Maj Gen - Governor Roger Wolcott

Maj Gen - Governor Roger Wolcott

Male 1679 - 1767  (88 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and 52 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Roger Wolcott  [1, 2
    Prefix Maj Gen - Governor 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 4 Jan 1679  Windsor, Hartord Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 May 1767  Windsor, Hartord Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I112210  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2003 

    Father Simon Wolcott,   b. 1624, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1687, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Martha Pitkin,   b. 12 Dec 1639, Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1719, Windsor, Hartord Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1661  Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 8 siblings 
    Family ID F41749  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Drake,   b. 10 May 1686, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1748, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1702  Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Maj Roger Wolcott,   b. 1704, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elizabeth Wolcott,   b. 1706, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Alexander Wolcott,   b. 1707, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Samuel Wolcott,   b. 1709, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Dr Alexander Wolcott,   b. 1711, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Sarah Wolcott,   b. 1712, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Sarah Wolcott,   b. 1715, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Hepzibah Wolcott,   b. 1717, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Josiah Wolcott,   b. 1718, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Erastus Wolcott,   b. 1721, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Epaphras Wolcott,   b. 1721, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. General Erastus Wolcott,   b. 1723, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Ursula Wolcott,   b. 1724, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1788, Lyme, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +14. Gen - Gov Oliver Wolcott,   b. 20 Nov 1726, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1797  (Age 71 years)
     15. Mariann Wolcott,   b. 1729, Windsor, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2003 
    Family ID F82882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Colonial Governor of Connecticut, 1750-54

      REF: Ralph Turner: His military service started with his appointment as captain in 1722; 17 years later he had risen to the rank of colonel, commanding Connecticut's First Regiment. He was commissioned a major general in 1745 and was second in command of the successful Anglo-American expedition that
      captured the French fortress of Louisbourg. Author of Poetical Meditations, first book of verse published in CT. After service as a clothier's apprentice, Wolcott became a successful tradesman. In 1707 he entered public life as a selectman for the town of Windsor. He was admitted to the bar in 1709 and in the same year was elected to the lower house of Connecticut's legislature. Wolcott became a justice of the peace (1710), a judge of Hartford's county court (1721), a judge of the Hartford superior court (1732), and chief justice of that court in 1741. He also served as clerk of the legislative assembly (1710-11), was elected to the Upper House of Assistants in 1714, and became deputy governor in 1741. Wolcott was elected governor of Connecticut in 1750 and served for four years until his defeat by Thomas Fitch. Writings: Poetical Meditations, being the improvement of some vacant hours (1725) with a preface by the Reverend Mr. Bulkley. NewLondon [Conn.] : Printed and sold by T. Green, 1725.
      Description: lvi, ii, 78, [4] p. The Agency of the Honourable John Winthrop in the court of King Charles the second. Journal of the siege of Louisbourg in collections of the CT Hist. Soc. 1860.

  • Sources 
    1. [S861] New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Clarence Almon Torrey, (Genealogical Publishing Co, Baltimore, MD 1985 ,).

    2. [S247] Genealogies of Connecticut Families from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Gary Boyd Roberts, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1983).


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