John Talcott (1630 - 1688) MP

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Nicknames: "John Talbott"
Birthplace: Braintree, Essex, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Dominion of New England (Present Connecticut)
Occupation: Lt. Col.
Managed by: Jason Peter Herbert
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About John Talcott

Biographical Summary:

Lieutenant Colonel John Talcott, married October 29, 1650, Helena, daughter of John Wakeman, of New Haven; freeman, 1652; townsman, 1653; deputy, 1660, 1661; chosen Treasurer to succeed his father. May 17, 1660, which office he held until 1676, when he resigned, and was appointed to the command of the troops raised for King Philip's War. He was always victorious, and obtained great renown as an Indian fighter.he was one of the patentees named in the Charter of 1662, and that document was entrusted to Wyllys, Talcott, and Allyn, for safe keeping. His wife, Helena, died June 21, 1674; and he married (2) November 9, 1676, Mary Cook. He died in Hartford, July 23, 1688, leaving a numerous family. His son, Joseph, was Gov. of Connecticut, 1724-1741. The Governor's descendants now occupy the dwelling-house on Main Street, built by Col. Samuel Talcott, his son, in 1770.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), pages 263-264. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books


      Major John Talcott was two years old when he came to America with his father on the LYON, first to Cambridge, Mass then Hartford. In 1673 he was appointed Major & Commander in Chief of the Ct. Militia.
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Lt. Col. John Talcott's Timeline

December 18, 1630
Braintree, Essex, England
October 29, 1650
Age 19
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
December 14, 1653
Age 22
February 21, 1655
Age 24
Hartford, Hartford Co., Conn.
August 21, 1658
Age 27
May 26, 1661
Age 30
Hartford, Hartford Co., Conn.
December 8, 1663
Age 32
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
February 20, 1666
Age 35
November 16, 1669
Age 38
Probably Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
Age 38