David Oliver IV

17 May 1719–21 November 1814 (Age 95)
Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of David

When David Oliver IV was born on 17 May 1719, in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, David Oliver III, was 24 and his mother, Hannah Elizabeth Stacey, was 21. He married Agnes Campbell on 13 December 1754. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 21 November 1814, in Georgetown, Lincoln, Maine, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Georgetown, Lincoln, Maine, United States.

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David Oliver IV
Agnes Campbell
Marriage: 13 December 1754
Parker Oliver
William Oliver
Thomas Oliver
David Oliver II
Mary Oliver
Benjamin Oliver
John Campbell Oliver
Agnes Oliver
Elizabeth Oliver

Spouse and Children


    Agnes Campbell


13 December 1754


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Oliver




    John "Spot" Oliver



+9 More Children

World Events (5)


Age 41

Historical Boundaries - 1760: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America; 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Lincoln, Maine, United States

Age 57

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 57

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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)

  • David Oliver, "United States Census, 1790"
  • David Oliver, "Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980"
  • David Oliver, "Find A Grave Index"

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