The Ellen G. White Letters and Manuscripts: Volume 1


WILCOX, John Y. (1834-1910) and (first wife) Mary S. (c. 1823-1877) and (second wife) Annie K. (1845-after 1900)

John Wilcox, an engraver and farmer from Connecticut, became a Sabbathkeeper partly through the efforts of James and Ellen White during their visits to Rocky Hill, Connecticut, in 1848 and 1849. He was baptized by James White. During the late 1850s, for reasons not known, some church members in the Berlin, Connecticut, area took vehement exception to the marriage plans of John Wilcox and Mary North. Ellen White was shown, however, that John and Mary “were made to believe that they had greatly sinned where there was no sin. Their thinking of marriage might have been injudicious; further than this they were not guilty, and the treatment of Mary was cruel in the extreme.” The marriage went ahead a year or two later, and both of their sons became lifelong church workers. 1EGWLM 911.4

See: Obituary: “John Y. Wilcox,” Review, May 12, 1910, p. 23; obituary: “Mary S. Wilcox,” Review, July 5, 1877, p. 15; 1900 U.S. Federal Census, “Annie K. Wilcox,” New Hampshire, Sullivan County, Washington, p. 2; 1860 U.S. Federal Census, “John Y. Wilcox,” Connecticut, Middlesex County, Cromwell, p. 25; 1870 U.S. Federal Census, “John Wilcox,” Connecticut, Hartford County, Berlin, p. 21; J. N. Loughborough, The Great Second Advent Movement, p. 224; J. Y. Wilcox, “Extracts From Letters,” Review, June 12, 1860, p. 31; obituary: “Henry Clark Wilcox,” Review, Mar. 31, 1949, p. 20; obituary: “Charles F. Wilcox,” Review, Dec. 30, 1954, p. 23; Ellen G. White, Lt 19, 1859 (Oct. 4). 1EGWLM 911.5