Posted By:Bernadette Abbott
Subject:Re: Capt. Richard Osborn ~ Cousins sharing
Post Date:June 03, 2003 at 07:03:54
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Forum:Fairfield County, CT Genealogy Forum
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Yes! I just did some checking on the Ancestry World Tree. I came up with a lot of information on Abigail Olmstead. Now I seem to have created a whole other branch to our tree!
Abigail Olmstead is the daughter of John Olmstead, b. bef.1649 in Hartford CT,and Mary Benedict, b. 1650 in Southold, Suffolk NY. John Olmstead is the son of Richard Olmstead.

Abigail is married to Ephraim Osborn. This is how we're connected to Abigail and Ephraim:

Richard Osborn->John Osborn married to Sarah Bennett-> Joseph Osborn b.1692 married to Hannah Hubbell b. May 19, 1695->Peter Osborn b. May 1 1731 married to Lois->EPHRAIM OSBORN b. May 1 1756 married to ABIGAIL OLMSTEAD->Peter Osborn b. March 30 1796 married to Catherine Banks b.January 2, 1810->Aretta Osborne b. August 1836 married to Coley M. Abbott b. August 1828->Charles S. Abbott b.Feb 1871, married to Hattie B.Mead b.May 1873.
Charles, my husband's great grandfather was the manager of the Osbornedale Dairy, which is why I think the Dairy belonged to his mother's family. It's now a state park in Derby, CT.
Now that I have more of a line, I'll look for my file on the Osbornedale Dairy and might be able to make the connection.
I hope I helped you at least a fraction of the help you gave me. Thanks. I haven't found any Gregorys as yet. Feel free to e-mail me directly if you like.