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George Wyllys

George Wyllys, American colonial official.

Background

  • Wyllys, George was born on April 24, 1710 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Hezekiah and Elizabeth (Hobart) Wyllys.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Yale, 1729.

    Career

    • Secretary pro tem Colony of Connecticut, 1730-1734, secretary, 1734-1796. Town clerk Hartford, 1732-1796. Commissioned captain Connecticut Militia, 1738, served as lieutenant colonel in French and Indian War, 1757.

      Unsympathetic with policy of separation from England, 1775-1776.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Woodbridge, 6 children.
    • father: Hezekiah Wyllys
    • mother: Elizabeth (Hobart) Wyllys
    • spouse: Mary Woodbridge
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    Died October 6, 1796
    (aged 86)
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