Born: 1797-XX-XX North Carolina
Flourished: Johnson County, Illinois
Oliver was an early settler of Johnson County, Illinois. He was the county treasurer and was also a county judge. Oliver and his wife, Celia, had seven children. A Democrat, Oliver represented Johnson County in the Illinois House of Representatives for two separate terms, 1834 to 1836, and 1840 to 1842. In 1860, Oliver was a farmer with $3,000 in real property and $1,000 in personal property.
U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Johnson County, IL, 195; Mrs. P. T. Chapman, A History of Johnson County, Illinois (Evansville, IN: Unigraphic, 1975), 150, 334; JJohn Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 204, 209; Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 268, 335.