Person:Simon Wolcott (1)

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m. 19 Jan 1606/07
  1. John Wolcott1607 - bef 1641/42
  2. Henry Wolcott1615/16 - 1680
  3. George Wolcottabt 1622 - 1663
  4. Anne Wolcottest 1624 - bef 1701
  5. Mary Wolcott1626 - 1689
  6. Christopher WolcottAbt 1628 - 1662
  7. Simon Wolcott1630 - 1687
m. 19 Mar 1656/7
m. 17 Oct 1661
  1. Elizabeth Wolcott1662 - 1707
  2. Martha Wolcott1664 - 1687
  3. Simon Wolcott, Jr1666 - 1732
  4. Joanna Wolcott1668 - 1690
  5. Henry Wolcott, Jr.1670 - 1747
  6. Christopher Wolcott1672 - 1693
  7. William Wolcott1676 - 1749
  8. Gov. Roger Wolcott1678 - 1767
Facts and Events
Name Simon Wolcott
Gender Male
Birth? ca 1630 Tolland, Somerset, England
Marriage 19 Mar 1656/7 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesto Joanna Cooke
Marriage 17 Oct 1661 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesto Martha Pitkin
Death[1] 11 Sep 1687 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Ancestral File Number 55K8-X6

[He]rem. to Sims. [CT, in 1761], where he had received a grant in 1667, and was one of a committee app. by the General Court to promote the settlement of that town; where he was permitted by the Gen/ Ct/ to "dispose": of liquors "until an ordinary be set up in Sims."; was one of the two captains of Sims. militia app. 1673, and townsman 1674. He was obliged to leave Sims. in the Indian troubles of 1675-6, with much loss of property.; remained a few years in W., and in 1680 sett. on his and (200 acres) on east side of Conn. River, present So. W. In 1686 his est. was the largest on the W. Town List, but it was involved, and remained so until his death. On this list he was one of six having the prefix of "Mr." He d. 11 Sept., 1687; buried in W. Old Graveyard, as was his wid., who became 2d wife of Daniel Clarke, Esq., of W. (NEHGS Register, July 1847 p 253)

SALISBURY AND ALLIED FAMLIES II, 169: Martha Pitkin came from Eng to take back her bro; was so charming and of good stock that Simon Wolcott was chosen by the community to persue her... much older than she.... she wed him.

  1. Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1638-1925.

    Mr. Simon Wolcot dyed Sept 11th 1687 (Bk I p. Fifty-Two)

  2.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 4:623.

    SIMON, Windsor, s. of the first Henry, prob. youngest, b. in Eng. 1625, freem. 1654, was rep. for Simsbury 1671 and 5, m. 1656, Joanna Cook, wh. d. Apr. 1657, and he m. next, 17 Oct. 1661, Martha, sis. of the first William Pitkin, had, says Parsons, in Geneal. Reg. V. 464, five s. and five ds. but the fam. geneal. I. 253, names only for ds. Eliz b. 19 Aug. 1662, wh. m. 8 Dec. 1680, Deniel Cooley of Springfield, and d. 30 Jan. 1707; Martha, 17 May 1664, m. 1686, Thomas Allyn, and d. 7. Sept. 1687; Simon, 24 June 1666; Joanna, 30 June 1668, wh. m. 26 Sept. 1690, John Colton; Henry, 20 May 1670; Christopher, 4 July 1672, d. bef. 21 yrs. prob. unm.; Mary, 1674, d. at 2 yrs.; William, 6 Nov. 1676; and Roger, 4, if better authority be not for 28 Jan. 1679. He d. 11 Sept. 1687, and in Mar. foll. to elude the tyranny of Andros, wh. order. all admin. in N. E. on dec. persons' est. to be tak. at Boston, the eldest s. made partition betw. mo. and childr. How his minor four brs. and one sis. were bound by this arrangem. Sir Edmund had not time to inq. The wid. m. Hon. Daniel Clark, outliv. him, and d. 13 Oct. 1719.