Emeline (Wolcott) Miner
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Emeline (Wolcott) Miner (1810 - 1892)

Emeline Miner formerly Wolcott
Born in Utica, Oneida, New York, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1831 in Trenton, Oneida, New York, United Statesmap
Wife of — married 7 Feb 1847 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Ferndale, Humboldt, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Aug 2017
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Emeline Wolcott as born on the 13th of August, 1810 in Utica, Oneida, New York. Her parents were Nathaniel Wolcott and Abigail Wolcott who were married on the 15th of May, 1803 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. Nathaniel and Abigail were first cousins as their fathers (Nathanial Wolcott and Solomon Wolcott) were brothers and sons of Samuel Wolcott III (1713-1800) and Mary Wyatt (1716-1758) who were married on the 11th of March, 1735 in New London, Connecticut.

Emeline married Henry Robinson Colwell in 1831 in Trenton, Oneida, New York. Together they had eight children: Charles Eugene, Henry Allen, Edwin N., Leander Hopkins, John W. Chester, Lemuel, George W., and Infant Colwell.

Henry Robinson Colwell, son of William Colwell and Charity Robinson, had been previously married and had two children named Augustus Colwell and E.C. Colwell. His first wife passed away in 1830. Henry passed away on the 6th of September, 1846 in Rock, Wisconsin at about 54 years of age.

Emeline Wolcott married Allen Miner on the 2nd of February, 1847 in Wisconsin.

Allen Miner had previously been married to Sophrinia Temple who had passed away on the 11th of November, 1846. Allen and Sophrinia had nine children together: Jacob, Ichabod T., David, Daniel, Elizabeth, Elizabeth T., Lucinda Amelia, Cyrus Temple and Mary Amanda Miner.

Allen Miner and Emeline Wolcott had five children together. Allen Miner Jr, Henry Allen, Emeline, Leander Hoskins and Lemuel Miner.

Son Henry Allen Miner was born on the 9th of January, 1848 in Evansville, Rock, Wisconsin.

At some time after 1848 the family moved to Mitchell Township, Mitchell, Iowa.

Between 1874 and 1876 the family moved to Northern California and by 1876 were living in Humboldt, California and later on the family was living in Ferndale, California when Emeline passed away on the 29th of April, 1892 at the age of 81 years old.[1]


Residence: 1860, Mitchell Township, Mitchell, Iowa, United States.

Burial: in the City Cemetery, Petrolia, Cal.

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Research Notes

Erik Granstrom has a "Theory of Family Relativity" match with a Mr. D. as well as a 20cm auDNA match which goes back solely to Emeline Wolcott as Erik is a descendent of Leander Hoskins Miner and Mr. D. is a descendent of John W. Chester Colwell.




  1. "Emeline Wolcott." Family Search. Accessed Aug 19, 2017. https://familysearch.org/tree/person/KLYF-GJJ/.

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Some Davenport family history,

Davenport, Joseph A.

Descendent of Emilnes son John Colwell, to his son Albert then his daughter Ruby married a Davenport.


posted by Erik Granstrom

Rejected matches › Emeline (Miner) Avery (1808-1893)

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