(This list is preliminary. I have many references to add. Please be patient, but feel free to send me any references you know about.) A list of known publications related to the Olin family, including genealogies, histories, and other references. Please send us additions and corrections via our Contact form.


  • Bielanski, Phyllis J. Elvin Alvin Olin and his Descendants. 1991.
  • Carpenter, Amos Bugbee. A Genealogical History of the Rehoboth Branch of the Carpenter Family in America. 1893.
  • Edmonds, James. The Genealogical Record of James Edmonds and his Wife, Cordela Spear. 1870.
  • Elwell, Levi Henry. The Gravestone Records of Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vermont. Amherst, MA, 1911.
  • Hansen, Eunice Emerich, A Family History - with some descendants of Dyer Westcott Olin and Alma Elmina Westcott. 1995.
  • Johnson, Carolynn (Kay) Olin, Wallace James and Clatie Classie Briggs-Ketchum Olin Family. 2000. (This is an update of the 1976 book by Leonard and Minnie Olin.)
  • Nye, George S. Biographical Sketches and Records of the Ezra Olin Family. 1892. (Download a copy!)
  • Olin, C. C. A Complete Record of the John Olin Family. Indianapolis, 1893. (Download a copy!)
  • Olin, Marion Susan Porter. Roofs Against the Rain. Syracuse, New York: 1978.
  • Olin, Leonard and Minnie. History of the Olin Family. 1976.
  • Olin, Warren G. 300 Years of Joseph Olin and His Descendants, Volume I. York, Pennsylvania: OLIN Family, 1996. (Get a copy!)
  • Olin, Warren G. 300 Years of Joseph Olin and His Descendants, Volume II. York, Pennsylvania: OLIN Family, 2001.
  • Price, Norma Adams and Paul A. Adams. Descendants in Illinois of Lois Richardson Olin and The Hon. Henry Olin, Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1827-1830. Springfield, Illinois: 1992.
  • Raber, Oran Lee. Biographical Sketches of the Samuel Olin Family. 1921.
  • Strouse, Ruth Ann. An Olin Family History. Minnesota, 1997.



  • Closson, William G. Outline Chart of the Direct Ancestral Line of William Gideon Closson from the First American Paternal Ancestor Josiah Closson 1655-1698/9 and Maternal Ancestor John Olin 1664-1725. Flushing, New York: 1931. Revised 1951. Distribution: Long Island Hist. Society; N.E. Hist. Gen. Society, Boston; New York City Public Library; N.Y. State Library, Albany, N.Y.; Minnesota Hist. Society, St. Paul, Minn.; The Chicago Public Library; family relatives.
  • Closson, William G. Josiah Closson Family and the Allied William Olin family, both of N.E. Flushing, N.Y. 1947. 2 vols. 392 pages. 5 copies. Typed. Distribution: Long Island Hist. Society, Brooklyn; New York City Public Library; N.E. Hist. Gen.Society, Boston; Los Angeles Public Library, Calif.
  • Closson, William G. The William Olin Family of West Greenwich, N.Y. and Laurens, Otaego Co., N.Y. Flushing, N.Y. 58 pages. 8 copies. Distribution: L.I. Hist. Society; N.Y. State Library; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; N.Y. Gen. & Biog. Soc.; and family. 1956. Revised 1959 & 1961.