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I am a descendant of Obadiah Oliphant and Mary Rickey through their daughter, Anna, who married William Hammett.  Anna was born in Spartanburg Co., SC in 1776.  The family later moved to Warren Co, KY and from there William and Anna moved to Peoria Co, IL being one of the first families to locate in the northern reaches of that county.  I am looking for more information on the Oliphant and Hammett lines.

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As far as I know, Obadiah was the first son of Ephraim Oliphant & Sarah Higgens Stout. Ephraim in turn, was the son of Duncan Oliphant & Mary Garrison/Gerritsen. This brings you into good company with many of us descended from Duncan who debate/hypothesize/pull our hair out over Duncan's parentage and origins.

What specifc info on your Oliphant line are you looking for?
I am pretty much interested in any info regarding the Oliphants that I can get a hold of. I was in Bowling Green, Warren County, KY this past June and was able to get a copy of a couple of land records for Obadiah. They are dated 1810 and 1811. They have the originals in a book and you can actually touch them even though they are about 2 hundred years old. Very exciting!
Well, while you're deed hunting, it looks like Obadiah bought 200 acres in 1789 from the Sheriff of Union County, SC for 8 pounds sterling. Also, there may have been a land transaction earlier than that in Facquier County, VA. I think this last conveyance is mentioned in the Papers of George Washington also,
Obadiah is the grandson of Duncan Oliphant of NJ and son of his third son, Ephraim. Ephraim and Obadiah were born in NJ. Obadiah's mother was Sarah Stout a cousin to Hannah Stout who married Ephraim's oldest brother, David. For more e-mail me at ken


  I have been working on these names, today. Does JAMES OLIPHANT-   TEMPERANCE WILLIAMS match with your family.



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