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Lt. Col. John Talcott

Male Abt 1625 - 1688  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name John Talcott 
    Prefix Lt. Col. 
    Born Abt 1625  Braintree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1630  [2
    Died 23 Jul 1688  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Person ID I31160  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2020 

    Father John Talcott,   b. Abt 1594, Braintree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 25 Feb 1660 and 27 Mar 1660, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Dorothy Mott,   d. Feb 1670, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1625  [1
    Family ID F11709  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Helena Wakeman,   b. Bef 23 Dec 1632,   d. 21 Jun 1674, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1650  [1, 3, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. Joseph Talcott, Governor of Connecticut,   b. 1669,   d. 1741  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F18503  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Cooke,   b. 30 Jan 1647, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 9 Nov 1676  [1, 3, 5, 8
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F18496  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "John Talcott was one of the most useful men in Connecticut in his generation. He was chosen Ensign of the Hartford Train Band, June 1650, and was referred to as Captain as early as Oct. 1660. He served as Deputy for Hartford, May and Oct. 1660, June and Oct. 1661; and as Assistant of the Colony, 1662 to 1687 inclusive. He was Treasurer of the Colony, 1660 to 1675 inclusive, declining that office in 1676 and 1677. He was one of those named as Patentees of the Royal Charter in 1662. He was a Commissioner for the United Colonies, 1663, 1669, 1671, 1673, 1676. 1683, 1684, and 1686. In March 1663 he was a Commissioner to treat with New Haven relative to the absorption of that colony by Connecticut; Commissioner on the New York boundary, Oct. 1663, on the Massachusetts and Rhode Island boundaries, Oct. 1664, and on the Rhode Island boundary, May 1672. He served on Indian committees, 1671, 1674 and 1676, and on the Militia Committee, July 1666. He was appointed Chief Military Officer, Hartford County, June 1672, and Major, Aug. 1673. In Nov. 1673 he was made Commander-in-Chief against New York; a member of the War Council, Nov. 1673, July 1675, and May 1676; Commander-in-Chief, May 1676, King Philip's War. He was appointed to keep Court in New London, 1678, 1680 and 1681, and to preside over the Court of Assistants, May 1686." [Hale, House and Related Families, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    2. [S4969] Douglas Richardson, "A Royal Ancestry for Mary (Cooke) Talcott of Hartford, Connecticut." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 148:225, 1994.

    3. [S387] Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley by Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952.

    4. [S4970] Wakeman Genealogy 1630-1899 by Robert P. Wakeman. Meriden, Connecticut, 1900., date only.

    5. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    6. [S4970] Wakeman Genealogy 1630-1899 by Robert P. Wakeman. Meriden, Connecticut, 1900.

    7. [S474] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield by Donald Lines Jacobus. Fairfield, Connecticut, 1930-32.

    8. [S4969] Douglas Richardson, "A Royal Ancestry for Mary (Cooke) Talcott of Hartford, Connecticut." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 148:225, 1994., year only.