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Thomas Olcott, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: City of London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Olcott, Sr.; <private> Olcott; Margaret Olcott and <private> Hyde
Husband of Abigail Olcott and <private> Porter
Father of Samuel Olcott; Thomas Olcott, III; Elizabeth Hyde; John Olcott and Hannah Olcott

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About Thomas Olcott, Jr.

Biographical Summary:

Thomas Olcott, an original proprietor of Hartford; his home-lot in the distribution of 1639 fronted on Meeting House Square; this was land which he had bought of Edward Hopkins, his first location having been directly east of the Square. This lot comprised the square, fronting on Main St., now bounded by Pearl, Trumbull, and Asylum Streets. On the southeast comer he erected a dwelling for his own occupation, which continued in possession of his family for several generations. Mr. Goodwin, in his "Descendants of Thomas Olcott," page v., says that this dwelling was demolished in 1824, to make room for the largo block called Union Hall, which was in its turn removed when the great pile of the Connecticut Mutual building was erected. He was a merchant, and carried on trade with parties in Virginia, for tobacco; constable, 1641; he died in 1654; his will is dated November 20, 1653; in it he mentions his "beloved mother Mrs. Margrett Charlfount, sister Mrs. Mary Hardey, mother Hoare, Brother Will. Wadsworth,' Brother Will. Lewis, Senior, deare Brethren and friends, John Talcott and Edward Stebbin, Overseers;" inventory Fob. 13, 1653-4, £1,466. 8. 5. Mrs. Abigail Olcott carried on her husband's business after his death. She bought, let, and sold lands, loaned money on mortgage security, "made contracts for delivering goods, etc." She died May 26, 1693, age 78.

Children:

i. Thomas, freeman, May, 1658; married Mary ____; who was living in 1719, probably died soon after,

ii. Samuel, freeman, May, 1664; married Sarah, daughter of George Stocking; died in Hartford, 1704.

iii. John, born about February 3, 1650-1; in. in 1695, Mary, widow of Thomas Welles, and daughter of John Blackleach; he died in 1712.

iv. Elizabeth, baptized December 7, 1645; married Timothy Hyde, of Wethersfield. The Olcott family were prominent and influential in Hartford for many generations.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 253. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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Thomas Olcott, Jr.'s Timeline

1613
February 2, 1613
City of London, Middlesex, England
1613
City of London, Middlesex, England
1635
1635
Age 22
England
1642
1642
Age 29
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1643
1643
Age 30
1645
December 7, 1645
Age 32
Hartford, Connecticut Colony
1649
1649
Age 36
1654
February 1654
Age 41
Hartford, Connecticut Colony
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