Ancestry 185 Sarah Oliver

When Sarah Oliver was born in 1740 in Augusta County, Virginia, her father, Aaron Oliver and immigrant from the Netherlands and her mother, Elizabeth Harrison.  According to the paper of the late Benjamin Hiner of Franklin, West Virginia, Elizabeth, wife of Aaron Oliver, was a widow Shipman when she married Aaron.  Supportive evidence is only that Aaron is closely associated with these surname.  According to VGS_1982_01_01_0147 – Elizabeth deeded 150 acres on Beaver Creek of North River of “Shando” to Aaron Oliver (ibid, Vol. III, page 386).

About 1759, Sarah married John McCoy in Highland area of Virginia when she was 19 years old. They had 11 children in 21 years.  The McCoys lived at Mossy Creek in Augusta Coutny until 1772, when they sold land and moved to Doe Hill area of Pendleton County, Virginia.

Quote from History of Highland County: said when there was danger of an Indian raid that she much preferred to stay home and take her chances with the Indians (rather than go to the local fort or stockade).

She died in May 1807 in Weston, Lewis County, Virginia (now West Virginia) at the home of her son Joseph, at the age of 67.