Major Roger Wolcott1

(14 September 1704 - 19 October 1759)

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Relationship7th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Ohlheiser Family Pedigree

Some Background

Major Roger Wolcott was also known as Major Roger Wolcott.4
FatherGovernor Roger Wolcott2 (4 Jan 1679 - )
MotherSarah Drake3 (10 May 1686 - 21 Jan 1747)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildMajor Roger Wolcott was born on 14 September 1704.
GroomHe married Marah Newberry, daughter of Captain Benjamin Newberry and Hannah Sackett, on 10 October 1728 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut Colony, New England.1,5
Second MarriageOn 19 June 1759, Major Roger Wolcott married second Eunice Colton. Eunice was the widow of John Ely of Springfield, and the daughter of John Colton.6
DeceasedHe died on 19 October 1759 in Connecticut Colony, New England, at the age of 55. His Epitaph: "His premature removal by death defeated and disappointed the general desire and purpose of the freemen to elevate him to the highest office in their gift."7

Children with Marah Newberry:

Community Service

Roger was elected to the General Assembly; served as a Major of the Connecticut Troops; a Judge of the Superior Court; and assisted in the revision of the laws of the colony.8

Sources - Citations

  1. [S1053] Helen Bourne Joy Lee, The Newberry Genealogy (Chester, Connecticut: The Pequot Press, Inc., 1975), pg. 46; name, event, date, location; uses date of 3 November 1709.
  2. [S911] Chandler Wolcott, Wolcott Genealogy : The Family of Henry Wolcott : One of the First Settlers of Windsor, Connecticut (Rochester, New York: The Genesee Press, 1912), pg. 44.
  3. [S911] Chandler Wolcott, Wolcott Genealogy, pg. 56.
  4. [S911] Chandler Wolcott, Wolcott Genealogy, pg. 77; military rank.
  5. [S911] Chandler Wolcott, Wolcott Genealogy, pg. 75.
  6. [S911] Chandler Wolcott, Wolcott Genealogy, ppg. 75; names, date.
  7. [S911] Chandler Wolcott, Wolcott Genealogy, pg. 77; names, date, epitaph.
  8. [S911] Chandler Wolcott, Wolcott Genealogy, pg. 77; positions.
  9. [S911] Chandler Wolcott, Wolcott Genealogy, ppg. 75-77.
  10. [S911] Chandler Wolcott, Wolcott Genealogy, ppg. 75-77; names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  11. [S1053] Helen Bourne Joy Lee, Newberry Genealogy, pg. 53; names, events, relationships.
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