Helping a friend search for parents of her 2nd g grandfather Biven Minor Oliver (1804-1884) born & died in Halifax Co, VA. I believe that he is probaly descended from (1) John Oliver b. abt 1675 in King William (now Caroline) Co, VA;, d. 1748 Caroline Co, VA , (2) Nicholson Oliver b. abt 1705 Caroline Co, VA, d. 1781 Caroline Co, VA, (3) Richard Oliver b. abt 1731 Caroline Co, VA, d. 1800 Person Co, VA and (4) Alva Oliver b. abt 1764 in Halifax Co, VA d. 1848 Halifax Co, VA.
Richard migrated to Person Co, NC just across the state line from Halifax Co, VA & his kids seemed to own property in both counties.
- Alva b. Caroline Co. abt 1764; married 1792 in Person Co. Elizabeth(?) Betsy Hollaway (also b. Caroline Co.) All other Alva records were in Halifax Co.
- Biven b. Halifax Co. abt 1804; married Permilia Chappell Taylor Dec. 1829 in Halifax Co, only to surface in the Person Co. 1830 census and then show up back in Halifax in the 1840 census living adjacent to Alva & possibly if not probably his (Biven's) siblings.
There is extensive documentation of Richard & Alva's older brothers Stephen & Douglas but very little on Alva. Seeking help changing Alva/Biven possible father/son relationship to a probable relationship.
Jack R. Templeton
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