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Biography

Joshua Huntington Wolcott was born 29 August 1804 in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States to Frederick Wolcott (1767-1837) and Elizabeth Huntington (1774-1812) and died 4 January 1891 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Cornelia Frothingham (1824-1850) 12 November 1844 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States. He married Harriet Frothingham (1813-1899) 12 November 1851 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Henry II of England (1133-1189). Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden.

The Huntington family in America says:

1.3.3.4.1.3.1.3. Joshua Huntington Wolcott, born August 29, 1804, in Litchfield, Conn.; married, first, November 12, 1844, Cornelia, daughter of Samuel and Eliza (Atkins) Frothingham, of Boston, Mass. She was born December 11, 1824, and died June 1, 1850.
He married, second, November 12, 1851, Harriet Frothingham, sister of his first wife.
Mr. Wolcott came to Boston as a boy, and became an apprentice in the counting house of A. and A. Lawrence. He was made a partner at the age of twenty-six, and was the senior partner when the firm was dissolved in 1865.
He took a prominent part in the development of New England manufacturing, being president or director in many textile mills, and a director of the Boston and Providence Railroad. He was also a leader in charitable enterprises, and was State Treasurer of the Sanitary Commission during the Civil War. He was a charter member of the Union Club of Boston, and belonged to the Society of the Cincinnati in the right of his grandfather, Major General Oliver Wolcott.



Children


Offspring of Joshua Huntington Wolcott and Cornelia Frothingham (1824-1850)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Huntington Frothingham Wolcott (1846-1865)
Roger Wolcott (1847-1900) 13 July 1847 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 21 December 1900 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States Edith Prescott (1853-1934)






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