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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 1373-1374 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

The Olivers of the town of Springfield, Otsego county, New York, descend from Rev. Andrew Oliver, born in Scotland, who was the first settled pastor over the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield.

Frank O. Oliver married Esther, daughter of John and Dorothy C. (Gates) Woodruff. Children:

  1. Frank D., see forward.
  2. Kate, married Duncan Christie; children: George and Arthur.
  3. Elizabeth; married Edward Pierson; children: Bessie, Edward, Elliott and Howland.
  4. Edith, married Frank L. Easterly; children: Oliver, Joseph, Walter, Florence, Clark, Carrie and Pierson.
  5. Helen J.
  6. Rose, married George Clark.
  7. Joseph R., married Laura Case.

Frank D., eldest child of Frank O. and Esther (Woodruff) Oliver, was born in East Springfield, Otsego county, New York, October 4, 1855. He was educated in the public schools. He began his business career as clerk in a general store, later removed to Johnstown and became engaged in glove manufacture, and after a few years he sold his interests, and as commercial traveller spent several years on the road. He then gave up this line and resumed manufacturing, which he still continues. He is a director of the People's Bank, the Johnstown Knitting Mill, the Public Library and of the Opera House Company. He is a member of the Presbyterian church, and is a Democrat in politics. He married, June 14, 1882, Carrie C., born January 30, 1853, daughter of Daniel and Lucinda (Kennedy) Stewart, of Johnstown. No issue.

Carrie C. (Stewart) Oliver, is a daughter of Daniel and Lucinda (Kennedy) Stewart, of Johnstown, and granddaughter of Peter and Margaret Stewart, both born in Scotland. Peter Stewart was of the old Scotch family of Steward, a surname derived from the office of high steward of Scotland, an office held by the early family; later the name became Stewart, and was always so spelled until Mary Queen of Scots, who was educated in France, began spelling it Stuart, the letter w being seldom or never used in the French language. Peter and Margaret Stewart settled in Fulton county, New York, where Daniel was born. Daniel Stewart was a wholesale and retail grocer of Johnstown, where he was in business for thirty years. He was a prominent Whig and Republican; was under sheriff of Fulton county and state loan commissioner. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, which he served as trustee. He was high-principled and upright in all his dealings and aided in all good works. He died November 3, 1871, aged sixty-two years. He married, 1842, Lucinda Kennedy, who died September, 1905, aged eighty-four years. Children:

  1. Olive Mary, married William E. Wooster.
  2. Jennie Elizabeth, died in 1909.
  3. Carrie C., married Frank D. Oliver, aforementioned.
  4. Helene Van Deveer, married Charles C. Graham.

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