Olive Nye

July 1762–October 1803 (Age 41)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Olive

When Olive Nye was born in July 1762, in Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Nye, was 39 and her mother, Annis Nye, was 36. She married Jesse Ward in June 1788. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died in October 1803, in Waltham, Addison, Vermont, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Waltham, Addison, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Ward
1765–1839
Olive Nye
1762–1803
Marriage: June 1788
Chester A. Ward
1789–1882
Silas Ward
1791–1827
Olive Ward
1793–1803
Ira Ward
1796–1894
Orin Ward
1799–1821

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
June 1788
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 14

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

English (southeastern): topographic name arising from a misdivision of Middle English atten (e)ye which means either ‘at the river’ or ‘at the island’, from Old English ēa ‘river’ and ēg ‘island’ respectively. Both these words were feminine in Old English, and so should have been preceded only by Middle English atter ( see Rye ), but distinctions of gender ceased to be carefully maintained in the Middle English period.

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

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  • Olive Nye Ward, "Find A Grave Index"

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