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John Oliver, of Naked Creek, Augusta County, VA
b.Est. 1723-1728
d.Bef. 20 Dec. 1791 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HJohn Oliver, of Naked Creek, Augusta County, VAEst 1723-1728 - Bef 1791
  • WSarah UnknownEst 1725-1731 -
  1. James OliverBef 1748 - aft 1799
  2. Daughter OliverEst 1749-1763 -
  3. William OliverEst 1749-1763 -
  4. Agnes 'Nancy' OliverEst 1751-1763 -
  5. Capt. John Oliver, of Augusta and Bath County, VABef 1755 - 1799
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Name John Oliver, of Naked Creek, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? Est. 1723-1728
Death? Bef. 20 Dec. 1791 Augusta County, Virginia

John Oliver was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 37.--6th October, 1778. Nicholas Leeper, of Tryon County, North Carolina, to George Seawright, Jr., power of attorney to convey to John Oliver land said Oliver now lives on. Teste: James Leeper and James Seawright.
  • Page 430.--19th January, 1779. Nicholas Leeper by George Seawright, his attorney, to John Oliver. Gawin Leaper, late of Augusta, sold to John Oliver 66 acres patented to James Leeper, father to said Gawen, 5th June, 1747. James died intestate and land became vested in Nicholas Leeper as heir (?).
  • Page 144.--4th September, 1789. Cuthbert Bullitt, of Prince William, to John Oliver, power of attorney to lease for 21 years lands in Warm Springs Valley, except 150 acres on which Hot Springs are, and a small tract on which a mine is supposed to be. Teste: Richard Cary, Michael Bowyer. Teste: Wm. McPheeters. If Mr. Oliver cannot vacate the promise given for the Warren Spring tract, I will confirm it.


Acquisition of Land in Charlotte County, VA

  • 1784, July 5 - John OLIVER of Augusta co., VA buys 417 acres (Ref: Charlotte co., Va Deed Bk. 5 p. 91)

This land was apparently sold before the following transaction:

  • (1787) John GARLAND of Hanover sells 517 acres (417?) , which he had bought from John OLIVER of Augusta. (Ref: Bk. 6 p.13 (?Charlotte co., VA))


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 433.--18th January, 1785. John Oliver and Sarah ( ) to James Oliver, his son, tract on Naked Creek where said Oliver now lives.

Will and Estate Records of John Oliver in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:


  • Page 432.--12th August, 1791. John Oliver's will--To son, Robert Willson's son, John Willson; to granddaughters, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Martha Willson, daughters to Robert Willson, infants. Executors, son-in-law, Robert Wilson. Teste: Wm. Young, Hugh and Francis Brown. Proved, 20th December, 1791, by all witnesses. Executor qualifies.
  • DECEMBER 20, 1791. - (54) John Oliver's will produced and proved, but contested by Sarah, the relict, and contest continued to next Court.
  • JANUARY 17, 1792. - (44) Robert Wilson, named as executor in will of John Oliver, qualified as administrator of said will.
  • Page 458.--11th February, 1792. John Oliver's estate appraised by Jacob Sheets and Anthony Ailer.

(Note: John Oliver apparently died intestate (without will)).

Records of John Oliver in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:


  • Vol. 1 - OLD DEEDS, WILLS, INVENTORIES, POWERS OF ATTORNEY, ETC., TO BE FILED. - John Cowardine to John Oliver. Original deed, 1787.
  • Page 25.--1st March, 1788. Richard Rankin's will--To sons, Isaac, Joseph, and George Rankin, home plantation, 1,300 acres adjoining John Gratton, John Oliver, William Blair, plantation where Hugh Donaghe now lives, commonly called the Widdow Watsai's place, on mouth of Naked Creek; to 4 sons, Richard, Isaac, Joseph, and George; to younger sons, Samuel and Armstrong, infants; to 2 sons, John and James Rankin, already provided for; to 2 daughters, Rachel Gilston and Mary Johnston, already provided for. Executors, sons Richard and Isaac. Teste: William Richardson, Isaac Waugh. Proved, December Court, 1792, by William Richardson. Waugh is dead. Richard Rankin refuses to execute. Isaac qualifies.