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Wilcox, Nathaniel G.

Born: 1805-02-23 Connecticut

Died: 1876-08-09 Iowa

Flourished: 1854-10-21 Rushville, Illinois

Nathaniel G. Wilcox was an unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor of Illinois in 1846 and for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1847. He was a member of the Whig Party and, later, a Republican. In 1849, Wilcox earned appointment as receiver of the General Land Office in Stillwater, Minnesota Territory, where he was living in 1850. He served as receiver until 1852. In 1860, Wilcox was farming in Schuyler County, Illinois and owned $10,000 in real property, with a personal estate of $1,500.

Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 164-66, 172; Poll Book for August 1846 Election; Augustus B. Easton, History of the Saint Croix Valley (Chicago: H. C. Cooper, Jr., 1909), 1:356; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1849 (Washington, DC: Gideon, 1849), 138; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1851 (Washington, DC: Gideon, 1851), 142; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota Territory, 71; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Frederick, Schuyler County, IL, 61; Gravestone, Paton Cemetery, Paton IA.