This next post is about Olivia King AKA Olive, Aka Oleva... Although no one seems to be sure of her name or her race she had many children and lived to a ripe old age. And while many people say that she looks Native American, the census bureau assures us she was white....
Born c. 1819 to John King in Floyd, Va., She married Leroy Garner Bartlett, was divorced by 1880, and was living with her daughter and son-in-law in 1900.
Olive King Bartlett is my 3rd great grandmother...
b. c1819 Floyd Co., VA, d/o John King.
1850 Floyd Co., VA, H102: Olive 31 yo w/f, b. Floyd.
1860 Floyd Co., VA, Copper Hill PO, H397: Olive 41 yo w/f, b. VA.
1870 Floyd Co., VA, Locust Grove Twp, H191: Olive 51 yo w/f, b. VA, keeping house.
1880 Floyd Co., VA, Locust Grove District, H155: Olivia Bartlett, 61 yo divorced w/f, b. VA, HOH.
1890 Floyd Co., VA, Locust Grove District: Olive Bartlett, 71 yo.
1900 Floyd Co., VA, Locust Grove District 20, H196: Oliva Bartlet, 80 yo widowed mother-in-law, b. Jan 1819 VA, 1 ch with 1 living, can not write, Andrew Gearheart HOH.