Gary Wolcott Sr.

Gary Lynn Wolcott Sr. (1936 - 2015)

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Gary Lynn Wolcott Sr.
Born in Sayre, Pennsylvaniamap
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Father of [private daughter (1960s - unknown)], [private daughter (1960s - unknown)], , [private daughter (1970s - unknown)] and [private son (1970s - unknown)]
Died in Cortland, New Yorkmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Oct 2013
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Gary Wolcott Sr. is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Army 1956-1959
Stationed in Germany


Gary Lynn Wolcott Sr. was a fun loving guy, always quick with a joke and easy to laugh. He was an enthusiastic fisherman and hunter, and had an outdoors man's knowledge of the flora and fauna of Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania.
A loyal friend, and devoted family man.

DNA Infromation

Gary's Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) final values for the Y-DNA67 test were the first DNA results for a Silas descendant extended to the 67 marker level. :These results match on 66 of 67 markers with several other lines descended from the Wolcott community of Brookfield, Massachusetts. These include a descendant of Nathaniel Wolcott of Brookfield (1700-1771), a brother of John Wolcott IV (1695- ) who is thought to have had a second family at Wilcott's Island on the Connecticut River, and descendants of Abner Wolcott/Wilcott (1749-1833), believed to be a grandson of John Wolcott IV, and a descendant of the "Missing Link" line of Thomas Willcutt of North Carolina (1758-).

According to the FTDNA model, a match of 66 of 67 markers implies a 95% probability of a common ancestor within 8 generations, a 98% probability within 10 generations, and a 99% probability within 12. Clearly, all of these lines, including descendants of Silas Wolcott of Pennsylvania, Abner Wolcott/Wilcott, Thomas Willcutt of North Carolina, and Nathaniel Wolcott of Brookfield, are closely related as descendants of the Brookfield Wolcott community descended from the immigrant, John Wolcott of Watertown, Massachusetts (1599-1638).
The lone anomaly marker separating the testee from other descendants of the Brookfield Woclott's is the value of 14 for the marker 389i. This 14 value is shared by descendants of Silas Wolcott, his brother Barnabas Wolcott, and Abner Wolcott, of Elijah Wilcut (1797-1864) (believed to be a son of Silas' brother, John, and by a descendant of the John Wolcott V of Brookfield born to John Wolcott IV's Brookfield wife, Dinah Walker.
These DNA results overwhelmingly support the conclusion that Silas Wolcott of Pennsylvania was descended from the Wolcott community of Brookfield, Massachusetts. The challenge remains of determining the true nature of the relationships among these various lines of Wolcott frontiersmen.

Gary Lynn Wolcott's positive result for DNA SNP Y22158 provides definitive proof that descendants of Silas Wolcott of Pennsylvania are descended from John Wolcott I of Watertown, MA including the Wolcott community of Brookfield, MA.' {{Beardsley-386 13:56, 1 November 2016 (EDT)}}

Wolcott paternal relationships confirmed [1]

Gary and his sister Bernadine both tested their autosomal DNA.[2] [3]


  1. Y-DNA confirmation can be verified via Wolcott DNA Project at FTDNA
  2. Sibling relationship is confirmed by a 2,636.2 cM cM Family Finder match between Gary Wolcott, GEDmatch FB2385, and his sister Bernadine Wolcott, GEDmatch A120483.
  3. Sibling relationship is confirmed by a 20.4 cM from 2,710,157 to 9,394,808, a 38.2 cM from 17,464,517 to 40,748,881 and a 14.4 cM from 142,736,578 to149,447,777 (total 73.0 cm) X-DNA Family Finder match between Gary Wolcott and his sister Bernadine Wolcott.
  • 1940 United States Federal Census - Census Place: Athens, Bradford, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3442; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 8-9.


Thank you to John Beardsley for creating Wolcott-607 on 29 Oct 13.

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Gary Wolcott's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Gary or other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Gary:

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On 20 Jun 2015 at 20:27 GMT Stephanie Ledbetter wrote:

Gary, just wanted to let you know that we are 20th cousins twice removed via Jean II d'Avesnes.

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