Lieut. Col. John TALCOTT

Male Bef 1632 - 1688  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name John TALCOTT  [1, 2, 3
    • "The Talcott Pedgree": He came over from England with his parents and sister Mary (who afterwards married the Rev. John russell) in the ship Lyon, in 1632. He resided in Hartford; was made an ensign in 1650, a captain in 1660; was elected a deputy or assistant magistrate, of the Colony of Connecticut, before it was joined to New Haven, May 18, 1654, and Treasurer to succeed his father, May 17, 1660, which office he held till 1676. He was one of the patentees named in the Charter of Charles the First, granted to Connecticut April 20, 1662; which document was entrusted to Wyllis, TALCOTT,and Allyn for safe-keeping. In 1676, on the breaking out of the Philip war, he resigned the office of treasurer and was appointed to the command of the army with the rank of major, and in June of that year went into the field at the head of the "standing army" of Connecticut, accompanied by 200 Mohigan and "Pequot Indians." In the various battles with the Indians in which he was engaged, he was ALWAYS victorious, and obtained great renown as an "Indian fighter." Many of his official papers are on record in the Secretary of State's office at hartford, and are interesting relics of the memorable Philip war. Early in the war he was promoted to the rank of Lieut.-Colonel. In March 1662 the General Court granted to him and to John Allyn 600 acres of upland and 100 acres of meadow land, to be laid out in Hammonaset (Killingsworth).

      Lt.-Col. Talcott died intestate, his property amounting to L2232 3s. 6d., was claimed by his oldest surviving son, Governor Joseph Talcott, who petitioned the General Court May 15, 1691, to give him possession thereof, which he claimed by right of primogeniture. [1]
    Title Lieut. Col. 
    Born Bef 1632  Braintree, Essex Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Fact Son of John Talcott and Dorothy Mott Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 23 Jul 1688  Hartford, Hartford County,Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I56087  Main Tree
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2013 

    Family 1 Helena WAKEMAN,   d. 21 Jun 1674, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 29 Oct 1650  [2
    Children 
     1. Mary TALCOTT,   b. 26 May 1661, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1723, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [Birth]
     2. Hannah TALCOTT,   b. 8 Dec 1663, Hartford, Hartford County,Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1696  (Age 32 years)
     3. Dorothy TALCOTT,   b. 20 Feb 1666, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1696, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Joseph TALCOTT,   b. 16 Nov 1669, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1741, Hartford, Hartford County,Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F20296  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary COOK 
    Married 9 Nov 1676  [1
    Children 
     1. Rachel TALCOTT,   b. 23 Feb 1681, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1753  (Age < 71 years)
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2012 
    Family ID F28516  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jul 1688 - Hartford, Hartford County,Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5172] "Talcott Pedigree in England and America" From 1558 to 1876, S.V. Talcott, (Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company - 1876).

    2. [S01785] Ancestry.com: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald Lines Jacobus, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.;;).

    3. [S4767] "The English Ancestry of Thomas STOUGHTON 1588-1661, and his son, Thomas STOUGHTON 1624-1684, of Windsor, Conn.".