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Mary Benedict

Born Born 1652/1653   Southold, Long Island
Married Married 11 Nov 1670 Lieut. John Olmstead Norwalk, Conn.A
Died Died 1687 or 1688   Location



  1. Mary Olmstead; 1675-
  2. Jane Olmstead; 1677-
  3. Sarah Olmstead; 1679-
  4. Rebecca Olmstead; 1681-
  5. Daniel Olmstead; 1683-
  6. Richard Olmstead; 1685-
  7. Eunice Olmstead; 1687

Mary’s Early Years

Mary and John Olmstead

John was the second son of Richard Olmstead and (unknown). Mary and John were wed on July 17, 1673 in Norwalk, Conn. and raised seven children. Mary died in about 1687 or 1688 and John then remarried, before 1690, to Elizabeth (Pardee) Gregory, widow of Thomas Gregory. Together, John and Elizabeth had five children. It is not known how he earned the rank of Lieutenant.

John's father was Richard Olmstead, the son of Richard Olmstead and Frances Slaney of Essex, England. John's father died after 1684 in Norwalk, Conn. John was christened on Dec. 30, 1649 in Hartford, Conn. and died in Dec. 22, 1704 at Hartford, Conn.A,B


  • Note A: per Passengers on the Lion from England to Boston 1632; by Sandra Sutphin Olney; published 2008 by Heritage Books, Inc., ISBN 978-0-7884-4656-6. See Part Two (volume II), pp. 448-454.

-- JimBenedict - 23 Feb 2011
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