The daughter of Ichabod and Abigail Welles, Huldah Welles was the second wife of Revolutionary War veteran William Wolcott, whom she married in March 1790. The couple had three children, two of whom survived to adulthood. A lifelong resident of Wethersfield, Connecticut, Huldah Welles Woolcott was "the oldest person in that town" when she died at the age of ninety-nine years, six months, and ten days on February 3, 1860.
This daguerreotype portrait may well have been made on the occasion of Wolcott's ninetieth birthday in 1850.
Quarter-plate daguerreotype, circa 1850
Image courtesy The Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT