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WOLCOTT, Oliver [1726-1797] -- American Revolutionary Patriot, Major General

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WOLCOTT, Oliver, a Delegate from Connecticut; born in Windsor, Conn., December 1, 1726; was graduated from Yale College in 1747; commissioned a captain by the Governor of New York in 1747; raised a company of Volunteers and served on the northwestern frontier until the peace of Aix-la-Chapelle; returned to Connecticut and settled in Litchfield; studied medicine, but did not practice; elected sheriff of the newly organized county of Litchfield, Conn., in 1751; member of the State council 1774-1786 and at the same time judge of the county court of common pleas; judge of probate for the Litchfield district many years; major general of militia; appointed by the Continental Congress in 1775 as one of the commissioners of Indian affairs for the northern department, intrusted with the task of inducing the Iroquois Indians to remain neutral; Member of the Continental Congress 1775-1778 and 1780-1784; a signer of the Declaration of Independence; commander of the fourteen Connecticut regiments sent for the defense of New York in 1776, and divided his time between Army service and service in Congress; commanded a brigade of militia which took part in the defeat of General Burgoyne in 1777; Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut 1786-1796; elected Governor in 1796 and served until his death in Litchfield, Conn., December 1, 1797; interment in the East Cemetery. BDAC  -30-
 

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1775-1778
Member of the Continental Congress
1776
Commander of CT militia reinforcing Gen. Putnam on the Hudson River
1776/07/04
A signer of the Declaration of Independence
1780-1784
Member of the Continental Congress
1787-1796
Lt. governor of CT
1796-1797
Governor of CT

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