James Seymore Olmstead (c.1647 - 1731)

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Birthplace: Hartford, CT, USA
Death: Died in Norwalk, CT, USA
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About James Seymore Olmstead

Richard Olmsted (1612-1687) and his family moved to Norwalk, CT in the earliest part of the 1650s. He was Deputy to the Connecticut General Court for 1653-1679 (most years), town judge/commissioner 1653-1687, Townsman in 1657, Selectman 1669-1675. He received a colonial grant of 60 acres in May of 1669 for his service. He was a sergeant on 21 May 1653 with a company of 65 men to train, a lieutenant on 19 May 1659, a soldier in King Philips War 1675-1676, muster master for Fairfield County in November of 1673, and was made a captain in 1680 with a 6-year commission. Richard Olmsted's (1612-1687) will was dated 05 September 1684 and he died at Norwalk, CT in 1687.

Son James Olmsted (1647-1731) married at Fairfield, CT in 1673 to Phebe Barlow (1651-1731) and they settled at Norwalk, CT and had 5 children there. James Olmsted (1647-1731) was a judge, a Selectman, and the Town Clerk (29 years, 1678-1707, 1721) at Norwalk, CT. He was a lieutenant in the Norwalk Train Band in 1680 and later a captian. He was the Norwalk, CT representative to General Court for 1691, 1692, 1693, and 1699. James Olmsted (1647-1731) was "one of Norwalk's most eminent and influencial citizens".

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1647
April 17, 1647
Hartford, CT, USA
1673
May 1, 1673
Age 26
Norwalk, CT, USA
1675
April 17, 1675
Age 28
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
1676
March 10, 1676
Age 28
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
1678
April 27, 1678
Age 31
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
1683
May 13, 1683
Age 36
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
1692
August 14, 1692
Age 45
Norwalk, Fairfield, CT
1704
1704
Age 56
Norwalk, Fairfield Co., Connecticut
1731
April 28, 1731
Age 84
Norwalk, CT, USA