Name: Elizabeth "Lizzie" OLIVER
Given Name: Elizabeth "Lizzie"
Elizabeth (Lizzy) was received into the First Presbyterian Church ofGalway on 21 December 1803. She was received into the BroadalbinFirst Presbyterian Church with her parents on 31 May 1828 thendismissed in December 1832.to the Presbyterian Church of Wilson,Niagara County, New York.
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Birth: 28 APR 1786 in Broadalbin, Montgomery Co., NY 1
Death: 13 SEP 1873 in Wilson, Niagara Co., NY
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Wilson, NY
Note: Headstone in Greenwood Cemetery reads: Elizabeth, daughter ofAlexander & Zeriah Oliver, widow of Samuel C. Pettit & wife of ReubenWilson, died Sept. 13, 1873, AE 37yrs 4 mos 17 days.
Elizabeth's first husband was Samuel Pettit, who's wife had diedleaving four children (the youngest was 10 months and the oldest 8years when they married). Her second husband was Reuben Wilson, histhird wife. She came to Wilson in 1832 with her children and widowedchildren, the year her mother died. She penned an autobiography thatindicates she had five brothers and six sisters. She also mentionsthat when she married Samuel, "His youngest son was then ten monthsold, and the oldest eight years, and the aged [Pettit] parents were tolive with us during their life." [Note: Statements in Elisabeth'snarrative can often be disputed with recorded facts, e.g, "hisyoungest son" was born 18 Oct 1806 and therefore would have been onlysix months old when they married.]
Father: Alexander OLIVER b: ABT OCT 1751 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
Mother: Zerviah (Zeruah) Rue RICE b: 14 DEC 1755 in Westborough, Middlesex Co., MA
Reuben WILSON b: 19 APR 1777 in Spencer, Worcester Co., MA
4 JUL 1839
in Wilson, Niagara Co., NY
- Abbrev: Autobiography: Elizabeth Pettit
Title: Autobiographical Text of Elizabeth Oliver Pettit Wilson (written abt.1861 in Wilson, NY, attested as an original 14 Dec 1917)
Publication: SLC LDS Library MF#0496746, Item 36.
Copy of orginal in researcher file.
- Abbrev: Biography: Elizabeth Pettit
Title: Letter from author to Wilson Library regarding Village of Wilson, NewYork
Author: Compiled by Douglas V. Farley
Publication: 1984, Burt, NY
Text: Elizabeth was matriarch of area Pettit's. After death of her husbandSamuel Pettit she became 3rd wife of Reuben Wilson.
- Abbrev: History: Niagara Co, NY - #1
Title: "History of Niagara County, NY" (1821-1878), also, "Souvenir Historyof Niagara County New York", by Pioneer Association of NiagaraCounty, 1902
Author: Compiled, numerous authors
Publication: NY: Sanford & Co., 1878
Text: UMI# LH3111
Available in UMI-LH3111.
Souvenir History of Niagara County New York by Pioneer Association ofNiagara County, 1902; SLC LDS Library, Q-Section, call 974.798H2n;page 29 - reference to "Mile Strip" land purchase.
Page: pages 395-97
- Abbrev: Church Records: West Galway, Fulton Co., NY
Title: "The Records of the First Presbyterian Church of Galloway, 1793"
Publication: LDS-FHL Microfilm 533500; 882992-6; 1205001
Text: The First Presbyterian Church of West Galway, Town of Perth, FultonCounhty, New York, 1799-1913. Perth was originally part ofBroadalbin. On page 56, "Galloway (church) was settled the first ofAugust in the year 1774, by ten familes from Galloway-shire inScotland, all Presbyterian. In 1790, a church was formed. In thebeginning of 1792, Rev. John Lindsey was named pastor and installed asPastor, 27 June 1793. Prior to his installment he ordained a numberof persons to the office of Ruling Elders". Alexander Oliver was onthis list.
Page: Page 12 (misc)
- Abbrev: Church Records: Broadalbin, Fulton Co., NY
Title: "Records of the First Presbyterian Church of Broadalbin, Fulton Co.,NY"
Publication: LDS-FHL MicroFilm 533499
Text: Located in the village of Broadalbin, it was first known as the LowDutch Reformed congregation of Mayfield and Broadalbin, then known asthe Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of New Haven. Then it was knownas the First Presdyterian in the Town of Mayfield, in the West Villageof Fonda's Bush, Town of Mayfield, Montgomery County, New York.
Page: Page 69 and 81
- Abbrev: Cemetery: Greenwood, Wilson, NY
Title: Greenwood Cemetery, Town of Wilson, Niagara County, NY: 1991 printoutof/and Database on disk in possession of Researcher. Cemetery visitedin July 2001 and numerous digital photographs taken of select markers.
Text: Orrin Wilson, Section B, Row 6
Luron Wilson, Section C, Row 7
Oliver Wilson, Section D, Row 32
Zerviah Rice, Section D, Row 33
Page: Section D, Row 33