Note: Elijah Fought In The War Of 1812, He Volunteered And Rose To The Rank Of Captain, He Also Fought In The Black Hawk War. m.21 Nov., 1811, Charlotte Calloway b.1 April, 1792, North Carolina d. 18 June, 1875; both buried in the Wilcoxen Cemetery near Bryant, Illinois. On his tombstone, southeast of Lewistown, Ill., were inscribed the dates of birth and death and the statement "nephew of Daniel Boone." Pictures of both tombstones are on file at D. A. R. National Headquarters. He farmed in Kentucky from 1815 to 1830 when he moved to Illinois. He served in the War of 1812 and two years in the Black Hawk War as a lieutenant and was discharged as a Captain. He held many civic positions in his community. At the time of his death, twelve of his children attended his funeral and his posterity numbered In The Hundreds. A son and daughter died young. His will, dated 1 May 1852, Fulton Co., Ill., is signed Elijah Willcockson and was witnessed by Andrew J. Willcockson, William Hummel and Marshall N. Willcockson It was probated there, 13 July, 1860, by Jesse B. Willcockson and Elijah C. Willcockson. It is not known when they changed the spelling to "Wilcoxen."Elijah immigrated in 1815 to Kentucky from North Carolina. Resided in Kentucky in 1815 to 1830. He then immigrated in 1830 to Fulton County, Illinois from Kentucky. Elijah died in Fulton County, Illinois on 3 Jul 1860; he was 70.4, Buried in Wilcoxen Cemetery, near Bryant, southeast of Lewiston, Fulton Co., Illinois. Tombstone states he is nephew of Daniel Boone; he was actually his great-nephew. Occupation: farmer. Alias/AKA: Wilcoxson, Wilcoxon.
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