Facts and Events
Aaron Oliver was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Vol. 2 - 1749, June 29th--Aaron Oliver, 400 (acres) near Jacob Dy's, vid. Jno. McGreery. (Note: based upon other records listed below, this land was located near Muddy Creek).
- Page 422.--18th May. 1762. Isaiah Shipman and Elizabeth ( ) to Aaron Oliver. £39.10, 150 acres on Beaver Creek of North River of Shanando, part of 380 acres patented to Isaiah, 10th March, 1756. Teste: Robert Brown, Samuel Moor, Thos. ( ) Turk. Acknowledged and privy examination. Delivered: Col. Abraham Smith, May, 1769.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 218.--21st November, 1759. Aaron Oliver, late of Augusta County, and Elizabeth ( ), to Thomas Shankland, £31.10.0, 196 acres on Mudd Creek below James Wood's land. Teste: Robert Shanklin, Richard Shanklin, Jno. Davidson.
Will of Aaron Oliver
- Page 180.--4th August, 1768. Aron Oliver's will--To wife; to daughter, Jemima Oliver, executrix; to daughter, Anne Pickens. Teste. Abram Pirkens, Henry Black, Margaret Black. Proved, 18th November, 1773, by Smith and Henry Black., Jemima (mark) qualifies with Daniel Smith.
- Page 221.--16th March, 1774. Recorded. Aaron Oliver's estate appraised by Jarad Erwine, Isaiah Shipman.
Records of Aaron Oliver in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Page 208.--1st September, 1748. Vendue held at house of Samuel Stewart of goods of Joseph Harrison sold by Jeremiah Harrison. To Timothy Convey, Samuel Harrison, Samuel Monsey, Arthur Johnson, Abraham Smith, Tunis Wood, Samuel Hull, Edward McGinnis, Archibald Buchanan, Aaron Oliver, Ephraim Love, Solomon Turpin, Samuel Wilkey.
- Vol. 2 - DELINQUENTS. - Aron Oliver, not found.
- Vol. 2 - 1749-50, March 2d--John O'Neal, 50, on Muddy Creek, joining Wood's land, with one right; 200 at the Great Spring, joining Wood's and Oliver's, with four rights; 300 joining Wood's and Robt. Caldwell's land, Muddy Creek, six rights.
- Vol. 2 - 1751, April 14th--John McGreery, 300 (acres), on Muddy Creek, joining Robt. Caldwell and Aaron Oliver (c. g. e. p.).
- Vol. 1 - 1753-1754 (Part 1). - Inhabitants of North Mountain, at head of Muddy Creek, petition for road from Ephraim Love's to the road from South Branch to Swift Run Gap: Ephraim Love, John Herdman, Jeremiah Hanason (prob. Harrison), Aaron Oliver, Thomas Campbell, Robert Pattison, John Slaven, Patrick Black, Robert Rallstone, John Negarry, Tomes Shanklin, John Taler, Daniel Harrison, John Foolton, Jesse Harrison, Patrick Cain.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1756 (A). - King vs. O'Neal.--Petition as follows: "To the Worshipful Court of Augusta County. The petition of sundry inhabitants of this County by this North Mountain, in Captain Harrison's and Captain Love's Companies, humbly sheweth: That your petitioners are daily troubled by John O'Neal, a person of evil fame, who, being ill natured, evil, designing, citigious, wicked man, he often takes occasion to come to the houses of some of your petitioners and then designedly raises and foments disputes with them in which he makes use of the most opprobrious and abuseful words he can invent, and as he is bound to the peace, dares any one to strike him, therefore, should any of us strike or beat him we know not what might be the consequences as we are unacquainted with the law and his usual manner threatens to shoot us if he sees any of us out of our own plantations, that he will do us all the damage he can by killing our horses, cattle, &c., and when reproved of his misbehavior he tells us that if he does any action, be it ever so bad, that he will be cleared by this Court for two pieces of eight. His behavior is such that your petitioners are afraid to leave their families to go about their lawful affairs, not knowing but he may fulfill his threats before our return by killing our wives or children, burning our houses, or doing some other irreparable damage, and, as doubtless your Worships is well acquainted with the behavior of this malicious man, we hope you will take our case into consideration and fall upon some method to hinder him from being guilty of such outrages and irregularities for the future. That we, being subjects to his Majesty and the laws of the Dominion, may be no longer abused by such a person in the above manner, and your petitioners, as in duty bound, shall ever pray.--Daniel Harrison, James Magill, Daniel Smith, John McGarry, Robert Harrison, Gawin Black, John Lonkill, Patrick Cain, Aaron Oliver, (erased), Robert Gray, Henry Smith, Benjamin Kinley, John Smith, John McClewer, Gabriel Pickens, John Hinton and Robert Patterson.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 22, 1768. - (444) John Shanklin, Charles Callachan, John Hopkins--to view road from Thomas Gordon's to Aaron Oliver's.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 17, 1773. - (151) Aaron Oliver exempted from County levy.
Information on Aaron Oliver
From Ancestry.com post:
Anna Doone (View posts) Posted: 3 May 2004 3:33PM GMT
I have worked on this line off and on for several years. I have an AAron Oliver born c1698 married c1724 died 11-18-1773...Will proved at that date. by oaths of Abraham Smith & Henry Black. I believe I took this information from "Virginia Genealogical Society". on pages 144-150?
This Aaron Oliver moved from Long Island to Delaware to Rockingham County, Va. Aaron Oliver was in Augusta Cty.Va. on Muddy Creek in 1749 when he records 400 acres land entry Bk. Deed 11-21-1759. NOONE that I have heard of seems to know his wife. I am assuming she was married on the East coast. Some say Elizabeth Harrison, widow Shipman the d/o Col. Harrison.
Their children were Jemimah, Anne, Catherine and an unknown son left in Rockingham Cty.Va. This man was secretive.......He did not include his daughter Sarah and noone would have known of her unless his daughter Jemimah who did not marry, left a will.
Sarah Oliver married a John McCoy...Notes: The McCoy family have long accepted the tradition that Sarah, wife of Capt John McCoy, was a d/o Aaron Oliver, but this noncupative will is the first documentary evidence to be located that established Sarah McCoy's relationship with the Oliver family. etc. etc.
There is a mystery regarding the children of Aaron Oliver as he left a son in Rockingham....unknown John McCoy and Sarah Oliver had eleven children.
Anne Oliver born c1722 married Samuel Scott and William Pickens...The known children of Aaron are Jemimah; Anne; Sarah; Catherine; and unknown son.
I would appreciate hearing from an Oliver who may know where Aaron was married and who is wife was. My line is McCoy and the McCoys settled in Virginia/West Virginia. This information from the library but in this book: :This will is found in the Augusta County Will Book 5, page 180 signed in the presence of Abim Smith, Henry Black and Margaret Black. In his will is mentioned his wife (:not named) daughter Jemima Oliver and Anne Pickens.
"Pickens Family of the South" by Eron Sharp shows the d/o Aaron to have been the w/o Samuel Scott. Ann refused to abide by the will proved in Augusta court records 5-17-1749. :By August 1753 Anne married William Pickens as shown in a law suit, "Executors of Samuel Scott's estate versus Wm and Ann Pickens. They later settled in Montgomery Cty.Va.
Supposedly Catherine married a Rader.....Ritter? Does anyone know who his parents (Aaron) might be or the name of his wife. Thank you. Ann