Erastus Wolcott

Erastus Wolcott (1722 - 1793)

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Gen Erastus Wolcott
Born in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 10 Feb 1746 in Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified 25 Aug 2019 | Created 19 Apr 2013
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Possible Second Wife

The biography at FInd A Grave and the Sons of the American Rev. both show a Mary Conyers as a second wife with a daughter, Mary. It may be possible but the dates do not make sense - an additional source is needed before adding this wife.Smith-40964 11:57, 17 March 2015 (EDT)

Biography

Erastus Wolcott, son of Roger Wolcott and Sarah (Drake) Wolcott, was born 21 Sep. 1722 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.[1]

He married his cousin, Jersuah Wolcott, daughter of John Wolcott, on 10 Feb. 1746.[1] She died in 1789.[2]

Erastus Wolcott settled in South Windsor, was repeatedly a Representative of the town in General Assembly and also speaker of the Lower House and Justice of the Peace, Judge of Probate, Judge and Chief Judge of the County Court, Representative in Congress, and Judge of the Superior Court. He held rank of Brigadier-General of Connecticut militia in Revolutionary War. An original member of the Cincinnati. Buried with his wife at Edwards Cemetery, South Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.[1] His memorial has some biographical material and a photo of his headstone and links to those of family members.[3]

See Wolcott genealogy : the family of Henry Wolcott, one of the first settlers of Windsor, Conn. p. 78,9 for children of this family.[1]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Chandler Wolcott. Wolcott genealogy : the family of Henry Wolcott, one of the first settlers of Windsor, Conn. 1912. p. 56, 7, 78, 9. Available at Wolcott genealogy Archive.org.
    ** note - "In 1912 a revised genealogy called the "Wolcott genealogy : the family of Henry Wolcott, one of the first settlers of Windsor, Connecticut", was compiled by George Chandler Wolcott, and published by the Wolcott Society. It included female lines, and Wolcotts and Walcott families not descended from Henry. A 1950 revision, also called "Wolcott Genealogy", was compiled for the Wolcott Society by A. Boehmer Rudd. Another revison called "Wolcott Family in America, 1578-1986" was compiled by Wolcott Society Registrar, Robert Charles Griffen, and Mitchell Alegre in 1986. These first four books are no longer available. A new 700 page genealogy was published by the Wolcott Society in 2002. It was compiled by Society Registrar, John B. Wolcott, and Assistant Registrar and Database Manager, Charles V. Waid. Because of the increased volume of data now in the Society’s records, the new book only covers the first seven generations of American Wolcotts, Walcotts and Wilcotts." Wolcott Family Society Website
  2. Jerusha Wolcott memorial at FInd A Grave.
  3. Gen Erastus Wolcott, I memorial at FInd A Grave.

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Acknowledgments

Thank you to Jackie Overland for creating WikiTree profile Wolcott-467 through the import of Munn-Overland Family.ged



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