Biographical Sketches and Records of the Ezra Olin Family

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W.B. Conkey, 1892 - 441 pages
John Olin was born about 1686, and emigrated from Wales to East Greenwich, Rhode Island about 1700. He married Susanah Spencer in 1708, and died in 1725 in Newport, Rhode Island.

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Page 121 - Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth : for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. " Surely," shall one say, " in the Lord have I righteousness and strength :" even to him shall men come ; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
Page 121 - Whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation. And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he doeth according to his will in the armies of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth...
Page 7 - ... mind was exasperated, and he lent a willing ear to the inflammatory suggestions of David. Men of irritable passions seldom weigh the consequences against the pleasure of revenge: but on the present occasion their hopes were invigorated by a foolish confidence in an ancient prediction attributed to Merlin, that when the English money should become circular, the prince of Wales should be crowned in London. Edward had lately issued a new coinage of round half-pennies and farthings, and had forbidden...
Page 6 - Britains at their conquest by the Romans, but the latter introduced Christianity and Roman literature into the country. During the disturbances and wars which long agitated the island, many of the native inhabitants retired to the hills and mountain fortresses in the southwestern part, and for centuries maintained their personal characteristics and self-government. Inspired by the love of liberty, they resisted all attempts at subjugation, and thus we find them in history, living under the government...
Page 383 - In the spring of 1890 he purchased a farm of 80 acres adjoining his father's place and since then has devoted the greater part of his time and attention to the management of his place.
Page 7 - Ira the struggle that ensued it seemed to be one of much grief; for his wife had died shortly before the last struggle for Welsh independence had commenced. Llewellyn fell in a sudden skirmish at Builth, in the valley of the Wye; his head was sent to Edward, who placed it on the walls of the Tower of London crowned with an ivy wreath in mockery of a prediction of Merlin that when the English money should become circular, the Prince of Wales should be crowned in London. For six months the last of...
Page 146 - When not at school, he worked on his father's farm until he was sixteen years of age, when he took charge of his father's store.
Page 15 - ... tend,' where he ground corn and rye for his neighbors. For a number of years before he died, he was a cripple from rheumatism, and could hardly get about. He had two staves to lean upon and could get along a little by leaning upon them and shuffling his feet ahead, or rather resting on the toes and then sliding one foot about its length ahead of the other. He and his wife lived on a farm a couple of miles east and south of where father lived in Shaftsbury. The last few years of his life his brothers...
Page 10 - CHAPTER I. JOHN OLIN, the first of his name and race in America, settled in the vicinity of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, about the year 1700. He was a native of Wales, and is said to have come to this country when but 14 years of age. We may never become familiar with the circumstances that attended him on his arrival here, or the object that induced him to leave home and native land, and seek one among strangers, in a new and strange country, which at that time was but little known. Of his personal...
Page 9 - Olin, their eldest daughter, was born on Sunday at 12 o-clock, the 9th day of November, AD 1735. Jonathan Olin, their eldest son, was born On Friday at 3 o-clock in the morning, on the I7th day of June, AD 1737. John Olin, their second son, was born on Sunday at 9 o-clock . in the morning, on the first day of July, AD 1739, and died the 7th day of April at 4 o-clock in the morn, 1740.

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