Veterans of the Mexican War
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 War with Mexico (1846-1848). 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.
In the service record, DIS is “died in service.”
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 chart 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 chart below.
|Name||OF #||Birth Date||Death Date||Service||WikiTree ID||FAG Number|
|Asa Olmstead||*||Dec 1872||9 Mar 1908||Stout’s Infantry||WT||#1048390|
|Edmund Francis Olmstead||1352||5 Nov 1809||7 Feb 1857||US Navy||Olmstead-3952||#|
|Farron Olmsted||1676||5 May 1831||16 Apr 1898||Pvt. Co. E, 4th Regt. Ohio Volunteers||Olmsted-3260||#45398818|
|Hiram Monroe Olmstead||*||22 Nov 1823||21 Jun 1895||Pvt. Co. “C” Mormon Battalion||Olmstead-4700||#26380010|
|Ralph Henry Olmstead||9984||4 Feb 1828||7 Jun 1886||Olmstead-777||#224394302|
|Oscar Pomeroy Olmsted||*||1814||17 Aug 1847||US Army, DIS||Olmsted-3833||#97008432|
|Simcox, Abraham||*s||c.1826||6 Dec 1902||Co. B, 1st New Jersey Inf||Simcox-272||#62745899|
and Olmste(a)d Family Association, 2017-2021