Name: Jonathan Oliphant
Birth: 1715 in Staten Island, Richmond County, New York
Death: AFT. 1784 in Rowan County, North Carolina
Present at Braddock's defeat in 1755 during the French & Indian War.
From Kathleen Petersonemail@example.com
!1738-RESIDENCE: Snell's History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties; FHL film 924,667; item 1; p. 192; The Pole of the Freeholders of County of Hunterdon, 9 Oct 1738; p. 192-3, Amwell, Jno. Oliphant, Ephraim Olivant, Jno. Olivant, David Olivant. P. 346, Amwell was one of 3 towns which constituted Burlington Co., NJ; 15 Mar 1714, Hunterdon Co., was created.
!1752-LAND: The Granville District of NC 1748-1763; FHL book 975.6 R28h; V.1; p. 3; #6; 25 Mar 1752 land in Anson County, NC joining Jno Oliphan. NOTE: so he was already living there.
!1753-LAND: The Granville District of NC 1748-1763; FHL book 975.6 R28h; V.3; p. 111; 30 Apr 1753 ...near the path that leads to John Oliphant.
!1753-LAND: The Granville District of NC 1748-1763; FHL book 975.6 R28h; V.3; p. 94; John Oliphen 26 Nov 1753, 640 acres in the parish of St. Luke, joining James Mackilwean on bufflow branch... surveyed 27 Aug 1751...Dep. Survr. Plat reads land in Anson Co, grant reads land in Rowan Co. NOTE: was he living there at the time of the survey in 1751.
!1753-LAND: The Granville District of NC 1748-1763; FHL book 975.6 R28h; V.3; p. 95; John Oliphant 15 Dec 1758 500 acres in Rowan County in the Parish of St. Lluke on the East Bank of the Cataba River... entered 6 May 1758, surveyed 20 Nov 1758.
!1753-LAND: Deeds of NC 1753-1785; FHL book 975.671 R28 (e or l); p. 4; Nov 1753, John Oliphant and wife Jean, 640 acres on Buffalo Branch, to Fergus Sloan.
!1755-LAND: Carolina Cradle, settlement of the northwest Carolina frontier, 1747-1762; FHL book 975.671 H2r; p. 100; 1755 Fergus Sloan bought land from John Oliphant. A few months later Fort Dobbs was built there. NOTE: Ft. Dobbs was in current Statesville, abt 10 miles northeast of the town of Catawba.
!1755-FORT DOBBS: Rowan Co., NC Hist. Records; FHL film 19,905; p. 203+; A sketch of Fort Dobbs; In Iredell County (originally Rowan Co.), 2 miles north of the town of Statesville...between Third and Fourth Creeks, near the South Yadkin...construction began in the autumn of 1755...The Catawbas were led by King Haglar. P. ? in Vol. 4; The centennial history of the associate reformed Presbyterian church, says, emigrants from Western Pennsylvania settled this region soon after Braddock's defeat, 1755.
!1755-LAND: Deeds of NC 1753-1785; FHL book 975.671 R28 (e or l); p. 13; 7 Jul 1755, James Lambert sold to John Oliphant 560 acres on north side of Catawba River. Also, in FHL book 975. 671 R2r; Rowan Co., NC Deeds; p. 27.
!1755-LAND: Carolina Cradle, settlement of the northwest Carolina frontier, 1747-1762; FHL book 975.671 H2r; p. 71; In 1755 James Lambert sold his land to John Oliphant of Evesham Twp. o r Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co. He built a mill that served the county til after the Revolution. P. 138; James Lambert, a Quaker, was also probably from Hunterdon or Burlington, NJ. He was one of 48 grantees from Lord Granville on 25 Mar 1752.
!1758-LAND: Deeds of NC 1753-1785; FHL book 975.671 R28 (e or l); p. 85; John Oliphant and wife Jane/Jean on the Catawba, grantors, to Matthew Oliphant, court 1767. John was originally granted this land 15 Dec 1758.
!1758-LAND: Deeds of NC 1753-1785; FHL book 975.671 R28 (e or l); p. 24; 15 Dec 1758, 500 acres on East bank of Catawba River, sold to John Olphant.
!1758-RESIDENCE: Carolina Cradle, settlement of the northwest Carolina frontier, 1747-1762; FHL book 975.671 H2r; p. 196; John Oliphant, inhabitant of Catawba Valley, from land by Cherokees.
!1760-RESIDENCE: Carolina Cradle, settlement of the northwest Carolina frontier, 1747-1762; FHL book 975.671 H2r; p. 180; John Oliphant Justice of the Peace in Oct 1760.
!1765-LAND: Deeds of NC 1753-1785; FHL book 975.671 R28 (e or l); p. 85; 16 Sep 1765, John Oliphant and wife Jane/Jean to Matthew Oliphant 183 acres on Catawba River, granted to John 1758.
!1768-TAX: Rowan Co, NC Taxes; FHL film 19,904; p. 359; James, John, Matthew, Robert, William , Oliver, John Oliphant.
!1775-RESIDENCE: The Rowan Story; FHL book 975.671 H2d; p. 39; John Oliphant ran a ferry and a tavern on the Catawba River in Rowan Co., NC. P. 43; John Oliphant was a Justice of the Peace, just before the Revolution.
!1778-TAX: Rowan Co, NC Taxes; FHL film 19,904; p. 392; Fall District; John, John Jr., Robert Oliphant, Mathew in Purviance District. P. 416; 1778 Captain Fall's District, same as p. 392.
!1779-LAND: Deeds of NC 1753-1785; FHL book 975.671 R28 (e or l); p. 148; 2 Apr 1779, John Oliphant to James Byers, 125 acres North side of Catawba River.
!1784-TAX: Rowan Co., NC Tax 1757-1800; FHL book 975.671 R49L; p. 217; John Oliphant; p. 218 ; John Oliphant, Jr. Both in James Crawford's List. NOTE: So, Jonathan was still alive in 1784.
!BIR: Bible of John's grandson.
!BIR: Archive Record by James F. Oliphant. It says he was born 1715 in Staten Island, Richmond, NY. Also, his next brother Ephraim. The next brother was born in Hunterdon Co., NJ.
!BIR-MAR: genealogy by Edwin Banty Oliphant. It says he was born about 1715 in Hunterdon Co., NJ. He married a neice of Rev. Samual Woodbridge abt 1738. They settled on an estate in Chester Co., PA, where 1 son was born, Andrew in 1740. John held the rank of Colonel and was present at defeat of Braddock in 1755.
CONFLICT: I have since proved this John was not married to a neice of Samuel Woodbridge. See John b. 1759, son of Andrew Oliphant. Also, see Rev. Samuel Woodbridge b. abt 1758.
!1755-RESIDENCE-BIR-SPOUSE: email from Evylene A. Canup; 14 Dec 2001. (Evylene is a descendant of John.) John was in Rowan Co., NC by 1755 when James Lambert sold his land on the Catawba to John Oliphant of Amwell Township, Hunterdon, NJ. 15 Dec 2001; John Oliphant was the son of Duncan and Mary Garrison Oliphant. He was born on Staten Island ca 1715. He moved wit h his parents to Hunterdon County, New Jersey in 1722-24. We do not know when John married, all we know that her given name was Jean her name appears on some deeds. We do not know when he removed from New Jersey, but he is first found with the early 1750 settlers of Rowan County, North Carolina. On February 5, 1750, John Oliphant and William Watt received a land warrant-that is, permission by Granville's agents to have the land surveyed, John Oliphant's warrant called for 640 acres on both sides of Fourth Creek below Macilwain's place. Watt's warrant called for a survey to begin "on the path from John Oliphants. A few years later Olipant sold his land on Buffalo Brach to Fergus Sloan. In 1755, James Lambert sold his land on the Catawba River to John Oliphant of Amwell township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. There John built a mill which served the surrounding countryside until after the Revolution. Peace on the frontier did not last long. Late in 1758, urged on by the French, the Cherokees resumed their attacks upon the settlers. John and William Ireland, Andrew Morrison and John Oliphant were among the inhabitants of the Catawba Valley who were "forced from their lands."
John Oliphant served as one of the justices of the peace in Rowan County.
On the 16th of September 1765, John Oliphant and his wife, Jean, of Rowan County sold to P. Mathew Oliphant for ten pounds of money for one hundred eighty three acres of land being a part of five hundred acres of the original deed bearing date the fifteenth day of December 1758 and lying on the east side of the Cataba River.
Father: Duncan Oliphant b: 1682 in Perthshire, Scotland
Mother: Mary Garrison b: 1686 in Scotland
Jean b: ABT. 1719 in of Amwell, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
- David Oliphant b: ABT. 1738
- John Oliphant , Jr. b: 1740 in of Amwell, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
- William Oliphant b: ABT. 1742
- James Oliphant b: ABT. 1744
- Elizabeth Oliphant b: 1746 in Rowan County, North Carolina
- Matthew Oliphant b: 1748
- Robert Oliphant b: 1755 in Rowan County, North Carolina