Niagara County

1897 Biography - Elisha Wilcox

Wilcox, Elisha, was born in Madrid, St. Lawrence county, N. Y., August 18, 1825, a son of Ira and Nancy (Robinson) Wilcox, natives of Vermont, who came to Madrid where he died in 1825. Mrs. Wilcox moved with her family to Wilson in 1837, where she died in 1857. Elisha Wilcox was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He is a farmer and owns seventy-one acres of land on which he has lived fifty years. In 1859 he married Malinda Cornell (born in Canada), and they had two children, Nancy M., born July 14, 1860, and married Alexander Swackhamer of Canada; and Phoebe A., died when five years old. Mr. Wilcox is a Democrat in politics, and the family attend the Baptist church.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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