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Elizabeth (Olmsted) Butler (1642 - 1681)

Elizabeth Butler formerly Olmsted aka Olmstead
Born in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1664 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticutmap
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Descendant of James Olmsted.

"(16) ELIZABETH OLMSTED, b. at Hartford, Conn.; d. Oct. 12, 1681; m. Samuel Butler; d. Dec. 20, 1692, in Wethersfield, Conn.; son of (Deacon) Richard and Elizabeth (Bigelow) Butler."[1]

Elizabeth Olmsted is an ancestor of President Millard Fillmore[2]

  • The surname is correctly spelled without the "a", i.e., Olmsted.
  • Elizabeth's brother, Joseph Olmsted, married Elizabeth Butler (sister to Daniel Butler)
  • Elizabeth's sister, Mabel Olmsted, married Daniel Butler (brother to Samuel Butler)


20 Nov 1642, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT, United States[3]


17 Oct 1681, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States[4][5][6]

Research Notes

Elizabeth is listed as Mary in New England Marriages Prior to 1700 By Clarence Almon Torrey, pg 127[7]

Butler, Samuel (1639-1692) and Mary [Olmstead] (1646-17 Oct 1681, Weathersfield), Haddam, CT; b. 1665; Hartford/Weathersfield

I believe Torry confused Elizabeth with an older sister, Mary, who was born and died in 1646. Of course, the family might have reused the name and she could be "Mary Elizabeth" but no other records have led to that conclusion.


  1. Olmsted: Page 17
  2. Roberts, Gary Boyd; Ancestors of American Presidents. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.
  3. Family Data Collection-Individual Records. Edmund West, comp. Operations Inc APID: 1,4725::0 tid=55305322&pid=780
  4. Millennium File. Heritage Consulting Publication: Operations Inc APID: 1,7249::0
  5. Family Data Collection-Deaths. Edmund West, comp. Publication: Operations Inc APID: 1,5771::0
  6. International, Find A Grave Index for Select Locations, 1300s-Current Author: Publication: Operations, Inc. APID: 1,60541::0
  7. Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004 [available on ancestry--subscription required]
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900,
  • American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI). Godfrey Memorial Library, comp. Operations Inc
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Yates Publishing Publication: Operations Inc
  • Olmsted, Henry King, M.D. Genealogy of the Olmsted Family in America (A.T. De La Mare, New York, 1912); pgs. 12, 17, #16

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