John Meredith Oliver

4 February 1793–4 December 1840 (Age 47)
Fauquier, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of John Meredith

When John Meredith Oliver was born on 4 February 1793, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States, his father, Josiah Oliver, was 35 and his mother, Mary Morehead, was 25. He married Sabella Eskridge on 5 February 1816. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 4 December 1840, in his hometown, at the age of 47, and was buried in Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Meredith Oliver
1793–1840
Sabella Eskridge
1794–1841
Marriage: 5 February 1816
Lemuel Thompson Oliver
1820–1910
Angelina Oliver
1821–1867
Vernon Temple Oliver
1825–1852
Gibson Oliver
1827–
Granville Jackson Oliver
1823–1884
Bettie J. Oliver
1825–1924
William Eskridge Oliver
1826–1874
Mary Elizabeth Oliver
1837–1924
John Meredith Oliver
1840–1908

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
Age 1
The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 7
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.
1808
Age 15
Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Welsh, and German: from the Old French personal name Olivier, which was taken to England by the Normans from France. It was popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages as having been borne by one of Charlemagne's paladins, the faithful friend of Roland, about whose exploits there were many popular romances. The name ostensibly means ‘olive tree’ ( see Oliveira ), but this is almost certainly the result of folk etymology working on an unidentified Germanic personal name, perhaps a cognate of Alvaro . The surname is also borne by Jews, apparently as an adoption of the non-Jewish surname.2 Catalan and southern French (Occitan): generally a topographic name from oliver ‘olive tree’, but in some instances possibly related to the homonymous personal name (see 1 above).

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

Possible Related Names

Oliveira
Alvaro
Boliver
Olive
Olivero
Oliveros
Oliverson
Olivier
Oliviero
Olver
Welliver
Willever
Wolaver
Wolever
Woliver
Woolever

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  • Legacy NFS Source: John Oliver - birth-name: John Oliver

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