Hello! My name is Carrie. I am the child of John Ward Olin III. I am new to this site. I have never blogged before. Just wanted to say hello! I am anxious to meet my fellow family members.
John and Susannah's oldest son, Joseph married Mary Aylesworth. Mary's Great-Great-Grandparents include Obediah Holmes and Katherine Hyde (through their daughter Mary Holmes). According to the Holmes family history, their most famous descendant is Abraham Lincoln (they are his 5th Great Grandparents through their daughter Lydia Holmes). If this information is correct, then the Great Grandchildren of Joseph Olin and Mary Aylesworth would be 6th cousins to Abraham Lincoln.
How big is your Olin family? I don't know if it's as big as some of your other lines, but it is quite sizable.
The table below shows the size of the John Olin and Susannah Spencer family through 13 generations. Only direct descendants of John are shown -- no spouses.
The incremental column shows how many Olins there are in each generation. For example, the only Olin in generation 1 is John. The second generation consists of his 4 children, and so on.
The cumulative column shows the total number of Olins starting with John.
I have just updated the web family cards under the Genealogy link. I've refined my method of identifying people who can be listed safely without listing any still-living people. As a result, you'll find more people than have been listed before.
Please check your own family line. If you know that I can safely list more ancestors on your line, you can help me do so by sending me dates of death, even if only approximate, for those people who are not listed.
And now that I have your attention ....
The title of this article was inspired by a former real-life governor who is undecidedly not running for President. The sentiment behind it is decidedly different.
You have elected me president of the OFS. Unlike the organization's first president, Jo-Anne Moriarty, who served in that position for nearly 20 years, I will not be serving nearly that long. I'll state right now that I intend to be a one-term president. My reasons are both selfish and selfless.
The 2011 International Reunion is history, and it was a rousing success! Bill Olan recaps the weekend.
I have put online some photos from the International Reunion.
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Thanks to Stephen Olan for providing the photos!
The Reunion was over before I knew it. I barely spent any time in proximity to my display items. If any attendees have any unanswered questions please post them here on our website or you can send me an email at email@example.com
The 2011 International OLIN/OLAN Reunion is over now, but everyone who attended will have pleasant memories of it for a long time!
The reunion committee, led by Bill Olan and Jo-Anne Moriarty, did an outstanding job. The facilities were great, the food was plentiful and delicious, and the fun was everywhere.
And the family! I hope everyone else enjoyed themselves as much as I did. It was great meeting old friends again and making new ones. Thanks to everyone for being there!
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