Jeffrey J OLIN's blog

Provenance of the The John & Susan (PIERCE) OLIN Bible / Grandmother's Bible / OFS Bible

  • Posted on: 3 September 2016
  • By: Jeffrey J OLIN

I received a late $50 donation from John>John>Jonathan>Jonathan>Rebecca>Thomas>Reuel>Joan KING. I used it to buy a new home for the Bible. It now lives in a fireproof and waterproof safe - an ark for our Covenant, as it were. I would like to implore a handy cousin to craft a display case for the Book. I would want to display it on a stand, at an angle and only open about 90 degrees, within a case of clear acrylic or glass. It would be open at the face page of the New Testament, because the page showing John>John & Susan's family information is on the opposite page.

North of the Border - OLIN Family History Display Questions

  • Posted on: 13 August 2011
  • By: Jeffrey J OLIN

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
For your information: The left side of the table included OLINs who are not members of our family. For example, the baseball player Steve OLIN was a Swedish-American OLIN, not one of ours. The boxer Bob OLIN is a Jewish-American OLIN, probably not one of ours.

Reunion Registration Extended!

  • Posted on: 19 July 2011
  • By: Jeffrey J OLIN

It is not too late to register for our "North of the Border" 4th International OLIN Family Reunion. Registration has been extended to August 1st - though we won't turn away anyone at the door (with money). If you've attended before, its a chance to reconnect with people you instantly bonded with 5, 10, or 15 years ago. If you haven't attended before, you have yet to meet the warmest and most welcoming relatives you will ever meet. You needn't feel awkward if you've never been before - it isn't a reunion without you!

John-John-Gideon-John-William-Pvt. John H. OLIN

  • Posted on: 14 January 2011
  • By: Jeffrey J OLIN

I am currently the extremely high bidder on a Civil War soldier's letter to his mother. I believe very strongly that it is a letter from John-John-Gideon-John-William-Pvt. John H. OLIN to his mother Mary Augusta (BOWEN) [OLIN] READ from his camp in 1865. I am competing with a bunch of rabid philatelists, but I doubt they have ever dealt with a rabid OLIN with (a little) spare money. I just feel like we should own this. Wish me luck.


  • Posted on: 14 August 2010
  • By: Jeffrey J OLIN

Today I performed a mission as the Historian of the OLIN Family Society: I met Mary Dell (OLIN) PRITZLAFF. Her Grandfather was Franklin W. OLIN, the founder of OLIN Corporation and after whom the Franklin W. OLIN College of Engineering is named. Her line is John-John-Giles-Giles-Truman-Franklin-Spencer-Mary Dell (OLIN) PRITZLAFF.  I have tried to correspond with her and have invited her to the SoCal Social to no avail.

Priscilla Kay - Up-and-coming celebrity in our family!

  • Posted on: 20 May 2010
  • By: Jeffrey J OLIN

Hey Y'all! Check out one of our up-and-coming celebrity cousins, Priscilla Kay:
John-Joseph-Phillip-Benjamin-John-John-Rolla-Harry-Harry-Rindy-Priscilla [FULCHER] KAY
She's really good! I mean it!
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LiLi TOWNSEND of Maui, Hawaii

  • Posted on: 23 January 2010
  • By: Jeffrey J OLIN

I've been meaning to blog about meeting my 7th Cousin (Twice Removed) LiLi Townsend of Maui, Hawaii last Saturday. She is such an amazing woman! She has travelled the world, has an interesting perspective on life and is easily the happiest and most satisfied 73 year old (she looks 2 decades younger though) I have ever met.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

  • Posted on: 22 December 2009
  • By: Jeffrey J OLIN

When you see the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner taking off from the company's home main hangars in Everett, WA it is taking off from Paine Field (also known as Snohomish Co. Airport). Paine Field is named for a cousin of ours, John-John-John-Ezra-Ezra-George-Lucy-2nd Lt. Topliff Olin PAINE. Cool huh?