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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 photographer: Bob Walls
Findagrave Memorial #: 50667088


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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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Avondale Cemetery, Flint, MI

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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.

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