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Stephen Wilcox, Jr.

Birthplace: Kingstowne, Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island, United States
Death: June 26, 1766 (87-96)
Rhode Island
Immediate Family:

Son of Stephen Wilcox and Hannah Wilcox
Husband of Elizabeth Wilcox (Crandall)
Father of Reverend Isaiah Wilcox, Sr.; Stephen Wilcox, III; Robert Wilcox; John Wilcox; Benjamin Wilcox and 2 others
Brother of Edward Wilcox; Thomas Wilcox; Hannah Clark; William Wilcox; Daniel Wilcox and 3 others

Managed by: Jeanette Catherine Crandle
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About Stephen Wilcox, Jr.

Stephen Wilcox Jr.

  • Stephen Wilcox Jr. was the 3rd eldest child of Stephen Wilcox and Hannah Hazard
  • Birth: between 1661 and 1670 in Westerly, Kings Co, RI, Colonial America
  • Death: before December 12, 1727 in Rhode Island, Colonial America



  • Stephen Wilcox, birth: BEF 1694. Death: BET 10 MAR AND 28 JUN 1766
  • Robert Wilcox: birth: 1694. Death: ABT 1742 in South Kingstown, Kings Co, RI. based on marriage of parents and his own marriage. He married Sarah Wilcox on 20 November 1723 at Dartmouth. Robert died on 8 February 1760 in Rhode Island.
  • John Wilcox, birth: BEF 8 APR 1699.
  • Thomas Wilcox, birth: Circa 1702 in Kingstown, Kings Co, RI. Death: ABT APR 1745 in West Greenwich, RI
  • Daniel Wilcox: birth: BEF 1710.
  • Edward Wilcox, birth: ABT 1714

Stephen Wilcox & Elizabeth Wilcox (Crandall) are both listed in the The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, page 58, under John Crandall, II and Elizabeth Gorton


Note: Stephen's birth year is based on the birth year of his elder brother Edward (earliest possible date) and the date he sold land to Caleb Arnold, when he was presumably at least 21 years of age. Stephen Wilcox purchased a tract of land along the Pawcatuck River from the Indian Charles Ninigrett, on which he built an iron works. The tract is frequently mentioned in later deeds after the death of Stephen. Note, however, that this is not the Pawcatuck River where it runs along the border with CT. The map of Rhode Island shows that the headwaters of the Pawcatuck flow from the Great Swamp and Worden's Pond in South Kingstown, then west past Kenyon, Shannock and Wood River Junction and finally turns south near Hopkinton and flows along the Connecticut border on it's way to the sea. Other deeds make it clear that Stephen actually lived north-west of Worden's the vacinity of his brothers Daniel and Thomas, rather than near Stonington, CT as originally presumed. 11 Oct 1708?Stephen Wilcocks of Kingstown for diverse good causes to my well beloved friend and neeborah [neighbor?] John [burn]towne yeoman land in Kingstowne bounded [badly burned] John Shelden & Caleb Arnold. Dtd & ack 11 Oct 1708. Signed: Stephen Wilcock[burn]. Witn: burned away. P. 129-130 (RIGR v. 6, p. 46)(source: Penny Hall) 14 Dec 1713?Stephen Wilcox of Kinstown yeoman for money to Robert Hazard of the aforesaid [town] yeoman [burn] hundred A land in Kinstown bounded: e Pettequamscut Purchase line. S [burn] great pond, W [burn], N said purcha[ser]. Dtd & ack 14 Dec [1]713, rec. lost. Signed: Stephen [burn]. Witn: Jeffery Champlin Jr. Steven Haszard. (North Kingstown Land Evidence, v. 3 1715-1717) (RIGR v. 18, p. 255) (source: Penny Hall) (#0930813 Westerly Town Records) p. 131-2 Indenture made 5th day of Jan 1715 Stephen Wilcox & Elizabeth his wife 150 pounds for 186 acres in Westerly butted by George Babcock, Samuel Perry, Wm Clark, Paucatuck River with buildings. Sold by group of trustees of General Assembly. witnessed by Daniel Eldridge, Francis Willott. Entered Feb 7 1715 by John Babcock. 18 Mar 1723/4?Indenture 18 Mar 1723/4 between Stephen Willcox of South Kingstown yeoman and John Moss of North Kingstown and Joseph Case, Thomas Potter, Jeremiah Clark, John Tefft, Peter Wells, Abraham Perkins, Samuel Tefft Jr. & Wm. Gardner son of Henry all of South Kingstown yeomen. Stephen Willcocks for 40s paid by John Moss, Josh Case, Thomas Potter, Jeremiah Clark, John Tefft, Peter Wells, Abraham Perkins, Samuel Tefft, & Wm. Gardner son of Henry � A land bounded highway, Jahleel Brenton Esq. meeting house in which ye people use to meet under the denomination called ye separate Baptists. Ack 10 Aug 1724, rec. 1 Oct 1724. Signed: Stephen Willcocks, John Moss, Joseph Case, Thomas Potter, Jeremiah Clark, John Tefft, Peter Wells, Abraham Perkins, Samuel Tefft Jr., Wm. Garnder son of Henry. Witn: Robt. Hannah, Jeremiah Fish, Edmd Sheffield. (South Kingstown Land Evidence 1723-1735, p. 47-49) (RIGR v. 9, p. 87) (source: Penny Hall) Westerly town records? Samuel Crandall, blacksmith, am firmly obligated to Stephen Willcocks sum 400 pounds paid by Stephen Willcocks May 12, 1724. Samuel would have been the brother of Elizabeth Crandall...the loan was probably from his brother-in-law, although it could be his nephew who is referred to. #0931299 South Kingstown Land Evidence Vol 2 1696-1723 p148 Stephen Wilcocks of Kingstown to well beloved friend & neighbor John Shelden being part of my farme where I now dwell 3 rods width and 9 score rods length meased on southside of my sd farme butted: S. Jahleel Brenton & John Sheldon, W. a share of land belonging to Caleb Arnold of Portsmouth, N & E Stephen Willcocks 11 Oct 1708, wtn, John Eldred, Samuel Fones Vol One SK LE 1718-1823 old index p97 Stephen Willcock of Westerly yeoman 200A for 60L by my son Robert Willcocks of Kingstown, E. Petaquamscutt Purchase, S. Robt Hazard, late dec. W Job Babcock, Oushkhpaug River, N Peter Wells 8 Feb 1719/20 wtn Abigal Niles, George Hazard p132 Stephen Willlcock wtn a deed for Job and George Babcock, 130 A part of Arnold's share in hills on backside of pond 30 Nov 1720. Vol 3, SKLE 1713-1717 p95-96. Stephen Wilcocks land was mentioned as the east boundary on a sale of land from Job and George Babcock to John Sheldon, date 9 Feb 1708/9. The deed was wtn by Peleg Mumford and George Mumford. p137 Stephen Willcocks Jr wtn to deed between Benjamin Morey of Kingstown and Robert Hazard. The land was bounded partly by fresh pond or beach, N. by Joseph Morey 25 May 1715, p155-7 Stephen Willcocks was mentioned as a boundary in sales by Caleb Arnold to Thomas Sherman, land in Pettaqumascut purchase 160 A b. N. Thomas Hazard, E. Stephen Willcocks, S. sd Arnold, W. The west bounds of Pettacumscut purchase 17 Mar 1706/7 p189 Stephen Willcocks of Kingstown to son Stephen, part of my farme I now dwell, 120 A, S. Jahlell Benton, John Sheldon, W. land formerly Benedict Arnold, N. Highway lately run out by a jury it being near in farme to a angular place and one small pease of land on the NE side of sd highway containing 2 acrees boundes S. sd. highway and to etent W as far as the midle or sentor of my nowe dwelling house and to extend N to a brook running neare sd house, the brooke being the N & E bounds fo sd sm pease of land. Together with the one halfe or eastmost part of my sd house together with orchards and fencing 14 Nov 1715, wtn Stephen Hazard and George Hazard. Elizabeth Willcocks, wife of Stephen, gave up here dower and power of thirds. p189 Stephen Willcocks, yeoman gave to his son Robert 130A, northward part of my farme where I now live bounded W land fomerly laid out to Benedict Arnold and partly on Moses Barbe, N & E on Nathaniel Niles Jr, S or SW highway from the westwards bounds until it comes to the middle or center of my now dwelling house, and brook running near . then brook runs eastward until it comes to sd highway and eastward til it comes to east side of said farm together with the westward part or one halfe of my sd dwelling house with orchards , fencing...same day, witnesses, etc. FHL #0931300 South Kingstown Land Evidence, 1723-1735 Vol 3 p47 Indenture Stephen Willcocks of SK yeoman of the one part and John Moss of NK, and Joseph Case, Thomas Poter, Jeremiah Clark, John Teft, Peter Wells, Abraham Perkins, Samuel Teft Jr and William Gardner, a parcel of land in South Kingstown bounded NE highway, SE Jahlel Brenton, W sd Willcocks, 1/2 acres, where on stands a meeting house in which people use to meet in under the denomination of people called the Separate Baptist under the order of Six Principles mentioned in the sixth chapter of the Hebrews, and also all messaugaes, highways, etc. 18 Mar 1723/4 for 40 shillings. p96 Stephen Wilcox of SK L123 to Robert Wilcox Jr of SK, land in SK 2/12 acres S Highway, W. house and land of sd Robert Wilcox, N on River, E. on sd river, it being the sd Stephen Wilcoxs eight cut??? that li[e]th on the northside of highway 28 Mar 1724, wtn Robert Hannah, Charles Higgenbothem


  • *Colonial Families of the USA, 1607-1775 for Elizabeth Crandall, Colonial Families of the United States of America, Volume III, Hazard Family, page 225.
  • The Hazard family of Rhode Island 1635-1894 : Being a genealogy and history of the descendants of Thomas Hazard, with sketches of the worthies of this family, and anecdotes illustrative of their traits and also of the times in which they lived by Robinson, Caroline E., 1833-1907; Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941 -
  • Title: History of the Town of Stonington, Page: 659-9a, Note: NS084071, Publication: Name: Reprinted, Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. Baltimore, 1977; Author: Richard Anson Wheeler
  • Title: WPR, Page: Vol I, Author: Westerly Probate
  • Title: WTR, Page: V2:102, Note: NS087431, Publication: Name: Family History Library; Author: Westerly Town Records
  • Robinson, Caroline E. The Hazard Family of Rhode Island 1635-1894. Boston, MA: Author, 1896. Pages 6 &16, under Hannah Hazard (mother of Stephen) and Stephen Wilcox who married Elizabeth Crandall, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Gorton) Crandall in 1704.
  • 1747 Early Rhode Island Census with Stephen Wilcox; however, whether this is father or son is not determined. Page 83 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island.
  • Torry, Clarence. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. Page 815 for WILLCOX, Stephen (d. 1736) who married Susannah Briggs (1672-1719+); 9 Feb 169_, 1695?, 1690?; Westerly, RI/Portsmouth. [1]
  • Crandall, John Cortland. Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and Descendants. New Woodstock, NY: Unknown, 1949. P. 9 for marriage, children, parents.
  • Gravestone Search. Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission. accessed 12 November 2015. For son Robert in the Wilcox Lot.
  • Rhode Island Vital Extracts, Vol. 10, St. Paul's Church Marriages, page 351 for son Robert. St. Paul's Church, Narragansett.
  • Torry gives 3 Stephen Wilcox records on this page: 1) Wilcox, Stephen Wilcox & Elizabeth (Crandall); c. 1691? 2) The above with Susanna Briggs and 3) Stephen Wilcox (1633?-1690+) & Hannah (Hazard); c. 1657?, b. 1662, 1658?; Portsmouth, RI/Westerly, RI.
  • Robinson, Caroline. The Hazard Family of Rhode Island 1635-1894 (Boston, 1895) p 16
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Stephen Wilcox, Jr.'s Timeline

Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island, United States
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, British Colonial America
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, USA
Westerly, Washington, RI, United States
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island