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What? A connection to Harry Potter? You betcha.

Alnwick Castle has belonged to the Percy family for over 700 years. This castle was used in filming the Hogwarts school in Harry Potter. Check out their website to see a lot of history on the Percy family as well as some great pictures of the Percy ancestors. Here is a snapshot of our line: …

Willard Olin

Willard was born May 7, 1868 in Austin Township, Mecosta, Michigan and died December 31, 1946 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Willard’s family was living in Staples, Todd, Minnesota in 1892 when he and Ellen Jane McGillivray met. She was born on August 10, 1876 in Port Arthur, Canada, and died September 18, 1923 in …

Pierce Family

Richard Pearce was born 1615 and married on May 5, 1642 to Susannah Wright daughter of John Wright was born August 5, 1627 in Essex, England. Their children: Richard Pearce married Experience Martha Pearce was born 1645 and married Mahershallalhashboz Dyer (1643-1670) He was the son of William and Catharine Dyer. John Pearce was born …

John Olin, I

John Olin the first to come to this country was born about 1664 and settled in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. He married Susannah Spencer October 4, 1708. Susannah was born April 6, 1680, in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. John died March 28, 1742 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. (Contrary to C.C. Olin’s book, this date …