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Subject: F N B OLIVER, Eleanor SASSER, 1860 census @ Waukeenah
Author: grannytoad
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2003
Classification: Query

The 1860 US census shows Ferna Napoleon Bonaparte OLIVER living at Waukeenah, Jefferson Co FL. His occupation is overseer, he was born 18-teens probably GA. His wife was Eleanor SASSER, born about 1827 GA. They have their eldest 3 children with them, Mary (old enough to be in school; ages not given, only names), John T, and Clara Margaret born 1858 Screven Co, GA.

Although I know little about either parent yet, they were in FL after 1858 and before 1860. Their next child Lawton was born FL about 1861-2, and possible more children: Joseph J born about 1865, Anderson Peeler born about 1867-8, although those next two may have been born in GA as was the youngest I know of, Syvia or Syennia, born 1869-70.

By 1878 they're in Henderson Co, TX. I have no idea of the eldest two children's whereabouts. Clara definitely made it to Texas and married there.

Has anyone a line on who were the parents of Fern and Eleanor? Or an idea where they were during the civil war, the period 1862-1878; 1870 census?