Oliva Ward

1828–1866 (Age 38)
Conewango, Cattaraugus, New York, United States

The Life of Oliva

Oliva Ward was born in 1828, in Conewango, Cattaraugus, New York, United States. She married Welcome Chapman in 1845, in Conewango, Cattaraugus, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died about 1866, in Conewango, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, at the age of 38.

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Welcome Chapman
Oliva Ward
Marriage: 1845
Wilson Ezra Chapman
Hardin L Chapman
Jeremiah Chapman

Spouse and Children

Conewango, Cattaraugus, New York, United States


World Events (5)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Old English weard ‘guard’ (used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).2 Irish: reduced form of McWard, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Bhaird ‘son of the poet’. The surname occurs throughout Ireland, where three different branches of the family are known as professional poets.3 Surname adopted by bearers of the Jewish surname Warshawski, Warshawsky or some other Jewish name bearing some similarity to the English name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Oliva Chapman in household of Welcom Chapman, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Olivia Chapman in household of Wilson Chapman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Oliva Chapman in household of Welcom Chapman, "New York, State Census, 1855"

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