Veterans of the Indian Wars and other actions 1675-1898,
except those on specific war pages, and including those serving in times of peace

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 during the various military actions known as the “Indian Wars” including early minor actions (1635-1812), the Indian Wars (1812-1815), French & Indian War (1754-1763), “First Indian War (1812-1815), Black Hawk War (1832), and Western Indian Wars (1865-1890). Also included will be a table of those serving in the military not involved in any “war” during the 1735-1898 period. 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., 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 tables 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 tables below.

King Philip’s War — 1675-1678

 Name OF #  Birth Date  Death Date  Service  WikiTree ID  FAG Number


French & Indian War — 1754-1763

 Name OF #  Birth Date  Death Date  Service  WikiTree ID  FAG Number
 David Olmstead  3994  6 Feb 1725  1759  DIS  Olmstead-229


“First” Indian War — 1812-1815

 Name OF #  Birth Date  Death Date  Service  WikiTree ID  FAG Number
 David Olmsted  9215  28 May 1794  4 May 1842  Battle of French Mills
Washington Co., NY


Black Hawk War — 1832

 Name OF #  Birth Date  Death Date  Service  WikiTree ID  FAG Number
 Olmstead, Jonathan * c. 1784 aft 1845 Olmstead-176 #


Western Indian Wars — 1865-1890

 Name OF #  Birth Date  Death Date  Service  WikiTree ID  FAG Number
Olmstead, Charles Henry 9864 9 Aug 1858 4 Dec 1915 4th US Cavalry Olmstead-2589 #3740319


Peace time service — 1675-1898

 Name OF #  Birth Date  Death Date  Service  WikiTree ID  FAG Number
Jones, Lynds Flavius * 2 Jan 1851 18 Jan 1878  US Army Signal Corp. Oct 1875-1880 WT #129969596
Olmstead, Darius, Jr. 4545* 7 Jul 1788 16 Feb 1859 Delaware Co., New York Militia 1817 Olmstead-4632 #86217772
Olmstead, Noble 4543* 1789 1831 Delaware Co., New York Militia 1807 Olmstead-4635 #
Olmsted, John 9178* 30 Sep 1785 30 Aug 1819  US Army 6th Infantry, Oct 1818-Aug 1818  Olmsted-2981

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