John Oliver

#80, (between 1760 and 1770 - before 3 February 1840)
Relationship3rd great-grandfather of William David Lewis

Family

Nancy Jane Reese b. bt 1760 - 1770, d. bt 1831 - 1839
Children 1.Elizabeth Oliver+12 (c 1782 - 1870)
 2.John Oliver Jr12 (c 1785 - )
 3. Susannah Oliver+ (1793 - 1838)
 4.Samuel Oliver+12 (1793 - )
 5.James Oliver13 (s 1798 - )
 6.William Oliver+14 (1802 - 1866)
 7.Joseph Oliver+14 (c 1805 - c 1874)
Birth*between 1760 and 1770He was born between 1760 and 1770; poss. in Ninety-six, SC.1 
Marriage*He married Nancy Jane Reese.2 
between 1802 and 1805He and Nancy Jane Reese removed to Christian Co., KentuckyG, between 1802 and 1805 (prob. route through Tennessee.)3,4 
Christian Co. was formed in 1796, at the time the westernmost county in Kentucky. It stretched from the Ohio River in the north across from southwest Indiana, the Illinois River on the northwest, the north end of Chicasaw Lands on the west (which were purchased in 1818 in the Jackson Purchase or Great Cession) and Tennessee to the south. In 1798 Henderson Co. was formed from the northern part of Christian Co. 
28 April 1807He received a land grant of 100 acres (poss.) on 28 April 1807 on Blue Lick Creek, Christian Co., KentuckyG.5 
1810He appeared on the census of 1810 at Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KentuckyG; (poss.); nei. Polly Lewis (26-44); William Barton (45+); Samuel Barton (16-25.)6 
1811He and Nancy Jane Reese removed to Knox County (now Posey Co.) IN, poss. with the Downen brothers, in 1811.7 
1820He and Nancy Jane Reese appeared on the census of 1820 at Black Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG; hh may incl. child's family; nei. John and Susannah (Oliver) Lewis.8 
1830He and Nancy Jane Reese appeared on the census of 1830 at Marrs Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG; unk. male (15-19), perh. son of John Jr. (see 1820 census); neis. John Dixon, Robert Dixon, Elisha Morris, Joshua Martin.9 
Death*before 3 February 1840He died before 3 February 1840 at Posey Co., IndianaG; by probate record.10 
Probate*3 February 1840His estate was probated on 3 February 1840 at Posey Co., IndianaG; Wm Oliver, admin; Tim. Crunk, security.10 
1840He appeared on the census of 1840 in the household of William Oliver and Arilla "Polly" Price at Robb Twp., Posey Co., IndianaG, (60-69) (possible); missing James who appears in 1850 census; unidentified M (60-69) in hh poss. John Oliver; neis. Benner, Barton, Brown, Timothy Crunk, Barteson, Casselbery; same page as Robert A and Marthey Lewis.11 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. M (60-70) [John]; F (60-70) [Nancy]; M (30-40), m (15-20).
  2. [S48] Gerald Ray Lewis Family Tree, Gerald Ray Lewis, owner, online Ancestry.com, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/1282739/person/-1617563191
  3. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Joseph (45), b. KY; son William b. SC 1802, son Joseph b. KY 1805.
  4. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. William (60), farmer, b. SC; son William b. SC 1802, son Joseph b. KY 1805.
  5. [S1403] Willard Rouse Jillson, The Kentucky Land Grants, 1782-1924 (Louisville, Kentucky: The Standard Printing Company, 1925), p. 380. Grants south of Green River. Jno. Oliver, 100 acres, Christian Co., Blue Lick Cr. watercourse; surveyed 28 Apr 1807; Book 22, p. 92.
  6. [S238] 1810 U.S. Federal Census. John Oliver (26-44); F (26-44) [____]; 2 m (10-15) [____], [____], 2 m (<10) [____], [____]; 1 f (10-15) [____], 2 f (<10) [____], [____].
  7. [S565] Josiah Downen Family, online Ancestry.com, "In 1811, Timothy accompanied his brothers David [sp. of John Oliver's dau. Elizabeth], William, Job, and Josiah Jr. to the southwest corner of the Indiana Territory, which was soon to become Posey County."
  8. [S115] 1820 U.S. Federal Census. M (45+) [John]; F (45+) [Nancy]; M (18-25) [poss. John Jr.], m (16-17) [William]; m (10-15) [Joseph], m (<10); f (<10) [last two poss. children of John Jr.].
  9. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. M (60-69) [John]; F (60-69) [Nancy]; M (30-39) [John Jr.], m (15-19) [____] (perh. son of John Jr.).
  10. [S997] [Unknown author], Posey County Indiana Probate Docket 1840–1845, reproduced from original records (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), img 51; estate of John Oliver; Wm. Oliver, admin.; granted 3 Feb 1840; $500 security by Timothy Crunk; inventory and sale filed 16 Sep 1840.
  11. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. Wm Oliver; M (30-39) [William]; M (60-69); F (30-39) [Arilla "Polly"]; f (10-14) [?], 2 f (5-9) [Celia, Micala], 2 f (<5) [Susan, Rachel].
  12. [S48] Gerald Ray Lewis Family Tree, online Ancestry.com.
  13. [S463] [Unknown author], Posey County Indiana Marriage Records I, 1815 1831, handwritten pages (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date)., p. 43, no. 272, img. 178/542. James Oliver and Elizabeth Barton, lic. 26 Feb 1822, no return given.
  14. [S48] Gerald Ray Lewis Family Tree, online Ancestry.com, has birth in NC.