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Rebecca Olmstead

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Death: 1755 (74)
Courtland Manor, Westchester, New York, USA
Place of Burial: Cortlandt, Westchester, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lt. John Olmstead and Mary Olmstead
Wife of Samuel St. John
Mother of Rebecca Lobdell; Samuel St. John; Abigail Marvin; Joanna Burt; Jane Brooks and 6 others
Sister of Mary Reed; Jane Wilson; Sarah Abbott; Capt. Richard Olmstead; Daniel Olmstead and 6 others

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Rebecca Olmstead's Timeline

Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Age 20
Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut
January 1, 1703
Age 22
Norwalk, Fairfield, CT, USA
Age 22
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age 24
Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut

"The St. John genealogy; descendants of Matthias St. John, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1634, of Windsor, Connecticut, 1640, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, 1643-1645, and Norwalk, Connecticut, 1650"
by Alexander, Orline St. John, 1846- comp
Publication date 1907

26 CAPTAIN SAMUEL ST. JOHN (Matthias 3 , Matthias 1 , Matthias 1 ), b. in Norwalk, in 168- ; d. in Cortland Manor, N. Y., in 1755;

m. Rebecca Olmstead, b. abt. 18G1 ; the dau. of Lieut. John and Elizabeth Olmstead. Her sister Eunice, b. 1687, m. Joseph St. John (N. E. Gen. Reg., Oct.. 1905; see also No. 6112). Rebecca m. (2) Lockwood.

Capt. Samuel St. John came from Norwalk with his brother Matthew and his father, and was an original proprietor of Ridgefield, Sept., 1708, when 24 persons bought the land from the Indians. In 1709 they took possession of this 20,000 acres and divided them into lots, of which No. 1 fell to Capt. St. John. He was made Sergeant in 1708. A deed of Benj. Wilson and Samuel St. John, of Ridgefield, to Thomas Fitch, names " our sister Deborah Olmsted, father John
Olmstead, our Honoured Mother-in-law Mrs. Elizabeth Lockwood, late widow and relict of our father," Jan. 20, 1710-11, signed Jane Wilson and Rebecca St. John (N. L. Rec, iv. 124).

Lot No. 1, Ridgefield, is located at the S. end of Main St., E. side, and is now (1890) occupied by John Keeler. It was "Granted by ye Proprietors of ye Town of Ridgefield unto Serjeant Samuel Saint John and recorded unto the said Samuel Saint John his heirs and assigns forever, a certain parcel of land in the Township of said Ridgefield Laved out for a Home Lott, with ye first Division added in ye Rear of ye same, ye whole containing seven acres and one-half, be it more or less, Bounded North by ye Home Lott and Division of addition that was Samuel Keeler, Jun'r, and now Jonathan Rockwell's, South Easterly by ye late granted Building Lott to Joseph Whitne and Common Land, and West Southerly by ye Town Street, which Home Lott and Division being ye first in number and drawn by ye said Samuel Saint John as appears upon Record in the 5th folio of this Book. Recorded July 25, 1712." Samuel received No. 1 lot of No. 16 (from division of Matthias Home lot 16), July 25, 1712. He deeded land to John Stirdevant, Aug. 10, 1710, recorded July 25, 1712. Jan. 15, 1719-20 he bought land of Jonathan Wood, recorded Sept. 23, 1720. A deed from Abigail St. John, Apr. 28, 1720, to
Samuel St. John, shows his wife, named as Rebecca. He lived at So. Salem, N. Y., where Rebecca was a church member before July 21, 1752.

* Sharon Published Rec, pp. 119, 122, give "Homer Sprague and Hannah St.
John." and "Ebenezer Sprague and Hannah St. John," m. Feb. 20, 1 74.5-6.

In 1715 Samuel St. John " was one of three appointed to look over town and propriety votes and as much as they think necessary, order for the file." In 1718 Lieut. St. John was chosen townsman ; in 1720-21, Fence Viewer; lister, in 1724; Townsman, 1727-28; Surveyor and Moderator of town meeting, 1729. He was appointed Lieut, of the Train Band- of Ridgefield, in May, 1718; Captain, in May, 1727 (Col. Rec, vii. 91).

He died before 1756, as his son Noah sold lot No. 1 in Ridgefield to Jeremiah Keeler in Mar., 1756. In 1709 Samuel Sension deeded land from the Estate of his father, Lieut. John Olmstead (N. L. Rec, iv. 74). In 1710 Rebecca, wife of Samuel Sension, of Ridgefield, is noted (N. L. Rec, iv. 124). In June, 1701, father Matthias St. John, Sr., of Norwalk, calls him in deed, " My loving son Samuel of Norwalk," and had a deed from him Apr. 5, 1710. Samuel and Matthew sold an £80 right of Commonage in undivided land of Norwalk, "which was my Honored Father's, Matthias St. John," to Nathan Ketcham and John St. John, Mar. 15, 1720-21. P. 55 names "my son Noah." Samuel and wife Rebecca sold to Lemuel Morse a homestead at Ridgefield, Feb. 24, 1728-9. On Feb. 13, 1740-1, Samuel gave a deed to Ralph Isaacs " of ye town of Norwalk," and is described as " Samuel Saint John lately of Ridgefield now living on Cortland Manor in ye County of West Chester." This deed convoyed his homestead of 6 acres bounded S. by Norwalk, Samuel Smith's, and common land, North partly by his son Noah's land, for £236 7s. 10d. On Sept. 7, 1742, in a deed of N. land to Samuel Smith, of Ridgefield, he calls himself " late of Ridgefield, now living in Cortland Manor in ye County of Westchester and Province of N. Y."

Children :

73 i Samuel, b. abt. 1703; d. Nov. 9, 1777; m. (1) Mar. 8, 1727-8, Sarah Northrop, b. in July, 1702; d. June 20, 1731; m. (2) Jan. 8, 1735-6, Sarah Wallace, b. Dec. 1, 1714; d. Jan. 6, 1754; m. (3) Hannah Hyatt, d. Apl. 26, 1765.

74 ii Joanna, b. in 170x ; m. Dec. 21, 1727, Christopher Burt, b. Apl. 14, 1704 (Burt Gen., p. 52).
Children :
1 John, b. Aug. 14, 1729.
2 Abigail, b. Apl. 14, 1732.
3 Sarah, b. Apl. 14, 1732.
4 Samuel, b. Jan. 17, 1734.
5 Mary, b. Oct. 28, 1736.
6 Joseph, b. Sept. 8, 1742.

75 iii Jane, m. in Ridgefield, Aug. 27, 1730, Ebenezer Brooks.

76 iv Perigrina, m. Aug. 27, 1730, Nathan Northrop, b. Aug. 5, 1705. She was in Ridgefield, Ct., in 1734.

77 v Abigail, " dau. of Samuel and Rebecca St. John, d. in Ridgefield, Apl. 28, 1720 " (Ridgefield Records).

77a vi Abigail, thought to have married, in 1724, John Marvin, Jr., b. July 22, 1705, or Jan. 1, 1703; d. Aug. 25, or Sept., 1775; the son of John and Mary (Beers) Marvin, of Brookhaven, L. I. (Marvin Gen., 332).
Children :
1 John, b. in Wilton, Ct., July 29, 1729; m. (1) Sept. 19, 1751, Elizabeth Dunham, b. in St. Catherines, Apl. 3, 1733; the dau. of Capt. Jonathan and Elizabeth Dunham; m. (2) July 4, 1758, Mary Case, b. in Simsbury, Ct., in 1735;
d. Nov. 17, 1797 ; the dau. of Capt. Jonathan and Mary (Beeman) Case.
2 Stephen, b. Apl. 6, 1731 ; m. Mercy Hoskins.
3 Rebecca, b. Nov. 25, 1732.
4 Mary, b. June 8, 1739 (Marvin Gen. says June 26); m. Babcock.
5 Abigail, b. Nov. 27, 1727; d. Mar. 15, 1756; m. Aug. 5, 1755, Cyrus Marsh.
6 Sarah.
7 Benjamin (Capt.), b. Sept. 30, 1737; d. June 22, 1822; m. in 1758, Mehitable Marvin.
8 Ebenezer (Judge), b. Apl. 6, 1741; d. Nov. 3, 1820; m. Minerva Sarah Adams.
9 Lydia, b. Mar. 3, 1743.
10 Ephraim,* b. Wilton, Ct., Dec. 26, 1745; d. July 27, 1793; m. in 1765, Abigail.
11 Esther, b. May 20, 1747.
12 Jedidiah, b. in W., Nov. 27, 1748; m. and had dau. Mary.
13 Susannah.

78 vii Rebecca, m. Dec. 26, 1722, Samuel Lobdell, b. in Milford, Ct., Feb. 2, 1699, the son of Joshua and Mary (Burwell) Lobdell.
Children :
1 Rebecca, b. Oct. 1, 1723.
2 Mary, b. Apl. 8, 1724-5.
3 Abigail, b. Oct. 26, 1726.
4 Samuel, b. Sept. 10, 1728; d. abt. 1771 ; m. in 1762, Sarah, who was alive in Norwalk abt. 1775.

79 viii Noah, b. in 1713; d. Oct. 5, 1778; m. Oct. 6, 1737, Jane Smith, who d. in 1778.

80 ix Daniel, m. Sarah.

81 x Job, m. Sarah.

81a xi Ebenezer (vol. v. 143, Rfld. Rec.) : " The Ear mark of Ebenezer St. J. a step ye under side near ear and a ^ penny ye under side ye off " (about 1754, S. Salem Town Rec, vol. i. 26).

Age 24
Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, USA
Age 26
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age 28
Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
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Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony