Daniel D. Wilcox, Co. F, 7th Pennsylvania Reserves

History of Luzerne County, Pa., by H.C. Bradsby, 1893; Wilkes-Barre Record (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania), March 29, 1909.

Daniel Dennis Wilcox, was born January 15, 1835, in what is now Plains township, a son of Isaac and Sarah (Stark) Wilcox, natives of Dutchess county, N. Y., and of Plains, Pa., respectively, and of English origin. He is a grandson of Isaac Wilcox; his grandmother, Nancy (Newcomb) Wilcox, was at Forty Fort at the time of the Wyoming Massacre. He is a great-grandson of Aaron Stark, who fell in the battle of Wyoming, July 3, 1778. In his fathers family there were seven children, of whom he is the sixth in order of birth. He was reared on the farm, receiving his education in the common schools and at Charlotteville, N. Y. He enlisted at Wilkes-Barre June 10, 1861, in Company F, Seventh Pennsylvania Reserves, participating in the following engagements: Mechanicsville, Gaines Hill, White Oak Swamp, Bull Run (Second), South Mountain and Antietam, and was discharged on surgeons certificate of disability, October 18, 1862, returning home. When Lee invaded his native State in 1863, he enlisted in Company K, Thirtieth Pennsylvania, Emergency men; went to Harrisburg, Cumberland Valley, and remained in service until Lee was driven from the State. In 1870-71 he was engaged in the livery business, and in 1875-76 in the grocery business at Plains. Mr. Wilcox was married, November 30, 1865, to Miss Rebecca, daughter of Thomas and Catherine (Hartman) Stocker, natives of Northampton and Berks counties, respectively, and of German origin. This happy union has been blessed with three sons and one daughter, viz.: William S., born October 17, 1866, was graduated at the New England Conservatory of Music at Boston in 1887, and is now teacher and composer of music, also piano tuner, at Plains (he married Miss Clara Louise Becker, of Boston, by whom he has two children, Bernard, born February 25, 1889, and Daniel Stark, born April 7, 1892); Thomas and Isaac (twins), born January 30, 1871 (Thomas died July 17, 1871, and Isaac July 21, same year); and Catherine A., born November 14, 1872. Mr. Wilcox is a member of the Sons of Temperance, a trustee of Plains Presbyterian Church, and in his political views is a Republican.



The death of Daniel Dennis Wilcox, which occurred at his home in Plains Saturday morning, after a long illness of intense suffering, has taken another old soldier of the Civil War. He was born in Plains, Jan. 15, 1835, and was the fourth son of Isaac and Sarah Stark Wilcox. He was educated in the Plains public schools and Charlottsville Seminary, N. Y. During the Civil War be served with the Pennsylvania Reserves, being mustered into service Jan. 13, 1861. Shortly after the battle of Manassas, July 27, 1861, he was changed to the service of the United States at Washington and served as private and corporal in Co. F, 7th Regt. Infantry. At the time of Gen. Lee’s invasion of Pennsylvania, prior w to battle of Gettysburg, he enlisted in Co. K, 13th Regt., Pennsylvania Militia. He served his country faithfully in the battles of Gettysburg, Gains Hill, White Oak Swamp, Bull Run, south Mountain, Antietam and Fredericksburg.

On Nov. 30, 1865, he married Rebecca Stocker, daughter of Thomas and Catherine Hartman Stocker, who, with one son, Prof. W. L. Wilcox, and daughter, Katherine A. Wilcox, survive him, as does one brother, John Wilcox of Plains.

He was a member of Plains Presbyterian Church, of which he was trustee for many years. He was strictly honest and upright in all his dealings with his fellow men. was an upright man who won the esteem of all. The funeral will be from the home in Plains on Tuesday at 2 o’clock and will be public. Interment will be private.

Daniel Dennis Wilcox (1835-1909) – Find a Grave Memorial

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