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Robert OLIPHANT

Robert OLIPHANT

Male 1755 - 1785  (30 years)

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  • Name Robert OLIPHANT 
    Born 1755  Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch ID KC6Z-DFS 
    _UID 44C9817C9518400AA98DC6481D3E1217C9D7 
    Died 1785  Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30621  Carney Geneaology
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2021 

    Father Jonathan OLIPHANT,   b. 1715, Staten Island, Richmond Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Mary Jean STEWART,   b. 1719, Amwell, Hunterdon County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1765, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Family ID F634  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca CLAYTON,   b. 1747, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1783, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1770  Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage 7 Feb 1770  Rowan, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Samuel OLIPHANT,   b. Abt 1770, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1842, Maury, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     2. Robert OLIPHANT,   b. 1773, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. James Monroe OLIPHANT,   b. 1774, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1849, Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Mary Louisa OLIPHANT,   b. 1779, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lambert Clayton OLIPHANT,   b. 1783, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F14353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • English colonial settlement of North Carolina came to the Carolinas, starting in the coastal areas, where settlers migrated south from Virginia. Explorers and fur traders were the first to reach the Piedmont, paving the way for eventual settlers. Rowan County was formed in 1753 from the northern part of Anson County. It was named for Matthew Rowan, acting governor of North Carolina from 1753 to 1754. It was intended to incorporate all of the lands of the Granville District that had previously been included in Anson County.

      A house several miles west of present-day Salisbury in "the Irish settlement" served as the first courthouse starting June 15, 1753. Daniel Boone's father Squire Boone served as one of the first magistrates. By mid-1754 a new courthouse site was selected near "the place where the Old Waggon Road (crosses) over Grant's Creek."

      We don't know why or how Robert Oliphant died so young two years (1785) after his young wife died (1783 - probably in childbirth).

      A firm connection to the Robert Oliphant fromm the Carolinas who served in the light dragoons under Samuel Martin, Lt COl. Polk, and General Sumter during 1781 cannot be established at this time.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1160] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 11 Dec 2021), entry for Robert OLIPHANT, person ID KC6Z-DFS. (Reliability: 3).