Person:Oliver Wait (1)

m. 8 Nov 17__
  1. Martha Waite1738 -
  2. Reuben Waite1740 -
  3. Oliver Wait1741 - 1817
  4. Velverton Weight1742 - 1742
  5. Yelverton Wait1743 - 1816
m. 11 Sep 1763
  1. Henry Wait1764 - 1858
  2. Elizabeth Wait1766 - 1848
  3. Sible Wait1767 - 1813
  4. Daniel Wait1769 - 1772
  5. Solomon Wait1770 - 1824
  6. Martha Wait1772 -
  7. Margaret Wait1773 - 1849
  8. Mary 'Polly' Wait1776 - 1825
  9. Joseph Wait1777 - 1845
  10. Anna Wait1779 - 1834
  11. Oliver T. Wait1781 -
  12. Amy T. Wait1783 - 1811
Facts and Events
Name[3][4] Oliver Wait
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][5] 15 June 1741 Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
Marriage 11 Sep 1763 Halfmoon, Saratoga, New York, United Statesto Sybil Sackrider
Death[1] 14 Mar 1817 Saratoga, New York, United States
Burial? Jonesville Cemetery, Clifton Park, Saratoga, New York
  1. 1.0 1.1 Gravemarker for Oliver Wait at Jonesville Cemetery.

    The marker itself says, "In Memory of Oliver Wait. Who died March 14, 1817 in the 75th year of his age"

  2. Exeter Births and Deaths, in Arnold, James N. Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636–1850: First series, births, marriages and deaths. A family register for the people. (Narragansett Hist. Publ. Co., 1891)

    WAITE, Oliver, of Joseph and Elizabeth, [born] June 15, 1741.

    Revolutionary War Soldier
    Albany Co Militia 12th Regiment
    The correct spelling for this family is "Wait" as witnessed by the gravestone for Oliver Wait at Jonesville. By old family lore, the addition or absence of the E in the surname at the time of the Revolution (and leading up to it), held significance. However, in the years following the turn of the century, the re-appearance of that E became a part of personal preference, and may or may not denote a political, philosophical or religious preference.
  5. OLIVER's DOB:
    Oliver is often cited as being born on January 15, 1741. If his brother Reuben was born on July 24, 1740, then this is probably not true. Oliver's grave stone shows that he died March 14, 1817 "in the 75th year of his age". Simple subtraction of 75 years from March 1817 yields March 1742. If Oliver were born in January, he would be 76 years old in March of 1817. Of course, if he were born in June, he would be a few months shy of his 76th birthday.

    If we assume that someone misread JUN for JAN, it may help explain this discrepancy.