Who are the parents of George Washington Oliver in Lincoln or Macon Counties North Carolina? George Washington Oliver was born 1825, and died in 1863. I have plenty of civil war records, census listing his wife ( Mary Nancy Hopkins) and children. But the dispute is whether his parents are Thomas (born 1775) and Rachel C Oliver (born 1779) (OR) if his father is Joseph Oliver (born 1795) with an unknown 1st wife prior to Joseph's documented marriage at age 41 with Martha Patsy Rhodes in 1836. I have Joseph's death and estate sell in 1855 listing GW Oliver purchasing a few items, and it is speculated that GW and Joseph are brothers, but no documented support for this. It would make more since that George Washington Oliver is his child. If I can find proof of Thomas Oliver's death between 1820-1830, that would help solve this mystery.