Mary Jane Hinckley

23 August 1818–25 January 1896 (Age 77)
Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Hinckley was born on 23 August 1818, in Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, her father, John Hinckley, was 31 and her mother, Jane Oliver, was 28. She married Washington Oliver on 24 November 1842, in Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Georgetown, Lincoln, Maine, United States in 1850. She died on 25 January 1896, in Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in First Baptist Church Cemetery, Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Washington Oliver
Mary Jane Hinckley
Marriage: 24 November 1842
Elemena Louisa Oliver
Francena Clementine Oliver
George W. Oliver
Mary Jane Oliver
Helen M. Oliver
George W. Oliver
John E Oliver
Emma Jane M. Oliver
William S. Oliver

Spouse and Children

    Washington Oliver



24 November 1842
Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States


    Elemena Louisa Oliver


    Francena Clementine Oliver


    George W. Oliver


    Mary Jane Oliver


    Helen M. Oliver


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 

Age 2

Maine is the 23rd state.
1842 · Webster–Ashburton Treaty

Age 24

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty was signed on August 9, 1842 and resolved the border issues between the United States and British North American colonies which had caused the Aroostook War. The treaty contained several agreements and concessions. It called for an end on the overseas slave trade and proposed that both parties share the Great Lakes. It also reaffirmed the location of the westward frontier border (near the Rocky Mountains) as well as the border between Lake Superior and Lake of the Woods. The treaty was signed by Daniel Webster (United States Secretary of State) and Alexander Baring (British Diplomat, 1st Baron Ashburton).

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, so called from the Old English byname Hȳnca (a derivative of Hūn ‘bear-cub’) + Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary J Oliver in household of Washington Oliver, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary J Oliver in household of Washington Oliver, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Jane Oliver, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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