John Olin II's tombstone

John Olin II and Susannah Pierce

John Olin II, son of John Olin and Susannah Spencer, was born March 8, 1711/12[1] in East Greenwich, Kent Cty, RI. He married Susannah Pierce[2] in East Greenwich on December 8, 1734. She was born in North Kingston, RI April 8, 1708[3] and was the daughter of Jeremiah Pierce. Her ancestry is as such; Richard Pearce; born about 1615 in England; married Susannah Wright about 1642. Their son was Giles Pearce; born July 22, 1651 in England; married Elizabeth Hall, April 1676; died Nov. 19, 1698. Their son Jeremiah Pearce; born Jan. 22, 1678; married Abigail Long; died April 25, 1754. They had a daughter, Susanna Pearce; born April 8, 1708; married John Olin (II), Dec. 8, 1734; died Feb. 1802. Ancestry of Elizabeth Hall. William Hall; born 1613; died 1675; married Mary who died 1680. Their daughter Elizabeth Hall; married Giles Pearce April 13, 1676; died 1698. Ancestry of Abigail Long. Philip Long of Newport married Hannah of East Greenwich. Their daughter Abigail Long; born June 20, 1682; married Jeremiah Pearce; died April 22, 1774.[4]

John and Susannah Olin lived in RI where they reared their family, but later in life they removed to Shaftsbury, VT where John died on September 24, 1797[5] and Susannah died in February 1802[6] in Shaftsbury, VT. They had seven children[7]:

More detail on the above families can be found in "A Complete Record of the John Olin Family" by C.C. Olin, Historian, 1893: Baker Randolph Co., Indianapolis, Indiana.

"During the struggle for independence some of this family took an active part, and were raised to the rank of officers in the American army. They all lived to see their country free and independent, the forest where the red man so long had roamed vanish before the axe of the white settler, and peace and prosperity perched on those banners so lately stained with patriot blood."[8]

John Olin II's son Gideon was probably one of the first to relocate in Vermont. "He became a military man, holding a Major's commission; during the war was one of the Councilors of the State, from 1793 to 1796. He also represented Shaftsbury (Vermont) in the General Assembly in 1778, and served for fifteen years; was Speaker of the House through seven sessions of the Legislature. Was assistant judge of the Bennington (Vermont) court for 1781, and onward for twenty years in succession, with the exception of '98 an '99. Was Chief Justice 1807-10, was Representative in Congress from 1793-1797, being two terms. His son, Abram B., next to the youngest, held a very responsible position under President Lincoln having been appointed Judge of the Supreme Court in Washington City, which he held until his death, in 1879."[9]


Footnotes:

[1] The date of John II's birth was given in the "Outline Chart of the Direct Ancestral Line of William Gideon Clossen from the First American Paternal Ancestor, Josiah Clossen 1655-1698/9 and Maternal Ancestor, John Olin 1664-1725" by William G. Clossen, Civil Engineer, Flushing, NY 1931 Rev. 1951

[2] Susannah is also shown with the spellings Pearce and Price.

[3] "Outline Chart of the Direct Ancestral Line of William Gideon Clossen from the First American Paternal Ancestor, Josiah Clossen 1655-1698/9 and Maternal Ancestor, John Olin 1664-1725" by William G. Clossen, Civil Engineer, Flushing, NY 1931 Rev. 1951

[4] "Biographical Sketches of the Samuel Olin Family" by Oran Lee Raber, 1921

[5] "Outline Chart of the Direct Ancestral Line of William Gideon Clossen from the First American Paternal Ancestor, Josiah Clossen 1655-1698/9 and Maternal Ancestor, John Olin 1664-1725" by William G. Clossen, Civil Engineer, Flushing, NY 1931 Rev. 1951

[6] "Outline Chart of the Direct Ancestral Line of William Gideon Clossen from the First American Paternal Ancestor, Josiah Clossen 1655-1698/9 and Maternal Ancestor, John Olin 1664-1725" by William G. Clossen, Civil Engineer, Flushing, NY 1931 Rev. 1951

[7] This bible was taken from a bible printed in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1729 and was owned and taken to Vermont from Rhode Island by the Giles Olin family.

[8] Page 18&19 "A Complete Record of the JohnOlin Family" by C.C. Olin, Historian, 1893: Baker Randolph Co. Printers, Indianapolis, Indiana.

[9] Page 27&28 "A Complete Record of the John Olin Family", by C.C. Olin, Historian, 1893: Baker Randolph Co. Printers, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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