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Maj. Gen. Erastus Wolcott

Male 1722 - 1793  (70 years)


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  • Name Maj. Gen. Erastus Wolcott  [1
    Born 21 Sep 1722  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Sep 1793  South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I18117  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Father Roger Wolcott, Governor of Connecticut,   b. 4 Jan 1679, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1767, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Sarah Drake,   b. 10 May 1686, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1748, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1702  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F11083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jerusha Wolcott,   b. 18 Jan 1719, South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1789, South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1746  [2
    Children 
    +1. Jerusha Wolcott,   b. 29 Nov 1755, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1844, East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F11072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was a representative to the Connecticut general assembly for many terms, and a speaker of the assembly. Also a justice of the peace, probate judge, and chief judge of the county court.

      He commanded a regiment of Connecticut militia in 1776, helping to raise the siege of Boston. In 1777 he led troops guarding the Hudson. He was appointed by Washington to the court-martial conducting the trial of Major Andre. After the war, he was a judge of the Connecticut supreme court. Yale College, it is said, gave him an honorary degree.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2419] Wolcott Genealogy: The Family of Henry Wolcott, One of the First Settlers of Windsor, Connecticut by Chandler Wolcott. Rochester, New York: The Genesee Press, 1912.

    2. [S2420] Wolcott Immigrants and Their Early Descendants (The First Six Generations), by John Benjamin Wolcott and Charles V. Waid. Society of Descendants of Henry Wolcott, 2002.