Susan Olin

Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Susan

When Susan Olin was born in 1805, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States, her father, Squire Ezrene Olin, was 33 and her mother, Alice Walton, was 25. She married Thomas Phillips on 21 September 1825, in Lisbon, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years.

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Thomas Phillips
Susan Olin
Marriage: 21 September 1825
Susan M. Phillips
Susan Matilda Phillips

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Phillips



21 September 1825
Lisbon, New London, Connecticut, United States


    Susan M. Phillips


    Susan Matilda Phillips


Parents and Siblings




    Frederick Olin


    Joann Olin




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World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 24

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 31

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 French and Dutch: from a pet form of a Germanic compound personal name with the first element odal. Compare Ohl .2 Jewish (from Ukraine): from Ukrainian olin ‘stag’. This name is either ornamental or represents a calque of Yiddish personal name Hirsch .3 Swedish: variant spelling of Ohlin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Susan Phillips in household of Thomas Phillips, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan Phillips in household of Thomas Phillips, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susan Phillips in entry for John Mcfarlane and Susan Matilda Phillips, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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