Richard Olmstead (Olmsted) (c.1685 - 1776)

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Nicknames: "Olmsted"
Birthplace: Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
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About Richard Olmstead (Olmsted)

He and his brother, Daniel, moved to Ridgefield, Connecticut about 1708 and bought land from the Indians. -------------------- Daniel Olmsted and brother, Richard and twenty-two others bought, with the permission of the General Assembly at Hartford, on the 30th of September, 1708, of the Indian, Sachem Catoonah, and his associates, for $100, a tract of land (2000acres), now Ridgefield, Conn. The land was divided into home lots of 21-2 acres each, and also 5 acres in the rear of each home were added to each lot. These lots were distributed by a lottery; Daniel's lot was No. 24; Richard's No. 11; Daniel was for many years an influential man in town affairs. In 1732 he was confirmed by the General Assembly, Ensign of the Ridgefield Train Band. He was Representative in 1742 and 1743.

-------------------- Daniel Olmsted and brother, Richard and twenty-two others bought, with the permission of the General Assembly at Hartford, on the 30th of September, 1708, of the Indian, Sachem Catoonah, and his associates, for $100, a tract of land (2000acres), now Ridgefield, Conn. The land was divided into home lots of 21-2 acres each, and also 5 acres in the rear of each home were added to each lot. These lots were distributed by a lottery; Daniel's lot was No. 24; Richard's No. 11; Daniel was for many years an influential man in town affairs. In 1732 he was confirmed by the General Assembly, Ensign of the Ridgefield Train Band. He was Representative in 1742 and 1743.

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Capt. Richard Olmstead's Timeline

1685
1685
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
1714
April 22, 1714
Age 29
Ridgefield, CT, USA
1715
February 25, 1715
Age 30
Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT
1717
September 15, 1717
Age 32
Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT
1720
March 29, 1720
Age 35
Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT
1726
June 20, 1726
Age 41
Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT
1728
January 21, 1728
Age 43
Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT
1731
September 22, 1731
Age 46
Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT
1734
June 1, 1734
Age 49
Ridgefield, CT, USA
1737
February 26, 1737
Age 52
Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT