George Oliver

1784–1840 (Age 56)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of George

George Oliver was born in 1784, in North Carolina, United States. He married Bertha Ruth Peek on 17 September 1807, in District 612, Butts, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Hardeman, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He died in 1840, in Mississippi, United States, at the age of 56.

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George Oliver
1784–1840
Bertha Ruth Peek
1794–1853
Marriage: 17 September 1807
Elizabeth Oliver
1810–1883
Elijah L. Oliver
1811–1883
James Oliver
1815–
William Oliver
1838–
George Oliver
1839–
Joseph Oliver
1840–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 September 1807
District 612, Butts, Georgia, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 5

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 15

In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow ""rock"" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the ""rock"" was a gold nugget.

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)

  • George Oliver, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George Oliver: 1850 United States Federal Census
  • George Oliver: 1840 United States Federal Census

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