Categories: 2nd Regiment of York Militia, War of 1812.
Aaron, born about 1788 in the United States, was the son of Peter Oliphant and Elizabeth Scofield. His parents moved from Trafalgar Township in Halton to Toronto Township in Peel, Upper Canada, in 1819. They settled in what is now Clarkson, Mississauga, Ontario. In 1861 Aaron still farmed in the area.
In 1848, Aaron married the widow Elizabeth Blair. Aaron was buried in Springcreek Cemetery.
During the War of 1812, Aaron Oliphant served as a private in the 2nd York Militia in 1812 and the 5th Lincoln Militia in 1813 and 1814. He was on furlough from September 25 to November 24, 1812 from Captain John Chisholm’s 1st Flank Company. 
He served from August 30 to September 2, 1813 in a detachment under the command of Lieutenant Michael Shower’s. 
He was stationed at Burlington Heights from September 17 to November 6 and November 9 to 14, 1813 with Captain Charles Depew’s Company. 
He served from December 25, 1813 to January 1, 1814 in Captain John Smith’s Company. 
He was on route to Grand River from November 4 to 11, 1814 while under the command of Lieutenant Ephraim Land. 
On September 23, 1820, Aaron Oliphant/Olifant, a resident of Toronto Twp. and a former private in a flank company of the 2nd York, received 100 acres on the east half of Lot 23, Con. 2, Nasagiweya Twp. 
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