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John Oliver

Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: Ireland
Death: February 09, 1841 (91)
McVeytown, PA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Oliver
Husband of Margaret 'Peggy' Oliver (Lyon)
Father of James Oliver; Rachel Campbell; Elizabeth Campbell; Margaret 'Peggy' Lochrane (Oliver); Mary 'Polly' Oliver and 7 others

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About John Oliver

John Oliver, a native of Ireland, was born in 1752, and emigrated to

this country when a young man. In 1780 he was a school-teacher in Wayne

township (now Oliver). He married in 1782, Margaret, a daughter of

James Lyon, who lived at the place now known as Anderson Station,

Granville township. He was appointed associate justice of the courts of

Mifflin County, and in January, 1794, first occupied the bench, and

continued there until November, 1837. He died at the homestead February

9, 1841, aged eighty-nine years, and his wife followed him June 8,

1847, aged eighty-six years. Soon after his marriage, in 1783, he

purchased two hundred and fifty acres of land, and on April 10, 1795,

purchased one hundred acres adjoining John Brown's land. This last was

part of a tract of three hundred and one acres which was warranted

March 31, 1769. He lived upon the farm all his days, and it came into

the possession of his son, John Oliver, and passed to his son, John S.

Oliver, who resided there until a few years since, when it was sold to

- Bishop, who now owns it. John and Margaret Oliver had twelve

children,- James, Rachel, Elizabeth, Nancy, Margaret, Jane, Mary, John,

Margery, George W., Sidney I. and Andrew W.

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John Oliver's Timeline

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January 27, 1783
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Mifflin, PA, United States
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