William W Oliver

13 January 1821–17 July 1862 (Age 41)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of William W

When William W Oliver was born on 13 January 1821, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas William Oliver, was 23 and his mother, Martha Elizabeth Achsah Herrington, was 16. He married Caroline Catharine Mills in 1841, in Screven, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 17 July 1862, in Screven, Georgia, United States, at the age of 41.

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William W Oliver
Caroline Catharine Mills
Marriage: 1841
Green Wesley Oliver
Henrietta Ann Oliver
Thomas "Tom" S. Oliver
William Cuyler Oliver
Sarah "Sallie" Martha Oliver
Richard P. Oliver
Susan Ella Oliver
Mary E. Oliver
Richard Walter Oliver

Spouse and Children

Screven, Georgia, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Thomas William Oliver


    Permelia H. Oliver


    Dr Richard William Oliver


    Dr James Henry Oliver


+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 1

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 14

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • W W Oliver, "United States Census, 1850"
  • W W Oliver, "United States Census, 1860"
  • 1850 Census W. W. Oliver, wife and family in Screven County, Georgia

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