Bit of followup..This is NOT my personal research...
James David Wilcox (son of Henry) and his uncle, Henry Miller, traveled to
Utah in September,1852, on their way to the California gold fields. They
were persuaded to stay with Henry's brothers at Farmington due to the
lateness of the season. Thomas Wilcox writes, "He (James David) had brought
with him from the East, a beautiful gold ring which his cousins were
desirous to obtain from him, but he refused, saying, 'No, the only girl who
wears this ring will be the one who becomes my wife.'" He became much
impressed by Anna Maria Robinson, and his infatuation led him to accept the
Mormon faith so that they could marry. This step also provided him the
opportunity to wed a second wife, which he soon did in 1862. As was the
custom of Mormons at that time, he had these two wives concurrently. In all
he had twenty-three children. (This writer is not sure which wife kept the
James practiced many trades including cabinet-making, wheelwright, drum
making, plastering, and masonry. He was a skillful hunter and
horticulturist, raising the first fruit in Farmington.
WILCOX, JAMES DAVID (son of Henry Wilcox, born Jan. 16, 1792, Hillsdale,
N. Y., and Susan Miller, born March 2, 1800, Lexington, N. Y., married Feb.
19, 1819). He was born Jan. 17, 1827, Lexington, N. Y. Came to Utah Sept.
23, 1852, Henry W. Miller company. Married Anna Maria Robinson Nov. 26,
1854, Salt Lake City (daughter of Joseph Lee Robinson, pioneer 1849, captain
of own company, and Maria Wood, who came to Utah with husband). She was born
June 8, 1838. Their children: James Henry b. Oct. 7, 1855, m. Mary Magdalene
Wood Nov. 28, 1878; Joseph Dorvil b. Aug. 15; 1857, d. Oct. 14, 1857;
Ebenezer Orlando b. Feb. 5, 1859, m. Abigail Alvina Abbott, April 26, 1883;
Julia Maria b. March 14, 1861, m. Walter W. Steed, Sept. 16, 1880; Lucy
Annella b. Sept. 22, 1863, d. Sept. 30, 1864; Oliver Leroy b. Sept. 6, 1865,
m. Lucy Evaline Clark Nov. 23, 1892; Annabelle b. Feb. 23, 1867, d. Sept.
15, 1867; Margaret Ruth b. Sept. 30, 1869, m. David Eli Manning April 11,
1888; David Eugene b. April 3, 1872, m. Elizabeth Layne Dec. 20, 1894;
William Arnold b. Nov. 27, 1874, d. Jan. 3, 1875; George Wallace b. March
11, 1876, m. Nettie Jane Barber Nov. 16, 1898; Mary Helen b. Feb. 5, 1879,
d. April 13, 1880; Orson Charles b. Oct. 15, 1881, m. Adeline Rosa Fehr
March 26, 1908. Family home Farmington, Utah.
Married Judith Oviatt Feb. 15, 1862, Salt Lake City (daughter of Ira
Oviatt and Ruth Bennett, pioneers 1851, Isaac Allred company, married Jan.
29, 1829, Berton, Rensselaer county, N. Y.) She was born March 22, 1841,
Kirkland, Ohio. Their children: Ruth Angelia b. Jan. 11, 1863, d. Oct 23,
1864; Mary Evelyn b. Sept. 6, 1865, d. Sept. 15, 1867; Clara Orliva b. June
28, 1868, m. Edward Alvin Steed Dec. 14, 1887; Thomas Feris b. July 14,
1870, m. Eliza Criddle Nov. 28, 1894; Susan Olive b. Sept. 6, 1872, m.
William John Hardy; Cynthia Orilla b. Feb. 23, 1875, m. William Edward
Griddle Feb. 13, 1895; Ira Herman b. April 5, 1877, d. Sept. 27, 1897; Lewis
Oviatt b. Aug. 30, 1879; Orrin Miller b. Dec. 13, 1881; Ruby Lovena b. May
29, 1887, m. John Sheppard Sept. 1907. Family home Farmington, Utah.
Missionary to Salmon River October, 1857, to April, 1858. Ordained a
patriarch April 15, 1901.
WILCOX, JAMES HENRY (son of James David Wilcox and Anna Maria Robinson).
Born Oct. 7, 1855, Farmington, Utah.
Married Mary Magdalene Wood Nov. 28, 1878, Salt Lake City (daughter of
John Wood and Fanny Goble, pioneers October, 1855, Moses Thurston company).
She was born April 15, 1857, Farmington, Utah. Their children: William Henry
b. Sept. 20, 1879, m. Emily Barber Dec. 14, 1904; Delbert Eben b. Oct. 12,
1881, m. Julia Irene Udy June 16, 1909; Joseph Edward b. March 20, 1883, m.
Leona Jane Hatch Dec. 6, 1905; Mary Estella b. Sept. 4, 1885; Fanny Alice b.
March 1, 1888, m. Amasa Merlin Steed Nov. 24, 1909; Clyde Harley b. Nov. 28,
1889; Luella b. Jan. 8, 1892; Ruth b. Dec. 15, 1893; Blanche b. Nov. 9,
1896. Family home Farmington, Utah.
Missionary to eastern states Jan. 16, 1897. Appointed assessor and
collector Davis county March 15, 1882, Aug. 6, 1883, Aug. 4, 1884, Aug. 2,
1886; county recorder Davis county Aug. 4, 1884; county clerk Aug. 6, 1888,
Aug. 4, 1890; first mayor of Farmington City Nov. 8, 1892, and elected again
Nov. 7, 1893; prosecuting attorney Davis county Nov. 6, 1894. By virtue of
his being assessor and collector of Davis county he was a member of the
board that chose the site for the Agricultural College. Admitted to the bar
March 4, 1906.
WILCOX, WILLIAM HENRY (son of James Henry Wilcox and Mary Magdalene Wood).
Born Sept. 20, 1899, Farmington, Utah.
Married Emily Barber Dec. 14, 1904 (daughter of David Barber and Esther
French; came to Utah July 3, 1877, married June 4, 1879, Salt Lake City).
She was born Nov. 11, 1884, Centerville, Utah. Their children: David Henry
b. Oct. 8, 1905; Hugh Barber b. Feb. 17, 1907; Harold b. Sept. 5, 1908;
Elmer b. May 5, 1910. Family home Syracuse,
Utah. Missionary to southern states Aug. 23, 1900.
1.. Title: Descendants of William Wilcoxson of Derbyshire, England, and
Author: Thomas Wilcox
Publication: Mimeograph, Spring 1963
Note: A thirty years' compilation of research and correspondence.
Thomas Wilcox, PO Box 462, Pasadena, CA 91102
Page: p 143
----- Original Message -----
From: "Snow, Donald R." <snowd@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2007 2:30 PM
Subject: [FHCNET] Re: Henry Wilcox info in our earlylds database
> Hi Fred. If you have corrections and sources for data on Henry
> Wilcox (earlylds-index I28066), please send us the corrections with
> the sources and we'll enter it. Thanks.
> At 11:22 AM 1/16/2007, you wrote:
>>Hi Bro. Snow, id suggest that there are problems with id I28066, my
>>record for him looks a bit different from the one showed in the early lds
>>web site...Birth and/or marriage info seems a bit off..
>>Regards, Bro. Fred, Westport NY Branch (Worldconnect unclefred database)
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Snow, Donald R." <<mailto:snowd%40math.byu.edu>snowd@...>
>>Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2007 2:58 AM
>>Subject: Re: [FHCNET] Pioneer Ancestors
>> > Elynn, you might want to take a look in our
>> > database for ordinances done for such people. If you find them
>> > there, you may find additional data and info on them there, too. The
>> > database has about 53,000 names in it now and we are still working on
>> > it. Our goal to have a good compilation of all the early LDS members
>> > from anywhere in the world from 1830 up to the early Utah
>> > period. It's not complete yet, but can still be very helpful.
> Dr. Donald R. Snow, Retired Prof of Mathematics, Brigham Young
> University, Provo, Utah 84604
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