Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Jesse Olive 1830 - 1863

Jesse Olive 
May 25, 1830
 July 13, 1863
In his 34 year

Gone from our home, but not from our hearts

Buried in Smithland Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 11 Oct 2017. Note the Masonic symbol and the "Handshake of Matrimony" engraved on the tombstone.

Jesse Olive, the son of Richard Olive and Evaline Rutter, married Barbara Ann Gray ca 1848/1849 and had the following children: Willie P., Bella, Leona and Jesse R. Olive.

In 1853, Jesse Olive was appointed postmaster in Salem.[1]  When his mother died in 1857[2], Jesse was named executor of her will.[3] By 1860, he was termed a "paralytic" and money was appropriated for the use of Jesse and his family.[4]

Jesse's widow, Barbara, married M.F. Dunn 20 December 1866 in Salem.[5]  This marriage ended in divorce in 1868.[6]

[1] Appointment of U.S. Postmasters 1832-1971, p. 668, Ancestry.com, accessed 23 Feb 2018.
[2] Livingston County, Kentucky Will Book B, p. 169, Will of Evalina Olive.
[3] Livingston County, Kentucky Court Order Book L, p. 373,  28 Mar 1854.
[4] Livingston County, Kentucky Court Order Book M, pp 34 (1 Oct 1860), 92 (7 Oct 1861) and p. 140 (6 Oct 1862).
[5] Joyce McCandless Woodyard. Livingston County, Kentucky Marriage Records Including Marriages of Freedmen, Vol. II (Aug 1839-Dec 1871), (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1994) 158.
[6] Livingston County, Kentucky Circuit Court Order Book R, p. 174, Thurs., 13 Aug 1868. M.F. Dunn vs B.A. Dunn: Divorce. The case file was not located at the Kentucky Dept for Libraries and Archives.

Published 1 May 201, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,  http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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