Rep. Maj. Gideon Olin (Vt-DemRep)

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Gideon Olin

Birthplace: East Greenwich, Kent County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Death: January 21, 1823 (79)
Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vermont, United States
Place of Burial: Shaftsbury Center, Bennington County, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Olin, Jr. and Susannah Olin
Husband of Patience Olin (Dwinell) and Lydia Olin
Father of Abigail Whittemore; Algernon OLIN; Barbara OLIN; Benjamin F OLIN; Bessie OLIN and 12 others
Brother of Phoebe Bailey; Jonathan Olin; John Olin; John Olin; Giles Olin and 2 others

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About Rep. Maj. Gideon Olin (Vt-DemRep)

Info added per DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood and published 1895 stating he was a "major in Col Herrick's regiment of Green Mountain Boys"

Gideon Olin Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Vermont's 1st district In office March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1807 Preceded by Israel Smith Succeeded by James Witherell Personal details Born November 2, 1743 East Greenwich, Rhode Island Died August 1, 1822 (aged 73) Shaftsbury, Vermont Political party Democratic-Republican Spouse(s) Lydia Myers Pope Olin and Patience Dwinnell Olin Children Benjamin Olin, Esther Olin, Nathaniel Green Olin, Abram Baldwin Olin and Job S. Olin Profession farmer, congressman

Gideon Olin (November 2, 1743 – January 21, 1823) was an American politician. He served as a United States Representative from Vermont.

Olin was born in East Greenwich, Rhode Island to John and Susannah Pierce Olin. He received limited schooling and engaged in agricultural pursuits. Later, he moved to Vermont and settled in Shaftsbury in 1776, becoming one of the founders of the state of Vermont.

Olin was a delegate to the Windsor Convention in 1777. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1778, 1780 to 1793, and in 1799, serving as speaker from 1788 to 1793.[1]

During the American Revolutionary War, Olin was appointed Major in the Second Regiment under Colonel Herrick and Colonel Ebenezer Walbridge, and served on the frontier.[2] After the war, he served as an assistant judge of Bennington County Court from 1781 to 1798. He was a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1791 and 1793, and a member of the Governor’s council from 1793 to 1798.[3]

Olin was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1803 to March 3, 1807.[4] He served as chief justice of the Bennington county court from 1807 to 1811,[5] and was a founder of the University of Vermont.[6] After leaving office, he resumed agricultural pursuits. Family life

Olin married Patience Dwinnell on December 13, 1768. He later married Lydia Myers Pope [7] and they had five children, Benjamin Olin, Esther Olin, Nathaniel Green Olin,[8] Abram Baldwin Olin and Job S. Olin.[9][10]

Olin was the uncle of Henry Olin. Both Abram Baldwin Olin[11] and Henry Olin[12] served as United States Representatives in the 19th century. Death

Olin died in Shaftsbury, Vermont on January 21, 1823, and is interred at Center Shaftsbury Cemetery in Shaftsbury, Vermont

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Rep. Maj. Gideon Olin (Vt-DemRep)'s Timeline

October 22, 1743
East Greenwich, Kent County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
of, Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont
September 10, 1780
Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont
August 15, 1782
Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont
September 4, 1784
Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont
August 20, 1786
Shaftsbury, Bennington, Vermont
October 12, 1798
East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island
November 28, 1799
East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island