Col. Asa Thompson Oliver

Founder of Campo Cemetery, Santa Barbara d'oeste, Brazil

The Times-Argus, 20 Oct. 1869, Wed.  Page 1

 

Col. A. T. Oliver of Austin county, Texas came to Brazil in September 1866.  His fazenda contains at least 400 acres, for which he paid $4,000.  Included in the purchase were a very good dwelling house and ordinary outhouses, with large pastures and some other improvements.  He had, also, a very good corn mill and a frame-up for a large ginhouse and sawmill.  The Colonel is making rapid improvements on his fazenda, is building an immense water wheel, and pushing other improvements as rapidly as his facilities will admit.  His farm is well stocked, and he has the finest water power in the whole country, quite sufficient to turn half a dozen factories.  His land lies in a solid body, and the cultivated portion of it is as beautifully situated as any farm we ever saw.  He has raised two crops of corn and cotton.  From 27 acres in the present year he has 27 bales of lint cotton

 

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OLIVER, ASA THOMPSON (1819–1873).

 

Asa Thompson Oliver, planter, was born on November 14, 1819, in Elbert County, Georgia, the son of Simeon and Mildred Oliver. He moved with his wife and children from Mississippi to Texas in the mid-1850s. By 1858 he had acquired almost a half league of prime farmland in the Hempstead area east of the Brazos River in Austin County, now in Waller County.

 

That year his estate, which included seventy slaves, was valued at almost $48,000. By 1860 he had accumulated 105 slaves and held property worth $205,000, ranking him among the county's wealthiest residents. Following the outbreak of the Civil War in the spring of 1861, Oliver was chosen to help organize public defense as a member of the Central Executive Committee of Austin County. Like most large planters he was badly damaged by the Confederate defeat and emancipation; by mid-1865 his estate had plummeted in value to $25,000. In 1866 he and his wife and three children joined the postbellum emigration of former Confederates to Latin America; they settled in the colony of Santa Barbara D'Oeste in the Campinas district of São Paulo province, Brazil. There Oliver purchased an extensive plantation and a number of slaves and began cultivating his property.

 

Unfortunately, his wife, Beatrice, and daughter, Indiana, who had suffered chronic distress since the end of the war and remained debilitated during the voyage to Brazil, contracted tuberculosis. Beatrice succumbed to the disease on July 13, 1868. Since there were no non-Catholic cemeteries nearby, Oliver devoted a small corner of one of his fields to burials and interred his wife there. Indiana, age seventeen, died on April 19, 1869, of the disease and was buried near her mother. That same year Oliver's younger daughter, Mildred, fourteen, distraught over the deaths of her mother and sister and burdened with the care of her father and younger brother, also fell gravely ill; she died shortly before Christmas and was interred beside her loved ones. The family burial ground, known as the "Campo," became a significant Protestant cemetery for the American settlers of the vicinity. A. T. Oliver was buried beside his family after he was murdered by one of his slaves on July 28, 1873. Subsequent owners of the Oliver property erected a small chapel on the cemetery grounds.

 

SOURCE:Randolph B. Campbell, An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1821–1865 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989). William Clark Griggs, The Elusive Eden: Frank McMullan's Confederate Colony in Brazil (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1987). Lawrence F. Hill, "The Confederate Exodus to Latin America," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 39 (October 1935, January, April 1936). C. W. Schmidt, Footprints of Five Generations (New Ulm, Texas: New Ulm Enterprise, 1930).

 

DRUSCILLA Daniels:

 

SOURCE : Find A GraveMrs.

 

Drucilla D. Oliver married Walter Scott Jones on 11 July 1877 at Jacksboro, Texas. Marriage was officiated by John G. Shinn, the First Christian minister at Jacksboro. Walter Scott Jones was in the union army and would have been compatible with the residents of Jack County since they did not secede from the Union during the Civil War. By 1880, Jones was a farmer and surveyor for the Texas & Pacific Railroad. After his wife's death, he moved away from Jack County. Newspaper accounts show she moved to Jack County, Texas by 1875. Mrs. Walter Scott Jones died at her home on College Street, Tuesday morning, January 29th, after an illness of many months. Her remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Wednesday evening. Mrs. Jones had long been an exemplary member of the Baptist church and had resided in Jacksboro for a number of years and had many friends who sympathize with the bereaved family.---------daughter of James Daniel - Lydia Davis

 

Following the Civil War, she with a few of her siblings relocated to a Confederate Colony near Santa Barbara d'Oeste in the province of Sao Paulo, Brazil. There she married a former Confederate planter, Asa Thompson Oliver, in 1870. They had two children in Brazil: Asa Thompson Oliver, Jr. and Catherine Meriwether Oliver. Her husband was killed by one of his slaves in 1873. Mrs. D.D. Oliver and her children, with her stepson, Zimri Shelton Oliver, returned to the States, settling at Jack County, Texas. In Jack County, she married Walter Scott Jones. To this marriage, two daughters, Laura and Annie Jones were born. 

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Col. Asa Thompson Oliver Sr.

1819–1873

BIRTH 14 NOV 1819 • Elbert County, Georgia, USA

DEATH 28 JUL 1873 • Santa Barbara d'Oeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Son of Simeon Oliver Sr. and Mildred Terrell White

Married 1st  1850 • Panola County, Mississippi, USA

Beatrice Elizabeth Tate

1827–1868

BIRTH 8 AUG 1827 • Wilkes County, Georgia, USA

DEATH 13 JUL 1868 • Santa Barbara d'Oeste, San Paulo, Brazil

Daughter of Zimery W. Tate and Margaret Nairne Harper

Find A Grave

Beatrice was the first burial in the Campo Cemetery. She contracted tuberculosis after arriving at Santa Barbara d'Oeste, following the Civil War. She, along with her three children and husband had come to Brazil at the invitation of the Emperor. He offered land at a very good price to any from the South who would want to raise cotton and other crops which were seen as vital for improving Brazil's status. As an added bonus for the people who would take up planting and who would become known as "Confed-erados", exiled Southern sympathizers from the United States, the country of Brazil continued the practice of slavery for a number of years following the end of the Civil War in the United States. Beatrice was the mother of three children. Her two daughters would die shortly after her. Her son, Zimri Shelton Oliver, would eventually move back to the United States where he settled in Texas.

Married 2nd:  1870 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Drucilla Daniel

1844–1889

BIRTH 1844 • Burnt Corn, Monroe, Alabama, USA

DEATH 29 JAN 1889 • Jacksboro, Jack, Texas, USA

Married 2nd:  1870 • Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Daughter of James J Daniel and  Lydia Davis

After the death of her first husband, Col. Asa T. Oliver in Brazil, Drucilla moved back to Texas where she married her second husband, Walter S. Jones.

 

 

1st MARRIAGE

Beatice Elizabeth Tate

CHILDREN:

1.  Margaret H Oliver

2.  Mary M Oliver

3.  Indiana F Oliver

4.  Mildred Tate Oliver

5.  Zimrey Shelton Oliver

 

1.

Margaret H. Oliver

1846–1848

BIRTH 1 NOV 1846 • Panola County, Mississippi, USA

DEATH 2 JUL 1848 • Panola County, Mississippi, USA

Died Young

2.

Mary M. Oliver

1848–1848

BIRTH 2 FEB 1848 • Panola County, Mississippi, USA

DEATH 30 OCT 1848 • Panola County, Mississippi, USA

Died Young

3.

Indiana F. Oliver

1851–1869

BIRTH 25 OCT 1851 • Panola County, Mississippi, USA

DEATH 19 APR 1869 • Santa Barbara d'Oeste, San Paulo, Brazil

Indiana, who suffered chronic distress since the end of the war and remained debilitated during the voyage to Brazil, contracted tuberculosis and died at the age of 17.

4.

Mildred White Oliver

1855–1869

BIRTH 19 JAN 1855 • Panola County, Mississippi, USA

DEATH 17 DEC 1869 • Santa Barbara d'Oeste, San Paulo, Brazil

Mildred, aged fourteen, distraught over the deaths of her mother and sister and burdened with the care of her father and younger brother, also fell gravely ill; she died shortly before Christmas and was interred beside her loved ones.

5.

Zimri Shelton Oliver

1863–1892

BIRTH 6 JAN 1863 • Sherman, Grayson, Texas, USA

DEATH 28 MAR 1892 • Sherman, Grayson, Texas, USA

Died at age 30

Married:  1889 • Texas, USA

Willetta Dimmitt

1863–1933

BIRTH 26 JAN 1863 • Kentucky, USA

DEATH 4 APRIL 1933 • Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA

Daughter of William Currens Dimmitt and Ann Frances Winstead

CHILDREN:

 

1.

Beatrice Oliver

1891–1891

BIRTH 1891 • Quanah, Hardeman, Texas, USA

DEATH 16 FEB 1891 • Sherman, Grayson, Texas, USA

Died at 7 months

2.

Shelton Zimri Oliver

1892–1915

BIRTH 7 APR 1892 • Sherman, Grayson, Texas, USA

DEATH 21 FEB 1915 • Ft Worth, Tarrant County,

Texas, USA

Unmarried -

Died at age 22

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Willetta Dimmitt Oliver would marry secondly:

04 MAY 1898 • Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, USA

Joseph Jasper Mitchener Sr

1860–1943

BIRTH 14 SEP 1860 • Mooresville, Itawamba, Mississippi, USA

DEATH 10 JUL 1943 • Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA

Son of William Napoleon Mitchener and Elizabeth Carolyn Downs

CHILDREN:

1.

Barbara Mitchener

1900–1900

BIRTH 04 FEB 1900 • Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, USA

DEATH 04 FEB 1900 • Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, USA

Born and died on the same day

2.

Joseph Jasper Mitchener Jr

1902–1989

BIRTH 11 DEC 1902 • Sherman, Grayson, Texas, USA

DEATH 15 MAR 1989 • Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, USA

Married:  13 Jun 1925 • San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA

Ann J Loenholdt

1901–1990

BIRTH 11 APR 1901 • Placer County, California, USA

DEATH 12 AUG 1990 • Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA

Daughter of Franz Lönholdt and Louise Josephine Rau

CHILDREN:

1.

Barbara Ann Mitchener

1927–2015

BIRTH 21 JUN 1927 • Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA

DEATH 24 MAY 2015 • Humble, Harris, Texas, USA

Robert Eugene McGee

1922–1985

BIRTH 26 OCT 1922 • Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA

DEATH 23 DEC 1985 • Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA

Son of Benjamin Luther McGee and Frances Beulah McPherson

2.

Joseph Jasper Mitchener Jr

1931–1931

BIRTH 4 AUG 1931 • Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA

DEATH 4 AUG 1931 • Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA

Born and died the same day

3.

Eloise Mitchener

1932–2020

BIRTH 7 JUN 1932 • Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA

DEATH 12 FEB 2020 • Keller, Tarrant, Texas, USA

Married:  28 Nov 1950, Tarrant County, Texas, USA

Raymond Andrew Crane

1928–1996

BIRTH 7 MAY 1928 • Weatherford, Parker, Texas, USA

DEATH 10 NOV 1996 • Hurst, Tarrant, Texas, USA

Son of William A. Crane and Minnie W Biggs

2ND MARRIAGE

Drucilla Daniel

CHILDREN:

1.  Kathryn Meriwether "Katie" Oliver

2.  Asa Thompson Oliver Jr

 

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1.

Kathryn Meriweather "Katie" Oliver

1871–1957

BIRTH 8 AUG 1871 • São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 2 SEP 1957 • Joplin, Newton, Missouri, USA

Married:  21 Nov 1900 • Sherman, Grayson, Texas, USA

Samuel David Johns

1870–1958

BIRTH 8 OCT 1870 • Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA

DEATH 15 DEC 1958 • Baytown, Harris, Texas, USA

Son of Napoleon Bonaparte Johns and Sarah

Catherine Stephens

CHILDREN:

1.

Janice Johns

1901–1995

BIRTH 20 OCT 1901 • Liberty County, Texas, USA

DEATH 11 OCT 1995 • Marble Falls, Burnet, Texas, USA

Married:  1900

Walter Franklin Redding Jr

1902–1983

BIRTH 30 DEC 1902 • Elmwood, Peoria, Illinois, USA

DEATH 29 JUN 1983 • Joplin, Newton, Missouri, USA

Son of Walter Franklin Redding Sr and

Laura E. Phihower

2.

Oliver Daniel Johns

1904–1996

BIRTH 6 FEB 1904 • Collinsville, Grayson Texas, USA

DEATH 28 FEB 1996 • Norman, Cleveland,

Oklahoma, USA

Married:  1 Jun 1931 • , Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA

Mary Avolyn Davis

1909–1998

BIRTH 11 DEC 1909 • Worcester, Worcester,

Massachusetts, USA

DEATH 20 OCT 1998 • Oklahoma, USA

Daughter of James Christopher Davis and

Maud M Connelly

CHILDREN:

3.

Annie Laura Johns

1906–1999

BIRTH 13 MAY 1906 • Grayson County, Texas, USA

DEATH 26 JUL 1999 • Marble Falls, Burnet, Texas, USA

Married:  28 Nov 1927 • Okmulgee, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA

George Earl Clary Sr

1905–1984

BIRTH 1905 • Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 22 MAY 1984 • Coleman, Coleman, Texas, USA

 Son of George Edward Clary and Matilda Anna Roff

CHILDREN:

4.

Herman Samuel Johns

1908–1993

BIRTH 21 SEP 1908 • Grayson County, Texas, USA

DEATH 6 DEC 1993 • Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina, USA

Married:  14 Oct 1939 • Dallas, Texas, USA

Dorothy Lee Wood

1913–2000

BIRTH 25 JUL 1913 • Hugo, Choctaw, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 21 OCT 2000 • Marble Falls, Burnet, Texas, USA

Daughter of Ambrose Lee Wood and Margaret Anne "Annie" Hatfield

1.

Oliver Davis Johns

1934–

BIRTH 22 OCT 1934 • Oklahoma, USA

2.

James Steven Johns

1940–

BIRTH ABT 1940 • Oklahoma, USA

1.

George Earl Clary Jr

1934–1983

BIRTH 1934 • Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 27 AUG 1983 • Harris

County, Texas, USA

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GEORGE EAR; CLARY JR.

2.

Asa Thompson Oliver Jr

1873–1946

BIRTH 15 JAN 1873 • São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

DEATH 16 NOVEMBER 1946 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

Married:  20 Aug 1895 • Denton County, Texas, USA

Alice Wright Gill

1879–1961

BIRTH 3 AUG 1879 • Bean Station, Grainger, Tennessee, USA

DEATH 1 SEPT 1961 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

Daughter of Frank Harrell Gill and Lucy Proffett McCorkle

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1.

Dorothy Oliver

1919–1992

BIRTH 7 MAR 1919 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 30 MAR 1992 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

2.

Katie Lee Oliver

1925–2011

BIRTH 10 DECEMBER 1925 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 26 FEB 2011 • Oklahoma, USA

Married:  Aug 23, 1947 • Grayson County, Texas, USA

Richard Kenneth McIntyre

1921–2006

BIRTH 6 FEB 1921 • Oilton, Creek, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 7 APR 2006 • Edmond, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA

Son of Ezra Lee McIntyre and Bernice Verna "Verna" Shuman

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1.

Shelton Zimrey "Jimmy" Oliver

1896–1969

BIRTH 12 MAY 1896 • Willis, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 13 DEC 1969 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

Married:  28 OCT 1917 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

Jewell E Woody

1900–1937

BIRTH 20 AUG 1900 • Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, USA

DEATH 27 SEP 1937 • Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, USA

Daughter of Thomas Fletcher Woody and Falby Elmira McCoy

Married 2nd:  1936

Anna Eastwood

1919–1996

BIRTH 6 OCT 1919 • Madill, Marshall County, OK

DEATH 30 DEC 1996 • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA

Daughter of William Franklin "Will" Eastwood and Jennie Carroll

AKICE WRIGHT GILL

SHELTON Z. OLIVER

KATIE LEE OLIVER

2.

Lucy Profett Oliver

1897–1979

BIRTH 31 DEC 1897 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH JAN 1979 • Douglass, Butler, Kansas, USA

Married:  916 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

Frank Wilbur Vandervort

1895–1940

BIRTH 27 FEB 1895 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 3 JUN 1940 • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA

Son of Wilbur Frank Vandervort and Minnie Lee Hearn

1.

Margorie Evelyn Vandervort

1917–1997

BIRTH 21 OCT 1917 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 10 SEP 1997 • Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA

Married:  22 Feb 1935 • Stillwater, Payne, Oklahoma, USA

Bernhardt "Pete" Schreiner

1914–1999

BIRTH 7 DEC 1914 • Manitou, Tillman, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 5 JUN 1999 • Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA

Son of George John Schreiner and Amalia Laubhan

CHILDREN:

1.

Dr. Jerry Owen Schreiner

1937–1984

BIRTH 8 DEC 1937 • Hays, Ellis, Kansas, USA

DEATH 7 AUG 1984 • Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA

2.

Capt. Leslie Allen Schreiner

1944–1979

BIRTH 2 SEP 1944 • Wichita Sedg, Kansas, USA

DEATH 13 JAN 1979 • Kansas, USA

Married:  1966

Mary Elain Bellumo

1947–

BIRTH 13 APR 1947

3.

Kathryn Marie Oliver

1900–1991

BIRTH 29 NOV 1900 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 5 MAY 1991 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

Married:  20 Dec 1924 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

Chester Reid Coleman

1905–1981

BIRTH SEPT 16,1905 • Colbert, Bryan, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH MAR 4, 1981 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

Son of Henry Wilson Coleman and Emma F Salyers

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JERRY O. SCHREINER

LESLIE A. SCHREINER

MARY ELAIN BELLUMO

FATHER (CENTER) AND SONS

KATHRYN M. OLIVER

CHESTER R. COLEMAN

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CHILDREN:

1.

Reid Chester "R.C." Coleman

1925–1946

BIRTH 18 OCT 1925 • Madill, Marshall,

Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 1946 • Drowned in Lake Texoma

2.

Martin Wayne Coleman

1941–2015

BIRTH 2 JUN 1941 • Madill, Marshall,

Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 24 APR 2015 • Independence, Jackson,

Missouri, USA

Married:  4 Jun 1960

Evelyn Bartee

1943–

BIRTH JAN 1943

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4.

Wayne Oliver

1903–1985

BIRTH 8 JAN 1903 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH SEP 1985 • Kingston, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

Married 1st:  1923

Della Bernice Alexander

1909–1976

BIRTH 4 SEP 1909 • Enos, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH JAN 1976 • Kingston, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

CHILDREN:

1.

Thomas Alexander Oliver

1938–2014

BIRTH 24 OCT 1938 • Vinita, Craig, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 10 JUL 2014 • Grapevine, Tarrant, Texas, USA

Married:  1958

Nancy Ellen Collins

1939–2009

BIRTH 22 JUN 1939 • Randolph County, Indiana, USA

DEATH 15 OCT 2009 • Grapevine, Tarrant, Texas, USA

Daughter of Stuart Calvin Collins and Mary Madeline Taylor

CHILDREN:

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1.

Julie Oliver

1960–

BIRTH 1960 • Wisconsin, USA

Married 1st  17 Apr 1989

Divorced:  14 Jul 1993 • Fort Bend, Texas, USA

Johnnie Ray Allen

Married 2nd

Mr. Copeland

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Married 2nd:  10 Sep 1976 • Cooke, Texas, USA

Eunice Wadsworth Duren

1908–1999

BIRTH 22 OCT 1908 • Enos, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 7 MAY 1999 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

Daughter of Charles Hatten Duren and Mary Ellen Duncan

BERNICE ALEXANDER

JULIE OLIVER

5.

Annie Oliver

1906–1907

BIRTH 18 SEP 1906 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 7 AUG 1907 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

Died Young

6.

Asa Thompson " Tommy" Oliver III

1913–1989

BIRTH 6 NOV 1913 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 30 JUL 1989 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

Married:  

Quincy Millie Benson

1919–2008

BIRTH 22 MAY 1919 • Kingston, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 16 JAN 2008 • Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma, USA

Daughter of Albert Henry Benson and Easter Rollins

CHILDREN:

1.

Asa Thompson "Tommy" Oliver IV

1939–1994

BIRTH 15 JUN 1939 • Tishomingo, Johnston, Oklahoma, USA

DEATH 8 APR 1994 • Austin, Travis, Texas, USA

Married:  11 Aug 1980 • Bexar County, Texas, USA

Penelope Bowen Schweers

1946–

BIRTH 23 FEB 1946

CHILDREN:

1.

Greg Oliver

2.

Steven Oliver

3.

Christian Oliver