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Oliver Lines of Descent in the Maroon Group (17)

This web page was first mounted on March 9, 2012 by Sheila Schmutz. sheila.schmutz@usask.ca and updated on March 12, 2012.

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 on the 2 men who highlighted in Maroon or Group 17, and an additional Oliver men who has been tested at FTDNA who has not joined the Oliver Y DNA project. The two Oliver Y project members differ at 3 markers of 37 which suggests that their common ancestor is not necessarily in the last few generations. FTDNA typically considers a close match one that differs by only 4 of 37 markers, or less. MJO differs from 15635 by 4 markers of 67.

The genealogy of the men in this group was shared via email or message board posts, and is shown in the chart below.

There were 3 Oliver men living in Franklin County, TN by 1820, all over 45. They were Asa Oliver, Simpson Oliver and Andrew Oliver. Asa and Simpson Oliver were not there in 1830 but Andrew was still there. Is it possible that these men were brothers or cousins who came to Franklin County, TN as early settlers?

John Robert Oliver later served in the state legislature for Franklin County, TN and his biography appears in a book published in 1886. He died in Estill Springs in 1890.

Thomas A. Oliver died young about 1816 in Halifax County, VA and his orphaned children are discussed in his Estate papers. The children first had William Oliver as a guardian but after his death, about 1822, Elijah Newbill was responsible for the children.

Note that the names of the participants are not shown to protect the privacy of the individuals.


Printed Oliver References Related to These Families

Links to Sites Related Specifically to Members of the Maroon Group

  • Oliver Families of the Maroon Group (17) in the Oliver Y DNA Project This is a gedcom in support of the genealogy presented in the chart shown on this page, compiled by Sheila Schmutz.
  • Early Virginia Olivers for a listing of all Olivers in pre-1830 Virginia
  • Links to Other Related Sites


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