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Nathan Thomas Wilcox, 1838-1924

WILCOX

Posted By: Clay County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/15/2011 at 08:56:27

Wilcox, N. T., was born in Wayne county, New York, in 1838. His education was gained from contact with the world. In 1853 he came with his parents to Wisconsin, returning to New York in 1859 with his brother. At the breaking out of the rebellion he enlisted in Co. D., 102nd, N. Y. Volunteers and served over three years, being in the historic battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Lookout Mountain, was in the Atlanta campaign and marched with Sherman to the sea. In 1866 he returned to Wisconsin and followed farming. The alluring cheap and productive lands of Clay county brought him here in 1880, and he has now one of the profitable farms in the township. He has served on the Township Board of Trustees for six years. He was married on March 1st, 1869. Mr. Wilcox is a thorough and progressive farmer and public-spirited citizen.

Source: A History of Clay County, by W. C. Gilbreath, 1889.

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