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Samuel Wilcoxson

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Death: March 12, 1713 (73)
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of William Wilcoxson, of Stratford; William Wilcoxson; Margaret Hayden and Margaret Wilcoxson
Husband of Hannah Wilcoxson and Hannah Wilcoxson
Father of William Wilcoxson; Samuel Wilcoxson; Sgt. William Wilcoxson; Joseph Wilcoxson, Sr.; Margaret Wilcoxson and 1 other
Brother of John Wilcoxson; Joseph Wilcoxson, Sr.; Deacon Timothy Wilcoxson; Obadiah Wilcoxson, I; Elizabeth Stiles and 5 others

Occupation: Representative for Simsbury in Hartford Assembly
Managed by: Floyd Brian Russak
Last Updated:

About Sgt Samuel Wilcoxson

Born ABT 1640 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT and died 12 MAR 1712/13 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.

  • Parents: William Wilcoxson b: ABT 1601 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England & Margaret Birdseye b: ABT 1611 in England
  • Military Service: BET 1665 AND 1712 Sergeant, Simsbury Train Band Company. Rank: Sgt.
  • Representative in Hartford Assembly for Simsbury

Samuel Wilcoxson (Willcoxson) lived briefly at Killingworth with his mother and step-father, but then moved to Windsor where he served as deputy in 1646 and married Hannah Rice. Then he was with the group of pioneers who founded the community of Simsbury. Many of his descendants continued to live at Simsbury for over two hundred years.

  • Marriage 1 Hannah Rice b: ABT 1639 in Concord, Middlesex Co., MA Married: ABT 1665 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT


  1. Samuel Wilcoxson II b: 15 APR 1666 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Ct
  2. William Wilcoxson , Sr. b: 9 JAN 1670/71 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT
  3. Joseph Wilcoxson , Sr. b: ABT 1674 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT
  4. Margaret Wilcoxson b: ABT 1676 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT


Samuel (2), the third son, born about 1639, died 12 March 1713. He married Hannah - and his children were Samuel, William, Joseph, and "doubtless others". He was a sergeant of militia and had a grant of land at Meadow Plain, now Simsbury, and from this time the family name was associated with the town. Here for six generations they lived and died. (NEB genealogy)


  • Freeman: May, 1672.5
  • Education: Administered and inventoried estates regularly.
  • Public Office: Deputy from Simsbury to the Connecticut General Court, 1689, 1694-1701, 1710-1712.
  • Military Service: Sergeant in the Militia.

Born in Stratford, in 1658 Winthrop called Samuel seventeen or eighteen years of age, establishing a birth year of about 1640. Samuel married Hannah Rice about 1665 and was residing in Windsor by 1666. Hannah was born in Concord Massachusetts, a town Samuel's father had ties with throughout his life.


Samuel was very active in town and colony affairs and was probably fairly well educated. He served many terms as Simsbury's representative to the General Court and was a sergeant of the train band, probably serving in King Philip's War. He was often called upon to administer and inventory estates.


Samuel died in 1712/13 at about the age of 73. His wife Hannah was alive in 1708 but had died by the time of her husbands death four years later. They had lived a long and fruitful life and had been married in excess of forty years and seen their three sons marry and start their families. Their death spared them the events of the following year.


The September after Samuel's death his son Samuel died at the age of 47. Their daughter Margaret died the following year on December 21, 1714, two weeks following the birth of her illegitimate son Benoni. Administration of Margaret's estate was granted to her brother Joseph who claimed in his accounting that Margaret left "no lawful issue". In essence, he was saying that the estate should go to her surviving siblings. The court decided that the estate should go to the illegitimate child. The father remained unnamed but may have been a Viets.

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Sgt Samuel Wilcoxson's Timeline

Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
April 15, 1666
Age 26
Age 29
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
January 9, 1671
Age 31
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Age 34
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Age 36
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut
Age 38
March 12, 1713
Age 73
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut
September 10, 1928
Age 73