Olin Coles

Olin Coles

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Mr. Olin A. Coles
Born 1970s.
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Olin Coles was born in California on 24 August 1974.[1] He was legally emancipated and living on his own at age 16, supporting himself throughout High School by working two jobs while also attending mandatory classes. Olin graduated and joined the United State Marine Corps, where he reached the rank of Sergeant. He would later operate his own business, and marry. At the time this profile was created, Olin was still a living person.[2]

Olin's genealogical passion is the result of family suppression of history and records. After a decade of requesting a once-seen paternal family tree, he took to researching his own ancestry. Upon receiving the results of DNA testing, he was connected with and contacted distant relatives that pointed him towards historical resources. Within months, his family tree grew well beyond the dozen immediate family members he had known for forty years, thanks largely in part to the work done by related researchers Paul M. Crocker and William H. Coles, Jr. with their books Descendants of William Temple Coles III[3] and William Temple Coles Family.[4]. Most currently, Olin has confirmed relation to over 2500 relatives around the globe!


  1. "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VLSB-15M : 27 November 2014), Olin A Coles, 24 Aug 1974; citing San Bernardino, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento. Name: Olin A Coles Event Type: Birth Event Date: 24 Aug 1974 Event Place: San Bernardino, California, United States Gender: Male Mother's Name: Simonian
  2. Olin Coles, self.
  3. Descendants of William Temple Coles III. Compiled by Paul M. Crocker and William H. Coles, Jr. Nashville, Tennessee: Fields Publishing, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-57843-068-0
  4. William Temple Coles Family. Compiled by William H. Coles, Jr, Ronald Peyton Coles, and Paul M. Crocker. Nashville, Tennessee: Fields Publishing, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-57843-067-3

Coles References

  • The Coles Family of Virginia: Its Numerous Connections, From The Emigration To America To The Year 1915. New York, New York: William Bedford Coles, 1931. https://archive.org/details/colesfamilyofvir00cole
  • William Temple Coles Family: From Ireland to North Carolina and Beyond. Compiled by William H. Coles, Jr, Ronald Peyton Coles, and Paul M. Crocker. Nashville, Tennessee: Fields Publishing, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-57843-067-3 https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/idurl/1/445289
  • Descendants of William Temple Coles III. Compiled by Paul M. Crocker and William H. Coles, Jr. Nashville, Tennessee: Fields Publishing, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-57843-068-0 https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/idurl/1/448706
  • The great migration begins : immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995.
  • Sketch of Edward Coles, Second Governor of Illinois, and of the Slavery Struggle of 1823-4. Washburne, Elihu Benjamin, 1816-1887, and Chicago Historical Society. Chicago: Jansen, McClurg, 1882. https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000277091
  • Governor Edward Coles. Alvord, Clarence Walworth, 1868-1928. University of Illinois: 1920. http://www.familysearch.org/library/books/idurl/1/560001
  • New York Genealogical And Biographical Record. Article: Matthias Harvye, A Very Public Man. Volume 123. Issue 1. Year 1992.

Simonian References

  • The Genealogy of the Simonian, Abrahamian, Somarian, and Vartanian Families Beginning in Early 1700s in Ancient Armenia to Present. Compiled by Ann Vartanian Simonian. January 1991. https://archive.org/details/armenian-genealogy-simonian-abrahamian-somarian-vartanian
  • Passenger manifest for SS Braga, departing Constantinople, Turkey on 9 February 1923 and arriving Ellis Island, New York on 6 March 1923. Line #22, 27, 28. The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation.
  • Passenger manifest for SS King Alexander, departing Piraeus, Greece on 11 June 1923 and arriving Ellis Island, New York on 1 July 1923. Line #5, 6, 7. The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation.
  • Passenger manifest for SS Madonna, departing Piraeus, Greece on 15 July 1923 and arriving Ellis Island, New York on 1 August 1923. Line #17. The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation.
  • Passenger manifest for SS De Grasse, departing Le Havre, France on 21 October 1925 and arriving Ellis Island, New York on 31 October 1925. Line #25, 26. The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation.

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  • Olin Coles: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #540787
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On 15 Sep 2019 at 00:54 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Olin, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Pippin Sheppard

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On 11 Sep 2019 at 14:34 GMT John Drake wrote:

Olin, Thank you for your work updating the Drake limb of our family tree. Just one comment; my grandfather Earl Garvin Drake, Sr. went by his middle name Garvin. My dad Earl Garvin Drake, Jr. went by Earl. I am proud to have carried on the middle name Garvin. Just wish I could have talked one of my kids into passing it on to one of my grandkids.

On 4 Sep 2019 at 23:08 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

Hey hun,

Registration has begun for the Source-A-Thon. We would love to have you remain on the Legacy Heirs. Here are our links.

Chat page: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/902254/legacy-heirs-2019-source-a-thon-chat-page

Space Page: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:2019_Source-A-Thon_Legacy_Heirs

On 10 Aug 2019 at 22:39 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Welcome to the Connectors Project! Be sure to check out the Connectors project page to see some of what we do, our To-Do lists which have folks who need connected to our Global Tree, and please add the connectors tag to your G2G feed. We've also got a great sub-project, Connectors Chat, where we talk about what we're working on and where we'd like to help out. If you're new to making connections and want some simplified connections to work on, look at our Connecting Buddies page. Thanks for joining us!

On 3 Aug 2019 at 03:24 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Hi Olin!

Thank you for your time and energy in creating over 1000 contributions to WikiTree for the month of July 2019. Your efforts are appreciated!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

On 27 Jul 2019 at 19:39 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

Thank you for you service, It is very much appreciated.

On 27 Jul 2019 at 19:38 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

Thank you so much for being an amazing wikitreer! Your contributions help so much. Way to go on helping strengthen and beautify our wonderful tree. I am so blessed to have you on Legacy Heirs for the thons.

On 1 Jul 2019 at 19:09 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Hello, Olin!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

On 20 Jun 2019 at 23:31 GMT Janine Coyle wrote:

thank you for fixing my lower case letters in New Jersey.

On 12 Jun 2019 at 20:38 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

Hey hun, glad to have you on the team. I see you were or are military, Thank you so much for your service, it is very appreciated.

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