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Oliver Lines of Descent from Olivers in the Indigo Group 13 of the Oliver Y DNA Project

This web page was first mounted on November 23, 2010 by Sheila Schmutz. and updated on November 24, 2010. 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 Indigo or Group 13, among the many Oliver men who have been tested thus far. By late November, 2010 there were 2 men who matched at 23 of 25 markers. The detailed data on their markers appears on the Oliver Y DNA project homepage under Y-DNA results.

The genealogy shown below for the men in this group has been contributed by them or their wives.

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.

Some evidence found by Margaret T. Oliver and her late husband Hugh in their book "Sketches of the Olivers.......", (p. 195-196) suggest that a Richard Oliver living in Rowan Co, NC had sons Isaac and Richard Oliver, Jr. that were living in Clark County, Kentucky by 1800. These two brothers married two sisters: Hannah and Rachel Conkwright. We would be very interested in a descendant of Isaac Oliver being Y DNA tested.

Hugh and Margaret Oliver further suggest that Richard Sr. had a brother John with sons John Jr., William, and Reason (p. 196 - 198) born in the 1750s in Rowan Co, NC. There was a John Oliver who died in Clark Co, KY in 1796 leaving some young children but if and how he is related, I can't determine.

Note that some other Oliver Families, perhaps the John and William Oliver families mentioned above, also lived in Clark Co, KY in the late 1700s that are not related to these families according to Y DNA testing - see the Bright Yellow Group page. This would suggest that John Sr. is not a brother of Richard Sr.

Useful References

Printed Oliver References Related to These Families

Links to Sites Specially Related to Members of these Groups

  • Includes Oliver Families in the Indigo and Bright Yellow Groups of the Oliver Y DNA project, and Others This gedcom on RootsWeb was compiled by Sheila Schmutz.
  • "Some Olivers of Clark County, Kentucky" by Jim Faulconer This biography compiled in 2002 mentions both brothers Isaac and Richard Oliver and other members of their families.
  • HeritageQuest Online Revolutionary War Penison Application Series: M805 Roll: 622 Image: 256 File: S31282 Page: 1 of 11 Richard Oliver NC - Clarke Co, KY
    • p.3 Isaac Oliver Senior appeared in open Court 28th day of October 1833 - that Richard Oliver is his brother - and Isaac is now about 68 yrs of age and resides in Clarke Co KY - and that during the Revolutionary War lived in Rowan Co of NC about 50 miles distant from Richard Oliver. Richard served tour as a substitute for one Henry Goulman, who has since died.
    • p. 4 John Conkwright is 49. Richard Oliver married his sister.
    • p. 5 Charles Goulman is 50. His father Henry Goulman died 27 years ago. His father and his family have heard that Richard Oliver served two tours as a militia man.
    • p. 6-10 Richard Oliver appeared on 24 Dec 1832. Resident of Clarke Co, KY. He said he was born in Halifax Co, VA 20 Dec 1752, recorded in his father's Common Prayer Book. He was drafted in Oct 1779 while living in Mecklenburg Co, NC for a tour of ___ months in the militia. Served 3 months and received a written discharge. He then moved to Iredell Co, NC and in March 1781 he was drafted for a second 3 months and then a third 3 months. Discharged in February 1782 and was then again living in Iredell Co. In 1782 he moved to Mecklenburg Co and after 2-3 years moved to Clarke Co, KY.
  • "Kentucky: a history of the state, embracing a concise account of the origin ..." by William Henry Perrin, J. H. Battle, G. C. Kniffin A page that mentions Richard Oliver, his son Joel and his son Henry whom this brief biography is about.

    Links to Other Related Sites

    • Oliver Y DNA project at FTDNA This is the site to view the actual haplotype data and sign up to participate if you are not already tested and would like to be.
    • Y Search This website althoughs men who have been tested to look for matches, even if they were tested with a company other than FTDNA
    • The Genographic Project
    • Another Y DNA project co-hosted by National Geographic that some Oliver men participate in, if they know their ancestor's country of origin (you can participate in more than one with the same DNA sample)
    • Wikipedia Y DNA haplogroup Explanation
    • RootsWeb Genealogy Repository
    • A searchable database that allows free access to genealogies and other valuable information for genealogical research

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