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Stephen Wilcox of Pittsford, Mi.

Stephen Wilcox of Pittsford, Mi.

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 2:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wilcox.
I would like information on Stephen's line as to who his parents were, and where and when he was born and died.
In Pittsford 1850 census he is listed with Charles and Jane E Wilcox.
Would wppreciate any information about them.

Re: Stephen Wilcox of Pittsford, Mi.

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 7:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wilcox
I did find a Stephen Wilcox and Charles an Jane Wilcox on Find A Grave for Hillsdale County Michigan. This Stephen Wilcox died in 1900. The Stephen that you said is on the 1950 census with Charles and Jane, was 73 years old in 1850. The Stephen I found was born in 1819. Do you know what the relationship was for the older Stephen an Charles an Jane Wilcox? Could the Stephen that I found be your Stephens son?

Re: Stephen Wilcox of Pittsford, Mi.

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 8:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.


Facts you should know about the early census records -
All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++


1850 -
Name: Charles Wilcox
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1810
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Pittsford, Hillsdale, Michigan
Gender: Male

Charles Wilcox 40, NY - farmer
Jane E Wilcox 34, NY
George Wilcox 9, MI
Elenor J Wilcox 1, MI
Cordelia Monroe 12, MI - unknown relationship
Stephen Wilcox 74, Mass
Jane Wilcox 69, Mass

1860 -
Name: Charles Wilcox
Age in 1860: 45
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: Pittsford, Hillsdale, Michigan
Gender: Male
Post Office: Sparta

Charles Wilcox 45, NY - farmer
Jane Wilcox 40, NY
George Wilcox 18, MI
Elma J Wilcox 12, MI - dau

NOTE -
Michigan did not require “by law” birth, marriage & death registrations until 1867.

Parents' names were not recorded on marriage records in Michigan until 1885 or 1886.

1870 -
Name: Charles Wilcox
Age in 1870: 61
Birth Year: abt 1809
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Pittsford, Hillsdale, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Hudson

Charles Wilcox 61, NY - farmer
Jane Wilcox 54, NY
George Wilcox 28, MI
Ella Wilcox 21, MI

1880 -
Name: Jane Wilcox
Age: 66
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Pittsford, Hillsdale, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New Jersey
Occupation: Keeping House

George Wilcox 38, MI
Sarah Wilcox 28, MI
Jane Wilcox 66, NY - mother

marriage record -
groom's name: George Wilcox
groom's race:
groom's age: 23 years
groom's birth date: 1851
groom's birthplace: Pittsford
bride's name: Sarah Watson
bride's race:
bride's age: 23 years
bride's birth date: 1851
bride's birthplace: Blissfield
marriage type:
marriage date: 23 Jul 1874
marriage place: Hillsdale, Michigan

marriage record -
groom's name: Morris Billings
groom's race:
groom's age: 22 years
groom's birth date: 1850
groom's birthplace: New York
bride's name: Ella J. Wilcox
bride's race:
bride's age: 22 years
bride's birth date: 1850
bride's birthplace: Michigan
marriage type:
marriage date: 23 May 1872
marriage place: Pittsford, Hillsdale, Michigan
groom's father:


1900 -



death record -
WILCOX, CHARLES
Date of death: 7-Mar-1874
Ledger Page: 213
Record Number: 31
Place of death: Pittsford
County of Death: Hillsdale
Sex: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Age: 72 years 3 months 17 days
Cause of Death: Apoplexy
Birthplace: York State
Occupation: Farmer
Father's Name: Wilcox, Stephen
Father's Residence: Rhode Ile
Mother's Name: Wilcox, Jane
Mother's Residence:
Date of record: 1-Jun-1875

death record -
WILCOX, JANE E.
Date of death: 14-Jun-1886
Ledger Page: 273
Record Number: 4153
Place of death: PITTSFORD
County of Death: Hillsdale
Sex: Female
Race: WHITE
Marital Status: Married
Age: 74 years
Cause of Death: UNKNOWN
Birthplace: NEW YORK
Occupation: FARMER
Father's Name: Last name not recorded, UNKNOWN
Father's Residence: UNKNOWN
Mother's Name: , UNKNOWN
Mother's Residence: UNKNOWN
Date of record: 29-Jul-1887

death record -
County Hillsdale
City/village/township Pittsford
Last Name Wilcox
Given Name Stephen
Birth Year: June 13, 1819 NY
Age 80
Death Day 27
Death Month Mar
Death Year 1900
Father's Given Name Stephen
Father's Last Name Wilcox
mother's maiden name - not stated







Re: Stephen Wilcox of Pittsford, Mi.

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 10:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wilcox
Stephen Wilcox, born 1776 in Mass. married Jane, who was born in Mass. too. They moved to Palmyra, Wayne County, New York. They had 7 children. They moved from Palmyra to Pittsford, in May 1834.

Ellis Wilcox Piper was the youngest, born in Palmyra in May 19, 1818. She was preceded in death by 2 oldest brothers and 2 oldest sisters. At the time of her death, she was survived by two living brothers, Stephen in Pittsford, and Lyman in Milan, Monroe Co. MI. She lived with her husband in Hudson, Lenawee Co. Mi.She is buried with her husband, Robert B. Piper in Maple Grove.

Nothing further is known to me yet about the father of the Stephen Wilcox born in 1776 in Mass. However, I can share what I know about the rest of his children. I am a descendent of the eldest son, Jyra Wilcox.

Jyra Wilcox, September 17, 1805 - June 12, 1879
Charles Wilcox 1809 - 1874
Jane Wilcox 1814 - 1886
Unknown Sister
Stephen Wilcox 1819 - 1900
Lyman Wilcox

Re: Stephen Wilcox of Pittsford, Mi.

Posted: 14 Jan 2013 8:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wilcox, Allen
Thank you for your reply.
Since I posted that I learned that was not the Stephen Wilcox I was looking for.
I have about the same kind of a problem with two Stephen Wilcox as you do.
In Dartmouth Ma. VR to 1850, it gives a Stephen Wilcox birth as 17 May 1747.
It also shows a Feb. 1782 marriage for a Stephen Wilcox to Ruth Allen but no information, as to who their parents were.
Family trees on rootsweb list Stephen born 1747 as being married to Ruth Allen, but no proof.
We have a family tree that has a Stephen Wilcox born 1778, which would have been before the 1782 marriage. A question is, is the 1778 date wrong, is Ruth Allen not his mother, is he a child of one of Stephen's brothers?
The older Stephen was said to have had a will but it has not been located.
Stephen Wilcox born 1778 lived in New York state, but we don't know where until 1820. Most of his children went to Mi. also.
You mentioned Maple Grove cemetery,
I believe that is where a nephew of Stephen Wilcox is buried. His name was Stephen Wilcox also and died in 1883, but I have not been able to get an obituary because I don't have his full death date.
I will check thru some of my genealogy, there was a Jirth Wilcox in Dartmouth, son of another Stephen Wilcox.
We need a study of all the Stephen Wilcox in Ma. and N.Y.
Thanks again.

Re: Stephen Wilcox of Pittsford, Mi.

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 6:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Do you do census lookups in other states?

Re: Stephen Wilcox of Pittsford, Mi.

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 12:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, all states.

Re: Stephen Wilcox of Pittsford, Mi.

Posted: 15 Feb 2014 6:04PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Wilcox
If you have time would you check the 1810 Ontario Co. N.Y. census for a Stephen Wilcox who was born after 1775 and had three children born between 1802 and 1810.
Thank you very much. I appreciate your help.

Re: Stephen Wilcox of Pittsford, Mi.

Posted: 16 Feb 2014 7:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: wilcox
Do you have the land record for Stephen Wilcox of Wayne Co. NY, for land he bought in Mi.?

Re: Stephen Wilcox of Pittsford, Mi.

Posted: 16 Feb 2014 8:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wilcox
Did you find the answer to your question about Stephen Wilcox born 1819-1900? He appears to be the son of the older Stephen Wilcox born 1776 in Ma. his wife's name was also Jane..
Charles was the older Stephen's son also,

The Stephen Wilcox I had a question about was the son of James Nelson Wilcox of Hillsdale, He was born 1856-1883. Some one gave me information that Stephen had a small son, and they both died of a disease that was going around at that time. Do you know what the disease would have been in 1883? I don't have an obituary for him.
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