Charlotte Oliver

Brief Life History 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 22. 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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Drewry Fergason
Charlotte Oliver
Marriage: 17 March 1836
Mary J Ferguson
Jesse Ferguson
Sarah Fergason
Josiah B Ferguson
Susannah Fergason
Andrew J Ferguson
John Ferguson
Lucy Ann Fergason
Zachariah Ferguson
Edward Fergason
Jesse Ferguson
William W Ferguson
Jane N. Ferguson
Charlotte Fergerson

Sources (5)

  • Charlotte Ferguson in household of Drury Ferguson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charlotte Oliver, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Charlotte Fergason, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Indiana is the 19th state.


Historical Information: 1827: Grant, Indiana, United States

Name Meaning

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).

History: The surname Oliver of French origin (see 1 above) is listed in the register of Huguenot ancestors recognized by the Huguenot Society of South Carolina.

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

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