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Oliver Family

Posted: 27 Sep 2000 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jul 2001 7:10PM GMT
Surnames: Oliver, Irvin, Barksdale
I have been researching the Oliver Family. My great-grandparents were Bettie Ann Irvin and Addison Herman Oliver. Addison was believed to have been born in Dan River District of Pittsylvania County, Sutherlin, Virginia October of 1850. Addison was a slave. After the Emancipation Proclamation, Addison took the name of one of his owners and was freed. I'm not sure of his wife's birth place. She may have been born in Halifax County, Virginia. The family lived in Pittsylvania County, Sutherlin, Virginia which is at the edge of Pittsylvania and Halifax Counties on the Chaney family property.

One of the Oliver's daughters, Mary Elizabeth Oliver married Barney Barksdale in 1900.

Mary Elizabeth Barksdale born in Halifax County, Paces, Virginia in August of 1886. She was daughter of Jefferson and Marie Barksdale. Mary E. Barksdale married George Thomas Oliver, one of the Oliver's sons in 1908.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Carol Oliver 27 Sep 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Char McCargo Bah 27 Sep 2000 12:00PM GMT 
dbarksda 8 Oct 2000 12:00PM GMT 
unclejohnny77... 24 Sep 2008 7:04AM GMT 
dbarksda 8 Oct 2000 12:00PM GMT 
plcg21 23 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT 
Cynthia 26 May 2002 5:42AM GMT 
Char McCargo Bah 28 May 2002 1:58PM GMT 
Mattie Younger 31 Jul 2002 4:08AM GMT 
InaJackson 19 Nov 2002 7:24PM GMT 
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