Person:Lucius Olmsted (2)

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Name Lucius Foote Olmsted
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 10 Mar 1796 Benson, Rutland, Vermont, United States
Marriage 9 Apr 1822 New York, United Statesto Emeline Willard
Death[1] 15 Oct 1868 Geneseo, Livingston, New York, United States
  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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    (4737) LUCIUS FOOTE OLMSTED, Geneseo, N. Y. b. Mar. 10, 1796; d. Oct. 15, 1868; m. Apr. 9, 1822, Emeline Willard; b. at Cayuga, N. Y., Nov. 1, 1805; d. Apr. 4, 1887; dau. of Loring and Lovisa (Fitch) Willard, of Cayuga, N. Y.

    Lucius F. Olmsted was born at Benson, Vermont, March 10th, 1796. His mother died when he was but two years of age, and at the age of eight he removed to Shelborn, in the same State, where during his stay he worked summers and went to school winters, thus not only supporting himself but securing an education which fitted him for the occupation of school teaching. In the spring of 1814 he removed to Cayuga Bridge, N. Y., and resided there until April, 1835. March 9, 1822, he was married to Emeline Willard of that place, and they lived happily together for nearly fifty years, she surviving him and mourning his departure. Mr. Olmsted was converted under the preaching of Rev. Medad Pomeroy, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church from the year 1830, and has since that time been a subscriber to The Evangelist. In April, 1835, he removed to Lakeville, Livingston County, residing there until the spring of 1858, when he made his home at Geneseo. Since I have known him he has been a member of the 2d Presbyterian Church of this place and one of its chief pecuniary supporters. He always gave liberally for the support of the Gospel at home and abroad and when called upon for his own Church support, always said, "Put me down for one-tenth of what you need." — From private letter.

    5851, Loring Willard; b. Mar. 12, 1823; d. Jan. 4, 1868.
    5852, Mary Lovisa; b. Oct. 3, 1825; m. Sept. 17, 1850, Asahel W. Daniels, of Chicago, Ill.; d. Dec. 20, 1890.
    5853, William Henry +.
    5854, Franklin Webster +.
    5855, Theodore Frelinghuysen +.
    5856, Frances Adeline; b. Dec. 6, 1838; d. Feb. 6, 1839.
    5857, Lucius Asher; b. May 21, 1840; d. Oct. 13, 1840.
    5858, Victoria Frances Emeline; b. Oct. 5, 1842; d. Sept. 29, 1872.
    5859, Charles Edward D. +.

  2. Family Recorded, in Biographical review : this volume contains biographical sketches of the leading citizens of Livingston and Wyoming Counties, New York. (Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1895)

    THEODORE F. OLMSTED, Cashier of the Genesee Valley National Bank of Geneseo, a prominent and influential citizen of the village, was born at Lakeville, Livingston County, September 16, 1836. His father, Lucius F. Olmsted, who was born
    March 10, 1796, was a native of Vermont, as was also his grandfather, Asher, being a life long resident of that State.

    Lucius F. Olmsted was educated in the district schools of his native town, and reared to agricultural pursuits. While still a young man, he came to New York State, first settling at Cayuga Bridge, where he contracted for a portion of the Seneca Canal, two miles of which he constructed. In 1835 he erected the saw and flour mills at Lakeville, still known as the Olmsted Mills, which he operated until 1854. In 1858 he removed to Geneseo, where he lived in retirement until his decease, which occurred October 15, 1868, at the age of seventy-two. He was a man of much energy and of large business experience, and was an enterprising and valued citizen. The maiden name of his wife was Emeline Willard. She was born at Cayuga Bridge, November 1, 1805, daughter of Loring Willard, of that town. They were married at the above-named place during the period in which Mr. Olmsted was engaged in constructing the canal, the ceremony being celebrated April 9, 1822. They became the parents of nine children. The eldest, Loring W., born March 12, 1823, died January 4, 1868, aged forty-five; Frances A., Lucius Asher, and N. Frances E. are deceased; Franklin W. Olmsted died about 1869, aged thirty-eight; William H., born 1828, died in 1884, aged fifty six. The following sons and one daughter are still living: Mary L., wife of Asahel W. Daniels, of Geneseo, N.Y.; Theodore F., the subject of this sketch; and Charles Edward D., of St. Paul, Minn. The mother died April 4, 1887, aged eighty-two years.