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John Wilcox (1654) / Sarah (Wadsworth) Wilcox

Name: John Wilcox

Birth: About 1625 in England. (MUH)

Emigration: To Hartford, Conn. by 1639; to Middletown, Conn. by 1654; to Dorchester, Mass. by 1660; returned to Middletown c. 1664. (MLR)

Death: May 24, 1676, Middletown, Conn. (SAV)(BCVR)

Occupation & Public Service: Pail maker (MLR); roads committee 1667 (MUH); selectman 1667 (MLR) in 1667; fence viewer, grand levy man and townsman (FFS).

Marriage: m. (1) Sarah Wadsworth, September 17, 1646, Hartford, Conn. (d. about 1648) She was the daughter of William Wadsworth of Hartford, Conn.; m. (2) Catharine/Katern Stoughton, January 18, 1649/50, Hartford, Conn.; m. (3) Mary (Lane) (Long) Farnsworth, widow, Dorchester, Mass. (d. 1671, Middletown, Conn.); m. (4) Esther Cornwell, by 1672, Middletown, Conn. (b. May 1650, Hartford, Conn.; d. May 2, 1733, Middletown, Conn.) She was the daughter of William Cornwell. (MLR)(GMB)

Children: One child with first wife b. 1648; 5 children with second wife between 1650-1658; 3 children with fourth wife between 1672-1676. (BCVR)(MLR) (See in-depth profile in Member Area for details.)


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The First Meeting House, Middletown, Conn. The engraving below by W.C. Butler was a fanciful illustration for David Field's Centennial Address published in 1853. In 1939 the image was used on the title page of The Log Cabin Myth by Harold R. Shurtleff. Surrounding the engraving are signatures of some of the first settlers as found on wills and deeds by Charles C. Adams in preparation of Middletown Upper Houses (1908).