Ephraim Oliphant
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Ephraim Oliphant (bef. 1717 - abt. 1794)

Ephraim Oliphant
Born before in Staten Island, Richmond County, New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1743 in Hunterdon,NJmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Loudon County, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Aug 2011
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DNA confirms he is father of John (Oliphant-57)


DUNCAN OLIPHANT, b 1682 Perthsire, Scotland; came to New Jersey 1685; d 1734; m MARY GARRISON (daughter of Lambert Garrison). They had 9 children: MARGARET, DAVID, JOHN, EPHRAIM, MARY, ANN, JAMES, JOHNATHAN, and SAMUEL. d. 1734) [1]

Ephraim Oliphant (1717-1794) b. in Staten Island, New York, the son of Duncan Oliphant (1682-1734) of Hunterdon Co., NJ, was the father of nine children, among them John Oliphant (1750-1823), who married Hannah Amos (1756-1814) in Loudoun Co., VA, in 1775.
Ephraim was born in Staten Isl., NY, in 1717, and moved with his parents to East Amwell, Hunterdon Co., NJ, around 1721. There, he married Sarah Higgins Stout (1725-1768), of Amwell, in 1743. She was the daughter of Freegift Stout (1693-1769) and Mary Higgins (1698-1773), both of Hunterdon Co. Some time in the 1760s, they moved their family to Loudoun Co., VA, where Ephraim died in 1794.[2]
--- Marriage 1: Sarah Higgins Stout daughter of Freegift Stout and Mary Higgins, b: ABT. 1725 in Hunterdon Co; New Jersey, Married: ABT. 1749 in Hunterdon Co; New Jersey, d. 1768)
Sarah Oliphant born April 6, 1751, married John Woolsey or Daniel Weather or both in 1800
Samuel Oliphant
Benjamin Oliphant born about 1755 in Hunterdon Co., NJ and died in the Revolutionary War
Mary Oliphant born about 1757
Obediah Oliphant., b 1744 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, m Mary Rickey; living in Kentucky in early 1770's; 8 children: OBADIAH, ANNA, SARAH, ELIZABETH, WILLIAM, REBECCA, RACHEL, and DANIEL SAMUEL.died in 1830s in Allen Co., KY
Anne Oliphant born about 1759
Rachel Oliphant
Rebecca Oliphant born after 1763 in SC, married 1810 in Warren Co., Ky to Edward Manely
John A. Oliphant born January 2, 1749/50 in Hunterdon Co., NJ, married ca 1775 to Hannah Amos and Sarah Pruden and died May 21, 1823 in Green Co., TN
Samuel Oliphant born about 1753 in Bedford Co., VA, married Elizabeth Holmes Harris and died January 27, 1851 in Columbiana Co., OH


  1. Documents Relating to the Colonial, Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey, First Series Vol. XXX Vol II of Calendar of Wills, A. Van Doren Honeyman, Ed. page 360 https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=7NEwAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA360
  2. Find A Grave: Memorial #86171993
  • https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/86171993/ephraim-oliphant
  • MyHeritage.com family tree Family site: Cindy Etheridge Web Site Family tree: etheridgefamily Type: Smart Matching Media: 51312511-1 Record ID Number: MH:S56 Page: Ephriam Oliphant Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Data: Date: 12 JUL 2010 Text: Added by confirming a Smart Match Event: Smart Matching Role: 1000514
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  • Abstracts from the Pa gazette 1748-1755

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Oliphant-544 and Oliphant-58 appear to represent the same person because: Same date and place of birth. Same place of death - year needs to be cleared up. Same spouse as well.

If you agree that these are duplicates, please complete the merge.

Thank you. Susan

posted by Susan McNamee

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