Simon Wolcott

(11 September 1624 - 11 September 1687)

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Relationship9th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Ohlheiser Family Pedigree
FatherHenry Wolcott1 (5 Dec 1578 - 30 May 1655)
MotherElizabeth Saunders (20 Dec 1584 - 17 Jul 1655)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildSimon Wolcott was born on 11 September 1624, in Tolland, Somersetshire, England.
BrideJoanna Cook married Simon Wolcott, son of Henry Wolcott and Elizabeth Saunders, on 19 March 1657 in Windsor, Connecticut Colony, New England. Joanna was the daughter of Aaron Cook.2
WidowerHe became a widower at 32 years of age when his wife Joanna died on 27 April 1657, barely more than one month after their marriage; Joanna had married her husband Simon Wolcott just 39 days earlier.2
GroomHe married Martha Pitkin, daughter of William Pitkin, on 17 October 1661 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut Colony, New England. Martha was described in the Windsor Records as "late from England".
     "There is a current (1912) tradition - which we trace to a respectable source and believe to be authentic - that she came on a visit to her brother (William Pitkin, Esq., of East Harford, Attorney General and Treasurer of the Colony) and that some of the leading men of the Colony desirous of securing her residence in the country through a suitable marriage connection selected her future husband as the most promising young man then in the Colony to make a proposal to her."3
DeceasedHe died on 11 September 1687 in South Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, at the age of 63.3

Child with Martha Pitkin:

Immigrant Ancestor

Simon Wolcott arrived in Connecticut Colony, New England, circa 1640. Simon was five years old when his parents emigrated leaving him and his two sisters (Anna and Mary) behind in England. It was the parents intention to bring them to the New England after the parents had become settled there. Simon and his sisters arrived in New England within 10 years of their parents, but an exact date has not been determined.2

Sources - Citations

  1. [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. 35.
  2. [S911] Chandler Wolcott, Wolcott Genealogy, pg. 42.
  3. [S911] Chandler Wolcott, Wolcott Genealogy, ppg. 42, 45.
  4. [S911] Chandler Wolcott, Wolcott Genealogy, pg. 44.
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