Killmer Family History

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Alexander Wolcott

Male 1712 - 1795  (83 years)


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  • Name Alexander Wolcott 
    Born 7 Jan 1712  Windsor , Hartford Co. Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Mar 1795  Windsor , Hartford Co. Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1160  Killmer Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2019 

    Father Roger Wolcott,   b. 4 Jan 1679, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1767, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Drake,   b. 10 May 1684, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1747, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 3 Dec 1702  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Atwater,   b. UNKNOWN 
    Married 4 Dec 1732 
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • Alexander , son of Governor Roger Wolcott , was born January 7, 1712 , died March 25, 1795 . He graduated from Yale College in the class of 1731 . He was with his father in the expedition against Louisburg in the French war. He lived at New Haven after his third marriage and finally settled at Windsor , where he practiced medicine. He was a distinguished citizen of commanding personal appearance and of great talents and was called upon to take an active and prominent part in public affairs at a critical period. He was justice of the peace and often representative to the general assembly. He was an earnest Whig and active in the great events that just preceded the Declaration of Independence. During the war he was chairman of the committee of inspection of Windsor and was placed in charge of the examination of candidates for the position of surgeon and surgeon's mate. He was a lifelong student, especially of Greek and Latin , and possessed a fine library. He had a negro slave, Primus Scott , who assisted him in preparing medicines and accompanied him on visits to patients. He gave Scott his freedom and immediately the negro set up as a doctor across the river and actually enjoyed a considerable practice. Dr. Wolcott had some skill as a poet and writer. He married (first), December 4, 1732 , Lydia , daughter of Jeremiah Atwater , of New Haven . He married (second), March 17, 1739 , Mrs. Allyn , of New Haven . He married (third), in 1745 , Mary Richards , of New London , born in 1724 , who died October 23, 1817 . Children of first wife: Jeremiah , born November 3, 1733 ; Alexander , February 17, 1735 ; Lydia , baptized November 6, 1737 . Children of third wife: Esther , born September 17 , died October 9, 1746 ; Simon , Auguts 9, 1747 , mentioned below; Esther , July 17, 1749 ; George , May 23 , died October, 1751 ; George , October 17, 1753 ; Christopher , October 1, 1754 ; Mary , August 7 1756 ; Alexander , September 15, 1758 ; Guy , August 7, 1760 ; Elizabeth , January 13, 1763 .

  • Sources 
    1. [S164] Wolcott Genealogy, Robert C Griffen and Mitchell Alegre, (Name: Name: Name: Name: Published by the Society of Decendants of Henry Wolcott;;;;).


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