The Ollis Family

"Big Daddy" Boston Ollis was a Welshman and at about 30 years of age he sailed to America.  Boston arrived in 1774 or 1775, which was about the time America was beginning its Revolution.  After fighting in the Revolution, he was a witness to General Cornwallis's surrender to General Washington.   His descendents have been part of Avery County History for years.  Boston Ollis is buried in the historic Pisgah Cemetery in Avery County.

Boston Ollis Marker in Pisgah Church Cemetery Avery County, North Carolina

The Ollis Family Website




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