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Dr John Olmsted, nephew Of James, came to New England in 1632, with his uncle ; One of the proprietors “by courtesie of the town,” in 1639, when his home-lot was on the west aide Of the “road from George Steel's to the Great Swamp;” he removed from Hartford to Saybrook, and from there, about 1660, to Norwich. He served in King Philips War as surgeon, and was the first physician at Norwich ; he m. Elizabeth, dau. of Matthew Marvin, and widowof Thomas Gregory, of Norwalk ; d. Aug. 2, 1686, s. p. His widow d. in 1689.

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