Oliver and Oliphant Families and Potential Connections - Allegheny, Pa mid 1800s

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  • ID: I518
  • Name: John OLIVER
  • Sex: M
  • Note:
    found by Bob Oliphant in the "Genealogical & Biographical History of Allegheny Co., Penns." by Thomas Cushing
    "About the year of 1785 Andrew Oliver, father of John Oliver, and the grandfather of Eliza Oliver, came from Tyrone, Ireland, and settled on the lands of Gen. Washington at Cannonsburg, Pa. John Flenniken, grandfather of Jane Flenniken and the great-grandfather of Eliza Oliver, who must have come to this country earlier, settled in Ross Co., Ohio.
    "John Oliver and Jane Flenniken married and lived in Cannonsburg, Pa. Later they moved to Chillicothe, Ohio, crossing the country in covered wagons. They became the parents of ten children, of which Eliza was the oldest. The others were Willia[m], John M., James, Margaret, Nancy, Jane, Sara, and Elvira, and another child who died in infancy.?
    (added by Bob: ?This completes the history of the Olivers.?)
    "James Hood was our ancestor. His meeting and wedding with Eliza Oliver must have been rather romantic. Her father, John Oliver, aside from owning and operating a mill at Connsburg [Cannonsburg?], bought horses in Philadelphia and drove them over the mountains to Pittsburgh and vicinity where he sold them. He hired James Hood to assist him.

    [Cannonsburg is in Washington Co, PA just a stone?s throw from Allegheny Co, PA.
    Chillicothe is in Ross Co, OH.
    Clinton is in Findley/Findlay Township, Allegheny Co, PA]

    found by Greg Ross:
    John and Jane Flenniken Oliver had 11 children (4 living in 1890). They moved
    to Fayette county Ohio in about 1817, but 10 years later, owing to the
    sickness then prevailing in that part of Ohio, they returned to Washington
    county Pennsylvania and soon thereafter settled in Clinton Pa. By trade John
    Oliver was a carpenter, but in later years gave considerable attention to
    mercantile pursuits and to hotel keeping. His "coaching tavern" was on the
    site later occupied (before 1913) by the Allegheny post office. They resided
    at Sewickley and Allegheny City a number of years, and in 1854 moved to
    Steubenville Ohio where they lived the remainder of their lives.
    The 7th child of this family, John Flenniken Oliver, attended Westminster
    College in Allegheny City for 1 year, then the Western University of
    Pennsylvania for 2 years. While not in school, he worked in the livery barn
    which was a part of his father's hotel. In 1852 he went to California and
    engaged in mining and freighting, then returned home by way of Nicaragua to
    Allegheny City, then moved on to Steubenville. He studied law, entered
    practice in 1856, served 2 years as city solicitor, and was elected to 2 terms
    as mayor. He resigned in June 1861 to enter the Union Army, raised a company
    which he served as Captain, was promoted to Major in 1863, and appointed
    Provost Marshal of the 17th Ohio District until 1865. After the war he was in
    the real estate business in Alliance Ohio and was elected Mayor there in 1872.
    In 1873 he resigned, moved back to Steubenville, and worked as a broker and
    real estate dealer. He was again mayor of Steubenville in 1875. In 1878 he
    moved to East Liverpool Ohio for 5 years, returned to Steubenville in 1883,
    and established a large book and stationery store. He was a member and
    president of the Board of Education. In politics he was a Republican, in
    religion a Presbyterian.
    Sources: History of the Upper Ohio Valley - Jefferson County Ohio, published
    1890, pp 302-303;
    Twentieth Century History of Steubenville & Jefferson County,
    pub 1910, p 989;

    History of Fayette County, Ohio : her people, industries
    p. 331 "From 1805 on the tide of immigration swept in extensively. Among these men was Solomn Sowers, who erected the first milll on Paint creek; Samuel Robins, the pioneer school teacher and justice of the peace; Jacob Pursley, the first blacksmith; John Oliver, the first carpenter; .........
    p. 333 "John Oliver, a carpenter, also kept a tavern, finally in 1826 moving to Pennsylvania."

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    1820 Ohio > Fayette > Paint > 4
    John Oliver 1 - 1 1 1 - // 1 - 1 - -//

    1830 Pennsylvania > Allegheny > Findlay > 5
    John Oliver - - 1 - 1 1 - - - - - - // 1 2 1 1 - 1 - - - - - - //

    1840 Pennsylvania > Beaver > Hopewell > 15
    John Olliver 1 1 - - 1 - 1 - - - - - - // 2 1 1 3 - - 1 - - - - - - //

    1850 Pennsylvania > Allegheny > Allegheny Ward 3 > 109
    966 Oliver John 58 abt 1792 Male Pennsylvania
    966 Oliver Jane 52 abt 1798 Female Pennsylvania
    966 Oliver John 20 abt 1830 Male Pennsylvania
    966 Oliver Jane 1 7 abt 1833 Female Pennsylvania
    966 Oliver Mary 15 abt 1835 Female Pennsylvania
    966 Oliver James 13 abt 1837 Male Pennsylvania
    966 Oliver Alvira 16 abt 1834 Female Pennsylvania
    966 Oliver Mary A 1 abt 1849 Female Pennsylvania


    1860 Ohio > Jefferson > Steubenville > 1
    5 Oliver John 68 abt 1792 Male Merchant Pennsylvania
    5 Oliver Jane 63 abt 1797 Female Pennsylvania
    5 Oliver John F 29 abt 1831 Male Atty at law Pennsylvania
    5 Oliver James A 22 abt 1838 Male Clerk Pennsylvania
    5 Oliver Elvira M 20 abt 1840 Female ? school teacher Pennsylvania
    5 Charles Alice M 15 abt 1845 Female Ohio
    5 Hull Ermina G 14 abt 1846 Female Pennsylvania
    5 Oliver Mary E 11 abt 1849 Female Pennsylvania
    5 Charles Hallam E 11 abt 1849 Male Pennsylvania
    * * *
    6 Moore B D 40 abt 1820 Male ? Trader - 600 Pennsylvania
    6 Moore Sarah C 36 abt 1824 Female 1600 2500 Ohio [daiughter of John and Jane Oliver]
    6 Moore Frank O C 14 abt 1846 Male 20 5 Pennsylvania
    6 Moore Mary B 12 abt 1848 Female Pennsylvania
    6 Moore Kate D 10 abt 1850 Female Pennsylvania
    6 Moore Harry J C 8 abt 1852 Male Iowa
    6 Moore Jennie 6 abt 1854 Female Pennsylvania
    6 Moore Elvira 3 abt 1857 Female Pennsylvania
    6 Moore Nancy H 8/12 abt 1859 Female Ohio


    1870 Ohio > Jefferson > Steubenville Ward 3 > 27
    207 Oliver John 78 abt 1792 Male White Ret. Grocer Pennsylvania
    207 Oliver Jane 73 abt 1797 Female White Keeping House Pennsylvania
    207 Oliver Elvera 29 abt 1841 Female White Pennsylvania
    207 Mcallester James 3 abt 1867 Male White Pennsylvania

    from Ancestry Public Tree posted by Richanrd Carmer
    died Jan 1879, buried Union Cemetery, Steubenville, Jefferson Co, OH
  • Birth: 1792 in Washington Co, PA
  • Death: JAN 1879 in Jefferson Co, OH



    Father: Andrew OLIVER b: BEF 1765
    Mother: Miss GRAHAM

    Marriage 1 Jane FLENNIKEN b: BEF 1780
      Children
      1. Has Children Eliza OLIVER b: 1817 in PA
      2. Has Children William OLIVER b: 23 SEP 1819 in Columbiana Co, OH
      3. Has Children Sarah Core OLIVER b: 05 OCT 1823 in PA
      4. Has Children John Flannigan OLIVER b: 15 NOV 1830 in PA
      5. Has No Children Jane OLIVER b: 1833 in PA
      6. Has No Children Elvira OLIVER b: 1834 in PA
      7. Has No Children Mary OLIVER b: 1835 in PA
      8. Has No Children James A OLIVER b: 1837 in PA
      9. Has No Children Mary A OLIVER b: 1849 in PA

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