Biography of Charles L. Olmsted of Le Roy, NY

Charles L. Olmsted was born August 19, 1827. across the road frour where he now resides. He received a good academic education, and has been twice married. His first wife was Mary A., daughter of Solon and Sophia Haskins, and their child was Fred C For his second wife he married Carrie M., daughter of William and Eliza (Grosvenor) Calvert, natives of New York and Pittsfield, Mass., respectively, by whom he has. had one daughter, Mary Edna. Mr. and Mrs. Olmsted are Presbyterians. At the age of 16 he and his brother purchased a farm of 50 acres. In. November, 1857, he purchased his brother's interest. For six years he has dealt in agricultural implements. In 1870 he was in Rochester engaged in the flour and feed business. He is a son of William and Cynthia (Franklin) Olmsted, natives of Rutland, Vt., and Killingworth. Conn., respectively. William Olmsted came from Vermont to Genesee County in 1812, locating on 150 acres of land. He was a teacher, and married the widow of John Pierson, who came from Con neçicut in i 8o8, and located first near Stone Church, and later where Charles L. now resides. Mr. Pierson lost his life in the War of 1812. He left a widow and two children, viz.: Harlow W., who was drowned on Lake Erie from the steamboat Washington, and Louisa C. William Olmsted and wife had four sons and two daughters: William H., Florilla F., John R., Ursula M., Egbert S., arid Charles L. Egbert S. and Roxanna (Brown) Olinsted had a daughter, May, who now lives with her uncle, John R.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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