Nielsen Hayden genealogy

Simon Wolcott

Male 1624 - 1687  (63 years)


Generations:      Standard    |    Compact    |    Text    |    Register    |    PDF

Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Simon Wolcott was born on 11 Sep 1624 in Somerset, England; died on 11 Sep 1687 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between 11 Sep 1624 and 11 Sep 1625
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1630

    Notes:

    Came to New England with his sisters around 1635.

    Simon married Martha Pitkin on 17 Oct 1661 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. Martha (daughter of Rev. William Pitkin and Elizabeth) was born before 12 Dec 1639 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England; died on 13 Oct 1719 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Old South Windsor Churchyard, South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Lt. Henry Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 May 1670 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 17 Nov 1747 in South Wellington, Tolland, Connecticut.
    2. 3. Roger Wolcott, Governor of Connecticut  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 4 Jan 1679 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 17 May 1767 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Lt. Henry Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (1.Simon1) was born on 20 May 1670 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 17 Nov 1747 in South Wellington, Tolland, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Nov 1746

    Notes:

    An original proprietor of Tolland and Wellington in Connecticut.

    Lt. married Rachel Talcott. Rachel (daughter of Samuel Talcott and Hannah Holyoke) was born on 2 Apr 1676 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 8 Jan 1725 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Gideon Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1712 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 5 Jun 1761 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

  2. 3.  Roger Wolcott, Governor of Connecticut Descendancy chart to this point (1.Simon1) was born on 4 Jan 1679 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 17 May 1767 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Governor of Connecticut from 1751 to 1754.

    From Wikipedia:

    His formal education was severely limited by the nature of the frontier village, so at age twelve he was apprenticed to a weaver, and at the age of twenty-one entered that business on his own. He married Sarah Drake on December 3, 1702, and they had fifteen children before her death in 1748. Their son Oliver Wolcott Sr. signed the Declaration of Independence and went on to become governor of Connecticut.

    In May 1709, Wolcott was admitted to the bar and began to practice law. In 1711, during Queen Anne's War, He accompanied militia forces on an expedition to Quebec as a commissary. On his return he served as Clerk of the House, 1710-1711 and was elected Deputy to the colony's Lower House in 1709-1714, 1718, 1719, serving as Speaker in October, 1719. In 1714 he was elected to the Upper House (also called the Council) and served as Assistant, 1714-1718, 1720-1741, 1754-1760. He was Commissioner of Connecticut for the Adjustment of Colonial boundaries, 1717, 1718, 1723-1726, 1728, 1730, 1737, 1740, 1742, 1750. Captain of the Trainband of Windsor, 1722. Captain of Troops raised for active service, 1724. He was made judge of the Hartford County court in 1723, serving through 1732, and of the colony's Superior Court in 1732, serving through 1741. Wolcott was made Colonel of the 1st regiment, 1739.

    In 1741 Wolcott was elected Deputy Governor of the colony. As deputy governors traditionally served as the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Connecticut, he also assumed that position, which he held until 1750.

    In 1745 Wolcott was again active in the militia, this time as a Major General. In King George's War, Massachusetts governor William Shirley issued a general call to the New England colonies for an expedition against the French in Île-Royale (present-day Cape Breton Island). Wolcott served as Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in the Expedition to Cape Breton. General Wolcott headed the Connecticut troops in Sir William Pepperrell's expedition that captured Fortress Louisbourg.

    With the death of Governor Jonathan Law in 1750, Wolcott succeeded to the position of governor. He was re-elected annually to that position through 1753. Shortly after he retired as governor, his son, Roger Wolcott, Sr., attended negotiations with six other British colonies and around 200 members of various Indian nations at the Albany Congress in June and July 1754. During his administration, a disabled Spanish ship, the St. Joseph and St. Helena, with a cargo valued at 400,000 Spanish dollars, ran aground near New London.

    Wolcott ordered the ship seized and the cargo impounded in order to allow time to resolve conflicting claims between the vessel's captain and the salvage crew. While in the colony's custody, a large portion of the ship's cargo mysteriously disappeared. Tainted with the scandal surrounding the Spanish Ship case, he was defeated for re-election in 1754. All previous governors had died in office. Following his defeat, Wolcott generally withdrew from public life to study and follow literary pursuits. In 1759, Wolcott authored a short history of the Connecticut colony entitled Roger Wolcott's Memoir Relating to the History of Connecticut.

    Roger married Sarah Drake on 3 Dec 1702 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. Sarah (daughter of Job Drake and Elizabeth Clark) was born on 10 May 1686 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 20 Jan 1748 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Maj. Gen. Erastus Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 21 Sep 1722 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 14 Sep 1793 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
    2. 6. Oliver Wolcott, Governor of Connecticut  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Nov 1726 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 1 Dec 1797 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Gideon Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (2.Lt.2, 1.Simon1) was born in 1712 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 5 Jun 1761 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    "Capt. Gideon Wolcott commanded one of the companies raised by the colonists in 1760 against the French and Indians." [Wolcott Genealogy, citation details below.]

    "Gideon commanded the 9th Co., 1st Connecticut Regt., under Maj. Gen. Phineas Lyman. He served in this unit from 1758 to 1760." [Wolcott Immigrants and Their Early Descendants, citation details below.]

    Gideon married Naomi Olmsted about 1748 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. Naomi (daughter of Deacon Joseph Olmsted and Hannah Marsh) was born on 1 Mar 1721 in East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 7 Nov 1775 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 7. Samuel Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 4 Apr 1751 in North Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 7 Jun 1813 in North Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

  2. 5.  Maj. Gen. Erastus Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (3.Roger2, 1.Simon1) was born on 21 Sep 1722 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 14 Sep 1793 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    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.

    Maj. married Jerusha Wolcott on 10 Feb 1746. Jerusha (daughter of John Wolcott and Hannah Newberry) was born on 18 Jan 1719 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 2 Jun 1789 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. Jerusha Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Nov 1755 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 19 Mar 1844 in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

  3. 6.  Oliver Wolcott, Governor of Connecticut Descendancy chart to this point (3.Roger2, 1.Simon1) was born on 20 Nov 1726 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 1 Dec 1797 in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Governor of Connecticut, 1796-97. Signer of the Declaration of Independence and of the Articles of Confederation.

    Oliver married . Unknown [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. Oliver Wolcott, United States Secretary of the Treasury  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Jan 1760 in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut; died on 1 Jun 1833 in New York, New York.


Generation: 4

  1. 7.  Samuel Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (4.Gideon3, 2.Lt.2, 1.Simon1) was born on 4 Apr 1751 in North Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 7 Jun 1813 in North Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Served in the Commissary of the Connecticut line during the Revolution.

    Samuel married Jerusha Wolcott on 29 Dec 1774 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. Jerusha (daughter of Maj. Gen. Erastus Wolcott and Jerusha Wolcott) was born on 29 Nov 1755 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 19 Mar 1844 in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 10. Elihu Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 12 Feb 1784; died on 2 Dec 1858 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

  2. 8.  Jerusha Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (5.Maj.3, 3.Roger2, 1.Simon1) was born on 29 Nov 1755 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 19 Mar 1844 in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Jerusha married Samuel Wolcott on 29 Dec 1774 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. Samuel (son of Gideon Wolcott and Naomi Olmsted) was born on 4 Apr 1751 in North Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 7 Jun 1813 in North Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 10. Elihu Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 12 Feb 1784; died on 2 Dec 1858 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

  3. 9.  Oliver Wolcott, United States Secretary of the Treasury Descendancy chart to this point (6.Oliver3, 3.Roger2, 1.Simon1) was born on 11 Jan 1760 in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut; died on 1 Jun 1833 in New York, New York.

    Notes:

    2nd United States Secretary of the Treasury. Governor of Connecticut, 1817-1827.



Generation: 5

  1. 10.  Elihu Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (7.Samuel4, 4.Gideon3, 2.Lt.2, 1.Simon1) was born on 12 Feb 1784; died on 2 Dec 1858 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

    Elihu married Rachel McClintock McClure on 27 Nov 1806. Rachel (daughter of Rev. David McClure and Hannah Pomeroy) was born on 29 Oct 1783 in North Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire; died on 2 Apr 1822 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 11. Elizur Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Aug 1817; died in Mar 1901 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.


Generation: 6

  1. 11.  Elizur Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (10.Elihu5, 7.Samuel4, 4.Gideon3, 2.Lt.2, 1.Simon1) was born on 7 Aug 1817; died in Mar 1901 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Graduated from Yale in 1839, one of the early members of Skull and Bones. Studied medicine in Boston for a year, and eventually settled in Jacksonville, Illinois, where he was a member of the board of education. He planned and oversaw the construction of the city's water-works and laid out the Diamond Grove Cemetery, where he was buried.

    Elizur married Martha Lyman Dwight on 15 Jul 1846. Martha (daughter of Daniel Dwight and Mary Dickinson Mattoon) was born on 25 Dec 1824. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 12. May Mattoon Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 May 1863 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 22 Aug 1949 in Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.


Generation: 7

  1. 12.  May Mattoon Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (11.Elizur6, 10.Elihu5, 7.Samuel4, 4.Gideon3, 2.Lt.2, 1.Simon1) was born on 14 May 1863 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 22 Aug 1949 in Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Also called Mary Matoon Wolcott. Her ashes were interred with those of her father.

    May married Edward Bull Clapp on 22 Dec 1886 in Morgan, Illinois. Edward (son of Rev. Charles Wells Clapp and Jane Pray Bassett) was born on 14 Apr 1856 in Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 6 Feb 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 13. Miriam Wolcott Clapp  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Nov 1890 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 30 May 1973 in Alameda, Alameda, California.


Generation: 8

  1. 13.  Miriam Wolcott Clapp Descendancy chart to this point (12.May7, 11.Elizur6, 10.Elihu5, 7.Samuel4, 4.Gideon3, 2.Lt.2, 1.Simon1) was born on 10 Nov 1890 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 30 May 1973 in Alameda, Alameda, California.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 10 Oct 1890, Illinois

    Miriam married Maj. Richard Stewart Dyer-Bennet on 17 Feb 1912 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England, and was divorced in 1955. Maj. (son of Frederick Stewart Hotham Dyer and Adelaide Taylor) was born on 6 Oct 1886 in The Lyons, Enville, Staffordshire, England; died in 1983. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 14. John Dyer-Bennet  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Apr 1915; died on 19 Mar 2002.