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Allen Wilcox, Summerville
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Title: Allen Wilcox, Summerville
Identifier: MC0695
Date of Original Photo: 1877
Image Type: B&W Drawing
Subject: Wilcox, Allen, 1809-1894

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Description: Copy of a sketch taken from the 1877 Historical Atlas of Peel County. Allen Wilcox was the son of Absolom and Barbara Wilcox, of English extraction, born in the state of New Jersey. They came with their family to Canada in 1801 and settled near Grimsby. They moved to Toronto Township in 1808 and settled on Lot 3, Conc 1 NDS. They died in 1841 and 1856 respectively. Allen Wilcox was born in Toronto Township in 1809. William Perkins Bull notes in From Brock to Currie, that Wilcox was a supporter of William Lyon Mackenzie. According to the 1877 Historical Atlas of Peel County Wilcox was one of the chief people who assisted King to escape out of the country. He had taken up arms against the government because he believed that it was interfering with the rights of the people. After spending a year in the United States, Wilcox returned to Canada and to his farm in Toronto Township. Description as of March 2012.
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