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Richard Olmsted
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Birth: 1612
Tendring District
Essex, England
Death: Apr. 20, 1687
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.
Family links: 
  Richard Olmstead (1579 - 1641)
  Frances Slaney Olmstead (1581 - 1630)
  Magdalen Hill Smith Olmstead*
  Elisabeth Haugh Olmsted (1618 - 1672)*
  James Olmsted (1645 - 1731)*
  John Olmstead (1649 - 1704)*
  Richard Olmsted (1612 - 1687)
  John Olmstead (1617 - 1686)*
  Rebecca Olmstead Newell (1624 - 1698)*
  Rebecca Olmstead Newell (1624 - 1698)*
*Calculated relationship
East Norwalk Historical Cemetery
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
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
Added by: Nareen, et al
Richard Olmsted
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My 10th great-grandfather.
- To Whom Do We Belong
 Added: Nov. 21, 2016
My 10X great grandfather - RIP
 Added: Sep. 14, 2015
A Rose for my 12th generation great-grandfather
- Barbara A Johnston
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