BENJAMIN L. WOLCOTT
BENJAMIN L. WOLCOTT, retired farmer; P. O. Conover; is a son of John H. Wolcott, whose history will be seen in the sketch of George L. Wolcott in some part of this enterprise. Our subject was born in Warren Co., Ohio, May 18, 1819; was raised to farm labor in Brown Township, Miami Co., and obtained a common education; after his majority, he followed carpentering for a period of twenty years; in 1844, his present farm of 80 acres was deeded to him by his father, where he has since chiefly resided; this has always undergone his supervision. Oct. 22, 1846, he married Jane Boyd, who was a native of Bucks Co., Penn.; born Feb. 20, 1827, and died in Brown Township, Nov. 27, 1866. They had five children, of who, William died at the age of 3 years, 7 months, and 14 days; four are now living, viz., John G., born Feb. 20, 1851; Lewis F., born Jan. 2, 1853; Emma J., Aug. 22, 1855, now Mrs. John Michaels; and Jared, born Jan. 31, 1858; John G. and Lewis F. were raised on the farm, and (as well as Jared) assisted their father in opening and cultivating it. They procured a common-school education, and are now fond of books. Dec. 3, 1876, John G. married Hannah L. Wells, who was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, Jan. 1, 1855; one child, Maudie D., was born to them, Jan. 7, 1878. Hannah is a daughter of Martin and Pamelia (Flowers) Wells; they emigrated from Pennsylvania it Champaign Co., Ohio, about the middle of the nineteenth century. Lewis F., the second son, born Nov. 7, 1878, married Rachel C. Evans, who is a daughter of John and Catherine (Kiser) Evans, both deceased; their children were five in number, three sons and two daughters, of whom two sons and one daughter are now living.
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