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Born: 12 November 1759, Phenix, Oswego Co., New York
Died: 15 August 1848, Rome, New York
Mr. Timothy Olmsted marched to Boston with the E. Hartford company in the Lexington Alarm, 1775. Served in the Revolutionary War as a fifer in Co. E, 7th Conn. Regiment, and also in the Ninth Regiment. Enlisted May 1, 1777. Was in the battle of White Plains. Served also in the war of 1812. He was a celebrated teacher and composer of sacred music. In 1805-1811 published the "Musical Olio," composed of original and selected pieces. Moved to Hartland, Connecticut, in 1785, and thence to Whitestown, New York (Olmsted and Ward 1912).
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- Olmsted, Timothy. 1805. The Musical Olio. Northampton, Connecticut: Andrew Wright. 112 pp. Second Edition, 1811, New London, Connecticut: Samuel Green, 128 pp.
- Olmsted, Henry K., and George K. Ward. 1912. Genealogy of the Olmsted Family in America. New York, New York: De La Mare. 519 pp.