Wyckoff, John T.

Born: 1814-XX-XX Bourbon County, Kentucky

Died: 1856-XX-XX Sangamon County, Illinois

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

Son of Samuel Wyckoff, John moved with his parents from Kentucky to Sangamon County, Illinois, in October 1822, settling in what became Chatham Township. In 1835, he purchased approximately 42 acres of public land in the area. Wyckoff married three times. In 1838, he married Sarah Shelton; they had no children. He wed Amanda Jacobs in 1843; the couple had one child. In 1850, he married Margarite Jane Foster.

Gravestone, Oak Grove Cemetery, Loami, IL; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 407, 765; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 26 September 1838, 17 April 1843, 30 April 1850, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Sangamon County, 69:43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.