Calvin Wolcott

27 April 1787–21 January 1861 (Age 73)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Calvin

When Calvin Wolcott was born on 27 April 1787, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Elijah Walcott, was 22 and his mother, Mary Blake, was 21. He married Sarah Gardner on 4 September 1811, in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1787. He died on 21 January 1861, in New York, United States, at the age of 73.

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Calvin Wolcott
Sarah Gardner
Marriage: 4 September 1811
Elizabeth Gardner Wolcott
Augustas Calvin Walcott
Sarah Ann Walcott
Dr. Samuel Gardner Wolcott
Asa Gardner Walcott
Henrietta Blake Walcott
George Theodore Wolcott

Spouse and Children

4 September 1811
Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (7)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 10

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Age 21

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Woolcot in Somerset, possibly so named from Middle English wolle ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘shelter’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Calvin Wolcott, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Calvin in entry for Henrietta B Wolcott Richards, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Calvin in entry for Henrietta B. Wolcott Richards, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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