1030 Thomas Oliver Mary Leman
1601 - 1679 1603 - 1666
  1040 Thomas Parker Mary Shaw
b. 1630 -1684 b. 1630 - ?
930 David Oliver
b. Between 1640 and 1650
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
d. ?
Georgetown, Sagdahoc, Maine, USA

Grace Parker

b. About 1652
Roskohegan Island, York, Maine, USA
d. Before 1718
Georgetown, Sagdahoc, Maine, USA
Relationship Events:
About 1670 Marriage David Oliver to Grace Parker
  Thomas Oliver b. c. 1670


Ancestor Leaf 830 David Oliver II b. c. 1672
Sarah Pederick Brintnell in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Seven Children: Grace, David, Thomas, Miriam, Sarah, John, and Jacob Oliver
What We Know


David Oliver was the only son of Thomas and Mary Oliver born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. His older two brothers arrived with his parents from England.

David was a fisherman and went to Georgetown in what is now the state of Maine to fish at Pemaquid. In approximately, 1670, he married Grace Parker. David and Grace settled on Stage Island. Indians raided the island between the years 1677 and 1679, and their home along with 60 others was destroyed. They left the island and petitioned Sir. Edmund Andros for land in the southern part of Arrowsic. David and the other settlers were granted land in Newtowne where they lived for ten years or perhaps less. During this time, the Indians also burned Newtowne. By 1680, King William's War was well under way becoming in 1703 Queen Anne's War and lasting through 1713. David and Grace Oliver took refuge in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

David Oliver joined Captain Rowden's Company of the Massachusetts Militia for service in the Indian Wars. He took the oath of fidelity in Massachusetts on 23 Jul 1674. In 1676, there is a record for him having administered the estate of Thomas Bowles and sold part ofhis land to henry Coombs in 1676. In this record, he acknowledged being "late of Kennebec".

David and Grace had two sons, Thomas and David, Jr. Thomas apparently settled in Boston, where his occupation was a shipwright. There is no record of his having married. He died before December of 1676.

From the Georgetown Historical Society, we find information about the Olivers in Maine.


What had begun as a fishing community in the 1600's was expanding into mills, which produced shingles, lumber and flour. There were carding mills to prepare wool for spinning, because sheep raising was a big industry on the island.  In the 1700's, tidewater mills could be found wherever there was power to activate them. The eastern and western mill ponds (branches) at the southern end of Robinhood Cove were ideal. The lumber mill on the western branch, which was built by David Oliver and Thomas Trafton, continued to be operated into the first decade of the 20th century, and the mill dam can still be seen. 

It appears that David and Grace Oliver returned to Maine before their deaths, leaving at least one son, David, Jr. behind in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

David Jr. married Sarah Pedricke Brentnall, the widow of Henry Brentnall, and the daughter of parents both of whom were immigrants to Marblehead. Together they had seven children.

David's two sons, Thomas and David Jr., both received land opposite Long Island in the Kennebec: Lot #4 in the division of the estate of their grandfather Thomas Parker, on land which is now Bay Point.

No records of the deaths of David Sr. nor his wife Grace could be found.







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