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
Serving with John Belding
Preceded bySamuel Smith,
Andrew Messenger
Succeeded bySamuel Hayes,
Thomas Betts
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk
In office
October 1692 – May 1693
Serving with John Platt
Preceded bySamuel Hayes,
Thomas Betts
Succeeded bySamuel Hayes,
Samuel Betts
In office
October 1693 – May 1694
Serving with Samuel Hayes
Preceded bySamuel Betts, Samuel Hayes
Succeeded bySamuel Hayes, Matthew Marvin, Jr.
In office
May 1699 – October 1699
Preceded bySamuel Hayes, John Keeler
Succeeded bySamuel 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]
ResidenceNorwalk, 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.

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

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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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