Lorenda Oliver

Female4 April 1831–16 August 1871

Brief Life History of Lorenda

When Lorenda Oliver was born on 4 April 1831, in Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, her father, Turner Oliver, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Webster, was 27. She married Seth B. Taylor on 19 January 1851, in Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1865 and Massachusetts, United States in 1870. She died on 16 August 1871, at the age of 40, and was buried in Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Seth B. Taylor
1831–
Lorenda Oliver
1831–1871
Marriage: 19 January 1851
Maurice Webster Taylor
1852–1932
Eliza E Taylor
1854–
Elvoid Taylor
1857–
Ulietta Taylor
1860–

Sources (9)

  • Laura S Taylor in household of Seth B Taylor, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Lorenda Oliver, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Lorinda Oliver, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 January 1851Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

    Age 1

    The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

    1842 · Webster–Ashburton Treaty

    Age 11

    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 (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).

    History: The surname Oliver of French origin (see 1 above) is listed in the register of Huguenot ancestors recognized by the Huguenot Society of South Carolina.

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

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