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Oliver Lines of Descent from Olivers in the Silver Group (20)

This webpage focuses only on the men who are highlighted in Silver or Group 20, among the many Oliver men who have been tested thus far. By November 2013 there were 2 men with an "Oliver" male ancestor who are a close match at 25 markers. The detailed data on their markers appears on the Oliver Y DNA project homepage under Y-DNA results.

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.


Mr. N3394 Oliver was originally tested by Genographic, some years ago. In October 2013, Mr. 289863 Oiver was Y DNA tested by FTDNA and matched him at 24 of 25 markers. In February of 2014, Mr. 316715 Oliver was tested by FTDNA also and was a close match to each of them, but "closer" to Mr. N3394 Oliver.

The common ancestor of these three men appears to be Thomas Oliver born about 1702 in Virginia, who was the father of Dionysius Oliver who died in 1818 in Elbert Co, GA. This Dionysius has left a long lineage and so it has been surprising that more Oliver men from his line have not been Y tested. There was a Peter Oliver who also owned land in Elbert Co, GA and so it is possible that is the Peter who is the ancestor of Mr. 289863 Oliver.

Note that Oliver ancestors of men who match the Magenta Group and the Bright Yellow Group also hail from Elbert County, Georgia, but they are not related.


Useful References

Links to Sites Related Specifically to Members of the Silver Group

Links to Other Related Sites


This web page was first mounted on February 8, 2014 by Sheila Schmutz. sheila.schmutz@usask.ca and updated on November 7, 2013. This is a private webpage that is connected to the Oliver Surname Project.