Location: Lewisboro New York

Biography of Mrs. Hannah J. Olmstead

MRS. HANNAH J. OLMSTEAD. – Life upon the Pacific coast brings out the heroic qualities in women as well as in men. It is a social and conventional form which keeps them in the shadow of their husbands’ names. But everybody knows that the greater part of the incentive which a man has to win a position or a fortune comes from his wife. It has long been remarked that the women in the immigrant trains showed more pluck than the men; and many a dispirited husband was cheered up and almost carried through by his brave better half. Delicate women, not used to severe work, would wield the axe or the ox-whip when it fell from stronger hands, and in case of the loss of their companions could take care of their children. Mrs. Olmstead is one of these women, – a lady who can run a farm, transact her own business, and provide for and educate her children. She lives at Walla Walla, Washington, and owns her home. She is a native of South Salem, New York, was born in 1835, and is the daughter of Lewis and Eliza Keeler, well-to-do farmers, who, by the way, are still living, and are now eighty-one and seventy-six years old, respectively. In 1851 Miss Hannah was married to Daniel H. Olmstead, of Port Huron. Soon after their nuptials he was...

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Abraham Todd of South Salem NY

Abraham Todd5, (Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 21, 1738, in Greenwich Ct., died April 19, 1797, married Aug. 24, 1757, Lydia Husted, who was born Aug. 31, 1737, died Aug. 23, 1811. “After his marriage he settled in South Salem, N. Y., now Lewisboro, about three miles east of Goldens Bridge, New York. He was a farmer. His grave is on his farm. He served in the Revolution under Lieut. Col. Joseph Benedicts in the Associated Exempts, Westchester County militia. He was Lieut. in the Westchester County militia, Thirteenth regiment, under Col. Pierre Van Cortland and Col. Drake. He also served in the fourth regiment under Col. Thaddeus Crane. In the Westchester County records, Page 268, Land Bounty records, he was given land for his service in the fourth regiment during the Revolution.” From History of Families of Southern New York, by Lewis Publishing Company. Children: *350. Hannah, b. May 26, 1759. *351. Abraham, b. Feb. 23, 1762. 352. Lydia, b. June 22, 1764, m. Stephen Holley. 353. Mabel, b. March 15, 1769, d. June 22, 1793, m. Gideon Seeley. *354. David, b. July 29,...

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Hannah Todd Reynolds of Lewisboro NY

REYNOLDS, Hannah Todd6, (Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born May 26, 1759, died April 11, 1846, married Nathaniel Reynolds, who was born Feb. 22, 1754, died Sept. 21, 1843, he was a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary Army, where he served with distinction. He took part in the battles of White Plains, N.Y., and Ridgefield, Ct., afterwards he was captured while on guard duty, by a detachment of the British Light Horse Cavalry, commanded by Col. Simcoe. After two years and four months confinement, he was released, when he returned to the old homestead at Lewisboro, N. Y. Children: I. Deborah, b. July 17, 1779, d. May 21, 1844. II. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 17, 1782. III. Lydia, b. Aug. 28, 1784, d. Feb. 3, 1867. IV. Betsey, b. Sept. 1, 1786, d. June 12, 1830. V. Abraham, b. Oct. 11, 1788, d. Aug. 25, 1818. VI. Sarah, b. Sept. 15, 1790. VII. Hannah, b. Sept. 13, 1792, d. Nov. 9, 1856. VIII. Enoch, b. Sept. 16, 1794, d. 1876. IX. Alvah, b. Sept. 16, 1796, d. May 6, 1881. X. George, b. Dec. 12, 1798, d. 1884. XI. Maria, b. March 11, 1801, d. Jan. 3, 1846. XII. Benjamin, b. Aug. 19,...

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Harvey Mead Todd of Westchester County NY

Harvey Mead Todd7, (Uel6, Oliver5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born June 2, 1803, in Lewisboro, N. Y., died Dec. 21, 1881, married Feb. 11, 1827, Esther Warren, daughter of William and Catherine (Green) Nelson, who was born Nov. 8, 1808, died May 1, 1883. He left school for the farm at a very early age and remained actively engaged in farming till his death. His farm was on the old turnpike road, two and a half miles from Somers (N. Y.) village, known as the Micah Purdy farm, which he bought from his father Uel Todd. His house was built upon a high elevation of ground some distance west of the highway. It is a handsome structure, and occupies a sightly location from whence a fine, view is obtained of the Plum Brook Valley, the undulating farm lands of eastern Somers, and the distant hills of south-western Connecticut. Surrounding the house is an ample lawn, and the cultivated fields of a rich and extensive farm. Harvey M. Todd was a plain, unostentatious man, upright and straightforward in every transaction. He won, by his steady industry, a large fortune, and obtained for himself an enviable place in the community in which he lived. He was a director of the Farmers and Drovers Bank at Somers, N. Y. Children: *1503. William Nelson, b. March 11, 1828. 1504. Augustus E., b. May...

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Sallie Ann Todd Mead of Lewisboro NY

MEAD, Sallie Ann Todd7, (Ira6, Oliver5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 6, 1809, died May 20, 1884, married Nov. 9, 1830, J. Gilbert Mead. They lived in Lewisboro, N. Y. Children: I. Elbert A., b. Jan. 21, 1834, m. Sept. 27, 1860, Mary Eliza Studwell. He was a farmer in Salem, N. Y. II. Solomon T., b. April 23, 1836, m. July 18, 1861, Sarah E. Quick, who d. in 1896. He was a farmer in Salem, N....

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Jonah Todd of Lewisboro NY

Jonah Todd7, (Abraham6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 2, 1797, died March 15, 1878, married Sept. 21, 1815, Lucinda, only daughter of Joseph and Mollie L. Nash, of South Salem, N. Y., who was born Feb. 17, 1799, died May 3, 1887. He was a farmer. They lived in Lewisboro, N. Y. Children: *1467. Joseph N., b. May 3, 1816. *1468. Leonard B., b. Sept. 14, 1818. *1469. Cyrus Lawrence, b. April 1, 1821. 1470. Molly, b. Sept. 14, 1823, d. March 13, 1834. *1471. Deborah A., b. July 15,...

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Martin Todd of Lewisboro NY

Martin Todd7, (Abraham6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 7, 1803, died Aug. 11, 1885, married Sept. 5, 1837, Sallie Lawrence, who was born Nov. 3, 1805, died Aug. 8, 1872. He was a farmer. They lived in Lewisboro, N. Y. Children: *1472. Wilbur, b. May 28, 1839. *1473. Julia, b. Jan. 10, 1841. 1474. George, b. April 13, 1843, unmarried, he lives on the Todd Homestead. *1475. Cornelia, b. July 28,...

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Abraham Todd of Lewisboro NY

Abraham Todd7, (Abraham6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 30, 1788, died Feb. 23, 1847, married April 7, 1814, Maria Wescot, who was born March 4, 1797, died Aug. 29, 1865. He was a farmer. They lived in Lewisboro, N. Y. Children: 1456. Delia, b. Feb. 25, 1815, d. Oct. 25, 1890, unmarried. 1457. Ann E., b. Sept. 1, 1817. *1458. Abraham H., b. June 17, 1819. *1459. Electa M., b. April 17, 1821. 1460. David C., b. June 26, 1824, d. April 8, 1870. *1461. Charles, b. Oct. 28, 1826. *1462. Clark, b. Dec. 29, 1827. 1463. Martin, b. April 6, 1831, m. Clarissa Brown, who d. Jan. 1906. No children, he lives now (1913) in Purdys Station, N. Y. *1464. Elbert, b. June 20, 1834. *1465. Mary Jane, b. Nov. 24, 1836. 1466. Rufus, b. Sept. 4, 1841, d. Oct. 3, 1863,...

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