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Wilcoxson Family

From: Ruth Davison
Subject: WILLCOCKSON--ROWAN CO., NC
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 13:56:21 -0800 (PST)

>Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 12:02:56 -0800 (PST)
>From: Chris Robinson 352-463-3210
>Subject: WILLCOCKSON--ROWAN CO., NC
>To: sharrah , wilcox-l ,

> THE WILLCOCKSON FAMILY OF ROWAN CO. NC (Part 1):
>
> A major difficulty in regard to the early Willcockson family in Rowan
> Co., NC, concerns the children of ISAAC WILLCOCKSON, Sr. (a relative
> and probably a brother of George and John Willcockson, also of Rowan
> Co., NC). Isaac Willcockson apparently married by 1748 a Martha Bane,
> of Goshen, PA. It is possible that this was not Isaac's first marriage.
> For marrying a non-Quaker, Martha was dismissed from the local Quaker
> meeting. Soon after, Isaac and Martha moved to Anson Co., NC (where
> an "Issacher Willcocks" appears in a 1750 land deed). In 1753, Rowan
> County was formed from Anson County. Also, in 1752/53, John and George
> Willcockson settled with the BOONE family in Rowan County. Martha
> (Bane) Willcockson died in the late 1750's, and Isaac remarried to an
> Edith Philpot (according to DAR records). By the time of this marriage,
> Isaac already had several children, including three who were still
> minors in 1771. Isaac and Edith (Philpot) Willcockson had three more
> children.
>
> --a Rowan County court record of 1771 states: "William, Martha, and
> Daniel Willcockson, minor orphans of Isaac Willcockson, deceased,
> chose Isaac Willcockson as their guardian." An Isaac and George
> Willcockson signed the guardianship bond. The question arises as
> to who this ISAAC WILLCOCKSON--the guardian of the children--was,
> and also who the GEORGE WILLCOCKSON was who also signed the bond.
> It would seem natural that, if the elder Isaac Willcockson had
> any children of age in 1771, that one of them should have become
> the guardian of their younger brothers and sister. If this is the
> case, and it seems most probable, then the guardian ISAAC WILLCOCKSON
> and the bondsman GEORGE WILLCOCKSON were older sons of the deceased
> Isaac Willcockson.
>
> --it is known that both of the brothers, John Willcockson, Sr. and
> George Willcockson, Sr. had sons named ISAAC and GEORGE. Tax lists
> also show that there was an additional Isaac and George Willcockson
> in Rowan County, which were probably sons of Isaac Willcockson (who
> was deceased by 1771). These tax lists are as follows:
>
> * the family of John Willcockson, Sr. can be found in Lyon's District
> in the 1772 Rowan County tax list. This list includes the names
> of John Willcockson and his two eldest sons, John, Jr. and George
> (who were both already heads of families). John Willcockson's other
> sons, including his son ISAAC, were still at home and not yet of
> taxable age in 1772.
>
> * the family of George Willcockson, Sr. also included sons named
> ISAAC and GEORGE. Both of these sons were born in the 1760's and
> were thus too young to be named in the 1772 tax list.
>
> * in Johnston's District in the 1772 Rowan County tax list, the names
> of ISAAC, GEORGE, and DAVID Willcockson can be found. As has been
> shown above, none of these three heads of household could have been
> sons of John or George Willcockson. This leaves Isaac Willcockson
> (husband of Martha Bane) as the apparent father of these three men.
> The Isaac and George Willcockson on this list are undoubtedly
> identical with the two men who signed the 1771 guardianship bond for
> the elder Isaac Willcockson's three minor children. D.A.R. records
> show that Edith (Philpot) Willcockson, the last wife of Isaac
> Willcockson, had three Willcockson children, of which the last was
> born in 1764. In 1767, Edith (Philpot) Willcockson--by then the
> widow of Isaac Willcockson--married secondly, Matthew Busey. Thus,
> Isaac Willcockson apparently died between 1764 and 1767. In
> 1768, the names of David and Isaac Willcockson are found on the
> Rowan County tax list. Since the elder Isaac Willcockson was dead
> by 1768, the Isaac and David Willcockson on this list are obviously
> the same as the Isaac and David Willcockson named in the 1772 tax
> list for Johnston's District.
>
> From the information given above, it seems that Isaac Willcockson by
> his two or more wives, was the father of David, Isaac, George, William,
> Daniel, Martha, Rachel, Catherine, and Aaron Willcockson. Evidence also
> indicates that Isaac Willcockson, Sr. was the father of Nancy
> Willcockson, who married Benjamin Greer. The fact that Isaac
> Willcockson moved from Pennsylvania to North Carolina, that he lived in
> Rowan County near John Willcockson, Sr. and George Willcockson, Sr., and
> that all three of these earliest known Willcocksons had families in
> which the names JOHN, GEORGE, ISAAC, DANIEL, and WILLIAM were common
> indicates that these three men were all brothers.
>
>
>
>
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