Oliver Stoughton Wolcott

January 18, 1800
May 23, 1832
Jane Conard Wolcott (March 9, 1820)
Biographical Notes:
Oliver Stoughton Wolcott was the son of Oliver and Elizabeth (Stoughton) Wolcott, Jr. and the grandson of Governor Oliver and Lorana (Collins) Wolcott.

He graduated from West Point before attending the Law School. Afterwards Wolcott pursued a naval career. On January 1, 1818 he was appointed a Midshipman in the U.S. Navy and in May asked to join the Guerriere which was being fitted out. On July 19, 1818 he suffered an attack of typhus fever. On January 27, 1819 he informed the Secretary of the Navy of his recovery and desire to rejoin the Guerriere. Having no further assignment he resigned on March 13, 1819.

He married Jane Lowe Conrad in 1820 whom he met while she was attending the Litchfield Female Academy. The couple wed in Litchfield and the ceremony ...

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Military; Lawyer; Agriculture

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849.

Contact Us

Do you have more information for the Ledger?

If you have family papers, objects, or any other details you would like to share, or if you would like to obtain a copy of an image for publication, please contact us at curator@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.