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This is a family of OLIVERs who were based in the Parish of Urney, Co. Tyrone for at least 100 years. They earned their living as farmers and tradesmen. They were also generally associated with the Church of Ireland, and are not to be confused with a nearby family, also of the Parish of Urney, who were Presbyterian. To confuse things even further, this other family was connected to another James OLIVER (abt 1807-1892).
Sharon Oddie Brown July 22, 2017
Updated April 14, 2019. Major update - thanks to work of Maria Beattie
NOTE: I have merged two OLIVER trees which include a William OLIVER b. 22 Dec 1798, Ireland. The other tree was based on papers from Helen Van Sprohnssen, a source that I lost contact with after a computer failure a decade ago. Of interest is the name WILKENs and its connection to a letter 1817 February 8 Jane Wilkens to her mother Martha Menary . The MENARY and OLIVER families were next door neighbours at Killynure, and Maghery Kilcrany. Both townlands are in adjacent parishes in Co. Armagh. Both families likely had Huguenot ancestry.

 

NOTE: Although we do not know who the father of James OLIVER (1803-1899) might be, a good starting point would be to look for an OLIVER male with a forename of James or John who was probably born about 1775. Some possibilities present themselves:

  • James OLIVER (b aft 1773) son of Rev. James OLIVER of Tattykeel or Cocheney, Parish of Kildress, Co. Tyrone, Ireland and Eleanor RICHARDSON. See: OLIVERs of Tattykeel SEE: Olivers of Tattykeel
  • James OLIVER Esq. (1769-1852) son of William OLIVER and Elizabeth STEEL. See: OLIVERs of Ennislare & Killynure.
  • In the 1796 Freeholders Records, there was a James OLIVER and a Mark OLIVER both at Lismulladown, Aghalow, Co. Tyrone; a Robert OLIVER at Aughasllagh, Aghalow.

A good way to trace many of them is by checking out the footnotes on the 1899 will of James OLIVER of Urney.

 

Family Tree of OLIVERs of URNEY #1

 

 

1-James OLIVER d. After 1805

 + Jane LIDDLE b. 1760, m. 1790, d. 21 Aug 1821, Bur. Donaghmore, Parish of Donaghmore, Barony of Dungannon Middle, Co. Tyrone

...2-William OLIVER b. 22 Dec 1798, Ireland, d. 10 Feb 1875, Spring Grove Township, Warren Co., Illinois, USA NOTE: I initially had a death: 11 May 1886. Unsourced.

    + Catherine WILKENS b. 4 Feb 1798, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, d. 11 May 1886, Spring Grove township, Warren county, Illinois, USA NOTE: I initially had her name as: Catherine WILKINSON. This likely came from an auto-correct error.

.........3-Jane OLIVER b. 28 Apr 1828, Ireland, d. 17 Oct 1911, Cameron, Floyd township, Warren county, Illinois

.........3-William OLIVER b. 3 Nov 1834, Ireland, d. 10 Mar 1899 Probably USA

.........3-Robert OLIVER b. 18 Aug 1836, Ireland, d. 10 Jul 1904 Probably USA

.........3-Ann OLIVER b abt 1830 d 13 May 1927 SOURCE: Message from Maria Beattie: April 14, 2019. She married Simon HUNEKE 8 Oct 1866 and he died 4 Aug 1929 in Des Moines Burlington, Iowa USA. They had several children who I think changed their German names to English. SEE: Find-a-Grave: Anna Oliver Huneke

...2-James OLIVER b. Abt 1803, d. 20 Jan 1899 Glentown, Parish of Urney, Barony of Strabane Lower, Co. Tyrone,

...2-James OLIVER b. Abt 1803, d. 20 Jan 1899 Glentown, Parish of Urney, Barony of Strabane Lower, Co. Tyrone,

    + Wife#1 m. Bef 1827 NOTE: She is assumed based on birth date of son James.

.........3-James OLIVER b. Abt 1827

    + Sarah ANDERSON b. Abt 1813, m. 1831

.........3-John OLIVER b. 1833, probably Glentown, Parish of Urney, Barony of Strabane Lower, Co. Tyrone,, d. Between 1873 and 1899, possibly Geelong, Australia

.........3-Rev. Thomas OLIVER b. 1834, probably Glentown, Parish of Urney, Barony of Strabane Lower, Co. Tyrone, d. 28 Jun 1916 SOURCE: Gravemarker at Find-a-Grave.

       + Ellen CONBOY b. Abt 1828

.........3-Margaret Jane OLIVER b. Abt Feb 1838, Glentown, Parish of Urney, Barony of Strabane Lower, Co. Tyrone, d. 23 Feb 1913

.........3-Andrew OLIVER b. 1841, probably Glentown, Urney, Co. Tyrone, d. 1841, probably Glentown, Parish of Urney, Barony of Strabane Lower, Co. Tyrone,

.........3-Sarah Anne OLIVER b. Abt 1841, d. After 1899

       + James HAIRE m. 16 May 1872

............4-John Oliphant HAIRE b. 10 Apr 1873, Gortnescale, Glendermot, Londonderry, Ireland, d. 4 May 1901, Londonderry, Ireland

............4-Samuel Ewing HAIRE b. 13 Nov 1874, d. 16 Jul 1951

          + Mira HASSEN m. m 19 June 1901, d. 25 Apr 1967

...............5-Mabel HAIRE b. 16 Oct 1902, d. 6 Nov 1997, Gravesend, KEN, Bur. Londonderry, Ireland

...............5-Norman Caldwell HAIRE b. 26 Apr 1905, d. 19 Jan 1957, Gravesend, KEN

...............5-Dr. Thomas Raymond HAIRE b. 10 Mar 1910, d. 2 Dec 2005

............4-Thomas Anderson HAIRE b. 16 Nov 1876, Donegal, Moville, d. 14 Dec 1967

............4-Edward Cornwall HAIRE b. 28 Jan 1899, d. 13 Apr 1958

............4-Albert James Conboy HAIRE b. 28 Jan 1899, d. 1981

          + Jean Allan BIRRELL b. 1895, d. 1976

.........3-Robert OLIVER b. 1842, d. 1842

.........3-Robert OLIVER b. 1843, d. 27 March 1918

       + Matilda McCARON m. 30 Oct 1866, Ardstraw Church of Ireland, Strabane Lower, Co. Tyrone,, d. 18 Dec 1894

............4-John OLIVER b. 9 Nov 1866, Co. Tyrone, d. 5 Dec 1922, Glentown, Parish of Urney, Barony of Strabane Lower, Co. Tyrone,

............4-Thomas OLIVER b. 6 Jan 1869, Co. Tyrone, d. 6 Nov 1926, Kilclean, Parish of Urney. Barony of West Omagh. Co. Tyrone

          + Mary KERRIGAN b. Abt 1877, m. 1 Jun 1909, par. Matilda

...............5-Robert OLIVER b. 20th October 1909, probably , Kilclean, Parish of Urney. Barony of West Omagh. Co. Tyrone

...............5-Thomas OLIVER b. 12 Dec 1911, Probably  Kilclean, Parish of Urney. Barony of West Omagh. Co. Tyrone

...............5-Mary Jane OLIVER b. 8 Jul 1915

...............5-Martha OLIVER b. 3 Apr 1917

............4-Sarah OLIVER b. Abt 1871, Co. Tyrone

          + George BATES

...............5-Robert George BATES b. 4 Jul 1910, Priestcess, Listymore, Parish of Ardstraw (Strabane Lower portion), Barony of Strabane Lower, Co. Tyrone

............4-Annie OLIVER b. 22 Dec 1875, Co. Tyrone

               + Thomas ABRAHAM m 26 Nov 1891  d. 17 Sep 1936

............4-Helena OLIVER b. Abt 1882, Co. Tyrone

............4-Elizabeth OLIVER b. 27 May 1882, Co. Tyrone d 28 Jan 1946

............4-Samuel OLIVER b. 14 Jan 1885, Co. Tyrone. d 28 Feb 1908

............4-Joseph OLIVER b. 27 June 1889, Co. Tyrone d 10 July 1926

.........3-William OLIVER b. 1846, probably Glentown, Parish of Urney, Barony of Strabane Lower, Co. Tyrone,, d. Bef

        1899

.........3-Annie OLIVER b. Between 1847 and 1850

.........3-Samuel OLIVER b. 1847, d. 20 Feb 1925, Co. Tyrone

       + Elizabeth HENDERSON b. 1852, m. 5 Jul 1877, d. 1934

............4-John Cornwall Conboy OLIVER b. 17 Sep 1877, Co. Tyrone, d. 1962, Bur. Lakeview cemetery, St Vincent, Ontario

          + Bessie FERGUSON b. Abt 1892, d. 1976, Bur. Lakeview cemetery, St Vincent, Ontario

............4-Thomas Edwin OLIVER b. 9 Sep 1880, Clogherny. d. 28 Nov 1966

           + Gretta FIELD m. 10 March 1926 d 1 Sep 1962

............4-Emma Elizabeth OLIVER b. 21 May 1883, d. 13 Mar 1884

............4-Lillian Jane OLIVER b. 14 Dec 1884, Omagh, Co Tyrone, N Ireland

............4-OLIVER b. 12 Nov 1886

............4-Ernest OLIVER b. 6 Apr 1890, d. 13 Jun 1916

............4-Eva Margaretta OLIVER b. 23 Nov 1892, d. 27 Feb 1951, Coalisland,  Laurelbank

...2-John OLIVER b. 1805, d. America

 

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