Daniel Olmstead (1685 - 1749)

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Birthplace: Norwalk,Fairfield County, CT
Death: Died in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT
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About Daniel Olmstead

Daniel Olmstead 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.

Married Hannah Ketchum on May 9, 1711

On September 30,1708, Daniel Olmsted and twenty-two associates purchased 2000 acres of land at Ridgefield, Conn. for one hundred pounds sterling from Indian Sachem Catoonah. Daniel was for many years an influential man in town affairs. Inj 1732 he was confirmed by the General Assembly, Ensign of the Ridgefield Train Band. Daniel was a representative in 1742 and 1743.

Daniel and Hannah had eight children of whom Ezekiel was the youngest.

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Daniel Olmstead's Timeline

1682
1682
Fairfield, , Connecticut
1682
Fairfield, , CT
1685
June 7, 1685
Norwalk,Fairfield County, CT
1711
May 9, 1711
Age 25
Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT
1712
February 9, 1712
Age 26
Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT
1714
March 7, 1714
Age 28
Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT
1715
March 27, 1715
Age 29
New Haven, CT, USA
1719
May 9, 1719
Age 33
Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT
1721
July 16, 1721
Age 36
Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT
1723
December 8, 1723
Age 38
Ridgefield, Fairfield, CT