Mary Oliver

1791–15 March 1872 (Age 81)
Lincoln, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Oliver was born in 1791, in Lincoln, North Carolina, United States, her father, George Oliver, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Lovina, was 24. She married Abraham Bollinger on 5 July 1819, in Lincoln, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Gaston, North Carolina, United States in 1850. She died on 15 March 1872, in Red River, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Bagwell, Red River, Texas, United States.

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Abraham Bollinger
Mary Oliver
Marriage: 5 July 1819
Henry Bollinger
Abel J. Bollinger
George T Frederick Bolinger
John D M Bollinger
Mary Bollinger
Abraham K Bollinger
William M Bollinger
Sarah Ann Bolinger
Martin Valentine Bollinger

Spouse and Children

5 July 1819
Lincoln, North Carolina, United States


    Henry Bollinger


    Abel J. Bollinger



    John D M Bollinger



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Lovina




    William Oliver


    George Oliver


    John Oliver



    Sarah Oliver


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1792 · Capital City Moved

Age 1

New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 28

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Mary Bullinger in household of Abraham Bullinger, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Bolinger in entry for J D M Bolinger and Elizabeth Reel, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Mary Bolinger in entry for J D M Bolinger and Elisabeth Reel, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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