Immigrated to the US from Ireland


Ohio Company of Associates

Washington County, OH


The following is a list of men who came to Ohio in 1788 (they are sons and a grandson of Lancelot Oliver):


  • Col. Alexander & Family
    son of Lancelot
  • Lancelot
    grandson of Lancelot
  • Col. Robert
    son of Lancelot
  • William
    son of Lancelot






Lancelot Oliver

b. 1703 or 04? (Ulster, Ireland) - d. June 24, 1781 (Worcester Co., MA)

Caldwell Cemetery (Worcester Co., MA)


Oliver History - Found on / said to have been written by a great-grandchild of Lucinda Oliver Putnam around 1903.


Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620 - 1988
Lanslot Oliver died June 24, 1781 in the 78 year of his age



Malden, Massachusetts:  12/03/1729; Obadiah Jenkins, Constable, warned Mary Oliver, wife of Lancit Oliver and Mary Walker, wife of William Walker to take their children and depart.


NOTE: From History of Worcester Page 38 Warnings - It was the custom in colonial and provincial days to "warn out" strangers. The town constable was ordered by the selectmen from time to time to give notice to persons not authorized to reside in the town to depart. To this notice little attention was paid, as a rule the first settlers of many families in Worcester got this uncivil notice, the object of which was partly to discourage those of other than Congregatinal faith from locating there, but principally because the town protected itself in this way from persons acquiring citizenship and possibley becoming public charges afterward.



Extract from First Church Records of Barre, Massachusetts, 12/16/1767:

Members admitted by virtue of dismission and recommendations from other churches, Lancelot Oliver admitted into full communion with the church by virtue of a certificate dated at Georgetown the 24th of May 1741.


Note:  There was a Scotch-Irish settlement at Georgetown, Maine (then Massachusetts) with a Presbyterian Church under Rev. Mr. McClanattan.  No church records obtainable.  Town records show no Lancelot Oliver.  



Email from W Smith (author of a family history on this family)

1718 - Lancelot arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, (Colonial America from 1492 to 7/4/1776) from northern Ireland (Province of Ulster) with parents & brother.



Lancelot Oliver Will, Recorded July 3, 1781

In the name of God Amen. I, Lancelot Oliver of Barre in the County of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, husbandman, being weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for it, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed to all men once to die. I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the Hands of the Almighty God that gave it and my Body I recommend unto the Earth to be buried in decent Christian burial, in blessed hope that I shall receive it again at the general resurrection, to a blessed and glorious immortality, through him who is the Resurrection and the Life. And as touching such worldly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give, demise and dispose of the Same in the following Manner and Form:

First, I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife, Mary Oliver, all my indoor Moveables and household furniture and an Annuity of Twenty Spanish milled Dollars, or an equivalent thereunto in such money as Shall be the then circulating medium, the above sum to be paid to her the said Mary, annually During her natural life.

Item. I give to my son William Oliver five shillings, to be paid him within one year after my decease -- which together with what he has received is his full share of my estate.

Item. I give to my Daughter Margaret Galloway five shillings which together with what she has received is her full proportion of my Estate.

Item. I give to my son David Oliver five shillings which together with what I have given him by Deed is his full proportion of my Estate.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Robert Oliver and to my son Alexander Oliver and to my daughter Katherine Kimpland the whole and every part of the remainder of the real and personal estate of which I shall die seized and possessed to be divided equally among them.

The above named Robert Oliver and Alexander I also make and ordain the sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament. And I do hereby disallow, revoke and disannull all and every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies, Bequests and Executors by me in any ways before named, willed, and testified, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this third day of January in the year of our Lord one Thousand, Seven hundred and Eight one.


(Signed) Lanslet Oliver

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by said Lanselot Oliver as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names. Thomas Rice, Peter Fessenden, Josiah Dana, Recorded July 3, 1781.


Note: James Oliver, son of Lancelot is not mentioned even though he is still living at the time of Lancelot's death. James was a Tory and had fled to Canada where he died in 1784. Robert & Alexander, although not Lancelot's oldest sons are named as executors. Both were officers fighting for the colonies, which should leave no doubt as to which side Lancelot favored.






  • William Oliver
    b. abt. 1730 - d. ?
    Married Elizabeth McIntyre (b. ?) in MA

  • Margaret (Oliver) Galloway
    b. abt. 1733 (Worchester Co., MA) - d. abt. 1791
    Married William Galloway (b.?) in 1753 (MA)
  • Col. Robert Richard Oliver
    b. 1738 (Worchester Co., MA) - d. 1811 (Waterford, Wash. Co., OH)
  • Lanslet Oliver Jr.
    b. 1739 - d. July 16, 1750 ( Worcester Co., MA)
    Caldwell Cemetery (Worchester Co., Mass.)
  • James Oliver
    b. Oct. 13, 1741 (Mass.)- d. 1784 (New Brunswick, Canada)
    Married Margaret Hamilton (b. ?) in 1766 (Boston, MA)
    Baptized at the First Presbyterian Church of Boston Oct. 24, 1741.
    James Oliver became a Tory refugee & his estate was confiscated, he fled leaving his wife (they had 2 children, but both had died). He died in Canada in 1784. In 1787 his brother Alexander administers upon his estate he having been reported dead.
  • Col. Alexander Oliver
    Revolutionary War
    b. Nov. 30, 1744 (Mass.) - d. Sept. 2, 1828 (Hamilton Co., OH)
    Wesley Chapel Burying Grounds, Cincinatti, Ohio / MOVED - Moved to Section 22, Lot 34, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinatti, Ohio
    Married Mary Warner (b. 1750 - d. 1808) / Children: Lancelot Oliver (b.?), David Oliver (b.?), John Oliver (b.?), Lucreta Oliver Munsel (b.?), Betsy Oliver Symmes (b.?), Sally Oliver Austin (b. ?), Lucreata Oliver Putnam (b. ?), Mehala Oliver Shepherd (b. ?), Electa Oliver Spencer (b. ?), Mary Oliver Wing (b. ?). / Col. Alexander Oliver service: Bet 1775 and 1777 - Corporal; Brewer's Massachusetts Regiment / Bet 1777 and 1779 - Regiment Quartermaster; Baldwin's Artillery / Bet 1779 and 1781 - Sargeant; Col. David Field's 5th Regiment, Hampshire County, Massachusetts / Bet 1781 and 1783 -Ensign and Lieutenant / The History of Washington County Ohio (Published in 1881) page 501: Colonel Alexander Oliver, of Massachusetts, and a valiant soldier during the Revolutionary war came to Belpre in 1789 and settled on lot No. 19 just below what is now known as Cedarville. There were eleven children, all of whom settled in Ohio. Two of Alexander's sons became ministers; David became a physician in western Ohio; Launcelot and John were the other sons. The daughters were: Lucreta, wife of Levi Munsel, who lived several years in Marietta; Betsy, married Hon. Daniel Symmes, of Cincinnati; Sally, married Major Austin, United States army, and settled in Cincinuati; Lucreata, wife of George Putnam, son of Colonel Israel Putnam; Mehala, married Calvin Shepherd, of Marietta: Electa, wife of O.M. Spencer, of Cincinnati; and Mary, married Oliver Wing, who settled in Washington Co. During the Indian war the family took shelter in Farmer's castle. / 1800 US Census, Adams Twp, Wash Co., OH: Alexander Oliver & his son Lancelot Oliver are listed.
  • Katherine (Oliver) Kimpland
    b. abt. 1744 (or 46) - d. ?
    Married William Kimpland (b.?) in 1764 (MA)
  • David Oliver
    Revolutionary War
    b. abt. 1747 (Mass.)- d. March 3, 1821 (Worcester Co., Mass.)
    Married Elizabeth Boyd (b. 1746)
  • John Oliver
    b. 1755 (Worcester Co., Mass.) - d. 1770 (Worcester Co., Mass.)
    Caldwell Cemetery (Barre, Mass.)






Mary Walker Oliver

b. abt. 1706 (MAYBE Ireland) - d. Aug. 20, 1788 (Hampden Co., MA)

Mary was the sister of Sgt. William Walker I have seen her listed as his daughter many times. Mary, daughter of William, married Lancelot & Mary's son Robert Oliver


From:  "Immigrants to New England 1700-1775":  Oliver, Lancelot, of Barre, Mass., from the N of Ireland; b. 1704; 'brother' of William Walker