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Generation No. 4
Franklin James Wilcox, born 1834 in New York; died 14 Sep 1892. He was the son of Ozial Z. Wilcox and Sylvia Stevens. He married Charlotte Georgianna Ballentine 02 Feb 1880 in Zumbrota, Minnesota.
Charlotte Georgianna Ballentine, born Abt. 14 Jul 1863 in Massachusettes; died 17 Mar 1910 in Manhattan, NY. She was the daughter of Rev. George Demille Ballentine and Charlotte Everett Fisher.
Franklin took a homestead in Minnesota. Died at a railroad crossing in 1891.
Carpenter and Ranch Owner. Went west when he was 21 years old and took up 1/4 section or 160 acres, the government was giving it away. He bought others land and had over 2000 acres.
It is said he built over 200 homes in Zumbrota, MN
Franklin James was killed at age 60 going across a train track with a buggy
Left home at age 21.
Wilcox, Franklin 37 M W Farmer 3000 (Value of Real Estate) 490 (Value of Personal Estate) New York (place of birth)
Wilcox, Marcia 37 F W Keeping House New York (place of birth)
Wilcox, Herbert 7 M W Minnesota
Wilcox, Eugene 4 M W Minnesota
Wilcox, Frank 2 M W Minnesota
Wilcox, Jenny 5 month F W Minnesota December
Ward, Samuel 40 M W Farm Laborer New York
Billings, Mary 16 F W Domestic Servant Maine
19 19 Wilcocks, Franklin W M 46 Husband Married Farming Born in New York; Father born in ?? (N.J. or V.T. or U.T.??) Mother born in (N.J. or V.T. or U.T.??)??
Wilcocks, Georgie W F 22 Wife Married Keeping House born in Minnesota, Father born in Maine, mother born in Canada
Wilcocks, Herbert D W M 16 son Single At Home attended school within the census year born in Minnesota, Father born in New York, Mother born in Minnesota (??)
Wilcocks, Eugene W M 14 Son Single At School attended school within the census year born in Minnesota, Father born in New York, Mother born on New York
WIlcocks, Frank W M 11 Son Single At School attended school within the census year, born in Minnesota, Father born in New York, Mother born in New York
Wilcocks, Jennie M W F 10 Daughter Single attended school within the census year, born in Minnesota, Father born in New York, Mother born in New York
Ballentine, George D. W M 54 Father-in-law Married Baptist Clergyman Born in New Brunswick, Father born in England, Mother born in England
Ballentine, Charlot E. W F 47 Mother-in-law Married Keeping House Born in New Brunswick, Father born in England, Mother born in England
Earnist, Carry W F 20 Servant Single Domestic Servant Born in Norway, Father Born in Norway, Mother born in Norway
Frank Wilcox purchased a Cemetery plot for Mrs. Marchia A. Wilcox; in the Zumbrota Cemetary, Section H 35 9; date of Death Dec 21, 1879; age 46 years, 9 months 3 days (so date of birth would have been March 18, 1833)
the Martha Osborne book lists the following on Franklin Wilcox.
FRANKLIN - b 1834 NY s/OZIAL Jr & SYLVIA (STEVENS) WILCOX of Georgetown, Madison Co NY; Ref 1850
Census Georgetown NY p387 Dw#208.
Database: Minnesota County History Name Index
Given Name: FRANKLIN J.
Book: GOODHUE COUNTY ATLAS
Dalby, John. Name Index of County Histories. Orem, Utah: Ancestry, Inc., 1999. Original data:
Residence 1: 1870, Minneola, Goodhue, Minnesota
Residence 2: 1850, Georgetown, Madison, New York
(Huron, SD Newspaper -DyH, Sa 13 March 1886; p. 4, col. 1)
Mrs. Wilcox of Cavour, sister of the late Mrs. Vanscoy, came on to-day's train to attend her sister's funeral.
This places Charlotte in Cavour within a year after the birth of James.
More About Charlotte Georgianna Ballentine:
Burial: 11 Mar 1911, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, NY, Grave 2141, plot Oakwood
Marriage Notes for Franklin Wilcox and Charlotte Ballentine:
Marriage witnessed by Ira Warren and Delia Warren. Minister was Minister of the Gospel G.D. Ballentine. Pastor of the Baptist Church of Zumbrota, MN.
Children of Franklin Wilcox and Charlotte Ballentine are:
i. Clarence Richard Wilcox, born 01 Apr 1881 in Zumbrota, Minnesota, Goodhue Co.; died 25 Sep 1956; married (1) Beatrice Ethel Natalie Young 03 Apr 1906 in Salem, MA; died 1912 in Orlando, Florida; married (2) Stella Matilda Josephine Dale 30 Dec 1914 in Morganton, NC; born 07 Oct 1888 in Marion, NC; died 14 Apr 1972.
ii. Florence Wilcox, born 21 Nov 1882 in Zumbrota, Minn; died Abt. 1905.
iii. Israel Knight Wilcox, born 03 Jun 1885 in Huron, South Dakota or Cavour, South Dakota.
Notes for Israel Knight Wilcox:
Went west and never heard from - His family (siblings) thought he was killed in the earthquake in California. Great Uncle John tried to find him and wrote an article in Cosmopolitan in about 1942.
Good singer, handsome, worked for Jordan Marsh as accountant in Boston. Asked for a transfer because his sister Grace charged so much, it was embarrassing and he asked for a transfer to San Francisco. No one ever heard from his after this.
Family history states he was killed in the Earthquake April 18, 1906
TWIN to James Clement Wilcox
iv. James Clement Wilcox, born 03 Jun 1885 in Cavour, Beadle County, South Dakota; died 02 Mar 1963 in Monroe, Washington; married Greta Malena Isakdatter Nygård 31 Oct 1906.
v. Everett Wilcox, born 06 Mar 1888 in Junious, NY.
vi. Grace Wilcox, born 06 Mar 1888 in Junious, NY; married W.S. Marshall.
Grace lived in Maine
vii. John Jay Wilcox, born 24 Dec 1892.
He was a nurse in World War I
Burial: Arlington Cemetery
Generation No. 5
Ozial Z. Wilcox, born 13 Mar 1806 in Vermont; died 26 May 1889 in Nelson, New York. He was the son of Ozial Wilcox and Nancy Ann Payne. He married Sylvia Stevens Bef. 1831.
Sylvia Stevens, born 22 Mar 1809 in Manchester, Bennington Co., VT; died 24 Oct 1865 in Erieville, NY.
Cemetery, Erieville, Madison County, NY; Where Ozial Z. Wilcox b: 3-13-1806 d: May 26, 1889 and Silvia, wife of Ozial b: 3-22-1809 d: 10-24-1865.
Dwelling # 2574 Family 2548
Ozial Wilcox 53 M Farmer 3000
Silva Wilcox 52 F
Nelson Wilcox 30 M
Austin Wilcox 23 M
Lyman Wilcox 21 M
Warren Wilcox 17 M
Julia Wilcox 15 F
Caleb Wilcox 13 M
Sarah Wilcox 11 F
James Wilcox 9 M
Adella Wilcox 7 F
At the bottom of the page is
Dwelling #2578 Family 2552
Franklin Wilcox 27 M Farmer 2000
He was married to Sylvia Stevens. Sylvia Stevens was born in 1809 in Manchester, Bennington Co., VT. She died on 24 Oct 1865 in Erieville, Madison Co., NY. Ozial Wilcox and Sylvia Stevens had the following children:
i. Nelson Ozial Wilcox was born about 1830. He died on 8 Jul 1917.
ii. Franklin Wilcox was born in 1834. He resided in Lyon, NY.
iii. Nancy Wilcox was born in 1836. She died on 6 Aug 1911.
iv. Austin Wilcox.
v. Lyman Wilcox was born in 1840. He resided in 1889 in Big Bend, Pennington Co., SD.
vi. Warren Wilcox was born in 1843. He died after 1917. He resided in Bonne, IA.
vii. Julia A. Wilcox.
viii. Caleb Wilcox.
ix. Sarah Ann Wilcox.
x. Shubel Wilcox was born in 1850.
xi. James Wilcox.
xii. Adelia Wilcox.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyccazen/Cemeteries/Nelson/ErievilleCem.html#WWilcox, (maiden name), see Emma Wilcox Andrews.
Erieville Cemetery, c.1915 list, Town of Nelson, Madison County, NY
Wilcox, Oziol Z., born March 13, 1806, died May 26, 1889, (age not given), (on monument with Orlow Z. Nourse).
Wilcox, Silva, wife of Oziol Z. Wilcox, born March 20, 1809, died October 24, 1865, (age not given).
Children of Ozial Wilcox and Sylvia Stevens are:
i. Nelson Ozial Wilcox, born 1831 in Georgetown, Madison County, New York; died 08 Jul 1917.
ii. Franklin James Wilcox, born 1834 in New York; died 14 Sep 1892; married (1) Marcia A. Ward; married (2) Charlotte Georgianna Ballentine 02 Feb 1880 in Zumbrota, Minnesota.
iii. Nancy Wilcox, born 1836; died 06 Aug 1911.
iv. Austin J. Wilcox, born 1837 in Sandgate, Bennington Co VT; died 1894; married Hattie Worral ; born 24 Dec 1839 in Union Co.,SD; died 26 Oct 1921 in Akron, IA.
v. Lyman Wilcox, born 1840 in Sandgate, Bennington Co VT.
vi. Warren Wilcox, born 1843; died Aft. 1917.
vii. Julia A Wilcox, born 05 Apr 1847 in Georgetown, New York; died 30 May 1897; married Orlow Z Nourse WFT Est. 1861-1887; born WFT Est. 1830-1850; died WFT Est. 1864-1936.
viii. Caleb Wilcox, born 12 Nov 1848 in Georgetown, New York; married (1) Evelina N. Moore; born Abt. 1845; died Abt. 17 Aug 1886; married (2) Jennie B Bassett
Notes for Evelina N. Moore:
Died either 8-17-1866 or 8-17-1899 - age 41 year, 8 months 23 days.
Burial: Erieville, NY
ix. Sarah C. Wilcox, born 1849 in Georgetown, NY; died 01 May 1906; married Clark Adelbert Homes 29 Nov 1865
More About Sarah C. Wilcox:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Cazenovia, NY
x. James Wilcox, born 1851 in Sandgate, Bennington Co VT;; married Annette Kinney
Notes for James Wilcox:
Lived in Fenner, New York
xi. Adelia Wilcox, born 26 Mar 1852 in Nelson, NY; died 08 Jul 1917; married George Morris 16 Jul 1847
Notes for Adelia Wilcox:
Lived in Madison, New York
xii. Shubel Wilcox, born 1853; died WFT Est. 1851-1944.
Generation No. 6
Ozial Wilcox, born 1774 in Massachusettes; died 15 Mar 1856 in Sandgate, Vermont. He was the son of Oziel Wilcox and Louis Goodrich. He married Nancy Ann Payne Apr 1801 in Ashfield, Massachusetts.
Nancy Ann Payne, born 1780 in Ashfield, Franklin Co., MA; died 1858 in Sandgate, Vermont. She was the daughter of Joseph Ruggles Paine and Mehitable Gillings.
Notes for Ozial Wilcox:
Oziel Wilcox - Lived in Ashfield or Colerain, Massachusetts
Ozial was probably born before the family west of Conway. Note that he spells Ozial with an "a" and not with an "e" like the other Oziel, the son of Peter Wilcox. After his marriage, they removed to Sangate, Bennington County, Vermont and some of his descendants continue to live there today. In a local cemetery are two headstones, one marked "Ozial Wilcox, died 1856, age 82" the other says "Nancy Wilcox, died 1858, age 78"
Dwelling house 649 - Family 664
Ozial Wilcox 76 M Farmer - Born Maryland
Nancy 70 F - Born Maryland
Franklyn 26 M - Born New York
He was married to Nancy Ann Paine (daughter of Joseph Ruggles Paine and Mehitable Giddings). Intention of marriage recorded at Ashfield, Massachusetts, April 1801. Nancy Ann Paine was born in 1780 in Ashfield, Franklin Co., MA. She died in 1858 in Sandgate, Bennington Co., VT. Ozial Wilcox and Nancy Ann Paine had the following children:
i. Joel Wilcox.
ii. Amelia Wilcox.
iii. Ermina Wilcox.
iv. Ozial Wilcox.
v. Mehitable Wilcox.
vi. John Wilcox(1270). Died in infancy
vii. Nancy Ann Wilcox.
viii. Asa Wilcox.
ix. Joseph Ruggles Wilcox.
x. Emeline Annis Wilcox was born on 6 Feb 1821. She died on 20 Sep 1890. She was buried in Ira Allen Cemetery, Sunderland, Bennington Co., VT.
xi. John Austin Wilcox.
xii. James Franklin Wilcox.
Marriage Notes for Ozial Wilcox and Nancy Payne:
Intention of marriage recorded at Ashfield, Massachusetts, April 1801.
Marriage: Apr 1801, Ashfield, Massachusetts
Children of Ozial Wilcox and Nancy Payne are:
i. Ozial Z. Wilcox, born 13 Mar 1806 in Vermont; died 26 May 1889 in Nelson, New York; married Sylvia Stevens Bef. 1831.
ii. Asa Wilcox, born 25 Mar 1815 in Vermont; died 18 Sep 1881 in Georgetown, NY; married Harriet Stevens Abt. 1836; born 29 Jul 1814 in Manchester, Bennington Co.,VT; died 17 Oct 1889.
Notes for Asa Wilcox:
The 1860 census found this family living in Hamilton twp. Madison County, New York. The listing states "Asa, age 45, Born in Vermont"
Burial: Erieville, NY
More About Harriet Stevens:
Burial: Erieville, NY
iii. James Franklin Wilcox, born 01 Jun 1830; died 26 May 1899 in Arlington, Bennington Co.,VT; married Mary Elizabeth Nichols Bef. 1852; born 01 Jun 1829; died 06 Feb 1915 in Arlington, Bennington Co.,VT.
Notes for James Franklin Wilcox:
James Franklin Wilcox served about three years in the Civil War. Both he and his wife Mary Elizabeth are buried at Arlington, Vermont
iv. William West Wilcox, born 26 Mar 1832; married Ellen S. Mack.
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