Oliver Photographs
Will of Samuel Oliver
Oliver Obituaries and and Graves
Robert Oliver, who was a blacksmith in Lislane, Balteagh, Londonderry, Ireland, was the son of Samuel Oliver, a farmer. Samuel had 4 children: Robert, William, Margaret (Peggy) Irwin and Matilda Boyd. Robert and his wife Ellen Andrews had 7 children: Robert Johnston Oliver, Thomas Johnston Oliver, William, James, Ellen, Andrew and David.All except David were born in Ireland. Robert and Ellen brought their children to the US in approximately 1872. They settled in the Village of Highland in Foster Township, Luzerne County PA, a mining town near Eckley and Freeland. Robert's brother William inherited the family farm at Lislane and his descendants live there today.
Marriage Certificate of Robert Oliver of Lislane, Balteagh, Limavady and  Ellen Andrews Oliver Of Gortnamoyagh
Robert and  Ellen were married February 19, 1856 at Garvagh First Presbyterian Church, Garvagh, County Londonderry, Ireland. Witnesses were William Oliver and Robert McLaughlin.
James Oliver Birth Certificate
James was born the fifth of August 1865 in Lislane, Parish of Balteagh, Disrict of Newtownlimavady, County Londonderry, Ireland