John Alexander Wilcox

John Alexander Wilcox

Birth
Snow Hill, Greene County, North Carolina, USA
Death 7 Feb 1864 (aged 44)
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Rock Creek, Lot 459 East.
Memorial ID 37274312 · View Source
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Representative from Mississippi to the Thirty-Second Congress of the United States. Representative from Texas to the Confederate States Congress.

His remains were removed from Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia on June 4, 1889. The remains of his brother, Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, are also buried in the same lot in Oak Hill Cemetery. They were the sons of Reuben Wilcox and Sarah Garland.

Richmond Enquirer Monday, February 8, 1864
Death Of Hon. John A. Wilcox
The Honorable John A. Wilcox, member of the House of Representatives of the Confederate States, from Texas, died suddenly of apoplexy at his boarding house, in this city, on the morning of the 7th instant.

The deceased was born in the State of North Carolina on the 28th day of April, A.D. 1819. Early in life, he emigrated with his father, to the State Of Tennessee, where he was raised and educated. He afterwards removed to the State of Mississippi. For a series of years he enjoyed, to a large extent, the confidence of the people of that States. During one Legislature he was Secretary of the State Senate. He served with distinction in the Mexican War as Lieut. Colonel of the Second Mississippi Regiment. After his return to his home he was elected to Congress of the United States. In 1853 he removed to Texas. He was a prominent member of the Convention which adopted the ordinance of secession. He was afterwards elected to the present Confederate Congress and re-elected, last August, for the next Congress.

His public career was marked with unusual brilliancy and success. In his private relations, he was distinguished for his genial nature, his social qualities, his generous disposition and strong personal attachments. A good man has fallen in the prime of his life and in the midst of his usefulness.

The funeral procession in honor of the deceased, will move from the Capitol this day at one o’clock, in the following order. . .


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  • Created by: SLGMSD
  • Added: 19 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37274312
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Alexander Wilcox (28 Apr 1819–7 Feb 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37274312, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .