Person:Henry Olmsted (8)

Henry Jason Olmsted
m. 1 May 1823
  1. Henry Jason Olmsted1825 -
  2. Arthur George Olmsted, Esq.1827 - 1914
  3. Sarah Elizabeth Olmsted1830 -
  4. Daniel Edward Olmsted1832 - 1900
  5. Seneca Lewis Olmsted1838 - 1856
  6. Herbert Cushing Olmsted1845 -
m. 14 May 1846
  1. Hon. Marlin Edgar Olmsted, LL.D.1847 - 1913
Facts and Events
Name[1] Henry Jason Olmsted
Gender Male
Birth[1] 22 Nov 1825 Masonville, Delaware, New York, United States
Marriage 14 May 1846 to Evalena Theresa Cushing
  1. 1.0 1.1 Family Recorded, 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.).

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    (4532) DANIEL OLMSTED, b. at Providence, Saratoga County, N. Y. [Masonville, Delaware County, NY - per correction p 445], Aug. 2, 1799; d. July 25, 1882 [2 Oct 1882 - per correction p 445]; m. (1) May 1, 1823, Lucy Ann Scofield; b. Aug. 18, 1807; d. in Ulysses, Pa., Feb. 17, 1865; dau. of Lewis and Clarinda (Young) Scofield; (2) 1865, Mrs. Jane (Robertson) Bennett; dau. of Jabez Robertson and widow of Ira Bennett. He endured the hardships of a pioneer, from early life in Masonville, and in the wilds of Potter County, Pa. He was Postmaster in 1841.

    1st marriage:
    5514, Henry Jason +.
    5515, Arthur George +.
    5516, Sarah Elizabeth +.
    5517, Daniel Edward +.
    5518, Seneca Lewis; b. May 11, 1838; d. Oct. 2, 1856.
    5519, Herbert Gushing +.

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    (5514) HENRY JASON OLMSTED, Coudersport, Potter County, Pa. b.. at Masonville, Delaware County, N. Y., Nov. 22, 1825; m. May 14, 1846, Evalena Theresa Cushing; b. Aug. 31, 1826; dau. of Lucas Gushing, of Ulysses, Pa. They removed to Coudersport, Pa., in March, 1848. He was for twenty-one years Prothonotary of Potter County, and a member of the M. E. Church.

    7041, Marlin Edgar +.
    7042, Chestina Ardelle +.
    7043, Clara;. b. Dec. 12, 1851; d. May 7, 1870.
    7044, Henry Clinton +.
    7045, Arthur Saneord +.
    7046, Sumner Prescott; b. Apr. 29, 1857.
    7077, Mary Wetherbee; b. Nov. 6, 1859.
    7078, George Gushing; b. June 7, 1861.
    7079, Daniel Lucas; b. Oct. 29, 1863.
    7080, William Edward; b. June 6, 1865.

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    (No. 5514) Page 305 - HENRY JASON OLMSTED
    Mr. Olmsted is the son of Daniel and Lucy A. (Scofield) Olmsted. He was born Nov., 1825, in Masonville, Delaware County, N. Y. He moved in 1836 with his parents to what came to be known as Olmsted's Corners, near Ulysses, Pennsylvania, where he lived and worked upon his father's farm until 1846, when he removed to Coudersport, the county seat, and there attended school. He taught two terms in the district or common school and a year in Coudersport Academy. He was in 1849 elected a member of the first Board of School Directors of Coudersport, the Borough having been chartered the previous year. He received further elections as school director in 1862, 1864, 1867, 1876 and 1879, respectively, and councilman in 1854 and in 1878. He was a charter member of the Society which built the first church edifice in Potter County. In 1851 he was elected Prothonotary, Register and Recorder and Clerk of the Courts of Potter County. He was defeated for re-election in 1854 by Mr. Thomas B. Tyler, Democrat, and soon after was appointed to a position in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, at Harrisburg, which position he resigned in May, 1857, having been appointed Prothonotary by the Governor to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Mr. Tyler. He was elected in the following Fall and re-elected from time to time, so that he served in all a part of a term by appointment and seven full terms by election as Prothonotary.

    Mr. Olmsted was the senior member of the firm of H. J. Olmsted & Sons, hardware merchants. In 1876 he received the nomination of the Republican party for State Senator in the district composed of the counties of Tioga, Potter and McKean; but, although the political complexion of the district was such that a nomination was equivalent to an election, he nevertheless declined, fearing that his acceptance might interfere with the re-nomination of his friend, Sobieski Ross, residing in the same county and at that time representing the District in Congress.

    He was an active and useful member and trustee of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Always of a cheerful disposition, encouraging the young, sympathizing with and aiding those in distress, ever generous and kind, public spirited and active in good works, he was deservedly popular and possessed to an unusual degree the love and esteem of his neighbors and of all who knew him.

    Henry Jason Olmsted