Olive Barrows

28 November 1784–30 September 1844 (Age 59)
Thetford, Orange, Vermont, United States

The Life of Olive

When Olive Barrows was born on 28 November 1784, in Thetford, Orange, Vermont, United States, her father, Jacob Barrows, was 27 and her mother, Lydia Fenton, was 31. She married Roswell Edward Evans about 1802, in Dalton, Coos, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 30 September 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roswell Edward Evans
Olive Barrows
Marriage: about 1802
Laura Edwards Evans
Horace Evans
Lydia Evans
Maria Evans
John Evans
Emily G. Evans

Spouse and Children

about 1802
Dalton, Coos, New Hampshire, United States


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Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 7

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 16

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove ( see Barrow 1) or an ancient burial mound ( see Barrow 2).

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

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Story Highlight

Ethan Barrows Tribute about his Sister, Olive Barrows Evans

"Olive Evans died on 30th September [1844], firm in the faith of the gospel and organization of the church. On being told that Maria, or Mrs James, had been sent for to visit her, she answered that …

Sources (3)

  • Olive Barrows, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • <Unknown>, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Olive Barrows, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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