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Thankful Olmstead (Barnes)

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Birthplace: Brookfield, Worcester, MA, USA
Death: Died in Brookfield, Worcester, MA, USA
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Daughter of Thomas Barnes and Mary Howe Barnes
Wife of Jabez Olmstead and Capt. Jabez Olmstead
Mother of Moses Israel Olmstead; Jeremiah Olmsted; Thankful Brown; Israel Olmstead; Sarah Marsh and 8 others
Sister of Martha Gilbert; Samuel D. Barnes; Prudence Barnes; Lydia Gilbert; Noah Barnes and 4 others

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About Thankful Olmstead

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Thankful Barnes, b. 1 May1695, d. 20 Mar 1744/5 at Brookfield, m. Jabez Olmsted (d. 24 Feb 1751/2);

12. THANKFUL3 BARNES (THOMAS2, THOMAS1)346,347,348,349,350 was born 01 May 1695 in Marlborough, Middlesex, MA351,352,353,354,355, and died 20 Mar 1745 in Brookfield, Worcester, MA356,357. She married CAPT. JABEZ OLMSTEAD358,359,360 1712 in Brookfield, Worcester, MA, son of HANS UMSTEAD and BARBARA. He was born 1690 in Ware, Hampshire, MA, and died 24 Feb 1752 in Ware, Hampshire, MA.

Notes for CAPT. JABEZ OLMSTEAD: Was in Brookfield by 1713 and on 13 August 1714 received a grant of eighty acres, and later of eighty-one acres. He owned in all three hundred and fifty acres which he sold on 9 July 1729. Moved to Ware, where he was a first settler, and built a mill at the Falls.

In 1745, Capt. Olmstead commanded the 10th Co. in Col. Samuel Willard's 4th MA Reg. against Louisburg. The fact that he held a commission disposes the myth of his being part American Indian.

• He served in the military French and Indian Wars from MA. "In 1736, seven years after his removal from Brookfield to Ware, we find a petition of Jabez Olmstead of Ware River praying for a grant of province land "in consideration for his good services in the late Wars against the French and Indians, and the Wounds he has received with the expense he has been at for the cure of them." It was ordered that 200 acres be granted him of the unappropriated lands, provided he returns a plot within twelve months for confirmation, and provided the petitioner, his heirs or assigns, "build on the premises within three years a house 18 feet square at the least, and 7 ft. stud, and break up or bring to English grass five acres, and fence the same." In 1738 Olmstead prays for further time, "as through some disappointments he has not been able to lay out the same within the time limited." It was ordered "that the time be extended 12 months from the present, and two years to fulfill the conditions of the grant." • He owned a Saw and Grist Mills 1729 in Ware, Hampshire Cty, MA. • He sold his house in Brookfield on July 9, 1729 and moved to Ware. Where he erected a home on the West side of the Ware River above the Village. Later there was a 2-story home built known as the "Great House" where a leach was used to produce potash. • He signed a Will dated 4 Feb 1751/52 in Hampshire Cty, MA. In the Name of God Amen, I Jabez Omsted of Ware-River in the County of Hampshire and Province of he Massachusetts Bay in New England, being of lawful Age and Sound Mind, this Day calling to mind my own mortality, do make this my last Will and Testament, revoking all former Wills, or anything of that Nature or kind, by me heretofore made. And in the first place, I do commend my Spirit into the Hands of God who gave it, and my Body to a decent Burial, the rites of which to be performed in Such manner, as Shall be that to be best by my Executrix; and as to the Worldly with which God has blest me I do dispose of it in manner and form following. (Imprimis?) After my Debts and funeral Changes are paid, I do give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Martha, all my personal estate, of what nature or kind Soever, forever. Item I do give her the improvements of one third part of my real estate during her natural Life, and I do also give her the improvements of my whole estate, till my Son Moses comes of age. Item. I do give and bequeath to my Son Moses all my real estate upon his paying the legassies hereafter mentioned. Item. I do give and bequeath to my son Jeremiah five Shillings lawful money to be paid by my son Moses when he comes of age. Item. I do give and bequeath to my Son Israel five Shillings lawful money to be paid by my son Moses when he comes of age. Item. I do give and bequeath to the Children of my Daughter Thankful Brown deceased five Shillings lawful money to be paid by my son Moses when he comes of age. Item. I do give and bequeath to my Daughter Hannah Marsh five Shillings lawful money to be paid by my son Moses when he comes of age. Item. I do give and bequeath to the child of my Daughter Hammond deceased five Shillings lawful money to be paid by my son Moses when he comes of age. Item. I do give and bequeath to my Daughter Dorcas Wolcot five Pounds lawful money to be paid by my son Moses when he comes of age. Item. I do give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Marsh five Pounds lawful money to be paid by my son Moses when he comes of age. Item. I do give and bequeath to my Daughter Abigail Smith five Pounds lawful money to be paid by my son Moses when he comes of age. Item. I do give and bequeath to my Daughter Prudence five Pounds lawful money to be paid by my son Moses when he comes of age. And I do constitute and appoint my well Beloved wife Martha Omstead Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. In witness of all which, I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this Twenty fourth of Feb. (anno Domini) Seventeen Hundred fifty two. In the Pressence of Job Lane his Jabez "X" Omstead John Downing mark Hampshire Js March 22nd 1753 (said) John Downing & on the 29th of the Same month Job Lane The Witnesses to the foregoing Will which was then presented for probate appearing made oath That they Saw Capt. Jabez Omstead The Testator Sign & Seal & Heard him pronounce & declare the Same to be his last Will and Testament & that he was of Sound Mind & Memory when he did it & that they Signed as Witnesses to the Same in the (said) Testators presence wherefore at a Court of Probate holden at Northampton within & for the County of Hampshire on the Second Tuesday of April being the 10th day of (said) month (anno Domini) 1753 (p) Timothy Dewight Esq. Judge of (said) Court - The foregoing Will as ratified approved & Confirmed (P). March 22. John Dawning & (same month?) 29th Job Lane Sworn in com form April 10th 1753 (approved) as the (Personal) Estate (as to the Conveyance of the Personal Estate which only is hereby conveyed) as the last Will & Testament of Said (Deceased) (P) Timothy Dwight • His Will was proved Mar 22, 1753 at Ware, Hampshire Cty, MA.

More About JABEZ OLMSTEAD and THANKFUL BARNES: Marriage: 1712, Brookfield, Worcester, MA

     

Children of THANKFUL BARNES and JABEZ OLMSTEAD are: 64. i. THANKFUL4 OLMSTED, b. 15 Feb 1712, Brookfield, Worcester, MA; d. 06 Oct 1743. 65. ii. JEREMIAH OLMSTEAD, b. 06 Jan 1715, Brookfield, Worcester, MA; d. Unknown. 66. iii. ISRAEL OLMSTEAD, b. 24 Mar 1716, Brookfield, Worcester, MA; d. 1806, Lyman, Grafton, NH. 67. iv. HANNAH OLMSTED, b. 22 Apr 1718, Brookfield, Worcester, MA; d. 07 May 1801, Ware, Hampshire, MA. 68. v. MARTHA OLMSTEAD, b. 16 Sep 1721, Brookfield, Worcester, MA; d. 03 Jan 1744, Swanzey, Cheshire, NH.

	vi.	 	DORCUS OLMSTEAD361,362, b. 15 Apr 1724, Brookfield, Worcester, MA363,364; d. Unknown; m. BENONI WOLCOTT365,366, 13 Oct 1741, Brookfield, Worcester, MA366; d. Unknown.
	More About BENONI WOLCOTT and DORCUS OLMSTEAD:

Marriage: 13 Oct 1741, Brookfield, Worcester, MA366

	vii.	 	SARAH OLMSTED367,368, b. 24 May 1726, Brookfield, Worcester, MA369,370; d. Unknown; m. EPHRAIM MARSH371,372, 08 Oct 1741, Brookfield, Worcester, MA373,374; b. 05 Jan 1717, Hatfield, Hampshire, MA375; d. Unknown.
	More About EPHRAIM MARSH and SARAH OLMSTED:

Marriage: 08 Oct 1741, Brookfield, Worcester, MA375,376

	viii.	 	SILENCE OLMSTEAD377,378, b. 30 Jan 1728, Brookfield, Worcester, MA379,380; d. Unknown; m. EPHRAIM BROWN381; d. Unknown.
	ix.	 	ABIGAIL OLMSTEAD381,382, b. 24 May 1731, Brookfield, Worcester, MA383,384; d. Unknown; m. NATHAN HAMILTON384, 01 Jan 1771, Brookfield, Worcester, MA384; d. Unknown.
	More About NATHAN HAMILTON and ABIGAIL OLMSTEAD:

Marriage: 01 Jan 1771, Brookfield, Worcester, MA384

	x.	 	PRUDENCE OLMSTED385,386, b. 28 Oct 1733, Brookfield, Worcester, MA387,388; d. Unknown.

69. xi. MOSES OLMSTED, b. 29 Jan 1736, Brookfield, Worcester, MA; d. 29 Sep 1795, Exeter, Lincoln, Canada.

-------------------- Children of Thankful BARNES and Jabez OLMSTED/OMSTED

Thankful; b. February 15, 1712/13, in Brookfield, MA (BVR, WVR); d. October 6, 1743; married Timothy BROWN (GOFA).

Jeremiah; b. January 6, 1714/15, in Brookfield, MA (BVR, WVR);  married December 11, 1734, Elizabeth LITTEN (BVR, WVR).
Israel; b. March 25, 1715/16, in Brookfield, MA, March 24, 1715/16 (BVR, WVR); d. 1806, in Lymon (Monroe), NH (GOFA); m. (1) Sarah BANISTER, May 12, 1737 (BVR, WVR); (2) Anna SAFFORD, November 25, 1756 (HVR).
Hannah; b. April 22, 1718, in Brookfield, MA (BVR, WVR); d. October 20, 1793, in Ware River, MA; married Judah MARSH, November 4, 1736, in Brookfield, MA (BVR, WVR).
Martha; b. September 16, 1721, in Brookfield, MA (GOFA), September 16, 1721[?] (BVR) WVR); d. January 3, 1743/4, in Swanzey, NH (GOFA); married Thomas HAMMOND, August 21, 1744, August 21, 1741? (BVR), August 21, 1741 (GOFA, WVR).
Darcus (Dorcas); b. April 15, 1724, in Brookfield, MA (BVR, WVR); married Benoni WOLCOT, October 13, 1741[?] (BVR), October 13, 1741 (WVR).
Sarah; b. May 24, 1726, in Brookfield, MA (BVR, WVR); married Ephram MARSH, October 8, 1741 (BVR, WVR).
Silance; b. November 30, 1728, in Brookfield, MA (BVR, WVR); married Ephram BROWN
Abigail, b. March 24, 1732/33, in Ware River, MA, March 24, 1731 (BVR, WVR); married Benoni SMITH, before 1752. (WILL).
Prudence; b. October 28, 1733 (BVR, WVR), in Ware River, MA.
Moses; b. January 29, 1735/36 (BVR), in Ware River, MA (WVR); married Abigail ELWELL, June 4, 1759 (WVR).



            
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Thankful Olmstead's Timeline

1695
May 1, 1695
Brookfield, Worcester, MA, USA
1711
1711
Age 15
Brookfield, Worcester, MA, USA
1713
February 15, 1713
Age 17
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
1715
January 6, 1715
Age 19
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
1716
March 24, 1716
Age 20
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1718
April 22, 1718
Age 22
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
1721
September 16, 1721
Age 26
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
1724
April 15, 1724
Age 28
Brookfield, Worcester, MA, USA
1726
May 21, 1726
Age 31
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
1728
October 30, 1728
Age 33
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA