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Re: S. Baldwin Olmstead president of the territorial council, 1854
Posted by: Carol Powell (ID *****9811) Date: September 10, 2012 at 04:47:13
In Reply to: Re: S. Baldwin Olmstead president of the territorial council, 1854 by Taryn of 18139

Taken from the book Minnesota in Three Centuries
The Sixth District, which comprised the territory west of the Mississippi and north of the Osakis River to theBritish boundary line, had four Representatives. (1) David Gilman, of Watab,of whom mention is made el sewhere. (2) S . Baldwin Olmstead; born in Otsego County, New York. In his early manhood he emigrated to the Northwest and resided in Iowa and Minnesota. He became interested in Government contracts aboutFort Ripley, but afterwards engaged in farming at Belle Prairie. At the close of the Civil War he moved to Texas and settled on a farm in Burnett County,in that State, where he died January 27, 1878. (pag e452-453)
Taken from the Minnesota History Society Scrapbookroll # 1 pg.59 Vol.1
Hon. Baldwin Olmstead His Death in Texas Last Month sketch of Hislife Formerly President of the Territorial Senate of Minnesota. Anoke Republican, 21st. Mr. W. G. Randolph an old resident of this town, is inreceipt of aletter from his son-in-law in Texas, announcing the death of Baldwin Olmstead, which occurred at the farm of the latter in Burnett county on the 27th . The mention of the name of Baldwin Olmstead will awake in the minds of old Minnesotians political memories reaching back in to territorial times when the subject of this sketch was a member of the Territorial legislature, and aresident of Fort Ripley, where he for a while, we believe, was connected with government contracts. At the close of the war he removed to Burnett county,Texas, where he has pursued the quite life of a farmer up to the day of his death. Mr. Olmstead was born in Otsego County , N.Y. about the year 1810, and migrated West
The Hewitt-Olmstead trading post was run by David Olmsted. However, Samuel Baldwin Olmstead was the "administrator" of this post. In the following Mr. Olmstead is David Olmsted he owned the trading post
Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Vol. 17
Olmsted Co. Minnesota was named after David Olmsted. Another prominent citizen of this name, but of another family, with slightly different spelling, for whom, however, some have supposed this county to be named, was Samuel Baldwin Olmstead, a farmer and contractor, of Belle Prairie and Fort Ripley, who was a member of the territorial council in 1854 and 1855.

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