Henry Olin and Silence Greene Family

Henry Olin I, son of John Olin III and Sarah Card was born August 12, 1776 at East Greenwich, RI. He died in Plymouth Twsp, Ashtabula Cty, OH on May 4, 1850 and was buried at Maple Grove Cemetery in Plymouth Twsp, Ashtabula Cty, OH[1]. He married Silence Greene and there is a marker for S.O. next to Henry's marker which must be Silence. Silence was born about 1777 in RI.

An Ashtabula History book was found with genealogies included at the Ashtabula Library. In this book I found more information that documents a definite descendancy from John Olin of Rhode Island (including a wonderful old photograph of the Alson Olin Family, who was the brother of Henry Olin I).[2] Henry and Silence Greene Olin's children were: Sally, Peleg, Henry, Dimres, Alson, John, Nancy and Horace.

Descendants of Henry Olin and Silence Greene:

Picture is of the Olin Family Covered
Bridge in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Sources on the above information:

History of the Olin Family, Ezra Olin Book of 1892

1800 U.S. Census (Shaftsbury, Bennington Cty, Vermont

1820 U.S. Census

1850 U.S. Census

1880 U.S. Census (Plymouth Township, Ashtabula Cty, Ohio)



1 Research by Ada Simmons.

2 Additional information on this family can be found in a later chapter. Much of this information was provided by Dale H. Olin and Ada Simmons.

3 Page 18&19 A Complete Record of the John Olin Family, C.C. Olin

4 Estimated using the 1800 and 1810 census.

Greene Family Information (not my line but might be yours)

Other sites of interest:

Olin Family Society

Olin Family Society Facebook Site

MacGillivray Clan Facebook Site

Spencer Historical and Genealogy Society (SHGS)

SGHS Facebook Site

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