Person:Aaron Olmsted (6)

m. 28 Dec 1738
  1. Joseph Olmsted1739 -
  2. Jonathan Olmsted1740 -
  3. Epaphras Olmsted1742 - 1836
  4. Mary Olmsted1744 - 1825
  5. Hannah Olmsted1746/47 - 1814
  6. Gideon Olmsted1748/49 - 1845
  7. Benjamin Olmsted1751 - 1832
  8. Aaron Olmstead1753 - 1806
  9. Ezekiel Olmsted1755 - 1782
  10. John Olmsted1761 -
m. 10 Dec 1778
  1. _____ Olmsted, male infant1780 - 1780
  2. Horace B Olmsted1781 - 1817
  3. Mary Olmsted1783 - 1825
  4. Harriet Olmsted1785 - 1786
  5. Harriet Olmsted1787 - 1811
  6. Hannah Makin Olmsted1790 - 1899
  7. Aaron Franklin Olmsted1792 - 1825
  8. Charles Olmsted1796 - 1796
  9. Charles Hyde Olmsted1798 -
  10. Junius Olmsted, twin1800 - 1801
  11. Julia C Olmsted, twin1800 - 1854
  12. Caroline Olmsted1804 - 1806
Facts and Events
Name[2] Aaron Olmstead
Alt Name _____ Olmsted
Gender Male
Birth[1] 19 May 1753 East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Military[1][3] 1776 Rev war - Major
Marriage 10 Dec 1778 Connecticut, United Statesto Mary Langley Bigelow
Death[1][2] 9 Sep 1806 East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 192, in Olmsted, Henry King (1824-1896), and George Kemp Ward (1848-1937). Genealogy of the Olmsted family in America: embracing the descendants of James and Richard Olmstead and covering a period of nearly three centuries, 1632-1912. (New York: A. T. DeLaMare, 1912.)
    36, 442.

    (192) (Capt.) AARON OLMSTED, b. at E. Hartford, Conn., May 19, 1753; d. Sept. 9, 1806; m. Dec. 10, 1778, Mary Langrell Bigelow; ... He marched with the E. Hartford company for the relief of Boston in April, 1775. Afterwards he was a capt. in the China trade. ...

    p 442 -
    (No. 192) Page 36

    All through his life Capt. Olmsted showed remarkable business ability. Following the sea from a boy he carefully saved his wages and profits from trading, and, as tradition has it, bringing his savings home and putting them in a bee-hive for safe-keeping. The bee-hive he afterward adopted as his coat of arms.

    He was one of the first to go into the China trade, and was captain of his own ship. He early became a member of the Masonic order, and brought home many beautiful things emblematic of the Order from different parts of the world, among them two white lambskin aprons elaborately decorated with Masonic emblems done in silk. One of them he presented to President Washington, a brother Mason. There are several of these emblems still kept in the family.

    In 1794 he made the journey on horseback through the almost wilderness to the immediate vicinity of Cleveland, Ohio, then known as the Connecticut Western Reserve, buying 20,000 acres of land. This tract of land is a part to-day of Cuyahoga County, and practically a suburb of Cleveland. There have been built up several thriving cities and towns on the land he formerly owned; among them are Berea, North Olmsted and Olmsted Falls. The certificates of purchase are now in the family, dated September 5, 1795, and signed by Jonathan Bruce, J. M. Morgan and John Caldwell, trustees for the Company.

    Of his descendants, some are scattered, living in different States, but a majority still live in Hartford and East Hartford.

    He died comparatively in the prime of his life, leaving a very large estate as reckoned over one hundred years ago, being largely in real estate located in Hartford and East Hartford.

  2. 2.0 2.1 New York Weekly Museum, in U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930 [database on-line].

    Olmstead, Capt. Aaron, died at East Hartford, Conn., on the 9th inst. (Sept. 20, 1806)

  3. A086257, in Daughters of the American Revolution. Genealogical Research System.

    Ancestor #: A086257
    Service: CONNECTICUT
    Rank(s): MAJOR
    Death: 9-9-1806 E. HARTFORD CONNECTICUT
    Service Description: 1) ALSO ADJ