Wilcox, John Allen

Life Span
to
Full name
John Allen Wilcox
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
2
Family
Mary E. Donelson (wife), Cadmus M. Wilcox (brother)
Occupation
Politician
Military
Political Parties
Democratic
Whig
American Party (Know Nothings or Nativists)
Other Affiliations
Fire-Eaters (Secessionists)
Government
Confederate government (1861-65)
US House of Representatives
State legislature
Military
US military (Pre-Civil War)

John Allen Wilcox (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
WILCOX, John A., a Representative from Mississippi; born in Greene County, N.C., April 18, 1819; moved to Tennessee; attended the common schools; moved to Mississippi and settled in Aberdeen; secretary of the State senate; served in the Mexican War as lieutenant, adjutant, and lieutenant colonel; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress; moved to Texas in 1853; member of the Confederate Congress; died in Richmond, Va., February 7, 1864; interment in Hollywood Cemetery.
"Wilcox, John A.," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000457.
How to Cite This Page: "Wilcox, John Allen," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/6858.