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Wilcox, John Faxon

Age: 28, credited to Whitingham, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/3/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. F, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; enl 8/29/64, m/i 8/29/64, Pvt, Co. F, 1st VT CAV, m/o 5/31/65

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Birth: 03/31/1834, Whitingham, VT
Death: 09/13/1914

Burial: Avondale Cemetery, Flint, MI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Walls
Findagrave Memorial #: 50667088
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

2nd Great Grandfather of Donna West Foote, Olmsted Falls, OH

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John Faxon Wilcox

John Faxon Wilcox was born on March 31, 1834 in Whittingham, Vermont. John married Harriet Sophia Pike on March 18, 1858 and fathered 3 children. John enlisted in the 16th Regiment, Vermont Infantry (pvt, Company F) on 9-3-1862 (mustered in 10-23-1862) and later enlisted (mustered in 8-29-1864) in the 1st Regiment, Vermont Cavalry (pvt, Company F).

Muster rolls from October 1862 to February 1863 and January 1865 show him as sick. Records show him in the hospital on January 23, 1863 with "Rubeola". John was injuried at Cedar Creek, VA on November 2, 1864 when he was thrown from a horse. Hospital records show a contusion on the back and other injuries. He was taken to a field hospital in the Shenadoah Velley on November 8, 1864. Was sent to Winchester, VA Hospital on November 21, 1864. He was admitted to Philadelphia Summit Hospital on December 9, 1864.

John moved from Whittingham, Vermont to Genessee County, Michigan in 1868. John lived in Crawford County Michigan from 1898-1909. John died on September 13, 1914 in Flint, Michigan and is buried in Genessee County, Michigan. John was described as fair complexion with dark hair and blue eyes and 5 ft 5 inches in height. His occupation was listed as a farmer/butcher. John was the brother of Vermont Civil War soldiers Luman Wilcox and Zachariah Taylor Wilcox.

Written by Timothy D. Simpson, 3rd-great-grandson of John Faxon Wilcox, from pension applications, muster rolls, hospital records, and a general affidavit, and photograph.


"The Flint Journal," Monday, September 14, 1914


Civil War Veteran Succumbs to Stroke of Paralysis

John Wilcox of 1053 Avenue A died last night at 12 o'clock at his home after an illness of four weeks. About four weeks ago he was taken with a stroke of paralysis and was thought to be recovering until yesterday when he became rapidly worse.

Mr. Wilcox was 80 years old and was an old resident of Vermont. He was a veteran of the Civil war and was a member of Co. 10 of the Tenth Vermont infantry. After the war he came to this state and lived in Grayling. He came to Flint from Grayling four years ago.

He leaves four children, Mrs. Merrit Simpson, Forest Wilcox, Mrs. Della Wilson, and Mrs. Bertha Oakes. He also leaves one sister two brothers, 10 grand children and five great grandchildren.

Courtesy of Bob Walls