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Richard Olmsted
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Birth: 1612
Harwich, England
Death: Apr. 20, 1687
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

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Richard "Olmsted" came to Boston from Fairsted, Essex, England with his uncle, James Olmsted in the good ship, LION, in 1632. He resided in Mount Wollaston (now Quincy), Mass. that year, and removed to Newtown (Cambridge), Mass. until 1636, at which time he removed to Hartford in the Colony of Conn. He was one of the original proprietors of Hartford, and his name is on the Founders Monument in the Ancient Burying Ground (as pictured to the right).

He was a soldier in the Pequot Indian War, enlisting there in May of 1637, and Richard Olmsted and Frances Slany or Slacty were married about 1647 in Hartford. He was a magistrate for the Colony of Connecticut in 1658.

About 1650/51, he removed to Norwalk, Conn. There he also served in the King Philip's War 1575-1676. His will was dated July 8, 1686.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elisabeth Haugh Olmsted (1618 - 1672)*
 
 Children:
  James Olmsted (1645 - 1731)*
  John Olmstead (1649 - 1704)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Norwalk Historical Cemetery
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: NO TOMBSTONE REMAINS
 
Maintained by: Nancy Ostling Starkman
Originally Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Mar 14, 2009
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Richard Olmsted
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Richard Olmsted
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To My 10th Great Grand Uncle, May You Forever Rest in Peace
- Elton Ellis
 Added: Apr. 7, 2014
GOD BLESS
- S.R.C.
 Added: Oct. 20, 2012
Rest in Peace, Richard...
- Dave and Judy of Missouri
 Added: Sep. 3, 2012
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