Oliver Families with Connections to Georgia and/or the Bright Yellow Group in the Oliver Y DNA Project

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  • ID: I447
  • Name: John Oliver
  • Sex: M
  • Note:
    From Gene Ballentine Rooks positng of 2004 at:
    In 1701 John received a grant of 146 acres of land in Pamunkey Neck,
    St. John's Parish, beginning in Spring Branch, and up
    the Acquinton Swamp. This area of Virginia, Caroline Co., was
    originally leased from the Pamunkey Indians by the Lord Proprietors.
    He probably was a tobacco farmer. In 1733 his hands assisted in clearing
    a road from Guinney's Bridge on the Mattopony River. Many county records
    were destroyed, so earlier information is scanty. He
    and wife Ellinor probably had the following children: John, Ellinor,
    James, Peter,and Nicholson. His will has been lost, but administration
    records show his widow, Ellinor Olliver was granted administration on
    Feb. 10, 1748.

    Alphabetical Rent Roll of Virginia 1704/05
    Oliver Dorothy Glocester, Petso Parish
    Oliver Issac Glocester, Petso Parish
    Oliver John King William County
    [probably not this John Oliver although County boundaries changed, so it
    could be. Caroline County was formed from parats of King William, King and Queen, and
    Essex in 1727-8 ]

    From "Colonial Caroline" by T. E. Campbell
    -p.306 in 1701 John Oliver was granted 446 acres known as Oliver's
    Spring branch. [note Ward interpreted this as 146 acres]
    (Found by Tony Kent, Heritage Center, Caroline County, VA in 2007)
    [This also suggests that the Oliver family was already there before the
    Quakers came]
    p. 354
    List of jurors for Caroline Co, VA 1732-1745 and cases served:
    Nicholas Oliver 3
    William Oliver 2
    Peter Oliver 1
    p. 93:
    "John Cheadle, a Pennsylvania Quaker, bought a tract of land in
    Caroline's, St. Margaret's Parish, from Thomas Carr in 1733.......In 1739
    the mass migration began. Caroline's Quaker settlement lasted one
    hundred and fourteen years. The sect included..........and coverts gained
    mostly through intermarriage among families already in the section.
    these families included the Terrells, Cobbs, Swans, Wrights, Coates,
    Olivers and Hacketts."

    Note the name Hackett in Caroline County in 1730's.........an Abraham Hackett was mentioned in the will of James Oliver who died in 1787 in Amelia County, VA and is presumed the son of John and Ellinor Oliver. An Abraham Hackett was also named as Executor of James' son Isaac Oliver who died in Nottoway County, VA in 1799.

    from a manuscript entitled: "The Oliver Family" by Dorothy Haizlip Ward, 1990 page 8.
    "On Mar 4, 1754, Ellinor and John Oliver acknowledged their deed
    of a sale of land to John Coleman; on 10 Feb 1757 Ellinor Oliver was
    summoned to court." Therefore she presumed this John Oliver who
    acknowledged the deed was her son, since her husband John had died in
    about 1748.
  • Birth: ABT 1676 in VA
  • Note: 1676/1682
  • Death: ABT 1748 in Caroline Co., VA

    Father: John Oliver b: ABT 1640
    Mother: Jane Unknown

    Marriage 1 Ellinor Unknown b: BEF 1685 in VA
    • Married: ABT 1701 in Caroline Co., VA
    1. Has Children Nicholson Oliver b: ABT 1704 in King WIlliam Co, VA
    2. Has Children James Oliver b: 1710 in VA
    3. Has Children Ellinor Oliver b: ABT 1718 in VA
    4. Has No Children Peter Oliver b: BEF 1724 in Caroline Co., VA
    5. Has Children John Oliver b: ABT 1725 in VA
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