liver Family of Lislane,
Parish of Balteagh, Limavady,
County Derry/Londonderry, Ireland
Robert and Ellen Andrew(s) Oliver emigrated from Lislane to the United States of America in 1874, arriving in New York City on the Anchor Line's SS Victoria on June 11, 1874.

Robert was a blacksmith at Lislane. His blacksmith shop was directly across from the present site of Balteagh Presbyterian Church.

Robert and Ellen brought their
family of 7 children with them:

Samuel 15, blacksmith
Robert 13
Thomas 11
James 7
Maria (Ellen?) 5
Andrew 3
William 11 months






  
                                                                                          Oliver farm at Lislane

Another son David was born in Pennsylvania, USA.

I believe that Samuel married a woman named Isabella, from Ireland, and several children were born in Buffalo, New York. I also believe they then moved to Chicago, Illinois. I have located a Samuel Oliver in the 1880 and 1900 census that I believe is our Samuel. I am attempting to confirm this. I am fairly sure it is him because after the death of their parents, Thomas, Ellen, Andrew, William and David moved west. Thomas settled in Colorado and later lived in Wyoming with his children. The others settled in Chicago. Robert and James stayed behind in Pennsylvania, Robert in Wilkes Barre and James in Laflin, Luzerne County. James did mine in Colorado for a while with Thomas but he and Annie returned to Pennsylvania.

Robert was the son of Samuel Oliver of Lislane. His brother William stayed in Ireland and inherited the family farm. Robert and William had 2 sisters, as named in Samuel's will: Matilda (Boyd) and Peggy.

My famiy is descended from the 4th son, James.

Passenger List SS Victoria June 11,1874  Port of New York
Family of James Oliver and Annie Durkin Oliver
Andrew Oliver and Harriet Pettit Oliver
David and Elizabeth Oliver