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Judge Rufus Burnett Olmsted
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Birth: Oct. 26, 1806
Plattsburgh
Clinton County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1867
Cambria
San Luis Obispo County
California, USA

He was born to Timothy Olmsted (1767-1846) and Huldah Sanford (1770-1817). A graduate of Middlebury College, VT in 1838. He lived in Plainville, Ill until 1855 then moved to Monoma, IA and thence to San Luis Obisbo (Cambria) CA. He was a Deacon , Judge, Teacher and farmer. He was the first American settler in Green Valley, San Luis Obisbo, CA. Mr. Olmsted was a man of education, helped establish schools, and was at one time supported by his friends for county superintendent of schools. The Olmsted school in Green valley was built on his land and was named for him. On 1 Jan 1841, he married Juliette Alba Foster and they had seven children. Juliette wrote of his death, "During the mining excitement he one day took some men in a wagon up the Santa Rosa as far as there was a road and left them to prospect. Coming home alone in crossing the creek the wagon wheel struck a boulder and threw him, seat and all, out. He cut the back of his head on a rock, cutting his head fearfully and for some time completely paralyzing him. After some time one hand which lay in the water began twitching and spattering the water over him and soon he was able to get up and come home. He frightened me terribly when he presented himself, looking like a ghost and his clothing bespattered with blood. From that time he suffered with neuralgia and nervous pains in his head. In the fall and winter of '66 he was a great sufferer and in the spring of '67, after an attack of vomiting he became paralyzed on one side and the next day wholly so. He only lived 24 hours after."



 
 
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 Parents:
  Timothy Olmsted (1767 - 1846)
  Huldah Sanford Olmsted (1770 - 1817)
 
 Children:
  Emma Grace Olmsted Williams (1851 - 1908)*
 
 Siblings:
  Smith Olmsted (1794 - 1864)*
  LeGrand Olmsted (1797 - 1858)*
  Peter Alanson Olmsted (1801 - 1875)*
  Nathan Alanson Olmsted (1803 - 1827)*
  Rufus Burnett Olmsted (1806 - 1867)
  Zalmon Olmstead (1809 - 1856)*
  Isaac T Olmsted (1812 - 1897)*
  Phineas Page Olmstead (1815 - 1894)**
  Hon. David Olmsted (1822 - 1861)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Green Valley
Cambria
San Luis Obispo County
California, USA
Plot: His very own
 
Created by: Douglas Robinson
Record added: Apr 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68129912
Judge Rufus Burnett Olmsted
Added by: Douglas Robinson
 
Judge Rufus Burnett Olmsted
Added by: Douglas Robinson
 
Judge Rufus Burnett Olmsted
Added by: Douglas Robinson
 
 
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