John Allen Wilcox

John Allen Wilcox

Birth
Greene County, North Carolina, USA
Death 7 Feb 1864 (aged 44)
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 7661579 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Moving to Aberdeen, Mississippi, he studied law, was admitted to bar and practiced law. Entering politics, he became the secretary of the Mississippi State Senate and served as Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd Mississippi Volunteer Infantry, during the Mexican-American War. After the war, he was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-second Congress, serving (1851-53). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he moved to Texas in 1853, resumed the practice of law and attended the National Convention in 1858. With the advent of the Civil War, he was elected to the First Confederate Congress in 1861, when Texas seceded from the union. After his term in the Confederate Congress expired, he was commissioned Colonel in the Confederate Army, serving as aide to Major General John B. Magruder. Elected to the Second Confederate Congress, he died unexpectedly of apoplexy shortly before taking office.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 7 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7661579
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Allen Wilcox (18 Apr 1819–7 Feb 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7661579, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .