Person:Edward Olmsted (3)

m. 15 Oct 1767
  1. George Olmsted1769 - 1840
  2. Caleb Stanley 483 Olmsted
  3. Hannah 484 Olmsted
  4. Temperance Olmsted1774 - 1776
  5. Sabra Olmsted1777 - 1858
  6. Jonathan Olmsted1779 - 1812
  7. Edward Olmsted1787 - 1813
m. 5 Jun 1811
  1. Edward Bigelow Olmstead1813 - 1892
Facts and Events
Name Edward Olmsted
Gender Male
Christening[2] 26 Aug 1787 East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Marriage 5 Jun 1811 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesFirst Church
to Sarah Webster
Military[1] 1812 War of 1812 - First Lieutenant, 16th Regiment, United States
Death[2] 11 Nov 1813 Williamsburg, Dundas, Ontario, Canadadied at the Battle of Williamsburg
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    "United States War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 6 December 2014), Edward Olmstead, ; citing military unit Lt 16th US Inf, NARA microfilm publication M313 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 847,501.
    War of 1812
    Numbers: Old War Wid File 13925
    Soldier: Olmstead, Edward
    [Former] Widow: Stevenson, Sarah
    Service: Lt. 16 US Inf
    Bounty Land: Wt. 21891-160-50
    Remarks: His widow married John Stevenson, Sgt. in the Pa. Mil. War of 1812, for whose service she received Bounty Land Wts. 42737-80-50 and 2471-80-50.

  2. 2.0 2.1 485, 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.)
    34, 58.

    (485) (Lieut.) EDWARD OLMSTED, bap. at E. Hartford, Conn., Aug. 26, 1787; d. Nov. 11, 1813; m. at Camden, N. Jersey, 1811, Sarah Webster; ...

    Edward Olmsted was first lieut. in the 16th Regt., U. S. A., and fell in the battle of Williamsburg, Canada. The following letter, written to his family previous to the battle, is of interest:

    "Sacketts Harbor, N.Y.
    Oct. 2, 1813.
    Dear Parents:
    I have only time to inform you that we are about embarking for Canada. Our army from Fort George is on the way up the lake to join us. They have abandoned Fort George, after destroying it, and the town of Newark. I am happy to inform you that I am promoted from a 3d to a 2d lieut., from last May, and by vacancies happening above me I am now a 1st lieut., and have command of a company of 60 men. The conflict will be a bloody one, and if I survive it, will write particulars (I hope from Montreal); if not, remember me as I deserve. I hope to sustain the honor of our family and name. I am in high spirits and sure of conquering. My love to all our family and friends.
    In haste, I remain
    Your obedient,
    Edward Olmsted,
    Lieut. 16th U. S. Infantry"