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Gideon Wolcott

Male 1712 - 1761  (49 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Gideon Wolcott was born in 1712 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut (son of Lt. Henry Wolcott and Rachel Talcott); 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] [Family Chart]

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

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Lt. Henry Wolcott was born on 20 May 1670 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut (son of Simon Wolcott and Martha Pitkin); died on 17 Nov 1747 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Nov 1746
    • Alternate death: 17 Nov 1747, South Wellington, Tolland, Connecticut

    Notes:

    An original proprietor of Tolland and Wellington in Connecticut.

    Henry married Rachel Talcott after 22 Nov 1701. Rachel (daughter of Samuel Talcott and Hannah Holyoke) was born on 2 Apr 1676 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 8 Jan 1726 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Rachel Talcott was born on 2 Apr 1676 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut (daughter of Samuel Talcott and Hannah Holyoke); died on 8 Jan 1726 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 8 Jan 1725, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut

    Children:
    1. 1. Gideon Wolcott was born in 1712 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 5 Jun 1761 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Simon Wolcott was born on 11 Sep 1624 in Somerset, England (son of Henry Wolcott and Elizabeth Saunders); 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] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Martha Pitkin was born before 12 Dec 1639 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England (daughter of Rev. William Pitkin and Elizabeth); died on 13 Oct 1719 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Old South Windsor Churchyard, South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 12 Dec 1639, Berkhamsted St. Peter, Hertfordshire, England
    • Alternate death: 13 Oct 1719, East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

    Children:
    1. 2. Lt. Henry Wolcott was born on 20 May 1670 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 17 Nov 1747 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
    2. Roger Wolcott, Governor of Connecticut 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.

  3. 6.  Samuel Talcott was born about 1635 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of John Talcott and Dorothy Mott); died on 10 Nov 1691 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    From Hale, House and Related Families (citation details below):

    He was Commissioner (Justice) for Wethersfield, 1669 to 1684 inclusive. He served as Deputy for Wethersfield to the Connecticut General Assembly at the sessions of Oct. 1669, May and Oct. 1670, May 1671, May and Oct. 1672, May and Oct. 1673, May and Oct. 1674, May 1675, May and Oct. 1676, May and Oct. 1677, May and Oct. 1678, May and Oct. 1679, May and Oct. 1680, May and Oct. 1681, Oct. 1682, May, Oct. and Nov. 1683, May and Oct. 1684. He was Secretary pro tem., Oct. 1684. He was an Assistant of the Colony, 1685 to 1691, until his death. He was a member of the War Council, Oct. 1675 and May 1676, during King Philip's War. In Oct. 1669 he was granted 200 acres.

    In May 1677, he was chosen Lieutenant of the Wethersfield Train Band; Lieutenant of the Hartford County troop, Oct. 1679; and Captain of the Troop, Oct. 1681 and June 1689.

    Samuel married Hannah Holyoke on 7 Nov 1661 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Hannah (daughter of Eleazar Holyoke and Mary Pynchon) was born on 9 Jun 1644; died on 2 Feb 1678 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Hannah Holyoke was born on 9 Jun 1644 (daughter of Eleazar Holyoke and Mary Pynchon); died on 2 Feb 1678 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 3. Rachel Talcott was born on 2 Apr 1676 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 8 Jan 1726 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Henry Wolcott was born before 6 Sep 1578 in Tolland, Somerset, England (son of John Wolcott and Agnes Crosse); died on 30 May 1655 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 6 Sep 1578, Lidyard St. Lawrence, Somerset, England

    Notes:

    Emigrated to New England in 1630 on the Mary and John. First at Dorchester, then at Windsor. Inherited property in England in 1639; the following year he travelled back to England to deal with it, returning in 1641.

    He was one of the first twelve men elected to the lower house of Connecticut's first General Assembly in 1637, and in 1643 he was elected to the Magistrates, the upper house of that assembly where he was a member until his death.

    Henry married Elizabeth Saunders on 19 Jan 1606 in Lidyard St. Lawrence, Somerset, England. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Saunders and Ann Blake) was born in 1584 in Lidyard St. Lawrence, Somerset, England; died on 5 Jul 1655 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Saunders was born in 1584 in Lidyard St. Lawrence, Somerset, England (daughter of Thomas Saunders and Ann Blake); died on 5 Jul 1655 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 20 Dec 1584, Lidyard St. Lawrence, Somerset, England
    • Alternate death: 7 Jul 1655, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

    Children:
    1. Henry Wolcott was born on 21 Nov 1610 in Somerset, England; died on 12 Jul 1680 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried on 13 Jul 1680.
    2. Mary Wolcott was born about 1622 in Somerset, England; died on 16 Sep 1689 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
    3. 4. 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.

  3. 10.  Rev. William Pitkin (son of William Pitkin); was buried in St. Dunstan's, Fleet Street, London, England.

    Notes:

    He was headmaster of the Berkhampstead school, and he and his wife died when their daughter Martha was a small child.

    Said to have died some months before his father, of the plague.

    William married Elizabeth. Elizabeth died before 21 Dec 1641; was buried on 21 Dec 1641 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Elizabeth died before 21 Dec 1641; was buried on 21 Dec 1641 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 5. Martha Pitkin 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.

  5. 12.  John Talcott was born about 1594 in Braintree, Essex, England (son of John Talcott and Anne Skinner); died between 25 Feb 1660 and 27 Mar 1660 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Mar 1660, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

    Notes:

    Came to New England on the Lyon in 1632. First at Cambridge, where he was a deputy to the general court from 1634 to 1636. He was among the so-called "Adventurers Party" of twenty-five men who set out to explore the area that would become Hartford, led by Founder John Steele in October 1635, prior to the departure from Cambridge of the Rev. Hooker's party in May 1636. His name is on the Founders Monument in downtown Hartford. He was a deputy to the Connecticut general court from Hartford 1637 to 1653; Treasurer of the Colony 1652, 1654, 1655, 1656 and 1659; Assistant from 1654 to 1659; and Commissioner of the United Colonies 1656 to 1658.

    John married Dorothy Mott before 1625. Dorothy (daughter of John Mott and Alice Harington) died in Feb 1670 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Dorothy Mott (daughter of John Mott and Alice Harington); died in Feb 1670 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. Lt. Col. John Talcott was born about 1625 in Braintree, Essex, England; died on 23 Jul 1688 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.
    2. 6. Samuel Talcott was born about 1635 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 10 Nov 1691 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

  7. 14.  Eleazar Holyoke was born about 1616 (son of Edward Holyoke and Prudence Stockton); died on 6 Feb 1676 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    Eleazar married Mary Pynchon on 20 Nov 1640 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of William Pynchon and Anne Andrew) was born about 1622; died on 25 Oct 1657. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Mary Pynchon was born about 1622 (daughter of William Pynchon and Anne Andrew); died on 25 Oct 1657.
    Children:
    1. 7. Hannah Holyoke was born on 9 Jun 1644; died on 2 Feb 1678 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.