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Henry Wolcott

Male 1610 - 1680  (69 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Henry Wolcott was born 21 Nov 1610, Somerset, England; died 12 Jul 1680, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried 13 Jul 1680.

    Notes:

    Emigrated with his parents in 1630; admitted a freeman at Boston 1 Apr 1634, and moved with his parents to Windsor in 1636. He was a farmer and an importer. His apple orchards were among the largest in Connecticut.

    Served in the House of Deputies 1655, 1660, and 1661, and in the House of Magistrates from 1662 to his death. Served on the Governor's War Council in 1675 and 1676.

    At the time of his death, he had a "servant" named Cyrus valued at 30 pounds. Cyrus was possibly a slave, and if so, would have been the first known of in Connecticut.

    Henry married Sarah Newberry 18 Nov 1641, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. Sarah (daughter of Thomas Newberry and Joane Dabinott) was born 10 Apr 1620, Devon, England; died 16 Jun 1684, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. John Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born 28 Feb 1645, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died 3 Jan 1712, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (1.Henry1) was born 28 Feb 1645, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died 3 Jan 1712, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    "John settled at Wethersfield, where he was a selectman in 1679. He later moved back to Windsor and was elected to the House of Deputies in 1698 and subsequently." [Wolcott Immigrants and Their Early Descendants, citation details below.]

    John married Mary Chester 13 Feb 1677, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. Mary (daughter of Capt. John Chester and Sarah Welles) was born 23 Dec 1654, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 10 Jul 1689, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 3. Mary Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point died Abt 1746; was buried , Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
    2. 4. John Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born 20 Nov 1677, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died 20 Aug 1750, South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Mary Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (2.John2, 1.Henry1) died Abt 1746; was buried , Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Mary married John Eliot. John (son of Rev. John Eliot and Elizabeth Gookin) was born 28 Apr 1667; died 25 Mar 1719, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried , Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. John Eliot  Descendancy chart to this point was born 21 Jan 1717; died 27 Nov 1790, Upper Middletown (now Cromwell), Middlesex, Connecticut.

  2. 4.  John Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (2.John2, 1.Henry1) was born 20 Nov 1677, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died 20 Aug 1750, South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    John married Hannah Newberry 14 Dec 1703, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. Hannah (daughter of Thomas Newberry and Ann Ford) was born 10 Feb 1680, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died 17 Oct 1719, South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Jerusha Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born 18 Jan 1719, South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died 2 Jun 1789, South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried , South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 5.  John Eliot Descendancy chart to this point (3.Mary3, 2.John2, 1.Henry1) was born 21 Jan 1717; died 27 Nov 1790, Upper Middletown (now Cromwell), Middlesex, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    A.B. Harvard College, 1737. A merchant in New Haven, in 1760 he moved to Spencer, Massachusetts where he owned a mansion house and was much in public life. In 1770 he moved to Upper Middletown, Connecticut, where he died.

    John married Lydia Atwater 7 Mar 1739. Lydia (daughter of Jeremiah Atwater and Lydia Rosewell) was born 18 Oct 1715; died 28 Jan 1776. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 7. Lydia Ann Eliot  Descendancy chart to this point was born 22 Jun 1760; died 17 Sep 1836.

  2. 6.  Jerusha Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (4.John3, 2.John2, 1.Henry1) was born 18 Jan 1719, South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died 2 Jun 1789, South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried , South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Jerusha married Maj. Gen. Erastus Wolcott 10 Feb 1746. Maj. (son of Roger Wolcott, Governor of Connecticut and Sarah Drake) was born 21 Sep 1722, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died 14 Sep 1793, South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried , South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

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


Generation: 5

  1. 7.  Lydia Ann Eliot Descendancy chart to this point (5.John4, 3.Mary3, 2.John2, 1.Henry1) was born 22 Jun 1760; died 17 Sep 1836.

    Lydia married Dr. Daniel Lee 4 Feb 1784, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. Dr. (son of Benjamin Lee and Mary Ely) was born 5 Jul 1762, of Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. Nancy Atwater Lee  Descendancy chart to this point was born 30 Apr 1787, Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died 12 Apr 1846; was buried , New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

  2. 8.  Jerusha Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (6.Jerusha4, 4.John3, 2.John2, 1.Henry1) was born 29 Nov 1755, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died 19 Mar 1844, East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

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

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


Generation: 6

  1. 9.  Nancy Atwater Lee Descendancy chart to this point (7.Lydia5, 5.John4, 3.Mary3, 2.John2, 1.Henry1) was born 30 Apr 1787, Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died 12 Apr 1846; was buried , New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Her monumental inscription ends: "Though dead, yet shall she live."

    Nancy married John Bassett Oct 1809. John (son of Benjamin Bassett and Molly Hinman) was born 22 Sep 1779, of Derby, New Haven, Connecticut; died 16 Aug 1858. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 11. Jane Pray Bassett  Descendancy chart to this point was born 21 Nov 1822, Derby, New Haven, Connecticut; died 1924; was buried , Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois.

  2. 10.  Elihu Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (8.Jerusha5, 6.Jerusha4, 4.John3, 2.John2, 1.Henry1) was born 12 Feb 1784; died 2 Dec 1858, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

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

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


Generation: 7

  1. 11.  Jane Pray Bassett Descendancy chart to this point (9.Nancy6, 7.Lydia5, 5.John4, 3.Mary3, 2.John2, 1.Henry1) was born 21 Nov 1822, Derby, New Haven, Connecticut; died 1924; was buried , Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois.

    Jane married Rev. Charles Wells Clapp 16 Aug 1849. Rev. (son of Russell Clapp and Louisa Strong) was born 22 Jan 1817, Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died 12 Aug 1884; was buried , Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 13. Edward Bull Clapp  Descendancy chart to this point was born 14 Apr 1856, Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut; died 6 Feb 1919, Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried , Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois.

  2. 12.  Elizur Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (10.Elihu6, 8.Jerusha5, 6.Jerusha4, 4.John3, 2.John2, 1.Henry1) was born 7 Aug 1817; died Mar 1901, Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried , 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 15 Jul 1846. Martha (daughter of Daniel Dwight and Mary Dickinson Mattoon) was born 25 Dec 1824. [Group Sheet]

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


Generation: 8

  1. 13.  Edward Bull Clapp Descendancy chart to this point (11.Jane7, 9.Nancy6, 7.Lydia5, 5.John4, 3.Mary3, 2.John2, 1.Henry1) was born 14 Apr 1856, Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut; died 6 Feb 1919, Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried , Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Berkeley, Alameda, California
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1857
    • Alternate death: 7 Feb 1919, Alameda, California
    • Alternate death: 9 Feb 1919

    Notes:

    Ph.D, Yale, 1886.

    "Clapp arrived at Berkeley when it was a small school of some 400 students. By his efforts the department began the first major graduate program on the West Coast, but Greek was also widely taught throughout the state high schools as well. A genial and robust figure until ill health befell him at the age of fifty, his teaching was generally at the graduate level and centered around Pindar and Plato and his, many articles covered a range of subjects. He was a founder of the Philological Association of the Pacific States and served as president for two terms. At the time of his death he was at work on an edition of Pindar that was to be the summary of his life's work on that author." [Rutgers Database of Classical Scholars]

    Edward married May Mattoon Wolcott 22 Dec 1886, Morgan, Illinois. May (daughter of Elizur Wolcott and Martha Lyman Dwight) was born 14 May 1863, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died 22 Aug 1949, Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried , Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois. [Group Sheet]

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

  2. 14.  May Mattoon Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (12.Elizur7, 10.Elihu6, 8.Jerusha5, 6.Jerusha4, 4.John3, 2.John2, 1.Henry1) was born 14 May 1863, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died 22 Aug 1949, Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried , 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 22 Dec 1886, Morgan, Illinois. Edward (son of Rev. Charles Wells Clapp and Jane Pray Bassett) was born 14 Apr 1856, Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut; died 6 Feb 1919, Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried , Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois. [Group Sheet]

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