Nielsen Hayden genealogy

Deacon Joseph Olmsted

Male 1674 - 1762  (88 years)


Generations:      Standard    |    Compact    |    Text    |    Register    |    PDF

Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Deacon Joseph Olmsted was born in 1674 in of East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 25 Feb 1762.

    Notes:

    Joseph Olmsted (1674-1762) = Hannah Marsh (1681-1760)
    Jonathan Olmsted (1706-1770) = Hannah Meakins (1717-1806)
    Benjamin Olmsted (b. 1751) = Content Pitkin (1752-1839)
    John Olmsted (1791-1873) = Charlotte Hull (1800-1826)
    Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) --

    -- Landscape architect, journalist, social critic, and public administrator. With Calvert Vaux he designed Central Park in Manhattan and Prospect Park in Brooklyn, among many other public spaces he designed solo or in collaboration with others.

    Third cousin five times removed to DDB.

    Deacon married Hannah Marsh. Hannah (daughter of John Marsh and Sarah Lyman) was born before 10 Apr 1681; died on 22 Aug 1760. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Naomi Olmsted  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Mar 1721 in East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 7 Nov 1775 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Naomi Olmsted Descendancy chart to this point (1.Deacon1) was born on 1 Mar 1721 in East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 7 Nov 1775 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Naomi married Gideon Wolcott about 1748 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. Gideon (son of Lt. Henry Wolcott and Rachel Talcott) was born in 1712 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 5 Jun 1761 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 3. Samuel Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 4 Apr 1751 in North Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 7 Jun 1813 in North Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Samuel Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (2.Naomi2, 1.Deacon1) was born on 4 Apr 1751 in North Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 7 Jun 1813 in North Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Served in the Commissary of the Connecticut line during the Revolution.

    Samuel married Jerusha Wolcott on 29 Dec 1774 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. Jerusha (daughter of Maj. Gen. Erastus Wolcott and Jerusha Wolcott) was born on 29 Nov 1755 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 19 Mar 1844 in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Elihu Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 12 Feb 1784; died on 2 Dec 1858 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Elihu Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (3.Samuel3, 2.Naomi2, 1.Deacon1) was born on 12 Feb 1784; died on 2 Dec 1858 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

    Elihu married Rachel McClintock McClure on 27 Nov 1806. Rachel (daughter of Rev. David McClure and Hannah Pomeroy) was born on 29 Oct 1783 in North Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire; died on 2 Apr 1822 in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Elizur Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Aug 1817; died in Mar 1901 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Elizur Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (4.Elihu4, 3.Samuel3, 2.Naomi2, 1.Deacon1) was born on 7 Aug 1817; died in Mar 1901 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Graduated from Yale in 1839, one of the early members of Skull and Bones. Studied medicine in Boston for a year, and eventually settled in Jacksonville, Illinois, where he was a member of the board of education. He planned and oversaw the construction of the city's water-works and laid out the Diamond Grove Cemetery, where he was buried.

    Elizur married Martha Lyman Dwight on 15 Jul 1846. Martha (daughter of Daniel Dwight and Mary Dickinson Mattoon) was born on 25 Dec 1824. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Mary Mattoon Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 May 1863 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 22 Aug 1949 in Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Mary Mattoon Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (5.Elizur5, 4.Elihu4, 3.Samuel3, 2.Naomi2, 1.Deacon1) was born on 14 May 1863 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 22 Aug 1949 in Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Called in many sources May Matoon Wolcott. According to a letter from John Dyer-Bennet to his sister Miriam, 3 Dec 1975, her given name was actually Mary. She attended Wellesley as a member of the class of 1885, but did not graduate.

    Her ashes were interred with those of her father.

    Mary married Edward Bull Clapp on 22 Dec 1886 in Morgan, Illinois. Edward (son of Rev. Charles Wells Clapp and Jane Pray Bassett) was born on 14 Apr 1856 in Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 6 Feb 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 7. Miriam Wolcott Clapp  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Nov 1890 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 30 May 1973 in Alameda, Alameda, California.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Miriam Wolcott Clapp Descendancy chart to this point (6.Mary6, 5.Elizur5, 4.Elihu4, 3.Samuel3, 2.Naomi2, 1.Deacon1) was born on 10 Nov 1890 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 30 May 1973 in Alameda, Alameda, California.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 10 Oct 1890, Illinois

    Miriam married Maj. Richard Stewart Dyer-Bennet on 17 Feb 1912 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England, and was divorced in 1955. Maj. (son of Frederick Stewart Hotham Dyer and Adelaide Annie Taylor) was born on 6 Oct 1886 in The Lyons, Enville, Staffordshire, England; died in 1983. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. Richard Dyer-Bennet  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Oct 1913 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England; died on 14 Dec 1991 in Monterey, Berkshire, Massachusetts.
    2. 9. John Dyer-Bennet  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Apr 1915; died on 19 Mar 2002.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Richard Dyer-Bennet Descendancy chart to this point (7.Miriam7, 6.Mary6, 5.Elizur5, 4.Elihu4, 3.Samuel3, 2.Naomi2, 1.Deacon1) was born on 6 Oct 1913 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England; died on 14 Dec 1991 in Monterey, Berkshire, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    From Britannica.com (accessed 11 Sep 2020):

    Richard Dyer-Bennet, (born October 6, 1913, Leicester, Leicestershire, England—died December 14, 1991, Monterey, Massachusetts, U.S.), British-born American tenor and guitarist who helped to revive the popularity of folk music through his concert performances, recordings, compositions, and teaching.

    Though born in England, Dyer-Bennet grew up in Canada and California and attended the University of California at Berkeley (1932–35), where he studied English and music. (He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1935.) After visiting Swedish folklorist Sven Scholander in 1935, Dyer-Bennet adopted Scholander's trinity of song interpretation—poetry, melody, and lute accompaniment. In 1944, though, he switched to the Spanish guitar and gave the first of what would become annual solo concerts at New York City's Town Hall; the impresario Sol Hurok signed him for national and foreign tours for many years. He gained a cult following with his approximately 800 songs (including about 100 of his own composition) that ranged through British and French ballads, European medieval songs, Swedish shepherd tunes, and American cowboy songs. Curiously, though identified as a folk singer, he preferred the label minstrel or troubadour.

    Dyer-Bennet stopped giving concerts after a stroke in 1972 limited use of his left hand. From 1970 to 1983 he taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.


  2. 9.  John Dyer-Bennet Descendancy chart to this point (7.Miriam7, 6.Mary6, 5.Elizur5, 4.Elihu4, 3.Samuel3, 2.Naomi2, 1.Deacon1) was born on 17 Apr 1915; died on 19 Mar 2002.

    John married Mary Abby Randall on 14 Jun 1951 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California. Mary (daughter of George Burdett Randall and Hester Worth) was born on 24 Nov 1923 in Los Angeles, California. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 10. David Dyer-Bennet  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1954.