In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum. An emptiness. And the most disquieting loneliness.

 -Alex Haley, author of "Roots"


Do you know who these people are? This photo was found in a photo album belonging to Charles and Martha (Cubbage) Olin of the Alexis, Illinois area. I believe this is Everett Olin's automobile.

The information contained within these pages is constantly changing and evolving as I continue my quest to learn more about our ancestors. If you find someone who you believe you connect to, please feel free to email me.

 This information has been gathered from a variety of sources and individuals, to whom I am eternally grateful. However, not all of the information has been verified.

 These pages are lovingly dedicated to the memory of my parents.