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Laura Collins Wolcott

Other Name:
Lorraine Collins Wolcott
January 1, 1731
April 19, 1794
Home Town:
Guilford, CT
Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797) (January 21, 1755)
Biographical Notes:
Oliver married Laura (or Lorraine, she was known by both names) Collins of Guilford, Connecticut, on January 21, 1755. Laura was the daughter of Capt. Daniel Collins of Guilford and, like Oliver, was a descendant from an early settler of New England. She was also distantly related to Timothy Collins, the first minister of Litchfield.

They had five children. Their first child, Oliver, died young. Oliver Jr. was born on January 11, 1760, followed by their daughter Laura, who was born on December 15, 1761. Mariann was born on February 16, 1765, and Frederick on November 2, 1761.When Oliver was away during the Revolutionary War, she educated their children, managed domestic family matters as well as a small farm the family owned. Also during the war, she furnished blankets, stockings, ...

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