James Olmsted

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James Olmsted
Deputy of the
General Assembly
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk [1]
In office
October 1691 May 1692
Servingwith John Belding
Preceded by Samuel Smith,
Andrew Messenger
Succeeded by Samuel Hayes,
Thomas Betts
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk
In office
October 1692 May 1693
Servingwith John Platt
Preceded by Samuel Hayes,
Thomas Betts
Succeeded by Samuel Hayes,
Samuel Betts
In office
October 1693 May 1694
Servingwith Samuel Hayes
Preceded by Samuel Betts, Samuel Hayes
Succeeded by Samuel Hayes, Matthew Marvin, Jr.
In office
May 1699 October 1699
Preceded by Samuel Hayes, John Keeler
Succeeded by Samuel Hayes
Personal details
BornApril 17, 1645
Hartford, Connecticut Colony [2]
DiedApril 28, 1731 [2]
Norwalk, Connecticut Colony
Spouse(s)Phebe Barlow (m. May 1, 1673) [2]
ChildrenJames Olmsted, Joseph Olmsted, Nathan Olmsted, Samuel Olmsted, John Olmsted [2]
Residence Norwalk, Connecticut Colony
Military service
RankCaptain [2]

James Olmsted (April 17, 1645 – April 28, 1731) was an early settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He was a deputy of the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the sessions of October 1691, October 1692, October 1693, and May 1699.

Settler person who has migrated to an area and established permanent residence there

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Norwalk, Connecticut City in Connecticut, United States

Norwalk is a U.S. city located in southwestern Connecticut, in southern Fairfield County, on the northern shore of Long Island Sound. Norwalk lies within both the New York metropolitan area as well as the Bridgeport metropolitan area.

Connecticut General Assembly

The Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is a bicameral body composed of the 151-member House of Representatives and the 36-member Senate. It meets in the state capital, Hartford. There are no term limits for either chamber.

He was the son of founding settler of Norwalk, Richard Olmsted and Elizabeth Haugh Olmsted.

Richard Olmsted was a founding settler of both Hartford and Norwalk, Connecticut. He served in the General Court of the Connecticut Colony in the sessions of May 1653, October 1654, May 1658, October 1660, May 1662, May and October 1663, May and October 1664, October 1665, May and October 1666, May 1667, May and October 1668, May 1669, May 1671, and May 1679.

He served as town clerk of Norwalk for 29 years, from 1678 to 1707 and again in 1721. [2]

He was town judge. [2]

In 1671, and from 1682 to 1685, he was chosen as a selectman. [2]

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Walter Hoyt was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a deputy of the General Court of the Connecticut Colony from Norwalk between 1658 and 1662, and, when it was renamed, as a deputy of the Connecticut General Assembly between 1662 and 1681. He was a Norwalk selectman in 1672.

John Gregory was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He was a deputy of the General Court of the Connecticut Colony in the sessions of October 1659, October 1662, May 1663, May 1665, October 1667, May 1668, May and October 1669, October 1670, October 1671, May 1674, May 1675, October 1677, May 1679, October 1680, May 1681, October 1695.

Daniel Kellogg was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He was a deputy of the Connecticut General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the sessions of October 1670, May 1672, October 1674, October 1675, May 1677, October 1679, May 1680, and October 1683.

John Bowton was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a deputy of the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the sessions of October 1671, October 1673, May 1674, May 1675, October 1676, May and October 1677, May 1678, October 1679, May 1680, May 1681, May and October 1682. May 1683, and May and October 1685.

Thomas Fitch, Jr. was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a deputy of the General Assembly of the Connecticut Colony representing Norwalk in the May 1673 session.

Nathaniel Haies was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He was a signer of the treaty with the Norwalke Indians in 1655.

Thomas Hanford was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He was the first minister in Norwalk, and continued in charge of the settlement's church for forty-one years, until his death in 1693. In addition to his spiritual leadership, he also served as the civic leader and school teacher of the settlement.

Richard Holmes was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut.

Matthew Marvin Jr. was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a deputy of the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the sessions of May 1694, and May and October 1697.

Jonathan Marsh (1621–1672) was a founding settler of the New Haven Colony, and of Norwalk, Connecticut. He came to Norwalk from New Haven sometime prior to March 1656. He was the settlement's miller.

John Belding was an early settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He was a member of the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the sessions of October 1691 and May 1705.

Samuel Keeler was a member of the House of Representatives of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the sessions of October 1701, October 1703, May 1704, May 1706, May 1709 and October 1709. He is listed as a founding settler of Ridgefield, Connecticut on the founders monument in Ye Burying Ground cemetery in Ridgefield.

Matthew Seymour was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk in the sessions of October 1712, and October 1713. He was one of the founding settlers of Ridgefield, Connecticut.

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Preceded by
Samuel Smith
Andrew Messenger
Deputy of the
General Assembly
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

October 1691–May 1692
With: John Belding
Succeeded by
Samuel Hayes
Thomas Betts
Preceded by
Samuel Hayes
Thomas Betts
Deputy of the
General Assembly
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

October 1692–May 1693
With: John Platt
Succeeded by
Samuel Hayes
Samuel Betts
Preceded by
Samuel Hayes
Samuel Betts
Deputy of the
General Assembly
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

October 1693–May 1694
With: Samuel Hayes
Succeeded by
Samuel Hayes
Matthew Marvin, Jr.
Preceded by
Samuel Hayes
John Keeler
Member of the
House of Representatives
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

May 1699–October 1699
Succeeded by
Samuel Hayes