Presley Ward OLIPHANT

Male 1810 - 1884

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  • Birth  1810  Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Jun 1884  Williamson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I14130  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified  12 Feb 2012 

    Father  James OLIPHANT,   b. 1774, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1849, Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary "Polly" COMPTON,   b. Abt 1776, Culpepper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1845, Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Sep 1797  Nashville, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F13793  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary Leanne FITZHUGH,   b. 1825, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889 
    Married  16 Feb 1848  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Josephine OLIPHANT,   b. Abt 1846, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1919
     2. Narcissa Caroline OLIPHANT,   b. Nov 1848, Lavergne, Rutherford, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Charlotte Harriet OLIPHANT,   b. 6 May 1850, Lavergne, Rutherford, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1902, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John P. OLIPHANT,   b. 1852, Lavergne, Rutherford, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. James Monroe OLIPHANT,   b. 15 Apr 1853, Lavergne, Rutherford, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1904, Williamson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Andrew Dowd OLIPHANT,   b. 29 Jul 1854, Lavergne, Rutherford, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1924
     7. Benjamin Millard OLIPHANT,   b. 24 Feb 1856, Lavergne, Rutherford, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1942, Dickson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Samuel Harrison OLIPHANT,   b. 24 Feb 1858, Lavergne, Rutherford, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1915
     9. Silas T. OLIPHANT,   b. 30 Jun 1859, Lavergne, Rutherford, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 7 Jul 1939
     10. J. Irra OLIPHANT,   b. 1861, Williamson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875
     11. Sarah (Sallie) OLIPHANT,   b. 1864, Williamson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Lee Fitzhugh OLIPHANT,   b. 1866, Williamson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Leanna OLIPHANT,   b. 1868, Williamson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  22 May 2011 
    Family ID  F7283  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Unk 
    Married  Nashville, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mattie OLIPHANT
     2. Mollie OLIPHANT
     3. Bobbie OLIPHANT
    Last Modified  22 May 2011 
    Family ID  F536727670  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • According to W.H. Oliphant, Presley moved from Rutherford to Williamson Co. before the war between the states about the year 1860.

      The 1860 census shows him already in Nashville, Dickson County, age 50. Occupation: Wagonmaker. With Mary L (wife) age 35; Josephine age 13; Caroline age 10; Charlotte age 8; John P age 6; James M. age 5; Andrew age 4; Samuel age 2, Silas age 1; Benjamin age?

      Also found in 1870 census aged 60, occupation farmer, with:
      Mary L, wife, age 45
      Josehphine age 23
      Caroline age 21
      Charlotte age 20
      John age 18
      James age 17
      Andrew age 15
      Benjamin age 14
      Samuel age 12
      Silas age 11
      Irra age 7 or 9
      Sarah age 6
      Leanour? age 4
      Amma? age 2

      1850 Census in Gambill, Rutherford, Tennessee:
      Presley W. Oliphant age 40
      Mary L. Oliphant age 25
      Josephine age 4
      ?Larickipa? Oliphant age 1
      Charlotte Oliphant age 1/12?

      1880 Census
      NameAge
      P. W. Olephant70
      Mary S. Olephant55
      Caroline Olephant31
      Samuel Olephant21
      Sally C. Olephant17
      Fitz Hugh S. Olephant15
      Naomia An Olephant12
      Martha L. Olephant6




      LDS records shows him as dying in Williamson County. The last 4 children are from LDS records and are missing from the Oliphant papers which only show 9 children. An interview with child Silas confirms there were 13 children in the family.