203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Private Jesse Benoni Wilcox

Private Jesse Benoni Wilcox was born on February 18, 1832 in Poplar Grove, IL and died September 5, 1925 in Marshalltown, IA.

Jesse Benoni Wilcox entered the Infantry on May 20, 1861, in Shell Rock, IA, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Private before being discharged on November 21, 1861 in St. Louis, MO.

Jesse Benoni Wilcox is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at 42° 42.993' N 92° 28.169' W

  • Wounded in Action: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Wounded at Blue Mills landing discharged for disabil[i]ty. Enl. under name of Benono Wilcox from Waverloo 1/23/65/ Ci. A 2 Ial Inf. Discharged Selma Ala. 9/19/65 Enl. from Dubuque Ia under name Benon Wilcox 1st Vatty Light Artl Il. 10/13/1862 Dis 8/2/64
Born in Lee. Co. Ill 1834 served 6 mo ths and dischraged because of wounds received at battle of Blue Mills landing 1861. Had 2 other enlistments.
Died in soldiers home at Marshalltwon Ia. age 93 buried at Waverly Ia. by side of wife who preceeded him She died at Plainfield at age of 59 on Nov. 15, 1905. He farmed in Bremer and Butler Ci until the wife died then camr to Waverly to live with Daughter Jessie Frasher. He had 3 brothers Alfred Jo n and Hirschell Wilcox in service in 3 Ia. Inf.
when his daughter Jessie died he went to the Soldiers homeat Marshalltown Ia. where his death occurred