Biography of Erastus Wilcott
Barton, Tioga County, NY Biographies





ERASTUS WOLCOTT, son of a Connecticut clergyman and born in the same state, came to Barton in 1821 with his family. His wife's maiden name was Almira Beach. After conducting a distillery in Barton for some years he moved to Athens, Pa., where he was a farmer and lumberman and quite prominent in affairs. He was often called to try law suits and was very successful in justices' courts. Wolcott Hollow. where he died, bears his name. Ira M. Wolcott, son of the above, was born in Hardwick, Otsego county, on June 23, 1819. He married Mary J., a daughter of Joshua Smith, of Enfield, N. Y., and about 1848 made his home on a new farm in Athens, Pa. He cleared the land of the forest and built a log house, which is now used. In 1863 Mr. Wolcott enlisted in Co. C, 171st Penn. Vols., served nine months, and is now a member of the G. A. R. He made his home in Waverly in 1886, and here Mrs. Wolcott died on April 9, 1891, leaving one son, T. S., who, by his wife, Maggie (Davenport) Wolcott, had a daughter, Alice May Wolcott.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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