Capt Nathan OLMSTED

Male 1744 - 1827  (83 years)

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  1. 1.  Capt Nathan OLMSTED was born 8 May 1744; died 7 Dec 1827, Pound Ridge, Westchester Co., New York; was buried , Pound Ridge Cemetery, Pound Ridge, Westchester Co., New York.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Son of Deacon Nathan Olmsted and Millicent Goodrich


    The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record:

    Nathan enlisted in the 7th Military Company, Col. John Mead's 9th regiment of Connecticut Militia, in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, 15 May 1777. Capt. Nathan Olmsted was captured in the Battle of White Plains, and imprisoned in the "Sugar House" in New York City. Lorina and Nathan had three known children: Nathan, Catherine, and Mary Olmsted.

    He was a captain in Col. Thomas Thomas's 2d Regt., Westcheser militia, served at the Battle of White Plains and later was a British prisoner in the sugar house, New York City. He was moderator of the Ridgefield meeting called to approve the Articles of Confederation of Congress on 8 Jan. 1778, and was an important man in the Ridgefield-Westchester section throughout his life. It is tradition that while Sarah Ambler Olmsted's body lay in their house at Pound Ridge after her death 27 Sept., 1782, cowboys raided he farm and drove away the stock which, however, was recovered by Sheldon's Dragoons.

    Nathan — Sarah AMBLER. Sarah (daughter of Joshua AMBLER and Bethia WEED) was born 25 Aug 1752, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut; died 27 Sep 1782. [Group Sheet]

    Nathan married Lorina/Lorinah BRUSH 19 Jan 1783. Lorina/Lorinah (daughter of Benjamin BRUSH and ? STRONG) was born abt. 1755/56; died 21 Feb 1810; was buried , Pound Ridge Cemetery, Pound Ridge, Westchester Co., New York. [Group Sheet]

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