Mary Olmstead

Female Abt 1758 - 1831


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  • Name  Mary Olmstead 
    Born  Abt 1758 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  29 Apr 1831  Columbia Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Age 72.
    Buried  Queechy Cemetery, Queechy, Columbia Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I25058  Bryant
    Last Modified  24 Aug 2002 

    Family  Timothy Townsend,   b. Abt 1738, probably, Hancock, Berkshire Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1832, Canaan, Columbia Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  05 Feb 1827  Canaan, Columbia Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • This account appeared in the February 28, 1827, issue of the Auburn Free Press.

      "Mr. Townsend was one of the first settlers in Canaan, having lived there about 70 years. He buried three wives and now has become the husband of the fourth in his second childhood. After the guests had assembled, nearly 3 hours were spent in settling the conditions of their union, when a compromise was made and they were joined in 'Hymen's bonds'. No goose so grey, but soon or late, may find a silly gander for a mate."

      This interesting account had at least one inaccuracy in that Timothy had not lived there for 70 years but for a total of 52 years.

      1827 2/19 Canaan, 3rd inst. by Rev. Mr. Hall, TIMOTHY TOWNSEND, 89 to MRS. MARY OLMSTEAD, 69, both of that town.
    Family ID  F1961  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 05 Feb 1827 - Canaan, Columbia Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Apr 1831 - Columbia Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Queechy Cemetery, Queechy, Columbia Co, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S55] Bowman, 10,000 NY Vital Rec., Bowman , Fred Q., (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1987), p. 257 #8831.


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