Oliver, Welch, Thurman Swan Family History
Our ancestry dates back to Charles (Charlie) and Hannah (Hayes) Oliver. According to the 13th Census of the United States enumerated on May 9, 1910, Charles Olivers' estimated date of birth is 1864 and Hannahs' estimated date of birth is 1861. They resided at 407 Beat 1 in Webster County Mississippi. Of this union they gave birth to the origin of our family with their 6 children; Emma Oliver, Elsie Oliver, Mary Louise Oliver, Charles Oliver Jr., John Oliver, and Joe Anne Oliver. We have presumed that both Charles and Hannah Oliver were born slaves since slavery wasn't abolished until 1865.
Charles was born in Mississippi and Hannah was born in South Carolina. He was a farmer and she was a housewife. To the best of our knowledge Elsie and Emma did not have children. We have been unsuccessful in locating the family information for John Oliver, but we do know that he died in 2008 somewhere in Ohio.
Mary Louise Oliver (Welch) and Joe Anne Oliver (Thurman) combined offspring comprises our current family lineage. Mary Louise Oliver married George Welch and Joe Ann Oliver married Jodie Thurman. To date we have been successful in tracking the family lineage as represented in the OWTS Family Tree. (Click on the images below to enlarge)