Oliver family papers

Oliver family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Oliver family
Title: Oliver family papers
Dates: 1773-1876
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Abstract:The collection consists of letters, deeds, indentures, clippings, maps, land grants, accounts, copy of will of Dionysius Oliver, Confederate Bond and Confederate money, pertaining to the family of Dionysius Oliver and other residents of old Petersburg, Georgia.
Coll. Number: ms64

Biographical/Historical Note

Dionysius Oliver was a Revolutionary War veteran who acquired several land grants from the state for his wartime participation. One of the grants included the land between the forks of the Savannah and Broad rivers.

Once Georgia's third largest town, Petersburg, located in the forks of the Broad and Savannah rivers in Elbert County, is now submerged under the waters of Clarks Hill Lake. During prolonged droughts, or when lake levels are down it is possible to walk along the site and see the remnants of what was, from the 1780s to the 1820s, a thriving frontier community.


This collection has been arranged by record type and is listed at item level.

Index Terms

Bonds (negotiable instruments).
City dwellers--History--Georgia--Petersburg
Clippings (information artifacts)
Land grants.
Money--Confederate States of America.
Oliver, Dionysius -- Family
Oliver, Dionysius -- Will
Petersburg (Ga.)--History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Oliver family papers. MS 64. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Indentures and legal papers, 1773-1779
Bond, Truman & Westbrook to Oliver, Virginia, 1773 (bad condition)
Bond, Freeman to Oliver, £1000, 1773
Letter, E. White of Savannah to Dionysius Oliver, Petersburg, 1780 [1760?]
Order to Samuel Creswell, County surveyor for Wilkes Co., 650 acres in Wilkes County for Dionysius Oliver. Signed by Sanders Walker, 1784
Bond, Burwell Pope to Dionysius Oliver £2000, 1787
Indenture between Curtis Welborn & Diunysius Oliver, 338 acres, Green Co. £100, 1789
Indenture, Thomas & Dorcas Welborn to Dionysius Oliver, 412 acres, Green Co. £100, 1789
Indenture, Walker Richardson & Dionysius Oliver, Senior, 334 acres, Elbert Co. £30, 1790
Indenture, Walker Richardson & Dionysius Oliver, 960 acres, Elbert Co. £100, 1790
Indenture, William Moore & Dionysius Oliver, one lot in Petersburg £14, 1798
Map of 100 acres, Elbert Co., Dionysius Oliver, 1799
2Indentures and legal papers, 1807-1829
Indenture, Samuel & Nancy Morgan and Joacim Hudson, 145 acres, Franklin County $600, 1807
Indenture, McCarty Oliver & wife, and Allen R. Susanna Decker, 230 acres in Elbert Co. $400, 1808
Indenture, Elisha Rogers and Brenkley Cape, 100 acres, Elbert Co. $150, 1810
Copy of Will of Dionysius Oliver, 1818
Indenture, George Hudson (attorney for group) and Daniel Bush), 355 acres Franklin Co. $1200, 1829
Indenture, George Hudson (attorney) and Daniel Bush, 60 acres, Franklin Co. $300, 1829
Indenture, George Hudson (attorney) and Daniel Bush, 60 acres, Franklin Co. $200, 1829
3Indentures and legal papers, 1831-1854
Deposition of Hames Christian about will of Dionysius Oliver, before Judge William H. Crawford, 1831
Account, Jackson Oliver, 1834-1835
Account, Jackson Oliver, 1836-1837
Indenture, Daniel Bush and Jackson Oliver, 500 acres, Franklin Co., $2500, 1840
Bond, Jackson Oliver and Robert Hester, $1200, 1840
Letter, Robert Hester to [Jackson?] Oliver, 1854
4Miscellaneous, undated
Receipt, n.d. (no signature)
Fragment, questions, n.d.
Letters, Testamony, Jackson Oliver, D.C. Oliver & W.C. Oliver, 1873
Indenture, Thomas P. Oliver, & Wm. C. Oliver, 300 acres, Banks Co., $1000, 1876
Newspaper clipping, Atlanta Journal, Biographical sketch of Dionysius Oliver by Grace Gillam Davidson, October 2, 1934
Newspaper clipping, Atlanta Constitution, Petersburg, Georgia by Z.B. Rogers, March 31, 1946
Confederate bond, $100, 1863
Certificate for $600 worth of Confederate Bonds, to W.C. Oliver
Confederate bill, $100.00 Richmond, 1862
Confederate bill, $50.00 Richmond, 1864
Confederate bill, $2.00 Richmond, 1862
Confederate bill, $20.00 Richmond, 1864
Confederate bill, $20.00 Richmond, 1864
Confederate bill, $20.00 Richmond, 1864
Land grant, headright Benj. Taylor, 200 acres, Wilkes Co., signed by George Mathews, 1784 (Seal loose bad condition-handle with care)
Grant to Samuel Nelson, 500 acres, Franklin Co., Signed by Edward Telfair, 1791 (Seal appended. bad condition-handle with care)
Map of land also.
Map of Petersburg, 1786