Sylvanus Norman Wolcott

Male 1838 - 1929  (90 years)


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  • Name Sylvanus Norman Wolcott 
    Born 5 Nov 1838 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jan 1929 
    Person ID I32977  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Lawrence Wolcott 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Selinda Hughes 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F12235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane Brundage,   d. 7 Jul 1887 
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F20127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Sylvanus Norman Wolcott - November 5, 1838 - January 17, 1929. Military Service Civil War: Enlisted August 27, 1864 at Richland, New York; Mustered in September 15, 1864 as a Private in Company G, 1841 Regiment New York Infantry Volunteers; Promoted to Corporal on September 16, 1864; Promoted to Sergeant on November 1, 1864; Mustered out June 29, 1865 with Company at City Point, Virginia. Son of Lawrence and Selinda Hughes Wolcott. Husband of Mary Jane Brundage Wolcott. Married January 1, 1865.
      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, January 23, 1929 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Mustered Out - Sylvanus N. Wolcott, Civil War Veteran, Answers Last Roll Call - Sylvanus N. Wolcott, 90, Civil War veteran member of J. B. Butler Post No. 111, G. A. R. of which organization he was Senior Vice-Commander, has answered the last roll call and has been mustered out. Mr. Wolcott died at his home in Box street, this village, last Thursday night following an illness of some three weeks. He is survived by seven of his comrades in the Post, namely: L. D. Barber, George Bushnell, Thomas Cox, Hartwell Douglass, Frank Fancher, Charles Frasier and Adelbert Hilliker. Four out of the remaining seven of Mr. Wolcott's veteran comrades were able to attend the funeral. Mr. Wolcott was born in Henderson, Jefferson county, November 3rd, 1838, a son of Lawrence and Sylinda Wolcott. When a youth of 16, in 1854, he came to Oswego county and settled on a farm near Pulaski. Mr. Wolcott enlisted August 20, 1864 in Company G, 184th regiment of New York Volunteers which was made up of a large number of young men from Pulaski and the vicinity of Richland. At that time, Colonel Wardwell Robinson, of Oswego, was in charge of the regiment which was ordered to the front between Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia, and afterwards was ordered to Harrison's Landing to guard the St. James river to support and guard the troops moving up the river with supplies for General Grant's army. Mr. Wolcott encountered no heavy battles, but took part in several skirmishes and remained in the army, until June 29, 1865, when he was honorably discharged at City Point, Virginia. He had been promoted to the rank of sergeant The year following his return from the war he married Miss Mary Brundage of Henderson and the home was continued in this vicinity. Mrs. Wolcott has been dead several years. Mr. Wolcott followed the occupation of farming for several years. Later he operated the local bus between the village and station. He retired from active work about fifteen years ago. On November 3rd last, he celebrated his 90th birthday at the home in this village at which time the accompanying photograph of Mr. Wolcott was made. Surviving are one son, Louis, of Watertown; one daughter, Mrs. John Van Hoosen, Pulaski; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Robbins, Aurora, Illinois, and one nephew, Frank Brundage, Pulaski. The funeral was held from the late home Sunday afternoon, Rev. Charles Bollinger, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial in Riverside cemetery.