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Lieut Joseph Morgan Wilcox
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Birth: Mar. 15, 1790
Killingworth
Middlesex County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1814
Wilcox County
Alabama, USA

Lieutenant Joseph Morgan Wilcox

Joseph Morgan Wilcox was born on March 15, 1790 in Killingsworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut. He was the son of Revolutionary War officer, Joseph Wilcox and Phoebe Morgan.
On June 15, 1808, Cadet Wilcox entered the U.S. Military Academy where he graduated and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in the 3rd Infantry. Lt. Wilcox fought against the Creeks in the War of 1812. On January 15, 1814, Wilcox engaged in a heroic fight with a Creek war party and was tomahawked and scalped on the banks of the Alabama River where it flows between Canton and Prairie Bluff. Two days later he was buried with military honors at Fort Claiborne.
Wilcox County was named in his memory by an Act of the General Assembly of Alabama on December 13, 1819.

 
 
Burial:
Camden Cemetery
Camden
Wilcox County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: April D. Sandley Clinely
Record added: Jul 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14818840
Lieut Joseph Morgan Wilcox
Added by: April D. Sandley Clinely
 
Lieut Joseph Morgan Wilcox
Added by: April D. Sandley Clinely
 
 
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