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Name Olcott, Benoni, 1716-1799
Birthdate 1716 Dec 30
Birthplace Bolton, CT
Death date 1799 Jun 2
Deceased where South Windsor, CT
Places of residence Lived at 1115-1117 Main Street, South Windsor, CT
Titles & honors Fought in King George War. Captain
Father Timothy Olcott
Mother Mary (Dudley) Olcott
Notes Buried Edwards Cemetery, South Windsor, CT
Spouse L. Eunice Wolcott (ca 1724-1750)
Deborah Cooley (ca 1729-1796)
Children Eunice 1752
Asahel 1754-1831
Eli 1756
Reuben 1757-1766
Abigail 1759
Achsah 1762-1803
Deborah 1764-

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2002.11.005 - Ebenezer Grant Mansion index

The following is an index to Francis Judd's 112-page manuscript "Ebenezer Grant Mansion" (see 2002.11.002) prepared by Jim Daly, archivist at Wood Memorial Library in South Windsor, CT. Judd's work was based on two sets of ledgers and personal documents from the Grant family between the years 1730 and 1900. One set is held by Wood Memorial Library. The other was loaned out by the family and its location is not readily available. Researchers are advised to use this index and Judd's work as a first step to determine if further study is warranted. Ebenezer Grant often used abbreviations for names and his spelling was often wrong and inconsistant. Judd interpreted the ledgers and intr

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2013.04.122 - 1091 Main Street

Known as the Asahel Olcott House, this two-and-one-half story modified New England Colonial was built by Asahel Olcott about 1782.

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2013.04.126 - 1115-1117 Main Street

Known as the Benoni Olcott House, this house is described as a two-and-one-half story modified New England Colonial style house. There is a narrow brick chimney located centrally along the ridge and a second brick chimney located near the northern end of the rear building. Facade is three bays wide centered on the entrance. "This house still displays signs of the earliest saltbox structure--long front rooms denoting original two room plan" with central chimney removed. This house might have been built by Benoni Olcott in 1750 or possibly by John Wolcott in 1700 since his family owned the land. Wolcott and Olcott families joined when John Wolcott's granddaughter Eunice married Benoni Olc