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The Whitney Family of Connecticut

by S. Whitney Phoenix
(New York: 1878)

Transcribed by Robert L. Ward.

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Whitney Family.
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married, 23 June 1821, at South Salem, N. Y., Clarissa Mead,1 born in Reading, Conn., 10 May 1802, dau. of James and Sarah (Sherwood) Mead. They settled in Ridgefield, and there died, without children (she, 23 Oct. 1868, aged 66 years ; he, 29 Oct. 1868, aged 72 years), and were buried in Titicus Cemetery.
634 VIII. David Whitney Olmstead, b. in Ridgefield, 3 Dec. 1800; a boot and shoe maker; married, 15 March 1828, at South Salem, N. Y., by Rev. Mr. Saunders, to Emily Grumman, born in Ridgefield, 1 Ap. 1809, dau. of Caleb and Hester (Devault) Grumman. They settled in Ridgefield, where he died 2 Jan. 1877. His knowledge of the family, and his interest in this book, have been of essential service in its compilation. 2170



Chil. of Josiah and Rebecca (Whitney) Olmstead. 153

635 I. Nicholas Olmstead, b. in Ridgefield, Conn., 24 Ap. 1790; a teacher; married, 3 Nov. 1821, at Pittsgrove, N. J., by Rev. Francis G. Ballantine, to Sarah Newkirk, dau. of Nathaniel and Sarah (Vanmetre) Newkirk, of Pittsgrove, where she was born 14 May 1800. They settled at Pittsgrove and dwelt there during most of their lives. He married (2d), at Easton, Penn., Hetty P. Stratton. He died at the house of his son-in-law, Dr. John Franklin Trenchard, 1037 Richmond Street, Philadelphia, Penn., 21 Oct. 1861, and was buried at Easton. "He was a man of considerable attainments, being at once a brilliant scholar, and a most affable and thorough gentleman, possessing those traits which culture of mind can alone mature. His conversative powers were such as to draw toward him innumerable friends, who admired him for his unimpeachable integrity, and superior qualities of head and heart. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church." 2175
636 II. William Olmstead, b. in Ridgefield, Conn., 31 March 1793; a shoemaker; married, at Ridgefield, Clara Nash, dau. of Jared and Rachel (Olmstead) Nash, and g. dau. of Dea. Nathan and Sarah (Smith) Olmstead,2 of Ridgefield, where she was born 11 Nov. 1800. They settled in Ridgefield, and lived also at Ridgebury and Reading, Conn. He was drowned, while wading from Round Beach to Calf Pasture, at the mouth of Norwalk Harbor, 23 July 1836, "aged 43 years, 4 months, and 24 days." She died at Port Chester, N. Y., 28 Feb. 1865, aged 64 years, 3 months, and 17 days. They were buried in Titicus Cemetery, in Ridgefield. 2184
637 III. Daniel Olmstead, b. in Ridgefield, Conn., 16 Aug. 1795; a 2193
  1 See pedigree, opposite page 160.
  2 See note to No. 632.
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