Wilmot, Joel & Rebecca Hotchkiss

Joel Wilmot: Pioneer, American Revolutionary War Veteran

Birth: March 8, 1759, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
Death: October 28, 1821, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
Burial: Vienna Township Cemetery, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
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Rebecca Hotchkiss Wilmot: Pioneer

Birth: January 7, 1765, Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut
Death: January 1812, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
Burial: Vienna Township Cemetery, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
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Military Service: According to a published history of Meriden, Connecticut, Joel Wilmot served in Captain Nathaniel Bunnell's Company, of nearby Wallingford.[1]

Little is known about early Vienna Township settler Joel Wilmot. He was the seventh of eight children born to Asa (1716-1774) and Sarah (Johnson) Wilmot (1716-1804). Asa Wilmot's name appears in the first Federal Census, taken in 1790. The Wilmot family was living in Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut.

Joel Wilmot married Rebecca Hotchkiss in 1784 in New Haven, Connecticut. The union produced eight children.


Updated 8/13/2020
[1] Gillespie, C. Bancroft, comp., An Historic Record and Pictorial Description of the Town of Meriden, Connecticut and the Men Who Made It... (Meriden: Journal Publishing Co., 1906), p. 286.