Kentucky. Married John Wilcoxson. Patriotic service, Virginia.

There is a large monument at Fort Boonesborough, with the names of the settlers on it. Both John Wilcoxson and his wife, Sarah, are engraved on this monument, which is most impressive.

The children of John Wilcoxson, Sr. also came to early Kentucky, with Samuel Wilcoxson in 1775 and 1785, Rachel (Wilcoxson) Bryant in 1775, Daniel Wilcoxson by 1777, Israel Wilcoxson by 1779, John Wilcoxson, Jr., by 1780, Elizabeth (Wilcoxson) Cutbirth by 1790. A few stayed in Kentucky, such as Daniel Wilcoxson and Israel Wilcoxson, and others such as Samuel Wilcoxson returned to North Carolina. This is an impressive list for such an early date in Kentucky (statehood in 1792)!

In September 1778 at Fort Boonesborough, 440 Indians and 12 French-Canadians surrounded the fort and demanded surrender while displaying British and French flags. The Indians were lead by the Shawnee Chief Blackfish; Lieutenant-Governor Hamilton who sent them out to demand surrender of the Kentuckians and bring them back to Detroit as subjects of the King. The fort only had about 60 men and boys to defend it, and yet the settlers voted to fight, instead of surrender. For two days, Daniel Boone pretended to negotiate a treaty while the settlers slipped in food, cattle, hogs, horses and supplies into the fort. Finally, after the Indians attempted to grab the Kentuckians at the negotiations, the battle for Fort Boonesborough began. They attempted to torch the fort, pretended they had left the area, and began several tunnels from the riverbank into the fort. So desperate were the settlers that Daniel fashioned two wooden canons out of logs. One cannon managed to get off one shot before it burst. Little food was left after a week of fighting. Then a heavy rain developed one night, and when it ceased, the sound of digging in the tunnel could no longer be heard. The heavy rain caved-in the tunnels and caused the Shawnee Indians to quit the 9 to 11 day siege. The following morning, the people from Fort Boonesborough came out and searched the woods for Indians, but they had gone.

John Wilcockson was probably at Fort Boonesborough after this battle, between the years 1778 to 1783. Wilcockson settlers at Fort Boonesborough were:

William Billy Wilcox (son of George Wilcockson, born ~1725).

Daniel Wilcoxon, Sr.

Elizabeth Wilcockson, who married Benjamin Cutbirth.

John and Sarah Sally (Boone) Wilcoxon, Sr.

Rachel Wilcoxon, who married William Bryant.

(From Early Settlers of Fort Boonesborough, by H. Thomas Tudor, 1995)

Bryan Station is another settlement that some Wilcoxsons Daniel Wilcoxson, Sr. and Israel Wilcoxson lived at or nearby. The station was about 5 miles northeast of present-day Lexington, Kentucky, on the southern bank of the North Fork of Elkhorn. The Bryans settled at the Station in 1779, but a cabin had been built by Joseph Bryan, a son-in-law of Col. Daniel Boone, in 1776. The history of Bryan Station included a number of Indian attacks. In one of the worst attacks in 1782, the women of the Station prevented its fiery destruction by carrying badly needed buckets of water from the spring to the station while surrounded by Indians. A memorial exists for their efforts. Men at the Station included Daniel Wilcoxen, son of John Sr. Daniel Wilcoxen was in Captain in Holders Company on 10 June 1779.

There is confusion on the name of Bryans Station. In 1779 and 1780, eight Bryans made 13,000 acres of land entries near the Station. Joseph, William, John, and James Bryant entered an additional 6,000 acres. The names Bryan, Bryans, Bryants, and Bryant Station, were used at different times by Daniel Boone.

WILCOCKSONS MOVE BACK IN NORTH CAROLINA 1783

John is said to return to North Carolina by 1783, and lived in North Carolina until 1798 or beyond. John Wilcoxon, Sr. is recorded on the U.S. Census of 1790 Rowan County, North Carolina, with his wife and one male under age sixteen. In 1798, the last of his lands in Rowan County were sold to his son, William (witnessed by son, Samuel, and grandson, Squire Willcockson). He probably died shortly after this.

LAST DEEDS OF JOHN WILLCOCKSON

26 February 1798. John Willcockson, of Rowan County, North Carolina, deeded to William Willcockson of Rowan County, for 525 pounds a parcel of land containing 165 acres on both sides of Bear Creek...part of tract of 640 acres granted unto Jacob Koller, conveyed by J. Koller to John Willockson and now by John Willcockson to William Willcockson. Witnesses were Samuel Wilcockson and Squire Willcockson. Signed: John (x) Willcockson. (Rowan County Deed Book 19, page 254)

26 February 1798. John Willcockson of Rowan County, North Carolina deeded to William Willcockson for 250 pounds, estimation of 160 acres on Bear Creek including John Rowlands line, now Edward Parkers to Jacob Keller corner. Witnesses were Samuel Willockson and Squire Willcockson. Signed John (x) Willcockson. (19:256)

Sarah Boone Wilcoxson died at the home of her daughter, Elizabeth Cutbirth in 1815 in Madison County, Kentucky. ...No will of either Sarah (Boone) Wilcoxson or her husband John have been found, and no complete list of this children (From The Boone Family A genealogical History of Descendants of George and Mary Boone, by Hazel A. Spraker, 1923). This is disputed, as the Cutbirth family was thought to be living in Tennessee at this time.

John Willcoxen died in Rowan County, North Carolina, after which she removed to Kentucky with her Grandson, Jesse Boon Willcoxen, with whom she lived until her death which took place in the year 1814, at the age of about 97 years. (From a 1861 letter by Jeremiah F. Willcoxen to Lyman Draper in Draper Manuscript Collection, courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Series C, Volume 24.). Another source stated that Sarah was probably buried in or near Jesse B. Wilcoxsons farm in southern Clark County, Kentucky, not far from Boonesboro. Jesse (~1780) is believed to be the son of Samuel Wilcoxson (1755).

JOHN AND SARAH WILCOCKSON -

OLDEST ORIGINAL LOG HOUSE IN DAVIE COUNTY, N.C.

Apparently, the original log cabin of John and Sarah Wilcockson, thought built between 1752 and 1756 on south end of Bear Creek, has survived in Davie County, and over the years has been incorporated into newer sections of a larger private home. The original part of the house was a 17 x 33 foot room with floor planks three inches thick and over 1 foot wide, with a narrow staircase to the attic. The location of the house was not given, and is not open to the public. (From Salisbury Sunday Post, 1B, 3 August 1975, article by Gordon Tomlinson, courtesy of Pat Frunzi)

CHILDREN OF JOHN AND SARAH WILCOCKSON

Children the list varies in numbers and names and suggests more research is needed. No will or probate has been found for John or Sarah Willcockson. As to their children, even Hazel A. Spraker wrote that there wasnt a complete list of names. Jermaiah F. Willcoxen, in an 1861 letter to Lyman Draper, named six sons and four daughters of Samuel Wilcockson (From Draper Manuscript Collection, courtesy of Wisconsin Historical Society, Series C. Volume 24). Missing on his list is David Wilcoxson and George Wilcoxson. Also notice the similar 1755 birth year for Daniel Wilcockson, Jr., and Samuel Wilcockson.

OR "WILCOX"

John and Sarah went to NC about 1750 or within a few years. John appears on the first known tax list of 1759

Rowan, NC Deed Books give deeds of John Wilcockson over a period of more than ten years that indicated that he was not killed at Bryant's Station in 1782. On Sept. 24, 1787, "John Wilcockson Sr., farmer of Rowan County sold to Abraham Welty, deceased, his heirs, etc. for 300 pounds current money 520 acres on Bear Creek near THomas Maxfield's farm." August 26, 1795, "John Wilcockson, Senior let Jacob Keller (both of Rowan County) have 4 acres on east side of Bear Creek for 3 pounds N.C. money...part of a State Grant to John Wilcockson, Senior."

Notes from Sandra S. McBride: Near the end of the century, John Wilcockson/Wilcoxin must have been about 78 years of age when he made two deeds to William Willcockson, probably his son but these deeds were not proven until 1805 when John's son, Samuel, presented them to the recorder. It is possible that John and Sarah made their home with Samuel after 1798 and that John died there between 1798 and 1805, and that Sarah migrated to Kentucky with the family of Samuel and his children, dying at the home of a grandson, Jesse Willcockson, in Estill County, 1814/15, at the age of 91 years.

In 1861, Jeremiah F. Willcoxen wrote from Canton IL, to Lyman C. Draper stating in part: "You say you was informed that my Father was a nephew of Co. Boon. He was a Grand nephew of Col. Boon, being a son of Samuel Willcoxen who was a son of John and Sarah Willcoxen, formerly Sarah Boon, a sister of Col. Boon. John Willcoxen and Sarah Boon was married in North Carolina. We are not in possession of the date. He died in Roann County, N. Carolina. After which She removed to Kentucky with her Grandson (Jesse Boon Willcoxen) with whom she lived till her death which took place in the year 1814 at the age of about 97 years." -------------------- http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/chester/history/family/will0002.txt -------------------- John and Sarah Boone Wilcoxson , http://www.familytreecircles.com/journal_7466.html

JOHN AND SARAH (BOONE) WILCOXSON

Sarah Cassandra Boone was the daughter of Squire Boone and Sarah Morgan. Sarah was born in June 7, 1724, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. John was the son of George Wilcoxson and Eilzibeath Powell, born September 6, 1720, in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Sarah married John Wilcoxson in Exeter, Pennsylvania, on May 29, 1742. Because John was a non-Quaker his family was censured by the church, and Sarah was expelled.

John and Sarah moved to the Yadkin Valley, North Carolina, and appeared on the tax list in 1759. In 1777 the family moved to Boonesborough, Kentucky. John was not happy living in this area and about a year later the family returned to Rowan County, North Carolina.

The following is from Samuel Smart. Sarah Boone Wilcoxson is on the DAR Patriot Index (D2) for Patriotic Service in Virginia. Less than one percent of the entries are women. Sarah had a close female relationship with two other women cited for Patriotic Service in Virginia, her sister-in-law Rebecca Bryan Boone and her sister Mary Boone Bryan. In the thirty-three examples for service these three stand out as defending a fort, defending a frontier and rendering aid to the wounded. Mary Boone Bryan was sited as a patriot of Kentucky who helped defend the fort at Bryan Station.

John died in about 1800 in Rowan County. Sarah went to live with her son Samuel Wilcoxson and died at the home of a grandson, Jesse Wilcoxson, in Estill County, Kentucky in 1814.

CHILDREN OF JOHN AND SARAH WILCOXSON

1. Nancy Wilcoxson Mar Benjamin Greer 17 Mar 1743 3 Oct 1790

2. David Wilcoxson 22 Oct 1742 25 Feb 1832

3. John Wilcoxson Mar Sarah Nolson 6 Sep 1744 1780

4. George Wilcoxson Mar Elizabeth Beam 20 Jan 1754 20 Oct 1767 ab 1830

5. Isaac Wilcoxson 1753 10 Oct 1783

6. Elizabeth Wilcoxson Mar Benjamin Cutbirth

7. Israel Wilcoxson Mar Polly Fleming 1754 1780

8. Daniel Wilcoxson Mar Sarah Faulkner 13 Mar 1755 Oct 1780 15 July 1760 16 Jun 1837

9. Mary Wilcoxson 1756

10. Rachel Wilcoxson Mar James Mylar Sr. 1763 ab 1782 1821 ab 1789 See story on page 9

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John Wilcoxson, Sr.'s Timeline

1720
September 6, 1720
Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
1742
May 25, 1742
Age 21
Pennsylvania, United States
1744
May 17, 1744
Age 23
Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
1745
1745
Age 24
Pennsylvania
1747
1747
Age 26
Berks, PA, USA
1749
1749
Age 28
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1749
Age 28
Berks,Pennsylvania,USA
1751
1751
Age 30
1751
Age 30
1754
1754
Age 33
North Carolina, United States