Samuel Wilcox Cabin, 1862
The Samuel and Barbara (Houck) Wilcox cabin was built in 1862 on Deer Creek, and remained until well into the 1900s.
Their son, Francis Marion Wilcox, described this property in his journal as follows:
"Father bought land in Carter County, Kentucky during the fall of 1860 on the waters of the
Little Sandy River on a stream known as Deer Creek. To this he moved during the spring of 1862
coming down the Big Sandy River in a "Joe" boat hitched onto a raft of saw logs."
Samuel Wilcox would not call this place home for long. In October, 1862, he enlisted in the
Union Army and would die while in service in 1864. Barbara (Houck) Wilcox would continue
living there raising her family until in old age she made her home nearby with her son, Isaiah Wilcox. She died in 1893.
This picture was taken by Samuel and Barbara's grandson, Herbert Allen Wilcox,
who was raised on Deer Creek and well-remembered this old cabin.
Submitted by: Chris Robinson, a great-great grandson of Samuel and Barbara (Houck) Wilcox