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Oliver Lines of Descent from Olivers in the Pale Blue Group

This web page was first mounted on December 8, 2009 by Sheila Schmutz. and updated on November 18, 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 only on the men who are highlighted in Pale Blue or Group 09, among the many Oliver men who have been tested thus far. By December 8, 2009 there were 2 men who matched in this group, at 25/25 markers. The detailed data on their markers appears on the Oliver Y DNA project homepage under Y-DNA results.

The genealogical lines of descent are shown in the chart below.

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.

Excerpted from the research of Billie Maxine (nee Clark) White, shown on the RootsWeb Gedcom of Tom Poole ( "Moses and Aaron OLIVER were In Chowan Co. (on the Chowan River and Albemarle Sound), NC by 1761. Now in the middle 1700' s Moses and Aaron disappear from the tax list of Chowan Co. It seems certain that they settled in Cumberland Co., NC prior to the American Revolution.

Moore Co. was formed from Cumberland Co., in 1784"

Many Oliver families lived in Moore Co, NC from 1790 onwards. Willis Oliver, Sr., born before 1745, was there as early as 1790. Alfred Oliver, was born about 1755, but does not appear until the 1830 census. Others include Willis Oliver, Jr., Richard Oliver, Aaron Oliver, William Oliver, James Oliver, Reuben Oliver., David Oliver, Moses Oliver. Were they all related and if so, how? Participation in the Oliver Y DNA project by descendants of these other men could help determine if they are related, at least.

Useful References

Printed Oliver References Related to These Families

Internet References Potentially Related to These Families

A RootsWeb gedcom file with some of the genealogy and sources thereof for men in the Pale Blue Group

Note that some researchers suggest the Oliver family in Robeson County, North Carolina traces their ancestors to the Olivers of Moore County. The DNA data does not support that the ancestors of the one participant (42441) tested from that line thus far, matches these Oliver lines in the Pale Blue Group. It is quite possible that different unrelated Oliver families immigrated to Moore County, NC at different times.

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