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Joseph Wilcoxson, Sr.

Also Known As: "Joseph Wilcox"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Killingworth, Hartford County, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of William Wilcoxson, of Stratford and Margaret Hayden
Husband of Anna Sheather Shailor; Ann Wilcoxson and Margaret Anna Ann Mitchell
Father of Nathaniel Wilcoxson; Samuel Wilcoxson; Hannah Farnum; William Wilcoxson; Margaret Graves and 4 others
Brother of John Wilcoxson; Deacon Timothy Wilcoxson; Sgt Samuel Wilcoxson; Obadiah Wilcoxson, Sr.; Elizabeth Stiles and 5 others

Occupation: Lieutenant
Managed by: Patricia Norton Chong
Last Updated:

About Joseph Wilcoxson, Sr.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79804860

Birth: 1635 Concord Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA Death: Feb. 9, 1703 Killingworth Middlesex County Connecticut, USA

Joseph was the 2nd son of William & Margaret (Harvey) Wilcockson, born say 1635. He married by 1658 Hannah ____, possibly daughter of Thomas Mitchell of New Haven. Source: Anderson's Great Migration Study Project

Find A Grave contributor Michael S Day adds: Joseph Wilcoxson Birth 1635 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Death Feb 9, 1703 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut A great article on Joseph: http://archive.org/stream/genealogicaland02adamgoog#page/n825/mode/1up


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Parents:
 William Wilcoxson (1601 - 1651)
 Margaret Harvey Wilcockson Hayden (1611 - ____)

Children:
 Joseph Wilcoxson (1659 - 1747)*
 Samuel Wilcoxson (1663 - 1713)*

Siblings:
 John Wilcoxson (1633 - 1690)**
 Joseph Wilcockson (1635 - 1703)
 Timothy Wilcoxson (1638 - 1713)**
 Samuel Wilcoxson (1639 - 1714)*
 Elizabeth Wilcockson Stiles (1641 - ____)*
 Hannah Wilcoxson Hayden (1644 - 1722)**
 Obadiah Wilcockson (1645 - ____)*
 Sarah Wilcockson Meigs (1648 - 1691)*
 Sarah Wilcoxson Meigs (1648 - 1691)**
 Phebe Wilcoxson Birdseye (1650 - 1743)**
  • Calculated relationship
    • Half-sibling

Burial: Unknown

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Joseph was born at Concord about 1636. He moved with his family to Stratford in 1639. Although no record exists to confirm the following, it appears he was married and lived in Stratford for a number of years, as all his children were born there. This family subsequently relocated to Killingworth where he was listed among the twenty-seven proprietors under the Act of 1663. His will (file No. 5717) is located at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford. One source states Joseph died in 1682 at Killingworth; another states 1689, and a third states February 9, 1703. The earlier date is more likely correct based on a document dated June 6, 1683, from the County Court at New London wherein Anna sued to have her interest in Joseph's estate amended.

Killingworth was established from the area called Hammonasset, taken from the local Native American tribe of the same name. The area originally incorporated the town of Clinton, which were separated along ecclesiastical borders.[2][3] Part of New London County prior to May 1785, Killingworth was then included in the newly formed Middlesex County, where it remains today.

It was named after Kenilworth, England in honor of one of the first settlers, Edward Griswold.[3] Kenilworth's name was more similar to "Killingworth" during the American colonial period, and over time the pronunciation and spelling drifted towards the modern one.[2] Coincidentally, there is a town and village in England called Killingworth and Killingworth Village in the county of Tyne and Wear, which do not seem to have any connection with Killingworth, Connecticut.

In the late 17th century, Killingworth became the birthplace of what would eventually become Yale University. The Rev. Abraham Pierson, the college's first president, taught some of the first classes in his Killingworth home - which is actually in present-day Clinton, Connecticut. However, in 1701, the college's first official home was constructed in Old Saybrook on the peninsula known as Saybrook Point. Eventually the school was moved to its present-day home in New Haven.[4]

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Joseph was born at Concord about 1636. He moved with his family to Stratford in 1639. Although no record exists to confirm the following, it appears he was married and lived in Stratford for a number of years, as all his children were born there. This family subsequently relocated to Killingworth where he was listed among the twenty-seven proprietors under the Act of 1663. His will (file No. 5717) is located at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford. One source states Joseph died in 1682 at Killingworth; another states 1689, and a third states February 9, 1703. The earlier date is more likely correct based on a document dated June 6, 1683, from the County Court at New London wherein Anna sued to have her interest in Joseph's estate amended.

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http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rcgaw&id=I00106

Name: Joseph Wilcoxson I 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Sex: M Birth: ABT 1636 in Concord, Middlesex Co., MA 2 3 11 10 Death: 9 FEB 1702/03 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT 11 12 13 Death: BET 1682 AND 1689 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT 2 14 7 Note: Joseph was born at Concord about 1636. He moved with his family to Stratford in 1639. Although no record exists to confirm the following, it appears he was married and lived in Stratford for a number of years, as all his children were born there. This family subsequently relocated to Killingworth where he was listed among the twenty-seven proprietors under the Act of 1663. His will (file No. 5717) is located at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford. One source states Joseph died in 1682 at Killingworth; another states 1689, and a third states February 9, 1703. The earlier date is more likely correct based on a document dated June 6, 1683, from the County Court at New London wherein Anna sued to have her interest in Joseph's estate amended.

Father: William Wilcoxson b: ABT 1601 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England Mother: Margaret Birdseye b: ABT 1611 in England

Marriage 1 Anna Sheather?

   Married: ABT 1659 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 14 7

Children

   Has Children Joseph Wilcoxson II b: 29 OCT 1659 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT
   Has No Children Thomas Wilcoxson b: 13 NOV 1661 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT
   Has Children Samuel Wilcoxson b: ABT 1663 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT
   Has Children Hannah Wilcoxson b: 19 JAN 1664/65 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT
   Has Children Nathaniel Wilcoxson b: 29 AUG 1668 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT
   Has No Children William Wilcoxson b: 9 JAN 1670/71 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co,. CT
   Has Children Margaret Wilcoxson b: 9 JAN 1670/71 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT
   Has Children John Wilcoxson b: ABT MAR 1674/75 in Killingworth, Middlesex Co., CT

Sources:

   Title: The Wilcox Family History
   Author: Julia Ida Wilcox
   Publication: The Kent Tribune; Thursday, April 16, 1925
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: Files of James B. Lindsley
   Media: Newspaper
   Page: p 10
   Title: Provancha Family Page
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/9352/NAMEW.HTM
   Media: Electronic
   Page: p 6
   Title: Descendants of William Wilcoxson of Derbyshire, England, and Stratford, Connecticutt
   Author: Thomas Wilcox; P.O. Box 462; Pasadena, CA 91102
   Publication: Mimeograph, Spring 1963
   Note: A thirty years' compilation of research and correspondence. Contributor's note: This work contains numerous errors and ill-concieved assumptions. Please verify all data with other more reliable sources.
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: James B. Lindsley Library
   Media: Book
   Page: p XIX, 2
   Title: Genealogical & Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts
   Author: William Richard Cutter
   Note: Vol I, pp 1-650
   Vol II, pp 651-1370
   Vol III, pp 1371-2092
   Vol IV, pp2093-2770
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: St. Louis City Library
   Media: Book
   Page: pp 1237; Vol II
   Title: Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: St. Louis County Library
   Media: Book
   Page: Vol, 21, p 149; Vol. 41, p 258
   Title: Genealogical and Family History of Northern New York
   Author: William Richard Cutter
   Publication: Lewis Historical Publishing Co.; New York; 1910
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: Allen County Library; Ft. Wayne, IN
   Media: Book
   Page: p 656
   Title: Staten Island and Its People, 1609 - 1929 (Volume IV)
   Author: Charles William Leng
   Publication: Lewis Historical Publishing Co.; Chicago; 1929 - 1933 (5 Volumes)
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: Allen County Library; Ft. Wayne, IN
   Media: Book
   Page: p 468
   Title: The Descendants of William Wilcoxson, Vincent Meigs, and Richard Webb
   Author: Reynold Webb Wilcox
   Publication: T. A. Wright, Publisher and Printer; New York 1893
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: James B. Lindsley Library
   Media: Book
   Page: pp 5, 6
   Title: William Wilcox(son) of Stratford, Conn.
   Author: H. F. Johnson
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: Family History Center; Salt Lake City, UT
   Media: Microfilm
   Page: pp 928, 929
   Title: New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial
   Author: William Richard Cutter
   Publication: Lewis Historical Publishing Company; New York 1914
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: Allen County Public Library; Fort Wayne, IN
   Media: Book
   Page: Vol. 3, p 1225; Vol. 4, p 1777
   Title: Genealogical & Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts
   Author: William Richard Cutter
   Note: Vol I, pp 1-650
   Vol II, pp 651-1370
   Vol III, pp 1371-2092
   Vol IV, pp2093-2770
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: St. Louis City Library
   Media: Book
   Page: p 1237; Vol II
   Title: The Descendants of William Wilcoxson, Vincent Meigs, and Richard Webb
   Author: Reynold Webb Wilcox
   Publication: T. A. Wright, Publisher and Printer; New York 1893
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: James B. Lindsley Library
   Media: Book
   Page: p 5
   Title: New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial
   Author: William Richard Cutter
   Publication: Lewis Historical Publishing Company; New York 1914
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: Allen County Public Library; Fort Wayne, IN
   Media: Book
   Page: Vol. 4, p 1777
   Title: Descendants of William Wilcoxson of Derbyshire, England, and Stratford, Connecticutt
   Author: Thomas Wilcox; P.O. Box 462; Pasadena, CA 91102
   Publication: Mimeograph, Spring 1963
   Note: A thirty years' compilation of research and correspondence. Contributor's note: This work contains numerous errors and ill-concieved assumptions. Please verify all data with other more reliable sources.
   Note: Secondary
   Repository:
   Note: James B. Lindsley Library

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Disputed Wife

Joseph Wilcoxson, son of William Wilcoxson, married Ann ______.[1]

Joseph's wife, Ann/Anna was perhaps a daughter of Thomas Mitchell of New Haven, by his unknown first wife.[2] Donald Jacobus says that this is a possibility.[3] The source of the error of his wife's last name being Sheather is attributed to an anonymous note in The Hartford Times in answer to a query which erroneously stated that Anna was the daughter of John and Elizabeth _____ Sheather.[2]

Wilcox/Wilcoxson Familes of New England. states Joseph b. ca 1636 in Concord/Watertown MA son of William & Margaret m. 1658/9 Stratford CT Anna Sheather d/John & Elizabeth Wellman Sheather; Res Killingworth CT. It cites the following references- Wilcox-Meigs 22,23; Desc of Wm Wilcox p27, Bogue Families p393, Savage v4 p547; Desc of Abner & Lucy Hart Wilcox p 18, Gen of NHFamilies v3 p1508[4]

Most of these References call her Ann or Anna, no surname.[5][6][7] The Desc. of Abner & Lucy Hart Wilcox is not online. Gen of New Haven Families must be an error.[8]

One source listed in the Wilcox/Wilcoxson Families lists the name Anna Sheather,[9] but gives no source for this which could easily have been the previously mentioned note in the Hartford Times.

Families of Old Fairfield calls her Ann, [10] as does Torrey's New England Marriages to 1700.

Samuel Orcutt in A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut shows Joseph as marrying Anna _______.[11]

Elizabeth Nash, in Fifty Puritan ancestors, 1628-1660 : genealogical notes, 1560-1900 also gives the wife of Joseph as Anna _________.[12]

Anderson, in the Great Migration Series, says that by 1658 Joseph married Hannah, possibly the daughter of Thomas Mitchell of New Haven (restating reference to Parke document.)[13]

Joseph born about 1635 to William Wilcoxson. He married Anna ______.[14]

Joseph Wilcoxson, son of William the immigrant settler, settled in Killingworth, Connecticut after the birth of three of his children with his wife, Anna.[15] Biography

Joseph was born at Concord about 1636. He moved with his family to Stratford in 1639. Although no record exists to confirm the following, it appears he was married to Margaret Ann Sheather, and lived in Stratford for a number of years, as all his children were born there. This family subsequently relocated to Killingworth. His will (file No. 5717) is located at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford. One source states Joseph died in 1682 at Killingworth; another states 1689. The earlier date is more likely correct based on a document dated June 6,1683, from the County Court at New London wherein Anna sued to have her interest in Joseph's estate amended.'[16] Birth

   Birth:
       Date: 1635 
       Place: Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA[17] 

Alternate: Joseph was born at Concord about 1636. Marriage

   Husband: Joseph Wilcoxson
       PREF Y 
   Wife: Margaret Ann Sheather
       PREF Y 
   Marriage:
       Date: 1658 
       Place: Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA[18] 

Children

   Child: Hannah Wilcoxson
       PREF Y 

Death

   Death:
       Date: 9 Feb 1703 
       Place: Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA[19] 

Alternate: Joseph died in 1682 at Killingworth User ID

   User ID: 4FDC76A009364D379BB27552231BD75C890C 

Sources

   Source: S80 Media: Electronic Database Abbreviation: Danny Hall Title: Danny Hall Author: Danny Hall;E-Mail: worldtraveller@dr.com Publication: Ancestry World Tree; http://www.ancestry.com Date: 30 Apr 2004 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y 
   ↑ Jacobus, Donald Lines Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut, (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. 2 vols. New Haven: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932. Reference Volume 1, page 690
   ↑ 2.0 2.1 "The Connecticut Willcocksons", The American Genealogist 59:35, New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .)
   ↑ Parke, N. Grier II ; Jacobus,Donald Lines, Editor The ancestry of Rev. Nathan Grier Parke & his wife Ann Elizabeth Gildersleeve, published 1959. Reference page 87
   ↑ Osborne, Martha Scott. (compiler) Wilcox/Wilcoxson Familes of New England. Maryland: Heritage Books, 1990. p. 159
   ↑ Wilcox-Meigs 22,23- Wilcox, Reynold Webb. Wilcoxson-Wilcox, Webb and Meigs Families. New York: The National Historical Society, 1938.
   ↑ Desc of Wm Wilcoxson p27 (no p6) Wilcox, Reynold Webb. Descendants of William Wilcoxson, Vincent Meigs, and Richard Webb ... New York : T.A. Wright, 1893
   ↑ Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692. Vol. I-IV. Boston, MA, USA: 1860-1862.
   ↑ The page and volume do not agree, 1505 is Richards
   ↑ Bogue Families p393, .Bogue, Virgil T. Bogue and allied families, Holly, Mich.: Herald Printers, 1944. Synopsis: Joseph s. Wm. & Margaret. b. c 1638, Watertown, MA m. 1659, Anna Sheather, d. John and Eliz (Wellman); d. 1683 Killingworth Conn; Children listed.
   ↑ Jacobus, Donald Lines, MA (compiler, editor.) History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield. Fairfield, Conn.: The Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, 1930.
   ↑ Orcutt, Samuel A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, published 1886. Reference Part 2, page 1346
   ↑ Nash, Elizabeth Todd Fifty Puritan ancestors, 1628-1660 : genealogical notes, 1560-1900, published 1902. Reference page 142
   ↑ Great Migration, 1634-1635, T-Y. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VII, T-Y, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011. Reference Volume VII, T-Y, page 399
   ↑ Cutter, William Richard Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of the state of Massachusetts, published 1910. Reference page 1237
   ↑ Stearns, Ezra S. Genealogical and family history of the state of New Hampshire : a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation, published 1908. Reference page 1508
   ↑ Joseph Wilcox (b. Abt. 1635, d. 09 Feb 1702/03)
   ↑ Source: #S80
   ↑ Source: #S80
   ↑ Source: #S80 
   Media: Book
   Page: p 2 

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Joseph Wilcoxson (son of William Wilcoxson and Margaret Birdseye)172, 172 was born 1635 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA172, and died 09 Feb 1703 in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA172.He married Margaret Ann Sheather on Abt. 1658 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, daughter of John Sheather.

Includes NotesNotes for Joseph Wilcoxson:

Line in Record @I1691@ (RIN 285) from GEDCOM file not recognized: ALIA Anna /Shailor/, Anna Shaler "Anna Wilcoxson, widow and relict of Joseph Wilcoxson late of Killingworth, deceased, being a ggrieved wit the Act of the County Court at New London, June 6, 1683, concerning her interes t in the reall estate of said Joseph, which act, being an abridgment of her just rights accor ding to lawe, this Court doth declare the same to be void and doe order that the said Anna sh all have the one third part of the reall estate of said Joseph according to lawe to be hers d uring her natural life, ye said Act not withstanding." (Public Records of Connecticutt, Vol . 4) More About Joseph Wilcoxson: Date born 2: 1635, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.172 Died 2: 30 Oct 1682, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA.172 More About Joseph Wilcoxson and Margaret Ann Sheather: Marriage: Abt. 1658, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut. Children of Joseph Wilcoxson and Margaret Ann Sheather are:

   +Nathaniel Wilcox, b. 29 Aug 1668, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, d. 13 Jun 1712, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.
   Joseph Wilcox, b. 29 Oct 1659, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, d. 29 Sep 1747, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.
   Thomas Wilcox, b. 13 Nov 1661, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, d. May 1694, ?, ?, Connecticut.
   Hannah Wilcox, b. 19 Jan 1665, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, d. 06 Feb 1708, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut.
   Samuel Wilcox, b. 15 Mar 1666, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, d. 12 Mar 1713, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.
   William Wilcox, b. 09 Jan 1671, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, d. 22 Mar 1733, Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut.
   Margaret Wilcox, b. 1673, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, d. 09 Feb 1763, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.
   John Wilcox, b. 1675, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, d. 27 Mar 1732, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut.
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Joseph Wilcoxson, Sr.'s Timeline

1636
1636
Concord, Massachusetts
1659
October 29, 1659
Age 23
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut
1661
November 13, 1661
Age 25
Killingworth, Middlesex, Conn
November 13, 1661
Age 25
Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut
1665
January 19, 1665
Age 29
Killingworth, (Present Middlesex County), Connecticut Colony
1666
March 15, 1666
Age 30
Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut
1668
August 29, 1668
Age 32
Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut
1671
January 9, 1671
Age 35
Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut
1673
1673
Age 37
Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut