My father was William Ransom Olcott -
his father was James R. Olcott-one of 9
children-5brothers6sisters-I know 7 names.
James R's father was James Olcott.
According to my father, his grandfather went to
Chicago to visit relatives in the 30's or 40's
so we may be related somehow. According to info I
have James Olcott was the son of William R Olcott Mary Jane
Calhoun Olcott. I have copies of letters written by
William R Olcott during the civil was. He died at
Saliburg prison in 1864/85. James married Elizabeth Moulter(sp?)
in Rochester or Bridgewater(?) PA then migrated from Andover to Montana (Lavina)
and supposedly died in Chicago. I have no idea if any of this
is any use to you. Olcott isn't exactly a common name so perhaps we