Person:John Olmsted (20)

John Olmsted
d.29 May 1890
Facts and Events
Name John Olmsted
Gender Male
Birth[1] 4 Oct 1811 Spencertown, Columbia, New York, United States
Marriage 12 May 1837 [1st wife]
to Lucinda Davenport
Marriage 4 Oct 1854 [2nd wife]
to Lucy Wells Flagg
Death[1] 29 May 1890
  1. 1.0 1.1 927, 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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    (927) JOHN OLMSTED, Yonkers, N. Y. b. at Spencertown, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1811; d. May 29, 1890; m.
    ( ) May 12, 1837, Lucinda Davenport; b. Apr. 1, 1813; d. Dec. 8, 1851; dau. of William and Lovena (Davis) Davenport;
    (2) Oct. 4, 1854, Lucy W. Flagg; b. Feb. 7, 1822; d. June 30, 1858; dau. of Augustus and Lydia (Wells) Flagg.

    Mr. Olmsted was President of First National Bank, Yonkers, N. Y.

    1st marriage:
    1992, John Crosby; b. Mar. 12, 1839; d. Jan. 6, 1891; grad. Williams, 1860; m. June 17, 1868, Millicent Marshall Hickox; b. Jan. 18, 1844; dau. of Edward T. and Sophia S. Hickox.
    1993, Cecelia Mayhew + .
    1994, William Davenport +.
    1995, Herbert; b. Dec. 3, 1844.
    1996, Lewis G.; b. Jan. 18, 1847; d. young.
    1997, Lucy; b. Dec. 17, 1848.

    2d marriage:
    1998, Wells, New York City; b. June 7, 1858.

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    Mr. Olmsted's father was a physician and died at the age of forty-two, leaving six daughters and one son, John, a lad of thirteen, who had his own way to make in the world. He left home, going to live with an uncle and aunt in South Hadley, Mass., where he remained for a short time, returning to his native town in the fall of 1826, to teach the District School, many of the pupils being older than he, making the task no easy one.

    In 1827 he went to New York City and was employed in the wholesale grocery house of Charles Robb and John L. Stephens, until 1837, when he and Mr. H. G. Herbert went into partnership, establishing a wholesale grocery business at 62 Front Street, and afterward at 203 Fulton Street, where they remained until he retired in 1854.

    Moving to Yonkers, he built the house which he occupied during the rest of his life. The same year he organized the " Bank of Yonkers," which afterward became the "First National Bank of Yonkers." He was made President, and was actively engaged in the duties of the office until the day of his death, which occurred May 30, 1890.

    He was one of the original members of the First Presbyterian Church, holding the position of Treasurer for over thirty years. Interested in public affairs, standing for the right always, he was a man esteemed and respected by all who knew him.

    John Olmsted