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Willard, Oliver, 1730-1810

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1730 - 1810

Oliver (Abner) was the 7th of 10 children (3rd son) born of Josiah Willard (1693-1750), Colonel commanding Fort Dummer, and his wife Hannah Wilder (1690-1736). Oliver's siblings were: Josiah Jr (1716-1786), Abigail (b. 1718), Susanna (1720-1793), Lois (b. 1722), Nathan (1725-1784), Prudence (b. 1727), Sampson (b. 1732), Josiah 3rd (b. 1734), and Wilder (1735-1777).

From February 12, 1748 to April 24, 1755, Oliver served 7 years, 11 weeks and 1 day as the Clerk (Private) of his Father's Company and after his Father's death, his brother's Company at Fort Dummer. In 1752, he cleared 250 acres around and under the protection of Fort Dummer. In 1753, he was one of the original Grantees of Brattleboro on the New Hampshire Grants, later Windham County, Vermont.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

New York (Colony) charter

Mss 772353.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 772353.1
Scope and Contents From the New York (Colony) Governor a Charter of the town of Woodstock, Vermont, granted June 3, 1772 to Levi and Oliver Willard and others. Included are other documents concerned with the founding of Woodstock.