This web page was first mounted on November 29, 2009 by Sheila Schmutz. firstname.lastname@example.org and updated on September 16, 2014. This is a private webpage that is connected to the Oliver Y DNA Project of Family Tree DNA. Please address corrections and additions to her. If you wish to correspond with other participants whose lines are shown, she will forward your message to them.
This webpage focuses only on the men who are highlighted in Coral or Group 06, among the many Oliver men who have been tested thus far. By September 2014 there were 9 men who matched in this group, and one additional man who has been tested at Ancestry. They were tested for 37 markers and differ by at most, 3 markers. The detailed data on their markers appears on the Oliver Y DNA project homepage under Y-DNA results. The details of the additional match who has been tested by Ancestry has one difference from all of the others.
The genealogy for most men in this group has been sent in. The lines are shown in the chart below. If others wish to share their line of descent, those will be added.
Note that the names of the participants and their Fathers are not shown to protect the privacy of the individuals. If individuals do not wish their line to be shown at all, please contact me and I will respect your wishes.
The map on the right of Ireland shows the Counties. The 4 provinces are shown in different colors. If we knew where in Ireland Samuel Oliver and Lord Thomas Oliver came from, it might help others to make connections. Samuel Oliver's son, Robert Johnston Oliver was born in County Derry, in Ulster, in 1817.
One common ancestor to three participants whose Y DNA matches in the Coral Group, is Samuel Oliver who was born about 1794 in South Carolina. He married Polly McMahon who was born in 1793. It is believed that they moved to Christian County, KY and by 1850 to Johnson County, IL.
Other Samuel Oliver are also the ancestors of other participants:
Another participant's ancestor is James Oliver who was born before 1781 in England and died after 1801 in the U.S.
These data suggest that their common ancestor was likely from Great Britain and may have been named Samuel Oliver also.
Links to Sites Related Specifically to Members of the Coral Group
Links to Other Related Sites
Printed Oliver References Related to These Families
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