Patriots of the War of 1812
This is an attempt to identify all of the Olmste(a)ds, direct descendants of Olmste(a)ds, or their spouses that served in the military (or other service as defined by the National Society of Daughters of 1812) during the period 1812-1815. If you know of a family member that should be listed here, please email us the relevant information.
The Olmsteads & Olmsteds are listed is in first name first order as the family name was often switched back and forth in records and it is sometimes impossible to prove how a family members used it. Those family members listed in the 1912 “Olmsted Family in America” will have their assigned number shown; other descendants not in the 1912 volume will have an * in the column; if there is an “s” after the number or the * it indicates the person is the husband of the Olmste(a)d. Descendants or spouses with another family name follow the Olmste(a)ds.
To access their genealogical record on WikiTree, add the ID to URL, i.e., www.wikitree.com/wiki/(add wikitree ID here). The WikiTree ID is the persons last name at birth followed by a hyphen and a number. If a Wiki profile has not yet been created, just WT will appear in the field in the table below. You are welcome to edit existing Wiki profiles or add new ones. Wiki profiles often contain photos and biographical information.
Find-a-Grave Memorials often include photos of cemetery monuments, personal photos, obituaries, and other information about an individual (including links to family members also on FAG) in addition to the cemetery name and location. To access a memorial on, write down the number and then on the right side of the Find-a-Grave home page click on “Search 162 Million Graves” and then insert the number in the field marked “Memorial #” leaving the other fields blank, and hit “search.” Start by clicking this link to Find-a-Grave. If we have not yet found a FAG for an individual, just the # will appear in the table below.
|Name||OF #||Birth Date||Death Date||Service||WikiTree ID||FAG Number|
|Alden Olmstead||4800||25 Aug 1784||6 Mar 1815||DIS||Olmstead-5004||#|
|Ashbel Olmsted||144||18 Dec 1750||24 Dec 1832||Olmsted-194||#52248772|
|David Olmstead||9215||28 May 1794||4 May 1842||Olmstead-4858||#|
|Ichabod Olmsted||62||12 Sep 1725||6 Nov 1799||Town Surveyor & Fence Viewer||Olmsted-691||#40847916|
|James Olmstead||767||13 May 1785||31 Mar 1872||WT||#46098038|
|Jared Olmstead||4451||14 Feb 1793||21 Mar 1882||Olmsted-26||#|
|John Olmsted||10060||3 Mar 1793||15 Dec 1852||Olmsted-368||#|
|Jonathan Olmsted||482||Sep 1779||c.1813, DIS||Olmsted-1747|
|Jonathan Olmstead||*||c. 1784||aft 1845||Olmstead-176||#|
|Nathan Olmstead||4303||c.1776||18 Sep 1855||Battle of Plattsburgh||Olmstead-279||#|
|Perseus Olmsted||612||27 Sep 1787||29 Dec 1863||Capt. Wolcott’s Co.||WT||#39249833|
|Russell Olmstead||4431||8 Dec 1779||20 Aug 1884||5th Lincoln Militia||Olmstead-2417||#|
|Stephen Olmsted||4593||12 May 1783||2 Jan 1876||13th Reg’t, Col. Farrington||WT||#40383185|
|Stephen Olmsted||*||10 Dec 1794||5 Apr 1884||Vermont Militia||Olmsted-2193||#71434713|
|Thomas Olmstead||4350||9 Aug 1792||3 Oct 1874||Olmstead-3917||#99337339|
|William Belden Olmstead||4283||bef Jul 1783||bef 1817||WT||#|
|Zachariah Olmstead||*||Apr 1791||Sep 1874||WT||#|
|Rowley, Jirah||4448s||11 Nov 1777||15 Dec 1844||Capt.||Rowley-2701||#64111579|
|Granby, Asa||9214s||22 Nov 1812||Battle of French Mills – DIS||Granby-19||#|
and Olmste(a)d Family Association, 2017