Saturday, January 30, 2016

My Heroes... Laura Collins Wolcott

Laura Collins married Oliver Wolcott.

Reading through what she accomplished, unrecorded but implied, I wonder how anyone can believe women were insignificant at the time. Their husbands themselves marveled at what their wives accomplished. Their letters testify of their amazement and appreciation.

Oliver Wolcott was a sheriff when he married his wife, who was 10 years younger at 23. He was in public service throughout his life. His wife ran the farm, raised the children, and welcomed those involved in the fight for independence, mostly alone as her husband served the country. While her husband served in the militia, she helped supply it.

The had 5 children. Though 1 son died in infancy, the others grew up and married.

She was intelligent, spunky, and admired. She did what was required of her and more. She believed in the future and fought for it in her own way, filling the role given her with honor and courage.

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