Charlotte Oliver

28 November 1811–17 March 1868 (Age 56)
Northampton, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Charlotte

When Charlotte Oliver was born on 28 November 1811, in Northampton, North Carolina, United States, her father, Joseph Oliver, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Nelson, was 21. She married Drewry Fergason on 17 March 1836, in Clinton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Richland MM, Clinton, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Center Township, Grant, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died on 17 March 1868, in Grant, Indiana, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Oak Chapel, Monroe Township, Grant, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Drewry Fergason
1802–1879
Charlotte Oliver
1811–1868
Marriage: 17 March 1836
Mary J Ferguson
1836–1886
Jesse Ferguson
1852–
Sarah Fergason
1838–1864
Josiah B Ferguson
1839–1923
Susannah Fergason
1841–1918
Andrew J Ferguson
1842–1916
John Ferguson
1845–
Lucy Ann Fergason
1846–1919
Zachariah Ferguson
1847–1927
Edward Fergason
1849–1924
Jesse Ferguson
1852–1904
William W Ferguson
1854–1932
Jane N. Ferguson
1856–1870
Charlotte Fergerson
1857–1920

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World Events (8)

1812
Age 1
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1816
Age 5
Indiana is the 19th state.
1827
Age 16
Historical Information: 1827: Grant, Indiana, United States

Name Meaning

(1997: 37088;2007: 83132; 2010: 115900)English (northern), southern Scottish, southern French, and German: from the Old French personal name Oliver (modern French Olivier). This became common largely through the influence of the immensely popular narrative poem Chanson de Roland, in which the warrior Oliver is the wise best friend of the doomed hero Roland. The two men were peers at the court of Charlemagne, and the name is probably of ancient Germanic origin. The name ostensibly means ‘olive tree’ (see Oliveira ), but this is almost certainly the result of folk etymology working on an unidentified ancient Germanic personal name, perhaps a cognate of Alvaro . Old Norse Óláf (see Olliff ) and ancient Germanic Alfhari (composed of the elements alf ‘elf’ and hari ‘army’) have also been suggested as sources, but both personal names are difficult to explain phonetically, especially the latter. The Anglo-Norman name has been established in Ireland (Louth) since at least the 14th century, and was reinforced in Ulster and Limerick by migrants from England in the 17th century. The surname is also borne by Jews, apparently as an adoption of the non-Jewish surname.Catalan: generally a topographic name from oliver ‘olive tree’, but in some instances possibly related to a homonymous personal name (see 1 above).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Oliveros
Oliveira
Oliverson
Oliviero
Olivier
Olver
Olivero

Sources (5)

  • Charlotte Ferguson in household of Drury Ferguson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charlotte Oliver, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Charlotte Furgason in household of Drura Furgason, "United States Census, 1850"

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