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A family tree relating to James OLIVER (abt 1807-1892) of Urney, and Magheracreggan, Co. Tyrone. This family was generally associated with the Presbyterian Church, and are not to be confused with a nearby OLIVER family, also of the Parish of Urney, who were generally Church of Ireland. The ADAMS connections still have to be run to ground, as well as the possible connection to the MANN family.

NOTE: Initially I had this tree starting with William Oliver d. , of Cavankilgreen, Parish Clanteel, Co. Tyrone. This was incorrect. It is possible that he was the William OLIVER b 1776 who married Anne Jane MANN. He was the father of a Mary Anne OLIVER who married a William ADAMS. I have not entered all the ADAMS because I have yet to figure out exactly where they fit in.
Sharon Oddie Brown. July 24, 2017

August 24, 2018. Major Update thanks to Maria BEATTIE Message August 12, 2018


A tentative tree for the James OLIVER who died 14 Feb 1892:

James OLIVER late of Urney, Co. Tyrone Farmer died 14 Feb 1892 at same place proved by John James OLIVER of Creggan Farmer and Matthew NEIL of Sion Mills Presbyterian Minister both in said Co. Executors. Effects £187.
NOTE: In the 1901 Census, there are two unmarried brothers John OLIVER (age 28 b abt 1873) and James OLIVER (age 20 '96 b abt 1881) and their sister Jeannie (age 22 '96 b abt 1879) living at Urney with an unmarried aunt, Margaret, age 65 (b abt 1836). They are all CoI farmers, born in Co. Tyrone.
NOTE : His probate calls him "late of Urney", although his death cert says that he died at Magheracreggan. Urney shares a boundary and is on the western side of Magheracreggan

It is likely that the head of this family was the Thomas OLIVER who died Feb 4, 1875 at Magheracreggan, Co. Tyrone at age 98 (hence b 1777). A William OLIVER of Magheracreggan was present at his death.



1-Thomas OLIVER d. of Cavankilgreen, Parish Clanteel, Co. Tyrone.
....2-Sarah OLIVER
....2-James OLIVER b. Abt 1807, d. 21 Feb 1892, Magheracreggan, Parish Ardstraw,
    Strabane Lower, Co. Tyrone
   +Elizabeth b. 1821, d. 21 Dec 1905, Castlebane, Co. Tyrone
....2-William OLIVER b. 1820, d. 4 Mar 1899, Magheracreggan, Parish of Ardstraw, Co. Tyrone
   +Anne Jane HUGHY b. Altamullen, m. 8 Feb 1860, Killeter Presbyterian Church, Co. Tyrone, par. James HUGHY and Unknown
….....3-John James OLIVER b. Between 1860 and 1862, Co. Tyrone, d. 4 May 1926, Magheracreggan. Parish Ardstraw, Co. Tyrone
     +Sarah PORTER b. 31 Mar 1865, Drumleash, Ardstraaw, m. 24 Apr 1894, d. 28 Feb 1895
.............4-Sarah OLIVER b. 30 Jan 1895
     +Catherine HUEY b. 26 Nov 1866, Castlederg, Co. Tyrone, m. 16 Feb 1903,  Crew Bridge Church of Ireland, Parish of Ardstraw, Co. Tyrone, d. 15 Feb 1943, Magheracreggan, Co. Tyrone
……......4-Thomas OLIVER b. 26 Apr 1903
……......4-Catherine OLIVER b. 16 Apr 1905
……......4-Anne Jane OLIVER b. 24 Feb 1907
……......4-Mary Rebecca OLIVER b. 18 Apr 1909
……......4-Robert OLIVER b. 7 Oct 1913
….....3-Mary Jane OLIVER b. Abt 1861, Of Cavankilgreen, Parish Carnteel, Co. Tyrone, d. After 1911
….2-Mary Anne OLIVER b. Bef 1826
   +Edward JOHNSTON m. 23 Feb 1847, Ardstraw Presbyterian Church, Co. Tyrone


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