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Early Viriginia Oliver Families

This web page was first mounted on March 14, 2009 by Sheila Schmutz. and updated on March 12, 2012. Please address corrections and additions to her.


All records that contained a person named Oliver that I could find so far, are included. This is still a work in progess though.

Some records for families into which Oliver women married are also listed, but these are far from complete. Do not necessarily give up if you do not find your Oliver on this page. Not all counties have marriage records posted. Oliver women are therefore especially hard to trace since only heads of households were listed in the census until 1850. Marriage records are typically from or from GenWeb. I have not searched any original marriage records for Virginia.

Note that Virginia is not included in the Federal Census records until the 1810 U.S. Census, but some tax or poll lists were made earlier.

I have ordered some wills from some counties and others were transcribed and posted by others. These are on linked pages, rather than on this page.

Likewise there are data for some men from Revolutionary War Pension Application files that were available on HeritageQuest Online. ALL men who served from Virginia in those records appear on this page. Other men who were born in Virginia but served from another state are shown, if I discovered this.

Oliver Families by County

Amelia County


Tax Lists/Census

1782 Taxlist

1784 Taxlist

1785 Court Records

John Oliver

Wills and/or Estate Papers

Amherst County

Revolutionary War Pension Application Records

1810 United States Federal Census > Virginia > Amherst > Not Stated

Augusta County

Court Documents

James Oliver

Aaron Oliver (this may be two men's records)