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Oliver Lines of Descent from Olivers in the Charlotte and Caroline County Regions of Virginia

This web page was first mounted on March 15, 2008 by Sheila Schmutz. sheila.schmutz@usask.ca and updated on February 27, 2011. This is a private webpage that is linked to the Oliver Surname Y DNA Project at FTDNA. 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 the in Turqouise that consists of 4 men currently, among the many Oliver men who have been tested thus far. This group is called the Turquoise Group 04. Mr. 13316 Oliver has been tested at only 12 markers. The other 3 men have been tested at 25 and are all a perfect match to each other.

I am not related to this group but present this page as a "sister" page to the one on the men in the "bright yellow group" to whom I am related. Both groups have a connection to Carolline County, VA. Also, I have had a long standing interest in the Oliver Families who settled in Georgia, and one of these did.

  • Dashed line = No hard evidence, assumptions made based on similar time and place and occasionally by reports of others who have posted information on WorldConnect
  • Solid line = Some evidence such as a Bible record, will, court record or census record.
  • Black line = Line based on genealogy with DNA results not yet available.
  • Aqua line = Line based on genealogy, supported by 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.


The chart above illustrates the lines of the 4 men who have been Y DNA tested and match. Complete genealogy is not available for all lines.

Descendant 13316 states that Joseph Oliver who died in Charlotte Co, Va in 1786 had lived in King William County, VA earlier in his life. He was born before 1725. The northern third or so of King William County became part of the new Caroline County in 1727. Therefore it is quite possible that Joseph was the grandfather or great-uncle of Marshall Oliver who was born in Caroline County about 1780.


This map of Virginia shows the county boundaries at the present time. The region that was once part of the area that eventually became Caroline County is circled in yellow. Charlotte county is to the Southwest of this and Bath County is to the West of this by some distance.


Useful References

Links to Other Related Sites

Printed Oliver References Related to These Families

  • Marriages of Caroline County Virginia 1777-1858 (1998) by Therese A. Fisher, Heritage Books


Early Virginia Olivers for a listing of all Olivers in pre-1830 Virginia

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