William W. Wilcoxon
WILLIAM W. WILCOXON, is a native of Montgomery Co,
Md. He was born February 22, 1844, and is the third son of eight children, born to Jesse P., and Elizabeth
(Kemp) Wilcoxon, both nativeof the same State, and who came to Shelby County in 1859, and located in Section
29, Hanover Township, where they remained several years and then removed to Freeport, where the father died September
18, 1865. Our subject received a common school education, was reared on a farm, where he remained until twenty
years of age, and September 26, 1864, enlisted in the Forty-eighth Indiana Regiment, Volunteer Infantry, Company
I, and remained in the service until the close of the war, being musteres out June 30, 1865. In April, 1886, he
was elected Trustee of Hanover Township, by the franchise of the Republican voters of the township. He now owns
eighty-five acres of land on Sections 9 and 16, of this township, which is well improved. He was married to Miss
Nancy Jane Sleeth, August 26, 1866, a native of Shelby County, born January 19, 1845, daughter of Caleb
and Sarah (Frazier) Sleeth of this county. To this marriage nine children were born as follows: Caleb S.,
David H., Rixhard Z., Thomas O., Franklin, two infant sons who died unnamed, Emma and Pearl.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilcoxon are members of the United Brethren Church. In 1885, our subject established an agricultural
depot at Gwynnville, to which he added a hardware and grocery department. He is in partnership with Messrs. W.A.
Wortman and W.H. Leisure. Since the establishment of this business the proprietors of the same have
enjoyed a growing business, which is now yielding handsome and satisfactory returns.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, page 648-649.