Oliver Van Buren Dearing

Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Oliver Van Buren

When Oliver Van Buren Dearing was born in 1840, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, Jabez Abraham Dearing, was 38 and his mother, Nancy A Stewart, was 35. He married Missouri Matilda Franklin on 16 October 1860, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bedford, Kanawha, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Trigg, Kentucky, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Van Buren Dearing
Missouri Matilda Franklin
Marriage: 16 October 1860
Edward Dearin
Robert Dearin
Robert Lee Deering
Annie Dearin
Albert Sidney Deering
Ellen Nora Dearing
Mary R Dearing
Ethro Lynn Dearing
Edgar M Dearing

Spouse and Children

16 October 1860
Bedford, Virginia, United States


    Edward Dearin


    Robert Dearin


    Robert Lee Deering


    Annie Dearin



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Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 4

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 32

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Dear 1.2 Americanized spelling of German Diering, a variant of Döring ( see Doering ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • O V B Deearing in household of P C Marshall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • O V B Deaning, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Van B Dearin in household of Jabez Dearin, "United States Census, 1850"

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