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George Henry William Wilcox
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1820
Columbus
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1903
Durant
Bryan County
Oklahoma, USA

George Wilcox was a Confederate Veteran who served as a musician during the war. After the war, he moved from Georgia to northeast Alabama. George Wilcox was Cherokee Indian from about two generations back. Harley Hood, who was George Wilcox's grandson, recalled as young boy of about 5 or 6 years old that he accompanied George Wilcox to the train that took him from Alabama to Oklahoma after his wife's death, where he spent his last years with his Cherokee relatives. It is not known who the Cherokee relatives in Oklahoma were. However, George Wilcox must have been a tough old man. A elderly neighbor recalled, "Pap Wilcox was a man of his word. And ye'd better be too, or he'd kill ye!"
Pap lived at Big Shanty, Georgia, a railroad town leading into Atlanta where Sherman stockpiled supplies during the Confederate War. An important battle was fought nearby--Kennesaw Mountain. The railroad which came through Big Shanty was the main railroad leading from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Atlanta. Both Union and Rebel troops fought to control it. Steele, also a railroad town in St. Clair County, Alabama, may have been the reason for Pap's move to Alabama. George's son and family are buried in the Steele City Cemetery.
[Source: Joseph Hood, M.D.] 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rebecca Priest Wilcox (1833 - 1880)
 
 Children:
  William Henry Wilcox (1849 - 1908)*
  James Monroe Wilcox (1855 - 1915)*
  Georgia Ann Wilcox Hood (1858 - 1917)*
  Green Berry Wilcox (1861 - 1932)*
  Arleasy Dora Wilcox Bellew (1865 - 1937)*
  John Dean Wilcox (1868 - 1939)*
  Alletta Pharris Wilcox Payne (1872 - 1930)*
  Guilford Isaiah Wilcox (1874 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Geo. Hen. W. Wilcox, born December 25, 1820 in Columbus, Georgia, died August 24, 1903 in Durant, Okla; Dear Father, We Have Laid Thee in Thy Peaceful Grave's Embrace But Thy Memory We Will Cherish, Until We See Your Heavenly Face
 
Burial:
Pioneer Cemetery
Durant
Bryan County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: rhm
Record added: May 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27141640
George Henry William Wilcox
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George Henry William Wilcox
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George Henry William Wilcox
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George is my great great great grandfather through his son Green Berry Wilcox. Really interesting to read about him.
- Danielle Mikesh
 Added: Jun. 22, 2016

- Michelle💕ღ
 Added: Feb. 26, 2014
This is such a wonderful and interesting story. I remember much of the same detail as told to me by my grandmother. George is my great, great, grandfather.
- UnkaDave
 Added: May. 25, 2013
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