OLMSTEAD Joseph[1]

Male 1745 - 1804  (59 years)


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  • Name OLMSTEAD Joseph 
    Born 1745  Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 0BF00D38EB9ED5118A064445535400006FBA 
    Died 1804  [1
    Notes 
    • Lived in Brookfield, and marched from there in Capt. John Wolcott's Company in the "Lexington Alarm." Served 8 months in Capt. John Cowles' Co. of Woodbridge's Regt., being stationed at Cambridge. This regiment served at Bunker Hill. He is supposed to have re-enlisted at the expiration of his term, about Jan. 1, 1776, as he was in service in August of that year, at Ticonderoga and Fort Edward, as a Corporal in Hamilton's Co. of Brewer's Regt. In Feb., 1777, he was at Brookfield as a member of the 1st Co. of "Matross" (Artillery), at which time he enlisted for three years in Capt. Noah Nichol's Co. of Gen. Knox's Artillery, in which he was commissioned 2d Lieut. June 11, 1778, having before that date served 16 2/3 months in the army. In Jan. and in Feb., 1779, he was in command at Brookfield of a company of volunteers guarding military stores. Soon after this he resigned from the service. He removed to Hartland; in 1792 to Lyman, N. H. and came to this town about 1780. He was a Carpenter and was employed on the "Old Court House" in 1801, as appears by Col. Johnson's account. He is said to have used the "square rule" in framing the timber, the first time it was used here. He died at the house of Joseph Prescott, buried in Rogers Hill Cemetery. His descendants were usually connected with the M. E. Church.
    Person ID I38785  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2003 

    Family WOOD Sarah,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Jun 1774  [1
    Children 
     1. OLMSTEAD Joseph,   b. 28 Feb 1783,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F15256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. [S1242] Book-Genealogy of the Olmsted Family in America, R929.2 qO51., p.398.