David Oliver IV

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

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

David Oliver IV
1719–1814
Agnes Campbell
1733–1822
Marriage: 13 December 1754
Parker Oliver
1755–1824
William Oliver
1756–1847
Thomas Oliver
1757–1839
David Oliver II
1759–1836
Mary Oliver
1761–
Benjamin Oliver
1765–
John Campbell Oliver
1767–
Agnes Oliver
1772–
Elizabeth Oliver
1774–1844

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1754
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (15)

    +10 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1760
    Age 41
    Historical Boundaries: 1760: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Lincoln, Maine, United States
    1776
    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

    (1997: 37088;2007: 83132; 2010: 115900)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).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Oliveros
    Oliveira
    Oliverson
    Oliviero
    Olivier
    Olver
    Olivero

    Sources (13)

    • David Oliver in entry for Elizabeth Oliver, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
    • David Oliver, "United States Census, 1790"
    • David Oliver, "Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980"

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